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90210 Scoop: Rob Mayes Previews Colin’s Big Reveal Tonight

Mon, November 19, 2012 2:01pm EDT by Andy Swift 1 Comment
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Will Riley expose Colin for the liar he is? Rob gives a taste of the drama to come on tonight’s ‘90210.’

Last week’s 90210 revealed Colin’s (Rob Mayes) devious plot to take down Max’s company, and on the Nov. 19 episode, the drama with Annie’s (Shenae Grimes) new boyfriend finally comes to a head. “There are definitely more surprises coming,” Rob tells “Riley and Colin revisit each other.”

Though Rob won’t confirm my suspicion that Colin’s 90210 journey ends tonight, he says he’s been surprised at the outpouring of support for his character. That’s right, support.

“The tweets started coming in once my episodes started airing,” Rob tells me. “Fans were saying, ‘This is making me think, actually. Maybe it’s not just Annie and Liam!'”

Rob also admits that Colin’s dark side was as much of a surprise for him as it was for the audience.

“I had no idea [Colin was bad] when I went in to read for the character,” Rob says. “I was doing one of my fittings, still trying to figure out who this guy is without any framework, and one of the wardrobe people went, ‘I think your character’s going to be bad.’ That was the first I had heard there could be a twist to him. … They know all.”

For those of you craving more Rob after his 90210 journey ends, you might want to check out John Dies At The End, a movie whose title — Rob insists — doesn’t spoil anything.

“This character was so different than anything I’d done,” Rob says. “He’s just this adrenaline-seeking, crazy drug-addict dude who’s so fun-loving. … We premiered it at Sundance, then we took it South by Southwest. It had a great festival run. I believed in the picture, but you never know what’s going to happen after you wrap.”

And for something slightly lighter, Rob also stars in Golden Christmas 3, premiering Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. on ION.

“I read the script and thought, ‘This is adorable'” Rob says of the holiday movie, which also stars One Tree Hill‘s Shantel VanSanten and Awkward‘s Nikki Deloach. “And I’ve never done a Christmas movie. I haven’t had that much fun on set since John Dies, which was more than two years ago.”

How do YOU feel about Colin on 90210? Do you hope he sticks around for a while, or will you be glad to see him exposed? Drop me a comment with your take on Annie’s latest lover.

— Andy Swift

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