Celebrity Scoop: Gale Harold
Since then, though, the character has had his hands full with his willful daughter, Diana (
"I can say that there are other people who are trying to get in my way, trying to grab my lunch off my tray, and that's going to cause trouble," Harold says. "I hope that what we see is people learning who's really running the show here, and that's Charles."
"Circle" co-creator Kevin Williamson says he cast Harold to bring a sense of menace to the show after admiring the actor's work in the
"Brian was the most energized, while simultaneously being threatened, character that I have ever played," Harold says. "Brian knew what he wanted, and he was very good at getting it, but at the same time a lot of people wanted to get him out of the way, including some of his good friends and his father. There's a parallel there in that Charles is taking what he wants, but what he doesn't have that Brian had was an almost unflappable self-confidence, at least on the surface."
After that cable series ended, Harold played Susan's house painter boyfriend on
"Marc (Cherry, creator of 'Housewives') had tried to bring me on before that and it just didn't work out because of the scheduling," Harold says. "I really dig the way Marc writes, and to be asked to work on a show that has that kind of profile was very flattering."
Favorite book: "At the moment the book that I am wrapped up in is 'A Violent Life' by
Favorite movie: "Certainly 'Bonnie and Clyde' is up there. You had these two incredibly compelling characters who ran across each other and the dynamic that they brought out of each other and the fact that they were naively willing to go to such extremes. That movie goes so deep and it does it so seductively. So much of what they do is horrible, and yet you're falling in love with them."
Favorite recording: "I want to recommend one that a friend of mine just released. The band is called Electric Flower, which is the title of the record, too. My friend Josh Garza is the drummer, and I've been listening to that pretty much nonstop. The guitarist is Imaad Wasif. It's a 10-inch EP with three songs on it, and I think it's going to lead to something bigger."