Gus Kenworthy Plays 'Sassy, Bitchy Version' Of Himself On 'Real O'Neals'

Sat. December 3, 2016 4:59 PM by OnTopMag.com

Out athletes Gus Kenworthy and Robbie Rogers will guest star in an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom The Real O'Neals.

Now in its second season, The Real O'Neals revolves around a picture-perfect family that is turned upside down when 16-year-old Kenny O'Neal (played by Noah Galvin) comes out gay. The show also stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Matt Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi. It is loosely based on sex advice columnist Dan Savage's life as a teenager.

In an interview with Outsports, Kenworthy talked about taking the leap into acting.

"I like taking on different characters," Kenworthy said. "I like being someone else for a moment. Maybe that is like a metaphor for the fact that I was in The Closet for all those years, like I was playing someone else."

The 25-year-old Olympian joked that he'll play a "sassy, bitchy version" of himself on Tuesday's episode of The Real O'Neals. Rogers is also expected to play himself.

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