‘Scandal’s’ Male Prostitute Matthew Del Negro Dishes on Show’s Big Gay Wedding (Video)

ABC actor talks about his role and how life has changed since joining one of the hottest shows on TV in TheWrap’s latest installment of “Drinking With the Stars”

Last Updated: March 26, 2015 @ 6:51 PM

Over the years, Matthew Del Negro has been in pretty much every show you can imagine: “The Sopranos,” “The West Wing,” “Law & Order,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “NCIS,” “Teen Wolf,” “United States of Tara” — the list goes on.

But when he landed a relatively small role in a big TV show, his life was turned upside down in the best possible way. Now his character is marrying Cyrus Beene, the fictional chief of staff on Shonda Rhimes‘ juggernaut “Scandal,” a move that took everyone by surprise, Del Negro included.

“It’s exactly how I saw it happening,” Del Negro joked during TheWrap‘s latest installment of “Drinking with The Stars” at Riviera 31 in Los Angeles.

Del Negro plays Michael, a ridiculously chiseled D.C. prostitute who is hired by the president’s political enemy to seduce POTUS’ gay chief of staff.

After the the story goes public, crisis manager Olivia Pope forces Beene to marry the prostitute so she can spin their sexual trysts as a love affair in an effort to make the scandal go away.

No word yet on wether the wedding will go through as planned (promos for the show have been teasing it for days), but either way Del Negro has already become a fan favorite.

[Pope’s] idea is to sell it as a love story,” Del Negro said. “So, when you meet up with me in this episode, something has happened. I may or may not have gotten into trouble. Really it ends up being a Cyrus-centric episode where a lot is revealed about his past.”

Asked what he thought when he got the script and saw the words “male prostitute,” the actor said, “You’re thinking, ‘Oh sh-t!'”

TheWrap also played a little game of “Scandal Wrapid Fire,” which you can see here.

Watch our “Drinking With the Stars” interview here.

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