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Jonathan Bennett Becomes “A Complication” For Jude And Zero On “Hit The Floor”

We talk to the "Mean Girls" star about playing a gay agent on VH1's sports drama.

VH1’s basketball drama Hit the Floor is back, and we’ve been eager to see what becomes of the show’s gay couple, sports agent Jude (Brent Antonello) and new captain Zero (Adam Senn).

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Their fate hits a snag on tonight’s episode, though, with the arrival of Lucas, an openly gay agent played by Mean Girls Jonathan Bennett.

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While Jude is just getting his bearings as an out gay man, Lucas has been on the scene for a while. There’s definitely chemistry—and Jude’s boss is pushing him to flirt with Lucas—but all bets are off.

“It’s really cool of Hit the Floor to do this storyline—it’s a different look at people’s lives,” Bennett tells NewNowNext. “I don’t think its something audiences have seen before.”

And with his character now repping Zero, “Lucas will definitely become a complication for Jude and Zero,” says Bennett.

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Does that mean the three will get entangled sexually? Bennett won’t spill.

“I’ll just say my relationship with Jude and Zero will blossom.”

In addition to this new role on Hit the Floor, Bennett’s been popping up everywhere of late: From Dancig with the Stars and Food Network’s Cake Wars, to an upcoming role on MTV’s Awkward.

It can be hard to insinuate an actor into an existing storyline—especially one as volatile as “Zude” on Hit the Floor—but Bennett actually has a secret weapon.

“I’ve known Adam Senn since we were kids,” he reveals. “I was nervous coming into the character—there’s such chemistry between them already and I’m the new guy—but knowing Adam made it a lot easier.”

Plus, he confesses, “Brett is so damn likable.”

Watch Hit the Floor Monday nights at 10pm on VH1.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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