For many gay fans of Betty, Henry represents that
librarian fantasy--like outside the confines
of Meade Publications, he's pretty wild.
I think there's some truth to that.
Henry's a passionate guy-- he works and
plays with equal passion.
That's a diplomatic answer.
[Laughs] Yeah, I try.
Why does Henry walk like a robot?
You know, that's really funny. I made up
this backstory where I imagined one of the reasons
Henry is so attracted to Betty is that he too was made
fun of a lot as a kid. And I imagined [he was teased]
because he had severe scoliosis and had to wear a
brace--that's why he has such an erect
You're married, you have two kids, and you live in
the suburbs of Los Angeles. Do you see yourself as
a family guy?
Yeah, but it's all been very gradual.
It's only upon looking back that I think, My
God, only 10 years ago I didn't have any
kids--I didn't even have a dog.
What's that we hear about Freddy Rodriguez (Six
Feet Under) joining the show as a love
interest for Betty? Should we be worried about you?
If you're asking if I should be worried
about my job, then the answer is no [laughs].
I'm not worried about Henry leaving the show anytime
soon, but Freddy is definitely coming to spice things up.
Who would win in a Betty grudge match--Walter,
Daniel, or Henry?
Well, Eric [Mabius] is a pretty big guy, so
Daniel would probably win. But if we're taking
all things into account, if it's a meeting of the
minds, then Henry definitely comes out ahead. I'd
also say so on personality, not to mention dashing
Betty's second season premieres September 27,
2007 on ABC.