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Colton Haynes: MTV Boss Nearly Rejected Me From ‘Teen Wolf’ Over Past Gay Photoshoot

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Zack Sharf Colton Haynes was a series regular on the MTV supernatural drama series “Teen Wolf” for two seasons, but the actor reveals in his new memoir, “Miss Memory Lane,” that he almost didn’t get cast in the role of Jackson Whittemore.

According to Haynes, the head of MTV at the time didn’t want to hire him because of the gay-themed XY Magazine photo shoot he did as a teenager years before the show.Haynes writes in his memoir that his manager told him (via Entertainment Weekly), “Look what almost happened, Colton.

The head of MTV almost didn’t hire you because of that XY photo shoot we’ve been working our asses off to extinguish. Thank god [showrunner Jeff Davis] fought for you to get that role.” Haynes added that Davis “indeed fought for me,” adding, “I was grateful to him, and eager not to fuck up the opportunity.”Although Haynes was openly gay as a teenager, he says he was forced back into the closet when he made the jump from model to actor.

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