Tonight — Tuesday, April 16 — Glee’s Nolan Gerard Funk (Hunter) makes his big debut on MTV’s Awkward. The former Warbler now has recurring role a new troublemaker (and possible love interest for Jenna) on Season 3 of the MTV show.
Later this year, you can see Nolan in yet another role: playing Lindsay Lohan’s love interest in the erotic thriller The Canyons. Yes, he’ll be swapping spit with LiLo.
Wetpaint Entertainment recently spoke exclusively with Nolan, and we had to take a moment to ask about what it’s like to work with Lindsay. After all, we’ve read plenty of reports that suggest she isn’t exactly the easiest person to work with.
“I actually had a ton of fun working with her,” Nolan tells us. “We play lovers and The Canyons is sort of like Cruel Intentions meets American Psycho.”
Strike that earlier statement. Something tells us these two will be doing a lot more than just swapping spit in the flick.
“My character has a really incredible arc in that film,” Nolan says. “The very beginning, it's like you open on this wholesome face who has sort of all these hopes and dreams, and by the end of the movie, it's sort of like the path of devastation in a very cruel Bret Easton Ellis [author of American Psycho] way.”
Lindsay’s character, it appears, is very much a part of that downfall. “Like, I start out just with all the hope imaginable, and then through having an affair with Lindsay's character and a bunch of other stuff goes down.”
So what exactly is Lindsay like to work with on set? Nolan doesn’t get into too many details, but he will say this: “I would always rather work with somebody who's eccentric and interesting than somebody who's boring.”