Revenge star Gabriel Mann has revealed he is campaigning to get his character's mother cast in the show.
The actor - who plays billionaire computer genius Nolan Ross in the E4 drama - already has an actress in mind and is hoping to persuade show bosses to write her into the show. He hinted the actress formerly appeared in The West Wing, so he could mean Allison Janney or Kristin Chenoweth.
Gabriel told TV Choice magazine: "There has been talk of Nolan's mum being cast. Anything that hasn't been explored is probably up and coming on the show at some point! But this might have been something that I was wishing for, more than was actually in the works.
"I was approached at a party by a fairly prominent and quite brilliant actress that I'm a huge fan of. I don't want to name her in case I jinx the possibility. But she was in a popular political show that's no longer on the air. There was talk over a cocktail of her interest in being involved in the show - and over another cocktail realising, 'Oh my gosh, I think we could maybe be related on this show.'
"Then I took that back to our writers and creators and a couple of light bulbs went off. Whether the call has been made, I don't know. Maybe they were just humouring me. But we've met nearly every other character's mother, so Nolan's is ripe for the picking."
The former fashion model also revealed he likes to help pick the outfits he wears for the show.
He said: "It's absolutely a collaboration with our costume designer - she and I have a shorthand in the way that we speak and understand each other. So she will pull options and they give me the opportunity to style it myself.
"They hang everything up and usually wait and see what I'm going to walk out of the trailer looking like. When I get to set, if people start laughing and pointing, I know I've done a good job."