Ryan Rottman has signed up for a role in 90210. The 27-year-old actor will play a gay guy committed to fighting for marriage equality. The new season of the TV show will premiere Tuesday, September 13, on The CW!
Entertainment Weekly reports:
Former Gigantic star Ryan Rottman (left, yum) will appear in next season of 90210, EW has learned.
Rottman, whose other credits include a guest spot on Greek and Nickelodeon?s Victorious, will play Shane, a smart, handsome gay 20-something who is confident in his identity and is committed to fighting for marriage equality.
Crushable has a theory about Ryan Rottman story in 90210.
People are assuming that he?ll be Teddy?s new fling and will inspire the younger guy (who came out last season) to stand up for gay rights. But I think that Ryan?s character serves another purpose: Helping Trevor Donovan to transition off the show.
We know that Trevor?s got only about five episodes in the fall before he officially leaves the show; in that time, the writers can easily introduce Shane, position him within the group, and have him ? as awful as this sounds ? still represent the queer plotlines once Trevor exits.
I still think that the writers might kill off Teddy with a hate crime? and what more dramatic way than if it happened while he was fighting for gay marriage?
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Ryan recently joined the ‘Straight But Not Narrow’ campaign. Here’s the video.