George Takei and his husband Brad are welcoming the world into their personal lives with their new web series, “It Takeis Two.”
The scripted series follows the pair as they enjoy the humorous side of married life and stardom, like when Brad decides he does not like people posting memes about him online in episode one of the show.
“With ‘It Takeis Two,’ we want it to be more fun and also very entertaining way of making people aware that same-sex marriage can be quite different from a lot of the stereotypes that some people still seem to have of gays or lesbians who get married,” Takei told TheWrap in an interview.
And while Brad only found himself in the spotlight fairly recently, he is already building himself a loyal fanbase. “We just came from a ‘Star Trek’ convention this past weekend in Connecticut and Brad has discovered that he already has a great following,” Takei said. “They were all lined up for my autograph but Brad came along with me and he was working the lines. Many of the people asked him for his autograph and a selfie with him.”
Takei is also still celebrating that the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage equality meant a great deal, but there is still work to be done. “There is still resistance in some parts of the United States, particularly in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, the usual suspects,” he said.
“But it is the law of the land and they finally recognized that, but there is now a new movement to resist by throwing a veil of religious freedom over their prejudice,” he continued. “So that is the next stage we’ve got to fight.”
The actor went on to reveal that he would be open to reprising his role as Kaito Nakamura in the upcoming “Heroes” reboot, “Heroes Reborn” — if the producers can work around his schedule for “Allegiance,” Takei’s new Broadway musical inspired by his own experiences during the U.S. internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
“We’re going to be opening on Broadway with ‘Allegiance’ this fall. We go into previews on October 6, and we open on November 8. And we are certainly hoping for a good long run. If they have a one-day gig that they’ll shot on location in New York, I could do it.”