What role did he go for? That's just one of many topics covered in the following Soap Opera Digest interview with the actor:
Soap Opera Digest: How did you get the job?
Dylan Bruce: I believe the sides were for "Nate." I auditioned on tape with my manager and then he mailed the tape to Mary Clay [Boland, casting director]. I've tested for As the World Turns before. My manager found out later that it was for Chris Hughes and said, "You don't have a shot; they're going to go much older, so you should just have fun with it."
Digest: Your first week, you were already making out with Kelley Menighan Hensley [Emily].
Bruce: My first day! And there was a kiss in the screen test, too. It's daunting because she's beautiful and she's married to someone on the show [Jon Hensley, Holden], but she makes everything so at ease and so natural that it was great.
Digest: Had you watched soaps before?
Bruce: Yeah, I've tested five or six times, so when I started auditioning and screen-testing for soaps, I would watch to see how the other actors performed, get a feel for the show, try to understand the character I was testing for, who they were involved with. I started watching a lot of soaps. As an actor, we mostly work nights in Los Angeles [laughs], so your days are free.