Joshua Bassett spoke for all of us as he gushed over Harry Styles in a recent interview.
The star, who’s best known for his role as Ricky Bowen in High School Musical: The Series, has gone viral on social media after complimenting the British singer-songwriter and his “charming” personality.
“I think he’s a nice guy, doesn’t say too much, but when he talks, it matters,” said Bassett.
“He’s just cool. Who doesn’t think Harry Styles is cool? Also, he’s hot, you know? He’s very charming too. Lots of things.”
The 20-year-old then joked: “This is also my coming out video, I guess.”
Bassett rose to fame with guest appearances on television shows such as Lethal Weapon (2017), Game Shakers (2018), Dirty John (2018), Stuck in the Middle (2018) and Grey’s Anatomy (2019).
He was catapulted to superstardom in 2019 with his lead role on High School Musical, which also stars Driver’s License hit-maker Olivia Rodrigo.
The first season was met with critical acclaim and won the GLAAD Media Award in 2020 for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming. Its long-awaited follow-up has been confirmed to air this Friday (14 May) on Disney+.
Bassett has also launched a career in the music industry with pop anthems such as Lie Lie Lie, Only a Matter of Time and Feel Something.
All three aforementioned songs are included on his self-titled EP, which is available now on iTunes and streaming services.
Joshua Bassett comes out as queer in new interview where he compliments Harry Styles:
“Who doesn’t think Harry Styles is cool? Also he’s hot, you know… This is also my coming out video I guess.”
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 10, 2021