Stephen Amell to Gay Fans: Go Ahead, Hit On Me

by | November 7, 2013 at 1:14 PM | Arrow, Chelsea Lately, General, LGBT

Stephen Amell on "Arrow." (CW)

Chelsea Handler should not just assume that a hunky straight actor minds being hit on my gay men.

Stephen Amell, star of The CW’s “Arrow,” taught Chelsea that lesson last night when she oddly said: ‘I just want to clarify that you are straight and people should not hit on you if they’re men.’

Replied Stephen: ‘People can hit on me if they want to.’

The audience cheered.

Stephen talked about playing a gay spin instructor on the Showtime series “Queer As Folk” and about being on the first season of “Dante’s Cove” on HERE TV which I was completely hooked on at the time.

Of “Dante’s Cove” he said: ‘I was the villain because I was the straight character. I couldn’t do the show the second season and in the second season my character went from not gay to really, really, really gay.’

I remember there was a little bit of controversy over Stephen not returning with it being floated that he was uncomfortable with the character being gay.

I was a columnist at the LA Daily News then and Stephen emailed me personally to let me know that it was not true. He had instead signed to do the film “Closing the Ring” with Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer.

Well, it has certainly all worked out for him in the end!


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