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Chummy Business

Brian Presley (Jack) and Thorsten Kaye (Ian)

Soap Opera Digest

Published April 1, 2003

How did you guys become friends? 

Kaye (jokingly): "He said he was a friend of mine?"
Presley: "We just gravitated toward each other and started hanging out. We went over to their house for a cookout and ended up becoming close buddies." 

What do you have in common? 

Presley: "[My wife] Erin [Hershey Presley, Alison] and Susan [Haskell, ex-Granya; ex-Marty, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; Kaye's girlfriend] joke that we're always doing something to our houses. We compare projects [laughs]. Thorsten's always tearing down walls in his house. And I'll be like, 'Hey, man, come over and check this out. What do you think I should do here?’" 
Kaye: "We watch football, and we like the same things. We don't really talk about work; we talk about everyday stuff --  sports, life…He likes to drink a lot of beer, which is weird to me. But I'll usually have one with him [laughs]." 

What do you admire most about each other?

Kaye: "Without being condescending, he's like a little brother to me. I have tremendous respect for him -- not just because he's a great actor. The way he treats his family and carries himself, it's something everybody should strive for."
Presley: "We do joke around that I'm like his little brother; it's that kind of relationship. He's a very giving person. He'd give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. But I think the biggest thing is that he's not caught up in this business." 

Thorsten, do you feel a responsibility to guide Brian? 

Kaye: "I can't guide anybody! I have problems guiding my car into the driveway. But if he asks me something, I will honestly answer him." 

When was the last time you hung out? 

Presley: "For Thorsten's birthday, I brought him Omaha Steaks. He lives in walking distance, so it's no big deal. Erin is throwing Susan a baby shower, so I'll go over to Thorsten's and hang out while they do that at our house."
Kaye: "Yeah, but he doesn't walk over! He always drives over. He ran once, but then he had to stay at my house for three hours to recuperate." 

Do either of you have a funny anecdote about the other? 

Kaye: "Other than his hair, you mean? Nah. He's a good guy; a good friend. You know, on a show like this, that's what you take away -- not the scenes or the story line."