Humpy Riverdale/13 Reasons Why star Ross Butler talks to Vulture about Asian-American representation in Hollywood, choosing atypical roles, and his relationship status (SINGLE & LOOKING, LADIES!). If you follow him on social media, though, you’ve no doubt noticed his sweetly surprising friendship with rocker Courtney Love.
From your Instagram, it looks like you’re pretty good friends with Courtney Love. How did that happen?
A good friend of mine is her manager. I met him [through a mutual friend] when I moved to L.A. and he was like, “Hey, do you wanna meet Courtney Love?” and I said sure. She and I just clicked really well. She’s super educated, like a walking encyclopedia. She’s just decided to keep me around, and has been my mentor and my big sister ever since. She’s actually helped me be more confident about wanting to be a leading man who’s Asian-American. When I moved here I had no direction, and she brought it up to me as something I should feel confident about.
Since you’re an official Vulture crush, inquiring minds want to know: Are you single?
[Laughs.] Yes, I am.
Our readers will be happy to learn that.
Yeah, yeah … I just haven’t found the right one yet, you know?
Hmmm. A gender-free answer. IS THERE HOPE YET FOR ME?
Happy Birthday @courtneylove! Thanks so much for being my mentor and big sister these past few years. You have a beautiful heart from which I am grateful to have received and a fierce intellect from which I am honored to have learned. Here’s to another great year and I’m beyond excited to see where it takes you!
Courtney, of course, stars in next month’s Menendez: Blood Brothers on Lifetime.
Lifetime just changed the date for its Menendez Brothers movie, “Menendez: Blood Brothers,” which the network announced Friday will now premiere on June 11.
Nico Tortorella and Myko Olivier are playing murderous siblings Lyle and Erik. Meanwhile, Courtney Love and Benito Martinez star as Kitty and Jose Menendez, who were brutally killed by their sons with a shotgun back in 1989.
Watch the latest trailer below.