OLTL Rocks the Casaubon

Soap Opera Weekly: Is this your first major TV role?
Josh Casaubon: It’s the only television I’ve done so far.

Weekly: What was it like working with Kathy Brier (Marcie) in the infamous drunk scene?
Casaubon: She was great in those three days’ worth of scenes. She was awesome. She’s a superstar.

Weekly: Will Hugh and Marcie get closer?
Casaubon: It’s definitely closer than what you’ve seen before. Of course, there’s still Michael (Nathaniel Marston). That guy is pretty buff. He could probably kick my butt if we got into a fight. (laughs). Although, I was in the Army, so I’ve got some tricks up in sleeve.

Weekly: What made you get into acting?
Casaubon: I dabbled when I was a kid, and it grew on me. I moved to New York in August of 2001. I was going to major in creative writing and minor in drama. Nearly two months into school, I did my first play on a whim. Some guy dropped out and they were like, “Do you want to do it?” I said, “Sure!” From then on, I was [hooked]. This is what I want to do forever. I love it.

Weekly: Do you wear glasses in real life?
Casaubon: I do sometimes.

Weekly: The viewers like that Hugh has glasses.
Casaubon: I like it, too. I’m going to try and keep them on for as long as possible. I was originally up for Nash. I didn’t get it and I was crushed. Then Nash (Forbes March) comes on and I’m watching. Every scene is Nash comes out in a towel, Nash gets naked, and Nash makes love (laughs). I’d rather be the Glasses Guy who gets to slowly develop his character and have people say, “When’s he going to get naked?” You know it’s inevitable.

Weekly: Soooo…when are you?
Casaubon: I have no idea, but I’ve got to start working out.

Weekly: If not Marcie, whom should Hugh hook up with?
Casaubon: Hugh should hook up with everybody — with every female as soon as they’re available. He should be the go-to guy.

Weekly: Are you married, single, attached?
Casaubon: I have a girlfriend, and it’s going quite well.

Weekly: So, what’s this project you did — The Catskill Chainsaw Redemption?
Casaubon: It’s a horror-spoof short about a chainsaw killer who, through the course of 18 minutes, realizes you don’t need to kill everybody to be happy and live a good life. The only reason I did this was because the two writers were from THE DAILY SHOW. I won’t ever do a [feature-length] slasher film. They’re dumb.

Weekly: Never say never.
Casaubon: Nope! Never! Never!

Weekly: We’ll quote you on that, and 10-15 years from now you’ll do a horror film. We’ll find you.
Casaubon: No, I won’t! No cheesy horror films. It’s good work from here on out — which is what’s so cool about ONE LIFE. I get to work and grow while still doing other stuff…and being able to afford eating.

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