Noah Galvin is quickly becoming an outspoken (and fun) interview. We talked with The Real O’Neals actor just the other week, but he’s since sat down with Vulture for a foul-mouthed and enlightening chat.
On what to expect in the second Season of The Real O’Neals:
"A lot of the first season is very sexuality-heavy. It's gay-heavy and conflict-heavy between the mother and the son. Season two will be a new chapter. I'm very excited to get to explore Kenny's passions. As a character, he hasn't had those opportunities because he's suppressed his true self. He's never been able to fully give himself over to anything in terms of an extracurricular. He has a Chicago poster in his room and a record player, but what the fuck does that mean in terms of who he is as a person? My dream is for him to have a lesbian best friend who challenges his masculinity."
On being gay IRL and playing gay on TV:
"Too often, gay characters on TV are being played by straight people. Some play stereotypes of gay people, some don't. But more often than not, the people playing gay on TV are either not gay, or they are gay and they're not out of the closet…The kids who watch my show and say thank you for being open about who you are, and playing this character, and bringing a level of authenticity that maybe somebody else wouldn't have. I like to think it makes it that much more relatable. And older people who watch the show are like, Damn, I wish I had something like this on TV when I was younger to normalize my situation and make me not so self-hating."
On Colton Haynes coming out:
Vulture: It's interesting because you know Colton Haynes…
NG: Do I …
But you know he talked about coming out. He didn’t actually say he was gay.
That's not coming out. That's fucking pussy bullshit. That's like, Enough people assume that I sleep with men, so I'm just going to slightly confirm the fact that I've sucked a dick or two. That's not doing anything for the little gays but giving them more masturbation material.
On people who stay in the glass closet:
"There was a kid who guested on our show. He was flirting with me so blatantly, to the point where he asked me out a few times. At one point I turned to him and was like, Are you gay? And he was like, Well ... I don't know. I'm more like, go with the flow. And I was like, Shut the fuck up. Get out of my face with your wishy-washy bullshit answer. You're a fucking faggot. Like, I know you are. You know you are. Stop beating around the bush. Just go make out with me in my dressing room."
On dating while being on TV:
"My dating life is already pretty shitty because I look like a 12-year-old. Being on TV just adds another level of difficulty to the dating thing. First of all, I’m gay, and that’s just hard because gays are naturally a promiscuous collective of people. So there’s the lack of monogamy and then there’s me looking like a 12-year-old. And then there’s being in L.A., where half of the men are closeted and the other half are just dumb. But also gay boys my age are either club kids or they’re in college and they haven’t come out yet and they’re still DL on Grindr. So I tend to date people that are slightly older, but then I get into this situation where they’re just, like, twink hunters. I’m like, No, I don’t want to date you, you 45-year-old man.”