Although Shane West is currently stealing scenes away from Sean Connery in the new big-budget actioner The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (opening today), don't take that to mean the Once and Again alum has shunned the small screen. In fact, the 25-year-old actor has just the comeback vehicle in mind.
"I would love to do a Once and Again reunion," he tells TV Guide Online. "As sappy as it sounds, it was good people."
The Louisiana native fondly recalls what drew him to his character Eli, a moody teen coping with his parents split. "I think I got lucky with Once and Again because of my background," he notes. "I come from a divorced family; my mom raised me and we left my dad.... So [doing the show for three years] wasn't hard. It was more like therapy."
And although he doesn't share nearly as much in common with his League alter ego hotshot gunslinger Tom Sawyer West nevertheless jumped at the role. "I thought it was cool because it was just strange," he laughs. "I like strange... I like out there."