Joey Fatone this week revealed that his
character in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 comes out gay.
The sequel, which opens next weekend,
comes 14 years after the original.
The 39-year-old former 'N SYNC star
plays cousin Angelo in the films.
Nia Vardalos, who reprises her
character Toula in the new film, based My Big Fat Greek Wedding
on her one-women stage play.
“It was quite an honor for Nia to
give me something like that, because not many people see the
non-comedy side of me and to have to deliver something like that –
telling your parents you are gay – it's a tough thing,” Fatone
“It was an exciting thing to do and
it's from experience – one of my best friends, him coming out,”
he added, a possible reference to former bandmate Lance Bass. “It's
a hard situation because you don't know what your parents are gonna
say or do and you don't want to be rejected. So how do you deal with