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Entertainment ‘High School Musical’ Director Kenny Ortega Confirms Ryan Evans Is Gay

01:41  01 july  2020
01:41  01 july  2020 Source:   usmagazine.com

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Kenny Ortega said ‘ High School Musical ’ character Ryan Evans would ‘probably come out in college’ after confirming he is gay — details. Sing it loud, sing it proud! Kenny Ortega revealed that there’s a common theme that runs through his films, including High School Musical .

High School Musical 's Lucas Grabeel Returns to East High , Reflects on Why Ryan 's Sexuality 'Didn't Need a Label'. Grabeel, who portrayed Ryan Evans in the original HSM trilogy (plus a brief cameo in Sharpay’s I had a lot of talks with [ director Kenny Ortega ] about his own experience in high school .

Sing it loud, sing it proud! Kenny Ortega revealed that there’s a common theme that runs through his films, including High School Musical.

Kenny Ortega, Lucas Grabeel are posing for a picture: Kenny Ortega and Lucas Grabeel as 'Ryan Evans' in 'High School Musical'. © Shutterstock (2) Kenny Ortega and Lucas Grabeel as 'Ryan Evans' in 'High School Musical'. 'High School Musical' Cast: Where Are They Now?

“I put a lot of who I am into my work,” Ortega, 70, told Variety on Tuesday, June 30, as one of its Power of Pride list honorees. “I think, yeah, that it’s just there, and whether it’s screaming at you, or whether it’s just sort of quietly there, it’s there.”

The HSM director, who is openly gay himself, confirmed that Lucas Grabeel’s character, Ryan Evans, was as well — even if it wasn’t discussed in the movies.

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Kenny Ortega of the Disney Channel’s “ High School Musical ” franchise has just signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix. The pact with the producer Netflix unveiled two projects that Ortega will make for the company. He will direct and produce a film tentatively entitled “Auntie Claus,” as well as

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“We decided he’s probably going to come out in college,” the Hocus Pocus director said. “It was less about coming out and just more about letting his true colors come forward.”

When the musical film came out in 2006, Ortega revealed that he wasn’t sure an openly gay character would’ve been possible.

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“I have to be honest with you. I didn’t think at the time [it would] — and Disney is the most progressive group of people I’ve ever worked with,” he told the outlet.

The California native’s concerns were rooted in the fact that “Disney might not be ready to cross that line and move into that territory yet” since the studio focused on family and kids.

He added: “So, I just took it upon myself to make choices that I felt that those who were watching would grab. They would see it, they would feel it, they would know it and they would identify with it. And that is what happened.”

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Kenny Ortega Talks Reuniting ' High School Musical ' Cast Members For 'Disney's Family Singalong', Zac Efron Joins ABC Special. That said, he asked actors and artists from his movies and TV series to participate in an epic performance of the High School Musical anthem “We’re All In This Together”

Kenny Ortega of the Disney Channel’s “ High School Musical ” franchise has just signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix. The pact with the producer, director , and choreographer continues Netflix’s aggressive push to lock down major talent as media giants such as the Walt Disney Company and

After three HSM films, which have a dedicated fanbase, the choreographer’s work continues to speak for itself.

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“I have to say thousands of kids that have said, ‘If it weren’t for High School Musical, I don’t know that I would have ever been comfortable in my skin. I don’t know when I would have been able to feel comfortable enough to come out, embrace who I am,’” Ortega concluded.

High School Musical Director Kenny Ortega Confirms Ryan Evans Is Gay © Provided by US Weekly High School Musical Director Kenny Ortega Confirms Ryan Evans Is Gay

The cast of the hit musical last reunited, virtually, for the ABC special The Disney Family Singalong in April.

“Everyone we reached out to was quick — and you’ll see it in their spirit and the way they come together from their homes,” Ortega told Deadline ahead of the reunion, which took place amid the coronavirus pandemic. “They recognize this is an opportunity to strengthen spirits for those joining us for the broadcast.” They joined forces to perform, “We’re All in This Together” while safely at home.

The franchise starred Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Grabeel, 35, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman.

Lucas Grabeel says he probably wouldn't play Ryan if 'High School Musical' was made today .
"There's so many amazingly talented gay actors that could do it as well," Grabeel said in an interview with TMZ."There's so many amazingly talented gay actors that could do it as well, so if 'High School Musical' was made today, I don't know if I would play Ryan," Grabeel told TMZ via video chat.

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