Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Titus Burgess has teased a same-sex romance for his namesake in the show.
Burgess plays character Titus Andromedon in Tina Fey’s Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
He spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his unhappiness with his love plotlines in the first season – and how the upcoming season seeks to redress the balance.
Burgess said: “I was slow to greet, with open arms, the type of guys that were introduced as possible love interests for Titus in Season 1.
“The story that I know, or that I’ve experienced — and the story of all of my peers who are in my likeness — choose a different type of man, and it is not the 28-inch-waist, six-pack-y type of guy.
“There is an otherness going on, something that is rooted and grounded in the everyday man, if you will, and where although the exterior may be perfectly aesthetically pleasing, it is not what the attraction is built on.”
He added that a new love interest who will be introduced in the show’s second season is “exactly what I described”.
He said: “[It] grounds Titus in a way. Not that Titus’ fabulousness and all of his eccentricities are off-putting, but this [relationship] makes it even more palatable because we see the part of him that he had been hiding.”
He also opened up about the show’s end-of-season plot twist, which saw the character’s ex-wife turn up.
Burgess explained: “He has to come to terms with some stuff, and you’ll find out in the first episode how and why he made the exit, and that just explains so much.
“There are a lot of layers to this man to peel off, because it’s not just this false sense of fabulousness.
“It is a protective armour, so we find him having to undo what he has worked so hard to do.”
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