WATCH: Colbert, Stephen Fry Talk Hobbits, Marriage, and Bullying
BY Jase Peeples
October 29 2013 12:58 PM ET
Out actor and activist Stephen Fry made an appearance on The Colbert Report to promote his Broadway debut in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and opened up about several personal issues between playful bouts of good-natured verbal sparring with the show’s host.
Fry, a celebrated actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director, and activist, spoke candidly about being open as both a gay man and a person with bipolar disorder, while chatting about an upcoming project he is participating in with Susan Sarandon for the It Gets Better campaign. “The fact is that there are too many teenage suicides and there is too much torment [on] Facebook or Twitter [being done] to gay teenagers and it becomes and behooves somebody who is confident in their sexuality to show … why can’t anybody be gay without being tormented or teased,” Fry told Colbert.
Watch a clip from the Fry’s appearance on The Colbert Report in the video below.
- Religion Archbishop of NY Applauds NFL Hopeful Michael Sam for Coming Out 1 hour 11 min ago
- Love and Sex Sexually Explicit Videos No Longer Allowed on Vine 1:06 PM
- Dance NYC Boylesque Fest Teases Return 6:00 AM
- Artist Spotlight Artist Spotlight: Taylor Smith 4:00 AM
- Women WATCH: Trans Man Has Vagina Pride March 07 2014 7:51 PM
- Hot Sheet Hot Sheet: History Boys March 07 2014 7:25 PM
- Marriage Equality Here's The Most Absurd Thing You Missed in Michigan's Marriage Equality Trial March 07 2014 7:20 PM