Kerr Smith is heading back to high school, but this time he’ll be moulding the minds of the future as teacher Mr. Honey in “Riverdale”. Smith is known for portraying Jack McPhee, a gay character on “Dawson’s Creek”, and shares with TooFab that he appreciates the importance of Jack’s coming-out journey.

“We were the first ones to do that. It was a crazy experience back then and you’re right, look at every single show now, it’s pretty amazing.”

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Smith recalls the discussion of his character, who was not originally penned to be gay, with the show creator.

“I remember the day Kevin Williamson came down to Wilmington, North Carolina… He said, ‘Kerr, let’s go get some coffee.’… I went, ‘Oh no, am I fired?’ And he throws this idea, ‘We want to go down a different avenue with Jack,’ and I go, ‘What does that mean?’”

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Smith appreciated the importance of telling this story well and wasn’t sure if he was the man for it: “My storyline ended up being largely Greg Berlanti‘s. It was an intense experience and I remember calling everybody I respected and said, ‘Hey, should I do this?’ Doing the first male-male kiss, I remember it was intense. I’m glad we did it and it was part of history.”