All My Children and Thorsten Kaye fans, don’t miss tonight’s episode of the hit NBC series, SMASH when Thorsten makes another appearance as Nick, the sexy bartender who has become the boyfriend to Angelica Huston’s, Eileen!
In the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Kaye discusses his joy at landing the role and getting to play opposite Oscar winner Huston, in his own self-effacing and charming way. Here are a few excerpts!
Thorsten on how he landed the role on SMASH: “They asked me if I wanted to read for this thing, three episodes playing Angelica Huston’s boyfriend. I said, “I’ll do it for one episode if I can get to make out with Angelica Huston!. So I get the part. I don’t know why, maybe no else knew about it. We hit it off, because she is such a cool lady, and I have been on the show ever since 9 or 10 episodes. ”
Thorsten on meeting his new on-screen lady love for the first time: “How do I say this without sounding like a jerk? I don’t really get intimated by actors. I get intimated more with athletes. But I walked in and she came over and she gave me a hug and that was it. If you’re an Oscar winner and a big star and this show is depending on your talent and you ability and your name, you can be a real jerk, but she is so the opposite of it. She is so kind and gracious – And I would tell you otherwise, and you know it. And don’t forget, she’s playing my girlfriend. I make out with Angelica every time I’m there. Whether they write it in or not! (Laughs)
On tonight’s episode of SMASH airing at 10PM EST/PST : Karen (Katharine McPhee) finds herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman) — but can Rebecca be trusted? What will Karen’s ascent mean to her relationship with Dev (Raza Jaffrey)? And will Rebecca drive Derek (Jack Davenport) insane? Eileen (Anjelica Huston) introduces new beau Nick (guest star Thorsten Kaye) to ex-husband Jerry (guest star Michael Cristofer), while Julia (Debra Messing) panics when her son Leo (Emory Cohen) goes missing. Megan Hilty and Christian Borle also star.
So what do you think of the Thorsten and Angelica pairing? Are you digging Thorsten on SMASH? Let us know!