‘Love, Simon’ star Nick Robinson feels connected to his recent movie for a personal reason.

On Wednesday, the charming actor revealed on The Ellen Show that prior to shooting Love, Simon, his brother came out of the closet.

Robinson plays Simon Spier, an American teenager who is secretly gay and on the verge of being exposed to his friends and family by an anonymous blackmailer.

Robinson told Ellen: “He came out right around the same time we started filming.

“I think he had been dealing with this for a long time. The timing was sort of coincidental.

“One of the best things that came out of this movie was just being able to talk to him and I think the strength of a film like this is it starts conversations. I hope it can do that for more people.”

Watch the full interview:

‘Love, Simon’ is now playing in theatres near you.

He’s 22.

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‘Love, Simon’ star Nick Robinson feels connected to his recent movie for a personal reason. On Wednesday, the charming actor revealed on The Ellen Show that prior to shooting Love, Simon, his brother came out of the closet. Robinson plays Simon Spier, an American teenager who is secretly gay and on...