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“Mean Girls'” Jonathan Bennett: What it’s like to ‘play gay’

“Mean Girls'” Jonathan Bennett: What it’s like to ‘play gay’
Jonathan BennettPhoto: David LaChappelle
Well, it’s funny, it’s funny, well, it’s, I mean, it’s funny because I, uh, it’s funny because me and [costar] Adam Senn were friends before, uh, Hit the Floor (Bennett’s latest acting gig). We had known each other back when we were, you know, kids in New York City. So to get to come on the show and get to, like, see him act and, like, [he’s] all grown up—that was, that was really interesting. And it was really fun to, like … thank God he was there, because I was nervous coming into it because there is so much, you know, pressure with this storyline, and with the content, with this character—there’s a lot of pressure all around. So having Adam, having known Adam before this, made it all easier. And Brent Antonello is the nicest guy you could ever work with.
— Actor Jonathan Bennett, in response to the prompt “I’m hoping you haven’t been asked the dreaded questions when actors take on gay roles, like, ‘What was it like to play gay?’ or ‘Do you think it’s brave to play gay?’

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