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The story of Harold’s casting in Queer as Folk has that Hollywood-miracle aura that publicists love. Executive producers Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, the Emmy-award winning writers of the groundbreaking AIDS drama An Early Frost and the long-running drama series Sisters, had acquired the American rights to the British drama series Queer as Folk. They had already cast actors Scott Lowell, Peter Paige, Hal Sparks, and Randy Harrison as a group of gay friends whose intertwined lives would form the basis for the American version of the story. The casting had been nightmarish for Lipman and Cowen because agents wouldn’t send their clients in to read for the parts in the show. The part of Brian Kinney was particularly difficult.

“Here’s a gay man, very sexual, very masculine, not the kind of gay character people are used to seeing,” says Lipman. “If he were a straight male character fcking every woman in sight, he’d be a hero. So this was not like the other roles, and that was part of the difficulty.”

“It was an extremely distressing experience trying to cast Brian, because of what we discovered to be the massive amount of homophobia [in Hollywood],” says Cowen. “We were so shocked and so upset, because we went into this thinking that in the years since An Early Frost things had changed. What we had discovered was that things hadn’t changed one iota.”

Late on a Friday afternoon, with an 8:30 a.m. Monday meeting scheduled to introduce their cast to the Showtime executives, Lipman and Cowen still didn’t have their Brian Kinney.

“It was a test of faith, and by Friday at 5 p.m. faith was running out,” Lipman says ruefully. At 5:45 p.m., their casting director called. “She said, ‘Come on over right now, he’s here!’” Lipman recalls. “In walks Gale Harold, and we’re looking at him and he’s reading the scene, and Ron and I are looking at each other, and it’s like, Is he fcking fabulous?”

“He fell out of the sky,” Cowen breathes. “There’s truly no other explanation.”

Lipman asked Harold to be at the Showtime offices in Los Angeles at 8 a.m. on Monday. “He lit up a cigarette, and, very Brianesque, he said, ‘I’m with this repertory company, and we have to strike a set on Sunday night, and I don’t think I can make it.’ And we’re thinking, Is he for real? Who says that? We’ve been in Hollywood too long. What do you say to that?” Lipman laughs, shaking his head in disbelief. He pressed a copy of the script into Harold’s arms and asked him to read it and call them at home the next day.

“I was standing in the kitchen,” Cowen remembers, “and the phone rang and a voice said, ‘Hi, this is Brian Kinney.’”





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"You have to like your character, because if you don't, no one else will either." - Gale Harold

"Gale: Brilliant, enigmatic, screwy." - Scott Lowell

"When we met him, Brian and Gale just fused. Gale has such sexuality as a person that it's kind of daunting. How many people could be as open or fluid and bring that to a character? It doesn't have anything to do with being gay or straight. He's breaking new ground for bringing sexuality to a performance, and not just gay sexuality. I don't think any other actor has ever done what he's doing. I think it's kind of historic." - Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman

"If someone doesn't want to work with me because I'm playing a gay character, I don't want to work with them. They can fck off." - Gale Harold

"He's intense, and he likes that people think that about him... he seems more intense than he really is, though. Gale's sillier and laughs more than Brian does. He's kinder. And I don't think he's quite as manipulative." - Randy Harrison

"We kept pushing back the shooting date, and people were getting tense. But when Mr. Gale Harold walked in, Ron and I looked at each other and absolutely knew. He had a certain kind of cockiness. But he's very, very charming underneath all that. He has his own direction and agenda. There's no bullsht with him." - Daniel Lipman

"I think it's good that men are being objectified because since forever women have been objectified. We're flipping the coin because things have been lopsided on TV and film for so long. Another good point to the show is that it portrays men's sensuality. They're not just all about sex and only sex." - Gale Harold

"Gale does things because he wants to, not because he feels obligated. If he doesn't feel like showing up someplace, he just won't show up. But on the last day of shooting, he brought flowers for everyone. He's a gentle, enigmatic and aloof spirit." - Michelle Clunie

"He's a dork in the body of a God." - Peter Paige

"I want to keep developing. I want to become relaxed in my own work and go deeper. Just growing and studying and trying new things and hopefully having professional access to work that's good and interesting. I don't want to be on the treadmill of artificiality." - Gale Harold

"Gale is totally cool and secure enough not to be threatened by anything. He knows who he is. That makes him more than an actor; it makes him a very fine human being." - Ron Cowen

"Gale is, he's just gorgeous, you know! What can I say? He's a gorgeous man, inside and out. I always look forward to working with him on my scenes, because there is a receptivity to him that is so complete, and wholesome. He has a real wholesome nature about life. He's very down to earth, and that's what I think makes him so attractive, because he just really stands on his own two feet, and lets the world come to him, and he will give back to the world. He has a real sort of give and take philosophy about life, and I think that makes him a terrific and deep actor." - Thea Gill

"My desire, above all else, is for Brian to be as realistic and human as possible. So, I try, within the constraints I am given, to find a way... I try to let something get through. And I hope that if enough gets through, there will be significant growth for Brian at least to become more self-aware. And hopefully some self-awareness will lead to deeper accessibility to his feelings towards his friends and lovers." - Gale Harold





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TFTNT and the great title
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Thank you for the new thread Deborah
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You're welcome!

Is the title a collaboration between Payal and Denise?

Perhaps someone can bring over the last few posts from the last thread.
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New thread we move pretty fast

awww! denise you have watched everything Gale has done - I consider you to be my senior now

I was only thinking if we could have movie watching sessions together - just like the QAF rewatch we are doing

@deborah - how is it in florida now ?

regarding the title I just described the state Gale strives to be in - and the creative Denise jumped in
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Movie session would be great, although I dont have almost any of Gales movies. But I would be happy to even read your posts

“I want to keep developing. I want to become relaxed in my own work and go deeper. Just growing and studying and trying new things and hopefully having professional access to work that’s good and interesting. I don’t want to be on the treadmill of artificiality.” - Gale Harold



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Wow, that collage is beautiful Sia

I send you a PM Sia, maybe we'll figure something out

Paya, that would be fun too maybe we can do that in between some day
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Wow, that collage is beautiful Sia

I send you a PM Sia, maybe we'll figure something out

Paya, that would be fun too maybe we can do that in between some day
Thanks Daggi, I will have a look, I just want to say this is not my work the collage but I like to share here nice stuff I run into

Like this beauty

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“I want to keep developing. I want to become relaxed in my own work and go deeper. Just growing and studying and trying new things and hopefully having professional access to work that’s good and interesting. I don’t want to be on the treadmill of artificiality.” - Gale Harold
he is just so passionate about his work - he loves it !
Gale , I find from his interviews - is simple but thinks in a different manner - which makes him seem like a complex personality

I am sure he must be easy to be with

Love those pictures - as always you make my mornings

although all the pictures are lovely , my favorite is the one in 2nd line - third image
It is a perfect balance of both innocence and and quirkiness

would love to do those movie sessions we have to decide which films we have in common
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he is just so passionate about his work - he loves it !
Gale , I find from his interviews - is simple but thinks in a different manner - which makes him seem like a complex personality

I am sure he must be easy to be with

Love those pictures - as always you make my mornings

although all the pictures are lovely , my favorite is the one in 2nd line - third image
It is a perfect balance of both innocence and and quirkiness

would love to do those movie sessions we have to decide which films we have in common
I'll say. He's got dogs and mannequins in space on his mind.

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He for sure plays an interviewer who didn't do their homework
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Actually the interviewer knew Gale already, her name is Carina Mackenzie and she already did interview with Gale about Hellcats several months before this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwmzoY8vJ1Q). As she explains below Gale is very unpredictable.

Here is what she wrote about the interview with Gale about Secret circle:
"If there’s one thing we can count on when interviewing Gale Harold, it’s his complete unpredictability. At the May 19 CW Upfronts in NYC, the star of the upcoming “The Secret Circle” was feeling particularly cheeky – and yet, even as he played coy, he managed to exude that classic Southern charm that makes us love him so.And, to be honest… that makes us a little nervous. We talked to Harold about everything from his “Secret Circle” character to the Soviet shuttle that carried a mannequin into space. (It’s true. We looked it up.)"

Also Gale actually sat down with her another 3 months later after this interview, so he did not scare her too much and he certainly has respect for her as a journalist otherwise he would probably not make repetitive interviews with her.


And here are some funny gifs with parts of interview showing amazing facial expressions

Interviewer: So tell me a little bit about your character. It seems like he’s sortof really different from anyone you’ve played before.
Gale: Uhh. People that cast… borderline… fatal spells… they’re different… right? They act normal. (stares at
interviewer) … you feel weird right now?
Interviewer: A little uncomfortable!
Gale: So, that’s what I’m saying.


Interviewer: Um, you don’t seem like you’re old enough to be playing anybody’s dad. Are you kind of weirded out by being the grown-up on the show?
Gale: I have seven thousand children.
Interviewer: Really?
Gale: Yes.


Interviewer: All over the world, or just here in Vancouver? How busy were you?
Gale: We’re not in Vancouver right now… this is New York City.

But yes. To all of those questions.

Interviewer: Um… tell me a little about your character, I know that he has his own sort of history with his own coven. What are we gonna see – are there a lot of secret that are going to come out, what’s his role here?
Gale: What do you mean by secrets?

Interviewer: You’re making this really hard on me.
Gale: Yeah. That’s my job! There’s going to be a lot of secrets… and… there’s gonna be some gang wars.

Interviewer: Um. What have you been up to inbetween- I know you guys wrapped Hellcats a while ago, did
you just shoot this pilot or have you been working on other stuff in the middle?
Gale: I built my own rocketship.
Interviewer: Really? So did I! We should do that together.


Gale: Really! Where are you going?
Interviewer: Mars, y’know, see what’s next.
Gale: Really? That’s boring.

Interviewer: Where are you off to?
Gale: Jupiter.


Interviewer: Um. I got some Twitter questions from your fans… and my favourite one that someone sent me – she wanted to know if you could have dinner with any of the characters you’ve ever played, which one would you have dinner with, and why?
Gale: Valentine Xavier. And because he actually went to hell… and came back.

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I absolutely loved Gale's IV !! :heart:
uh oh - I guess I am getting Gale wrong - no he isn't simple
he is fantastic
although I don't understand his type of humor - but I do wish to learn and gale's helping me pretty well
like what one of the youtube comments had - Gale has a very dark and intelligent sense of humor - I totally second it

It's lovely to know new things about him everyday

and thank you so much sia for the written IV


what was gale's twitter handle?? galemharoliii??

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So maybe they just know how to joke with each other thanks for giving us the insight about the intervewer something I haven't heard before,

And the last pic of gale is sooo funny
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