actor Kal Penn he revealed his sexuality publicly for the first time and revealed in a Sunday interview that he is engaged to his partner, who is more than a decade old.
The Indo-American actor, who is perhaps best known for his role in the Harold & Kumar franchise, said he fell in love with his fiancé Josh while working for the Obama administration 11 years ago.
“I discovered my sexuality relatively late in life compared to many other people,” Penn exclusively told People while promoting his new memories of “You Can’t Be Serious”. “There is no timeline for these things. People are aware of their s ** av different periods of their lives, so I’m glad I did.
Penn explained that he feels “very happy” to have a family to support him, adding that he “shared things with my parents and close friends first”.
“I know this sounds ridiculous, but it’s true: once you’ve told your Indian parents and the South Asian community that you intend to become a player for life, really all the conversations that come after that are very easy,” he said. . Just like, ‘Yeah, okay.’ “I felt very supported by everyone. It’s a wonderful thing. I know everyone has a different experience with that, so I definitely feel very happy.”
While Penn shares his “authentic” self with readers in a new way, he made it clear that he has always been “very public with everyone I have personally worked with.”
“Whether it’s someone I meet at the bar if Josh and I are outside or talking to friends,” Penn continued. “I am very happy to be able to share our relationship with readers. But Josh, my partner, my parents, and my brother, the four people I am closest to in the family, are pretty quiet. They don’t like attention and avoid attention.
As for their upcoming wedding, Penn says they are still in the planning stage, but is working on a “big Indian wedding.”
“Obviously I’m engaged to a man and our families will be there for the wedding. There is a big disagreement now, whether it is a big wedding or a small wedding, ”he said. »Josh [has said], ‘Or you could do a quick 20-minute thing with your families and that’s it.’ So we have to meet halfway in the middle. “
Penn too by the way mentioned his attitude in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning over the weekend, which described his performance as very “actual”.
“You Can’t Be Resious” is set to come out on Monday.