Interview with Lesley-Anne Down and Jack Wagner
What did you think, Jack when you were going to play Lesley-Anne Down's son, when you joined The Bold and The Beautiful?
Jack: I went, I better look young because she is looking pretty young herself.
Lesley-Anne: Thank you!
Lesley-Anne, what did you think about the mother-son pairing?
Lesley-Anne: I went, Oh my God! This is ridiculous.
Jack: But Lesley carries it off. She carries it with strenght and confidence, so it's really not questionable. I think her accent helps. It gives her sophistication, so it's just an issue.
Lesley-Anne: And of course, my hairstyles!
Jack: And the hairstyles....
Do you think Nick's issue with his mother's past gives him the complexities he has in his character?
Jack: Absolutely. Because of her, he has been able to find his emotional side.
Lesley-Anne: I think that is true for Jackie too. She does not have many friends in her life. If Nick ever left her, I think she would literally be on really heavy Prozac. Then she would fall apart and she would end up somewhere with nothing. I really feel that about Jackie.
How does Jackie feel about Brooke and Nick getting back together?
Lesley-Anne: At this point, Jackie thinks Brooke makes him the happiest. Also they are soul mates and that he would not have any regret. If Nick were to go off with Taylor, there would always be a part of his heart that woudl regret it and he would be fighting a demon.
Is it hard working with a new actor in a romantic entanglement?
Jack: Lesley can attest to this too; when you do any kind of romance scenes or intimate scenes with another actor, you really do have to get to know them, and hopefully you can have fun with that.
Lesley-Anne: It helps if they are pretty!
Jack: Pretty and funny is always good!
Are you dedicated followers of fashion off screen?
Lesley-Anne: Well just look at my shoes. Yeah, I know fashion!
Jack: No, I have different faces. If I have to go to something, I go to wardrobe. I'm a golfer and a rocker. Everybody has different faces they put on for different facets of their lives. However, I am not a big fashion guy.
Is there a storyline for Nick you would like to play that you haven't had the chance to do as an actor?
Jack: Some kind of tragedy. There have been a lot of deaths with children and things, but I would liek to shave my head and change my look. I have had the same look for so long. It would have to be planned and change it.
Lesley-Anne: You could start wearing my hairpiece.
Jack: Well that's where we are headed!
Lesley-Anne, what's in the pipeline for Jackie?
Lesley-Anne: I think she is going to plod along and I really don't know form there. A character of the age that Jackie is, nothing really happens to them, it just doesn't. They are always the catalyst for the younger characters.
Jack, in a nutshell, how would you describe Lesley-Anne?
Lesley-Anne, what would you say about Jack?
Lesley-Anne: He is the funniest actor I have ever worked with. He is a crazy son of a gun and that makes everything great!