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Gabriel Mann Speaks On Playing Bisexual Nolan On REVENGE!

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Revenge favorite, Gabriel Mann (Nolan Ross) is getting to play both sides of the fence, sort of speak, these days on the scandalous primetime ABC soap!  Currently, Nolan has been involved with the beautiful Padma Lahari, but coming this Thanksgiving, former Guiding Light star, E. J. Bonilla shows up in a flashback as Marco, who looks to be the ex of Nolan!  Then, on the following Sunday episode, Marco comes back in the present! So what is up with the tech genius?  Is he truly bisexual?  In a conversation with the gaystarnews.com, Gabriel revealed that he relishes being one of television’s only bisexual characters! Here are a few excerpts:

Gabriel on playing a bisexual character:  “I kind of thought that was really interesting as a character because we’ve had some really great, interesting gay characters on television, we’ve certainly had a hundred, million years of everybody being straight on TV too. I thought that bisexuals weren’t well represented. So as we were kind of figuring out who this guy was, I felt like that would something really interesting to play with, certainly different than some of what we’ve seen on television.”

Gabriel on if swinging both ways is for Nolan’s own ulterior motives:  “It leaves all doors open, even beyond the sexuality in terms of the genesis of that whole character, my whole feeling about it was that I wanted to leave everything open,’ he adds. ‘Is he a good guy? Is he a bad guy? Is he sleeping with guys? Is he sleeping with girls? Are his intentions true? Is he really just the ultimate two-face?’

Gabriel on Nolan’s last love affair which ended up with the character of Tyler being killed-off:  ‘I don’t know that Nolan misses Tyler but Gabe misses acting with Ashton  Holmes. He was just so much fun to work with and the character he created for the show combined with the character that I created for the show were just a match made in hell and that’s drama gold sometimes. I miss that kind of tension that we had. Some of those were some of my favorite scenes from last year.”

So what do you think of having Nolan being bisexual on Revenge? Do you think he will sleep with who ever suits him at that time? Do you think there’s more to the story? Let us know your thoughts!

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Manon
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Manon

I LOVE that he swings both ways – I’d bet my last dollar that he sleeps with whomever for a reason though – to further his plans, but I also think that he’s lonely and that is a deciding factor as well. Very complex character played to perfection by Gabriel – can’t wait to see his interactions with Marco.:)

Jean
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Jean

Nolan is awesome~ We love him no matter what!

dg
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dg

I think bisexuality should bexplored in American TV because especially as it relates to men we refuse to believe that it exists in this country. But on the other hand producers often cowardly use it as a plot device to back away from a gay male story when they start to get heat from sponsors , the network or viewers. That happened on Dynasty in the 80s and it pissed off actor Al Corley who originated the role of Steven Carrington. In my opinion bi stories can create great drama and should be used too seriously explore all the social… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

Don’t over-think it!

dg
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dg

Im a journalist, a writer and a commentator. Critical thinking is my vocation.

SZima
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SZima

If you’re a writer, you should check your spelling, grammer and punctuation.

Cole
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Cole

“Grammer” is spelled g-r-a-m-m-a-r

maybe a spell check would be advisable for both of you #justsaying

SZima
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SZima

I think it’s an interesting way to go.
I also think Nolan will sleep with whomever to get what he wants, but that he is lonely and maybe looking for love in all the wrong places…(Que the music)

Maina Edward
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Maina Edward

Love Nolan the way he is, it can’t get any better… straight or bi Nolan is the best thing happened to the show. I like the uncertainty he brings to his character which is intriguing I am surprised & shocked at the events unfolding every minute… Love the show & love NOLAN ROSS forever!! All the best to Gabriel Mann…

dg
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dg

Im a journalist, a writer and a commentator. Thinking,, critiquing, is my nature and my vocation. Im not just a viewer looking to escape.

Rodd
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Rodd

I LOVE that Nolan is different then the rest of the canvas. Gabriel brings such brilliance to his portryal of Nolan that I wouldn’t care if he was into cars. I’d still be rooting for him.

grb
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grb

Love the character he portrays and specially the way he delivers it…

jobre123
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jobre123

I love Nolan. He is intriging and I want him to be bisexual. It would be very disapointing if he wasn’t bisexual.

Mary
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Mary

fascinated by character of Nolan! My favorite by far.

Mary
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Mary

btw – Gabriel said Nolan is a bad dresser, but he seems to rock whatever he wears! A week or so ago he wore a white hoodie for a shirt and looked ready for the runway – I called my sister in another state to say “That’s just a damn hoodie and he looks phenomenal!”

Vicki rae
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Vicki rae

I think gabriel is so very xtraordinary! I wish I could meet him

Vicki rae
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Vicki rae

Gabriel Mann you must call me we look like twins!

sandra k
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sandra k

Nolan is fantastic, i love the part he plays, and i like the fact that he swings both ways, he is sooooo good looking.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I know this is not a popular opinion, but I really prefer NOT to see gay or lesbian relationships played out on network television … just do not feel it is necessary to become invested in a show that you really love only to have them use their platform to bow down to the gay agenda. If people want to watch that behavior there are plenty of other shows to choose from, yet it seems the hollywood crowd make this an “in your face” issue for many of the best new shows today. I don’t get it. The “straight” population… Read more »

LizzyBeth
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I LOVE the character of Nolan and as a bisexual woman, It’s wonderful to finally see a “bisexual” character, I feel that though Nolan could have a purpose, or reason behind those he hooks up with in the show, both male and female, I don’t believe it’s all for a “hidden” agenda. I think that that it goes deeper than that for the character. I think he’s ultimately a good guy with a big heart that genuinely cares for those he becomes involved with. Everyone is truly entitled to their opinions, but as for mine I am so glad to… Read more »

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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