Nathaniel Buzolic tells why he was hesitant to do comedy and more

August 4, 2015 || Written by Ursa in Interviews || 1 Comment »

SIGNIFICANT MOTHERIn the new interview with Collider, Nathaniel discusses his new show Significant Mother, that premiered last night. He reveals why he was hesitant to do comedy, how empowering it is to play a character that’s not self-conscious, why Jimmy and Nate’s friendship works, and why understanding comedy is an important skill set for an actor to have. He also talked about how he’d love to revisit his role as Kol, how grateful he is that fans love the character so much, and being just a little bit jealous about seeing another actor embody Kol last season.

Collider: How did this come about? Had you been looking to do something funny?
NATHANIEL BUZOLIC:
For a long time, I actually said to my agents and my managers, “I don’t do comedy. I just don’t do it.” I never really felt like it was something that I was very good at, or was one of my strengths. And I did a lot of theater when I was a kid, and you would do comical things, but when I came over to the States, it was always about drama. I love drama. My passion is drama. It always has been. I love telling those sorts of stories. But, I got sent this audition and I was in a place where I just wanted to get back into some rooms to audition and work on my audition skills. I know that I’m not really overly comfortable with comedy, so I thought it would be a good challenge for myself, just to get into the room and do something different, more for the experience and as an exercise for myself. So, when I got a callback, I was a little surprised. And then, when I was testing for it, I was even more surprised. I thought, “Have they not seen many people? All of a sudden, have the 24- to 26-year-old males in L.A. become unfunny or something?” When I got the job, I was really, really, really surprised. It’s actually been a really, really great experience for me. It’s definitely challenging and it’s definitely something that I have to work on. I probably got more and more comfortable, as the season went on. It’s very different from Australian comedy. We have a very dry sense of humor. I would have to go to the writers and the director of our show and say, “I don’t get this. Can you explain the humor in this?” A lot of the stuff was very American. My character is American, I’m doing an American accent, and a lot of the humor is American stuff that I don’t know about because I didn’t grow up in this culture. So, there were a few moments in the script that I had to get clarification. I was doing a lot of Googling.

This is a very different character from your previous character on The CW, Kol Mikaelson (from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals), who was a lot darker and more tortured than this character is. Is it fun to play someone like Jimmy, who is so different, so much lighter, and really doesn’t seem to care what other people think of him?
BUZOLIC:
It’s actually quite empowering. It’s a cool thing. I found that I love playing that. I was in a very self-conscious position. I was obviously, a lot of the time on set, in my underwear. Playing this character of Jimmy, who is just like, “This is the situation, this is who I am, and I’m completely open and cool with that,” allowed me to be more comfortable with myself. I was on set having these deep and meaningful conversations with people on the crew, and I was just in my underwear, but I forgot about it because I got comfortable. Sometimes before takes, I would do some push-ups or something to look the best I could on camera, but I really just forgot about it. Everyone was looking at me and I probably looked really douchey because I got comfortable with that. I think that’s a cool lesson in life. As a society, we’re very, very self-conscious and are always worried about what people think. We have to watch what we say, how we act and how we behave. So often, we have to censor ourselves. It’s an empowering thing when it’s just like, “This is who I am, and I’m very comfortable with myself.” That’s one of the things I love about this character, and it was fun to explore that and how that interacts with the other characters.

How do you view Jimmy? Do you think he genuinely means well?
BUZOLIC:
I think it’s a thing where some people look at the cup as half full, some people look at the cap as half empty, and Jimmy looks at the cup and says, “Cool, this is what I’ve got and that’s great.” I think he tries to make the best of any situation. There’s always something he can do or say to fix it. His mentality is that there’s always a solution, and he thinks it will be fun and fix it. He’s a bit like a dog chasing its tail, but he means well. I think he is a very genuine character. He doesn’t look at the situation like, “This could be bad for me.” He thinks it could be good for everybody. He’s optimistic.

Full interview can be read here.

Nathaniel Talks Kol’s Return in ‘Flashback-Heavy’ Season 3

July 28, 2015 || Written by Vicky in Articles || No Comments

In addition to starring in the new comedy Significant Mother — a clothing-optional environment, to say the least — Buzolic will soon make his long-awaited return to The Originals, a fact executive producer Julie Plec revealed during the show’s panel at Comic-Con earlier this month.

Though Buzolic has yet to make the trek back to “New Orleans,” he tells TVLine he’s excited to continue exploring the fan-favorite character.

“From what I understand, this is going to be a flashback-heavy season, which is cool, because it means there’s more opportunity for Kol to come back and you can see more of him,” he says.

Buzolic says he’s always blown away by the support he receives from fans on social media, asking when they can expect to see him as Kol again.

“I made it clear when I signed on to Significant Mother that I wanted to also be available for The Originals if the opportunity came up,” he says. “I’m incredibly grateful to Julie Plec for giving me that opportunity; being a part of that show has been a life-changing experience for me. I’ll always have a soft spot for that character.”

Source TVLine

Are you ready for some Kol flashbacks? And will you be tuning in to the premiere of Significant Mother Aug. 3? It’s getting closer!

Press Release: ‘Significant Mother’ episode 1.01 – Welcome to Bonetown

July 18, 2015 || Written by Vicky in Promo, Synopsis || No Comments

11755109_876751622372534_6167017184022868141_n

SERIES PREMIERE

“Welcome to Bonetown”

PLEASE TELL ME THAT WASN’T MY MOTHER – Budding Portland restaurateur Nate’s (Josh Zuckerman) world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business trip to find his lothario best friend and roommate, Jimmy (Nathaniel Buzolic), is now dating his recently separated mother, Lydia (Krista Allen). To make matters worse, Nate’s previously disinterested dad, Harrison (special guest star Jonathan Silverman), is now determined to win Lydia back and isn’t afraid to use Nate to get what he wants. Stuck between his family feud and his best friend’s first serious relationship, Nate’s “new normal” forever changes his relationships with his parents, and severely handicaps his own dating life. John Putch directed the episode (re-shoots directed by Tripp Reed) written by Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith (#101).

Airing on Monday, August 3 at 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST on The CW.

VIDEO: ‘Significant Mother’ trailer + show description

June 30, 2015 || Written by Vicky in Promo || 1 Comment »

Trailer is here! Enjoy!

About the show:

In SIGNIFICANT MOTHER, budding Portland restaurateur Nate’s (Josh Zuckerman) world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business trip to find his lothario best friend and roommate, Jimmy, is now dating his recently separated mother, Lydia (Krista Allen). To make matters worse, Nate’s previously disinterested dad, Harrison (Jonathan Silverman) is now determined to win Lydia back and isn’t afraid to use Nate to get what he wants. Stuck between his family feud and his best friend’s first serious relationship, Nate’s “new normal” forever changes his relationships with his parents, and severely handicaps his own dating life.

-Like official Significant Mother account on Facebook.
-Follow their Twitter account.
-Follow the Instagram account.

‘Significant Mother’: Nathaniel Buzolic Bares All for CW Comedy’s Poster

June 27, 2015 || Written by Vicky in Articles, Promo || No Comments

Nathaniel Buzolic returns to The CW this summer in the new comedy series Significant Mother, but don’t expect to see the former Vampire Diaries actor donning his traditional Mikaelson duds. In fact, don’t expect him to be donning much at all.

In the new key art for Significant Mother, obtained exclusively by TVLine, Buzolic’s Jimmy strips down to his skivvies for an awkward group photo with The L.A. Complex‘s Krista Allen (playing Jimmy’s girlfriend Lydia) and 90210‘s Josh Zuckerman (playing Jimmy’s best friend… and Lydia’s son).

As TVLine exclusively reported, Denise Richards will guest-star in the freshman comedy, playing “notorious cougar” Pepper Spinner, who takes a particular liking to Nate.

Significant Mother premieres Aug. 3 at 9:30/8:30c. Will you be tuning in?

significant-mother-poster

Gallery Update: More behind the scenes pictures of ‘Significant Mother’

June 11, 2015 || Written by Vicky in Gallery, Promo || No Comments

We updated the gallery with some more pictures behind the scenes of Significant Mother. Check them out.

Gallery Link:

Television > Significant Mother > Behind The Scenes

‘Significant Mother’ first look: Nathaniel Buzolic is a motherlover

June 11, 2015 || Written by Vicky in Articles, Promo || 2 Comments

001

Sometimes, when a young restauranteur goes away, he comes home to discover that his super hot best friend has fallen for his mother. It’s just how life works … at least, in The CW’s upcoming comedy Significant Mother.

EW has an exclusive first look at the show, in which Josh Zuckerman plays Nate, the poor fellow who returns home to discover that his friend Jimmy, played by The Vampire Diaries’ Nathaniel Buzolic, has swept his mother (Krista Allen) off her feet. But that’s only the beginning of Nate’s problem. The real issue comes later, when Nate’s father (Jonathan Silverman) decides he wants to get back together with his ex.

And if the photos are any indication, things are about to get real awkward for Nate.

002

Thanks to EW.

Gallery Link:
Television > Significant Mother > Stills > 1.01

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes and on set of Significant Mother

May 25, 2015 || Written by Vicky in Gallery, Promo || No Comments

Gallery has been updated with pics of Nate on set of his new show Significant Mother.

Gallery Link:
Television > Significant Mother > Behind The Scenes

Page 1 of 3412345...102030...Last »
Close
Follow Nate Buzz Online
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better