Soaptown U.S.A. Asks Five Questions Of Your GH Favorites
Past and Present
Soaptown: Tell us about your new nighttime sudser, NASHVILLE.
play a young singer/songwriter named Avery Barkley who's trying to make it in
the music business. He’s been going at it for a few years. He moved to Nashville
from Mississippi. He’s a very passionate young musician who’s trying to find his
way in the world.
Soaptown: So you get to perform!
Oh, yeah, which is exciting, I’ve already gotten to record a few songs with
T-Bone Burnett, which is amazing, a couple songs that Elvis Costello wrote,
which is pretty phenomenal for me. So, I will be singing and performing on the
show…. that’s basically the core of my character — his relationship to music and
how it affects his life.
Soaptown: Any chance your real-life band, Enation, might pop up on show?
Yeah, that would be cool. I think that would be great.
Soaptown: Obviously you’re occupied with this series now, but any chance
you might come back to GH while on a hiatus?
Actually, I was talking to [GH] after I shot the pilot and before we started up
again to see if I could do a few weeks, so it is possible. It’s tough
schedule-wise, and then when you do have a hiatus, you want to think about
taking a break [laughs]. We’ll see.
You must be enjoying the difference in pace between working in prime-time and
working in daytime.
I am [laughs]. It is nice, and it’s great that this is an ensemble cast so with
eight of us, the work is dispersed. Coming off the last two years of GH, it’s a
really nice change of pace, for sure.
Soaptown: Now, Lucky sang but he wasn’t driven to perform the way you
have been with your band. Would you say Avery is the character most like you?
That’s an interesting question, Tom…. maybe musically, but I don’t know about
other than that. We’ll have to let the audience weigh in!
October 10, at 10:00 p.m. E.T./P.T. on
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