Actor Daniel Newman recently said he's
surprised that his coming out video went viral.
Newman, who plays Kingdom member Daniel
on AMC's The Walking Dead, said in the video that he was
inspired to come out by a young girl who thanked him for volunteering
at an LGBT youth program despite being straight.
“And I said, 'I'm not straight,' and
she said, 'Why have you never said that publicly before? You could
help change our lives,'” Newman
“It hit me like a gut punch. It felt
like someone had knocked the wind out of me.”
Speaking with Greg
In Hollywood, Newman said that he thought his coming out “was
going to be a small little thing with some of my friends and fans and
hoping some kids would possibly connect to me and I could make a
difference in their lives.”
“It kind of took off and went global
and became this big thing now,” he said of the million plus views.