March 24, 2017

‘90210’s’ Trevor Donovan discusses Teddy’s journey on the show We’ve come a long way from the days when straight actors who took on gay roles would go on and on about how they had to go through some kind of process to play the part and blah, blah, blah.

It was just tedious.

But Trevor Donovan is not one of those actors. He’s a thoughtful man who really gets the significance of his storyline on The CW’s “90210” that has his character of Teddy, a popular tennis playing high school student, coming to terms with being gay.

Trevor recently talked to Soap Opera Weekly about Teddy’s journey. Here is some of what he had to say:

“I thought it was a really great story to tell, that really hasn’t been told on TV as far as the ‘coming to terms with it’ aspect of the story,” he tells the magazine. “And it eerily coincides with what’s going on [with real-life gay teens committing suicide] so that’s another reason why I think it’s so important to tell it truthfully and honestly. It is being written quite tactfully, very smartly, very true to life so I’ve definitely jumped into the role. As far as Teddy jumping in himself, that takes a little while. But it’s going in a great direction. … Teddy needs to com to terms with himself before he can even begin to think how his peers or his family are going to respond and accept him. So he definitely still goes through a lot of self-denial and self-hatred to an extent, and a bit more lashing out. But you will see him fully come to terms with it.”

To read more from this article go to Greg In Hollywood.

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Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of

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One Comment

  • November 29, 2010 | Permalink |

    I am in love with Trevor Donovan after tonight.

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