Please, he’s just Joshin’

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‘‘ I think Chan­nel 10 is keen for more and I think Shaun (Mi­callef) will make (the decision). But I’m the last guy they will call.’’

Please Like Me is a com­edy/ drama that fol­lows a fic­tional ver­sion of Josh as he’s forced to move back in with his man­icde­pres­sive mum.

‘‘ It’s like Outland meets Mother and Son,’’ he says boldly, be­fore hur­riedly adding: ‘‘ That’s a joke!.’’

The show has been in de­vel­op­ment for the past three years — so long that in the orig­i­nal sto­ry­line Thomas’s char­ac­ter was still ‘‘ pre­tend­ing’’ to be a red-blooded het­ero­sex­ual.

‘‘ In the orig­i­nal pitch I was mak­ing out with girls and then we changed it to boys,’’ he says. ‘‘ It would just seem too weird to see me touch­ing boobs.

‘‘ I have a re­ally good-look­ing boyfriend in this show.’’

To­mor­row, When The War Be­gan star Caitlin Stasey plays his best friend. They met on the TBYG set.

‘‘ I was like, you’re a fun chick, why don’t you au­di­tion for this show?’’ he says. ‘‘ And she did and she was great.’’

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