ABC News interviewed Michael alongside George Sear and executive producer Brian Tanen yesterday to talk about the impact of Love, Victor. Check out the full interview below, and check out 532 captures from the interview in the gallery.
Michael Cimino, George Sear & executive producer Brian Tanen say the new series continues the heartwarming message in the film “Love, Simon.” Tackling issues around sexuality, family and high school.
Michael shared the news on his Twitter last night that VMAN had done an article about him, as well as the accompanying photoshoot by Connor Franta. Check out highlights below.
There are so many reasons to Love, Victor, but we also love the breakout star portraying Victor — actor Michael Cimino. Michael brings a fresh perspective as a new actor and person of color to the Hulu original series. Standing out among other teenage coming-of-age stories, Love, Victor confronts topics of race, sexuality, social class, machismo culture, and more. By the same token, Michael isn’t afraid to talk about these social issues. As an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, Michael found ways to appreciate Pride Month in quarantine. Along with all of us, he “learned how to celebrate within his home and stay connected,” finding time to call his friends, cook, and make new traditions. Inevitably, Pride could never be canceled. The sense of community is stronger than ever, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Michael has also been utilizing his platform to support the Black Lives Matter movement, protesting police brutality, and the racial injustices that are America and in his community. “I have been trying to leverage my platform to not only educate people about the ways they could help, but I’ve also been lucky to find an amazing group of leaders in the community (We Are the Movement LA) that I have been leading protests with,” Michael shared proudly. “We are trying to continue the movement and continuously make a change and speak out on injustices.” Love, Victor decided to move their release date two days earlier, to June 17th, so that the holiday of Juneteenth had its day in the spotlight.
I’ve added 625 captures from the second part of Michael’s ET Online interview, 142 captures of his ET Canada interview, and the eight photos that photographer Connor Franta did of Michael for his VMAN interview! Check them all out by clicking the links below.
Entertainment Tonight posted the second part of their interview with Michael, clearly held back to avoid spoilers before the show’s release. Check it out below, and captures will be added to the gallery soon!
Now that you’ve finished bingeing season one of Hulu’s ‘Love, Victor,’ star Michael Cimino is dishing behind-the-scenes secrets to ET about that ‘Love, Simon’ crossover episode, Victor’s big cliffhanger and season two! Season one of ‘Love, Victor’ is streaming now on Hulu.
The Michael Cimino Daily gallery has been updated with episode stills from episode five and six from the first season of Love, Victor, as well as 14,205 captures from the entire first season! In addition, 908 captures from the three most recent interviews posted here (Entertainment Tonight; BuzzFeed Celeb; MTV News) have been added.