Nathan Parsons on Bunheads Romance, Stripping For His Bosses, General Hospital Offer
Nathan Parsons | Photo Credits: Jim Warren
There's something about a man in uniform. That slow, simmering attraction between Bunheads widow Michelle (Sutton Foster) and surfer dude Godot (Nathan Parsons) officially gets hot in Monday's episode (9/8c, ABC Family) — hot enough to brings in the hooks and ladders.
"So far we've only seen Michelle and Godot making out and trading barbs but things take a turn when there's a wild fire and he shows up in full firefighter gear," says Parsons. "She has no idea he's a volunteer with the Paradise fire department and really likes what she sees. In fact, that uniform works so well I'm thinking of getting one in real life!"
The Australia-born Parsons is accustomed to being treated like a prime hunk o' man-meat — after all, he spent three years as Ethan on General Hospital — and things were no different at Bunheads. "By my third audition I'm in a room with all these hilarious, outspoken women — [creator] Amy Sherman-Palladino, her writers and the casting director — and suddenly it's, 'Take off your shirt!' I hated that stuff on GH because they take it so seriously. But those ladies were out for fun!"
Any chance Parsons and Jonathan Jackson (now a regular on Nashville) will show up for a reunion of the Luke Spencer spawns for GH's 50th anniversary? "They're actually talking about that and it would be so good to see everybody," Parsons says. "They call every now and then and ask if I'd be interested in coming back for something longer. If the situation is right, I'd absolutely do it, but things have been pretty busy lately and pilot season is happening. So we'll see."
He hasn't forgotten how cushy suds work can be. "I was so worried when I left GH [in early 2012], so scared I'd never work again," Parsons says. "Pilot season came and went and I didn't get anything. I was, like, 'Aurghh! My life is over!' But then Bunheads came along. [Laughs] And I was so happy to take off my shirt!"