Teen Wolf's gay character of
Danny is not stereotypical because gay people come in “all shapes
and sizes,” says Keahu Kahuanui, the actor who plays the high
The teen series, which is based on the
1985 film of the same name starring Michael J. Fox, stars 19-year-old
Tyler Posey (Smallville, Brothers & Sisters) as Scott
McCall, the newly turned werewolf.
Newcomer Kahuanui plays the character
of Danny, an out student who plays on the school's lacrosse team and
has a boyfriend. He first appeared in the second episode of the
series and in several scenes throughout the first season, which ended
two weeks ago.
In an interview with gay
male entertainment website AfterElton.com, Kahuanui described his
character as a jock, and added that television is rightly moving away
from showing stereotypical gay characters.
“Nowadays it's becoming more and more
apparent that your typical gay in a situation or in a scene is not
what you usually define as stereotypical. I mean they come in all
shapes and sizes. And this one, Danny, happens to be a jock,”
In addition to Kahuanui and Posey, the
series also co-stars Colton Haynes (The Hills, The Gates),
Crystal Reed (Skyline, Crazy, Stupid, Love), Tyler
Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, 7th Heaven),
Holland Roden (Pushed, 12 Miles of Bad Road), Adam Fristoe
(Halloween II, Road Trip) and newcomer Dylan O'Brien.