Jonathan Groff explains in a new interview with gay glossy Out that he was not “yanked out of the closet.”

The 27-year-old Groff originated the role of Melchior Gabor in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening. He also plays Jesse St. James in the Fox musical-comedy Glee.

Groff portrays Ian Todd in the second season of premium cabler Starz's Boss.

During the 2010 National Equality March in Washington, D.C., Groff told a reporter for that he is “gay and proud.”

“I just told her,” Groff said. “I sort of always knew, in the back of my mind, that when the moment arrived for me to come out, I would. I wasn't yanked out of the closet.”

“When I came out, people said it may have a negative effect on my career, and that's definitely something I thought about before I did it. But I don't hold that belief. I just go on my auditions and plug away as I normally would. At the end of my career, I can look back and ask, 'Well, did it, or didn't it?' But at the moment, I just have to move forward and hope that people will follow my actions.”

Groff added that his Boss character would “sleep with anyone – men or women – to advance in the political world.”