Actor “Uncomfortable” Playing Gay

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Guy Burnet a few gay fans playing sexually confused Craig Dean on British soap Hollyoaks. Now that he’s no longer on the show, Burnet admits he wasn’t entirely down being gay for pay.

The 24-year old tells Digital Spy:

The truth is that it was difficult to play. It was talked about for a long while and I felt uncomfortable with the idea because I didn’t think it was justifiable. I thought ‘how can you make a straight guy who’s a bit of a cheeky chappy, loves the girls and has a sort of camp sense of humour, gay?’

Even towards the end, it was always difficult for me… You’ve got to remember that the room is full of people and it’s not so much that which bothers you, but you’re sitting there and – this isn’t meant in a homophobic way – I just didn’t feel comfortable doing it. It literally would be a silent set, we’d do it and hopefully it was one take and it was out of the way.

Burnet goes on to say, however, that he learned loads from the part and hopes the storyline helped set other “sexually confused” people straight – well, not straight, but…you know: helped them.