"First episode," says the 33-year-old Gant, when asked how fast he sheds his duds. "I think there's only been one episode where I didn't have to take my shirt off."
"If I chose to only play romantic boyfriends in sitcoms," he notes (and Gant is also known for playing one of Lea Thompson's paramours on Caroline in the City), "I could very well get typecast as that. By the same token, if you play a gay character who's HIV-positive, it's possible that you'd get typecast into that."
"I definitely had the 'best little boy in the world' syndrome," cracks the Georgetown law school graduate.
"I was definitely a fan of the British production," he says. "And I loved the American version. I was blown away by its willingness to say whatever it wanted to say."
"Obviously it's relevant to the show," he says, "but Ben has a lot more to say that I don't think should be watered down by impressions of an actor's personal life. That will all be good for down the road."
"It's nice to know that I'll be back in April with my convertible with the top down and my sunglasses on." - Jeffrey Epstein