"Arrow" star Stephen Amell is wonderfully supportive of costar Colton Haynes coming out
Aww, we feel the love in Arrow star Stephen Amell, 35, being so supportive of his costar, Colton Haynes, 27, coming out. If everyone followed Amell’s example, the world would be a better, happier place.
“I’m so happy for Colton,” Amell told E! News in light of Haynes coming out.
ICYMI, Haynes discussed and confirmed his sexuality with Entertainment Weekly a couple weeks ago. He also talked about the struggles he’d had, like checking into a rehab for anxiety and making several trips there. Amell, too, was privy to Haynes’ internal conflict, he told E! News. “I’ve seen him struggle with anxiety and that’s why he, well certainly one of the reasons why, he left Teen Wolf and he left Arrow. When he came back to Arrow this year simply for an episode, it was such a different version of Colton. He and I bonded more. I’m very very happy for him.”
Aww. And so are we.
“I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and healthier than I’ve ever been, and that’s what I care about,” Haynes told EW.
Believe me, a lot of fans care, too. (And we’ll still crush on you.)
What about seeing Haynes on Arrow again? Yes, please. “All he has to do is basically show up and we’ll write him in,” Stephen Amell said. “He’s a good guy and he’s a good actor…Such a goodhearted gentle loving guy. I’m happy that he’s happy.”
Haynes is also throwing some humor into the situation. “He sent me a very funny text message yesterday for National Send a Nude day…He enjoyed it and so did I,” Amell said. “It might have been Colton and I engaged in some after hours Arrow cave activity with our heads Photoshopped on other bodies. I’ll leave it at that.”
We would like to know more, but I guess that’s all we’re getting from these supportive co-star buds!