Television June 07, 2021
Billy Porter on Saying Goodbye to His ‘Pose’ Character Pray Tell
“Extra’s” Terri Seymour was with Billy Porter on the red carpet at the “Pose” series finale event in Pasadena over the weekend.
Porter said saying goodbye to his character Pray Tell was “bittersweet,” adding, “I had the opportunity to use Pray Tell as a surrogate and proxy for my own healing.”
Pray Tell was battling HIV, and the role gave Billy the courage to break his silence about his own personal battle with an HIV-positive diagnosis. Porter told Terri, “As artists… we are blessed with a unique ability to very often work out our stuff inside of our art.”