Actor George Takei says he wouldn't change the timing of his coming out.

Takei, who is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, is currently promoting a documentary on his life titled To Be Takei.

In speaking with The Huffington Post, Takei explained that he decided to come out gay in 2005 after then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill approved by California lawmakers allowing gay couples to marry.

“Before I came out publicly in 2005, I became angry at Arnold Schwarzenegger for vetoing [the marriage bill],” he said. “When he campaigned, he said, 'I'm from Hollywood. I've worked with gays and lesbians. Some of my best friends are gay.' So I expected him to sign the bill, having campaigned as he did. He betrayed us because he was a Republican and his base was the conservative right.”

“Looking back, would you ever change anything about your coming out process?” he was asked.

“No. I'm proud of the fact that I did what I did when I did it,” he answered.

(Related: George Takei documentary To Be Takei arrives in select theaters Friday.)

Takei added that he feels a responsibility to the gay Asian-American community.

“[Being gay] is not something that is limited to whites or any other type of people,” he said. “I do feel that responsibility, because I hold a certain position in Japanese-American society.”