|Local Boy Done Good: Sam Palladio|
Turns out Nashville and, now, Humans star Sam Palladio - who will forever be "Gunnar" - was born in my home village of Pembury!!!
I came upon this mind-blowing revelation when Rachel and I were watching the second season opener of Humans on Sunday and "Gunnar" appeared... speaking with an English accent. This threw us completely as we'd just presumed, having only seen him in Nashville and VO5 adverts, that he was American.
Naturally I turned to Google for the "truth" about Gunnar and the first entry threw up the SHOCKING fact that not only was he British but that we both came from the same small village in Kent!
He was born on November 21, 1986 (I'd just started as a cub reporter with the local newspaper at that time).
So Sam's five days shy of being exactly 20 years younger than me. And look how little he has achieved in his life compared to me!
He'll be celebrating his 30th just days after I mark my 50th.
Gunnar was already my favourite character in Nashville (and not just for his awesome name, which - along with Deacon - was on my list of potential son's names), but now I have an even more personal reason to root for him... he's my homie!
|Jealous Much? Sam and fellow Humans star Gemma Chan|