You might recognize Robert Buckley as dreamy Clay Evans from One Tree Hill, but these days he’s starring as Major Lilywhite, the dangerously and woefully out of the loop ex-fiancé of a recently zombified medical examiner, on The CW’s new show iZombie.

Buckley stopped by BuzzFeed New York to chat all about the series, and after making us all practically faint during his painfully beautiful photo shoot, he sat down to play a very difficult game of zombie-themed “Would You Rather.” Here’s what went down.

Would you rather have to eat brains or drink someone’s blood to survive?

Robert Buckley: Well, I would go with blood, because right now I’m kind of on this paleo kick and I guess we don’t know where brains falls into that whole mix. So it’s going to be blood.

Would you rather eat brains with noodles or drink a brain smoothie?

RB: I would much rather go with the brain smoothie because it’s just down in one. Get it over with.

Would you rather become a zombie or a vampire after being bitten?

RB: I’m gonna go with vampire on this one, because it just seems by and large vampires are always well dressed, they’re always good looking, they have incredible vocabularies, and they’re always rich. You’ve never seen a vampire like, “Ah shit, a $35 parking ticket. Ugh, Mondays!” So, vampire all the way.

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Robert Buckley is a familiar face to fans of The CW. The 34-year-old cutie, who previously appeared on One Tree Hill and Hart of Dixie, is back on the network this year as Major Lilywhite on iZombie. When Robert stopped by our studios, we got the scoop on exactly what all the fake brains on set taste like, how he preps for shirtless scenes, and which fictional zombies he thinks he could take on. Catch iZombie tonight at 8 p.m./9 p.m. Central on The CW.

iZombie is offering up a Major dose of drama on this Tuesday’s episode (The CW, 9/8c) as Liv’s ex-fiancé gets dangerously close to brain-dealer-about-town Blaine.

With the stakes raised during the season’s final two installments, star Robert Buckley says he couldn’t have been more pleased when he saw what was in store for his alter ego.

“I was beside myself! I was so happy,” the actor exclaims. “There’s a lot of exciting adventure for Major… I loved the way it turned out.”

So did the rest of the cast, who got a sneak peek at the freshman dramedy’s season conclusion when executive producer Rob Thomas invited them over to his house for a screening of Episodes 12 and 13.

“All of us were like, ‘Holy smokes! Those came out so good!’” Buckley recalls. “Everyone’s in danger, and it just gets crazier and crazier.” (Editor’s note: He does not lie.)

Below, Buckley previews Major’s scary confrontation with Blaine and his romantic prospects with Liv following last week’s not-so-real confession.

TVLINE | I know it was all in Liv’s head, but do you think any part of Major would react like that if Liv came clean with him?
[Laughs] That’s a pretty ridiculous, crazy confession. I don’t know how anyone would take that. Major was insanely understanding. But he has shown himself to be a very loyal, loving guy. Who knows? If it was me in real life, I might be a bit more stunned. It would take me a little bit longer to get to the, “It’s OK.”

TVLINE | As clever as Major is, he hasn’t figured out Liv is a zombie despite the fact that she’s had a very extreme makeover. Why do you think that is? Is he in denial?
When I was trying to make sense of the character early on, I was like, “How does this make sense?” Obviously, what she went through at the boat party was a very traumatic event. But a huge overnight change… What is it? Is it denial? I think sometimes, when you really love someone, they can become your blindspot. You’re too close to it to see it. Or maybe you don’t want to see it. Subconsciously, you don’t want to acknowledge something.

I also think, because what she went through was so horrific, he can’t really say to her how she should react [or] behave. He’s not able to see the whole picture, because his judgment’s clouded by the fact that he loves her and he still wants to be with her.

TVLINE | And is Liv open to that? Or is she still in a state of grief over Lowell?
I don’t think that she’s anywhere near ready to get back into a romantic relationship, because nothing’s changed between Liv and Major. She still would be putting him at risk. The whole Lowell thing hasn’t changed that dynamic between Liv and Major.

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