Gays of our Lives: Our Interview with Eric Sheffer Stevens of “As the World Turns”

This week, in an all new edition of Gays of Our Lives …

In the second part of our three-part interview series with
the men who make up the gay love triangle on As the World Turns, we talk to Eric Sheffer Stevens who plays
acerbic (and very sexy) Dr. Reid Oliver. In GOOL THEATER, will Simon give into
his feelings for Will on Doctors?
And the truth about Syed and Christian’s affair tears EastEnders apart.

In GOOL SCOOPS AND SPOILERS, Aaron tries to get on with his
life – but faces an impending jail sentence on Emmerdale, while on Forbidden
Love
Robert
makes his boldest move yet to win Olli. And in GOOL NEWSBEAT,
find out the latest cast changes on Brothers
& Sisters
and see what As the
World Turns
star Van Hansis (Luke) is up to when he’s not in Oakdale.

All this – and more!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ERIC SHEFFER STEVENS INTERVIEW
GOOL THEATER
SCOOPS &
SPOILERS

GOOL SNEAK
PEEKS

GOOL NEWSBEAT
SNAPSHOTS

INTERVIEW: As the World Turns‘ Eric Sheffer Stevens

He’s only been in town since January, but Dr. Reid Oliver
has made quite the impact on the citizens of Oakdale on As the World Turns, especially one Luke Snyder. Fans have been
buzzing about his snarky, abrasive character — love him or hate him – and
daytime is taking notice of this handsome and talented actor.

I was able to get a quick chat with Stevens at the recent As the World Turns luncheon where we
talked about the sudden popularity of his character, how it feels to play one of
the rare gay men on daytime, Reid’s feelings for Luke and his thoughts on the
end of an era when ATWT closes up
shop this September.

AfterElton.com: Your
character came on board and he caught on rather quickly. Why do you think Reid
gained such affection from the fans, even though he’s not the nicest guy in the
world?
Eric Sheffer Stevens:

I think he’s just very different than most other characters. There’s something
very attractive about that. Just the way he observes the town and deals with
the people and is interesting.

Initially, Reid and Luke didn’t like each
other all that much.

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