Watch: 'High School Musical' Series Actor Comes Out as Bi After Co-Star Hints at His Sexuality

Sunday June 6, 2021
Originally published on June 3, 2021

On Disney+'s "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," Larry Saperstein plays Big Red, a character who has a relationship with a female student named Ashlyn Caswell (Julia Lester). But in real life, Saperstein took to TikTok to announce he is bisexual, according to People.


is it really that unexpected tho ##pride ? International Super Spy - Dylan ????????

In the TikTok, Saperstein is seen in a close-up selfie with the words "Plays a character with a girlfriend on TV... is bi irl" appearing in subtitles as the song "International Super Spy" from the children's show "The Backyardigans" plays in the background.

"Is it really that unexpected tho #pride," the 23-year-old actor captioned the post.

He also promised in a tweet that he plans to get his drag game up and running before the end of the month, writing: "I have T minus 30 days to figure out how to do drag so I can turn out a look before the end of the month (#HappyPrideMonth I love you ALL SO MUCH."

As EDGE previously reported, Saperstein's costar, actor-singer Joshua Bassett, recently took to social media with a post that sparked rumors about his own sexual orientation.

At the time, it was reported that the singer said he is "figuring out" who he is.

"My entire life people have told me my sexuality. People have shamed me for things they know nothing about. I want to say thank you to those of you who stand for love and acceptance," Bassett wrote with a video of him singing and playing the piano.

Bassett shared the post to promote his new music video for his song "Feel Something," a follow-up to his new self-titled EP and an introduction to a different side of the 20-year-old. 

In the post, he expressed: "It's 2021. we are the generation of love & growth, it's time we start acting like it. whether you love me, hate me, or damn me to hell, i love you all the same. Love who you love shamelessly. It's ok to still be figuring out who you are."

Rumor has it Bassett once dated his 'HSMTMTS' costar Olivia Rodrigo and former Disney Channel star Sabrina Carpenter.

Watch Bassett's "Feel Something" music video below: