Grey’s Jake Borelli Previews Freeform’s Gay Romcom The Thing About Harry: ‘It’s Not Trying to Be Political, But …’

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If you’ve read TVLine ‘s evaluation of The Thing About Harry, you know that leading man Jake Borelli isn’t kidding when he claims that Freeform’s crazy-cute gay Valentine is “simply a romcom inside out. It’s not attempting to be anything else.”

The film, about high-school nemeses Sam and also Harry (Borelli as well as beginner Niko Terho) dancing on the slim lines in between love and hate, as well as relationship and also romance, is more than a simple When Harry Met Sammy. “It’s not attempting to be political, however it is,” claims the Grey’s Anatomy actor, “just because it’s 2 queer people at the helm of it.”

In this age when the Hallmark Channel would certainly even take into consideration, much less complete, pulling a business including lesbian brides, and also “equal rights is being threatened, the reality that this got made,” he proceeds, “as well as is being sustained by significant companies like Freeform and [its moms and dad] Disney is simply enormous.”

Lest you need reminding, Harry is also greatly appealing. “This is a movie anybody can relate to,” says Borelli. “We’re not actually discussing things that a great deal of queer material does, like coming out as well as getting over shame. It’s simply a tale regarding 2 young people trying to drop in love and keep that love once they’ve located it.”

If those individuals have killer chemistry, debt, at the very least partially, director Peter Paige (Good Trouble). “Once we started manufacturing, he assumed it would certainly be an excellent suggestion for Niko and also me to have a bonding minute,” Borelli says. “Since Niko was an expert soccer gamer at once, Peter had him teach me how to play football, which was just one of our more extreme bonding minutes, due to the fact that I am not a wonderful athlete!

“He had such perseverance,” though, he includes, “and I learned quite a bit about football.” At the very least adequate to know that it had not been for him considering that he has “absolutely not” remained to play. So, will certainly you be adjusting in to see if you like that Thing About Harry when it premieres Saturday, Feb. 15, at 8/7c? Hit the comments.