An interesting online article about Will/CM coming out, I selected a few parts because I’m not sure about copying the whole thing for copyright reasons so I’m providing the link for those who want to read the entire article.
Chandler told us, "The hardest part for him was accepting it himself. That took an exceptionally long time. And also the reasons anyone would be scared to come out. They wonder what their family would think. None of Will's family members are gay. He's kind of grown up assuming that he would marry a woman and have kids. But he turned out to be who he is, and he just felt different. It's sometimes a scary feeling."
He's managed to grow up a good kid, despite not always doing so in the best of circumstances. His mother Sami had him while she was still a teenager and lied about who his father was for the first few years of his life. And then, well, Sami tries, but she wasn't always the best mother. Will has said numerous times that everything is about "her." Despite their complicated relationship, though, with Will sometimes acting more like the parent, he still yearns for his mother's love.
"In my mind," Chandler said, "Will is just who any good kid would be, if he was gay, and growing up in the circumstances that he did. When I first took over Will, there was this story with all the conflict with his mother and the decisions she's made. I decided that the main thing that Will wants, and the reason that all of this conflict is happening, is because he wants his mom's love. Everybody wants that. I try to break down these storylines into universal human needs and wants and I think anyone could relate to that. Everybody knows what it's like to want to be loved by someone and feel like they're not. And the feeling of rejection.
"Some of my close friends from high school are gay," Chandler told us. "We grew up together and actually two of them came out to me and the rest of our group of friends in high school. I talked to them a little. The circumstances are different. I think the circumstances are always different from person to person, but the feelings and the fear and the uncertainty and this burden that they're carrying around - this secret - is the same no matter who you are. I definitely talked to them. I think that's important. If I didn't do that, I would have had a harder time relating to Will."
He was a little worried about the day Will had his first kiss with a guy, after a fairly raucous game of beer pong. "That day I remember my Twitter kind of blew up!" Chandler laughed. "I read through the Tweets that people sent me and they were all really positive and supportive, which was great. It's great that there's so much positive support for the story. I was honestly expecting a lot of, I don't know, bigotry would come along with that, but so far I haven't encountered any."