Van De Kamp's "Justin" Hits British Shores
Ryan Carnes, 24, who played a sexually-active gay teenager and boyfriend of Bree Van De Kamp's son Andrew on ABC's sudser "Desperate Housewives" guest stars on the cult British drama "Doctor Who" and reveals to UK's tabloid "The Sun" what it was like to play gay.
The actor who describes himself as a red-blooded heterosexual said: "It was challenging, especially because Shawn (Pyfrom) and I were so young. Especially Shawn, he was only 18 when he started on the show."
"It’s a tough age to take on that role and it was testing, but it was fun and it’s from that show and that specific role that I've had the opportunity to move on."
"I didn't worry people would suddenly think I was gay and I wasn't embarrassed during the kissing scenes, but there is definitely a hurdle you have to conquer to really get into character."
The L.A. based actor flew to Wales and filmed episodes 4 and 5 of the current season (or as the British would say 'series') of "Dr. Who" where he plays a guy who meets the love of his life, but then "turns into a complete pig and throws a wrench into the relationship."
Well, that sounds like fun.
The drama airs Saturday nights at 7:00pm on BBC1. The two-part episode set in 1930 New York airs April 21 and 28.
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