Welcome back Soaps.com readers! Now that you've
all had a chance to read Part I of our exclusive interview with B&B's Kyle Lowder, it's time to re-join Kyle as he dishes about his former daytime role, his character Rick's relationship, and his hopes for the character down the road! Enjoy - these are your questions!
Candace: What is it like working on The Bold and the Beautiful as opposed to Days of Our Lives? Do you miss working with your wife? Do you keep up with what is happening with Brady? (Kyle formerly portrayed Brady Black, while wife Ari currently plays Nicole Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives)
Kyle: "I do miss working with my wife, and I don't. We talk about that a lot. For the first part of the question, they are two totally different places to work. At Days of Our Lives, there's so much nostalgia there for me. I started there when I was 19 years old and so naïve and new to Los Angeles, not just to the business. It was a new world to me, because I'm a New Yorker, and it was just crazy coming to L.A. So I had so many 'firsts' in life on that show. It's weird, I go back and visit the set and there are so many sights and smells that bring back a rush of memories, that place is always going to be so close to my heart. It's kind of like that 'first love' deal - it's always there in your head! The format for how they shoot is very similar, so that's not really a change. It's just different places, different faces. One is not better than the other, but I'm a little biased toward 'home'. I didn't keep track of what the 'Brady' character was doing until my wife started back on the show and I started watching it. They talk about that character a lot! Maybe they're keeping him alive to do something drastic - I hope not! Hearing them talk about the character makes me want to get back and do it!
Candace: Would it be weird for you it they were to re-cast the role of Brady?
Kyle: Yeah, it would be. Not in a bitter way, it's just when you invest so much life and time and effort and passion and heart & soul into something, you feel that it should be a certain way. It's human nature, you know, it's like, 'I worked so hard and created this…' And it's no disrespect to anybody that would be coming in and doing their own thing, because I'm a re-cast on The Bold and the Beautiful, so I can definitely see it from both sides - I'm sympathetic to both sides. For me, watching someone come in, it would be like watching someone root around in your stuff! 'Get away! This is mine!' But if they have to tell a story and I'm not available, then they have to tell a story, and I, of all people, respect that. I'm not saying it would be easy to watch, but you gotta' do it."
Candace: Back to B&B, will Rick and Taylor will make it to the altar?
Kyle: "I don't know! Brad is being very 'coy' about that! I ask him all the time and he's like, 'Stop asking me that.' I'm surprised the fans have been so supportive of Rick and Taylor - it's such a controversial situation. I like the relationship because, the little I know about the history of B&B, is that Brooke has always gotten to Taylor. She's always won, always had her right where she wants her, and now Taylor finally has Brooke! She's got her baby back, Brooke can't legally touch him, and now Brooke's son is in love with her, and she's in love with him - and it's legit. Brooke can't seduce him away like she has the other husbands and boyfriends - she can't lose him to Brooke. Taylor wins, Brooke loses - and Brooke's going crazy! I love watching Katherine Kelly Lang play the role of Brooke when this is going on because it's so funny, she's like, 'It's sick! It's a sick relationship and she's crazy!' Sometimes, I'm watching Kelly do her thing and it's back to me and I'm like, 'Oh. Sorry.' I'm so enthralled with what she's doing! But that's why I like the relationship, because it is a legit love - it was written that way from the beginning. I love the fact that it's so real, and that Taylor has finally got Brooke right where she wants her!"
Candace: Our readers are anxious to see what happens when Phoebe finds out!
Kyle: "That, I do know what happens. That's catastrophic! That's huge. I like that, that was a good one! But we haven't really got beyond that yet."