"I think the gay community, just like anybody, should be represented in all forms and all types." ~ Cameron Monaghan
Tell me about Connor’s feelings for Oliver at this point. It seems like maybe there are some feelings developing. Is Connor surprised with what he feels for this guy?
For sure. I think that initially Oliver is information and he has something that Connor needs and wants in order to do well academically, but Connor also wants something else from Oliver. In the pilot Oliver says, ‘I thought all you wanted from me were those emails’ and Connor replies, ‘I did, but I want this too’ and that’s true. He wasn’t just doing it for the information. I think he actually wanted to hook up with this guy and he saw something there.
I think, like the other characters, Connor is very much a creature of appetites. He is a very sexual being, and I think that he might find himself hung up on some other emotions surrounding the relationship [with Oliver]. It kind of catches him off guard and we saw a little bit of that in episode two. I think viewers might have a fun time seeing how he navigates that going forward."
"I don’t like Oliver"
"Oliver is too ugly for Connor"
"Oliver is not that cute"
I screwed up, Oliver. I screwed up so bad.