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Drop Dead Diva Bosses and Guest Star Talk About Tonight’s Controversial Topic

A very powerful episode of Drop Dead Diva will feature Tyler Jacob Moore as Dan Abraham, a gay male who is arrested for donating his sperm due to the 2005 California law prohibiting gay men from donating. During a recent conference call, TV Equals learned from Moore and Drop Dead Diva executive producers Josh Berman and Craig Zadan about Moore’s character and the importance of the episode.

What made Moore take the role

Moore wanted to be a part of the episode after he read the script. “I mean, as an actor you sadly read a lot of crap out there.[W]hen I read the script for this initially, it’s always refreshing to read something that is actually in general, you know, the writing as well is well-crafted. But then on top of that, to read something that is actually.fun and can be fun and silly but it’s trying to say something, kind of like, you know, a spoonful of sugar for the masses. And I think that this episode did that with the issue of gay men not being able to donate sperm,” said Moore. “I immediately wanted to commend [Berman and Zadan] and do this role. And I thought, you know, I could play – I could be this man pretty easily just on the idea that, you know, not know that this is a law and being kind of shocked by the whole process. [T]he character goes along just kind of being flabbergasted by the fact that we still have these types of laws on the books.” Read More...

http://www.tvequals.com/2012/08/19/drop-dead-diva-bosses-and-guest-star-talk-about-tonights-controversial-topic/ 

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