Former little one actor Brian Falduto says that he wasn’t in a position to come out till his senior 12 months of faculty as a result of of the struggles he confronted after being dubbed “the gay kid” from “School of Rock.”
Falduto performed sassy, snappy-dressing prep-school-student-turned-costume-designer Billy in the 2003 smash.
But he says the position plagued him into grownup life.
“I was in so much denial [about my sexuality growing up],” he said on the “Cooper and Anthony Show,” “Think about it: I was in the fifth grade when this movie came out and I was called gay, and then someone told me that’s not cool, so I was just like, ‘Oh, ok, then I’m not gay’.”
And he stated that as a result of received the identical “message” so usually from individuals who had seen the film “my denial had to come so often.”
“So I was denying it before I even had a notion of what [being gay] was,” he instructed radio hosts Cooper Lawrence and Anthony Michaels.
“So by the time I realized I was potentially gay, I was already homophobic towards myself, essentially,” Falduto, who’s now an actor, filmmaker, musician and life coach stated.
Meanwhile, he stated that the film’s star, Jack Black, remains to be in contact with him and different former little one actors from the solid — and he even helped Falduto fund a music video he made.
“I want to give him a shout out for being an awesome, awesome human,” Falduto stated.