Robert Buckley came to the Wake Up! studio to promote the new ABC hit “666 Park Avenue” but it quickly turned into a former Fat Kid conversation about the many flavors of Cheez-Its. White Cheddar.. GA-ROSS!
We couldn’t get enough laughs from Robert and she was curious to know, why is he always on such serious shows? He actually never thought of himself as being that funny, we thought he was hilarious.
We definitely enjoyed having Robert in the studio and he even promised to bring Cheez-Its the next time that he comes by. Mmm… We can’t wait!
Make sure to watch Robert every Sunday night at 10 pm on “666 Park Avenue” on ABC.
Hollywoodlife.com caught up with Robert Buckley at the the Cinema Society and Tumi’s screening of This Must Be the Place on Oct. 25, where he told us we can expect “some sexy costumes, at least one fistfight and at least one kidnapping” on the Halloween episode of 666 Park Avenue. “It’s our strongest episode yet” he said. Sounds exciting!
Robert is really enjoying playing Brian, as he says it’s quite different from his previous role, sports agent Clay Evans on The CW’s One Tree Hill.
“My Twitter followers are up in arms,” he told us. “They are like, ‘We can’t believe Clay is cheating on Quinn — and now potentially on his new wife.’ Clay is such a sweet guy, and Brian is a sweet guy, but he is making some bad decisions. It’s a lot of fun to play him.”
Robert Buckley and girlfriend Jena Sims attend Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation 2012 Angel Ball cancer research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday Oct. 22, 2012 in New York.
ABC is showing confidence in rookie dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue.
The ABC Network is showing a tremendous amount of faith in its devilish new horror show “666 Park Avenue,” as it has ordered two more scripts for the series despite it tanking like a lead balloon in the ratings.
666 Park Avenue has been a modest ratings performer for ABC in the 10 p.m. Sunday slot, averaging 5.6 million viewers per week for its first three episodes. Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor star.
Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue are the latest ABC freshman series to receive additional script orders, joining comedy The Neighbors, which received an order for three more scripts this month.
The Drake draws together an interesting cast of characters on 666 Park Avenue, ABC’s new supernatural drama about an idealistic young couple recruited to manage a Manhattan apartment building with a dark history.
Spinoff Online spoke with several of the actors who play those characters during roundtable interviews at New York Comic Con, where they offered clues about what to expect as the season unfolds.
Of all the characters on the series, it’s the love triangle between Brian Leonard (Robert Buckley), Louise Leonard (Mercedes Masohn) and Alexis Blume (Helena Mattsson) that’s the source of much of the tension. As Brian finds himself increasingly drawn to Alexis, he keeps coming closer and closer to cheating on his wife. However, it’s obvious the new relationship is something he’s struggling with.
“That’s the beauty, I think, in how you play Brian,” Masohn said. “It’s not just an easy, ‘Oh, she’s beautiful, my wife will never find out,’ kind of thing; you see the struggle within him and I think that’s what really grounds the character.”
Buckley said the idea of being drawn against one’s will to infidelity is something he considers terrifying, so portraying this storyline is something of a challenge.
“Being in a relationship where there was such a temptation that there was something actually pulling me out of it — because, aside from this job, I’m a very big believer in fidelity — that would scare the hell out of me,” he said. “To be in a spot where I was actually pushed to questioning my relationship and maybe breaking what I’ve always stood by and my morals? That would actually be a pretty frightening pickle to find myself in.”
Morality frequently comes into play on 666 Park Avenue. Spinoff also caught up with Erik Palladino, who plays doorman Tony DeMeo, and Samantha Logan, who plays The Drake resident Nona Clark, and they talked about how Terry O’Quinn’s Gavin is often at the center of their characters’ plights. But just because he is the show’s antagonist doesn’t mean his character is pure evil.
“[Gavin] actually becomes more human as the show progresses and more vulnerable,” Palladino said. I think that if he became pure evil, it would be boring. Like, alright, the guy’s the devil, he can kill anything. … He grows. His character definitely grows into different branches.”
He added, “I think that’s true for all the characters on the show. Initially they seem to be one way, and they make left turns and right turns as we go along.”
Mattsson said the fact that the characters on 666 Park Avenue can’t easily be defined as “good” or “bad” is something that drew her to the show. She feels it’s going to be one of the more engaging elements of the series going forward.
“We see the balance. There’s no just ‘just evil’ or ‘just bad,’ and there’s no just like ‘only good.’ It’s like a good person can make bad decisions, and then we don’t know whether to really like them or not. Even somebody who maybe seems to be evil still has something human in them,” she said. “I think overall on the show there is a really good balance.”
With that being said, the balance is going to tip towards the bad before it comes back to the good. Buckley said that things aren’t looking great for Brian, Louise and Alexis at the moment.
“Things are going to get worse before they get better. We’re far from out of the woods,” he said.
Mattsson added, “We’re definitely in for a lot of surprises, that’s for sure. And we keep getting surprised week to week when we read a new script.”
666 Park Avenue airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.