The beautiful and talented Darryl Stephens has been on his fair share of magazine covers since he burst onto the scene five years ago in the title role on the breakout LOGO series Noah's Arc, and now he's adding one more cover to his resume. Stephens graces the October issue of Instinct Magazine leading up to the premiere of his latest film; Noah's Arc Jumping The Broom and dishes about the cancellation of the series, playing gay on screen and his experience being black and gay in Hollywood.
Once fiercely secretive about his sexuality, Stephens who was listed on Out Magazines Out 100 in 2007 is now openly gay.
"I'm still private about my personal life, but my being gay certainly does not have to be any big mystery or secret. Maybe in the next few roles I get I'll learn how to settle into myself. I think that's kind of what I'm doing as a person: looking to settle into myself and be comfortable with who I am", says Stephens.
Fans will get a chance to watch Darryl settle into the character that they fell in love with when he returns to his signature role as Noah in the film version being released in select cities on October 24th. The films creators have promised to tie up all of the loose ends left from the shows abrupt cancellation at the end of season two. Stephens recalls the reaction in the upcoming issue when LOGO broke the news that the show wouldn't be returning for a third season.
"Oh, people were furious when they found out the show was canceled. People who liked the show were so touched by it," Stephens says. "They were so moved and responded with such raw emotion. It made me realize we really were doing something right, and it showed me that the show was bigger than me. Bigger than me as a gay man. Bigger than me as a black man."
Make sure to check out the full interview in the October issue of Instinct Magazine on newsstands or online.