Ryan Phillippe on playing gay

“I grew up in a Baptist school so I led a fairly sheltered life and I didn’t know exactly how to deal with homosexuals ’cause I never had to … I’ve learned that humankind as a whole needs to have more understanding for others’ needs and if you can’t understand someone, that shouldn’t give you reason to ridicule them. That’s what I hope our audience gets out of the show because that’s what I’ve gotten out of playing the role.”

—Ryan Phillippe from One Gay Life to Live

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