Last week, I told you that Thom Bierdz (Phillip Chancellor III on The Young and the Restless) agreed to an unusual request - an interview comprised entirely of readers' questions, with nothing off limits.
You submitted about two dozen questions for the only openly gay actor playing a gay character on a soap opera, and we broke the interview into three parts: Thom's career on Y&R, his personal life and his other interests.
If you aren't already a fan of this sweet, smart, funny and drop-dead sexy actor, this interview will make you a believer. If you're already a fan, I promise you'll learn things you didn't already know. This guy is the real deal.
Check out part one of the interview, focusing on Y&R. Thom talks about how long Phillip will be around, whether his son Chance might also be gay, his relationship with Jeanne Cooper, and what it's like to come back to a job after 20 years.
Next week, I'll post part two (focusing on his personal life). Find out if Thom is single, what his idea of a perfect date is, which celebrities he has a crush on, and other intimate details. I can't resist giving you just a taste of what's in store in part two: Helen asked whether Thom wears boxers or briefs ... or something else, or nothing at all. Helen, I can report to you that Thom proudly wears no underwear at all. Check back next week for more!
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