5 Questions with Brendan Dooling

Published on NewsOK Published: February 4, 2013
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While it's hard to argue that Carrie Bradshaw is the star of The Carrie Diaries, The CW's 1984-prequel has done a sensational job surrounding their formative fashionista with the kind of friends that would do Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte proud.

Personally, I'm most enamored with Brendan Dooling's Walt, who is on a journey to gay self-discovery, but through the lens of 1984, it's truly uncharted territory for the character and the audience. ETonline caught up with this bright new star to talk about Walt's journey and what fans can expect from tonight's all-new The Carrie Diaries!

ETonline: This is the first time an entire generation of people have seen their version of a coming out story represented on TV. Do you feel any pressure about bringing that to life?
Brendan Dooling: It's a big part to play, not just in the show, but also in the grand scheme of things. But it's also not cut and dry, like, "Here's your Sex and the City gay character." I didn't realize at the time of my audition just how big a job it was, but I also don't feel any pressure. This job is all about telling an emotional story to as large a group of people as possible, and it would be nice to know there are kids today who can also get something from Walt's storyline, whether that's advice or wisdom or comfort. I think that's really the most important part.

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