Gabriel Mann has stated in at least one interview that he thinks that putting Nolan and Victoria in scenes together (not in a romantic sense) could be gold. He said he would love to see their interactions and he seems to really want that. As we've seen before, Victoria is so uncomfortable with Declan in "social" situations, so I can only imagine what would happen if it were her and Nolan. I think her and Nolan together would be hilarious. You know Nolan would go out of his way to make Victoria want to bolt out of the nearest exit just to escape his "Nolan-ness." Gabe seems to really love the people he is working with and loves playing Nolan. It is so obvious from his interviews, his interactions with his cast members at various events, and his twitter, that he is having a blast. He is so awesome on this show.
I'd even prefer Nolan with Victoria before Ash.
Nolan Ross: Popped Collar Prince
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 11:27 PM
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 2:19 AM
Nolan and Victoria or Nolan and Charlotte eek. Please show don't go there. I can't see Nolan handling a woman like Victoria. He can't even handle Amanda.
Edited by angelita100, Mar 7, 2012 @ 2:20 AM.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 9:58 AM
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Posted May 3, 2012 @ 7:55 PM
Nolan/Gabriel Mann is going to be a bigger fan favorite than ever after this last episode.
Edited by atyleung, May 3, 2012 @ 7:57 PM.
Posted May 3, 2012 @ 8:09 PM
I want him. :)
Edited by Bkwrm, May 3, 2012 @ 8:17 PM.
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 8:02 AM
Edited by darkestboy, May 5, 2012 @ 8:03 AM.
Posted May 10, 2012 @ 8:42 AM
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Posted May 25, 2012 @ 6:18 AM
Video of Gabe's full interview on Ellen:
That video definitely made my morning. I love Nolan. He really stepped it up these past few episodes. I just spent a few minutes reading Gabriel Mann's IMBD page, and it's amazing how many roles I've seen him in before and yet I didn't recognize him. He has a nice chameleon quality. Also, I have to say, some of his modeling shots are hawt!
Posted May 28, 2012 @ 2:50 PM
Also, kudos to him having the sense to backup that harddrive as well.
Posted Jun 1, 2012 @ 5:19 PM
On the one hand, the other characters on the show reject Nolan repeatedly, it's stressed that he has a hard time maintaining connections to friends and family, it took almost the whole season and numerous huge gifts/gestures for other characters to even tolerate his presence (ex: Jack)...basically, within the world of the show, Nolan is very unlikable.
*However,* he's written and played as a very sympathetic character. He is nice and (relatively) genuine with the other characters, smart, and rich. Even though he's styled as the "ugly character" (that hair!), they didn't choose some super unattractive actor, they chose a tall, muscular/slim guy who doesn't have any crazy terrible/weird thing going on in the face -- aka, someone who is relatively conventionally attractive. Basically, for the audience, Nolan is very likable.
Many of the other characters (ex: Charlotte) are portrayed in the opposite way -- very likeable within the world of the show, but not especially slanted to appeal to the audience (we're really supposed to like Charlotte the pill-popping, crying, ignorant, fabulously-wealthy-by-birth teen?). Even Emily is a play on that, where the other characters like her, even if it's not in their best interest (ex: Ashley, Jack, Nolan), and even though we the audience are exposed to pretty dark/disturbing things about her.
Why is Nolan portrayed as someone no one within the show can like, but as both the show's moral compass and someone the audience is clearly supposed to root for, if not the audience's within-show stand in? What is the show is trying to say by characterizing him that way?
Posted Jun 1, 2012 @ 9:47 PM
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Posted Jun 5, 2012 @ 10:17 AM
I never got the feeling that the Graysons didn't like him, just that they think he's odd and don't relate well to him. Nolan's social awkwardness often comes out as obnoxious behavior. People don't know what to do with him and think he's weird, but he has too much money to ignore.
I thought the Grayson's didn't like Nolan because he was 'new money' and they came from 'old money'. Or at least Conrad did.
Also, are the Graysons really "old money?" I thought that Conrad's father started the company and while successful, didn't Conrad take it to the top? I recall Conrad saying that he was one who put the "Global" in Grayson Global.
Edited by Limabean, Jun 5, 2012 @ 10:17 AM.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
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Posted Jun 27, 2012 @ 4:25 PM
Posted Jul 18, 2012 @ 7:55 AM
It's nice to have a strong, well written bisexual character on television because even now it is still kind of a rarity and Nolan's been an absolute highlight every single week.
Posted Jul 25, 2012 @ 1:15 PM
Nolan definitely wasn't a character from "your grandmother's soap opera" last season and I found that really refreshing and intriguing.
Edited by Icanseeformiles, Jul 25, 2012 @ 1:17 PM.
Posted Jul 25, 2012 @ 2:56 PM
I'm currently doing a rewatch of Season 1 because it's airing on Irish TV. Last episode I watched was Duress.
Posted Jul 27, 2012 @ 4:29 AM
Posted Jul 31, 2012 @ 10:28 PM
darkestboy, I don't want to give you spoilers, but I think you should cherish the awesomeness that was season 1. I myself, am done with this show. It was nice chatting with you for the brief time that we got to.
Unfortunately, Icanseeformiles, we can guess by your tone what the spoiler is and I, for one, am starting to panic...Nolan?!!
BTW, one of my least favorite things about this show is that they release too many dang spoilers!! People are already addicted to Revenge, why do the showrunners, Mike Kelley, and the cast (even Gabe) feel like they always have to open their big mouths to keep us interested?! (In fact, it's the opposite...Revenge is the kind of show that has the most impact when you go along for the ride and watch things unfold.)
Edited by atyleung, Jul 31, 2012 @ 10:30 PM.
Posted Aug 7, 2012 @ 5:49 PM
A) "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" - they killed David, and would have killed his aunt, he wants to keep tabs,
B) he likes that he can buy and sell people who look down on him,
C) he wants to and can afford it,
D) he thought that Amanda/Emily might show up.
Edited by Bkwrm, Aug 7, 2012 @ 5:51 PM.
Posted Aug 17, 2012 @ 11:22 PM