In an interview with Vulture last week, ABC’s The Real O’Neals star Noah Galvin made some flippant comments about director Bryan Singer’s alleged abuse of young men in Hollywood. Vulture went so far as to delete the already published remarks, and Galvin quickly issued an apology, specifically saying sorry to Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet and actor Colton Haynes, whom he also mentioned in his unhappy account of gay representation in the media.
Galvin was a relatively unknown actor before being cast in the television show, which is based on sex columnist Dan Savage’s childhood. The Hollywood Reporter says that the New York native had been warned about his “ego and entitlement” by insiders before, which is offered as an explanation for why Galvin was up for such an uncensored interview in the first place:
Sources with knowledge of the events say ABC was blindsided by the interview, which was set up by Galvin’s personal publicist, Maria Candida, as part of an Emmy push for the young star. (She declined comment.)... As the controversy raged, the specter of a reduced episode order arose at ABC, according to one source. An executive producer who had spent four years getting the series on the air was “begging the network not to take action,” says this source. (Reps for ABC declined comment on the situation.)
The show will go on, but no one is happy with the fallout:
One show source says the set likely will be awkward when the cast returns to film season two later this summer: “He caused a grade-A shit show. ABC screamed at him all afternoon.”
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