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I recently got the opportunity to interview TREVOR DONOVAN, whom some of you might know from his time on Days of Our Lives as Jeremy Horton, about his recurring role as Teddy Montgomery in season 2 of 90210.
Trevor Donovan not only teased that Teddy and Adrianna had a past together, but that there might be a potentially new love triangle in the new season of 90210. Enjoy the interview below and remember that season 2 of 90210 premieres on September 8 on The CW.
Congratulations on getting onto '90210'. I bet that's really exciting.
Thank you so much. Yeah, it is. I'm on cloud nine for sure.
Can you talk about your character Teddy Montgomery and what he'll be doing on the show?
I sure can. Teddy is a new kid at West Beverly High. He's been on the East coast at a private school and whatnot. He's the quintessential all American golden boy. He's the son of a two time Oscar winning actor. Obviously, he comes from a very rich family but isn't pretentious at all. He doesn't have that potential rich kid attitude. He's very nice, very welcoming. He's more mature beyond his years because he grew up in an adult environment, grew up around the entertainment industry with his father being an actor and all of that. So he comes into school and there's a little tension and a little drama created by his presence on the scene. So we'll see.
Will he be a love interest to any of the main characters, something that you can tease us about for the season?
Yeah, most definitely. Adrianna and Teddy do have a little past, a little history from a few years back. So there are some feelings being brought back and a potential love triangle. A lot of the other girls in the high school also seem to find something endearing about him as well. So there will definitely be plenty of sexual tension and definitely some drama going on. So it should be interesting.
Are you going to be a regular guest star for the season? How many episodes can we expect to see you in?
That I don't know. It's all up in the air. I'm kind of kept in the dark. I just show up everyday to work and do my job to the best of my ability and just have a great time with it. We'll see how the fans receive me. The network seems to be happy. I'm happy. So everything seems to be going in the right direction. I'll just keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.
How many episodes have you shot so far?
I have completed six. Not too shabby. We're starting seven here pretty soon.
Can you talk about the experience on the set, was it hard coming in as the new guy after a whole season where the cast had been together?
Well, as you can imagine, coming into a set that's an ensemble cast like that who have been working together for the past year can be a little intimidating, a little nerve racking but everyone was so welcoming and it was good. Everyone has been very welcoming. I was a little nervous. I hadn't worked in a while and I actually took a little time off from acting for some family stuff and now I'm back in and I'm having a great time and the transition has been super smooth.
Had you seen the first season of '90210', or did you go back and watch it as research to prepare for the role?
Well, the majority of what I've seen of the first season is towards the tail end and the reason being is that everything seemed to be tightening up towards the end of the last season. The writing was just great, great reviews. It's led itself into the second season very, very well. Great cliffhangers, especially the last episode and it's only getting better. The scripts are very, very well done.
Who's your favorite character on the show?
Favorite character. I have to be honest, I really like mine as far as playing stuff.
Apart from yours?
Adrianna's character, she's gone through so much and has had so many different layers and levels and different things that she's gone through. I think hers is very, very interesting.
I know you have a movie coming out. Can you talk about your character in 'The Surrogates'?
I think so. It was interesting. We shot the whole film during my sort of break from acting and I wasn't really going out much. I went to do a re-shoot for one very, very pivotal scene and they'd shot it one way and decided that they wanted to change it and decided to recast for it. So I ended up getting hired in the matter of a day's time to do this re-shoot which was a scene with Bruce Willis and stuff. I can't give away too much of the storyline but it was a great experience and working with director Jonathan Mostow was a pleasure and just a great guy and a great director. I'm really looking forward to seeing the final result. It's coming out September 25th and it's exciting. September seems to be a fun month for me.
In addition to these two projects, anything else coming out in the future?
I've just got my nose to the grindstone, head down and I'm working on '90210'. It's a full time job right now and that's all I've really had time for and to be honest with you that's fine by me. I'm having such a great time. I just love being able to focus and be working. I'm so fortunate and grateful for being able to work. It's a very volatile industry and I've just been very, very fortunate to be a working actor right now.
What originally drew you to acting?
That is a long story. As a kid I loved TV and I loved movies. I was painfully shy and never even considered it, to be honest and my time in L.A. has introduced me to a lot of situations and people in acting classes and things that really drew me into the industry itself and the craft and I've just fallen in love with it, just in the past four years.
Is there an actor that you'd love to work with that you haven't had a chance to work with yet?
Well, I'll tell you one thing, I am getting a chance to work with John Schneider who was one of the original 'Duke' brothers, Bo Duke on 'Dukes of Hazzard'. He's one of the characters on '90210' this season and so that's really exciting for me. There are so many actors out there that I'd love to work with that I wouldn't even know where to begin.
Is there another show that you'd love to guest star on if you had the opportunity?
That's an interesting question. I don't really know how to answer that because there are so many good shows out. Well, I can see a potential crossover for my character visiting 'Melrose Place' or something, seeing as it is on the same network, guest starring on another program on The CW would be interesting even if it was the same character. That would be really cool.