Prior to stealing our hearts as the openly gay character Damian in Mean Girls, Daniel Franzese was trying hard to change who he was. Though his Catholic and Pentecostal Christian family was supportive when he came out as gay, Franzese told Page Six he went through a six-month bout of one-on-one conversion therapy sessions at 21. “I went to one-on-one therapy sessions with a person who was trying to change me straight and make me pray the gay away and alienate all my allies,” he said. His therapist convinced him that his mom, who was supportive, was the reason he was gay, causing them to not speak for two months, Franzese said. “They made me come out to my mom, who was literally like my best ally, and say, ‘It’s your fault,’” he said. Once he realized that the therapist was “so gay, like gay.com.org.edu” and used to identify as gay, Franzese said he stopped going. Support from fans of Mean Girls later in his life caused him to come out publicly in 2014, he said.
Watch: Would Lindsay Lohan Do a "Mean Girls" Sequel?. Daniel Franzese thinks Danny DeVito is so fetch. The Mean Girls star, who famously name-dropped the actor in the 2004 movie, revealed to Page Six that he once got to meet DeVito years ago at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles.
Danny DeVito is also a fan of his work. “Mean Girls” star Daniel Franzese, who famously name-dropped the actor in the hit teen movie, reveals he once got to meet DeVito. “I got to meet him on a dance floor at a party,” the 44-year-old actor exclusively tells Page Six, adding that the encounter happened years ago during photographer Amanda Demme’s birthday party at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles. Franzese tells us he boldly walked up to the Emmy winner and informed him that he was “the guy [in ‘Mean Girls’] who says, ‘[Oh my God,] Danny DeVito, I love your...
Texas A&M University-Kingsville is hosting a 'Mean Girls' Movie Night with a special guest that is all too familiar with fans of the film. Daniel Franzese, best known for his role as Mr. "Too Gay to Function" Damian Leigh, will be in attendance for the event at Jones Auditorium on April 20.
On Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., Washburn welcomed actor, activist and comedian Daniel Franzese, most known for his role in the movie ‘Mean Girls’, to the A/B room to perform his comedy stand up routine. The show was sponsored by Student Involvement and Development. The show opened with comedian...
While co-hosting The View Monday, Haines — who turned 44 on Saturday — was taken by surprise when her colleague Whoopi Goldberg revealed the big surprise they had planned for her. "We know everything about you, especially your obsession with the movie Mean Girls," Goldberg, 65, said before a clip...
Ariana Grande made her merch line more inclusive after 'Mean Girls' star Daniel Franzese told her his size wasn't available
Franzese, who's perhaps best known for playing Damian in "Mean Girls," spoke to Insider about his longtime friendship with the pop singer.
'Mean Girls' star Daniel Franzese reveals Tina Fey drove nearly 500 miles to the film's Toronto set because she 'didn't fly' and other secrets from the teen movie
The actor spoke to Insider about his fan-favorite character Damian and the experience of being in a film that's essential to pop culture.