In a recent interview with Larry King
to promote his memoir, Not My Father's Son, out actor Alan
Cumming said that he's never felt any shame about being bisexual.
The 49-year-old Cumming, who is best
known for playing Eli Gold on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife,
Grant Shaffer in New York in 2012.
“I never felt it was wrong,”
King about his attraction to both sexes. “I thought perhaps
certain times it was going to be difficult because people weren't
really receptive to it, but I never felt there was something wrong
Cumming also touched on the coming out
of record producer Clive Davis, 82, who last year said
he was bisexual.
“I do think the world is different
now. There's been a kind of a fad where people think, 'Oh, they're
not bisexual.' [That it] means you're either going to be gay, but
you don't feel comfortable with it yet or you're kind of just a
whore. I do imagine of someone from Clive's generation he had to
deal with a lot more of that in the past than now.”
“I do feel very much that people get
it now,” Cumming added.
When King asked whether he felt
“strange” growing up bisexual, Cumming responded, “Not in that
“I write about this in the book. I
think partly because I saw my father being so not out of control
sexually but I saw a man that was not able to control his sexual
urges. In a funny way I never had shame about sexuality. I just
never did,” he said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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My Father's Son is available at Amazon.com.