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Happy Endings
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jul 7, 2005
Tom Arnold & Jason Ritter – Happy Endings

Q1: Why do you think your character is homophobic?
TA: I don't think he is homophobic. I knew my younger brother in Iowa was gay and I kept saying 'I know you're gay and it's okay, I have a lot of gay friends so talk to me about it if you feel like it.' He said, 'No, no, no.' But I let him know that I was hip and cool. I was doing a movie and he never admitted it and he came down to the set with a guy and they had shorts on. The boyfriend put his hand on my brother's leg and at that instant I knew he was gay, but even though I said to him a million times that I was his cool brother, my heart kind of sank because I thought, 'Oh my God, people are going to be mean to him back in Iowa.' I think that's what he is feeling. You know, if you have a kid you want people to be nice, you want everything to be smooth, and that seems like a valid mini-concern. Now, my son is blown it way out of proportion with his secret, but you just have get it ...

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