Trevor Donovan On His ‘90210’ Exit & Those Rumor’s He’s Set To Play Barbie’s Ken
First Published: August 4, 2011 12:03 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Trevor Donovan is expected to depart the halls of West Beverly High on The CW’s “90210” this coming television season, and the actor tells Access Hollywood its time for his character to hang up his surfboard.
“It’s kind of run its course,” Trevor told Access at the CBS/CW/Showtime Television Critics Association Summer Session 2011 party of his character, Teddy Montgomery’s story arc. “I think that’s what’s in everybody’s mind.”
As fans of the show know, Trevor’s character, Teddy, is gay and the actor himself has helped support gay causes, including filming a PSA for The Trevor Project and the “It Gets Better Campaign.” Click HERE to watch.
With his run expected to come to a close this season, Trevor said he is pleased to have brought Teddy and his far-reaching story to life.
“It’s made such a huge, positive impact,” the actor said. “But they don’t want to drag it out and I think it’s an intelligent way to go.
“They’re going to allow it to go out with a bang,” he added of Teddy’s expected departure.
So far, Trevor has filmed just one episode of The CW drama’s impending fall return, but none of the material yet paves the way for Teddy’s exit.
“I shot one episode. It’s just kind of the establishing episode, just kind of coming back from summer break,” he said.
Beyond “90210,” Trevor confirmed reports he is in the running to play a live action version of iconic doll Ken in a Barbie film.
“It’s a possibility. Mattel and Sony and [producer] Laurence Mark are doing a film — a Barbie film… so I’ve been talks,” the actor told Access.
Trevor is also gearing up to play Matt in the upcoming Oliver Stone thriller “Savages,” alongside Salma Hayek and John Travolta, and due out in September 2012.
“I’m playing Salma Hayek’s daughter’s boyfriend and I have [some] very high intensity scenes,” he noted.
“90210” returns to The CW on September 13.
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