90210's Trevor Donovan Loves a Challenge
by sari anne tuschman
The countless adoring fans of Trevor Donovan’s tennis-playing character Teddy Montgomery on the new 90210 are bound to be, well, a little surprised when his story arc takes an unexpected turn this season as the tall, rugged Brad Pitt-esque high schooler struggles with the fact he is gay.
“Trusting me to be able to carry that storyline was extremely flattering, and I’m not going to lie, I’m a little nervous about it,” says Donovan. “This is what acting’s about—diving into areas you’ve never been before and trying to tell a story that maybe isn’t told enough.” In real life, the 32-year-old actor is an avid surfer and athlete. “I happened to get a few days off last second, so I bought a plane ticket and went by myself,” he says of a recent trip to Mexico. “I packed a backpack and surfboard and rented a car and slept in it and went on dirt roads and got flat tires—it was awesome.”
Trevor Donovan and the 90210 Crew
While this season of 90210 promises to offer plenty of career firsts and challenges for Donovan, he has his sights set on a different kind of role in the future. “You grow up watching these superheroes in films, and that’s a fantasy for every kid,” he says. “Now they’re making Thor and Conanand all these high-action, physical films—I want to be a part of it!”
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