Actor loves New Zealand, Cook Islands

 June 21, 2011

Christopher Gorham
Christopher Gorham has a good theory about stardom: “When people ask me, ‘Are you famous?’ I’m like, ‘Well, I guess, no.” The 36-year-old California-based actor is shooting the second season of the spy series “Covert Affairs,” which airs on the USA Network. He portrays a former CIA operative named Auggie, who was blinded during a mission. To many viewers, he’ll be recognizable as America Ferrera‘s accountant boyfriend, Henry, on “Ugly Betty.” Gorham and his wife, actress Anel Lopez Gorham, have three children.
Q: Which film locations stand out in your mind?
A: I shot “The Other Side of Heaven” in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. It was a Disney film with Anne Hathaway, and the location was just gorgeous. Rarotonga is overlooked, but it’s incredible to visit, not overrun with tourists — like I imagine Hawaiiused to be.Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?

A: I love New Zealand. I was only on the North Island, but there’s so much to see in Auckland. I shot “The Other Side of Heaven” shortly after getting married, so my wife and I didn’t really get a honeymoon. So in a way, that trip (to New Zealand and the Cook Islands) was our honeymoon. It was really neat. We ended up frequenting this little place called The Cafe (cicoffeecompany.wordpress.com/the-cafe) on Rarotonga. This couple — Neil Dearlove and his wife, Janet — had moved from New Zealand and built it there. They couldn’t have been any nicer, and we still stay in touch with them and their daughter.

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