The highly anticipated “Revenge” season 2 premiere airs today, Sept. 30 on ABC.
Gabriel Mann who plays eccentric billionaire Nolan Ross has done a recent round of interviews teasing some tidbits about what we can expect in the Hamptons over the coming weeks.
According to a Sept. 28 TV Fanatic interview, Mann says that “For the first time, Nolan has competition for that prized position in Emily’s life, which drives a wedge between them.”
Oh no! Nemily is like the dynamic duo of Schemeland! Plus, Nolan is the closest thing to a friend that Emily (Emily VanCamp) has allowed herself to have.
Nolan has taken all kinds of abuse to protect Emily and come to her rescue. Let’s hope whatever rough patch this pair is facing is only temporary and they eventually find their way back together.
Of course, we don’t really know exactly what or who that is going to cause the rift.
But, we do know that Jennifer Jason Leigh is joining the cast as Emily’s mother. Will mother and daughter meet and bond? Will something between them or someone who is helping Emily search for her mother cause her to shove Nolan aside?
Apparently, Nolan is also changing his image. He’s sporting the fabulous new haircut and maybe even donning some new duds.
Mann said, “”I always saw Nolan’s look as part of his armor, but this season, he’s going to be a bit more exposed, say more with less … he doesn’t feel the need to hide behind the same, preppy, medieval page boy costume.”
We certainly hope he doesn’t abandon his clever quips. We’ve been in serious withdrawal, waiting (rather impatiently) to see what’s next on the “Revengenda.”
The “Revenge” season 2 premiere airs Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 9 PM EST. on ABC.
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Though actor Gabriel Mann has admitted to wanting a “Nemily” hookup before the end of Revenge, his character Nolan Ross is already suffering from some Emily Thorne-related heartache and he’s not even romantically interested in her (at the moment).
There’s a new man in Emily’s life by the name of Aiden Mathias, and what makes this newcomer different than the Daniel Graysons and Jack Porters of the world is his knowledge of her past, true identity, and mission.
Aiden trained with Ems in revenge school so when the two decide to hook up, he knows almost as much about her as the Nolster.
According to executive producer Melissa Loy, that’s not always a good thing for Em’s faithful partner in crime.
“Nolan will always be her no. 1 sidekick and sounding board so the nature of that relationship will always stay fun, but there will be a bit of tension built up and hurt feelings when Emily turns her attention to [Aiden],” she told TV Guide.
Poor guy! Fortunately, he will be keeping busy with some romance of his own this season.
“We branch off a bit and explore his world more instead of it always being Emily’s, and there is someone in Nolan’s life that comes along, played by Dilshad Vadsaria, who comes in as a misfit kind of like him,” Melissa revealed.
This “special someone” goes by the name of Padma. She and Nolan are set to get pretty steamy this season. Take that, Ems!
by Steve Marsi
As quirky billionaire Nolan Ross on ABC’s Revenge, Gabriel Mann forms half of one of TV’s most dynamic duos.
Speaking with TV Fanatic today, the actor shed light on what we can expect from the wingman/guardian/co-conspirator of Emily VanCamp’s Emily Thorne in Season 2. The main takeaway from our conversation:
Expect the unexpected, because “nothing ever stays the same on Revenge,” even between Nolan and Emily.
Mann teased that the “evolution, or devolution to an extent, of that relationship” will be central to his character this fall, thanks in large part to a host of “new Hamptons interlopers” on the scene.
“For the first time, Nolan has competition for that prized position in Emily’s life, which drives a wedge between them,” he said. “However, based on some of the events that play out involving the [new characters], the changing circumstances ultimately may bring them back together as well.”
Mann also promised that more layers of his personal and professional life will be peeled back in Season 2, as the “equal opportunity lover” will be given at least one romantic interest. As for NolCorp?
“We’re going to find early on that Nolan, a billionaire whose company is bigger than Grayson Global, perhaps hasn’t been paying as much attention to his company as he should have,” he said.
“His fatal flaw has always been his need for love and attention, to the point where he’ll put himself in harm’s way … I think we’re going to explore the wide-ranging consequences of that.”
Nolan’s adventures with Emily throughout Revenge Season 1 certainly took their toll, and we’ll see how much past events have altered the eccentric Mr. Ross’ outlook – and physical look – from the onset.
When asked about his new haircut (see clip below), Mann joked that “much like the whale cam, it had run its course” and that subtle appearance change “ties into the character’s evolution.”
“This is a guy who has now kidnapped, tortured, and ruined people’s lives, but also was involved for the first time in something that made him feel alive … there’s no way that won’t change a person.”
“I always saw Nolan’s look as part of his armor, but this season, he’s going to be a bit more exposed, say more with less … he doesn’t feel the need to hide behind the same, preppy, medieval page boy costume.”
Revenge Season 2 Premiere Clip – Southpaw
Regarding the show’s general arc, Mann confirmed that like the first season, Sunday’s premiere begins with an event, then flashes back and unravels how we got there, probably over the course of 13-14 episodes.
That’s where the similarities end, however.
“Season 2 is like another world,” the actor teased, noting the key additions of Barry Sloane and Jennifer Jason Leigh, but also revelations about existing characters and how they fit into the overall narrative.
“We don’t know the full story of NolCorp, or Americon Initiative, or even David Clarke’s murder. We don’t know what happened in Daniel’s past or how Ashley Davenport arrived in the Hamptons to plan the world’s worst parties.”
“There’s so much more to explore, with everyone’s hidden motivations and psychology.”
It’s difficult to keep track of it all for a viewer, or even an actor. Although Mann insists he’s seen a “Revenge Bible” – listing all the connections of every person and object ever seen on the show – on the desk of one of the writers.
If anyone has one, let him know, okay? Seriously, he really wants a copy.
Revenge Season 2 begins this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Beverly Hills, CA (Hollywood Today) 9/27/12 – “She’s quite justified in what she’s doing. I mean, these people stole everything from her. They are horrible people. They do really bad things. And I think, on some level, you know, everybody can connect with the theme of revenge, whether they act on it or not,” Emily Vancamp explained of her character Emily Thorne in ABC’s “revenge”, which returns this Sunday in the old “Desperate Housewives” timeslot.
This series is just such a guilty pleasure to watch, so the new timeslot is perfect. We want all the questions from the pilot answered and we tune in to see who will be crossed off Emily’s list this week. Exploiting all of the skeletons in closets of the rich and privileged of the Hamptons is the loveliest part of night time dramas.
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If actor Gabriel Mann was in charge of Revenge’s storyline, Emily Thorne and Nolan Ross would be headed to the South Fork Inn any day now. In a romantic hookup he calls “Nemily,” the revenge queen and her sexy sidekick would finally realize that they are meant to be.
Unfortunately for the Nolster, Gabe is the only one who entertains that fantasy. Actress Emily VanCamp has openly admitted that she interacts with the character of Nolan as if he were her brother.
And show creator Mike Kelley admits he’s thought of potentially revealing that the two related in the future.
Though a Nemily hookup would be glorious, all signs point toward Emily and Nolan being related. Here are the three biggest clues:
1) David Clarke Backed Nolan’s Company
2) Nolan’s Constantly Protecting Ems and Vice Versa
3) Nolan Never Tries to Hook Up With Ems, But Does Try to Set Her Up With Jack
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R&R: Season 1 Summary
Hello Fans! It’s almost that time of year again. The time of year where the heavens rain down on us and allow us to witness super-snarky sidekick, Nolan Ross, our very own Gabriel Mann, invade our living rooms for one hour each week, leaving our breathless little hearts a flutter and crying out for more. That’s right, it’s time for Revenge! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am positively wrought with anticipation waiting for the new season opener.
I’d like to kick off season two by personally welcoming all of you Mann-onites to the first edition of what I like to call R&R, Revenge Recap. Each week, we here at Gabriel Mann Fan will provide you with exclusive episode reviews of the megahit T.V. series Revenge, as well as highlights and predictions for the following week. So now that I’ve explained the gist of things, let’s get to it, shall we?
I think we can all agree, season one was a real mindblower. The finale left us with so many cliff-hangers I seriously thought maybe the producers might pass out safety harnesses and a disclaimer at the start of season two. Our heroine, Emily Thorne, wasted no time kicking ass and taking names. Seems pretty fitting given the title of the show, and it appeared as though all that “revenginess” was about to pay off until the writers threw us a curve ball with the whole exploding plane scenario.
Thankfully, the beautiful, stylish and quick thinking Nolan was intelligent enough to back up the secret hard drive revealing that…duhn-duhn-duh…Emily’s previously deceased mother is not actually deceased at all. Now, while the resurfacing of Emily’s long lost mother, reportedly played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, will certainly add another fantastical twist to the already tangled storyline, what on earth happened to the other mother of the show, resident bitch, Victoria Grayson? Is she dead? Is she alive? We do know that Madeleine Stowe is definitely returning for season two, but will she only be cast in flashback scenes? Did she have second thoughts and get off the plane? Maybe she survived only to become a lonely, self-righteous vegetable. The possibilities are endless.
Also endless, Victoria’s ability to leave destruction in her wake with every move she makes, which brings me to everybody’s favorite hot mess and junior bitch-in-training, Charlotte. As if learning she’s the daughter of David Clarke, having a wee Vicodin problem and being dumped by Declan weren’t enough, the poor little vixen OD’d upon seeing the news of her mother’s demise. I can’t wait to see what season two has in store for our strung out little wing nut. Assuming she survives what is probably the first of many suicide attempts, she’s going to have one helluva time garnering support for her AA classes; her mother is presumed dead, Conrad is a nasty, murdering drunk (no help there) and it seems as though even Declan has written her off. There’s no telling if he’ll have much more patience for her drug nonsense now that he’s about to be an uncle.
Oh yes, that’s right, Jack’s about to become a father to Frank-bashing Fauxmanda’s obnoxious little brat. After seeing Amanda skip town for six months, you’ve got to wonder if he’s really the baby daddy or if she’s even pregnant for that matter. Maybe she’s wearing a prosthetic under that skin tight tank top? There’s really no end to Fauxmanda’s sickly sweet scheming. One thing is for sure, this puts a huge monkey wrench in Emily’s plan to stop wreaking havoc on the Hamptons. Perhaps the break up with Daniel was a little premature? No thanks to nosy, peeping-tom Ashley, who confessed to Daniel she witnessed a sexy make-out session between Ems and Jack.
Given the show’s current propensity for screwed up relationships, we’ve just got to ask, will Ashley and Daniel hook up in season two? This storyline could be interesting. Who doesn’t love to see a gold-digging, back-stabbing tramp get her way? And now that relapsed alcoholic Daniel has sold his soul to the devil those two could make one heck of a team. There’s a cognac-swigging, money-hungry power couple if I ever saw one.
Speaking of getting busy, I sincerely hope Nolan gets a little more lovin’ this season. After being kidnapped and bitch-slapped by the creepy white haired guy, not to mention that fiasco with Tyler, he deserves to get some major game. As a self-professed three on the Kinsey scale, that means he could hook up with virtually anyone on set. Personally, I’m rooting for some steamy Nemily action because we just can’t seem to get enough of those two.
Wherever the Revenge storyline goes this season, it’s a safe bet it will be every bit as white knuckle inducing as season one, so be sure to tune in to ABC every Sunday night starting Sept. 30th at 9/8 central. Then log on to your favorite fan site, gabrielmann.net or gabriel-mann.com, for your weekly dose of R&R. I can’t wait to see you all next week and hear your input. Stay tuned…
“Revenge” is about many things for many people, but when it comes to Gabriel Mann’s character of Nolan on the show, it appears to be more or less about trying to get a fresh start in season 2.
So how far is Gabriel Mann’s tech mogul willing to go in order to make this happen? Let’s just say that he is looking to get out of the house that would have otherwise haunted him had he decided to continue to stay in it. The first season of “Revenge” was clearly a bad one for the guy, but it seems at least in this scene like he is trying to breathe some sort of sigh of relief. After all, he is just starting to unwind a little bit with his belief that Victoria Grayson is dead and the family is not going to be around to cause any more trouble – it’s understandable why he would think this based on the fact that the show has already featured her funeral.
However, what Nolan does not really realize is that Conrad does not really have every shred of evidence about his past buried thanks to the plane crash … and one Emily Thorne is going to be out for blood. She’s not sure that she can trust anyone, and the only hope Nolan may have is that she may end up being a little bit distracted by her mom suddenly turning up in her universe again.
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We owe a lot of good things in our lives to Elizabeth Barnes. She is the genius casting director for Revengewho brought us greats like Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Sammy the Dog — the list goes on and on.
And with a slew of new characters hitting the Hamptons in Season 2, chances are this talent scout is keeping pretty busy.
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Today she tweeted, “Revenge auditions today for a top-secret role, so actors couldn’t have the scene in advance. Very mysterious, but everyone did a great job!”
A role so secret that the actors couldn’t even take a peek at the scene in advance? Color us curious!
Could she be referring to the highly-coveted role of Victoria Grayson’s mother? Or perhaps it’s Conrad Grayson’s ex-wife? Everyone is a suspect in the twisted world of Revenge — with the sole exception being bouncing baby Porter, since he can’t talk.
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If you aren’t already following tweet-and-spoiler-happy Gabriel Mann on Twitter, stop what you’re doing right now and search for @Gabriel_Mann. The adorable Hamptonite can’t seem to keep off our feeds — not that we’d expect anything less from tech-savvy Nolan Ross.
Earlier this week Gabriel went on a fan question answering rampage for hours, giving us tons of behind-the-scenes Revenge scoop and even some details on his life!
But on Sept. 30, we’ll be getting an even bigger treat! As Emily Thorne and her bestie sidekick return to our TV’s, Gabriel will be on his Twitter handle live tweeting Season 2’s first episode, “Destiny.”
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