The Broadway-trained actor, more recently known for his role as Pray Tell on Pose, coincidently has been portraying the life of an HIV-positive character on the FX series. While he used the character as his proxy, no one from the show knew he was drawing from his own life. “I was able to say everything that I wanted to say through a surrogate,” he said.
As Pose is in its finale season, Porter is keeping busy. The actor plans to tell more in a memoir slated for later this year and a Netflix documentary about his life. And, in film, he’s taking on a familiar character, playing the fairy godmother in a 2021 take on Cinderella. The star will also make a directorial debut and has plans to release new music.