Quick Take With Darin Brooks


Credit: Gilles Toucas/Courtesy of Bell-Phillip Television Inc

How would Wyatt describe what he has now with Katie?

“He’s intrigued at exploring a relationship with Katie. He likes Katie and he admires what she’s done for Forrester Creations in the time they’ve worked together. This chemistry they have between them is exciting. He’s taken by this girl — not girl, this woman, a woman who is sexy and smart and talented.”

Is Wyatt concerned about Bill’s reaction to his son sleeping with his ex-wife?

“Bill married Brooke. She’s the love of his life. That’s who he chose, and that’s that — and if he has anything to say about it now, tough. It’s too late. It’s not up to Bill. It’s up to this woman who makes Wyatt happy.”
What do you think Quinn’s reaction will be? “To Quinn, this is probably a small step above dating Sheila [laughs]. Wyatt is done having his mother dictate his life and being a part of all her drama. So, if she has anything negative to say, again, too bad. Neither of his parents have the right to say anything, especially with their track records. Wyatt is an adult and he’s going to do what he wants, when he wants and how he wants. He’s had enough of his mother making decisions for him and meddling in his life. Either way, it’s not going to affect him.”

How is this liaison different from the ones he had with Steffy, Ivy or Hope?

“Wyatt has grown up a lot since then. He’s older now and he’s gotten the short end of the stick and had to pull himself up from that. He has more life experience under his belt. He’s coming into his own, just like Katie is…. And, she hasn’t gone out with his brother [Liam]. That’s always a plus!”

What do you think of the fans’ name for the couple, “Watie”?

“I love it. I love the fans because no matter if they love or hate something, they are passionate about the show and that means they’re watching. In this day and age, we’re on because they watch, so we owe everything to our fans. I love our fans whether they like it or not! But, the fact that they do dig it, I enjoy because it means Heather [Tom, Katie] and I are doing our jobs.”

Since “Watie’s” first kiss was in Monte Carlo, it seems the show has invested in the coupling. Thoughts? “I hope so. What I love about Brad [Bell, executive producer/head writer] is that something huge always happens in Monte Carlo. If you’re a part of that group going, you know there’s something cool happening with your story, because that’s the best backdrop for it to happen. Anything could happen! Somebody could get married or jump off a boat — or both. It’s such a magical place for stories to unfold, so when I heard Heather and I were both going, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah!’ ”

How does it feel to have love scenes again? “Ugh! I’m working out hard. I’ve got a new trainer and he’s really great. I’m trying to get there and get those Pierson Fodé [ex-Thomas] abs and Rome Flynn [ex-Zende] biceps, so we’ll see what we can do.”
Fans have joked that Pierson’s abs looked drawn on. “I wish! Please, somebody draw them on me and I’ll be happy!”