How Nico Tortorella Is Blazing Trail for Hollywood's New Sexually and Racially Diverse Leading Man (Audio)
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"Younger" star Nico Tortorella got candid with Andy Cohen during his radio show Monday when discussing the impact a man's sexuality has on his acting career.

"The conversation lives in can you still be a leading man and be somewhere other than 'normal,'" Tortorella told Cohen. "And I think for me, this is the time to reinvent the leading man."

"We've only seen one leading man basically since the beginning of Hollywood," he continued. "And I think it's just time to have so many different types of leading men -- gay leading men, trans leading men, racially diverse leading men -- and I fit somewhere into that picture."

When Cohen asked Tortorella if he found himself more attracted to women or to men, Tortorella had a "hard time answering."

"I don't really believe in the binary of gender in the first place, so I have a hard time answering that question," he said. "I think that there is a wide spectrum -- more of a universe, really -- and I've dated in between the male and female, so I don't really look at it as one or the other."

When Cohen asked Tortorella to clarify, Tortorella said he's dated "gender-nonconforming folk and trans folk" in the past and that he's currently dating "a few different people."

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