Matthew Daddario Says Playing a Gay Character Makes Him Grow
Matthew Daddario plays one of the hotties on the TV series, ‘Shadowhunters’.
The actor talked with Out magazine recently about how playing the gay character Alec Lightwood helped him grow.
“Alec is the best,” he admits. “He cares about others more than himself, and he’s learned how to care for himself…but he’s young.”
Matthew also talked about the consent debate with Magnus and Alec, which sparked on Twitter after in one episode, Alec pushes Magnus into a room before they finally consummate their relationship.
“People read into things and are sometimes very capable of understanding what the writers were thinking,” he says. “Other times, they don’t quite get it right. But it’s largely been positive.”
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Tune into a new Shadowhunters on Monday on ‘Freeform’.