Trevor Donovan, the 32-year-old actor
who plays all-American jock Teddy Montgomery on the CW's prime time
teenage drama 90210, says his gay role is challenging.
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MAN, Donovan talks about his characters' development from
womanizer to gay playboy to boyfriend.
“He used to be a womanizer and a
player and he started to carry that over into his gay life,”
Donovan originally told TV Guide. “[Teddy] realizes that he
doesn't know what he wants anymore, so he finds himself in a nice
stable relationship, a nice, slow, progressive relationship that goes
into the end of the season. So there is a rift, a realization, and
then a rendezvous.”
Donovan added that playing a gay teen
coming to terms with his sexuality has been challenging: “It's
every actor's wish to get a challenging role and to take it on to the
best of their ability.”
Teddy is just starting out on a romantic relationship with Marco,
played by newcomer Freddie Smith.