“I love working on the show, but I’m just being honest. My character has flip-flopped the most, and it’s been so hard for me to play,” Revenge actor Josh Bowman has revealed in a report from TV Guide.
Let’s admit, Daniel Grayson is not one of the best assets of the ABC soap. His arcs seem to just fluctuate around being the
trite, good-looking rich kid who gets into troubles after a chunk of poor-decision making. We’re now halfway through season 3, and we still can’t distinguish Bowman’s character as a mere love interest, a villain or whatnot. Unlike Nolan Ross who serves as the show’s comic relief (plus his hacking skills as a bonus), Daniel is lacking that kind of solidity in terms of his personality.
And although we’re fully aware that Emily Van Camp‘s Emily Thorne has always used the Graysons as her pawns from the very beginning, atleast Victoria and Conrad get to throw a few strong punches here and there.
Bowman may have expressed a hint of exhaustion with his characater, the actor hasn’t confirmed anything yet regarding his exit. Nonetheless, it’s a breath of fresh air to know that he himself wants to beef-up Daniel’s bland arcs, sharing with the site an aspiration for his Revenge alter ego — a more badass Daniel Grayson.
“He should be despicable, disgusting and emotionless — worse than Conrad. Everything that he never wanted to be times 10! For me, that would be fun and the only way to keep him around,” Bowman enthused.
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