‘Gossip Girl’s’ Simon Miller Coping With Life as a Hottie

Simon Miller, Blake Lively CW photo

Simon Miller

When someone is proclaimed to be a hottie on “Gossip Girl,” they have to be especially hot — because Armani advertisement-level attractiveness is the rule of the day on the CW series that returns Monday (9/26) in its new 8 o’clock timeslot.  Such is the case with Simon Miller, whose return as Patrick is causing a stir amongst “Gossip Girl” fans. 

“I’m always shocked when I see someone saying ‘Simon Miller Hottie,’ or the hottest guy.  I’m like, ‘You’re kidding,'” he insists.  “I was definitely a late bloomer.  I was more like the brooding poet type when I was in  high school.  I never felt like I was going to be one of the popular kids,” he says.  “But acting, for me, has always been a way to explore other people I could have been in life.”

Miller is also still surprised to get recognized when he’s out and about.  Although, he says, “I actually get a lot of fans on Facebook who ask me stuff, and I’m happy to respond to them.  They’re from all over the world, China, Mexico….”  What do they ask him?  “They always want to know acting stuff:  ‘Is it hard to act?’  ‘How do you pretend  to be somebody else?'”  Then there are the offers.  “This really cute girl from Germany asked me if I could find her a place to live.  I was like, ‘Why don’t you search online for a place in L.A.?’  And she says, ‘I was hoping I could stay with you a little bit.’  That one took me back a little.  You never know when you might be facing a ‘Fatal Attraction’ kind of thing.”

He admits he’s surprised to be back on ‘Gossip Girl,’ potentially causing trouble for Serena (Blake Lively).  “To be honest, I didn’t think it would happen.  I heard that that they had put me on hold for a certain date, and I thought, ‘Yeah, right.’  I also got called back for more on ‘Vampire Diaries,’ but then they didn’t use me,” he says. 

Miller is in for at least three episodes, about which is is sworn to secrecy.  He does indicate he anticipates doing more on the show.  “What happens in this last episode I did, it seems that there is going to be more to tell.  It would be a weird place to leave off.”  He’s also been working on a miniseries, but again, he can’t talk about it.  “It’s almost bad luck to talk about it.  Best to let it grow in the quiet and the dark, like mold.”  Miller hasn’t done comedy yet, though he’d like to.  However, he dryly observes, “Hotties aren’t funny.  Hotties are just hot.”

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.