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Connor Paolo Wants Eric to Turn Into a Jerk

Connor Paolo (Eric) is bored of being Mr. Nice Guy. Connor thinks Eric's years of being the voice of reason amidst the crazy GG drama will eventually make him explode. "I'd really like to see him become an a**h***. He takes a lot of everybody else's runoff, their emotional baggage. And I think eventually those type of people always go a little postal, so I'm just waiting for that."

So will Daddy VDW's reappearance precipitate Eric's meltdown? Sounds like a decent possibility. "It's not a happy reunion," Connor says. "He tried to commit suicide and his father didn't show up, so there are a lot of old wounds. A lot of the reasons Eric tried to kill himself in the first place had to do with the fact that he had no father figure in his life. It's a big deal for your dad to miss that."

Apparently Papa will be down with his son's sexuality — which just pisses E off. "I think that ends up bothering Eric even more, because there's nothing worse than someone that you're mad at being really cool towards you," Connor says.

Good ol' Eric turning into a crazy jerk? Sounds dead-on, actually. Connor's right — it's about time. And Eric is so sweet and trustworthy, they'll never see it coming. Bring on Evil Eric!

Source: NY Mag

10.1.2010 / 05:01 AM EDT by Emmalie Vance
Related: Gossip Girl, Gossip, Connor Paolo, Eric van der Woodsen

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