Fleabag actor Andrew Scott has explained why he doesn't like being referred to as "openly gay".
He continued, giving examples: "'This is my openly gay friend Darren'... [or] 'She's openly Irish'.
"It implies a defiance I don’t feel."
Celebrated for playing the straight love interest - known by many as 'The Hot Priest' - of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's character in series two of Fleabag, Scott reiterated that his sexuality had no consequence on his acting abilities.
"Sexuality isn't something you can cultivate, particularly," he told the magazine.
"It isn't a talent. You believe the relationship, that's my job."
Scott made the comments after being honoured at the annual GQ Men of the Year awards last week, where Waller-Bridge presented him with the award for Standout Performance of the year.
“What a beautiful thing,” he said as he accepted the award.
“I’m so touched that Phoebe came to do that for me. I’m thrilled that it was Phoebe.”