Billy Porter, the actor who will play the fairy godmother in “Cinderella,” revealed that he has been HIV positive for more than 14 years.
Actor Billy Porter, who will play the fairy godmother in the new version of “Cinderella” with Camila Cabello, broke the silence and spoke about his HIV diagnosis, which he said has been positive for 14 years but almost no one knew. Why did you hide it?
The Hollywood star detailed in an interview for The Hollywood Reporter that one of the many reasons why he hid his health condition is for fear of retaliation and marginalization in the entertainment industry.
Is healing. And I hope this frees me to be able to experience pure real joy so that I can experience peace, and intimacy so that I can have sex without shame. This is for me,” confessed the actor of the Pose series for said medium.
Porter was diagnosed HIV positive in 2007, a date that the actor described as the worst day of his life, as he was also told that he had type 2 diabetes, however, 14 years later he said he was “healthier.”
Billy Porter breaks the silence about his HIV positive.
The 51-year-old actor, who was awarded an Emmy Award for his HIV-positive character from Pray Tell on the Netflix series Pose, said it was isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic that led him to reflect on his secret that he kept even from his mother.
The theater, film, and television star said she believed that the shame of her queer gender identity was compounded by her HIV status when she told her mother, who comes from an intensely religious family, however, it was not. and her mother showed her full support.
The new fairy godmother in “Cinderella”
As we recently declared in Porter will have perhaps the most charming jobs in the new form of “Cinderella”, playing the FAIRY GODMOTHER. The news was not altogether acknowledged on interpersonal organizations and before the contention, the entertainer said that “enchantment has no sexual orientation.”
“This isn’t about sex. It isn’t about sexuality. It’s not about sexual orientation. It’s about enchantment. It’s tied in with being somebody’s FAIRY GODMOTHER, the dad, the individual, anything you desire to call it. This is the thing that it’s about, “said Billy Porter who likewise as of late admitted to being HIV positive.