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Above: On the cover of the June 26, 2007 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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The Turn Of A Phrase

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Published December 11, 2001

Thorsten Kaye (Ian) does his best to make his character's Irish brogue believable.  But, having been raised in London, and lived in New York and California since, he admits to having lost his ear for accents.

"Ask anybody and they'll tell you it's very tough," he says.  "I don't really sound like I'm from anywhere anymore."

Even when the actor returns to his homeland, folks can't seem to put a finger on his origin.

"People think I'm from America when I'm there and they think I'm from England when I'm here!" he chuckles.

But, borrowing a phrase from another succssful British actor helps Kaye make peace with the conundrum in his work.

"Laurence Olivier said that you establish who you are in the first five or 10 minutes of the play and from then on people know," Kaye muses.  "So if somebody calls you Irish, then it's understood.  You don't have to go out of your way to be authentic.  I do what I can."

That's A Fact

Kaye played rugby throughout Europe as a youth.