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An Interview with Dylan Bruce

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Dylan Bruce PhotoDylan Bruce didn't try out initially for Chris Hughes on As the World Turns.

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.

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