‘Revenge’ Star Gabriel Mann Talks Fame, Costco Encounters

Summer K

In the deliciously wicked world of ABC’s Revenge, plotting and scheming is just another day in the life. And while we admire Emily Thorne’s (Emily VanCamp), “go-for-the-jugular” approach for avenging her father, it’s her partner-in-crime that had us at hello.

Nolan Ross is the friend we wish we had and the comic relief we desperately seek during our weekly Tivo time-outs. Obviously that has a lot to do with the actor who plays him (a.k.a. Gabriel Mann), but it’s nice to know he finds his gazillionaire dot-com wonderkid just as amusing as we do.

“I’ve been given a goldmine with this character,” he admits in a recent interview. “If I crack up and can’t get through my lines during the table reads then I know we have a winner.”

And as popular as the show has become (and trust me when I say pretty much everyone in fashion is obsessed with it, even including DKNY PR Girl), it’s those obscure fans that tickle Mann to no end — especially the ones lurking at Costco.

“This guy is driving by me in this monster truck and he’s yelling, but I am not quite sure what he is saying,” the actor explains. Unsure of what to expect next, Mann says the encounter quickly turned into a fan appreciation moment when the driver excitedly leaned out the window and yelled “You’re Nolan Ross!”

Why yes he is, and we wouldn’t have him any other way.

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