"UnREAL" Star on the Hidden Reality of a TV Dating Show

March 6, 2018
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Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman stars on Lifetime's popular show "UnREAL," which just returned for a fourth season. He sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith to talk about his role on the show, as well as his many other projects.

Bowyer-Chapman explains that he plays a producer on the show, who was originally supposed to be straight, but the showrunners decided to let his personality shine through within the role and changed the character from straight to gay. The actor explains that he has been waiting his whole life to play this role and says it's a big deal to him to play a powerful gay man on television.

Bowyer-Chapman also talks about his new podcast, which premiered in conjunction with the premiere of "UnREAL." The podcast, "Conversations with Others," chats with people of all different backgrounds, including Jessie Smollet, Aubrey Plaza and Janet Mock.