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Our hottie of the day hails from Wichita, Kansas, United States. Colton Lee Haynes is a 33-year-old actor and model. I first saw him in MTV’s supernatural drama series called Teen Wolf (2011) where he played the gorgeous lacrosse team captain Jackson Whittemore. I noticed him right away because as I said, gorgeous.
From his breakout role, we followed Colton’s career to his role as Roy Harper/Arsenal in The CW’s Arrow, an American superhero television series. We also saw him at Fox’s Scream Queens and very recently, he released his memoir titled Miss Memory Lane where he talked about coming out as gay and how it is like, living the Hollywood dream.
Colton had already previously talked about how it is, being a gay actor in Hollywood. “Before I came to Hollywood, I was confidently queer. Years of mixed messages in the industry changed that,” he said in an essay he penned for Vulture.
Anyway, in the aforementioned book, Colton also talked about his relationship with his parents, his addiction and mental health, as well as how he almost didn’t get his role on Teen Wolf. The latter was because of a specific photo shoot he did with gay men’s magazine XY as a teen alongside his then-boyfriend. His manager reportedly told him, “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.” Check out Colton’s photo on his official Instagram account which he posted himself last year or see below.
Further, Colton shared, “I understood because it was explained to me repeatedly—by managers, agents, publicists, executives, producers—that the only thing standing between me and the career I wanted was that I was gay.” He added, “It’s not just straight people who are the gatekeepers—the call often comes from inside the house.”
Moreover, Colton Haynes said in a recent interview:
Basically having to go back into the closet for my career was really damaging for me. You know, having to take ‘movement for the actor’ classes to fix my mannerisms, and having to put Post-It Notes and things under my tongue to fix my lisp, and having to talk an octave lower. Trying to just be seen but also hiding that part of ourselves, it can be really detrimental to your mental health.
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Colton is gorgeous. There is no denying that. He is actually a very good actor, given the right material. Unfortunately, he is rarely given the chance to show his acting prowess, because people just want to look at him. He is 33 and wrote a memoir. A memoir? Seriously? Isn’t that what you do when your career is over?
He’s nice looking, but not hot to me. Labeling guys as hot is objectifying, and not what we need as a community, as people. When someone is only interested in my body, it does not feel good.
He is made-up!
Look at the upper eye lids, they are sporting eye shadow!
look at his skin, he has foundation applied.
His complexion is too perfect.
He is made up!
I had no idea there was training so that actors wouldn’t come across as gay. Post-it notes under the tongue? wow. I had noticed that he didn’t talk much during group interviews with “Teen Wolf” cast members, but I just assumed he was shy. He’s much more relaxed in the interview above.
Shout out to all us 12-year old girls missing Tiger Beat!
Colton does have a dilemma: stay true to himself as a stereotypical gay man or morph himself into an diversified actor who can can be seen in a variety of roles. Would audiences accept him as himself as Maverick or Thor or Captain America? Or should he seek an agent capable of finding him roles as a gay man? Perhaps he could seek screenplay writers who write material he can relate to and producers looking to fund those works. After all, isn’t that what successful actors do?
Colton is generic.
He is not outstanding, neither with looks or acting abilities. He exemplifies what passes for talent today which is “Politically Correct.”
He says little and does a little more. He is not “Hot” because “Hot” makes a distinctive statement and Colton does not.
Acting today is reacting not improvising. Unfortunately, the package is poorly designed and and half-empty.
Here Today; Gone Tomorrow is more like it?
Colton has certainly been through a lot of stuff. Granted, most of it, his own doing. Fortunately, he got through it. Now he’s left with being young, handsome and rich. It must be tough.
I do not watch much TV these days but have seen this young man many times . As a actor I think he is fine in what he has done . Hope to see more of him in the future . There seems to be one on here that may be showing sour grapes , like Colton beat him out for a job because he was better for it than you . To bad and shame on you for being such a little person . Wishing Colton all the best on finding the roles that mean the best for you… Read more »
Colton is exceptionally handsome. Damn!