NICOLAS COSTER (“Mayor Jack Madison” of THE BAY) talks with OutTakes Interviews…
SO HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?
Nicolas: I just got back from Barcelona. I did a huge Coca-Cola commercial there and had a wonderful time. A few years ago, I did a Super Bowl commercial for Coca-Cola; so this was kind of a remake of that. With that first ad, I played an old man in a restaurant; and this very beautiful woman comes up with a tray of Coca-Cola and she says “Would you like one?” I say “I never had one.” And then I take a drink one and ask “What else haven’t I done?” Then cut to me going a hundred miles an hour on a motorcycle and diving off a ten meter board and all this crazy stuff! With the remake in Barcelona, I started out with riding totally nude on a bicycle through with twenty gorgeous young people. Everyone naked! It was crazy. So that’s coming out in Europe in February.
SO WITH “THE BAY”, I THINK YOUR CHARACTER HAS BEEN WITH MORE WOMEN THAN ANY OF THE OTHER MEN ON THE SHOW!
Nicolas: I love it! There are very attractive women on that show of all ages. With the current flavor of things around the country, well, I’ve always been proper. I’ve made a point of being proper because it’s just professional courtesy if nothing else, you know. Every one of my leading ladies is a friend.
HOW HAS IT BEEN FOR YOU BEING ON “THE BAY” FROM THE START, EXPERIENCING HOW SUCCESSFUL THIS SERIES HAS GROWN?
Nicolas: It’s been very pleasing. Gregori Martin has such a fine ethic; and he’s quietly spiritual. Kristos Andrews is as well. They’re just remarkable people. I can’t think of a single person on THE BAY who is not really super.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF THE CHARACTER OF “JACK MADISON”?
Nicolas: Probably the fact that he’s aware of his foibles and his shortcomings. I think that you can play being responsible for your actions without indulging in self-pitying guilt. Also, Gregori has allowed me to bring in my usual sense of humor.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE STORYLINE?
Nicolas: I think the stuff with Terri Ivens (Orchid) was really something because it was real. It was vulnerable. It was a guy who falls over the edge. Terri’s just such a remarkable actor and a terrific person. That could have been kind of disgusting…but I don’t think it was, do you? There was that “Fatal Attraction” thing. And so many men and women fall prey to those temptations in middle age. I like playing people who are real.
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