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Welcome to Jack Falahee Web! This site aims to be your ultimate online source on all things related to actor, Jack Falahee. He currently stars as Connor Walsh in the ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder, and as Frank Stringfellow in the PBS period drama series, Mercy Street. Thank you for visiting the site, and check back soon for all the latest news, photos, media, and more on Jack.
November 21, 2014
Articles Interviews

It’s been a phenomenal run so far for TV’s number one new drama: How to Get Away With Murder.

Not only did 21 million viewers tune in for the premiere—making it the No. 1 new show, and most-watched TV drama for anyone under the age of 50—and Viola Davis has consistently proven she deserves every award out there, but the series has continued to break ground when it comes to diversity in casting and edgy LGBT storylines. And sex scenes.

And in the middle of it all, Jack Falahee has become pretty much insta-famous.

Before landing his role as Connor Walsh, the gay law student who has had some extremely steamy sex scenes (if you didn’t blush, you should check you’re not dead), Falahee was an unemployed actor who worked as a Lyft driver.
Life has changed.

Here, the 25-year-old Michigan native talks about what it’s been like to become known, the reaction to his character’s gay sex scenes, a recent freak-out in front of Denzel Washington, and more…
[Check back a bit later for part two of this interview: With scoop on Connor and Oliver, and the reveal of Sam’s killer!]

You are pretty much the biggest overnight sensation of fall TV. How’s the lack of anonymity treating you?
Honestly, it’s still so new! I’m just barely getting used to it, I think. I don’t know if you ever do, maybe over time? But for me, it’s nuts. It’s bananas. I was just checking my mother into a hotel and the woman behind the desk said, ‘I love the show and your character!’ and my mom, who is from the Midwest, was blown away. And I said, ‘It happens now and it’s crazy.’ It’s really heartwarming just to see that people are responding how they are to the show.
Any truly crazy fan encouters yet?
Honestly, everyone has been super kind and respectful. Which I think maybe was a little surprising to me. I think the only crazy experience I’ve had was, I was going to see Pippin at the Pantages Theater. I went on opening night and I was…sort of stampeded. I was rushed going into the theater by fans. I was sort of in a state of disbelief. Like, they can’t possibly be running at me?! But even then people were really respectful and just asked for photos and some autographs and had some very nice things to say.

You have been part of some pretty explicit gay sex scenes that we haven’t really seen before on mainstream, network TV. And that’s become a talking point lately. Do you feel a sense of responsibility to the LGBT community? And how does it feel to be a part of that?
I think it’s great that people are relating to Connor and other characters on the show on a lot of different levels. And the fact that there are members of the LGBT community, and friends of the community, that are feeling just pleased and happy to see a character on TV that is depicted in maybe a positive light, I think that’s great. I don’t know that I feel a responsibility necessarily. I think for me at the end of the day, it’s a job and I just go in and I’m glad that Pete [Nowalk]’s written a real honest character. I try to do my best each day to take it and run with it.
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I have added 205 HD screencaptures of Jack from last night’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder, “He Has a Wife” to the gallery!

Television Productions > How to Get Away with Murder (2014-) > Season 1 > Screencaptures > 1.08 – He Has a Wife
November 13, 2014
Articles Interviews

Jack Falahee left the post-grad New York struggle behind and found much love in Shondaland as Connor, the sexed-up shady student on How to Get Away With Murder. Cosmopolitan.com talked to him earlier today about his role in TV’s sexual revolution, developing complex characters, and what he hopes to do next.

I don’t dislike Connor, but I don’t trust him. And he’s utterly charming, but sometimes I really want to punch him.
I think there’s a lot of truth to that; I think that he’s morally ambiguous at times, as we all are. I think, too, that we’ve just sort of scratched the surface with these characters. It’s such a huge ensemble cast. You’re meeting people for the first time and getting to know what they’re like … You compartmentalize them and stereotype them, and I think that viewers may think things about Connor and make judgments about him, but I would urge people to, with all of the characters, be open to the possibility that maybe we’re going to learn a lot more about them that will then influence what we think of them as people.

People are commenting that Connor, specifically, is “the face of TV’s sexual revolution,” and Shonda Rhimes has gone on record as saying there are no gay sex scenes, just sex scenes with people in them. What is your take?
I agree. He’s a guy that enjoys having sex and has a lot of it. If you look at Asher [played by Matt McGorry] on the show, he speaks about sex almost constantly, and there’s almost no dialogue about that — it’s just accepted and it’s heteronormative and that’s the society that we live in. It’s interesting and exciting for me to hear people talking about it; that’s sort of the point of entertainment in a way, to spark conversation. I don’t think it’s ever been the objective or the mission for Pete [Nowalk, show creator] or Shonda [Rhimes, executive producer] to spark this dialogue, but it’s just a byproduct of them showing truthful, real people on television. It’s refreshing.

I’m a Midwest boy that went to NYU, in an arts department surrounded by all different kinds of people that identified every which way. It was something that I never thought about growing up, and then when I was surrounded by it, it was there, and it was happening, and it was real. So I said, “Oh! OK.” And I think that not everyone is exposed to that.

You just graduated three years ago and you’re very transparent about how difficult it is to break into acting; what were your three years like between graduating from NYU and landing this job?
My story is pretty similar to a lot of post-grad drama students and artists that are pursuing a career in this industry — filled with waiting tables, late catering shifts, a lot of pouring drinks behind the bar, missing auditions because I couldn’t get someone to cover my shift at the restaurant, and hopping around from job to job, just trying to get by in New York and pay rent.

That is real.
It is very, very real! I read a great article about New York and why the writer was glad she left New York at 24, which is coincidentally right when I left New York. I related on a deep level with the author of that article in that I felt like New York was kind of slowly killing me in a way. It’s a hard place. I think she says in the article that the old saying is that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere, and she sort of argues that if you can make it anywhere, why not just go make it anywhere?
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November 09, 2014
Articles Interviews

Hot US import How to Get Away with Murder is quickly becoming one of our favourite TV shows. This classy drama stars Oscar nominee Viola Davis as a super-fierce Law professor at Philadelphia University, who finds herself in the midst of a murder plot involving some of her students; among them, 25-year-old newcomer Jack Falahee, who plays openly gay student Connor Walsh. With executive producer Shonda Rhimes recently speaking out in defence of the show’s man-on-man sex scenes involving Jack’s character, we figured it was the perfect time to ask the rising star a few questions.

How has the immediate success of the show made you feel?
“I feel very fortunate and grateful that I’m able to wake up every day and go to work on this show. There has been a huge response from viewers and it’s so nice to hear that people are enjoying it. I’ve received some fanmail which is very flattering. It still hasn’t sunk in. I just feel lucky to be doing what I love to do.”

Are there any parts of Connor that you see in yourself?
“We both care about how we’re perceived by our peers and superiors. We both are terrible under pressure. I think that Connor has boatloads more confidence than I do and I envy him for that. And he definitely dresses better than I do!”

Some actors can be anxious about playing a character that is gay, in case they become typecast – did this ever cross your mind before you took on the role of Connor?
“I really didn’t think twice about playing a character that is gay. I was just excited to audition because [the show’s creator] Pete Nowalk wrote a compelling, smart, and engaging pilot with real, multi-faceted characters.”

You’re working alongside the incredible Viola Davis; is she as fierce as the character she plays on the show?
I consider myself very lucky to work alongside the entire cast and the fact that Viola Davis is among them is a treat. She’s an absolute joy. She’s very maternal and sets a high bar for professionalism and the craft. She’s very funny and warm and is the first to crack a joke on set. She keeps us all at ease during our sometimes long shoot days.”

Shonda Rhimes recently responded to those who have criticised the show for featuring man-on-man sex scenes scenes with a tweet saying: “There are no gay scenes. There are scenes with people in them.” What would you say to critics of the show’s racier moments?
“I think that all of the sex scenes in the show are plot driven and/or character based. Connor is at times driven by his sexual appetite, like many people in this world. He just happens to be gay.”

I’d imagine you’ve been receiving a lot of attention from guys since the show aired. How do you deal with that?
“To be honest, I prefer to keep a lower profile, but the attention and love has been very flattering. I appreciate anyone that takes the time to say hi or offer encouragement.”

Last but not least… how do you get away with murder?
“Here’s a haiku on how to get away with murder:
Quick! Cover your tracks.
Who else knows of your folly?
Call your lawyer now.”

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I have added HD screencaptures of Jack in last night’s episode of HTGAWM “He Deserved to Die” to the gallery!

Television Productions > How to Get Away with Murder (2014-) > Season 1 > Screencaptures > 1.07 – He Deserved to Die