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, married Grant Shaffer in New York in 2012.

“I never felt it was wrong,” Cumming told 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 with me.”

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 way.”

“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 our video library for more videos.)

Not My Father's Son is available at