Comedy icon Magda Szubanski used her appearance on Channel Ten’s The Project last night to go public about her sexuality and reaffirm her support for marriage equality.

Coming close to tears at certain moments while telling the show’s panel about her struggle coming out, Szubanski said her sexuality was an open secret in the industry.

“It’s not like I was running around hiding it, but there’s a difference between living life openly and living life absolutely publicly,” she said.

“I love my work … You almost feel like you have to choose. I know you are going to ask me if it would have been hard (to be gay and an actor), but it’s only recently that things have changed.”

Watch the interview below:

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