Dan Levy is the moment!
In a recent interview with Bustle, Dan Levy opened up about his struggle with anxiety, Schitts Creek and his coming out journey.
When it came to his coming out journey anxiety plagued his decisions and how he interacted with the world. His crippling anxiety even led him to developed temporary problems with his vision.
“I think that came from a deep-rooted fear of knowing that I was gay and not being able to be free,” he says.
“By the time I got to high school when your brain is starting to catch up to your physical impulses, it led to a very confusing time.
“Because on the one hand, you are now being introduced to things like self-awareness and anxiety. At the same time, you’re becoming more and more savvy when it comes to hiding it,” Levy continued.
Taking solace in theater, Levy found it easier to blend into his environment giving him a temporary “shell” to shield in.
“I was starting to develop a sense of confidence by way of being able to entertain people. It was like a decoy version of myself that I was putting out there to not have to live with the reality that when the bullying was happening- if someone was calling me a f****t or whatever it was – they were speaking the truth,” he says.
Levy later reveals that he came out at 18 with encouragement from his mother.
The 37-year-old actor also opened up about his dating life and how it’s evolved over the years.
Speaking on his college years Levy states: “I was not in any place to be of great value in a relationship.”
He continued: “You then get into these habits where you’re dating people who are totally wrong for you because they’re seeking out people who are a bit damaged and you’re seeking out people who have one foot out the door so that you don’t actually give yourself over in any kind of way.”
But even though Levy has had his fair share of ups and downs in the dating department he still holds hope for the future.
Speaking on what’s in store for him in the coming month’s Levy says he “would like to date more.”
Make sure to check Dan Levy in the iconic series Schitt’s Creek and the recently released holiday film Happiest Season.