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Danny Roberts Opens Up About “The Real World: New Orleans”

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Danny Roberts, the star of The Real World: New Orleans, recently sat down with NewNowNext to talk about his time on the famed reality show. Fans may remember him for being the out roommate with a closeted boyfriend in the military. Their relationship, while featured on the show, captured a gay world before the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

On whether he would write a memoir about his time on the show:

No but I would love to write a script loosely based on the events of my life that occurred when I moved to NYC in 2007 and had my identity stolen by a stalker who proceeded to make my life a scary and confusing hell for the next year or so. Word to the wise, when the police suggest to you that a stalker is probably a close friend or associate, believe them and don’t believe that everyone in your life is who they say they are.

On whether or not he’s stayed in touch with his housemates:

Yep, Kelley is and will forever be like a sister to me… The rest of my cast, not so much but I hope they’re well and wish I knew what is happening in their lives. I hope that Julie hasn’t returned to her backwards mormon ways.

On the difference between being on a reality television show in 2000 and being on one in 2013:

There’s no such thing as “reality” any more in reality tv. Everyone has grown up watching it and we’ve all seen how these shows are edited and what garners attention, etc. People who are cast on these shows today are merely behaving as they feel the audience wants them to behave. It’s self-scripted reality tv now. Plus everyone is hyper aware of how they’ll be portrayed/viewed so everyone is very gaurded in what they reveal.

On anything he would have down differently during his time in New Orleans:

I wish I had been more engaged with the city and had explored more. I sort of shut down and holed up from shell shock. 

Check out more of the interview, in which he discusses acting and his sexy scenes on the LOGO series, DTLA.

By:           Stacy Lambe
On:           Mar 27, 2013
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  • 17 Comments
    • AEH
      AEH

      Aw! I had such a crush on him back then when New Orleans was airing. He’s still adorable as ever. Although he could have criticized Julie’s bigotry without bringing the Mormon religion into it.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      It was 13 years ago, and now he decides to “open up” about it? What for? Its not bad enough hearing from idiot reality show contestants in the present, now we have to hear about one from ages ago? Is he dating someone on the Queerty staff? Most likely!

      Mar 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      A very timely interview. Maybe next we can hear from one of the cast of “Little House on the Prairie”

      Mar 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach
      Eric Auerbach

      @AEH: I had a crush on him as well. Such a cutie!

      Mar 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TinoTurner
      TinoTurner

      I hate to pile on….but the show had already been on 8 seasons when he got on, the show was past its innovative stage. Also…lets be honest, he was about as interesting as a rock on that show.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Actually, Cam, I know I’m dating myself, but I would seriously LOVE to hear from the cast of Little House on the Prairie.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MuscleModelBlog.com
      MuscleModelBlog.com

      For younger people like myself, I feel like it was good to see how policies such as DADT were affecting other young people. Although I do agree that it isn’t very “real,” at least it did deal with some issues of the day.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fidelio
      Fidelio

      Yawn. Wake me up when he’s naked.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 2:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy
      miagoodguy

      who cares about his irrelevant life.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @AEH: said…

      “”Although he could have criticized Julie’s bigotry without bringing the Mormon religion into it.”
      ________________

      And why shouldn’t he bring it up since that was the main thing from her background that would make her bigoted towards gays.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      Its always amusing when the hamsters talk about the time the spent time in the cage performing for the human audience. Not so much interests in his identity being stolen, yawn.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SammySeattle
      SammySeattle

      @viveutvivas: Try to see Alison Arngrim’s show, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

      Mar 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erasure25
      erasure25

      Omg so cute!!!

      Mar 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Danny Roberts who?…I’m not here for you.

      Birds!!!!!!!! T.H.E B.i.r.d.s!!!!!!
      Next>>>>>>>>

      Mar 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hillers
      Hillers

      He was cute as a button back then and has matured quite nicely (though I’m a bit on the fence about the ginger scruff).

      I wouldn’t mind a Real World season where they combined all the gay roommates of the past seasons. Fun times!

      Mar 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TVC 15
      TVC 15

      I don’t know who the hell he is, but he’s cute. I only watched the first three seasons of that show, waaay back when.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 8:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Seattleguy36
      Seattleguy36

      What a bunch of bitter queers you are…do you have any idea what this guy’s appearance on this show did for the acceptance of gays? Most of you are probably too young to even have a clue.

      Apr 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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