On Wednesday night's "Happy Endings", actor James Wolk -- who also has a stint on "Shameless" -- plays Grant, Max's ex-boyfriend who stages an unexpected return on Valentine's Day as a client for his gypsy limo service. Fans of the ABC sitcom know that Max (Adam Pally) is a laid-back kind of guy, so why is he attracted to Grant and his self-described "great vest and tie combos"?
"It's totally opposites attract for those two," Wolk told HuffPost TV. "Max is go with the flow, laid-back, unkempt at times. Grant is always immaculately dressed. I think Grant loves the fact that Max doesn't care about what people think of him. But Grant has his own setbacks also, so I think it'll be an interesting character to watch -- and I think it'll be a fun relationship to watch."
Of course, Wolk could also see why it would be hard to resist co-star Pally, and his Cheshire grin. "What a smile on that guy," laughed Wolk. "What a twinkle in the eye!"
On next week's episode of "Happy Endings," titled "Everybody Loves Grant," Max struggles to deal with the realization that his friends love his new beau -- maybe more than they love him. Of course, as Wolk playfully warns, no one is ever that perfect, even Grant and his sweater vests.
"Well let’s just say this," explained Wolk. "Whenever you meet someone who’s a little too perfect, you always go, 'Wait a minute, something’s going on here.' You know it's not all roses, and that's certainly at play for Grant as well."
Wolk's "Happy Endings" debut, which will be his first of three scheduled episodes, "The St. Valentine's Day Maxssacre," will feature Grant going all out in the name of love. But when it comes to giving out his own valentines, Wolk prefers the grammar school model.
"I used to love elementary school when like everyone had to give everyone a valentine, which is so ridiculous because there's no way you feel that great about everyone around you in a class," said Wolk with a laugh. "But I love that. I love getting them. I love giving them, and those are special days."
When asked if he could remember a favorite classroom valentine, Wolk recalled a particular card from a schoolyard crush.
"I won't say her name, but I remember being in maybe third or fourth grade, and I got a valentine from the girl I wanted to get it from, and I was completely psyched," said Wolk. "I have no idea what it looked like. I'm partially color blind, so I couldn't even tell you the colors of it, but I loved it."
"Happy Endings" airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC.
Max and Grant may make for one adorable couple, but they don't quite hold a candle to HuffPost TV's favorite gay TV couples. Take a look at our favorites below.
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