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Greg’s Celebrity Encounters: Rubbing elbows with Scotty and Kevin from “Brothers & Sisters”
By Greg Hernandez on Sep 26, 2009 12:02 am
Greg Hernandez, blogger and writer for his much beloved blog, Greg in Hollywood, has come out with a prelude blog celebrating the joys that is Scotty & Kevin of Brothers & Sisters and having had a chance to talk and interview with them previously. The article has nothing new, but I’m just posting it here because it has some great stuff by Luke Macfarlane.
Source: Greg in Hollywood
ABC’s Brothers & Sisters has its fourth season premiere tomorrow night and gay couple Kevin (Matthew Rhys) and Scotty (Luke Macfarlane) and word has it that they are considering becoming parents.
Both are such good actors and seem like good guys. I first met Luke at the 2007 LA Gay and Lesbian Center Gala. He was not yet out publicly but could not have been nicer. We spoke the next year at a TV Academy event shortly after he came out publicly as a gay man in an interview with the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail.
He said of coming out: “I’ll say that I decided to do that interview, I decided to answer those questions in an effort to make my life simpler and that’s going to continue to be my motto.”
Scotty Wandell and Kevin Walker had instant chemistry from the minute the financially struggling waiter-turned-chef walked into his law office on a legal matter. He cut through Kevin’s veneer with quirky humor and charm and you knew he had Kevin’s heart when he bit into a red velvet cupcake and smiled at the end of one of their early episodes..
“My whole experience on the show started off as just a few episodes and it’s just become more and more and more and I’m so grateful for that,” Luke told. “…I do know that the fans had a lot to do with Scotty staying around as long as he has so I’m grateful for them.”
I’ve met Matthew om several occasions and it’s always a little surprising to hear him speak in a Welsh accent since Kevin is so Californian.
It just shows what a damned good actor he is!
In one of our interviews, Matthew talked to me about why Scotty and Kevin make such a good couple: “We do have (chemistry). It’s a real joy to work with him, a pleasure. As much as (Kevin and Scotty’s) drama came from their turbulence and the conflict in their relationship, being now in this (committed) relationship opens up a world of drama for them to play out. … What’s great is they really have picked two very diverse characters, the two of us compliment us very well as characters. Kevin can be a little bit uptight at times whereas Scotty, is a little bit too much of a free-spirit. So when the two meet, it makes for humorous times.”
Greg Hernandez of Out in Hollywood who now is running Greg in Hollywood just posted up an article of admiration for Luke Macfarlane on his Greg in Hollywood website. There are no new interviews, but it’s a great article to read. :)
Source: Greg in Hollywood
Friday Morning Man: Luke Macfarlane!
By Greg Hernandez on Mar 20, 2009
He had them at mango salsa.
When Luke MacFarlane’s endearing character of Scotty sat down to dinner for the first time with the Walker clan on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters two seasons ago, it was a big outdoor party scene where Sally Field’s Nora had just humiliated her late husband’s mistress Holly (Patricia Wettig). The tension was incredibly high until Scotty piped up and asked, “Is this salsa mango?”
Scotty Wandell and Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys) had instant chemistry from the minute the financially struggling waiter-turned-chef walked into his law office on a legal matter. He cut through Kevin’s veneer with quirky humor and charm and you knew he had Kevin’s heart when he bit into a red velvet cupcake and smiled at the end of one of their early episodes..
“My whole experience on the show started off as just a few episodes and it’s just become more and more and more and I’m so grateful for that,” Luke told me when we spoke last year.
The current season is his first as a full-fledged regular. “It’s very, very nice. We all know in television it’s hard to get a gig that lasts for a long time so when the agent calls up and says, ‘You’re guaranteed these number of episodes you feel very, very lucky.”
Luke studied drama at Julliard and until last year, he had been intensely private about his personal life. Then he decided to share with a Canadian newspaper that not only is he playing a gay man on TV, but he is a gay man in life.
“It’s been relatively simple for me,” he told me shortly after that disclosure. “I’ll say that I decided to do that interview, I decided to answer those questions in an effort to make my life simpler and that’s going to contunue to be my motto. So, I’ll have to say, it hasn’t been that hot a light on me at all.”
Over three seasons, Kevin and Scotty have become the most high-profile on-screen couple on network television – a couple whose life together is treated similarly to the lives of the other Walker offspring and who actually kiss passionately!
Luke is moonlighting these days as F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Blank Theatre Company’s production of Allan Knee’s play “the Jazz Age” which runs through Sunday.