Love, Simon’s Nick Robinson said his brother came out as gay during filming
Nick Robinson’s brother came out as gay when he was filming Love, Simon, the actor revealed.
Speaking about filming the movie on The Ellen Show, the actor said that after he played a teen struggling with his sexual orientation, his brother decided to tell him that he was in fact gay.
“He came out around the same time we started filming, yeah. I think that he had been dealing with this for a long time and the timing was coincidental, but one of the best things that came out of this movie was being able to talk to him,” he regaled.
“I think that’s the strength of a film like this is that it starts conversations, and I hope it can do that for more people and start a conversation that might not have been there.”
As a straight man playing a gay man in the role, the actor discussed the responsibility of taking a part when he is heterosexual.
“It was a conversation with Greg [Berlanti], our director, we went back and forth and we talked about it,” he said,
“But I really think that with a project like this, especially today, there’s been so much progress in the last 20 years, a lot of which is thanks to you and everything that you’ve done. If you hadn’t come out when you did we might not have this movie now.”
Love, Simon will come to UK cinemas on 6 April 2018.