October 29, 1998 Chat TranscriptThe following is the OFFICIAL transcript of the online chat held Thursday, October 29, 1998 with Tyler and members of his online fan club. ©1998 Sheri Evener, Tyler Christopher All Rights Reserved ©Copyright Notice No part of this interview may be reprinted except by express and written consent of the authors.Violators may be prosecuted under the intellectual property rightsI
mportant Note: Chat has been edited for clarity (well as clear as I could) and I also added things I remembered Tyler saying. It's not as easy as it seems to read questions and type answers over the phone-- so please try and understand how the answers may not be as accurate as it would be if you were listening *G* I also may add a comment to clarify something Tyler said to ENSURE no misunderstanding takes place of what he meant or said. Sheri: Tyler's on the phone -- just done for the day
Aggie96: Hi Tyler! I just wanted to tell you that you are doing an excellent job with your storyline on GH! I wanted to knowhow you feel about this situation with Nikolas and Katherine? Would you like to see it go further?
TYLER:I'm actually excited about it – I think it's going to work. I'm going to make it work. I think the chemistry is there.
AnnieOH: oh hehe: Tyler what was your favorite Halloween costume as a child
TYLER: My dad made me a robot once. It was so good I had to bring it back for another year. I was around 8 or 10.
BrandiLeigh: Tyler why did you want to become an actor? just curious
TYLER: I like the fast paced life – the challenge of it -- how difficult it is to become successful.CCliffD: If JJ leaves, will not exploring their relationship thoroughly have been a missed opportunity?
TYLER: I wouldn't say I'd feel cheated like they missed an opportunity -- but I'm okay with it either way --there are so many ways it could have gone. I wouldn't be too upset.
Elizabeth: I understand that you received Native American of the Year Award. Can you tell us what that means to you and do you feel that Native Americans are still discriminated against.
TYLER: It means a great deal to me to become involved in my heritage and find out who I am and where I came from.And I do believe they are still discriminated against in the same way that African Americans, Hispanics and anyone else of color.
Emilie: Tyler this is Emilie from Pa! I was wondering if the Kat and Em romances do not work, how would you feel about a pairing with CARLY? I would love the Spencer/Cassadine conflict there since Stefan and Bobbie were married and Sarah Brown is one of the best! You two would have GREAT chemistry! What would you think? Maybe not even a romance... But a friendship? Either?
TYLER: Oh yeah! I've always been a believer in that but she's tied into a whole other storyline right now.
Jello19: Hi, Tyler?!!! I just wanted to say, you're my favorite actor on GH or on TV at all.. I live in Cleveland, home ofthe Tribe(#1) and I go to Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. (I almost went to Ohio Wesleyan) do you have any relatives at Mount? There is a kid here who looks just like you.. if he went on GH nobody would SEE the difference! I know its a long shot, but who knows?
TYLER: Nope, no relatives in Mount Union-- that I know of - LOL. Karri: Hi Tyler -- How do you think the truth of Nik's father affect Nik and Lucky? By the way, you are doing a wonderfuljob!!!!!!!
TYLER: We're working on how that will affect him. Myself, the writers and everyone else are still trying tocome to an understanding of what's going to happen.
Sheila: Hi Tyler. First off, I just wanted to let you know that you are an incredibly gifted actor. What do you think is your biggest accomplishment to this date?
TYLER: Thank you. Probably becoming involved with the Native American experience. It's one of my proudest things I've done so far.
Traci: Are any of the four new cast members coming to GHgoing to be involved with Nikolas? I would love to see Nikolas in a great love story, but there doesn't seem to be anyone on the canvas for him right now. I don't think that the audience will accept Kat/Nik, because of her relationship with Stefan and her age, no matter how wonderful you and Mary Beth Evans are..
TYLER: LOL - I don't know of any new cast members coming on. Well, I don't think we are embarking on a love affair - right now we are playing the sexual tension and the attraction between the two.
Linda: Welcome, Tyler out of all the scenes on GH which has been the most memorable and why?
TYLER: The shooting stuff because it was the hardest scene that I've ever had to do -- contrary to what it might have looked like.
crazy4gs: Just wondered how Tyler and Vanessa are doing?
TYLER: We're doing great! Putting a house together and In-Style Magazine is coming to the house and will feature the home so we are excited about that.
Leah: Tyler! I am your #1 fan. Do you ever regret not finishing college? Will you ever go back?
TYLER: No, I don't regret it because I knew in my heart I was doing the right thing and it just wasn't the thing for me. I would like to take some language classes – computer classes -- just for personal interest or knowledge.
crazy4gs: What are their interior colors? (If he is willingt o let that out).
TYLER: We don't have a specific color. I would call it mahogany -- a little bit of gothic mixed in with a nice country kitchen.
Lori: Tyler, how do you memorize your lines? Does GH use cue cards?
TYLER: No we don't use cue cards there. They don't give us the opportunity to use those. Galor5: What does he value in a friendship?
TYLER: #1 - Honesty. #2 - Sense of humor. Those are the two things I need the most. Everything else falls beneath that.
Jello19: What's it like playing someone younger than what you are, especially since in your current story, the others are so much younger.
TYLER: It does get difficult. Sometimes I have to remember the way I acted at that age to do it.
crystal: Hi Tyler! i hope u realize that ur the hottest man alive... but besides that... will u marry me??? j/k Anyway, will u be making any stops in MA? And how long r u planning on staying on GH? How's ur relationship going with Vanessa?? I luv u soooo much!!!! -ur biggest fan.
TYLER: No plans to go to MA and my contract is up the first of July and will re-evaluation my situation around that time.
gb: Hi Tyler, I was wondering if you had the chance to write a storyline for yourself, what would it be?
TYLER: Well I would do something really challenging like drug addiction or something that's never been done before -- that would stretch the limits of what daytime would allow-- something controversial.
-Lori: Do you have a favorite pro football team?
TYLER: Cleveland Browns.
beachlvr: How is his pursuit of Golf going......does he have time to golf, and what is his best score.
TYLER: Best score this season is 84.Other than that it's going pretty bad.
Sheila: Tyler, Where do you like to go to get away from it all? Do you have a favorite vacation spot?
TYLER: I like this little spot in Canada that I've been to a couple of times. It's probably one of the mostprivate places in the world to be. You couldn't get away from it all any better.
BrandiLeigh: Tyler i loved the dance that you and Amber did yesterday. are you going to be doing anymore dancing like that on the show? did you like the music you danced to?
TYLER: LOL - no that was a one time deal-- never to be seen again.
Emilie: Hello Tyler! What is your favorite name for a boy and favorite name for a girl?
TYLER: Favorite name for a boy right now is Jalen. For a girl - Russia.
Sheri: WAIT -- TYLER HAS TO CALL ME BACK. HE WANTS TO LEAVE THE STUDIO TO GO HOME SO HE WILL CALL ME BACK ON HIS CELL PHONE TO FINISH THE LAST FEW MINUTES
Sheri: WAITING FOR TYLER!!!! WHILE WE WERE TALKING HE KEPT TALKING TO SOMEONE COULDN'T' FIGURE IT OUT -- HE WAS TALKING TO THEIR NEW CAT - SOPHIE (I think that's it's name) SHE'S TWO MONTHS OLD AND IS BENGAL CAT.
Sheri: TYLER'S BACK ---
Jello19: Okay, first, the CLEVELAND INDIANS are the most awesome team in baseball, how was it watching the AL CHAMPIONSHIPS with a Yankees fan, Vanessa, especially since the Indians needed and should have won?
TYLER: It wasn't that difficult. I like the Yankees too. The Indians will be back.
Jacqualine: Tyler,what is your opinion on the Nikolas/Emily situation?
TYLER: I don't know. It's working all right. I don't think it will escalate into anything romantically. I think it's good that she has a friendship - a brother like friendship. I don't think they have enough of that on Daytime television.
Emilie: What is your craziest fan encounter Tyler?
TYLER: Haven't encountered anything outwardly crazy yet but I'm sure I will. But other than doing personal appearances, I don't get out into the general public often.
Connie: What is your favorite color Tyler?
TYLER: Favorite color right now is baby blue/light blue for clothes.
Cheryl: What was it like playing a blind man in your short film "The Gift"?
TYLER: It was a great learning experience for me as an actor - not only to keep doing film, but to widen my range as an actor. It was really challenging and fun.
CCliffD: If you have trick-or-treaters, will you get them the good stuff? or the crappy candy that you won't be tempted to eat yourself?
TYLER: Oh no, good stuff! Halloween is for Snickers, Butterfingers -- all that kind of junk everyone loves.
Lori: Does he have any plans to collaborate with Vanessa on any projects?
TYLER: We've talked about working together -- we don't have any set plans but we'd both love to work together. I think we could do something really interesting that a lot of people would like to watch.
Traci: What is the biggest life lesson you have learned from being famous?
TYLER: That you can't trust anybody.
Sheri: OKAY I THINK WE WILL END IT THERE -- THANKS EVERYONE FOR COMING
Sheri: WOW -- I HAD TO KICK HIM OFF THE PHONE - LOL.