Friday, January 24, 2014
Arrow,The Apprentice: Colton Haynes
Sometimes you see an actor or model in an image but for some reason you don't connect. I have seen tons of images, and small written pieces on Colton Haynes for the past few years. Obviously good looking, I didn't really stop and go 'Whoa!' until watching him as Roy on Arrow.
A model since fifteen, Haynes began modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch in New York. Upon moving to Hollywood, Haynes got roles on shows known for casting hot young guys willing to take off their shirts. Stints on the new Melrose Place, Teen Wolf and The Gates brought the young actor attention, not to mention all of the rumors of relationships with various actors.
I never paid much attention until making my way through Season 1 of Arrow. Haynes portrayal of Roy is spot on and scratches away at my perplexity to lust after the bad boy. Roy is damaged, yet self aware enough to fight to change and follow in the footsteps of the man who saved his life.
Haynes has the ability to move from pretty boy to bad boy deceptively smoothly. (don't they all...) He exudes a sexual energy in his scenes, regardless of this co-star. Roy makes you want to help him, save him but ultimately...do him. Tis the way lust usually works.
XY Magazine (2006)