John Barrowman to Fox: Please don't turn Capt. Jack straight

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

John Barrowman, who's looking forward to returning as Capt. Jack in the upcoming U.S. version of Torchwood, has one request for Fox—not to tinker with his character's sexuality.

"I hope wherever [the franchise] goes that the show stays the same," said the openly gay actor to Michael Ausiello of TV Guide. "The last thing I would want would be for Jack to become this heterosexual, straight hero. He's an omnisexual guy. He likes men, women, aliens, whatever. I think we should continue going down that route."

Barrowman stressed that any effort to de-gay Capt. Jack would result in a "really big discussion," adding that it would ultimately be up to series creator Russell T Davies and producing partner Julie Gardner to fight that battle.

"Julie has said, as has Russell, that there will be no Torchwood without John Barrowman as Capt. Jack," he said. "If I am asked to do Torchwood again, I will do it at the drop of a hat—whether it's in America or back in Britain or if it's for a film. I absolutely love Capt. Jack."

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