Actor Zachary Quinto says reaction to his coming out gay has been “enormously supportive – universally, unanimously supportive.”

Quinto, who is best known for playing a young Spock in the 2009 J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek reboot, came out gay on Sunday in an interview with New York Magazine. The 34-year-old Quinto later revealed that he was inspired to come out by Jamey Rodemeyer, the 14-year-old Buffalo-area student who committed suicide last month after being bullied for coming out gay.

During a MTV interview with his Margin Call co-stars Penn Badgley and Stanley Tucci, Quinto said he was “really grateful” for the support he's received.

“I feel like I made that declaration so that I can be a part of this conversation moving forward,” Quinto said. “I did it in my own time, on my own terms, in my own words. That's exactly the way that I wanted to do it, and I'm really proud of that. When the time is right to continue the conversation forward, I certainly will do that. That's why I took those steps in the first place.”

Margin Call arrives in theaters on Friday.