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Openly gay Sherlock actor Andrew Scott discusses leaving Catholicism

Openly gay Sherlock actor Andrew Scott discusses leaving Catholicism

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Actor Andrew Scott has opened up about his experience with religion, admitting he has ‘actively rejected my upbringing.’

The Sherlock star was brought up a Catholic, but says he now feels more interested in concepts of spirituality and mindfulness.

‘I actively reject my upbringing’

Asked ‘Does it ‘Catholicism] still hold anything for you?’, Andrew replied: ‘No it doesn’t. I hid away from it before, but now I feel like I actively reject my upbringing.

‘No in an angry way – I don’t feel angry any more. A lot of my family and friends do still believe, and you’ve got to exist with that. But over the past five years I’ve been really interested in the idea of spirituality and mindfulness – just being here.’

Speaking to The Guardian about his revival of the play Sea Wall, a monologue that poses questions about grief and god, Scott furthermore opined: ‘The idea of goodness, morality and kindness, and that you can posses these qualities without an organized faith… I think a lot of people of my generation feel that.’

He also added: ‘People want to be kind and good, and have a sense of community, all that the church used to bring.’

Andrew first spoke publicly spoke about being gay in November 2013.

Andrew has also appeared in the hit 2014 film Pride and the James Bond film Spectre.

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