Runway Magazine: Did you always want to be in the entertainment industry?
Trevor Donovan: No. I actually wanted to be either a professional snow boarder or a fireman like my brother.
R: How did you end up on Days of Our Lives and 90210?
TD: I auditioned for the roles and luckily… I fit the parts!
R: Had you watched the show before joining the cast?
TD: I watched the original 90210. They actually filmed an episode in my hometown of Mammoth.
R: How do you feel about your character on 90210 coming out as a gay man?
TD: I’m very excited about it. Not only for me as an actor but to shed some light on how difficult it can be. It’s been so good, and I’m so impressed with the writing staff and production. Everything has gone in the right direction.
The fact that my storyline is coinciding so accurately with what’s going on in the news [teen suicides], I think it’s just an opportunity to really help these kids and hopefully, potentially, save people’s lives.
R: What was it like being a “surrogate” for Bruce Willis?
TD: Surreal. I grew up with Bruce Willis movies and getting to work with him was an amazing opportunity, he was really nice. His daughter, Rumer, was in a few episodes of 90210 season two and at the Surrogate premiere Rumer, Bruce and I chatted it up. Also, I developed a friendship with the director Jonathan Mostow. Long story short (hate that quote), it was great.
R: You’ve been a model for both Abercrombie & Fitch and Calvin Klein. What kind of style do you wear in your day-to-day life?
TD: I’m developing a style, but as of right now my style is clean or dirty.
R: What are some of your hobbies/things you enjoy?
TD: Surfing, volleyball, weightlifting – basically all types of fitness. Aside from that, reading. I just finished the Hunger Games Trilogy, which I highly recommend. Suzanne Collins is on my must meet list. I also play guitar, write music and sing (MP3 Twit TrevDon).
R: Where can fans see you next?
TD: Follow me on Twitter—@TrevDon—any projects, events, etc., are updated there.