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Old 08-01-2017, 01:27 PM
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Scott Lowell is best known for his role as “Ted Schmidt” in Showtime’s popular and critically acclaimed Queer As Folk for which he was twice nominated for a Prism Award. The groundbreaking and provocative series originally ran in the U.S from 2000 –2005 and is currently airing in countries all over the world. Scott was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the suburbs of New Haven, Connecticut. He majored in theater at Connecticut College and also studied acting at the National Theatre Institute (he was fortunate to study at both schools with the legendary Morris Carnovsky). He shortly moved to Chicago where over the course of a decade, he immersed himself in the local theater scene, including performances at the famed Steppenwolf and Goodman. He also landed his first TV role in Chicago on Early Edition.

Scott moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and quickly found himself busy in a number of successful commercial campaigns, guest roles on sit-coms and a lead in a sci-fi television film. In 2000 he landed QAF and spent the next five years shuttling back and forth between LA and Toronto, Canada where the series was filmed. He also kept busy traveling around making speeches for a number of civil rights organizations (including the Human Rights Campaign) and political campaigns as well as appearing as a presenter and Host of a number of GLAAD Awards shows. Since QAF has wrapped Scott has appeared on stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, A Noise Within, Pasadena Playhouse, The Furious Theatre Company, Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland,OR), in a number of independent films and on the television series Bones where he has appeared as “Dr. Douglas Filmore” in multiple episodes as well as many other series (CSI, Castle, CSI:NY,NCIS, Heroes, Criminal Minds, Leverage) and as various voices in the animated series American Dad. He has also been hard at work writing screenplays on his own and with his writing partner, Eddie Jemison as well as developing ideas for television and the web including the series “Adoptable” and the podcast “CharActors!”. Scott also works as a mentor for the Young Story Tellers Foundation and raising awareness for the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.




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TFTNT! He's so handsome!
He is, he has beautiful smile and incredible colour of eyes, I am just watching the photos on his webpage.
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He really is!
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He's so nice - he liked my birthday tweet I was so excited
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:09 AM
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I read Q and A on Scotts official website, I thought I would bring some interesting/funny stuff here:

Here is Scotts advice for people suffering from QAF addiction

Hi Scott,
I have discovered QAF by accident in the Toronto Public library last November and, since then, I believe I saw it 5 times. I bought DVDs as a gift to myself recently, went through the whole series again and just finished two days ago. Now I am fighting with myself, trying not to start with Season1 (again).
I am wondering if someone came up with some kind of a QAF 12 steps program?  I do not remember ever being addicted to something like this. ..... Any suggestion to help with that would be most appreciated All the best with your series! And thank you for being part of QAF. Tatjana

Scott: Hey, Tatjana. Sadly, there is no known cure for QAFAS (QAF Addiction Syndrome) and as it is a disease that lodges itself in the heart as well as the neurological systems, 12 step programs have proven themselves to be abject failures. My only recommendation: pace yourself. Give yourself enough time to live your life fully enough that you reach a point where you start not to be able to remember whether or not “Brian” wore his shell bracelet on his right or left wrist as well as the name of “Ted’s” boss when he was still a lowly accountant … then and only then can you give yourself another “hit”.
It’s a beautful summer day out there, Tajana go outdoors and enjoy it while you can. There’ll be plenty of cold winter days ahead for you to hunker down and indulge your disease.



About end of the show regarding Brian and Justin

River writes:
Hi Scott!I'm a big fan of yours and I loved Queer as folk, I still find it hard to watch the last episode as I don't want to say goodbye to the characters, I felt a bit upset that Brian and justin didn't get married just as Brian admitted what "we knew " he loved justin, do you or any other cast members think they should have married? Also any news of a new QAF season or movie? River
SCott: River, honestly I support the ending that our creators Ron Cowen and Dan Lipman came up with for all the characters. I can’t say more than that without stirring up a hornet’s nest of opinions out there in the fandom. That’s the nice thing about a show like QAF where you get so invested in the characters … everyone is going to feel differenty about what they want for them as everyone has different emotions invested in the characters based on their own experiences and desires. I will say this, the show is about Boys becoming Men and “Justin” had to become his OWN man one way or another. Who knows for sure what happened after the final fade out?

Question about sex scenes:
So here is my question and I am not sure if it is something you are willing to shed any light on. Sexual orientation aside (because I truly do not think it matters that much to the question) how do actors doing sex scenes not get excited. Body reactions are body reactions and I would suspect that despite the best mind over matter it would still be difficult. I would find myself watching the QAF episodes and thinking "how could they not be getting excited rubbing against each other like that".
Scott answers: Well, thanks for being such a big supporter of the show and all my subsequent work, Diane. Unfortunately “...Dixie” may be hard to find as it was a small film and they may not have produced a ton of DVD’s to be sold. As for how actors manage to not get excited during sex scenes I can only speak for myself and my experience on QAF. You need to understand that while you are seeing two people alone getting all rubby-rubby with each other what’s actually happening is that that is a ROOMFUL of people with all sorts of mechanical equipment and lights and microphones moving about in the room during a sex scene and most of them are people you know and have worked with for some time. On top of that most sex scenes (at least on our show) are highly choreographed out so that certain naughty bits can’t be seen. So, given all these distractions and the amount of energy it takes to make the seen LOOK all sexy and hot the truth is the actors are so distracted by all these things that it’s very difficult for the body to have time to react.

Question about his weight gain
How many pounds did you have to gain for your role in season five of Queer As Folk? Was it hard to lose the weight? What did you eat to gain weight?Mark Daniel via Facebook
Scott: Hey, Mark: Well, that was physically tough (and near impossible) story line that the fella wrote me there. Fortunately they did tell me about it shortly before I was going on a trip to Venice, Italy. Now you have to understand I hadn’t eaten ANY carbs for 4 years at that point so the fact that I was now being DEMANDED to eat as much as I could before starting the season was a miracle! So I ate every delicious thing put in front of me over there and I was in Heaven!! Even with all that I probably only put on at most an extra 5 - 7 pounds. Plus, part of the problem (as I explained to the Powers that Be) is that after “Ted” had his plastic surgery I had to be naked in the very next episode looking all liposuctioned and tight and ... well, I wasn’t ACTUALLY going to have that surgery so unless they were going to give me a few months off to get back in shape there was no way for me to put on as much weight as they wanted me to. So, in the end they put a cheap fat suit that a department store Santa might wear on me and I went to a dentist who made me a device I could wear in my mouth to poof my cheeks out a bit. In my opinion it didn’t work out too well and I’m a little embarrassed by the end result to be honest.

This question includes many topics, but notice he mentions he improved his dancing because he copied Gale
Hi Scott You are very sweet to answer your fan's questions.You are so funny! I like to read funny writing, which is why I'm a HUGE fan of Television Without Pity. I recently read their QaF recaps and they made me LAUGH my ASS off. I saw your interview with Camper, it was hilarious and very informative, thank you. I was wondering what Camper was like in real life. I wish I knew her real name so I could still follow her writing. Is there anything that stands out to you that TWoP wrote about you or the show? How into in was everybody (cast and crew) on set? I liked when she said that the kids at prom looked like they attended "The Gale Harold School of Dance". I think some of you became better dancers by the end of the show, did someone give you lessons? Do you enjoy dancing at clubs, or do you mostly stand by the side with a cocktail?What was up with Ted breaking the 4th wall that one time?They seemed to drop the story of Ted being secretly in love with Michael, without explanation. Why was that?You are very cute and seem to give off a "positive energy". What do you do to be like that?Thanks,Sarah
Scott: Thanks, Sarah. I actually enjoy responding to you all as it gives me a good excuse to write and purge all the goofy thoughts in my head. Boy, that interview on TWoP was such a long time ago (those who haven’t read it can find it here) but I remember being very sleepy when we did it and that Camper was a blast to talk to. We chatted and giggled for a long time. I can’t say I got to know her “personally” but I do know that she was completely genuine, hilarious and that it was, without a doubt, one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever been involved with. It felt more like a comfortable, goofy conversation with an old friend.
I think you’re right that everyone’s dancing improved over the years with one exception: ME! Man, I stink. It was tough on all, of course because if there was dialogue that meant they’d start the music but then have to shut it off to record the lines. Try dancing with no music and remembering lines of dialogue and not looking like an idiot. Not so easy, is it? If I improved at all it’s because I just tried to copy Gale’s move. Man, he was smooth on the floor. In real life, I only dance on VERY special and/or inebriated occasions.
I can’t quite remember exactly the “breaking the 4th wall” moment. I feel like it was in the diner, is that right? Responding to something “Debbie” said? I only remember that it was a line that SCREAMED to be delivered right to the camera. I did a few takes that way and then a few not to camera in case Dan and Ron hated it. Fortunately they liked it.
The “Ted has a secret crush on Mikey” storyline wasn’t really dropped without explanation as I recall. At “Michael’s” birthday party in Season 1 I believe “Brian” lets “Ted” know that they found his shrine after “T” barks at “B” to release “M” from his spell so he can date “Dr. Dave.” “B” tells “T” “I will if you will,” or something like that. “T” then gives a lovely speech to “M” about not waiting around for something that may never come. In that speech “T” is saying move on and live for what is real as much to himself as “M”. It’s in that speech that “Ted” starts to move on. I loved doing that speech for just that reason. BIG growth moment for him.
As far as my “positive energy” I just believe as Mother Teresa did that I’d rather be “for” something than “against” it. (She said, “I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.”) I try to always be grateful for all I have and I hope that is the source of whatever energy I give off. As far as the “cuteness” I can only blame or give credit to genetics.
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I just love reading these. Thank you for bringing over the text, Sia.
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yes. Its interesting and he has great sense of humour, so I love reading it.
Here is some more.

About his dream girl and projects he prefers to do:
Agnes from Sweden writes:
Hi Scott, Im a big fan of yours <I love Queer As Folk and have watched it many times. My question for you is: Are you married? Have you children?And then I also wonder, how your "dream girl" is supposed to be like.And I also wonder,How would you describe yourself? How you are as a person or something like that.And I also wonder what do you want people to be in your surroundings? I know you probably accept everyone for who they are, but what do you prefer for qualities in the people you meet?(The most important question And how are your aspect in movies for example, should they be dark or light? Easy or difficult and somewhat scary? ......
Scott: Wow! You wonder A LOT, Agnes. ;o) I’ll do my best to answer. I am not married and have no children. Did my mother tell you to ask me that to make me feel badly or guilt me into giving her some grandbabies soon? I’m trying, Mom! I’M TRYING!!As far as my “dream girl” goes, she’s very changeable ... I seem to meet a new version of her every day! See, MOM? That’s part of the Problem! It’s HER NOT ME!!I would describe myself as extraordinarily charming and handsome and rich … but only a small fraction of that is true. I love my mom though … if only she’d GET OFF MY BACK!! I’ll settle down when I’m ready and NOT BEFORE THEN!I am very fortunate that I have WONDEFUL people who surround me ona a daily basis. They are kind, funny, down-to-earth and don’t make me feel badly that I’ve come this far in life and only have a dog and cat to come home to and think it would be okay to knit booties for THEM instead of babies that DON’T EXIST!Ok. Enough of that. Now on to your most important question: I have no preference of what types of projects I’m attracted to as far as comedy or drama as long as the character(s) are rich and three-dimensional and the story an interesting one. I’m not a fan of “torture” films or things that would leave horrible images on my or anyone’s souls.I would love someday to play some of the great roles that Arthur Miller wrote for older men but in the meantime I look forward to being surprised by the “dream roles” and projects that come up unexpectedly. I love Theatre and Film/TV work … heck, I just LOVE WORKING!Thanks for your kind words, Agnes! I hope you are enjoying all the pleasures of being a 22 year-old straight Swedish girl!


And here he describes his dream girl in more detail, if someone is interested, but dont know if anyone has a chance

To Scott: Thanks for the photo. I am glad that you liked my picture. And speaking about manga, yes, you really need some cute girl around. If you describe me her I would try to draw.And a question from me. Do you think you are reliable predictable person like Ted?And you mentioned somewhere that before you took part in Queer as folk in Los Angeles you had problems with girls. That reminds Ted a little=) Then this character changed during the time and evolved and finally in 5 season Ted became really confident.Did it affected you? Did you change because of this character? Jenis
Scott: Wow, I get to describe my dream girl and you’ll just draw her for me? Cool. Well, if you could make her a mix of Audrey Tautou with Zhang Ziyi and a little Freida Pinto and a dash of Annie Clark (St. Vincent) thrown in for good measure that would be great. Oh, and makes sure she has dimples... and she should think I’m the funniest, smartest guy in the world and she’ll never leave me and she’ll always tell me how great I am and teach me new things every day and make me laugh and be independently wealthy ... and ... Am I being too demanding?Now for your questions: I would indeed consider myself a reliable person but I hope I’m not QUITE as predictable as “Ted” was (at least early on).I have mentioned that whenI first moved to LA my self-esteem took quite a hit because the food chain of physical attraction here was quite different than what I was used to back in Chicago or Connecticut and I was viewed as a big geek by most women here. Although I KNOW that I am a big geek inside I now don’t think ALL women see me that way, I’m happy to say.
As far as how “Ted” affected me or changed me I’d have to say that portraying the battles with all his inner-demons certainly helped me realize how foolish a lot of the ones I wrestle with are and that has helped me purge myself of most of them ... not ALL ... but most.

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Wow!! taht looks interesting!!

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These are some pretty personal reflections, and I'm glad you shared them with us, Sia. It's perfectly okay that he isn't in a rush to land a wife or S/O (If he hasn't already) and is happy taking care of his little furry babies, and exploring life. That's kind of where I am, too.
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These are some pretty personal reflections, and I'm glad you shared them with us, Sia. It's perfectly okay that he isn't in a rush to land a wife or S/O (If he hasn't already) and is happy taking care of his little furry babies, and exploring life. That's kind of where I am, too.
Yes, if he is happy then nothing else matters
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There's no one perfect or standard way to live a life.
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There's no one perfect or standard way to live a life.
know to well from my own experience, standard way of living is somehow left me out
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OMG! I love him his answers are so funny and he really tries to answer every single question A guy I'd love to meet one day

Are those questions new or is it something older?
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OMG! I love him his answers are so funny and he really tries to answer every single question A guy I'd love to meet one day

Are those questions new or is it something older?
I admire his patience to answer all these questions.
There are questions from 2001 up to 2016. But it seems that this particular official web was started in 2016, so I dont know ehre he published them before, maybe he had other webpage.
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