05/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Soap Star Brett Claywell Talks About Being Cut From One Life To Live

In an exclusive interview with the new gay blog Queer Sighted, daytime soap star Brett Claywell talks about the abrupt ending of the ground-breaking "Kish" storyline on One Life To Live. ("Kish" is the nickname for the romance between Kyle Lewis, the openly gay but devious lab tech, and Oliver Fish, the straight arrow closeted cop). Interestingly, the out gay character is played by Claywell, who's straight, while the closeted cop is played by out actor Scott Evans.


In fact, Claywell had just given a previously-scheduled interview to Queer Sighted about his career moments before he walked into the One Life To Live offices -- the actor had intended to turn in his Emmy reel selection, but the his visit soon took an alternate route.

"Frank [Valentini, the executive producer] saw me, came and got me, we walked into his office, and he closed both doors," remembers Claywell. "And when they close both doors, you know it's going to be an interesting conversation. It shook me; it definitely shook me."

At least Claywell found out his storyline with "Kish" was over in person. Evans found out about the change via Twitter.

Go here to read the entire interview, which covers Claywell's career (beginning with One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek), the strange treatment of One Life To Live at the GLAAD awards and his plans for the future, as well as video highlights from the year of Kish.

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