Behind The Scenes: The Scott Evans Cover Shoot PDF Print
Written by Sean Krebs | Monday, 14 December 2009

When Scott Evans and I had a discussion over the phone about his cover shoot for Instinct’s December/January issue, he told me that he wasn’t really into fashion and just likes to be comfortable.  No worries, I thought, I can work with that.  Then he shows up on the morning of the shoot (right on time—even before his publicist) wearing the coolest waxed nylon jacket from Zara and a perfectly beat-up pair of Frye boots.  Plus he totally fell in love with the Banana Republic cords that I pulled for him to wear (see last pic below).  Not really into fashion, huh?


Scott is as sweet as he is handsome—and he’s also wickedly funny.  He kept us all in stitches during the day-long shoot which found us on location in an apartment in Gramercy, on the boardwalk in Coney Island, and on the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway along the East River.  He loves reality television—especially The Biggest Loser and Top Chef —and he bonded with the photographer (Vincent Dilio) over a mutual obsession with Stanley Tucci (no, I’m not kidding).


Of course, we talked about his high profile role as Officer Oliver Fish on One Life To Live—but Scott wasn’t one to kiss-and-tell about his romantic scenes with Brett Claywell, his straight co-star (believe me, I asked!).  Scott was more forthcoming about a disastrous audition in front of (one of his idols) Sam Mendes for the 2003 Broadway revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, and he regaled us with stories about playing flag football on Team Gym Sportsbar for the New York Gay Football League.


In honor of Scott’s first appearance in “Style Guyde,” I asked him to fill out a little Instinct questionnaire—keep reading below for his answers…

  • Hometown: Sudbury, MA
  • Birthday: September 21, 1983
  • Who was the first person you came out to, and when? My older sister Carly in 2002 in a Starbucks.
  • I first kissed a boy when… I was 17 doing summer stock theatre in Vermont.
  • When I binge, I binge on… CANDY!!! Candy is my life.
  • I make a killer… lasagna.
  • The movie I’m embarrassed to tell my friend I love is… Care Bears 2 (The one with Dark Heart…  anyone?  anyone??)
  • The movie I should be embarrassed to tell my friends I love, but am not is… The Notebook—I own it.  Cry every time. All you haters have no soul!! ; )
  • The first concert I went to was… The Monkeys.
  • One album that I never get tired of listing to is… No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls by Simple Plan.
  • My favorite TV show of all-time is Seinfeld.
  • My biggest vice is… Fried food.  Damn it, why does it have to taste so good??
  • My favorite day of the week is… Sunday Funday.
  • Last traffic ticket I got was… in high school… I live in New York.
  • My favorite animal is… the Ocelot—really similar to a Leopard or a Jaguar.
  • If I were any animated Disney character I would be… Copper (the hound) from The Fox And The Hound.
  • I never feel more alive than when I am… with my family.
  • Angelina or Posh? Beyonce.


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Comments (10)Add Comment
written by Kish Fan, December 15, 2009
Wow thanks for the article! smilies/wink.gif I love Scott smilies/grin.gif I'm happy that I found out we are of the same age! smilies/grin.gif
written by Anon, December 15, 2009
The Monkees
written by Mairead, December 20, 2009
Thanks...Scott is adorable and he and Brett are absolutely amazing together and make me fall more in love with kyle and Oliver every time i see them which isnt often enough...OLTL needs to give this fabulous couple mre airtime....Scott deserves all the accolades he is getting....
written by Chris2010, January 03, 2010
Nice article! Scott is a talented actor. He and Brett did an awesome job in OLTL.
Go Scott...
written by don, January 16, 2010
me &scott; are both from mass he is an excellent actor and should win an emmy for his performance those sex scenes were smoking on oltl and scott is a great role model for the glbt communitysmilies/cool.gifthere are so many stories that the show can do gay marriage gay adoption of raising a baby so many things to explore with the kish romance so scott keep up the great work and oltl smilies/cool.gifloving it so far and i hope that the kish couple gets more airtime thanks
written by BPoland, January 20, 2010
Thanks for a great article. I discovered the Fish/Kyle stuff on YouTube (not really a OLTL fan) and am now hooked. Scott is fabulous, and it's nice to know that we are both from MA!!
written by eatkinson, January 21, 2010
Love it. He's too cute for words.
written by Handytim, March 13, 2010
cuter than a 'button' smilies/smiley.gif
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written by AJ,Phillipines23, June 15, 2010
I just love Scott Evans his so adorable and cute, his honest to him self and portraying his roles professionally ,, your my idol, Brett also so charming and an open minded person.

I'm your #1 fan here in the Philippines , i just want you to know that even here in the other side of the globe; impact many people including my self to believe in the power of love even if others don't fully understand and accept it ,, Thanks and more power

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