That said, the 30-year-old actor hopes as his resume grows, people will start to recognize him by his other roles, too."I do hope to be known to people by other character names, as well, as my career goes on and as I get older and evolve," he admits.
"I wouldn't say it's frustrating," he says via phone about fans seeing him as Nathan versus his current and future jobs."For me, it's really endearing and it's a testament to the longevity of the impact of that show and that the show made.") One would think that may get old, but if you ask the actor who brought Nathan Scott to life, that's definitely not the case.James Lafferty is proud to be known as Nathan Scott and will never get frustrated with anyone who identifies him as such.
There are just some TV series viewers will never stop watching, never stop loving, never stop discussing — and never be able to move past when it comes to seeing the actors as their characters. When you see Sophia Bush, Chad Michael Murray, Hilarie Burton, James Lafferty, and Bethany Joy Lenz, chances are you refer to them as the characters they portrayed on The CW series.
(For example, this is me every time I watch Murray on Agent Carter: "You really need to channel your inner Lucas Scott, Jack Thompson!