Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin in 'Hairspray Live!'
Garrett Clayton plays the role of Link Larkin in Hairspray Live!
, which airs tonight on NBC
. He acts opposite lead, newcomer Maddie Baillio, who says she has four kissing scenes with him. In an interview with People
, Clayton talked about playing the heartthrob of the production and the life lessons that his character learns. Clayton stated: There’s all these idealistic things that TV and movies tell you that you should want to be. And when you’re growing up, you find out what you really care about and what really matters. Link learns that sometimes, the things you want in life aren’t in line with your heart — but that your dreams can come true if you stand up for what you believe in.
Many know Clayton from his role on the TV show The Fosters
and from Disney Channel’s Teen Beach
movie franchise. For more information on Clayton, click through our gallery of his best Hairspray
pics. (Photo by: Brian Bowen Smith/NBC)