Trevor Donovan says it's “cool”
that he got picked to play gay on CW's nighttime teen drama 90210.
Donovan, who plays all-American jock
Teddy Montgomery, had been widely speculated as the actor most likely
to take on the gay role after producers announced that three series
regulars were being considered for a coming out gay storyline when
the series returns in the fall. Michael Stegers, who plays romantic
Navid, and Matt Lanter, who plays bad boy Liam, had also been
considered, producers said.
“It was cool when they came to me
with it, I was honored, flattered that hey thought I could take on
something like this and handle it in the way it's being written and
what we shot so far is done very, very smart, very intelligent,” he
told celebrity website Just Jared.
In a tweet to his followers, the
31-year-old actor said the coming out gay storyline would include
issues of acceptance by friends and family.
“Acceptance, by family, friends,
society and self is just one of the concerns the character will be
going through. It is part of life, and it should be portrayed,” he
Entertainment Weekly reported
over the weekend that Canadian
pop star Kyle Riabko, 22, had joined the cast in a gay role.
Presumably he'll play Teddy's lost love interest. Riabko can
currently be seen in the Broadway revival of HAIR.
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