Thaao Penghlis - Wikipedia
Thaao Penghlis Australian Actor. Thaao Penghlis is a 73 year old Australian Actor. Born on 15th December, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, he is famous for Days of Our lives. And I have to say, considering Thaao Penghlis is as gay as Harvey Feinstein, Golly, even Joseph Mascolo is gay he isn't married either. ~ ~ Bonbon ~ ~ Apparently the boyfriend acquired AIDS from an earlier relationship and quite. Everything about Thaao Penghlis: Children, Brother, Spouse, Wedding, Married, Nationality, Parents, Salary, Affair, Net Worth, Relationship, Ethnicity.
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Thaao Penghlis in Relationships Thaao Penghlis has frequent emotional outbursts due to his fiery temper and emotional impulsiveness. Penghlis expresses himself very directly and honestly and no one has to guess what his true feelings are.
However, Thaao Penghlis dislikes showing any personal weakness or his need for support, comfort and nurturing. He is often impatient with himself and others. Thaao abhors emotional dependency and dislikes "complainers". Thaao Penghlis inspires others to take positive action in their lives through his own enthusiasm and eagerness to meet life's challenges, and he is attracted to people who are adventurous, courageous and independent.
Thaao is rather bossy but does not like to be with people that he can boss around too much. He enjoys a good fight sometimes. Relationships that are built on mutual respect and emotional freedom are ideal for Penghlis. Thaao Penghlis becomes very cross if he lacks vigorous physical activity. Penghlis feels his best if he frequently "does battle" on the tennis or racquetball court or engages in another form of competitive sport.
He is likely to be a great collector of things - a real pack rat in fact - for his belongings give Thaao Penghlis a sense of security and continuity with the past, which is important to him. Antiques or articles with sentimental value from Thaao's past are especially dear to him. Thaao Penghlis may also cling rather tightly to money and possessions, keeping them "in the family" rather than sharing freely with those outside of his immediate circle.
Gregarious and fun loving, he is always out to have a good time. Thaao Penghlis tends to "play now, pay later" and is prone to overspend, overeat, drink too much, and in general overdo, and even more so when in the company of others.
It is hard for Thaao Penghlis to say no, especially when Penghlis' emotions or appetites are involved. Generous to a fault, he is likely to be very free both with money and with affection. There is another side to Thaao Penghlis as well, a rather introverted, self-contained, even pessimistic side which tempers his good cheer and generosity, as discussed below.
Thaao Penghlis often feels that he must do something or be something other than what he is in order to receive approval and acceptance from others. He is very sensitive to criticism and easily feels left out or neglected, and though he may appear cool or distant, Penghlis actually cares very much about being included.
Because he is so sensitive, it may seem easier for Thaao Penghlis to withdraw into a shell rather than risk the emotional bumps and bruises he may endure once he lets others really know him in an intimate, personal way.
His reserve and caution make establishing close emotional relationships with others difficult, and Thaao Penghlis becomes very attached to the few people he considers "real friends". Penghlis can gain inner security and strength through periods of solitude if he views them as times to nourish himself and develop his own interests, rather than as times of loneliness.
We had a lot of history. You can't ignore that. That leads me into the next question. How much input with your characters are you allowed to have with the writers or producers?
I tried to be a voice. But Leann and I always talked about it. Sheri Anderson, who was headwriter at the time, really was wonderful in that way.
At the time, writers were separated from the actors and still are. She allowed me to come in And that's why most of the time they don't want the actors talking to the writers So Sheri was wonderful in that way Every time she came in, she always had something new to tell me Then "Anna" came into my world.
It became confusing at times, but a great complex story. I think it was a great contrast to "Bo and Hope"; and we were a more sophisticated couple. The writing in my opinion was much more sophisticated back then. Thaao gave her ideas. Things she could build on, take from And I think that's why Sheri was so receptive to ideas from us as actors.
When Leann came back, I had been on the show for so much longer. I threaded my character through many stories. So when she came back, she had to deal with that. What came to me, and I reminded her of, was our history and because we remained such good friends all these years. It helped our working relationship. I think they were pleased with the connection, but the producers never did anything with it. It's a shame because the fans were really happy about us being back.
It's like "our wedding"? I always wondered why. Why didn't they give us an elaborate wedding? Because those characters were popular; and I thought it was good for the show. But they never did. Yes, according to our fan mail and magazine covers, you'd think? And yet we were never asked by NBC to present an award together. I always thought "Hmmm?? It's too bad for your fans too, I assure you. I'm sure it is. I wanted to know if there was ever a time before having to shoot a love scene or an emotional scene where the two of you had a disagreement, or maybe you were just in a bad mood for whatever reason, that made it hard to get through?
If there was a certain behind-the-scene tidbit you could share with us? You certainly have tricks and all that. If I wanted to get Leann in a certain mood, I'd have sardine sandwiches. Leann and I break out in hysterical laughter! But it was a way of me taking control or having fun with her or teasing her. Whatever the situation was, sardines do not go away easily. Well, the first one that comes to my mind This little chain he kept in his pocket.
And if he wasn't saying anything interesting during the scene, he would pull it out and flip it around on his finger. And one day, he was flippin' it around while I was talking She was trying to take control of my scene. I just couldn't allow that. You know Greeks and middle eastern men like to have "worry beads". I like to ad lib to draw attention I can do many different things with a chain. So you like to take control?
As much as possible. How much "ad-libbing" were you allowed to do? There was one we worked out that we got a chuckle out of a cameraman during rehearsal that we used later on that we were lucky that our producers allowed us to do that.
Because they were receptive to your ideas and input. Back in the day!
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Nowadays, not so much. I tell you this much. When you're doing work that pleases the producers, they tend to give you leeway. I found that out later working with another actor. He was famous for ad libbing and I would just crash into his dialogue when it got too much. But today, I don't think it's so easy, especially with the pressure. Yes, the time line But during rehearsal, you have one rehearsal and then you shoot. So there is certainly time to be creative that way.
You're trying to get your lines out; and there's so many. I found that at times; and we created something special. Even the shower scene where I unzipped her dress all the way down, knowing that would upset her because her mother would be watching.
Yeah, thank you for that! I couldn't do much really, but I knew I was in control of the scene.
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I remember the bathtub scene with our rubber ducky that's our good luck where the water started running out of the tub and the clothes we were wearing were stretchy material of some sort, and as the water is draining, I'm trying to hide Leann's left breast.
I've always been protective of how Leann looks on camera. I sat on the drain! And the water started running out. It was a mess. I kept trying to get lower and lower, and the water kept running out. But we both knew that if we didn't get that scene, we'd have to sit and wait for them to fill that darn tub up again! So we were desperately trying to make it work. You both have me laughing so much I can't remember what question I'm on?
I know; Daytime TV in general: It's Young Hollywood now. Where do our beloved vets stand? I think that's why they hire the younger actors. They work cheaper and they can work them more often. Although their experience isn't ours in the long run of the show. They rush through the storyine so quickly now to keep the interest. You know again, back in the day, they used to say you couldn't turn on the soaps and 7 months later they were still taking about the same subject.
But there was a sense of reality that went with it. And I'll tell you this much. Back in the seventies, eighties, and even nineties, they appreciated our work. It was always about the quality of the work. It was once told to me by a writer that was hired later on, "It has nothing to do with the talent".
All those years studying, working the pavement for auditions They would have never said that to us in the eighties. I just don't think you have the same quality ensemble as you did in the early eighties. And it has changed. Having to get so many scripts out so fast and getting younger people who aren't trained like we were. So I think with that I think people want those more sophisticated stories of the past.
Plus, I just don't think people know how to write about that anymore; and it's sad. Do you mind if fans approach you as "Tony and Anna" in public? Does it bother you, considering you've done other work? I think it comes with the territory. They know our characters, they know our faces I think it's a lovely compliment really.
It means someone is watching. You know we don't do this work because we want to satisfy ourselves It means we as actors have made a connection with them. Why do you think "Tony and Anna" were so popular? What made them click?
I think most of all why Leann and I worked well is because we've remained friends for so many years. And we both had a sense of humor. We always aim to make each other look good on stage. And respect for each other. A mutual love and respect. You know, like when Leann [as Anna] was laying in the hospital bed unconscious and I had to go wake her up.