Thomas Jane had done his fair share of gay prostitution before playing the same role in HBO’s hit show “Hung.”
Jane spoke of desperate moments of his tough times as a young actor in a large city and how he was willing to do whatever it took.
“Hey, you grow up as an artist in a big city, as James Dean said, you’re going to have one arm tied behind your back if you don’t accept people’s sexual flavors,” Thomas explained. “You know, when I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless, I didn’t have any money and I was living in my car. I was 18. I wasn’t averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?”
As a blue collar kid from the midwest, he admits that the things he did in Los Angeles were far beyond what he would have done had he not gone to the west coast to try his hand at acting.
The HBO actor says that, up to a point, sexuality is a choice, but one that requires some big research.
“I’ll tell you what — it’s not a choice until you’re open enough to experience both male and female sexuality,” the “Hung” actor said. “Until you’ve tasted the food, you don’t know whether you’ll like it or not, as my mom always said.”