'Walking Dead' Star Thomas Payne I Never Confirmed 'Jesus' is Gay, But ...

12/1/2016 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Thomas Payne's setting the record straight -- the character he plays on "The Walking Dead" is NOT gay ... not that there's anything wrong with that.

We caught up with Thomas at LAX Wednesday and asked him about a recent interview where he seemed to insinuate his character, Jesus, is gay. Thomas says people misunderstood him a bit, but he still thinks the world's ready for the concept.

If and when it happens.