How did you get involved with the Tribute to All My Children?
I got involved with it when Michael who is the promoter of it contacted some of the actors. He thought it was a great idea for everybody to have a chance to give a tribute to Pine Valley and really a tribute to the fans more than anything, they’re the ones we’re going to celebrate with. We’re going to celebrate with them everything that we loved about All My Children.
Giving them an opportunity to be up close and personal with us. It is going to be an all the way around fun event. Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Walt Willey, Jacob Young, and Darnell Williams. It is not scripted, it is a lot of fun. There are VIP tickets – premiere seats. A meet and greet for 2 hrs with the actors. More up close and personal with the actors. Pictures and autographs. It is a lot of fun. A great time.
Since David was such an amazing character, what has it been like playing him? You were good. You were evil. You were misunderstood. I mean, you ran the gamut.
(Laughing) This character has an amazing range of play. Certainly, you’re right I’ve run the gamut of emotions. I’ve had every emotion possible. It has been a lot of fun. I love this character. I’ve had a great time playing him.
Honestly, it has been a great privilege to play a character on a soap that has been created by Agnes Nixon who I have an enormous amount of respect for.
In fact, that was one of the highlights of the entire time that I worked on the show
having Agnes Nixon there and do scenes with her directly it was wonderful. She is a sweetheart.
Is David Haywood a villain or just misunderstood?
Is he a villain or is he just misunderstood. I think he is a little bit of both (laughing). He is definitely misunderstood. He also has his villainous ways. He is not his best advocate let’s say that for where PR is concerned. He definitely likes to leave a trail of destruction behind him. He is exciting, he really is. I love that he is a character that has issues that you can play and the audience gets to see that right before their eyes from week to week and respond to. The audience seems to like him a lot. It’s not just a character people love to hate. They really do love the character. The way it is scripted they identify with him or they see his humanity at times when they give me the opportunity to play that and they love that.