In a cover interview with LGBT glossy
OUT, actor Ben Platt discussed how his boyfriend Noah Galvin
has been a source of stability during the pandemic.
Platt originated the title role in the
Broadway coming-of-age musical Dear Evan Hansen. He reprised
the role for the film adaptation of the musical, which opens next
Following Platt's departure in the
play, Noah Galvin, who starred in the ABC sitcom The Real O'Neals,
assumed the lead of Evan Hansen.
The men have been dating for a year and
Platt told OUT that Galvin
helped him conquer the “fear and apprehension” he felt about
playing Evan Hanson in the film.
“[He] has a really unique ability to
help me to … be present where I am and to make the life that's
happening day to day too wonderful to not want to be on the ground
for it,” Platt said.
Platt also said that he had found “a
partner that I really love, Noah Galvin, my boyfriend.”
Platt, who came out to his parents as a
teenager, also talked about being an out actor and playing queer
characters. He played a bisexual student in Netflix's The
Politician. And he will play a queer role in the upcoming film
The People We Hate at the Wedding.
“In terms of my own personal journey,
I think I'm just now learning how to revel in getting to play a queer
said. “I think it's something that I have not
necessarily avoided but have been told, kind of by a lot of external
voices, shouldn't be a priority or isn't necessarily the most helpful
thing to my career because it can be pigeonholing.”
Last month, Platt released his second
studio album, Reverie.