‘Bros’ star Luke Macfarlane opens up about coming out in 2008

“Bros” actor Luke Macfarlane was more scared of lying about his sexuality than coming out.

“I think so many of the people I saw were tortured and ruined by the lies that they had to tell,” Macfarlane — who came out in 2008 — tells us. “Hollywood is very important, work is very important but I think being honest is much more important.”

The Canadian-born actor, 42, adds that the irony of being out helping him get cast in his latest movie, “Bros,” a gay rom-com starring Billy Eichner, is not lost on him.

“It’s funny the way careers have a trajectory of their own,” he said. “I came out almost 17 years ago and I never thought it would actually get me a job but it turned out that it did. I’m lucky that Billy was writing and being a comedian at this time in history.”

Luke Macfarlane and Billy Eichner in "Bros".
Macfarlane stars opposite Billy Eichner in “Bros”.
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Macfarlane is also a regular in Hallmark holiday films, having starred in movies like “Christmas Land,” “Maggie’s Miracle Christmas” and “The Mistletoe Promise.”

“I know my way around a Christmas tree,” he joked before explaining why the channel is so popular.

“People watch Hallmark and Hallmark is successful because there is a lack of romance in our culture, there’s a lack of love, we’ve become a little bit cynical,” he shared. “People watch Hallmark on repeat because they want to watch people fall in love and I think we’ve kind of forgotten that.”

Marfarlane has starred in many Hallmark movies.

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Marfarlane has starred in many Hallmark movies.

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And as for whether there is any romance in Macfarlane’s life, he begged off answering.

“I’m not going to talk about that at all,” he exclaimed. “I give you my performance and you give me my privacy!”