The actor, activist and subject of swoon is a man of many talents. Born August 5th, 1981, Williams’ birth chart shows us he is a magnanimous Leo sun with a cardinal Libra moon. Leos are ruled by the sun and those that fall under the sign are born to shine and Williams is no exception.
In our troubled age of celebrity consumerism, you ain’t a star until the world has seen you naked without your consent. Enter stage right (and full frontal ladies and gentlemen) Williams swinging bats and breaking hearts as Darren Lemming, a professional baseball player who comes out as gay to his teammates in Broadway’s “Take Me Out.”
Footage from the play, captured illicitly, shows the star on stage and sans pants in an in the buff locker room scene. The stills and video clips have gone viral and sparked ovation and outrage in equal measure. Coincidentally, the footage was leaked on the same day Williams was nominated for his first Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a play.
For his part, Williams has taken the nudity controversy in stride, an easy confidence characteristic of his leonine nature. Leo energy is majestic with a show must go on vibe, as Williams told reporters “I’m not down about it. Our job is to go out there every night, no matter what.” Leos like Williams understand that to a certain extent, all press is good press and his redirect of media attention towards professionalism, optimism and the stage that he shares with his fellow actors is proof positive of his benevolent sun sign.
Leo is an active, energetic fire sign that must be forged in challenge and fortified by change. Confident though they are, they require adulation from others and need to constantly prove their own worth to themselves by pushing past limitations. Fear and discord are motivational, rather than devastating forces in their lives.
We see this energy present in Williams who decided to leave the relative safety and financial security of his twelve-year stint on “Grey’s Anatomy” in order to transition to the brave new world of theatre, “I was terrified, but then I noted that that was what I asked God for. I asked to be terrified. I asked to do something that was scary and challenging and made me earn it and made me feel alive and not comfortable.”
Clear eyes, lion heart, can’t lose
In terms of the physical body, Leo rules the heart and natives, in turn, tend to lead with theirs. These people love hard and go hard as Williams did during his years-long marriage to ex-wife Aryn Drake-Lee. In a segment filmed for Jay-Z’s “Footnotes for 4:44,” Williams revealed the depth of his devotion and his ire at media reports of his alleged infidelity,“I was in…