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Aaron Ashmore on his gay “Warehouse 13″ role you are a fan of Syfy channel’s Warehouse 13 series, then you will be happy to know there is a gay character in the show’s third season: he’s suit-clad agent Steve Jinks played by Aaron Ashmore. talked to the actor about his gig and here is some of what he had to say:

Steve Jinks is a young ATF agent who has the ability to tell when someone is lying,” explains Aaron. “He can look you in the eye and just know automatically. So he’s recruited into the Warehouse because of this talent.”

On how [playing a gay character] affects how he plays the role: “It’s in the back of my mind, but the show’s not really about romantic relationships. These people’s lives are crazy trying to save the world, so there’s not a lot of time for love. I think when he interacts with some people, in the back of my mind as an actor, I’ll decide that he thinks a guy is cute. But it doesn’t play into how he does his job.”

On what Steve’s type might be: “I don’t think Steve’s into muscles. He’s more laid-back. I picture him with someone similar to himself.”

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4 Remarks

  1. June 30th, 2011 at 8:17 am
    ND Mitchell says:

    He is adorable and will be an interesting character to keep an eye for.

  2. Then what’s the point in announcing a gay character if that aspect won’t be explored?

  3. July 21st, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    average guy says:

    maybe the point is saying “oh by the way I happen to be gay” without a) drawing attention to that fact, b) turning it into a soft porn, or c) creating tension among heterosexuals that are (literally) nauseated by the behavior, and not the people who call themselves ‘gay’. In fact, it probably does MORE for letting people identify with a likeable character who’s JUST LIKE THEM except he’s gay. So he’s maybe your co-worker or next door neighbor that isn’t IN YOUR FACE with his sexual preferences, but goes on living his life just like the next person. He has no stereotypical behaviors, no reasons at all for disliking him, and tries to be private. He’s a “don’t ask don’t tell” kinda guy. I like that.

  4. “Then what’s the point in announcing a gay character if that aspect won’t be explored?”

    That’s exactly the point. There is no reason for him not to be gay. Gay people are just people and I think its great that he’s not there to be some kind of token, he just happens to be gay.

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