Actor Tituss Burgess says he “despises” the stereotypical gay best friend character.

Burgess won an Emmy nomination for playing Titus Andromedon on the Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. On the show, comedy ensues when Kimmy decides to live in New York after spending 15 years trapped in an Indiana bunker.

The 36-year-old openly gay Burgess plays Kimmy's eccentric roommate.

Speaking with The New York Times, Burgess said that he was pleased that the show's producers – Tina Fey and Robert Carlock – made his character “three-dimensional.”

“They made him three-dimensional, and he wasn't just the stereotypical gay best friend – I despise that and I had no interest in playing that,” Burgess said

“If it's Tina and Robert, I can trust that Titus is going to be a human being who happens to be gay, who happens to be an actor, who happens to be down on his luck, and all of these things are happenstance and not the thing that we focus on. Rather we focus on this unlikely partnership, this unlikely friendship between he and Kimmy,” he added.