Willow star Erin Kellyman has opened up about the importance of playing a queer character in the Disney+ fantasy show.
The series, which is a continuation of the cult classic ’80s film of the same name, has been widely praised for centring an LGBTQ+ relationship.
Kellyman plays knight-in-training Jade, who fans have seen grow ever closer to her best friend, the rebellious Princess Kit (played by Ruby Cruz). In the most recent episode, ‘Wildwood’, the pair finally bit the bullet and revealed their feelings for one another. In the words of another character in the series — the pair have “have totally got the hots for each other.”
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Kellyman, who is openly gay, explained how cathartic it was to be involved in a positive queer love story, something that was sorely lacking on TV when she was growing up.