The actor plays gay character Teddy Montgomery on the CW’s 90210, a role in which he’s very proud of. He told Life & Style magazine that there is a real upside to playing gay.
“It’s been good for me. Girls want to challenge it. They kind of assume I’m (gay in real life) and try to change me back. Of course, I let them!”
He did clarify his statement on Twitter: Dear @Life_and_Style, Although I appreciate the interview/article, but the headline “Playing gay gets me girls” was an off the cuff, joking around remark, & feel takes away from the real meaning of the discussion/interview, which was the importance of the Teddy storyline and what influence a simple storyline can have & mean to some people.”