90210's Trevor Donovan Reveals How Far His Gay Love Scenes Will Go

Star also admits how surprised he was producers chose his character for the same-sex twist

By Megan Masters Nov 01, 2010 7:00 PMTags
Trevor Donovan, Kyle Riabko, 90210Michael Desmond/The CW

Sorry, Jessica Stroup, your Trevor Donovan smoochin' days on 90210 are over.

Or are they? (That's a single eyebrow we're arching for dramatic effect.)

Trevor just spilled the goods about what's coming up as his character, Teddy, learns to come to terms with his sexuality—and just how hot and heavy his same-sex love scenes will be...

Some of you fans (like, um, us) may have been wondering why the 90210 Powers That Be chose Teddy, the womanizer of Beverly Hills, to struggle with his sexuality this season. Spoiler alert: Trevor was pretty shocked, too.

"Initially, it came out of left field," he laughs. "I had no idea that it was going to happen. So over the hiatus, the producers and writers told me the direction that it was going in. None of us wanted it to be a flash in the pan, or shock value for ratings. We wanted to tell realistic stories, this kid battling and coming to terms with who he was, and how painful and difficult it is. Once that was discussed, I was flattered that they thought I could take it on because it is so challenging. And it puts a lot of substance into a show that tends to be a little more superficial."

Trevor also tells us that while 90210 is known to show some risqué love scenes, that won't be the case for Teddy and Ian (Kyle Riabko). At least not yet.

"The point to the storyline is his struggle coming to fruition, coming to that realization," he explains. "Of course to actually portray it realistically there's got to be a little bit of intimacy, which has come up to a point, but you can only go so far—it's the CW."

And just so all you Silver-Teddy-loving types are in the know, Trevor tells us we shouldn't rule out more kissing between the two. "If I have anything to say about it!" he says with a laugh. "I don't think it's a black and white thing; I don't think he just jumps in and goes on the other side. There's got to be a little gray area where he goes back and forth."

"I want this to be nothing but a positive message, [to] shed some light and open people's eyes," Trevor says. "[I want to] progress and change the way society views homosexuality. It's an extremely important storyline to convey as truthfully as possible."

Don't miss a big part of the Teddy twist tonight on 90210 at 8 p.m. on the CW.

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