Jeremy Jordan thinks that his “Supergirl” character, Winn, won’t react negatively when he finds out that Alex (Chyler Leigh) is gay.
“Personally, I think Winn’s totally cool about it, though it’s not something we’ve fully addressed,” Jordan said in a recent interview with TVLine. “I don’t know if or when she’s going to fully come out to everybody, so we’ve yet to see how everybody would react to that, but I can’t imagine he would have a negative reaction. If you remember the pilot, Winn was very excited about the prospect of Kara (Melissa Benoist) being a lesbian.”
Jordan also told the news outlet that he was completely aware of the fact that there were a lot of fans who thought that Winn was the character from the CW’s DC TV universe that would be coming out as gay this TV season. Although Winn didn’t end up being that character, Jordan apparently kind of loved the speculations surrounding his character’s sexuality.
“Someone at Paleyfest mentioned that all the [Greg] Berlanti shows usually have at least one gay character, so I raised my hand to volunteer,” Jordan recalled. “Like, it’s cool. Winn can be bi or something. … But I can’t see Winn being gay, not after the ludicrous amount of pining he did over Supergirl last season.”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said that it was “interesting” that there were some fans who speculated that Winn would be the one coming out instead of Alex.
“We thought that was interesting because, you know, Winn was so clearly in love with Kara, he couldn’t have seemed more straight to us,” Kreisberg said with a laugh. “We thought it was interesting that people were assuming it was going to be Winn.”
In next week’s Season 2, episode 8 of “Supergirl,” titled “Medusa,” Winn, along with James (Mehcad Brooks), considers telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. The episode, airing on Monday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW, also kicks off the four-night crossover event between “Arrow,” “The Flash” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”