Need To Know: Jayson Blair
By Phillip B. Crook
How does making out with a guy compare to a basketball?
He had soft lips. Initially, they were like, you just need to lock lips and then we can cut away. I thought about it and decided if I'm going to do this, I'm going to make it as real as possible and sell it. This is a defining moment for the character. The fans are going to see this. I talked to the other actor and decided that for this to be real, we have to sell it. I have to love you. When I kiss you, I'm going to mean it, goddammit. And I did. It looked really intimate.
Well now that makes two gay jock bullies on TV, yours and Karofsky on Glee. Maybe they should date.
I'm actually doing a movie with him -- Max Adler. He plays my sidekick in this movie, but I don't think the director knows that we both go gay [laughs].
If you could choose a future boyfriend from the pool of other gay teen characters on TV, who would you choose?
Who's, like, a hot dude?
I think most people agree that Teddy on 90210 is pretty hot.
Ok, Teddy it is. But I'd totally Milk-out and go James Franco in a minute, if I had a choice.
Why do you think it's so much fun to play the bad guy?
In my real life, I'm always making fun of people in a loving way. That's how my friends and I get on. We talk shit. So, playing the bad guy gives me the chance to mess with my family, basically because we've become so close during shooting. It's a license to be bad and not apologize for it. That's fun. Unfortunately, it comes pretty easily to me.
Are you saying you're a bad person?
No! I go out of my way to be as sweet as possible to everyone and make sure people are having a good time. I'm super nice and kind and thoughtful. But, I guess I can play a dick pretty well. I don't know what that says about me, but it's fun and I'm good at it, so I'll take it.
Speaking of dicks, RJ famously has a giant one. How big do you think Max's is?
I think the reason why Max is so shocked is because he's intimidated by RJ's massive schlong and he feels insecure about it. I think Max is average at best.
Yours is a show that's dealing with issues like bullying in a comedic way, whereas shows like Skins are taking the dramatic approach. Do you have a preference as an actor?
It's a very serious issue to me because I have a lot of friends in the community. The shit that's happening to kids in high school is so not OK. The way that I feel about the show is this is a character and I have to set my personal beliefs aside and play this character to the fullest. I think it's interesting for kids who are conflicted or kids who think they're super cool because it'll give them some interesting things to think about.