With an edgy part in a hit series, Tampa Boy Next Door Robert Gant sets his sights on Hollywood
"New York seems to run on a different schedule," says a groggy-voiced Gant from his hotel in Manhattan. "This Tampa boy isn't entirely accustomed to all this."
"The hardest part for me about those scenes is having been a fat kid," says the Adonis-shaped (now fat-free) Gant. "When you know all those people are going to be watching you with your shirt off, it can make you a little self-conscious."
"It's great to play a character with depth - someone that really has something to say," he avers. "And it's great to not have to worry about where your next job is coming from."
I was just this kid from Tampa who wanted to spread his wings and see the world. [But right now,] I can't wait to get back home."