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.