To be honest, i don't remember any actor being so awkward talking about his sexuality. He seems a nice guy (and he is a very good actor for sure) but in my opinion he delt incredibly bad with the whole situation. When he was questioned about his sexuality he was not the only one, Matt Macgorry and Conrad Ricamora were asked too. Matt said he was straight, Conrad that he is gay, but Jack for some odd reason went in a full speech going in circles that it didn't make sense at all. If you are an straight actor playing a gay role nobody is going to hate you for saying you are not gay. Just being a little smart is enough. You only need to avoid the classical "kissing another dude is so tough" or seem desperate to show how straight you are in the interview (apart of being annoying that usually have exactly the opposite effect). If he didn't want to talk about his sexual orientation that's his right, but it would be easy to explain with a simple "for the sake of the character i prefer not discuss that right now". Part of me want to believe this was a natural reaction of him wanting to be an ally, but the cinic in me scream PR move. Everybody knows how well it worked for Wentworth Miller his political coming out (it's true that being honest about his struggles helped), and this seems a way to stop all the rumours around him (rumours that he fueled with his interviews).
Anyway, i love his work on the show and expect he does well from now on
This show jumped the shark long time ago. It was an amazing guilty pleasure but their focus in confusing the viewers went too far. Given they were renewed they should focus on Analise cases that are interesting enough to keep viewers hooked on the show and drop the rest because it gets more and more unbelievable with every season