Jason Sudeikis is thrilled to be
playing Justin Timberlake's “gay boyfriend” on The Cleveland
The Saturday Night Live regular
also plays the voice of Terry Kimple on the Fox animated comedy.
In an episode of the show to be aired
in February, Kimple comes out gay and falls in love with a character
voiced by Timberlake.
told gay glossy The Advocate that he's thrilled to be
working with Timberlake.
“I saw him [Timberlake] at SNL
when he came for the first episode of this season, and we hadn't seen
each other since we had recorded that episode, so I was like, 'Hey my
gay boyfriend!' Then we shared a tender embrace. When I first heard
they were getting Timberlake to play Terry's love interest, I was
like, 'Perfect! Terry should be so lucky.'”
Sudeikis added that his character's
sexuality “won't dominate the storylines.”
“It's almost like when Ellen came out
in The Puppy Episode, but then it became something that was
just part of the character,” he said.
The Cleveland Show, the first
spinoff from Fox's animated comedy Family Guy, has received
mixed reviews since its 2009 debut.