Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW © 2011 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Eric in Season 4, Episode 16: "While You Weren't Sleeping"
Connor Paolo doesn’t get as much hype as his other Gossip Girl cast members, but that’s only because as Eric, he appears occasionally. Thankfully, “occasionally” has become frequent this season. And Paolo is ready for even more.

“Eric really starts to build a relationship with Dan, which I think is a positive one,” he tells the New York Post. “Dan is someone who absolutely understands what it’s like to be an outsider yet reluctantly involved in this world because of the feelings he has for people in it.”

Meanwhile, Paolo reveals that the return of William Van Der Woodsen will cause some trouble later this season, too. “Well, he ducked out of town and in that time Eric has really developed a strong relationship with Rufus. In two short years that he’s been Eric’s stepfather, Rufus has done more parenting than Eric’s ever had. I mean, he actually asks Eric ‘are you ok?’ He has a loyalty to Rufus but is Will’s son, so there will be a bit of push and pull there.”

Still, Connor hopes that the push and pull leads Eric to a harder edge. “I always want to see Eric get a little angrier. The times he’s gone there, it’s been great because he ends up calling people on their bulls*** — he notices the little things people don’t. I’d like to see more of that because he’s the only one in legit position to do that.”

Source: NYP

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