The Office: Oscar Says He's Straightest Gay Men on TV


Or rather, he says he's either the gayest straight man or the straightest gay man on television.


Fifty-year-old Cuban-American actor Oscar Nunez who plays accountant Oscar Martinez on the NBC sitcom The Office says it wasn't his idea to make his character on the show fake, but he admitted that he wasn't gay in the beginning, that there was no "master plan" to make anyone gay on the show.


"I wanted to make him a lesbian but they said you weren't a woman," he joked. "So we met halfway and made him male gay... Oscar was just an accountant and I happen to be Cuban so they made him Mexican, and then they were like, 'We need a gay character,' and I'm like the gayest so they made me gay. So, it wasn't thought out like, 'Let's have a gay Latino.' It didn't happen that way. It just happened ass backward."


"They hypnotized him while he slept," he said in jest.


Oscar, however, remains to be the voice of reason on The Office. When Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) were out, for instance, he said the coalition of reason is handicapped. As such, he's the straightest gay man on television. Either that or the gayest straight man.


Is he gay in real life? He doesn't give a direct answer, but he did say that his favorite Office episode was when Michael (Steve Carell) inadvertently outed him.


"The jury is still out on that," he said. "I reserve my right to choose. I like freedom. I wake up in the morning and say, 'I don't know, should I have a popsicle or a donut?' You know, who knows?"


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