To kick things off, Goldwyn dished (sorry, we had to!) on his ideal eating day, and it sounds a lot like our own. "First order of business, STRONG black coffee," he told The New Potato. "Ideally French roast, but I’m flexible." He also enjoys creature comforts like a true flaky croissant, fresh oysters, and authentic Italian sandwiches. It sure sounds like we have a lot in common.
He also disclosed how Scandal's success is partly due to the cast's active Twitter presence. "Scandal was truly a grass roots success," he said. "The ratings were respectable to begin with, but we were really discovered on Twitter. Given the exponential impact on Twitter, the fans basically told the mainstream media to pay attention. The press, and frankly the network, were caught by surprise. By the middle of Season Two, the show was on fire."
Outside of the show's breakout success, Goldwyn truly loves taking on the role of President Grant. "The great thing about playing Fitz is the contrast of dark and light in the character," he said. "I’ve played a lot of villains and more than a few upstanding guys, but Fitz is both at once. And he’s the freaking President of the United States!"
Head over to The New Potato for the full interview, and to check out musings from the other cast members as well. And, of course, don't forget about Scandal's season three premiere tonight — if you need us, you can find us glued to our TVs. (The New Potato)