In two years of the WB's helter-skelter dramedy Popular, Harrison John the earnest Everydweeb played by Christopher Gorham has come closer to the grave than the boudoir. But his luck may be about to change: Next month, the odd man out will find himself torn between two loves if not two lovers tomboy Sam (Carly Pope) and dreamgirl Brooke (Leslie Bibb).
"At the end of the season," the actor tells TV Guide Online with a chuckle, "things get very complicated for little ol' Harrison."
As a matter of fact, constructing the torrid triangle made things a mite complicated for Gorham as well. His missus, Anel Lopez, is a fellow thespian not to mention a Popular grad (throughout the first season, she recurred as Glamazon Popita Fresh) yet, he points out, "It's still an unenviable position to be in for one who is married and about to have a kid."
Fortunately, the stork's imminent visit has given the former UCLA sweethearts (hitched since January 22, 2000) plenty to distract them. "Anel is due on the 29th," reveals the 26-year-old dad-to-be, "so it's totally nerve-wracking."
Beyond delivery-room queasiness, Gorham probably has nothing to worry about. After all, he already knows what he'll someday tell his son about girls it's the same tip that he'd give his Popular counterpart. "My advice to Harrison," he says, "would be to trust his heart."