Actor Ross Marquand talks about playing a gay character on Walking dead and his thoughts on dating and marriage

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American actor, Ross Marquand, aged 34, might be best known for his gay character, Aaron from the hit American horror post-apocalyptic TV series Walking Dead, but he sure is straight in his real life.

The film, stage, and television actor came into the limelight as Aaron which earned him rave reviews and compliments. These praises were of course followed by criticisms and mean tweets on Twitter as well. This might be the reason why, Ross openly talks about his character’s sexuality in interviews.

Ross’ character was introduced as the first homosexual on the fifth season of the Walking Dead. Now, the show’s seventh season is all set to hit the TV screens. Though Aaron appeared out of nowhere after a storm of monsters, people were both surprised and fascinated. After Ross became part of the hit horror drama, he was interviewed and asked how he felt playing a gay character. So, today, we have tried our best to bring to you Ross’ opinion on Aaron and his thoughts on dating and marriage.

The actor spoke with the DailyBeast and told his fans what they can expect from him and his love interest Eric. In one of the episodes of the AMC’s darling’s fifth season, the actor a.k.a. Aaron was seen kissing Eric. Aaron, being his boyfriend, was/is extremely protective of Eric.

When Ross was asked about their relationship on-screen and off-screen, he answered: “It’s been a great deal of responsibility to do it justice with respect not only to our gay fan base, but to the viewers in general. My boyfriend, who’s played by Jordan Woods-Robinson, and I met as often as we could before we shot that scene and tried our best to get to know each other on a personal level. It was one of the most beautiful scenes that I’ve had the pleasure of shooting because it dialed into what I think the theme of the show is.”

Adding more to his view on the Walking Dead, he said: “When you lose someone, or you feel that you have lost someone, it doesn’t matter what the situation is, you mourn them and you miss them and you want them back and you will do anything in your power to protect the ones you love. I hope that that’s the focus of our characters, that it’s not hung up so much on our sexual orientation.”

The online magazine also asked the actors about how they bonded for their roles. Ross stated: “We sat out on the balcony of the hotel we were staying at. We didn’t get a whole lot of time—he was just coming in from Orlando that day, the night before we shot. So he got in around 8 o’clock and we stayed up for quite a few hours, just getting to know each other.”

And when asked about his own personal love life and his thoughts on dating and relationship, the actor turned all red before answering. He said that he was seeing someone and was hopelessly in love with the person. But he was not ready to get married until he makes up his career. He refused to name his girlfriend though. Hmm! Clever…