Trevor Donovan came in last season as the dashing new tennis player/surfer dude, Teddy Montgomery, who quickly caught the gals’ eyes and the guys’ glares on The CW’s “90210.”
Since then, his character has shown some deeper revelations as his relationship to his famous dad (played by Ryan O’Neal) revealed itself to be a tumultuous one and he grew close to Silver (Jessica Stroup) over their mothers’ battles with cancer. This season, the revelations get even deeper as an injury forces Teddy to hang up his racket and he begins a storyline revealing he’s gay.
Donovan has shown a very public dedication to playing the storyline in a way that honors the gay experience. And we have been pretty thrilled with the way it has been unfolding so far.
Donovan, 31, a former model who daytime soap viewers will remember from his stint on “Days of Our Lives,” may be hiding a secret on “90210,” but he agreed to give up some dish for Zap2it’s Celeb Slam Book.
From how he fell victim to mistletoe to an unexpected full moon, check out what Donovan comes out with:
1.) Who and when was your first kiss?
Kindergarten — this girl (let’s call her Brittany) pulled out mistletoe and kissed me.
2.) If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Abraham Lincoln. He was able to acknowledge his errors, learn from them, and then move on. Wish there were more leaders like Abe around today.
3.) If you had to choose another career, what would you be?
A firefighter like my brother Jake. You take risks daily and get to help people at the same time.
4.) Which celebrity do you find attractive?
Emma Stone — she’s cute, funny and I like that… a lot…
5.) What super power would you like to have?
To fly, for sure. Then, I wouldn’t have to sit in traffic anymore. Those of you that follow me on Twitter know how much I love traffic.
6.) Worst habit/trait?
I eat apples whole, seeds and all… Yes, like a horse.
7.) Most embarrassing moment?
While doing my exercise routine at the gym, my shorts tore, exposing the full moon in the early afternoon.
8.) Which clique did you fall into in middle school?
I was athletic but very quiet/shy and creative. So I guess the athlete/offbeat clique
9.) Which character on “The Breakfast Club” do you most identify with?
10.) Who do you text with the most?
I tweet a lot. I have random ideas and thoughts and like to express them, plus I really enjoy the interaction with people all around the world…
11.) What was the last compliment someone paid you and who delivered it?
They said I’m handsome and special. My mom said it.
“90210” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.