Actor Joey Pollari comes out as gay
Joey Pollari, who plays Lyle, a Waffle House employee, came out during an interview with The Advocate, saying there were clear parallels between his experience and that of the film’s protagonist, Simon (played by Nick Robinson).
Pollari also admitted that his mother wasn’t surprised by the news and been “waiting for a very, very long time.”
“My mom knew. She laid hints for me everywhere,” he said.
He added: “I think all my friends and family knew on some level. I think maybe two people were shocked.”
Pollari, who has played a gay character once before in TV series American Crime, said he struggled with a sense of shame before coming out.