Secrets, secrets are no fun unless you share with everyone...especially if your secret is that you used to be in a boy band!
This is our favorite little surprise when we sat down with Ringer star Kristoffer Polaha, Nikita's shane west and Hart of Dixie's Scott Porter for an exclusive round-table chat.
While these hot CW guys talked about everything—fantasy football, kids, Twitter, you name it—we have to talk about one actor's days as a wannabe Justin Timberlake. So who is it?
"The dirty secret of my life is that when I was a young man I was in a boy band called 5/4 Luv," the Ringer (and Life Unexpected) star tells our Michael Yo. "I would argue, and this is a bold assumption to make for one's self and one's own work, but I would say that we wrote what is equivalent to the White Album for the genre of boy band music. It was a seminal album. It was only one. We had a moment."
OK, so we're pretty sure he's kidding about the cultural significance of their album, but he's 100 percent serious about the band, which is pronounced "Five for Love."
Unfortunately (or fortunately, for Polaha), there are no photos of the short-lived boy band (RIP 5/4 Luv, 1994-95), but if any closet 5/4 Luv fans are out there reading this, we encourage you to send in any and all memorabilia. We are fascinated by this fact. Go ahead, judge us.
These days, Polaha says he's dealing with diapers in his downtime rather than dance moves. "I am the father of three baby boys so I don't have free time. I'm a dad and a husband," he said. "I go to work Henry and I come home and I'm changing poop diapers and then I'm rubbing my wife's feet while we watch Ringer."
Porter and West's idea of downtime? "Sleep," for West and Porter said, "I play a lot of video games. I'm a gamer. I got an X-Box in my trailer."
Aside from Polaha's boy band days, a hot topic amongst the guys was their leading ladies, which lead to a lot of gushing.
"Rachel [Bilson] might be the easiest actress I've ever worked with," Porter said. "She is incredibly open. There is not a shred of diva-quality in her. She is just a cool chick and she is great. She's quirky, she's funny, she's everything that you would want and she is very giving. I'm having a great time working with her." See, we told ya it was a gushfest!
As for Polaha and his costar Sarah Michelle Gellar, they go way back, like to the Buffy days.
"I was back in college, this was 1999, and they flew me from New York City to Los Angeles to test for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so like, my very first potential big moment was with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joss Whedon," he explained. "I got to sit down and did not get the part, but I got to meet her and it was this weird. I've kind of gotten to know her for my entire career and to kind of come back around felt kind of full circle. So I haven't really known her, but she has been a part of the story."
West talked about bonding with his two Nikita ladies, Maggie Q and Lyndsy Fonseca, over guns, natch. He was quick to admit that Q and Fonseca are the betters shots. "I'm not even trying to hide the answer. You know what, screw it! It is Maggie. [Laughs.] Well actually I don't know, Lyndsy might have been the best shot. We all ended up being—I couldn't believe that I was decent at it, but we all ended up being very, very good."
Check out all three of these fine boys on the CW: Hart of Dixie airs tonight at 9 p.m., Ringer airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and Nikita airs Fridays at 8 p.m.
Watch the video above for more goodies from our roundtable chat with Kris, Shane and Scott, including the weirdest Twitter requests they've ever received and Scott's fantasy football addiction!