Gays of Our Lives: Part One of Our Two-Part Interview With “Forbidden Love” Stars Jo Weil and Thore Schölermann

In an all new
edition of Gays of Our Lives …

First up, we have
Part One of a two-part interview with Forbidden
Love
stars Jo Weil (Olli) and Thore Schölermann (Christian). In GOOL
THEATER, Aaron deals with life out of the closet on Emmerdale while Syed takes action to get rid of his gay desires on EastEnders. In GOOL SCOOPS AND
SPOILERS, the kids go ‘GaGa’ on Glee while
Noah finally learns about Luke and Reid on As
the World Turns
.

Speaking of ATWT, we have plenty of
news for you about the latest in Oakdale in GOOL NEWSBEAT. Find out what Jake
Silbermann (Noah) thinks of the latest plot twists for his character and some
behind the scenes dish from Eric Sheffer Stevens (Reid). Plus news from the set
of Southland.

All this – and more!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
OUR INTERVIEW WITH JO & THORE (PART ONE)
GOOL THEATER
SCOOPS &
SPOILERS

GOOL SNEAK
PEEKS

GOOL NEWSBEAT

INTERVIEW WITH FORBIDDEN LOVE’S THORE SCHÖLERMANN AND JO WEIL

Gay soap couple Christian Mann and Olli Sabel have a
worldwide legion of fans, most of whom have never seen the televised version of
Forbidden Love, the German show on which they appear, but instead follow them
via daily clips posted on the Internet.

I had a chat with both actors during the recent Gays of Our
Lives fan weekend and the conversation was so long and interesting that I had
to split it into two parts! This week, we discuss their first trip to New York
City, hints about what they are filming while in town, the difference between
American and German fans, their charity work, who they would like to play them
in the planned U.S. version based on Christian and Olli’s love story, and much
more.

AfterElton.com: Have
you been to New York
before?

Jo Weil: It’s the
first time and we’re both so thrilled to be here. When we arrived we were just
baffled because we were so excited to be in this amazing town.
Thore Schölermann:
From the airplane, looking at the tall buildings … it was so impressive.

AE: When I spoke to
you earlier today, you said you were filming first. Where did you film?

JW: We were
filming for the Chrolli video blog. We were filming a special. Christian and
Olli in the storyline … we’re not allowed to tell too much about the story, but
they go to New York together for a while, so the video blog is about what they
experience in New York.

TS: The video
blog and other stuff will be put on the Internet when it’s in the story.
JW: We can’t say
too much because we can’t explain why Christian and Olli are in New York.
(Pause) It’s our first filming in New York and we’re so proud because America
for us is like Hollywood and big films and now we’re here. This morning we did
some filming at Rockefeller Center.

AE: So this is going
to be on the video blog, but
not on the show itself.
JW
: You will get
some explanation as to why Christian and Olli go to New York and there will be a tiny piece of
what we experience here on the show. But most of the stuff we’re filming will
be on the video blog. It’s some extra goodies for the fans and you’ll get something
there that you won’t get on the show.

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