‘The Real O’Neals’ star Noah Galvin reflects on his toxic Vulture interview
Noah Galvin of TV’s The Real O’Neals gave ABC a public relations nightmare last June when he gave an explosive interview in which he maligned Bryan Singer, Colton Haynes and Eric Stonestreet.
He was recently asked by Variety what he learned in the aftermath of that experience.
‘The biggest thing I learned is just the potential reach I have … But I totally recognize that I messed up in some ways.’
The young actor, who is openly gay, had slammed Haynes for the manner in which the actor came out in May, dissed Stonestreet’s gay portrayal on Modern Family and accused director-producer Singer of inviting ‘little boys over to his pool and diddle them in the f-cking dark of night.’
Galvin then issued a detailed apology for his ‘brazen and hurtful comments’ on the day the interview was posted.
‘I’m just trying to learn from those mistakes and move forward and try to be a great advocate for the LGBT community,’ he now says. ‘The ultimate goal is to be a great actor and a great advocate.’
So why did he go after Singer, Haynes and Stonestreet in such a brutal way in the first place?
‘I think in the moment I was responding to frustrations that I felt in the business, being an out gay man in the business, and playing a gay kid on TV … I engaged in a conversation – a very cavalier conversation,’ says Galvin who also criticized ABC for the length of time the network took to renew O’Neals for a second season.