"It’s all about context. Yes, he’s gay, but he’s also a lot of other things. He may be half angel and a soldier, but he’s also a brother, and a son. These things come with certain responsibilities. So when I look at Alec, I don’t look at his supernatural aspects—I look at his humanity. This is something that I can relate to. I’m a brother; I’m a son. I think Alec struggles to find happiness in life. He doesn’t know how to seek it out for himself."