Evan Mock Doesn’t Want His Mom to Watch the ‘Gossip Girl’ Premiere


That’s so specific! Does this come up a lot for you and your girlfriend? 

It’s actually 50/50. I usually am ready first, but it’s not like she takes forever to get ready. She just doesn’t rush to do anything?  It’s funny, like, she doesn’t have really that much concept of time when it has to do with strict timing. [Laughs.]

What’s your favorite thing your partner does for you?

Rubs my head and massages my neck. Love that. I’m constantly tense, so those are much-needed.

What’s the thing you do that annoys your partner the most?

Want to ask her?

She’s there? [Laughs.] Okay, Gray, what’s the most annoying thing about your boyfriend?

Gray Sorrenti: Nothing! I love him so much. [Laughs.]

Mock: That’s so not the right answer. You’ll just have to follow us around for a week or two, figure it out. 

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve done for a partner?

Showing someone I love around where I’m from. Showing them the ins and outs and telling them things about Hawaii. I like showing people the true meaning of Hawaii, through my eyes.

Aki and Audrey hook up in a pretty public space on the show; where is the most surprising place you’ve hooked up with someone?

Maybe the bottom of a boat in the middle of the ocean.

So you’re definitely an ocean guy over a city guy. 

I feel like I can adapt to my surroundings pretty quickly. I feel just as much of a city guy now that I live in New York and also a waterman. 

What’s been the biggest change for you? 

Public transportation is a new thing for me, so maybe that’s a big difference. Hawaii’s so laid-back, you know? There’s things going on, of course, but there’s also not as much things going on. Compared to New York.

Do you miss it?

I feel like you would miss anywhere that you’re from. My destination happens to be Hawaii, so yeah, I miss it extra. Family is everything in Hawaii.

What has your family said about the Gossip Girl premiere?

They’re just like, “Make sure Mom doesn’t watch this.” That’s all they’ve said about it.

Has she?

I’ve honestly been ignoring her because I didn’t want to ask her if she saw it yet. In the first episode, I don’t know if you saw it or not, but I have sex more than I say a word.

Do you believe in astrology? What’s your sign? 

I’m an Aries. I don’t believe in it as much as 16-year-old girls on Instagram, but I think there’s definitely some really crazy and weird things that I can’t even explain. It must be real. 

Speaking of Instagram, you have over 500,000 followers. Do you consider yourself an influencer?

I’m more of a storyteller of what I’m doing. I’m not really putting things out there to influence anyone. Hopefully just trying to inspire people.

HBO Max drops new episodes of Gossip Girl every Thursday. Emily Tannenbaum is an entertainment editor, critic, and screenwriter living in L.A. Follow her on Twitter. 


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