Cam Gigandet: ‘If I’m online, it’s either p0rn or emails. I don’t even do emails.’


I actually know who Cam Gigandet is. Surprised? I know him because he was in Easy A, but you might know him from Twilight or Burlesque or The OC. He reminds me of a lot of 20-something actors (Cam is 31) – pretty/handsome, hipster/scruffy, looking to have street cred but also wanting to be the second coming of James Dean. That being said, I do think Cam is cute. And I read his ELLE interview just thinking it would be some simple fluff piece, but I ended up enjoying it a lot. Cam is a gossip, he’s kind of funny, and he talks sh-t about people that he’s worked with. You can read the full piece here, and here are some highlights:

Whether he got his good looks from his parents: “It’s not that my parents are good looking as much as they’re both very cute. I think my dad’s 5’8″ and my mom’s like a bunny. She’s like 5’2″ or 5’3″.”

Where he would live if he didn’t need to be in LA: “I would live in New York in the winter and then somewhere else, where it rains, in the summer. I just kind of always—I just prefer rain. San Fran or London, maybe.”

Whether he Googles himself: “F–k no. I think I did when I first moved down here. I’d go on IMBD, but now it’s like, if I’m online, it’s either p0rn or emails. I don’t even do emails, really. So it’s just p0rn I guess.”

What are his favorite sites? “Well—It’s far too revealing. I’ll tell you later. I don’t even like phones. I can’t do Twitter. I mean, Instagram, I try as much as I can, but they’re really just of my kids. What’s the other one: MySpace or Facebook? I don’t do any of those.”

What it was like working on The OC: “Actually, Ben McKenzie was kind of mean to me. I hadn’t done anything at that point and he was a little bit of an ass. But I love him. I think he’s a great actor and I love Southland.”

Mischa Barton & OC memories: “Mischa? I didn’t really…Was she there? I don’t even have memories of her… I learned a lot. But the things that I remember now—none of them are good. It was only the third or fourth season. Those kids were f–king miserable. They were just—they would not remember their lines on purpose. They were young. That said, I don’t talk to anyone I’ve ever worked with.

If he ever talks to his Burlesque costar Christina Aguilera: “Yeah, no. I talk to Nick Thune from Bad Johnson. I’m not saying any of them are terrible, I’ve loved a lot of them, but I talk to one.”

[From ELLE]

This is actually one of my favorite parts about celebrity gossip: when some lesser-known character actor decides to talk sh-t about the people he or she has worked with. It’s not that I even think Cam comes across as unprofessional – he’s talking about projects from years ago, after all – but he really just sounds like a person with some gossip. I want to know more of his stories!! I want to hear his Twilight stories! Also, I think he’s probably telling the truth (ish) about not Googling himself or whatever. I mean, what celebrity really says in an interview, “No, I’m too busy watching p0rn online to Google myself”? That’s awesome.



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  1. Erinn says:

    I love the scruffy hipster trend, and I am NOT sorry.

  2. Kiddo says:

    He looks young Ethan-Hawk-ish in the photo with Christina.

    • elo says:

      I knew I liked something about him! He is reminiscent of Hawke. I love a bit of a bad boy.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Chip on the shoulder and porn addiction. Pass.

    • pru says:

      Addiction? I think he was saying he rarely goes online. So, the watching porn would be a rarity and not an addiction.

    • Esmom says:

      I tend to think he was joking about the porn. But he might have a chip on his shoulder, sounds like he’s burned more than a couple bridges. Yet I’m finding him strangely attractive.

      • Kiddo says:

        I’m a nut, I realize, but you guys are mentioning chips and he has ‘giga’ right in his name, you’d think he’d spend an enormous amount of time on the computer, considering the memory references.

      • truthSF says:

        “sounds like he’s burned more than a couple bridges.”

        With who… Mischa Barton? Loooool!

        I think he was just being candid, which is very refreshing when you consider how uptight and scripted actors are when doing interviews.

      • eliza says:

        @truthSF- Exactly!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yeah, I was exaggerating about the porn and the chip. Just kidding around. I guess it’s too early in the morning for sarcasm or it just wasn’t particularly funny.

        Thank for the “pearl clutching” reference, eliza. So original.

      • Kiddo says:

        What are you supposed to clutch if you can’t afford pearls?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Interesting question, Kiddo, to which there are all sorts of answers coming to mind.

  4. eliza says:

    OMG! Porn?!?! *clutches pearls*

    I liked his interview. At least he is not some PR driven ass kisser. There were stories around for years about the unpleasant cast members, Cam is not the first to say something about it.

    It’s funny, when people speak honestly about something they are jealous, bitter or a host of other negative things. If they do the PR spin, they get raked over the coals. Only a few cele darlings get rave reviews over every interview given.

  5. Godwina says:

    “Whether he Googles himself: “F–k no. I think I did when I first moved down here. I’d go on IMBD, but now it’s like, if I’m online, it’s either p0rn or emails.”

    Can’t say I blame him. I remember when he first got noticed, blogs and comments mocked his name so hard for no reason other than sheer ignorance (seriously, it’s French. Deal.). Pretty sure his faith in humanity died then, if he had any.

  6. TG says:

    I like this guy. Sounds like he is being honest.

  7. Allie says:

    Noooooooo. The gossip on the OC makes me sad. I loved that show when it was on.

  8. Nicolette says:

    All I know is he was a pretty hot, shirtless vampire in Twilight.

  9. Smoochie says:

    Good looking – ? He looks just like that kid that sees dead people. Also, how charming …

  10. I Choose Me says:

    I enjoy a good candid interview. He said nothing mean or particularly douchey which gives him plus points.

    Hm. I found him very attractive in Burlesque but I’ve seen him in other stuff where he kinds of creeps me out. *Puts him in the inexplicable file next to BCoop.*

  11. LDUB says:

    VOLCHECK….or however you spell it.
    i will always love you for killing Marissa (Misha) and your bad-boy abs.

    • whatsmyname? says:

      The best thing he ever did was killing her, he has a place in my heart FOREVAH

    • Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

      THIS. I couldn’t staaaaaaaaaaaaaaand Marrissa. And for that I will always love him. I’ll even forgive him for being in Twilight…hell he’s the ONLY reason I caved and watched it.

  12. Talie says:

    Tate Donovan says the same thing about working on The OC. I remember he really spilled it on Andy Cohen’s show and then when Adam Brody came on, he was so angry and refused to talk about Tate’s comments.

    The funny thing is, all those kids have truly never lived up the potential they thought would be showering them once that show disappeared. Gossip Girl, too. That’s how it goes, but the “children” are rarely ever grateful in those scenarios.

  13. Lucy says:

    I think I like him, he seems funny and honest, and doesn’t come off as douchey or bitter. As for the porn thing, I think he was just joking. Adam Levine could learn a thing or two from him, that’s for sure.

  14. P.J. says:

    I was originally going to make some snide remark about Cam trying to make himself a “thing” again, but after reading this piece I was quickly reminded of how pretty great I’ve always thought he is :) (What little I’ve ever known about him anyway.)

    As for the Ben McKenzie comment, Ben himself hadn’t been in anything memorable-if at all-before The OC so for him to pull any “big man on campus” type stunt on the new guy is laughable! (Not that he should ever treat anyone badly even if he was a huge star.)

    The only thing I don’t buy here is when Cam pays typical celeb lip service by saying that he only lives in LA because he HAS to for work. Blah blah blah. Cam hardly works so regularly that he, his wife and their kids could not move anywhere else in the world if that’s what they really wanted; he has no studio contracts and hasn’t appeared in any movies-which shoot on location anyway-in ages. It’s like celebrities know that for the most part that the celeb world of Los Angeles is a vapid, drug fueled, cesspool of self-absorption and status climbers but they can’t admit that they love that about it along with the year round beautiful weather. It seems like they all think that would make them seem shallow or something so they have to claim that they actually want to live in “gritty” or “edgier” cities like London or New York to somehow appear more grounded. (Seriously. When have you EVER heard an actor admit that they love living in LA no matter how awesome their lives are there?)

  15. melodycalder says:

    One word…… Pandorum.

    You must watch it.