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    "Gossip Girl" Star Thomas Doherty Says Playing A Pansexual Character Was "Liberating," And You Have To Hear The Rest

    "It’s been an amazing experience for me, definitely."

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    For the rest of you: if you've been following the Gossip Girl news cycle closely, you've probably already heard that Thomas Doherty's character, Max Wolfe, is pansexual.

    Thomas Doherty attends the "Gossip Girl" New York Premiere at Spring Studios on June 30, 2021 in New York City
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    Doherty opened up to Variety about the experience of playing a sexually fluid character, revealing that he had never kissed a man before shooting the show.

    Thomas Doherty attends the "Gossip Girl" New York Premiere at Spring Studios on June 30, 2021 in New York City
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    "That was definitely interesting," he said. "Obviously my character, Max, is pansexual and for me it’s always amazing when you play a part to see what you can kind of draw from that and what you can compare it with in your own life, your own beliefs."

    Thomas Doherty is seen at the film set of the 'Gossip Girl' TV Series on April 05, 2021 in New York City
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    "And it definitely did make me question how I was brought up and have been conditioned to think in terms of gender and gender identity and sexual preferences stuff," he continued.

    Thomas Doherty seen on the set of "Gossip Girl" in NoHo on March 25, 2021 in New York City
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    "That kind of threw that all up in the air and it was kind of very liberating. It’s been an amazing experience for me, definitely."

    Thomas Doherty, Emily Alyn Lind and Evan Mock are seen at the film set of the 'Gossip Girl' TV Series on March 11, 2021 in New York City
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    Thomas Doherty is seen at the film set of the 'Gossip Girl' TV Series on November 24, 2020 in New York City
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