First of all if you are not watching Bravo’s scripted series “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” please stop what you are doing and remedy that situation stat. Lisa Edelstein is beyond relatable and funny in the tale about a self help author trying to maintain stability while going through a divorce. Plus one of her character Abby’s voices of reason is her brother Max, who is a total cutie.
Actor Patrick Heusinger plays the lovable gay landscape artist who is there to lend a lending ear for both Abby and her soon to be ex-husband Jake. If Heusinger looks familiar it could be because he has had notable roles on shows like “Royal Pains,” “Revolution” and “Castle.” However admist his many credits one role stands out and it is a surprising one.
Heusinger played Lord Marcus Beaton/James Schuller on the CW series “Gossip Girl” in 2008. Fans will remember Blair (Leighton Meester) dated Lord Marcus to make Chuck (Ed Westwick) jealous during Season 2. Then feelings turned serious when she found out he was royalty. Blair didn’t get her happily ever after though because things got even more complicated as Lord Marcus was currently sleeping with his step-sister Lady Catherine who was involved with Blair’s ex-boyfriend Nate (Chace Crawford). Got that?
Blair and Chuck fans hated the Lord and basically couldn’t wait for that relationship to end. It is interesting though that he is one of the most likable characters on “GG2D.” As the wonderful and reliable brother who is always quick to offer a job recommendation or a listening ear, it is almost impossible to see him as the cold, calculating Lord who stood in the way for a bit too long of true love.
Check out Heusinger doing his best British Lord below.