Justin Bartha has said he's proud of
his role playing a gay dad on NBC's The New Normal.
NBC will premiere the much anticipated
comedy from Glee creator Ryan Murphy on Monday.
In the show, David (played by Justin
Bartha, The Hangover) and Bryan (Andrew Rannells, Broadway's
Book of Mormon) begin their quest to start a family as Goldie
(Georgia King) and her daughter escape the clutches of her
overbearing and homophobic grandmother (Ellen Barkin) from small town,
Ohio to Los Angeles.
down-on-her-luck single mom arrives just in time to help the couple
fulfill their dream.
In an appearance on
The Stephanie Miller Show, Bartha told John Fugelsang that he
had no anxiety in taking on the role.
“I mean I
didn't,” Bartha said. “It was one of the best things I'd ever
read. We're in the fifth episode right now. It's some of the
greatest things that I've ever made. I've never been more proud of
anything. It's just not in my kind of wheelhouse to be scared about
that kind of stuff. I love a little challenge, even if you call it a
challenge, and I don't think sexuality really defines a character
like that.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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