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Brett Claywell Interview – One Life to Live

One Life to Live’s Brett Claywell (Kyle) chats with Michael Fairman at the studios of the series, shot just a few days before the show decided to write off his character, and the Kish love story. In this interview, Brett discusses Kyle and Fish’s upcoming battle for custody of Sierra Rose, Kyle’s relationship with Roxy, Kyle’s not so ‘goody-two-shoes; past’, and if there were any parts of playing this character that he may have not been comfortable with.

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why are there no comments for this sexy man? he so articulate and lovely. love him!

Margaret
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Margaret

Thank you Michael for another great interview with Brett he seemed so excited about the future of Kyle and Oliver which makes it bittersweet in light of what has happened since….He and Scott were so committed to their story and their amazing chemistry made kish a very believable and special couple…..i am convinced that ABC will have cause to regret ending the most beautiful love story they had and continue to hope they will reverse their decision and Bring Brett and Scott back if only for a short time to give them the chance of a proper conclusion that they… Read more »

Rebecca
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Rebecca

Every interview he does, he is so articulate, thoughtful, insightful, thought-provoking, funny, and just all-around awesome. I really respect him as an actor and as the really cool person that he is. So sad still about the Kish axing. Every interview I see now just reinforces what colossal idiots TPTB are for cutting this groundbreaking, inspirational LOVE story that just happens to be between 2 men when it’s really just getting started.

md1347
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md1347

Love Kish. Shame OLTL cut and run. I won’t be watching OLTL after Kish is off but I’ll follow both Brett and Scott wherever they go.

j.U.d.E.
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j.U.d.E.

AMEN to everything you say Margaret! A conclusion/closure that the fans deserve, but also the writers AND both Brett and Scott!… Damn! Knowing that this was filmed just days before ABC pulled the plug! So horribly sad! I can’t imagine TPTB haven’t realised by now what a big mistake the KISH KILL was! Brett’s back in NYC and Scott’s still on ‘recurring’ status. They can, they HAVE to reconsider… Give us and the actors a proper ending! It was so beautiful and they decided to bin it! I’m mainstream audience (whatever that is..) and I will never understand why they… Read more »

Kim
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Kim

i totally agree with you j.U.d.E. i part of the mainstream audience and just watching this interview gets upset because of ABC’s decision. i will be leaving when KISH does and unless they return, hopefully, i wont be back. on a different note Brett is so sexy and cute in glasses! i just wish that ABC/OLTL would reconsider. they arent even gone yet but it is so hard to watch knowing that they are written off. their story was just beginning. I WANT MY KISH BACK!

Jardo
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Jardo

Frank Valentini recently killed what was the best couple to come along in daytime in many years! KISH. To have garnered such a huge fan base in such a short time, you would think Mr. Valentini would be jumping up and down with glee over Kish’s popularity. Instead, he reduces their airtime to virtually nothing, separates them so they are never seen together, and then he unceremoniously dumps them in the most crappy way possible without so much as a “thank you”, “kiss my a**”, or anything else. Big mistake, Mr. Valentini. It is almost like Mr. Valentini dumped the… Read more »

j.U.d.E.
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j.U.d.E.

BRAVO Jardo! Nothing to add!

TPTB failed their actors, their fans, their viewers! Come April 16th they will happily find out how *great* their idea was to kill KISH!…

Honestly, seriously?!? What WERE they thinking..? *blank*

Sandy
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Sandy

Just heartbreaking to watch this interview. Brett is so eloquent in speaking about the depth and richness of the story and how the whole OLTL team is behind it. Ug. I wish. Truly, I wish OLTL had stayed behind this amazing story. It pains me to think all the work that went into this story has just fallen away. So, so sad.

ltklo
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ltklo

Michael, another great interview. Brett is always so thoughtful and articulate. And he really rocks that professor-look! There’s so much potential for Kyle/Oliver storylines and OLTL is crazy for dropping both the characters and the actors. It is the freshest story on daytime. It brought me back to OLTL and I will leave when they do.

j.U.d.E.
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j.U.d.E.

Brett’s beyond awesome!

Watched this again (following your tweet) and I just love your interviews Michael! Love the questions and the answers. I like that you are actually listening to the replies the actor has to your questions and that the interview evolves, rather than just putting a list of questions out there.

Some flirting too! Cute!

SFF
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SFF

Caught in the whirlwind that is kish. Someone needs to revisit marketing research. The stars aligned with Kyle, Oliver, Layla, Chris and Roxy. The love between these Oliver/Kyle is addictive. RARE opportunity squandered… The Roxy Kyle relationship held a boatlaod of teachable moments for our society and we are so hungry for it with family structures and relationships as diverse as they are today. Look ABC ..bring them back..and I will tell two friends and so on and so on and so on. It was just beginning.

christa lyon
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christa lyon

bring back kyle olvier and seirra rose to oltl. kyle and oliver it’s frseh beginng for their relationship they need to killed off kyle oliver it was so completly wrong they desiver better onscreen and more of kyle and oliver raise seirra rose together for one life to live better bring back to lianview some time this may

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Raymond
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Raymond

I really applause the professionalism that this great actor has done to bring to life the story of Kish. It is the most inspiring, admirable gay storyline I have seen on tv. It is really disappointing that the producers have decided to end it. Didnt they realise what a huge fan base, the couple has created? I wish that they will bring back the Brett and Scott as they go on with a child. from where and how their sory has started, it can develop into an interesting and brilliant storyline between the two and the rest of Llanview community.… Read more »

christa lyon
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christa lyon

i agree they need to bring brett claywell scott evans and thier child back onscreen again with one life to live they were great gay couple and now we are in september 2010 and we need to see more of them coming back to the show and need to their airdate to exit to oltl

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The Young and the Restless Daytime Emmy Nominees Talk Reactions, Reels, and Their Co-Stars

All of the nominated performers from the cast of The Young and the Restless, who just recently received Daytime Emmy nominations for the upcoming 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, chatted with Michael Fairman collectively in an exclusive on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel. 

Y&R received the most nominations of any daytime program in this year’s race leading the pack with 18.

Sharing their reactions to being Emmy-nominated, plus what scenes they submitted on their reels; that landed them in the position to be going for gold were: Outstanding Lead Actor nominees, Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) and Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott), Outstanding Lead Actress nominee, Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair), Outstanding Supporting Actor Nominees, Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) and Jordi Vilasuso (Ex-Rey Rosales), Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee, Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman), Outstanding Younger Performer nominee, Alyvia Alyn Lind (Ex-Faith Newman) and Outstanding Guest Performer Nominee, Ptosha Storey (Naya Benedict).

Throughout the virtual roundtable interview, several of the actors who have won previously including: three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Bergman and two-time winner, Bryon James as well as past winners, Jason Thompson and Jordi Vilasuso gave words to the wise if they should win a gold statuette. In addition, the Y&R Emmy nominee ensemble shared the secret to their collaborative process when working with one another in the fast pace of daytime dramas, and much more.

You can catch the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 24th on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ to see if these Y&R nominees names will be called when the envelopes are opened.  In the meantime, you can watch our candid, informative, and heartfelt conversation below.

Now let us know, what did you think of the scenes the Y&R Emmy-nominated performers shared that they submitted? Happy to see them in the race this year? What was your favorite moment from the virtual roundtable? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Daytime Emmy Nominees: Arianne Zucker, James Reynolds, Stacy Haiduk & Lindsay Arnold Chat On Their Reels, Reactions, and Co-Stars

Days of our Lives nominated performers, Arianne Zucker (Nicole), James Reynolds (Abe), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) and Lindsay Arnold (Allie) chatted with Michael Fairman for the Michael Fairman Channel’s continuing coverage of the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations.

Each actor revealed which scenes they submitted that put them into position to potentially win the gold statuette when the Daytime Emmys are announced during ceremonies on June 24th on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Outstanding Lead Actress nominee, Arianne Zucker, shared that her scenes contained moments between Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan), while Outstanding Lead Actor nominee, James Reynolds (Abe), went with Abe being shot and the standalone episode which followed in honor of Reynolds 40th anniversary with the show. Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) went full Kristen (with no Susan Banks), in key scenes opposite Eric Martsolf (Brady) where Kristen and Brady have an emotional break-up, while Outstanding Younger Performer nominee, Lindsay Arnold (Allie), mentioned scenes where Allie recalls and deals with being the victim of sexual assault, and more.

In addition to their reels, the actors share their reaction to learning they were in the running for an Emmy, plus working with many of their co-stars at DAYS ,and the collaboration it takes to often get the performances viewers see on-air.

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Later, as DAYS heats up during May Sweeps, the actors preview their current storyline and characters’s state of mind.  Lindsay teases what could be next for the possessed AllDevil in Salem who looks to become more unhinged.  James weighs-in on Abe’s plight after being clubbed over the head by TR,  Arianne gives us a glimpse of what could be on the horizon for Nicole, and Stacy tells us what she thinks Kristen is up to, and how Susan Banks, is always on point when the devil is in Salem perpetrating dirty deeds unsuspecting Salemites.

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You can watch the full conversation below.

Keep checking back to The Michael Fairman Channel for more interviews and conversations with this year’s Daytime Emmy nominees, and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

Let us know in the comment section if you are happy to see Arianne, James, Stacy and Lindsay going for gold and being recognized by their peers.  

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