Connor Paolo’s Eric Van der Woodsen and Blake Lively’s Serena reveal their secrets on Monday’s episode of Gossip Girl, Eric is gay and Serena killed somebody. People talked to actor Connor Paolo about his character, Eric Van Der Woodsen, and here are some highlights and a clip from Gossip Girl:
How will the other characters react to the news? Everyone okay with it: Each character has their own reaction. It does seem to create a rift between me and Jenny. Chuck steps up as big brother though.
When did you find out your character was gay: I was told about a month ago. Two of the producers explained the situation. It seemed like a good thing. Up to this point, I’ve had a volatile role on the show. Sometimes, I’m there. Sometimes, I’m not. It’s the producers giving me more screen time and a chance to prove myself as an actor — so I wanted to make sure I delivered.
New Line release stills from Burr Steers’ 17 Again starring Zac Efron.
Synopsis: A middle-aged father (Matthew Perry) wakes up to find he’s seventeen (Zac Efron) again. So, he enrolls in the same high school as his children to be close to them.
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