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Is the actor who plays Eric in Netflix's Sex Education actually gay? | THEGAYUK
Have you been watching the amazing new Netflix series, Sex Education - and has Ncuti Gatwa caught your eye? Ncuti Gatwa is currently starring in the Netflix hit series, Sex Education as the openly gay character, Eric Effiong, who happens to be best friends with the main character Otis Milburn. For Ncuti, Sex Education is his first big break into television and he's been universally acclaimed in his character as the POC gay-best-friend. The character that Ncuti plays is flamboyant, outgoing and not afraid to break from cisnormative behaviour, so is the actor anything like the character? Speaking to Paper Magazine, he said that he wished that the show had been around when he was growing up because "it's just important to see yourself represented". Speaking about preparing for the role he said that he didn't want the character of Eric to be a stereotype, he added, "We've seen the gay best friend caricature, and we've seen the black best friend caricature, and I really wanted to move