Justin Bartha, who plays gay on the NBC sitcom The New Normal, does not believe it is brave for him to play gay.

Bartha (The Hangover) plays Dr. David Sawyer on the comedy. David and his partner Bryan Collins (played by Andrew Rannells) hire Goldie (Georgia King) to be their child's surrogate mother.

Bartha joined the cast and crew of the show on the PaleyFest stage earlier this month.

When moderator John Stamos, who plays a recurring role on the show, asked Bartha whether it was brave of him, and other straight actors, to play gay, he responded by saying that he did not think so.

“In my mind, it wasn't brave,” Bartha said. “But I do think that probably there are a lot of people out there that still have a hang up whether ...”

“You guys make it look so natural, the way you hold hands, kiss …,” Stamos interrupted.

Rannells said that affection between couples is natural: “It's not a big deal. It's not a very special episode of The New Normal if [me and] Justin kiss.”

The New Normal returns with new episodes on April 2.

(Watch the entire segment at Hulu.com.)