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So… what’s it like playing a gay superhero? Russell Tovey tells all

“I’m just so happy that it’s out in the world. On prime time TV, you’ve got two superheroes that are gay kissing and who are played by gay actors — hopefully one day that will be normal. I want the Ray to become someone that gay kids watching TV — who might feel a bit out there and not accepted or who don’t understand themselves — can relate to.”Russell Tovey, talking to The New York Times about the triumphs and travails of playing a gay superhero on Freedom Fighters: The Ray

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7 Comments

  • nitejonboy

    prime time? I’ve never heard of this, what channel is it on ?

    • Bromancer7

      The CW. He was part of the 4-episode Crisis on Earth X crossover between Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.

    • Slash

      His character was introduced during the crossover event but you’re right, he doesn’t have a prime time show, yet. His show Freedom Fighters: The Ray is currently a cartoon series on CW Seed, which is an online channel. To see full episodes you’ll need the free CW Seed app.

  • SiamSam

    Superheros? Grown men obsessing over fictitious figures in mass entertainment once intended for children and teens. How our culture and society continue to devolve.

    “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.”

    • Bromancer7

      Yet you’re here on Queerty, home of all things gay and childish, obsessing and commenting over cardboard cutout men.

  • talktalktalk

    never heard of it. Christ Tovey is ugly and boring

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