Huge 90210 Spoiler: Actor Speaks on Gay Character

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The mystery is over.

A few weeks ago, 90210 producers admitted that a main male character will be outed as gay on season three of The CW series.

By an overwhelming margin, TV Fanatic readers agreed on who this individual would be. Did they get it right? Below, the actor that plays the character in question opens up about the storyline...

In a
new interview, Trevor Donovan reveals that his character of Teddy will come out of the closet this fall.

Here was his reaction when told about the plan:

“It was cool when they came to me with it, I was honored, flattered that they thought I could take on something like this and handle it in the way it’s being written and what we shot so far is done very, very smart, very intelligent. It’s really going to deal with his inner turmoil, the battle, and the struggles for self acceptance that I don’t think gets addressed enough.”

Teddy Montgomery

Donovan wouldn't reveal much else about the storyline, but said of the revelation:

"It’s not an immediate thing and it’s not a cut and dry situation; there’s going to be a gray area, a transition.”

When that transition finally does take place, Broadway actor Kyle Riabko will come aboard as Teddy's boyfriend.

Sound off now about this spoiler: Are you pleased it's Teddy? Surprised? Dismayed that 90210 is resorting to another ratings stunt? Excited to see how it handles a delicate situation?

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The storyline kind of makes since and they could pull a good storyline out of it. When he was so desperately kissing Adrianna, his playboy ways, rushing into a sexual relationship with Silver. Their 'I love you's' came fast as well. It seems like they could play it out like he's confused about how he feels, so he rushes into these things with women. Maybe because he's afraid of what people will say, especially his father. Kind of like what Aries93 was saying, he hasn't fully discovered his sexuality. I'm glad they're going in this direction, and I hope they don't pull an Adrianna situation. She dated Gia for like two episodes and then it was dropped as fast as it happened. And I was never a fan of Teddy and Silver. They are so boring and have no chemistry together.


I understand that the storyline may not make sense. But he has obviously not discovered his sexuality. Hence him saying "It’s not an immediate thing and it’s not a cut and dry situation; there’s going to be a gray area, a transition.�. So obviously he is just realizing his true sexuality.


this makes absolutely no sense. Last season they make a big deal about teddy and silver and now they pull a gay storyline for him out of no where? Not a big fan writers, I actually didn't mind teddy and silver together. If I had anything to say about it dixon would be going gay and teddy and silver would live happily ever after. unbelievable


I hate that they're just pulling the Teddy's gay storyline out of their ass. Why not introduce someone new. If they were planning on making Teddy gay, they should have started with the hints when they introduced the character in the first place.


No surprise there! But now I feel bad for silver first her first love is douche dixon and now she was dating and had sex with a gay guy..... Poor girl. I wonder if this will cause her to go all bipolar again O.o and I hated Teddy since the beginning of season 2 for ruining Adrianna and navid and they chose him to be the gay one! I would have rather had a new guy come and be gay and have him off the show! Unless his entire personality changes and he becomes nice person!!!

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