A juicy plot twist is ‘coming out’ on ‘90210‘ and the star of the secret storyline just spilled the beans.
It was teased in July that one of the straight-acting male characters will be revealed to be gay, and now we know who it is … it’s Teddy.
Trevor Donovan, who plays the blond Beverly Hills hottie, confirmed over the weekend that it’s his character who’s “going gay” this season.
“It was cool when they came to me with it,” Donovan tells JustJared.com at the Breakthrough of the Year Awards Sunday in West Hollywood. “I was honored, flattered that they 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. It’s really going to deal with his inner turmoil, the battle, and the struggles for self acceptance that I don’t think gets addressed enough.”
When asked about breaking the hearts of female fans, Donovan would only say, “It’s not an immediate thing and it’s not a cut and dry situation; there’s going to be a gray area, a transition.”
Donovan revealed more about his thoughts on the development for his character Monday on Twitter:
“I read all your tweets and know you are all curious about the ‘gay’ character this season. Let me say, gay or straight, relationships are relationships. Everyone goes through the same kind of troubles and joys. A gay storyline will have an added issue of dealing with judgment from others. Acceptance, by family, friends, society, and self is just one of the concerns the character will be going through. It is a part of life, and it should be portrayed. I was told, and am confident, [that] the storyline will be written very well and the change in the character will be organic, NOT overnight. It’s going to be a great season 3. I look forward to chatting with you all as we progress.”
Look for the blond bombshell when Season 3 of ‘90210’ premieres on Sept. 13th on The CW.