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Rebel Wilson's newest flick, Isn't It Romantic just premiered yesterday. Leading up to the movie's release, Wilson made a point to comment on the casting of her character's best friend.


The movie tells the story of Natalie (Wilson) getting knocked out and waking up in the middle of a romantic comedy.

Like any good rom-com, the leading lady has a fabulous gay best friend. However, unlike previous movies of the genre, Wilson wanted her best friend character to make a statement.

The best friend character was eventually named Donny.

He is described as Natalie's,

"gay sidekick, who's setting gay rights back, like, a hundred years."

This character description is completely intentional. Rebel explained that Isn't It Romantic,

"make[s] a really clever comment about how gay characters have been marginalized in the past few decades."

She went on to say,

"It was really important to me that obviously we cast an openly gay actor for the role of Donny so that the character could not in any way be construed as mocking a gay guy,"

So who better to play this complex, statement-making gay best friend? Brandon Scott Jones of The Good Place fame nabbed the role of Donny.

Even before the movie was released, people were thrilled to see him in the movie.





Those who nabbed tickets to the movie's opening night are only confirming that Jones was the perfect choice for Donny.





Check out Isn't It Romantic at a theater near you! Otherwise, catch it on Netflix on February 28th.

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