It's not like the right for gay people to marry just happened.

I had a wild imagination as a kid - wild! - and I was outside all the time, swinging around in trees by myself.

I felt a responsibility to Simon and to our kids to be able to live with integrity and not have some strange split psychology of 'This is who my dad is at home, and this is who he is to the public.'

I was raised in a conservative Christian household. We weren't even allowed to watch 'secular' television, anything that was deemed not proper for Christians.

It's a struggle for anybody to take their paradigms and set of beliefs and understandings and completely flip the script.

I think when you play a role, you always have to be a defense attorney for that character.

You should be watching 'White Collar' because it's a fun, intelligent procedural infused with a lot of great character writing by Jeff Eastin.

I love that Amazon has this incredibly unique, diplomatic process where people's voices are heard, and we're using this great interconnectedness we have, via the Internet, to weigh in and to have a say in what we want to see and what we don't.

I don't think it's a bad thing to go out there and challenge yourself as an actor.

I grew up on theater, and honestly, I'm trying to figure out a way with a family and kids and living in Los Angeles to get back to the stage because it is my first love.

I like endings that let your imagination do a lot of the work.

There aren't a lot of supernatural things that I'm scared or super terrified of, but clowns are definitely on that list.

It's rare that you get to play a great role that has an arc.

I think anyone who's ever gone through adolescence and wanted something from their parents knows the basic tenets of a con.

We all have a great deal of admirable qualities, and we all have some that could probably be improved upon.

I have, like, three suits to my name. But one thing I've learned is that when you dress up in real life, people treat you differently.

I don't know anybody who walks through life all the time in the doldrums, constantly serious and morose. But that's become what we generalize as drama.

Everybody thinks that equality comes from identifying people, and that's not where equality comes from.

I think people in theater are pretty open-minded and objective about the talent and what they can bring to the story they want to tell.

I think you work on the roles that draw you in and the stories you want to tell.

For every role, I brought certain elements of the character. Even on 'White Collar' over six years, I tried to keep the set fun and breezy and Howard Hawks-y and very of the tone of the show.

I never feel more confident and comfortable than when I'm wearing a Tom Ford suit.

When it's a really dark emotional scene, you have to make the effort to shake it off, at the end of the day, before you go home to your kids and try to be a normal human being. You definitely want to make that effort to shake it off.

Cote de Pablo is one of my best friends! We went to college together.

I think when someone knows who they are and is comfortable and confident with that, I think a lot of the typical, aesthetic things sort of fall by the wayside.

There were, and still are, a lot of different points of view in the gay community. It's not everybody holding hands and singing 'Kumbaya.' People have very different perspectives.

Human imagination is so much more potent than anything we could put down in words.

What we really have to do is stop the adjective before the job title - whether it's 'black actor,' a 'gay actor' or anything actor.

For me, I look at a pilot and go, 'I see the landscape. I see the characters. I see the direction and the potential of the story.' And I also go, 'That didn't work. I could change that. Maybe that works. I don't know. We'll see.' For me, I look at it, as an actor, as what can I improve upon?

Activism isn't beautiful and easy, or a bunch of people getting together and picketing; it's a lot more complicated and difficult than that.

I did a one-off episode of 'The New Normal' for Ryan Murphy, and that was the first time I played a gay role.

I'm a huge fan of 'The Vampire Chronicles,' both the Neil Jordan film and the books themselves.

I got a .30-30 for Christmas in the seventh grade. It wasn't what I asked for, by the way.

There's a security, a validity of knowing that it's legal. It's hard to put into words. It's just a feeling, I guess - something about saying vows in front of the people around you who love and support you.

I never really endeavored to hide anything. But there were times I chose not to relegate my history to the back page of a magazine, which to me is sort of akin to putting your biography on a bathroom wall.

To me, when you're at a hotel, and your home environment is ultimately dictated by somebody else, I always find that a little bit oppressive and scary in a way. Especially if it's not done well or not run well.

My favorite thing about working with Lady Gaga is really just the sheer level of creativity she brings to the table. And she's really one of the most intelligent people I've ever known. Her intelligence is equaled by her heart.

When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speak your mind.

I like 'Citizen Kane,' I like 'The Godfather,' all the ones that everyone should see, whether you're an actor or not.

Certainly, when you're dealing with more deep, emotional work and sensory work, for me, it helps me to just stay in it.

As actors you're always going to take certain roles that are in your comfort zone and take ones that aren't.

When we were filming the first 'Magic Mike,' we obviously had a limited budget; it was an independent film. And we would entertain extras in between takes.

My grandma blows my mind. To me, she exemplifies what a loving, accepting Christian is.

I can safely say that I had an incredibly difficult and trying past growing up and trying to be an artist and standing up as who I am in this world.

For some reason, they always gave me a fat suit in high-school productions. If there was a character who needed to be robust, they gave me a fat suit, and I put on a silly voice.

I'm from a very athletic family, and I thoroughly enjoyed sports as a kid, but acting was a way of expressing myself and having fun. It was something I found on my own.

I was in romantic relationships with girls - whatever that means at 14.

I remember I was really, really proud the first moment I got my insurance and also just going in to get my SAG card and filling out the form and realizing I was a member of all the unions I could be a part of as an actor. It was a really fulfilling experience for me.

I love 'Sunset Boulevard.' I love the writing, I love the performances, I love the camera work. I think it's a perfect movie.