Chris Carmack’s Role in ‘Nashville’ Comes Out As Gay
Chris Carmack is proud of his character Will Lexington on the TV series ‘Nashville’.
Carmack plays a closeted gay country music singer who is about to be outed while on vacation with a man. On Wednesday night’s season 3 finale, his character finally came out as gay to the public, and expressed his love to his partner Kevin (Kyle Dean Massey).
“I’m happy for Will,” the actor shares to ET. “It’s the first step in his journey of personal fulfillment, and I think he’s going to be able to live a much richer life now that he’s out and accepting of himself, and has the courage to face whatever’s gonna come his way.”
For his part, Carmack – who more than a decade broke out in Hollywood as the bad-boy-heartthrob Luke on The O.C. — has revealed he’s also embarking a new journey of his own. Last week, he unveiled his very first solo single. Now available on iTunes, Carmack’s first single, “Being Alone,” reveals his own feelings, not those of his character, Will Lexington. And, no, it’s not country. Think — John Mayer.
‘Being Alone’ is about a young person’s solitary struggle to discover his own identity while trying to adhere to the stifling plans and expectations of others.
Listen to the official audio: