The gay “Beverly Hills 90210″ hunk is …
… absolutely smoking hot!
We already had it narrowed down to one of three characters on Beverly Hills 90210: Liam Court (Matt Lanter), Teddy Montgomery (Trevor Donovan) or Navid Shirazi (Michael Steger).
Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello has just confirmed that the gay character coming out this fall is (and for God’s sake quit reading if you want to remain in the dark!) is the tennis playing hunk Teddy!
Michael was prepared to sit on the confirmation until Montgomery’s messages via Twitter were just too revealing. The actor never comes out and says it’s his character but he does write: “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.”
I think it is fabulous to have an actor who is not only extremely easy on the eyes in this role, but to have an actor who is embracing it so thoughtfully.
His Tweets echo some of what he told me when we chatted a few weeks ago about the gay character:
“It’s exciting because the way they’re explaining it, it’s going to be written in a way where it’s really going to focus on the struggle of coming to fruition of who he is – whoever he is,” Trevor said at the CBC/Showtime party during TV Critics Assn. Summer Press Tour. “To tell you the truth, I would be honored and flattered and excited if it was me. Because not only would it be a great opportunity to sort of display and showcase your acting chops, but it’s also a great opportunity to struggle of coming to that fruition, the realization.”
“From what I understand, it’s going to be a process, it’s going to be an arc just like it is in real life, coming to terms with it and coming out,” Trevor added. “It’s a struggle and they really want to show that struggle. It’s not just, ‘Oh, I’m gay’ and show like the shock value of two guys kissing on network TV. They are going to write it intelligently and it’s going to be interesting.”
We also know who is going to play his boyfriend: Kyle Riabko!