July 2, 2003
Show hosted by Lisa Rinna (L) and Ty Treadway (T) with guest Kyle Brandt (K)
L: Our next guest went from The Real World Chicago to the soap world of Salem. He plays the sexy and new Philip Kiriakis on Days Of Our Lives. Lets take a look.
** A clip from the show is show. The clip is the first scenes that Kyle and Drake did together when Philip and John first met at the storage garage. **
L: Please welcome Kyle Brandt.
L: Hi Kyle.
K: Hi Lisa, nice to meet you.
L : Nice to meet you.
K: How are you?
L: Youre actually my half brother, you know.
K: I know, exactly. Whats up Ty? Thank you. Wow.
K: Lisa, Ive gotta say right off the bat, Im lovin the half shirt.
L: Oh, Thank you.
K: Its great. Dont let Ty give you too much about it.
L : I you know
T : No, no, no, no I was trying to get her to wear it backwards but
K: Oh right.
L: Thank you.
K: No problem.
L: Thank you, well welcome.
K: Thank you, Thank you. Im glad to be here.
T: Congratulations, Days Of Our Lives.
L: Yes, Congratulations.
K: Thank you very much. Its very new, very cool.
L: Now, youre a big football player.
K: Yeah, I used to be. I used to be much bigger that I am now.
K: My neck was kind of out to here.
L: I know I was wondering because I saw pictures of you in your bio
L: And you look like a big boy.
K: That was about 20 pounds ago.
K: Yeah. I was about 208, 209 almost. And now, Im way down there from that, so yeah, I used to be quite a jock actually.
L: Are they
T: You lead the Princeton; you went to Princeton University
L: Thats very cool.
T: You lead them in rushing, right?
K: Yeah. Yeah it was pretty cool. I was kind of a jock all through high school and college. I would say I was kind of the Emilio Estevez in The Breakfast Club. You know, that was kind of me in high school, with the big letter jacket, the football hero type thing. But a lot has changed since then, its been fun.
L: Now your first TV experience was on The Real World.
K: Oh yes indeed.
L: The Real World: Chicago. Now, how did that come about?
K: Really randomly, actually. They just came and did an open call at Princeton in New Jersey. And a couple of my friends and I were just second-semester seniors and you know, hangin around with a few cases of, you know, something other to drink and so, we just decided to go to it, just for the hell of it, you know. Just kind of make fun of the process, all tongue and cheek.&nbs p; And then they just kind of happened to like me, and got called back and called back. Then it ended up in my hometown of Chicago when Im from.
K: Yeah it was nuts.
T: So now, were you, did you want to be an actor before that or are you?
K: Yeah, I mean I kind of decided the end of high school, like I said, I was this big jock, like football captain and I just kind-a needed something new. So when I got into college, I kind-a threw myself at acting as well as football and acted all through college, did plays, worked in the summer and stuff.
T: Oh I bet your football buddies liked that.
K: Yeah, yeah. Its pretty interesting to go up to your football coach, like your big defensive line coach and say, Sorry coach, I have to leave practice early cause I have rehearsal for a Shakespeare play. You know. Its interesting also to tell the director of the play that you wont make rehearsal cause you have to lift with the football team. So it was quite a life. It was interesting.
L: So hows your experience been on Days Of Our Lives? Youve been there 3 weeks now?
K: Yeah, it feels like 3 minutes sometimes.
K: Its been very, very quick but its great over there, you know what Im talking about.
L: I do.
K: In fact, I was actually up in the office the other day and theres still this big pile of fan mail for you there so, I mean, I was gonna
L: Oh they still love me oh good
K: Yeah, absolutely
L: Well, you know, you and I are actually half brother and sister.
K: I know its crazy. Everyone is kind of half brother and sister
K: with somebody. And figuring out the family tree here and you got to be careful who you kiss on that show cause theyre probably your mother or your sister or something like that
L: Thats right. Absolutely
K: Its pretty nuts. Yeah.
T: Well, you were a pretty big fan of Days Of Our Lives before you came to the show.
K: Yeah, yeah we had quite an experience backstage. They played on I got punked backstage by your wonderful producers. I was a big fan of Stephen when I was growing up
T : Stephen Nichols.
K: Yeah, Stephen Nichols. And when Patch and Kayla were all the rage, as we were all fans of them. I used to have a babysitter to watch the show with me when I was a little kid, I mean, 8 or 9 years old. And so they brought me back there and told me I was going to do some promo and
T: I think we have tape. Hold on
K: Oh no (Buries his head in his handstoo cute!)
** They showed the clip of Kyle meeting Stephen Nichols. http://www.nicholsevansfans.com/snsoaptalk2.html
L: Oh thats very cute.
K: I was, pretty much, my face was the color of Tys shirt. I was very blown away. I thought I was in there to say, you know, Next time on Soap Talk and then he walked in and it was, Woo!, it was fun.
L: That was very sweet, isnt it?
K: Oh yeah, it was very sweet.
T: Now, youre also involved with a charity, right?
K: Oh yeah. Right now, Days Of Our Lives is doing something through Major League Baseball actually with a bunch of other shows: That 70s Show, 24. Were signing bases, actual bases that were auctioning off. You can find more about it through MLB.com.
L: Look its sliding in. It just slid in. Look at that.
K: (Picking up the base) Theres a base right here.
T: A base just slid in. Usually you slide on to the base, now the base slides for us.
K: Its funny. When youre on the set, as you guys know, they have you sign things all the time like scripts and pictures. One day, someone walked in my dressing room with a third base here and so you just sign it. Were auctioning this off at MLB.com for underprivileged youth. And its a pretty cool cost.
L: Thats kind-a cool.
T: Well Kyle, we know that youre a big football you used to lift all the time. Were actually going to do a Ty Training segment next. Will you stick around with us?
K: Oh yeah Im all for it. Lets do it.
K: No problem.
L: Good luck to you.
K: Thank you guys. Thank you Lisa.
L: Youre going to do a great job.
K: I hope so
L: Youre going to be fine over there.
*** commercial ***
**During the Ty Training workout Kyle changed into a blue tanktop and black shorts. **
T: We have Kyle Brandt back with us. See, we couldnt have Kyle Brandt on the show without showing his guns. Look at those arms.
L: Thats for sure.
** during the workout. **
T: Kyle, how often do you work out Kyle?
K: Once a month, something like that.
T: Once a month, yeah. Not with that body.
K: As much as I can actually. Three or four times a week probably.
T: Did you change your workout because of soaps? Did you have to loose that weight?
K: Yeah, I had to get a little slimmer, you know. Back when I was playing football, it was all about squats and lifts and bulks, so now, its lower weight, higher repetition, that type of stuff, to get a little leaner. Im working on it.
T: Thank you Kyle for joining us today.