The man behind the character.
Soaps.com recently chatted with One Life to Live's Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) about his current project "White Lies" and his time spent in Llanview. Is Tuc's new character Joe White similar to his Daytime persona? Tuc shared all!
Tuc celebrated the first premiere of "White Lies" on April 12, a comedy he described as a really funny show. "Not one of those plays you have to drag yourself to. It's nothing but funny, great entertainment." The lead role of Joe White was originally set to be played by actor Scott Patterson, who had to step down due to a scheduling conflict. Lucky for Tuc fans! "They had called me months earlier to ask what I thought about the production. It was a rad script and I expressed interest in taking part in it. They ended up going with Scott but he got another job so they called me one day. I had just wrapped up my storyline with "Desperate Housewives" and didn't have to be back there until mid-July. I jumped on a plane a few days later."
Wondering where Tuc finds the time to juggle Daytime, Primetime and now Off-Broadway he explained, "The timing was good. Usually timing is an actor's worst enemy. Does it, will it fit into the schedule? Luckily this fit."
Tuc is most notable for the comedic aspect he incorporates into his roles and anyone who attends a showing of "White Lies" will get more of the same. "Joe White is one of those guys who has everything going for him, a great job, as many women as he wants. As he ages he thinks maybe he needs to find something else in life. So does his mother. He tries to change his life but things don't go as planned. A sitcom of problems arise."