One Life to Live’s Tuc Watkins Talks Being a Gay, Single Dad on ‘Marie’


 




David Vickers Buchanan may only be concerned with how to score his next 15 minutes of fame on One Life to Live (returning April 29), but his portrayer is opening up about more familial ambitions. On an upcoming episode of Hallmark Channel's Marie, Tuc Watkins discusses his life as a single, gay dad to twins.  TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan got an exclusive clip of the chat.  Check it out after the jump!
 

 

 


42 Responses

  1. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    So glad Tuc is coming out and talking about being gay, which rumours always said about him. The man is so age-less and I have always loved his portrayal of David Vickers on OLTL -he always made me laugh!!!

  2. Avatar of mfarris70
    mfarris70

    Hooray for Tuc! While I don’t think we should idolize people for being famous, Tuc is such an amazing performer and seems like such a nice guy that I’m sure he will be an inspiration to many.

  3. Avatar of DonnyA2001
    DonnyA2001

    I used to live in NYC and I saw Tuc Watkins at a gay bar after the Pride parade one year, so I knew he was gay. He was sexy too, very tall! Then later on I worked once a week during the summer at OLTL as an intern. I saw him a couple of times, but never got a chance to talk to him. He seems like a good guy.

  4. Avatar of nellie-claire
    nellie-claire

    Love him, love him,. love him! That must have been so hard for Tuc to do. Watch Tuc’s face and you will see the emotion. This took such guts and while I now know that there is no hope for Tuc and me, I am am happy to have him back at OLTL and thrilled at what relief Tuc must feel. I’ll bet that he is a great father too!

  5. Avatar of LizzieVee
    LizzieVee

    I had no idea either. I had to read the title a couple of times before it clicked. How come all the good looking well built hunks turn out to be gay? LOL. I hope he does a guest spot on the New Normal if it gets renewed.

  6. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    I have known he’s gay for a long time. What I did not know is that he hadn’t come out of the closet sooner? I thought it was common knowledge.

  7. Avatar of elbugten
    elbugten

    Bravo to Tuc for coming out so publicly. I wish him all the best as a new Dad. I wish more actors were brave enough to come forward. It changes absolutely nothing for me of how I feel about him. In fact, I respect him even more as an actor now, since I know he’s acting in a heterosexual role. I hope David Vickers remains straight, albeit a Drama Queen and attention whore, lol. I love his romance with Dorian and I’d hate to see that end. He’s the best partner she’s had, other than Nathan Fillion’s Joey Buchanan. Also actors such as Neil Patrick Harris have proven that actors who are gay can play straight characters convincingly. IF OLTL decides to have a gay character, they should bring back Kish, one of their most romantic couples ever, IMO. This coming from a straight woman

  8. Avatar of gslam
    gslam

    [quote=nt40windows]I’ve always thought he was very handsome. I hope they don’t make the character a gay though.[/quote]

    “a gay???” What is this, 1979?

  9. Avatar of twb6yz
    twb6yz

    I had suspected and just assumed he was. I don’t think he went out of his was to hide it. He’s had several roles in gay themed movies and webisodes where the vast majority of male actors were gay so it wasn’t a big leap to think he might be gay as well. It sounds like personally he’s lived fairly openly as a gay man but just never came out and said it.

  10. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    I didn’t know was shocked, well maybe not shocked but surprised…twins he’s got his hands full….that’s what’s great about grandbabies, lovem’, spoilem’ and send them home. :love: ;)

  11. Avatar of pjc722
    pjc722

    I actually had the extreme pleasure of going out on a date years ago with Tuc and I can say without a doubt he is one of the nicest men I have ever met! Even to today when he sees me or the other way around his “hello” can charm the pants off of you.

    So happy that he happy, proud and a pop!

  12. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    [quote=GaryJr]Tuc had a great gay film in the 90′s called I THINK I DO. It’s a comedy about a gay wedding.[/quote]

    Is that the movie where he kissed Bruce Campbell(from Evil Dead)?

  13. Avatar of blake3b
    blake3b

    That’s great! Love that Marie had him on her show (who knew she had a talk show btw!), and it’s great that he came out. And who knew he had twins and is a single parent? Love him even more now. So glad that he and David are on the OLTL reboot.

  14. Avatar of Mandolin
    Mandolin

    [quote=Restless Fan]I have always liked Tuc and happy he came out with no big fan fare. Truth is freedom and freedom is liberation. I wish him all the best.[/quote]

    Going on ‘Marie’ is the definition of no big fanfares … hopefully his appearance on her show contributes to understanding and acceptance amongst the Mormon population…

    He’s very talented & funny and I look forward to see what he does beyond OLTL in NYC theatre if not local primetime /movie shoots…if he’s not too busy with the kids…

  15. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    I think this is one of those “open secrets” that’s been fairly well-known in the industry but maybe not so much to the public; I’d argue there’s a few more daytimers who have the same secret(ahem*Christian LeBlanc). Either way, he’s always seemed like a great guy (not to mention totally swoon-worthy) and while I’ve never been a fan of the broadness with which he played David Vickers–personally the last couple stints he did on OLTL made me think the character should be gay–I did enjoy the more subtle acting he did on Desperate Housewives.

  16. Avatar of basilnsybil
    basilnsybil

    Did not realize Tuc had twins or that Marie had a talk show either. Much well wishes to Tuc and his family look forward to seeing OLTL again. Good luck to Marie with her talk show remember her and Donny with their variety show.

  17. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    [quote=ChrisGa]I think this is one of those “open secrets” that’s been fairly well-known in the industry but maybe not so much to the public; I’d argue there’s a few more daytimers who have the same secret(ahem*Christian LeBlanc). Either way, he’s always seemed like a great guy (not to mention totally swoon-worthy) and while I’ve never been a fan of the broadness with which he played David Vickers–personally the last couple stints he did on OLTL made me think the character should be gay–I did enjoy the more subtle acting he did on Desperate Housewives.[/quote]

    ChrisGa…CLB…I fell in love with him as Kirk McCall and loved it when he came to Y&R…he’s SOOOO swoon-worthy man ;)

    You said something interesting about his last couple of stints which was true very “gay friendly”…maybe this was done because possible story of David coming out as bi on OLTL?…think about if they made David bisexual…scenes w\Dorian will be hilarious if David found a boyfriend too. :O Dorian competing against a man’s affection for David ;) Delicious :love:

  18. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    Harlee–yeah, I’m absolutely taken by CLB. This isn’t the popular theory, but if I had to choose Michael or Carmine on Y&R, Michael would win in a walk. And yes, I know, Marco Dapper is disgustingly hot but CLB is just so… :love: . Chalk it up to me liking older men I guess.

  19. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    Absolutely…he’s first in line…ChrisGa…love that beautiful man…I follow his tweets, he always tweeting in French, shares pictures, he put on his FB page …he was on the local news in New Orleans involving a crime at by his home at an intersection… :O

    We are definitely on the same vibe on CLB…yum >)

  20. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    Who knew Marie had a talk show, hilarious… :D

    I love Dorian and David together, and that’s why I hope they do not make David gay. I also resent the idea that if an actor is gay, it is “easier” for him to play a gay character, and thus the character should be gay. There’s a subtext there that I don’t like.

  21. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    I thought Christian Le Blanc (Y &R) has openly spoken about being gay, that’s what I heard. I think once Tony Geary retires from GH he will say the same thing. I think he feels he has to keep it quiet for now because of that whole Luke/Laura love story that was so big. They are all great actors, who cares what their sexual preferences are?

  22. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    In answer the the question above….about 45% of Americans who also oppose gay marriage. (See any red state….)

    I’m gay btw and would love to see actors and athletes alike come out. But I understand why they don’t or haven’t yet.

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