There’s a fine line in some people, and it is with me, where I’m almost afraid to believe it.Someone goes, “You’re a really great actor,” and you go, “No, no, no.” It’s almost like, whowant to hear that, but why am I telling this person don’t say that? We grew up on welfare – a single mom with three boys. Christmas would come around, she'd rewrap gifts she'd given us before. When you come home from school and the lights don't go on, you think: we're moving! While attending university, Donovan was a commercial bus driver at UMass Transit Service, where he operated passenger buses as part of the PVTA. He attended Bridgewater State College before transferring to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in drama. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.What surprised you about your character that you didn’t expect through the tool of the flashbacks?I realized early on when I was creating Charlie that he didn’t believe in himself. As an actor, I was like, “This guy doesn’t believe in himself.” What surprised me was when he started to believe in himself, how quickly he embraced it. He did that first snort of cocaine and thought he was like, “I will never do cocaine,” he did it and he was like, “Oh, my God! ” I’m surprised by how much he desires to be famous.
What’s one thing you want viewers to know about this season? It’s kind of a refreshing reimagining of what this world is without losing the first world.
It was really surprising to say, "Hey, this is where these people came from." I don’t even think we knew as actors how emotional it would be for the viewer to go, “Oh, that’s where they were.” And you root for them because you know they’re not bad people.
Having John introduce that element [of] flashbacks [that] reveal who these people were, their whole lives ahead of them, their idealism, their naivete.
They named their first child, a girl, Claire, she was born in 2012.
She sees me and she goes, ‘Dada’ — when she was 1, she used to do that to the screen.