These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
He may play the brooding Jack Porter on ABC's "Revenge," but in real life, Nick Wechsler is an extremely intelligent man with quite the sense of humor. A dark, twisted sense of humor. (We're giving you fair warning!)
The 35-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico, native chatted with HuffPost Celebrity about his love of music, his hatred of reality shows and his indifference over men's briefs. And to be honest, we laughed the whole way through.
What movie could you watch over and over?
There are a lot of movies I can watch over and over, almost all of my favorite movies. But, the movie I’ve seen the most in the theater is “Fight Club.” I’ve seen it seven or eight times in the theater and a couple times on DVD. The adult in me could watch that, but the kid in me has seen “The Princess Bride” more than I’ve seen anything … more than I’ve seen my own face in the mirror. I don’t know if “The Princess Bride” is the best movie in my collection, but it’s certainly one of my f**king favorites.
What song makes you want to dance?
Lately, there’s a … I can’t remember the name of it, but an MGMT song that’s killing me right now.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Porn … and murder. [laughs] Yeah, killing people while watching porn. No, no, let’s see … one of my guilty pleasures, and I’ve said this a bunch of times which is insane that I even put this out there, is “America’s Next Top Model.” I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I love it. Most of them are brainless idiots and that’s the reason I watch it. I don’t watch for pretty people.
Yeah ... I went on this thing called “The Saturday Show,” some British Saturday morning show for kids. It’s filmed in Scotland somewhere, like Glasgow or something, and it was years ago and they had me come out and stand on this “X” and there were all these kids around waiting for us to come in and stand on our marks. And I think Delta Goodrem was there and they sit her on her mark and two little girls behind us, you hear one of them say to the other one –- and this is nothing against Delta Goodrem, I don’t even know her, but I’m just saying this because I’m an awful person and I think it’s largely true –- but I hear this little girl lean over to her friend and go, 'Why are famous people always so pretty?' And that broke my heart and I just turned around and said, 'Because they’re so ugly on the inside.'
Well, I’m sure you get called pretty sometimes, don’t you?
No, not anymore. [laughs]
If you were on a reality show, what would it be called?
I wouldn’t call it reality, because they never are. That’s my main thing about it, is that it’s just ruining people’s day. My sense of humor is just … I’m just a fart. Yeah, the name of my reality show would be, “A Fart In Church.”
What shows are always on your DVR?
You know what’s amazing? I pay for cable and I almost never use it. But I tell you, if I were more on top of things, it would be “Breaking Bad,” it would be “Dexter,” it would be “It’s Always Sunny,” well, “It’s Always Sunny” is actually on my DVR. It’s the only show I’ve been motivated enough to put on there. Also, one of my favorite shows is “Wonder Showzen,” by Vernon Chatman, he’s doing a new show called “The Heart, She Holler,” and it’s on Adult Swim. I’ve never seen it, but just based on the strength of “Wonder Showzen,” I want to be that on my DVR.
Whose signature would you hang on your wall?
My idol growing up, and perhaps because he’s the lifelong standing favorite, he might still be sort of my idol. Mike Patton, the singer for Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, I have his signature. I’m from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I went and saw one of his bands, an experimental metal band called Fantomas, and they played this tiny venue in Albuquerque when they were kind of starting out and I got a screen print there and got the band to sign it and I have it framed and on my wall currently.
What’s something we don’t know about you that we should know?
I’m a pervert. Well, maybe you shouldn’t know that, let me think … I play dodgeball and I kind of have a temper in dodgeball. I don’t want people to be too aware of it. I do have an insanely large collection of music and I have 20 concerts coming up between now and December, that’s just what I have on my calendar currently. I’m an insane concert-goer. I like all kinds of music.
What about this Miley Cyrus thing going on … are you a fan of her music?
I don’t know a single song by her. I watched a clip of her dancing on the VMAs and the only thing I know about her is that she sticks her tongue out in every photograph and every appearance. Like, she cannot keep her tongue in her mouth now. It’s the weirdest thing.
Boxers or briefs?
Boxer-briefs. Unless you're well-kept, you don’t want pubes poking out of your briefs and you don’t want it to look like you just stuffed a wig in your underwear, so you got to go with boxer-briefs. The advantage to briefs is there’s no VPL (visible panty line, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the term). But nobody looks good in them … you have to, like, have the body of a male supermodel to wear just standard briefs. You got to have that kind of super trim, slim body. They don’t even look good on body builders, it just looks ridiculous. And it’s dated. I can’t believe this question is still being asked when we have boxer-briefs, you know?
Describe your ideal woman.
My ideal woman is definitely attractive and fit, but more importantly is intelligent and funny. Those are all generic things, but my main thing is that I need to never get tired of talking to you. We need to have a sort of banter, that will excite me more than anything. If you make each other laugh back and forth, I’ll trade a lot for that.
If we're window shopping, if we’re just looking at people we find attractive and we don’t know about personality, we’ll look for a kind of perfection. But, when you introduce that kind of compatibility that kind of exciting back and forth, it makes you more attractive. I’m not impossible to please and I’m also realistic about beauty and I know it fades anyway, so ultimately I want someone to have that banter with. And someone who creates sort of balance in a relationship and isn’t just sort of using me … you know, I’m not a meal ticket. That kind of stuff, because that message that’s in my subconscious is, 'I’m here because you want me, not because of what you can give me.'
Bravo, Nick Wechsler. Bravo.