DC EXCLUSIVE: Graham Shiels Reacts to his First Number One Movie, Yes Man

Graham Shiels is a happy man tonight. I just told him Yes Man, the Jim Carrey laffer he has a small, but memorable role in, premiered Friday at number one at the box office, taking in $6.5 million. The movie is expected to also take the top prize for total weekend box office, with an estimated $24 million haul. We talked about his role in the movie as "The Boyfriend", then he fills me in on the fiery demise of his sex-crazed, undead character Liam on the HBO hit True Blood, and of course I couldn't let him hang up before we talked about General Hospital's popular-yet-missing-in-action Cody, not to mention the back-to-back gigs he's booking on primetime's hottest shows.

Daytime Confidential: Congratulations on Yes Man premiering at number one at the box office!

Graham Shiels: It did? Wow, that's awesome. That's definitely a first for me. Hopefully it will translate into big DVD sales and reflect in my residuals! [Laughs]

DC: I remember from our podcast interview with you, that your character, The Boyfriend, gets into a fight with Jim Carrey's character Carl right?

GS: Yeah. He [Carl] hits on my girlfriend and I challenge him to a fight. The premise of the movie is that Carl has to say "yes" to everything. So he says yes to the fight and we go out into the alley and have a brawl!

DC: Who wins?

GS: Oh I kick his ass! [Laughs] I'm really excited to see our scenes, because Jim was improvising so much. I can't wait to see what they kept! I'm sure it will be hilarious.

DC: Oh I bet. So what about True Blood? I am behind on my primetime shows, my DVR que is full! Will Liam be back next season?

GS: Oh no, Liam burned.

DC: He burned?

GS: Yep. He's dead. He's done. [Laughs]

DC: But he's a vampire. They're all dead.

GS: Good point! But as far as I know he's really dead. He was burned at the Lair.

DC: Man, that bites. So what's up with Cody? Are you coming back to General Hospital anytime soon?

GS: I haven't been at GH for a couple of months now, so I don't know what's going on with Cody, but I am totally grateful to all the fans who support the character. Who knows, maybe GH will see Yes Man and bring Cody back and have him do some comedy?

DC: Hey, it's a possibility. You survived the Russians!

: [Laughs] Yeah, that's definitely a good thing.

DC: So what else have you been up to?

GS: Well, let's see, I just finished an episode of CSI: New York and the first of the year I will do an episode of Numbers.

DC: Somebody better sign you to a contract fast!

GS: I appreciate that. What I would really love is to do more film comedies. Maybe a Judd Apatow film.

DC: Well when you do, we'll be the first in line at the theater!

For more on Yes Man, visit the movie's official site here. Then check out the trailer below.


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That photo doesn't look anything like him, other than the bald head. Are you sure that's him?

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Yeah it's him. It's a scene from True Blood.

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I saw the movie Saturday and all i can say is i LMBO!!!

GL/AMC/ATWT/GH/B&B/Y&R Fans!!!!!!!!!