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Jake Borelli Talks Gay Rom-Com – Hollywood Life


The highly-anticipated rom-com ’The Thing About Harry’ is making its massive debut on Feb. 15. HL spoke with star Jake Borelli about starring within the groundbreaking homosexual rom-com and why the position was ‘written in the stars.’

The Thing About Harry is the right Valentine’s Day weekend deal with. The Freeform TV film stars Jake Borelli and Niko Terho as highschool enemies Sam and Harry who’re pressured to share a automobile experience to their Missouri hometown for a pal’s engagement social gathering on Valentine’s Day. On the best way, Sam is shocked to be taught that Harry has come up. They find yourself spending the night time collectively in a roadside motel and start to develop a friendship and probably extra.

HollywoodLife sat down with Jake on the Television Critics Association winter press tour to speak concerning the thrilling film. From the very starting, Jake was destined for the position of Sam. “I obtained an e mail that mentioned Peter Paige was keen on me being in his undertaking. I instantly freaked out as a result of I’ve at all times appeared as much as Peter,” Jake advised HollywoodLife. “He’s such an icon in the queer community and especially in the entertainment industry. I’ve loved the shows that he’s created on Freeform. I was just sort of blown away that he was interested in me being in this project. And then I started reading the project and realized exactly what it was, which was this awesome, classic rom-com that was helmed by two queer people, which is something I’d never seen. It was something that I would have killed for when I was younger. I couldn’t put it down.”

He continued: “Peter has been good mates since school with my showrunner on Grey’s Anatomy. So they each knew me in very alternative ways. When Peter had this concept for this film about these two queer guys, he defined his pitch for Sam and Krista Vernoff was like, ‘Oh, you mean Jake Borelli?’ He kind of thought for a second and was like, ‘Yeah, like Jake Borelli.’ So he ended up writing the film with me in thoughts already. It was kind of written within the stars.”

Jake gave some perception into Sam and Harry’s previous and the way it impacts them within the current day. “Harry is Sam’s almost complete opposite,” Jake continued. “When they were younger, they were in high school together and Harry was a bully and sort of made Sam’s life a lot harder than it should have been. Now, as they start to grow up, Sam realizes that Harry is queer himself, which sort of rocks his world. I think they both teach each other. I think Sam has the opportunity to teach Harry how to be a little more trustworthy, a little more committed, and I think Harry can teach Sam how to trust again, but it’s a rocky road for both of them with their history.”

Sequels are all the fad lately and Jake would completely be right down to proceed Sam and Harry’s story past The Thing About Harry. “I would love to do a sequel,” Jake mentioned. “It would be great to do other days or just to see the relationships between all the characters and how that moves forward. I think we’re in such an age of continuing to watch content and I think these characters are really special and I would personally like to see what more they have.” The Thing About Harry will air at eight p.m. on Freeform.


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