Will Forbes March Come Between Nuke on ATWT?




TV Guide Canada‘s Nelson Branco caught up with former All My Children and One Life to Live star Forbes March, who recently booked a gig on As The World Turns as Mason, Noah’s film studies advisor, who just so happens to be gay. Here’s what March has to say about the gig.

I am interested in characters who will demand I look at the world through someone else’s eyes and fight for their point of view; so a gay character was interesting to me. I am not phobic of really anything and I certainly am not homophobic,” he proudly proclaims. The gorgeous actor elaborates, “From a Christian point of view, God is love and if you don’t love your fellow man, then you don’t love God. I do not find hate or intolerance, self-righteousness or a lack of humility or compassion to be consistent with my understanding of our philosophy. From a secular point of view, gimme a break! To be homophobic should be as embarrassing as any other ignorant and hateful fear and I hope we are close to that time. I am an actor and I tell stories and love is love.”

 March definitely has experience playing gay. His character in Roger Newcomb‘s soaptastic movie Manhattanites is a homosexual and having an affair with Ilene Kristen‘s fiance! Early ATWT story spoilers don’t indicate Mason coming between daytime’s most tortured coed same-sexers, Luke (Van Hansis) and Noah (Jake Silbermann), but here’s hoping he does, and for longer than two weeks! This couple needs a plausible (read: not ridiculous, contrived or asinine) conflict if they are even going to hope to remain interesting and relevant post-Otalia, and with Y&R going gay. For more from TV Guide Canada‘s Suds Report go here.

14 Responses

  1. Avatar of Mark
    Mark

    I’m not sure what to expect. I don’t see Noah as someone who would cheat on Luke. I think if one of them would cheat on the other it would be Luke. If Mason comes between Nuke they need to take their time. It won’t work if it happens a couple of weeks after Mason’s debut. As a fan of the couple I’m not against a triangle. But like I said, they need to take their time so it makes sense. But with the current writing team I don’t know if that’s possible. I’m not familiar with March’s acting, but he looks good. :D

  2. Avatar of AnthonyL
    AnthonyL

    I think Nuke fans who think this show didn’t hire this hot, talented and popular actor to come between Luke and Noah by bedding one of them are delusional (though we’ll never actually see it). Yes, some of them are okay with a triangle, but most don’t seem to be. It’s time to get with the program…. and the bed hopping.

    Like Mark though, I just don’t see Noah cheating. Luke, sure. Put a few drinks in him and he’s yours.

  3. Avatar of Carol2
    Carol2

    “This couple needs a plausible (read: not ridiculous, contrived or asinine) conflict if they are even going to hope to remain interesting and relevant post-Otalia, and with Y&R going gay.”

    Y&R going gay amounts to a gay man who is barely a recurring character being manipulated by a straight man who is written as complete scum. Otalia have barely even kissed, GL is almost over, and Jessica Lescia is about to go on maternity leave. I don’t know if Nuke has anything to worry about there. Their main worry should be the same poor writing and pacing which plagues everyone on ATWT. I also don’t think it’s a competition between the soaps over who is supposed to be relevant. That’s like saying Y&R should have been more relevant in having good black stories when AMC brought Jesse Hubbard back. Instead, they have created characters like Tyra who are a laughingstock.

    Forbes March, he has a nice body but his acting and his hair are horrible and he rarely had chemistry with any of his co-stars on AMC or OLTL.

  4. Avatar of valso
    valso

    “This couple needs a plausible (read: not ridiculous, contrived or asinine) conflict if they are even going to hope to remain interesting and relevant post-Otalia, and with Y&R going gay.”

    I totally agree and by the way nuke hasn’t been interesting in ages

  5. Avatar of jsg03jd
    jsg03jd

    I am praying to the soap gods that Forbes March’s character indeed comes in every way possible literally and figuratively between Luke and Noah. Give these guys a love triangle, for Pete’s sake. Luke and Noah have earned their place in history and no one can take that away from ATWT.

    But their story has grown increasingly lame in the last few months since Larry Lau’s Brian Wheatley left the show, a story that Van Hansis himself stated was a favorite of his.

    With Y&R getting ready to pull out the pink guns, ATWT really has to up the ante with Luke and Noah if, as others have said, they are to remain relevant in the daytime landscape.

  6. Avatar of bonobochick
    bonobochick

    “This couple needs a plausible (read: not ridiculous, contrived or asinine) conflict if they are even going to hope to remain interesting and relevant post-Otalia, and with Y&R going gay.”

    Y&R going gay amounts to a gay man who is barely a recurring character being manipulated by a straight man who is written as complete scum. Otalia have barely even kissed, GL is almost over, and Jessica Lescia is about to go on maternity leave. I don’t know if Nuke has anything to worry about there. Their main worry should be the same poor writing and pacing which plagues everyone on ATWT. I also don’t think it’s a competition between the soaps over who is supposed to be relevant. That’s like saying Y&R should have been more relevant in having good black stories when AMC brought Jesse Hubbard back. Instead, they have created characters like Tyra who are a laughingstock.

    THANK YOU, CAROL2!! :beer: :beer:

    I concur. :) I appreciate you stating what you did about “competition” and the writing issues on ATWT. It’s nice to see a substantive comment on the casting news.

  7. Avatar of darcolover55
    darcolover55

    I’m not sure I get how breaking a couple up makes the couple more interesting and it seemed like the folks writing the story were pretty clear that the purpose of Mason was not to come between Luke and Noah but what do I know.

    I mean if you hate the couple then yeah, you’d want to see them broken up and we know how Nelson Branco feels about NUKE…

    I know there are loads of folks here who don’t like Jake Silbermann and don’t like Noah being with Luke. I think they are crazy. I love both actors, I’ve loved taking the journey with the characters and despite the awful writing and insane storylines, I’m still crazy about Luke and Noah as a couple.

    So is it just that folks want Luke to have a different boyfriend and don’t really care who it is as long as it’s not Noah?

    Or do folks really think triangles are somehow inherently interesting to watch or inevitable with a soap couple?

    I personally hate triangles. I think the object of the triangles always seem selfish and indecisive. I’ve never understood the appeal. It seems to me that if you want to be with someone, you want to be with them, if you don’t, you move on. No triangle necessary. I can’t think of a triangle on any soap or drama that made me want to route for the person in the middle.

    I don’t really see what the point would be for having either Noah or Luke breaking up to go be with Noah’s college advisor.

    I also think that different generations view shows differently and lots of people would rather route for a couple to fight to stay together then route for them to be broken up.

    Either way, we know that Noah/Jake will get the bad end of however the story goes down should they actually go the “Mason sexes up one of the boys” route.

    If Noah falls for his advisor then folks would say “He never really loved Luke anyway, he was a horrible boyfriend and it figures he’d sleep with the first “sexy” father-figure type gay man to come along in his life because of his daddy issues”

    If Luke sleeps with the advisor because he’s jealous of Noah or something then it will just be Noah having to once again be okay with Luke doing something crazy because “That’s just how Luke is” and god forbid Noah have the nerve to get angry at Luke about anything or want to have some space to sort out his thoughts about something because AMEERA, MADDIE, AMEERA, MADDIE… So in the end, no matter who cheats, Noah’s gonna have a hard row to hoe and personally I have no desire to watch that.

    If they want to get rid of Noah or break up NUKE, they’ve established that there are other gays on campus, why not just have Noah go off to be with some other film student never to be seen again or transfer to North Western or move to New York.

    Maybe it’s a soap thing but by my count they’ve been back together for 4 months and already and have only been sleeping together since January but we’re supposed to be excited by the fact that they’re so bored with each other that one of them has to cheat already? After each of them literally risking their lives to be together?

    I find it strange that it takes cheating and triangles to make a soap couple popular.

    I can think of like 100 more interesting trials or tribulations a relationship could go through that have nothing to do with infidelity or triangles.

  8. Avatar of jsg03jd
    jsg03jd

    But if Luke and Noah are really supposed to be treated like any other couple in ATWT and indeed daytime, why shouldn’t they have a triangle storyline? Luke and Noah are supposed to be committed completely to each other at the age of 19/20, are they? Even their hetero counterparts had strayed at that age from their partners on ATWT and other shows. Luke’s only been with one guy and same with Noah. It’s only natural that they’d at least have a straying eye for other sausages in the freezer, so to speak. Give me a break.

    We’ve already seen Noah and Luke do these facing so-called lame trials and tribulations together — from Col. Crazy, to Ameera, to Reg’s death et al. — and they have been BORING, BORING, BORING. It’s time to shake things up story-wise just for the plain reason that Luke and Noah have become increasingly sleep inducing. The imbalanced acting between Van Hansis and Jake Silbermann doesn’t help either. They’re good when they do the cutesy stuff but anything more than that that calls for some high drama, only one of them delivers.

  9. Avatar of a308936
    a308936

    Hmm… I guess I’m in the minority when I say I’m on Team Noah. Sure, Jake Silbermann isn’t the greatest actor in the world but I watch because I’ve always like Noah more than Luke. Sue for me liking bland vanilla.

    I just don’t see how ATWT would dare to permanently mess with separating Nuke. As if the soap isn’t already limping across the finish line, why would you break up a the biggest fanbase they’ve had for YEARS?

    I guess in short, I don’t care if all I get are lovey-dovey kissy scenes (which I love) but if Noah goes (or even worse, recasted), I go.

  10. Avatar of AnthonyL
    AnthonyL

    “Forbes March, he has a nice body but his acting and his hair are horrible and he rarely had chemistry with any of his co-stars on AMC or OLTL.”

    If true, then he and Jake S. should have loads in common. Except Jake does have nice hair.

  11. Avatar of Carol2
    Carol2

    I do think Jake has chemistry with Van, although he’s not much of an actor. Forbes does have some talent, when he gets the opportunity, but on OLTL he often descended into yelling. At least this part makes that less likely.

    I’d just like to see gay characters in town who don’t have to be interested in each other. I think the Brian story would have been even better if they hadn’t had to have Brian kiss Luke.

  12. Avatar of jsg03jd
    jsg03jd

    QUOTING ANTHONYL:

    “Forbes March, he has a nice body but his acting and his hair are horrible and he rarely had chemistry with any of his co-stars on AMC or OLTL.”

    If true, then he and Jake S. should have loads in common. Except Jake does have nice hair.

    I LOVE ANTHONY’S COMMENT!!! LOL!!! H) H:) H:-) :grade:

    However, I do think Forbes March can act and he and Bree Williamson did some great work together on OLTL. I think FM gets props for helping Bree really make Jessica her own after the Erin Torpey era.

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