Mean Girls star opens up about struggle with sexuality in emotional letter

Mean Girls actor, Daniel Franzese has penned an emotional letter in which he came out as a gay man.

The actor, who played the hilarious Damien in the cult movie, wrote the letter to his character in the movie, thanking him.

Daniel writes to Damien, who is an openly gay teenage boy in the movie: “You were proud of who you were; I was an insecure actor … You became an iconic character that people looked up to”.

Daniel also spoke about how he wishes he had the courage that his character had: “I had the perfect opportunity in 2004 to let people know the REAL Daniel Franzese. Now in 2014 – ten years later – looking back, it took YOU to teach me how to be proud of myself again.”

What a brave man to speak so openly and honestly about his struggle to accept his sexuality – good on you, Daniel!