Mean Girls star comes out in open letter to gay character
Actor Daniel Franzese, known for his role as Damian in the 2004 hit comedy Mean Girls, has come out in an open letter to his character.
He played a gay character on the teen hit comedy Mean Girls, but meanwhile actor Daniel Franzese struggled with his own sexuality.
Franzese wrote a letter to his character, originally published in indiewire disclosing his sexuality. It begins:
It’s been a long time since our last encounter. Ten years to be exact.
I was twenty-six; you were sixteen. You were proud of who you were; I was an insecure actor.
You became an iconic character that people looked up to; I wished I’d had you as a role model when I was younger. It might've been easier to be gay growing up.
Above: Daniel Dranzese.
This month marks the tenth anniversary since the hit comedy was released.
[Image] Damian and Cady (Lindsay lohan) in Mean Girls.
Video: Watch highlights of Damian in Mean Girls.