As fans of ABC’s Revenge know, Patrick (Justin Hartley) and Nolan (Gabriel Mann) got quite close on last week’s episode, and viewers want to know what’s coming down the pike for the duo, and if this romance may be long-term, or short-lived?
The sexy Mr. Hartley spoke with ET Online this week about the character development of Patrick being gay, what the cards may hold for Victoria, Nolan, and Emily and much more. Here are a few interesting excerpts below:
Hartley on if he knew from the beginning of being cast on Revenge, that Patrick was gay: “I got a breakdown for this character and thought he was interesting, so I auditioned. Then, I think it was the next day, they brought me back to read again and the sides were different and it was evident that he was gay. I didn’t care if he was gay as long as it didn’t change the things I found to be interesting about the character, which was his mystery and levity — and, if anything, being gay made him more interesting to me because any time a character is given elements that make him different from the people that surround him, it enhances their story. So everything about the role was enticing to me and I’ve had a blast playing it so far in every regard. It’s a great show, a great character, and on a selfish note, I love being able to play something I’ve never played before!”
Hartley on if Patrick and Nolan will become a full-fledged relationship, or is it really about the exploration of a possible relationship: “I think both. It’s the exploration of seeing what these feelings mean in a true way. Patrick’s saying, ‘I’m going to let you in, you’re going to let me in, we’re going to see where this goes and I’m going to trust you until I can’t trust you anymore.’ So we see where it goes. They’re both hopeful, they’re intrigued with one another, there’s chemistry and fire and passion, but also an understanding that they’re both damaged goods. For someone to say, ‘This is me, and I would like you to let me in,’ and the other person to reply with, ‘I would love that, there’s nothing better.’”
Hartley on the closer Patrick gets to Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), the bigger target he then would have become in Emily’s eyes: “Emily (Emily VanCamp) is going to get what she wants however she can, and the unintended consequences of that might make Patrick collateral damage. I don’t think Patrick sees the eminent threat Emily poses because he’s so invested in his mom; he’s taken his eye off the ball a bit when it comes to Emily and we’ll see if she crushes him or not as a result.”
So, Revengers! What do you hope happens with Patrick and Nolan? Do you hope they will become serious boyfriends? Do you think one, or both, are using their closeness as an ulterior motive? Weigh-in!