Posted: 19 March 2006 at 2:58pm | IP Logged
Zegers Sold Himself to Research Role
By WENN| Friday, March 17, 2006
HOLLYWOOD - Canadian actor Kevin Zegers stalked the streets pretending to be a male ********** while preparing for his role in new movie Transamerica
The 21-year-old star, who plays Felicity Huffman's gigolo son in the movie, solicited another man for sex and agreed a price, before making his escape through a back door.
And Zegers insists he was relieved to become familiar with the "scary" aspect of his role prior to filming. He tells gay magazine Attitude
, "I went to Toronto with my manager and he showed me the hustler neighborhoods where kids sell themselves.
"So I went in there and sold myself for $350 and proceeded to run off as fast as possible; I said I was going to the bathroom, exited out the back door and ran off."
And the star haggled to ensure his customer valued his assets. He adds, "He started out with $200 and I said I would only do $500 because I don't do this very often. He said the most he had was $350. I said I'd take it.
"It was a cool learning experience because it was much more civilized than I imagined. I thought the whole film would be scary for me to do so getting that stuff out of the way before you start alleviates being uncomfortable when you're on set." Source: Hollywood