Meet Nico Tortorella The Following

7 Questions With Nico Tortorella The Following
You may recognize the sexy 24-year-old Nico Tortorella from his roles in Scream 4, Make It or Break It or The Beautiful Life, but it’s his current gig as a “follower” on FOX’s breakout series The Following (Mondays) that is capturing viewer attention. Tortorella plays the skittish Jacob who was part of that strange love triangle between Emma and Paul and is now on the run from Kevin Bacon’s Detective Ryan Hardy. As of presstime his character has yet to kill or be killed (thankfully, he’s a follower with a conscious), and his chances of survival look promising as the series credits list him for at least 12 episodes. In between filming, Tortorella answered a few of our questions.

Nico Tortorella of The Following answers our "7 Questions" column1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose?
Nico Tortorella: Inked, Nylon Guys and Paper.

2. If your DVR only carried three shows, which three would you pick?
American Pickers
, Game of Thrones and Luther.

3. What has been your strangest fan encounter?
I was recently at a bar in New York City when someone started screaming at the top of their lungs because they thought I was a serial killer.

4. When you go back to your hometown in Illinois what’s something you make a point of doing (eat somewhere, meet friends at)?
I swing by to visit my grandmother’s Resale & Antiques shop in Morton Grove.

5. What are three things you have to have in your fridge or pantry?
Apples, kale and chicken.

6. The Following is so addictive, we are completely hooked — although, we’re nervous for you now after the standoff at the farmhouse. Can we count on seeing your character Jacob until the end of the season?
If I told you, I’d have to kill you.

7. Your character has proved, so far, that he’s got no stomach for killing — and we’re thankful for that. On a personal side, what’s something you just would never consider doing? (And you can’t say killing someone!)

Watch Nico Tortorella on The Following > FOX > Mondays at 8pm ET/PT

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing this interview with Tortorella and I agree that his character has a chance of surviving and breaking away from the followers. I work at DISH and several of my coworkers are happy that he will be on the show since he hasn’t been seen in the past few episodes. I missed The Following on Monday, but I caught up with it last night since it was recorded on my DISH Hopper. I never worry about missing The Following because my DVR automatically records Fox shows during primetime, and then I can catch up with it at my own pace.

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