Thom Bierdz visited with Our Prattvillle'sMelissa Parker about his book Forgiving Troy, his work as an artist, his return to The Young and the Restless and the Chris Engen controversy.
Melissa Parker (Our Prattville): An actor on The Young and the Restless left because he didn’t like his negative storyline plus he was about to have an onscreen same-sex kiss. As an actor, is there something that you would not do in a role?
Thom Bierdz: Because acting is not my only income (I also paint), I wouldn’t take a role if it offended me. But, I would never quit if I were asked to “kiss a girl.” I find it shocking when “straight” people are offended at homosexual roles.