American broadcast journalist Anderson Cooper shared that Hollywood actor Richard Gere played a major role in making Cooper realize that he was a gay man.

Source : Internet

Recalling an incident, the 55-year-old journalist in interaction with Andy Cohen of the radio show,

Radio Andy revealed that when he was 11 years old, he attended a play with two other gay men,

photographer Paul Jasmin and his boyfriend, who both were Cooper's mother's friends, reports read.

Cooper said that actor Richard Gere starred in the play, titled 'Bent' and explained that the opening scene of the play was the 'gayest scene' he had ever seen.

"And they took me to see in 'Bent,' which if anyone doesn't know about the play 'Bent,'

"I mean the opening scene... It is the gayest thing you can imagine," recollected Cooper.

Talking about Gere, the journalist admitted that Gere looked quite 'beautiful' in the play.

"And this was Richard Gere in 1977, 'Looking for Mr Goodbar.' He was so beautiful.

And I'm there. My mom didn't go. It was just me and my mom's two gay friends," Cooper confessed.

As soon as the opening scene ended on the stage, Cooper realized that he was gay.