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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!

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 and the fans feel the story deserves….

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.

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.

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 cancelled KISH……. Huge mistake! If we get nothing after April 16th, I switch to ATWT (Nuke and Reid) even though I haven’t watched it in over a year.. At least there, they keep their gay characters.

ABC fail!

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!

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 Kish storyline because the actors were “too good” in their roles! It simply didn’t make any sense because they were so popular and had the most phenominal chemistry of any couple on daytime TV. And, since the news of Kish being let go came out just a short two weeks ago, OLTL has already lost an additional 400,000 viewers based upon recent polls. I can’t wait to see how many more viewers “disappear” after April 16th. Mr. Valentini may not have only signed Kish’s death warrant, but he may have signed OLTL’s death warrant as well. And if that is the case Mr. Valentini, then that would also mean you put yourself on the unemployment line as well. That is, of course, unless this was a planned deal with Mr. Frons so he can finally get that daytime “talk show” or “variety show” he has been desperately wanting for so long.

I know as of April 16th, I will also be one of those “mainstream viewers” (middle aged, married female from Illinois) who will no longer be watching OLTL ….. and I have been an avid viewer since OLTL’s very first airdate. And because ABC Disney didn’t seem to have any qualms about the WAY these two young men were so unceremoniously “dismissed”, I will also no longer watch any ABC network programming, whether it be daytime or prime time. My remote will simply by-pass the ABC network from now on. In my heart, I feel I simply cannot watch a network that would treat its employees so horribly, especially after they did such a tremendous job for the network and its viewers in what many think was one of the best storylines and couples to come along in daytime in many, many years.

ABC Disney, I hope if you ever get rid of Mr. Valentini, you give him the same amount of courtesy and respect that he gave Mr. Evans and Mr. Claywell. Let him read about it in the news and on twitter!

I wish Mr. Evans and Mr. Claywell the best of luck in their careers. They are two very talented young gentlemen who are “class acts”. Mr. Valentini could surely take some lessons in “how to be a class act and respect others” from these two young men, as could the ABC Disney network. As badly as they were treated, they still have had nothing but nice, respectful things to say about their former employer, a network that basically “crapped all over them.”

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*

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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.
It will remain to be the greatest gay storyline on daytime drama, forever. It will certainly stay in all those who have seen the show and loved the couple. It is an inspiring romance between two men who once found themselves falling in love and ending up reacquainted after years of bitter separation, to profoundly rekindle their true feelings for each other. They are just meant for each other.
I wish that they will bring back Kish on the screen.
I really respect and applaud both Brett and Scott.
Love them both. bravo to Kish! Bring back Kish!

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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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Interviews

A week ago, at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of your favorite soap opera stars took to the red carpet prior to the telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount + and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and several spoke to the media before going inside and taking in the ceremonies and rooting on their castmates and shows.

While on the red carpet, Michael Fairman TV interviewed those who stopped performers who stopped by and those we could catch on the action-packed bustling arrivals. All of the video interviews are now posted and complete on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Look for conversations with Days of our Lives, Tamara Braun (Ava), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) with Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Paul Telfer (Xander), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Greg Rikaart (Leo), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) with wife Lisa and their twin sons, Chase and Mason.

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Stopping by to chat from General Hospital were Maura West (Ava) and Finola Hughes (Anna), and from The Bold and the Beautiful, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and his daughter, McKenna, Annika Noelle (Hope), Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) and John McCook (Eric) and his wife, Laurette.

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From The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack), Courtney Hope (Sally), Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman (Michael and Lauren), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Kate Linder (Esther) and Bryton James (Devon), and making their first appearance on a Daytime Emmy red carpet were Neighbours stars: Stefan Dennis, Annie Jones and Georgie Stone.

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Below is the complete playlist of 2024 Daytime Emmy Red Carpet interviews. Make sure to check them out. Then let us know who you loved seeing and hearing from the most via the comment section below.

 

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GH’s Evan Hofer Talks Life for Dex After Sonny’s Beatdown, Giovanni Mazza, and If Josslyn is Love Endgame

General Hospital’s Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) has been at the epicenter of Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) paranoia, which led to the beatdown of Sonny’s former right hand man.

Now, Dex is licking his wounds, and trying to move on with his life after joining the PCPD; following attempting to move away from working for the mob and under Sonny’s thumb. Problem is, Dex has a soft spot for Sonny. Meanwhile, looks like there still may be a future for Dex and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) as the two are trying to mend their once-fractured relationship.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Evan Hofer at the 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmys (in which Hofer was a presenter during the ceremonies), to discuss the current life and times of his Port Charles alter-ego.

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Evan has now gotten to see and feel first-hand what is like working in soaps and television, when you have to wear prosthetics on your face after Sonny accosted Dex at Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding reception.

Hofer recalled the experience. “Our makeup team is incredible. Priscilla, my makeup artist is just so talented. She layered silicone every day so she could control the swelling, so that way, she would have control over how it looked as it progressed and, you know, decreased, increased,” Hofer revealed. “She was incredible and very, very detailed.”

Paying a nod to actors who have to take on TV or movie roles where they have to wear complete facial prosthetics, Evan shared, “I do not envy people who wear full face prosthetics. I think my longest tape day was probably seven hours in it. I got a little claustrophobic. It does cause you to have a lack of of depth perception, which is a rough one.”

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Hofer weighed-in on if he thinks Dex will ever turn in Sonny and press charges against him for his character’s recent beatdown. “I hope he doesn’t. It’s hard though, because he loves him (Sonny) and that’s the problem,” stated Evan. “That’s what we do with people we love. It’s almost an abusive parent relationship, isn’t it? I have this theory that Dex almost feels like he deserves these things.”

Now might be the time for the GH writers to explore more of Dex’s backstory which could include a backstory of abuse. “I really would love them to. I think it’d be incredible,” hoped Evan. However, he added, “I’m just grateful for whatever I get to do every day and excited for whatever story we get to tell.  Something like The Departed – undercover with the mob- would be cool (for a storyline), and then everybody’s wondering which side I’m on the whole time.”

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Is there hope for Dex and Josslyn fans that they will still may be each other’s love endgame? Hofer teased, “I think they start spending a little more time together, but who knows what’ll happen. You never know on a soap opera. Maybe Dex’s evil twin will show up and steal Josslyn away.”

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A few months back, Evan shared some major scenes with the one and only Finola Hughes (Anna). In story, Dex admits he was going to kill Cyrus on Sonny’s orders. Hofer shared it was a big moment for him since his time being on GH. “What an honor to get to do those scenes with Finola. I had only worked with her once before and that was when Dex broke her out of prison and he got shot the first time,” recalls Hofer. “She’s all about working the scenes ahead of time, which I am, too. We got to get a lot of reps in and when we get up there on stage, she’s incredibly affecting. I’ll kind of have an idea of maybe of how the scene will go, and then I’ll just look in her eyes and suddenly I am just so in a different space that she’s pulled me into. In those scenes, having Dex feel like someone cares about him was really beautiful.”

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Recently, Giovanni Mazza premiered as Gio. In Hofer’s first on-screen scenes with Mazza, the two talk about Gio’s dad having been in the military and Dex’s experience in the Army and serving in Afghanistan.

This raised some GH viewers eyebrows to what if the two characters could somehow be related? Perhaps, brothers? Evan responded to those inquiring minds, “Oh, I don’t know. We look pretty alike. There is the military connection. I think it’ll be interesting. Those first scenes we had together were incredible. I was so excited to work with Geo. He couldn’t be any nicer really. He’s an incredible person. He’s so easy to be around. We hang out outside of work all the time, already.”

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Does Evan think there will come a day where Jason (Steve Burton), Dex and Sonny will all be working together on the same side, and thus, Sonny will have both his former henchman at his disposal?  While Hofer doesn’t know what’s coming down the pike, he expressed, “It’s been incredible to have Steve around. He’s a really wonderful man. I’d only met him on Zoom previously to him coming back.  I hope we get to work together more. We got one batch of scenes together and I hope we get to do more soon.”

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As to what GH viewers should be on the lookout for in the weeks ahead, Evan teased, “We’ll see what Joss and Dex get into, and we’ll see what happens within the police department.”

So, are you rooting for Dex and Joss? Do you want Dex back working for Sonny, or hope he stays with the PCPD? Would you want to see more of Dex’s backstory explored? Comment below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown Teases to Fans: “There’s Something Coming Up, But It’s Not What They Think”

Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) is now a married lady! Yup, after a small, very small intimate ceremony she married Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan) on recent episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful.

Deacon’s daughter Hope (Annika Noelle) showed up for the nuptial to support her father, but Sheila’s son, Finn (Tanner Novlan) happened by Il Giardino, to pick up some food only to stumble upon his mother’s wedding, causing more trouble in his marriage to Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

All of this, after Deacon figured out that Sheila didn’t really die at the hands and butcher knife of Steffy, back in February of this year, but it was really her lookalike Sugar who had plastic surgery to look like Sheila many years ago ( one of Sheila’s more heinous acts) who was killed. Thus, setting the stage for Sheila’s return.

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Kimberlin Brown visited You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel for an exclusive livestream one-one-one chat where a myriad of “Sheila-esque” subjects were discussed.  Here are a few of the more intriguing excerpts below.

After Kimberlin was informed she was exiting the show, did she have any idea, if or how, they were going to bring her back via the Sugar connection? Brown shared “I didn’t. As a matter of fact, when Brad Bell (executive producer and head writer B&B) called me asking if I would come back to the show, I said, ‘Well, how are you gonna pull this one off?’ And he goes, ‘we’re researching it right now.’ So, I guess that’s where their research took them to Sugar, and Sugar was on The Bold and the Beautiful at one time with me as well. Remember, when we had all of the Forrester boys, and we were holding them against their will and and at the foundry? Robin Mattson played that part brilliantly, and then back on The Young and the Restless is when she ‘unfortunately’ had the surgery to look like Sheila, unbeknownst to her.”

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With Sheila being married to Deacon, does she think it will last more than a month, before her vendetta streak against others takes major hold of her? Kimberlin weighed-in, “I think for the first time in Sheila’s history, she has found a man who truly does love her. And yes, she does love him. Sheila desperately loved Eric Forrester too, but there were too many people around her that would never allow that to happen. And even though there are people around Deacon that prefer that this doesn’t happen, he’s actually stood up to them and said, ‘No, this is who I want to be with. She makes me happy. There are a lot of things that  make me a little crazy, but I go crazier when she’s not there’.  Sheila has finally found true love, I believe, and it’ll be interesting to see if she can hold onto it, and it’ll be interesting to see if a good man in her life can truly make a difference in hers.”

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Everyone has waited and hoped, that when Lauren makes cross-over appearances to B&B she will bump into Sheila, but still years later that has never happened. Brown feels it’s just a matter of time, sharing, “I believe that they will cross paths one day. It’d be too good to not have that happen. Tracey Bregman and I, really did create something fabulous together. It was at the time, villain against really not a good girl, but a girl that never wanted what she had until Sheila wanted it. So it’s definitely a storyline that I think could resurface, there’s no doubt about it.”

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Finn’s adoptive mother Li played by Naomi Matsuda may not be what she appears to be either. Might we look forward to the two moms going at it again?, Kimberlin teased, “Working with Naomi Matsuda is great. She’s fun a lot of fun to work with. But let me tell you what, Li has a mean streak. She really does. I have a feeling it may come out, or it may not, but she’s no angel herself.  She may be one calling the tea kettle black, you know?”

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Fans of B&B have come up with many scenarios of where Sheila’s story is going, from an attempted murder mystery of her, to a plan to get Hope and Finn closer together to put the screws to Steffy. Kimberlin previewed, “There’s some big stuff happening on the show coming up that. I wish I could say more.  I got the script and when we were filming it, I was going, ‘Oh my gosh, this is just too good.’ There are a lot of characters involved in it. There’s something coming up, but it’s not what they (viewers) think.”

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It’s clear that Finn wants to appease his wife, to stay away from Sheila, but seemingly can’t. “I mean, he definitely has Sheila in him. It is her son,” shared Brown.  But, I think it’s really difficult for him to be in that position. I believe that he wants to give Sheila an opportunity and wants to get to know her. He feels a pull towards her and being he doctor that he is, he wants to explore that and figure out why, be it good or bad. But, Steffy is just not going to allow that to happen. So for Finn to always being stuck in the middle is definitely going to cause conflict.”

Watch the full conversation with Kimberlin below.  Then let us know, based on Kimberlin’s comments, what do you think is the big story coming up on B&B she previewed? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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