Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kid Glover

Julie Hagerty, Christopher Evan Welch and John Glover in The Marriage of Bette and Boo.

Although he's hardly a kid anymore, John Glover still talked about acting with a young man's passion when I interviewed him for Time Out New York. Some actors bristle when reminded that they once appeared on soap operas, but he spoke enthusiastically about his stint as an evildoer who kidnapped beloved matriarch Mary Stuart on Search for Tomorrow, where my mother and I first noticed his talent.

Now that his character's been bumped offSmallville, I hope he'll be spending more time on the New York stage in shows like The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Incidentally, when I pulled out my copy of the script to reread in preparation for the interview, out popped a program from an NYU production of the play from more than 15 years ago. In the cast as Matt, the narrator and son of the title characters — Rainn Wilson.

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