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Chrishell Stause thanks fans for overlooking her ‘sexuality’ and voting her MTV’s Best Reality Star

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SCRIPTED NOMINEES:

BEST MOVIE

Dune

Scream

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home – WINNER

The Adam Project

The Batman

The Batman

BEST SHOW

Euphoria – WINNER

Inventing Anna

Loki

Squid Game

Ted Lasso

Yellowstone

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE

Lady Gaga – House of Gucci

Robert Pattinson – The Batman

Sandra Bullock – The Lost City

Timothée Chalamet – Dune

Tom Holland – Spider-Man: No Way Home – WINNER

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW

Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout

Kelly Reilly – Yellowstone

Lily James – Pam & Tommy

Sydney Sweeney – Euphoria

Zendaya – Euphoria – WINNER

BEST HERO

Daniel Craig – No Time to Die

Oscar Isaac – Moon Knight

Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow – WINNER

Simu Liu – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Tom Holland – Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST VILLAIN

Colin Farrell – The Batman

Daniel Radcliffe – The Lost City – WINNER

James Jude Courtney – Halloween Kills

Victoria Pedretti – You

Willem Dafoe – Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST KISS

Hunter Schafer & Dominic Fike – Euphoria

Lily Collins & Lucien Laviscount – Emily in Paris

Poopies & the snake – Jackass Forever – WINNER

Robert Pattinson & Zoë Kravitz – The Batman

Tom Holland & Zendaya – Spider-Man: No Way Home

Tom Holland and Zendaya pictured

Tom Holland and Zendaya pictured

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso

John Cena – Peacemaker

Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Forever

Megan Stalter – Hacks

Ryan Reynolds – Free Guy – WINNER

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story

Hannah Einbinder – Hacks

Jung Ho-yeon – Squid Game

Sophia Di Martino – Loki – WINNER

BEST FIGHT

Black Widow vs. Widows – Black Widow

Cassie vs. Maddy – Euphoria – WINNER

Guy vs. Dude – Free Guy

Shang-Chi bus fight – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Men end battle – Spider-Man: No Way Home

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE

Jenna Ortega – Scream – WINNER

Kyle Richards – Halloween Kills

Mia Goth – X

Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place Part II

Sadie Sink – Fear Street: Part Two 1978

BEST TEAM

Loki – Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson – WINNER

Only Murders in the Building – Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Martin Short

Spider-Man: No Way Home – Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire

The Adam Project – Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell

The Lost City – Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

JANET JACKSON.

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

Oasis Knebworth 1996

Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u – WINNER

The Beatles: Get Back

 

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Stranger Things 4 Star Noah Schnapp Addresses Will Byers’ Sexuality

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With the recent release of Stranger Things 4, fans have many theories circulating. Now, after watching volume 1, many fans are asking questions about the sexuality of Will Byers, and actor Noah Schnapp is weighing in.

Stranger Things, which has been streaming on Netflix for four seasons, tells the story of a group of best friends and their families, who reside in Hawkins, Indiana. Throughout the seasons, as the gang has banded together to fight many mystical bad guys from other dimensions that are disturbing the peace in Hawkins, all the characters have grown. Over the years viewers have watched the group of kids playing Dungeons and Dragons in a basement after school develop first crushes and loves, but Will’s character has been noticeably absent from this character development, and it’s now raising major questions.

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Schnapp, who plays Byers on Stranger Things, when asked about his character’s identity, told Variety that he’s leaving the decision to label Will up to the writers of the show. He went on to add, “I think that’s the beauty of it, that it’s just up to the audience’s interpretation, if it’s Will kind of just refusing to grow up and growing up slower than his friends, or if he is really gay.” This theory has always been floating around within the Stranger Things fandom, but after the release of the fourth season, it’s grown even more. Aside from the character noticeably resisting experimenting with girls for the first time, unlike his buddies, he also makes cryptic remarks throughout the season about being afraid to let his guard down to those closest to him, elaborating to say, “because what if — what if they don’t like the truth?”


Some fans also noticed that in the first episode of the new season, when Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown) and Will have to give presentations at their new high school on someone they look up to, Will’s subject for his project was on Alan Turing. As some may know, Turing was a gay mathematician who was prosecuted in the 1950s for his identity and forcefully had to endure chemical castration. Plus, in episode four, when Mike comes to California to visit, Will is seemingly heartbroken at Mike brushing him off to give more attention to his girlfriend, Eleven.

While these little moments point to something larger developing with Will’s character, nothing has been confirmed yet. However, the Stranger Things creators have made a note to say that “there aren’t many accidents on Stranger Things,” so these little nods could be completely intentional and be alluding to something bigger coming in the story of Will Byers.


Stranger Things season 4, volume 1 is now available on Netflix.

MORE: Stranger Things: 10 Best Scenes From The Entire Series (So Far)

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‘Stranger Things’: Will’s Sexuality ‘Up to Interpretation,’ Says Star

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SPOILER ALERT: This story discusses plot points of Season 4 of “Stranger Things,” currently streaming on Netflix.

With 16 main characters, at least a dozen new characters, and five major locations — including a prison in Soviet-era Russia and a converted underground missile silo somewhere in the American West — it’s frankly surprising that Season 4 of “Stranger Things” has any time to explore quiet moments of personal growth. But anyone tracking the journey of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) over the course of the show has noticed that the kid who survived the Upside Down has struggled to reconnect with his old Dungeons and Dragons buddies for reasons that don’t seem to have much to do with being captured by a demogorgon from an alternate dimension.

Namely, Will seems like he’s gay and struggling to come out.

That impression has only grown stronger in Season 4. In the first episode, Will and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) have to give a presentation in their new California high school on a hero they look up to; Will chooses Alan Turing, the gay mathematician who was prosecuted in the 1950s for his sexuality and forced to undergo chemical castration. Will also physically recoils from a girl who shows interest in him. And when Mike (Finn Wolfhard) visits from Hawkins in Episode 2 over spring break, Will appears heartbroken that Mike has been so indifferent to him in favor of his girlfriend, Eleven.

Later, in Episode 4, when Mike confides in Will that he wishes he’d expressed his feelings for Eleven more plainly to her, Will offers insight that could easily apply to anyone working up the courage to come out to a best friend.

“Sometimes, I think it’s just scary, to open up like that — to say how you really feel, especially to people you care about the most,” Will says. “Because what if — what if they don’t like the truth?”

In an interview with Schnapp and Brown for Variety, however, Schnapp had a more ambiguous perspective on how the show’s writers, led by creators and executive producers Matt and Ross Duffer, have approached Will’s sexuality.

“I feel like they never really address it or blatantly say how Will is,” he says. “I think that’s the beauty of it, that it’s just up to the audience’s interpretation, if it’s Will kind of just refusing to grow up and growing up slower than his friends, or if he is really gay.”

At this point, Brown chimed in. “Can I just say, it’s 2022 and we don’t have to label things,” she said. “I think what’s really nice about Will’s character is that he’s just a human being going through his own personal demons and issues. So many kids out there don’t know, and that’s OK. That’s OK to not know. And that’s OK not to label things.”

Schnapp agreed. “I find that people do reach to put a label on him and just want to know, so badly, like, ‘Oh, and this is it,’” he said. “He’s just confused and growing up. And that’s what it is to be a kid.”

Other members of the “Stranger Things” cast appear to have a more definitive point of view about Will, however. In a promotional video for Netflix Mexico posted on May 23, Wolfhard and fellow cast members David Harbour, Winona Ryder, and Caleb McLaughlin are asked about fan theories for the show, including one that Will and Eleven are in a secret relationship in California, and hiding it from Mike.

“If you’ve been watching the show, you should know that Will is not interested in El,” Harbour said. “He’s interested in someone else in the group.” Later, Harbour added, “Will wants to be in the basement with Mike playing D&D for the rest of his life.”

Wolfhard also said that Will and Eleven’s relationship is “like brother and sister” and suggested that audiences will “see soon” who Will is “interested” in — “very interested,” Harbour added. But that revelation, if it is coming, does not occur in Vol. 1 of Season 4, which ends with Episode 7. (The final two episodes of “Stranger Things” Season 4, aka Vol. 2, debut on July 1.)

For their part, Schnapp and Brown say they’re happy that Will’s sexuality has remained undefined.

“It’s such an amazing role for Noah to play,” Brown says. “And to be that role model for kids out there who don’t know what they’re going through growing up.”

“Will is kind of like a zebra in a field of horses,” Schnapp adds. “He kind of stands out. It’s just nice to see that and have that shown on ‘Stranger Things’ for fans to connect to and be able to relate to. Because so many of our viewers are young kids who are at that stage in their life.”


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Heartstopper star doesn’t feel the need to explain sexuality

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Heartstopper star Kit Connor has once again spoken about the speculation regarding his sexuality, and explained why he doesn’t feel like he needs to explain it to anyone.

The actor, who plays bisexual Nick, previously expressed frustration with people labelling him on Twitter, and has now appeared on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast to explain why he wants to keep his private life private.

“In regards to my tweets, I just think that there’s a danger with things on social media,” he said.

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“In the cast, I’m 18 and we have a few people in their early 20s, and even with those older members of the cast, we’re all so young, and to start speculating about our sexualities and maybe pressuring us to come out when maybe we’re not ready.”

He continued: “I mean, for me, I just feel like I’m perfectly confident and comfortable in my sexuality, but I’m not too big on labels and things like that. I’m not massive about that. And I don’t feel like I need to label myself, especially not publicly. That tweet was slightly calling them out but also find it funny.

“It’s 2022, it feels a bit strange to make assumptions about a person’s sexuality just based on hearing their voice or seeing their appearance. I feel like that’s a very interesting, slightly problematic, sort of assumption to make.”

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Following the release of Heartstopper, fans have been clamouring for confirmation of a second series. Thankfully, Netflix has officially announced a second and a third run.

Meanwhile, star Yasmin Finney has been cast in another major role: a character suspiciously called Rose in the Doctor Who 60th anniversary special.

Heartstopper is streaming on Netflix. Series 2 and 3 have been confirmed.

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Heartstopper star Kit Connor explains why he refuses to label his sexuality

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Heartstopper star Kit Connor shares that he really isn’t interested in labelling others or himself. (Netflix)

Heartstopper icon Kit Connor has opened up about why he’s not interested in labelling his sexuality and why it’s important not to ‘pressure’ others to come out.

Connor won countless hearts for his amazing portrayal of Nick Nelson, a bisexual teen who discovers that he’s in love with his best friend Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), in Heartstopper. The show has been lauded for its authentic LGBTQ+ storytelling and has even inspired fans to come out to their own families

This fame has resulted in some questioning Connor’s sexuality on social media, and the young actor addressed why making such assumptions can be harmful during an appearance on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast. 

The host referenced a tweet in which Kit Connor called out people who presumed they knew more about his sexuality than he did. He said the cast of Heartstopper are “all so young” so any speculations about “our sexulities” may “pressure us to come out when maybe we’re not ready”. 

“I mean, for me, I feel like I’m perfectly confident and comfortable with my sexuality,” he elaborated. 

“I’m not too big on labels and things like that. I’m not massive about that, and I don’t feel like I need to label myself, especially publicly.”

Kit Connor has said he doesn’t “feel like I need to label” his sexuality, “especially publicly”. (Getty/David M Benett)

He explained that he felt that he was “sort of slightly calling them [trolls] out” with the tweet, and he “found it a little bit funny” that people would “just make assumptions” about a person’s identity in 2022.

“It feels a bit strange to make assumptions about a person’s sexuality just based on hearing their voice or seeing their appearance,” Connor said. “I feel like that’s a very interesting, slightly problematic sort of assumption to make.”

Kit Connor isn’t the only Heartstopper star to face vile comments on social media 

Locke revealed that he had been the subject of hurtful trolling after he posted a screenshot showing his name in the Twitter search bar, which was followed by the words “ugly” and “gay”.

The 18-year-old wrote on Twitter that “everyone should be entitled to an opinion”, but he wanted people to “just know we see most of the stuff people post online”. 

Kit Connor and Joe Locke play teens Nick and Charlie in Netflix's Heartstopper
Kit Connor and Joe Locke, the stars of Heartstopper, have faced vile comments on social media. (Netflix)

Elsewhere, Yasmin Finney – who plays Charlie’s friend Elle Argent – clapped back at transphobia after a stranger made ignorant remarks towards her at a restaurant

Finney informed her fans on Twitter that a random woman, surrounded by a group of “her peers”, “shouted” “Are you a boy or a girl” at the trans actor as she was “about to leave a restaurant”. 

“I was clearly in shock when she said this and she then said, ‘I’m not transphobic I have trans friends,’” Finney recalled. “At this point I’ve given up hope lol.”

 

 

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Teacher Turned XXX OnlyFans Star Courtney Tillia Brushes Off Criticism by Colleagues & Parents; Reveals She Often Plays Teacher-Student Sex Fantasy in Her Content

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She further says, “Apparently, the teachers believe I’m disrespecting and decreasing the profession while the parents somehow think that their children would be exposed to temptation or immodesty. I have tremendous respect for fellow teachers and the profession – and I don’t think my personal expression and fun has anything to do with their job or the reverence we should have for teachers.”

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Heartstopper star Kit Connor opens up about sexuality in new interview

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Heartstopper star Kit Connor has opened up about his sexuality in a new interview with the podcast Reign with Josh Smith – and has said that while he is “perfect confident and comfortable” with his sexuality – he doesn’t want to label himself. 


MORE: Heartstopper hints at important season two storyline you might have missed 


The actor, who plays a bisexual character Nick in the hit Netflix series, explained: “I just think that there’s a danger with things on social media. In the cast, we’re all young – I’m 18 – and we have a few people in their early twenties as well and to start speculating about our sexualities and maybe pressuring us to come out when maybe we’re not ready. 


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“I mean, for me, I just feel like I’m perfectly confident and comfortable in my sexuality, but I’m not too big on labels and things like that. I’m not massive about that. And I don’t feel like I need to label myself, especially not publicly.”




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Kit plays Nick on the hit show


Kit had previously responded to fans discussing his sexuality on Twitter, posting: “Twitter is so funny man. apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do,” and explained why he needed to share the tweet, explaining: “[It] was sort of slightly calling them (trolls) out, but I honestly found it a little bit funny how they just make assumptions about it, you know it’s 2022, it feels a bit strange to make assumptions about a person’s sexuality just based on hearing their voice or seeing their appearance.


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“I feel like that’s a very interesting, slightly problematic sort of assumption to make.” 



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He previously spoke out about the subject on Twitter


Warning, spoiler alert for season two ahead. During the podcast, Kit also spoke about an important issue that will be explored in season two. In the graphic novels, it is revealed that Charlie struggles with an eating disorder, which Nick tries to help him with. Speaking about the topic, Kit said: “I think body image is so underrepresented for male characters and even just seeing that in the comics, there’s a bit where Charlie just looks in the mirror and it’s something that you just don’t see very often. 


“And I think it’s so powerful and I think that would be an incredible thing to approach in season two. I think body image is something that can be so damaging and another one of the negatives of social media.” 


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James Bond star to lead adaptation of erotic novel

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James Bond star Léa Seydoux has found her next project and will lead a new Emmanuelle adaptation.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seydoux will be playing the French soft-core icon in a brand new film, inspired by the erotic novels written by Emmanuelle Arsan.

Audrey Diwan, who won the Golden Lion in Venice last year for her drama Happening, is set to direct and mark her English-language debut.

The highly-regarded movie was an adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s book recounting her illegal abortion in the 1960s and saw Diwan receive a BAFTA nomination.

First unveiled at the Cannes film market, the project will be co-written by Diwan and Rebecca Zlotowski (An Easy Girl).

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Related: First look at Bond star Ben Whishaw’s transformation for new movie

Emmanuelle follows the sexual adventures of the title character as she goes through a series of explicit erotic fantasies with her husband to his business associates’ wives. The book was originally published in French in 1967 and had two sequels.

This will also mark the second time this story has come to our screens, having been previously adapted in 1974, starring Sylvia Kristel and directed by Just Jaeckin. It went on to become massively popular internationally and was famously Columbia Pictures’ first X-rated movie.

It also led to many sequels, parodies and low-budget knockoffs, launching the erotic movie genre to new heights.

Meanwhile, this marks a busy Cannes this year for No Time To Die star Seydoux, who has two films showing at the prestigious film festival. First is David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future opposite Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen, alongside One Fine Morning from Mia Hansen-Love.

No release date has been set, but 2022 could be a hectic year for the French actress, with all three movies set to be released this year.

No Time to Die is out now. All the previous Bond movies are available on DVD or Blu-ray.

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Sex/Life star teases season 2 as filming wraps

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Sex/Life star Adam Demos has teased an even wilder ride for the show’s upcoming second season as filming comes to an end.

The Netflix series became a huge hit when it dropped last year, and the show’s cast has been busy filming the follow up recently.

Appearing on Entertainment Tonight, Demos – who plays Billie Connelly’s (Sarah Shahi) ex Brad Simon on the series – revealed that production on season 2 had wrapped very recently.

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“We just finished actually two weeks ago,” he confirmed.

Demos added: “I can’t say anything because it will ruin it, but it’s crazy. It was a wild ride in season one, and they turned it up a lot. I don’t think anyone’s going to be disappointed, that’s for sure.”

Sex/Life follows Billie as she revisits her past and is left conflicted between her comfortable family life and a more satisfying sexual relationship with Brad, who reenters her life in an attempt to win her back.

sarah shahi as billie, adam demos as brad, sex life, netflix

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Related: A Perfect Pairing review: Is Sex/Life star’s new Netflix rom-com worth watching?

After the show was renewed for season 2, creator and showrunner Stacy Rukeyser said: “Sex/Life is a dream come true. To create a show about empowered female sexuality that has entranced so many millions of viewers is not only immensely fun but also incredibly gratifying.

“When I think about all the women who have reached out from all over the world to say that the show speaks to them in a deeply personal way, I am so inspired. I’m thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to continue telling this story for Billie, and for all of us.”

Meanwhile, Shahi and Demos have been dating in real life, with the former previously saying of their romance: “Not exactly sure how two people on opposite sides of the world could have more in common, were meant to meet, were meant to be together. But I do know I met my soulmate.”

Sex/Life is streaming now on Netflix.

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Who Is Adam Demos? The ‘Perfect Pairing’ and ‘Sex/Life’ Star Talks Being Netflix’s Leading Man

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If Adam Demos’ life was a rom-com, he knows what his dream job would be. “Beer distributor,” Demos told TODAY, without skipping a beat.

Given his filmography, there’s a likely chance Demos will, one day, be cast as a beer distributor in a Netflix rom-com.

In “A Perfect Pairing,” Demos’ latest out May, he stars as a station manager presiding over a Queensland, Australia, farm, sheep and all. His character, Max, falls for Lola Alvarez (Victoria Justice), a plucky wine distributor looking to persuade the station’s wealthy owner into letting her sell Vaughn Family Wines in the U.S. In order to prove her grit and capability, Lola takes a job as a “jillaroo” on the farm.

“A Perfect Pairing” is the latest in a string of projects capitalizing on Demos’ charming Australian accent and ability to give a swoon-worthy look, an essential ingredient for a leading man.

A Perfect Pairing. (L to R) Adam Demos as Max, Victoria Justice as Lola in A Perfect Pairing. Vince Valitutti / Netflix

Previously, Demos played a contractor in Netflix’s New Zealand-set “Falling Inn Love,” opposite Christina Millian. In his most headline-making role, Demos starred as a photographer in the steamy TV show “Sex/Life” (just Google the shower scene).

Speaking to TODAY, Demos addressed why he keeps coming back to the genre, over and over.

“The rom-com has such a special place in the world. They make people feel good. When you’re filming it, you have a great time, and you feel so good too — just because of the subject matter. It’s a win-win,” Demos said.

Ultimately, though, Demos said drawn to the writing above all. He cited “Sex/Life,” a show about a Connecticut woman’s (Sarah Shahi) sexual reawakening — thanks, in large part to Demos’ character — as an example.

“In ‘Sex/Life,’ there are some real subject matter and storylines. People can relate to it a lot. The writing is really incredible. It’s story and writing, not really a genre for me,” Demos said.

Have all these rom-coms taught Demos anything about love? “Not necessarily,” Demos said. “It’s already been written.” (Though Demos did meet his girlfriend, Sarah Shahi, on set of “Sex/Life”).

Demos as Brad Simon in "Sex/Life."
Demos as Brad Simon in “Sex/Life.”Amanda Matlovich / Netflix

But the movies have taught him about life. “The throughline is, ‘Don’t get in your own way,’ Demos said.  “You want to play these characters authentically. You do learn a bit of that yourself and you try to make it real.”

With that in mind, Demos often draws from his personal life when approaching roles.

Before becoming an actor, the Wollongong, Australia, native worked in construction. At the age of 23, he signed up for an acting class. Today, he draws on that “scary, outside-of-the-box moment” when playing his characters — especially at the moments when they face their own fears.

“I relate to characters that I play. They have their walls up and then they push through.”

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“It does show you there’s nothing to really lose,” Demos said.” I relate to characters that I play. They have their walls up and then they push through. I can relate to that for sure. I also feel grateful. I have great support, my mom and my mates.”

Demos “Sex/Life” is returning for a second season this this summer, and Demos has no sign of stopping his leading man track record beyond that.

“Hopefully I just get to keep working. A lot of amazing people, especially Netflix, have shown faith in me. I’m stoked that these guys try to see something in me,” Demos said.

Adam Demos and Victoria Justice in "A Perfect Pairing"
Adam Demos and Victoria Justice in “A Perfect Pairing”Vince Valitutti / Netflix

As for what makes him eminently cast-able, the quintessential leading man? Demos is coy to answer. “You have to work your butt off and don’t let anyone down,” Demos said. “It would be hard for me to answer it any other way because it would make it seem like I was a hero.”



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