Ryan Phillippe got “Shunned” at School for Playing Gay
Many people think 54 was Ryan Phillippe‘s first gay role, but he actually played before that; as a teen – with a prominent coming out storyline – in One Life to Live.
A role which caused social friction for Phillippe at his heavily-religious school, claiming he was “shunned”
“I had grown up going to, like, Baptist school and Christian school,” the 46-year-old tells Female First. “When I was a senior in high school, I played the first gay character on a soap opera–first gay teenager ever–and so I was shunned at that point.”
He continues, “I mean, this was 1992, and I was playing a gay teenager and I was in a Christian school. They weren’t happy about it.”
As a young actor, if
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