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‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ actor on bringing steamy gay romance to mainstream America

“It’s a special moment for television and for this couple to be portrayed and represented on network television because this is usually a couple that you would see on cable or streaming.

It’s pretty epic. I am beyond honored to be part of it. And I think that’s why people are grasping to it and are connecting to it because they’ve never seen anything like this on their television.

A lot of times you’d see a gay couple on television there’s something really dramatic and usually sad involved with it. And this is just like, ‘Yeah, this is just normal. This is just how it is.’

It’s been amazing to be a part of that and to tell this story and to connect with so many people. I talk to people every single day about this and they’re just beyond grateful to see this and they’re excited to see where it goes.”9-1-1: Lone Star actor Ronen Rubinstein (“TK”) speaking with ET about the significance of portraying a normalized same-sex relationship on network television. The Ryan Murphy-produced show airs on FOX and stars Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler.