After telling Vulture that his HBO show would end if his character ever was hired by a man, Thomas Jane has revealed he was a male prostitute … sort of.

"Hey, you grow up as an artist in a big city, as James Dean said, you’re going to have one arm tied behind your back if you don’t accept people’s sexual flavors," Jane told the Los Angeles Times. “You know, when I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless, I didn’t have any money and I was living in my car. I was 18. I wasn’t averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?”