Out actor Zachary Quinto told The New York Times that being out has led to fewer opportunities in Hollywood.

The 39-year-old Quinto came out gay in 2011 while discussing his role as a gay man in the off-Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's groundbreaking AIDS drama Angels in America.

Quinto called the role his most rewarding, then casually added: “At the same time as a gay man, it made me feel like there's still so much work to be done, and there's still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed.”

The Times paired Quinto with Audra McDonald for an interview that touched on the advocacy both do for kids at risk.

When asked whether he feels boxed in as a gay man as it relates to his career, Quinto noted that Hollywood prefers its leading men to be straight.

After I came out in 2011, I gave a lot of interviews saying I've never worked more and how it hadn't adversely affected my career. And I believe that,” Quinto said. “But I also believe that I would have had more mainstream Hollywood opportunities if I were straight or didn't come out. I haven't allowed it to limit me, but I think there's an inherent resistance to gay men in Hollywood. Which isn't to take anything away from the mind-blowing progress since I got out of school.”

What kind of resistance?”

It's not explicit. It’s more a matter of opportunities. Lists of actors being considered for roles that I have to fight to get onto or that I won’t be on altogether. This isn’t a complaint. I’ve come to accept my journey. It’s just an observation. But what can you do? You keep doing the work,” he answered.