In Shonda Rhimes' new drama, Malina portrays U.S. Attorney David Rosen, whom Olivia (Kerry Washington) frequently went toe-to-toe with during the first season. Though Malina appeared in all seven episodes in Season 1, he was only considered a recurring player.
Rhimes recently told TVGuide.com that there's a possibility that Olivia will get a new love interest in Season 2, but would not confirm nor deny whether that could be David. However, Washington believes they're better off as sparring partners.
"There's a lot of pressure about that on Twitter," Washington recently told us. "A lot of people are feeling that, but I don't know. I feel like he's such a good nemesis and an intellectual lover, in a way, that I'm not sure we want to consummate that."
For his part, Malina was all for a romance between David and Olivia. "Even my wife would be fine with that!" he said.
Would you want to see David and Olivia together?