The highly anticipated gay storyline on
the CW's teenage drama 90210 has begun.
Which show regular would play gay in
season 3 was supposed to remain a secret until the drama unfolded in
the fall, but inquisitive bloggers quickly solved the mystery,
prompting Trevor Donovan, who plays all-American jock Teddy
Montgomery, to openly discuss the upcoming storyline.
“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.
On Monday's episode, Teddy spends much
of the day avoiding Ian, played by Canadian pop star Kyle Riabko.
When Ian does catch up with Teddy, the
jock has a warning for him: “Stay away from me. Alright, I mean
“Look, I just want to tell you it's
cool,” Ian responds. “You don't have to worry, okay. I'm not
going to tell anybody that we hooked up.”
Producers of the show have described
the storyline as a “dramatic, at times painful, but hopefully
ultimately cathartic journey for” Teddy.