Parting is such sweet sorrow, but in the case of Revenge’s Declan Porter, it’s a pretty bitter sorrow. TV Guide recently spoke with actor Nick Wechsler who plays Jack Porter, Declan’s brother, and the Revenger opened up about Declan’s exit and its impact on actor Connor Paolo.
“Connor wasn’t happy,” Nick reveals. “But he also took it like a champ. I think on some level he was preparing himself for it because he knew he wasn’t being used that much. The writers had a hard time finding a purpose for everyone, and he ended up not getting serviced.”
Connor typically keeps to himself, not having a Twitter handle or Facebook account to keep fans abreast of his every move. Before Revenge, he was best known for playing Eric van der Woodsen, brother to Serena on Gossip Girl.
After several seasons on the show, he exited when Eric “went to school” only to return for the series finale. It seems the actor has struggled to find a character that can connect to audiences on a grand scale.
"I know he was really dissatisfied with how little he had to do, so he's going to find another role that enables him to show his talent," actress Christa Allen (Charlotte Grayson) told TV Guide.
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Source: TV Guide