Love, Simon actor comes out

- Joey Pollari, who was previously playing a gay closeted teen in American Crime, plays a Waffle House employee and potential love interest for Simon (Nick Robinson).

In a recent interview, Joey stated “His experience was similar to mine,” said the actor, referring to Simon’s emotional journey in the movie.

“The only part that was difficult was me coming out to myself. And I think that is the most difficult coming-out,” he said.

“I think all my friends and family knew on some level. I think maybe two people were shocked,” Pollari said. He also adds how his mother knew and had been “waiting for a very, very long time.”

“My mom knew. She laid hints for me everywhere,” he recalled.

Love, Simon comes out tomorrow!

are you in the closet, ONTD?