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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.

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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.

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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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Y&R’s Sharon Case, Mark Grossman & Jordi Vilasuso Talk Love and Betrayal in the Rey/Sharon/Adam Triangle

This week on The Young and the Restless, Sharon (Sharon Case) and Adam’s (Mark Grossman) kiss took centerstage and went viral when a photo of the passionate moment was seen by Sharon’s husband, Rey (Jordi Vilasuso), and fiancée Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), and many more citizens of Genoa City!

That moment looks to be a game-changer.  Now what will Rey do? Will he continue to try to salvage his marriage to Sharon? Will wheelchair bound Chelsea, hatch a plan to payback Adam and Sharon? Will Adam and Sharon meet up for some dangerous liaisons? There’s so much to this story left to play out.

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In a new interview on The Michael Fairman Channel, Sharon Case, Mark Grossman and Jordi Vilasuso chatted candidly about their on-screen love triangle and more including: what happened when Mark auditioned for the key role of Adam, the character of Sharon’s battle with breast cancer, and who Sharon feels is Sharon Newman’s true love, Nick (Joshua Morrow) or Adam? Plus, the trio share their reactions to the news that their castmate, Sasha Calle (Lola) was tapped as the first Latina ‘Supergirl’ in the upcoming DC Universe film, The Flash.

During the conversation, Vilasuso said Rey was not blindsided by Adam and Sharon’s ongoing attraction: “Rey’s known for a long time, c’mon!  I had somebody on Twitter post all the videos on how long I’ve known about Adam and Sharon. (Laughs)  I had still had a beard on the show back then!  What’s he going to do?  I think this Adam sickness, this addiction, this pathology that he has, I think Rey hopes he can just arrest him and he will just go away for ever.  That’s playing in the back of my mind, like, ‘there’s no way Adam can keep up this behavior for much longer’.  Rey is crazy about Sharon. T here’s also some ego involved here, too of, ‘I got to be the guy here.  I can’t lose to this guy’.  But man, does Rey have a threshold for dealing with this stuff.  Remember, his (ex) wife had sex with his brother, and then she did it again, and now they are having a child together… and Rey was still able to move on.”

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Case clarified from her previous 25th anniversary interview with Fairman, just who is Sharon Newman’s ultimate love, Nick (Joshua Morrow) or Adam?  Case had stated Adam.  The actress explained:  “When you think about what the character’s have been through, the history of The Young and the Restless, how stories are usually told – and what I mean by all that is Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor (Eric Braeden) have always been the “It” couple of the history of Y&R and they are very different.  They actually remind me more of Adam and Sharon then Nick and Sharon.  Nick turned out more to be the good son, while Adam was more in the image of his father, and it would be the obvious choice to guess that Nick and Sharon would be endgame.  I think soaps try to not go in the obvious way.  The two men that she has been married to, and were the biggest loves of her life, and both Victor’s kids, choosing between those that is why I said what I said, and why I think that’s true.  Sharon and Adam don’t have all of the pain, that Sharon and Nick have had from multiple cheatings and a loss of a child which is very hard for a couple to ever get past that.   I also think that Sharon and Nick are sort of together now anyways as co-parents and are such good friends.  They have a new relationship – they are not together in a romantic way – but their relationship is really great now and very full for what it is.”

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Grossman shared that knowing Chelsea has a history of being con-artist, that she could potentially pull some stunts on Adam and Sharon to keep them apart:  “That’s always in the back of his mind.  You know, maybe she will start to con Adam and maybe he might pick up on it, maybe he doesn’t pick up on it, but obviously it’s a really sad situation that Adam is in.  There’s a lot going on in Adam’s life. It’s unfortunate that Connor (his son) is not there as he is off to boarding school, and then Adam wasn’t there because he went to Sharon’s wedding to peek his head in, and Chelsea had her stroke.  So there’s a lot of guilt there.  I think it’s really frustrating to him that he can’t have a conversation with this woman – who is his fiancée – and this is his fault and he caused all this.  But there’s always the underlying pull from Sharon, and after they kiss there are a lot of conflicted feelings there.”

Watch the entire interview with Sharon, Mark and Jordi below.

Now weigh-in: Are you Team Rey or Team Adam? Who do you want Sharon to ultimately wind up with? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section.

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Catherine Hickland Talks On ‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’, One Life to Live, and the Heartbreaking Deaths of Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

Former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (Ex-Lindsay Rappaport) along with many of her former co-stars, and actors from All My Children and General Hospital, will be taking part in tonight’s ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway livestream benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS which begins at 8 pm EST.  You can watch it here.

Ahead of the event, Catherine chatted with Michael Fairman exclusively for the Michael Fairman Channel from her home in Las Vegas; where she discussed being part of the live musical benefit that was originally created back in 2005 and lasted till 2011 as a one night only live event called: ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares.  Now 10 years later, the actors will revisit their performances as their production numbers from the past are part of the 2021 livestream to help those in need that have been hardest hit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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During the conversation with Fairman, Hickland also talks on her lengthy soap opera career where she not only appeared on OLTL, but Loving/The City, Capitol, and Texas, as well. 

On a highlight, Catherine recalls playing One Life’s Lindsay and her ongoing on-screen feud with Nora Buchanan played by Hillary B. Smith.  She also speaks on her marriage to her former husband, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad, AMC, now Martin, GH) and working in the daytime genre and then at one time getting burnt out.

Hickland, who is now married to Todd Fisher, opened up about the devastating loss of her mother-in-law, Debbie Reynolds, and her sister-in-law, Carrie Fisher, just one day a part back in 2017, and how the couple dealt with this tragedy.  The real-life duo now host, “Cat and Todd Live” on Facebook each week.

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In addition Catherine will be participating in ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’s Virtual One-on-One Meet and Greets with the stars on Saturday, February 13th.  For info on how to participate click here.

To make a donation to Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS click here.  With a screenshot of your donation, you can enter a chance to win either “Star Wars” or Debbie Reynolds memorabilia as detailed by Catherine in this interview.

Watch Catherine’s conversation below.

Then let us know, if you loved the Lindsay/Nora feud on One Life? If you watched the livestream of ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway? And, what was your favorite part of the interview with Catherine via the comment section.

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Linda Dano Talks Taking On DAYS Vivian, Heartfelt Memories of Another World & Felicia Gallant, One Life to Live, Winning a Daytime Emmy & More

Currently, daytime fans are getting to see one of the most beloved actress in the history of the soap genre, Linda Dano, on NBC’s Days of our Lives in the role of the villainess Vivian Alamain.

Dano is taking on the part originally made soap-famous by Louise Sorel, and last played by Robin Strasser. Now it’s Dano’s turn to bring her own style to the role as viewers have witnessed that Vivian has kidnapped Eli (Lamon Archey) and Lani’s (Sal Stowers) twins, thanks to Viv’s sidekick, Ivan (Ivan G’Vera), and the story and all the drama continues this week.

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In a very special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Linda chats with Michael about the challenges she faced stepping into Vivian’s shoes, and working with the cast and crew at DAYS.

 

Linda also shares her sorrow over the heartbreaking cancellation, and then taping final episode of Another World, where she played her signature soap role of Felicia Gallant for 18 years.  During her run, Dano won the Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy in 1993 for Felicia’s battle with alcoholism, which as she reveals she is still stopped on the street about to this day.

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Soap fans will recall that Dano is the only actress to crossover to all of the ABC daytime dramas when she returned to One Life to Live, (following her time on Another World), in the part of Gretel “Rae” Cummings, and we learned that Rae was the bio-mother of Skye Chandler, played by Robin Christopher.

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Throughout her career, Dano also appeared on Guiding Light and As the World Turns, hosted the talk show, Attitudes and is known as one of the fashionable people in the business.  Linda formerly helped dress many of your favorite soap stars, wrote a book on having just the right look, and is always on the cutting edge of the fashion world.

As you will see, the conversation was poignant, humorous, and candid, but what else would you expect from the one and only Linda Dano?  You can watch the full chat below.

What have you thought of Linda’s portrayal of DAYS Vivian thus far? Was your favorite soap role of Linda’s … that of AW’s Felicia Gallant? What story that she shared in the conversation did you enjoy hearing about the most?  Let us know via the comment section.

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