Trevor Donovan says he would be
“honored and flattered” to play gay in CW's nighttime teenage
Donovan is among the three men being
considered for a coming out story line to be pursued when the kids
from West Beverly Hills High return for their third season this fall.
Also in the running are Michael Steger and Matt Lanter.
Speaking to Greg
Hernandez from GregInHollywood.com, Donovan, who plays
all-American boy-next-door jock Teddy, said he would be glad to play
“It's exciting because the way
they're explaining it, it's going to be written in a way where it's
really going to focus on the struggle of coming to fruition of who he
is – whoever he is,” Donovan said.
“To tell you the truth, I would be
honored and flattered and excited if it was me,” he added.
“Because not only would it be a great opportunity to sort of
display and showcase your acting chops, but it's also a great
opportunity to [portray the] struggle of coming to that fruition, the
The other two men being considered also
reacted positive to the news.
“I think it's a good thing,” Lanter
said. “I think it's an issue that is becoming more and more real
in schools today, people are coming out more and more I think it's
something that teens deal with and it can be done in a real way.”
Last year, Jessica Lowndes' character
of Adrianna had a brief romantic affair with Gia (played by Rumer
Willis) as the girls worked alongside each other at the school's
student-run newspaper, the Blaze News.
Co-Executive Producer Jennie Urman said
this new gay story line will be “real and relatable,” unlike
Adrianna's angst-fueled trial run.
“I think it's going to be interesting
because last year they dealt with Adrianna experimenting,” Steger
said. “This year it's going to be on a much more serious level.”