Nov. 16, 1998 C= CLIVE S= SUSAN QUESTION: Susan, on a scale of 1 to 10 how good a kisser is Clive, and Clive, can I test what she says? NBC STAR "c": (Laughing) on a scale of 1-10? He's a 25!!!!!! QUESTION: Clive, how is it working with Susan? Do you two ever get into fights? BOTH: Never! We get along 100 percent!!!! NBC STAR"c": She is a very fine and generous actress, and I am very lucky to be working with such a professional. QUESTION: What inspired you to take the roles of Meg and Ben? NBC STAR "C": To be honest, I was over here in the U.S. and it was my first audition, so I didn't really think twice about it. NBC STAR "S": I've worked for NBC and [Sunset executive producer Aaron] Spelling before. I was very excited to have them ask for me to come back. QUESTION: Clive, did you enjoy playing Derek, he's a totally different character from Ben... and Susan, how was it for you to have Derek around? :o) NBC STAR "C": When I look back at that six-month period, I now do it with rose-colored glasses and say I loved it. At the time, it was a nightmare. Having said that, I did find Derek a fascinating character to portray. NBC STAR "s": It was quite confusing, I couldn't figure out if it was Ben or Derek. We had to do all the scenes twice. Clive was under a lot of pressure. I am very proud he didn't go insane. NBC STAR "c": By the way, I did go insane!!!!! QUESTION: What has it been like working with each other? And what is it like to have Ben and Meg considered a supercouple? NBC STAR "s": It's been great working on the show and working with different people. Clive and I work well together. After two years, you get used to each other's moods. It has gotten easier and easier. I happy that the fans have responded so well! NBC STAR "c": I happy too!!!!:) NBC: Make that I am happy for both!!!!:) QUESTION: Congrats on the SOD [Soap Opera Digest] nomination [for Hottest Couple]. Are you coming to the Emmys this year? NBC STAR "s": Yes, hopefully!!!!!!!!! NBC STAR "C": Yes, I am going to the Emmys and thanks for your support re: the nomination!!!! QUESTION: What character traits do you see in your character that you find in yourself, and in what way are you totally different from your character? NBC STAR "C": It is difficult to distinguish the different traits sometimes because playing the character every day, you put more and more of yourself into it. Certainly, I am not as stuck in the past as Ben. I actually enjoy change and new experiences. If I had any advice for Ben, I would tell him to move on. QUESTION: Susan, you seem to be able to cry very easily. Can you do this at the drop of a hat, or do you have a prop like an onion or something else? NBC STAR "s": Yes, I have an onion I carry around in my pocket! NBC STAR"C": I can vouch for that!!!!!!!!! NBC STAR "s": Actually, I can cry very easily. QUESTION: Where you surprised to be nominated as Hottest Couple? CLIVE and SUSAN: Definitely. We are both very excited! We are happy you fans have embraced us as a couple in the way you have. QUESTION: If you could, what one part of your childhood would you bring back? NBC STAR "C": My blonde hair. "S": my long hair! C: The happiest part of my childhood was living in Singapore (with my blonde hair). QUESTION: Susan: I would like to know how you got started in acting and what the best part about playing Meg is? S: I started acting when I was 15 or 16, when my friends took me to an acting class. The best part of playing Meg is kissing Clive, because he is a 25, you know!!!! For real... getting to work with everyone from the crew and cast every day... but especially kissing Clive! QUESTION: Who would you like to have a storyline with? C: I actually really liked working with Sam Behrens and I do have a storyline with him already. I wish they wrote more for it. S: I would like to work with Kathleen Noone more, because she has a great presence and is so professional. QUESTION: Has there ever been any "connection" between you two off screen? C: Well, there was that one night in Tucson Okay, just kidding. QUESTION: Have the two of you starred in any other TV shows or movies before Sunset? And how did the two of you get into acting? C: I went to drama school back in London because that is where you go if you want to be an actor. S: I started on All My Children and then I went to Malibu Shores and now SUN. C: In London, I did a TV-movie called Paparazzo, and I was on a show called London Bridge shortly before coming here. Aside from that, mostly theater. QUESTION: If you were offered a movie role, what type of movie would you most like to do? S: Preferably, a movie with Jack Nicholson. I want to do an action movie. C: I want to play a Roman in a Roman epic! Preferably on the beach! QUESTION: You must have done a lot of fun scenes together, but what's the funniest thing that's happened? S: When we were on location, Clive tripped and sprained his ankle, then stabbed himself with a knife!!! C: That was one of my good days. QUESTION: Do you sometimes catch yourselves acting like the characters you're playing? CLIVE and SUSAN: No, not at all. QUESTION: what was the most difficult scene to act for you??? CLIVE: It was definitely the cave those scenes will stay with us until our dying day. S: They were horrible we had to get naked, we were dirty and had to kiss, and we smelled QUESTION: Do either of you watch any other soaps? C: No, I sometimes watch the Days of Our Lives feed in the studio. QUESTION: C: Was it hard for you to make the move from England to California? C: Aside from getting on a plane, not really. I have said this before, but I do love the sunshine here. And it is difficult to imagine going back to bleak darkest London!! QUESTION: Congratulations on your Soap Opera Digest nomination!!!! I'll be voting for you! Will Meg and Ben be staying together? CLIVE and SUSAN: Yes but only if you all vote for us! The writers will then be forced to keep us together! QUESTION: Is shooting the love scenes as fun as it seems? S: No, because it is very technical kiss right, kiss left. it is not as fun as you would think it is at all. QUESTION: What is on your Christmas wish list this year, and what are your plans for the holidays? C: I was going to Australia, but my dog is not very well :( so instead we [Clive and fiancee Libby Purvis] have decided to go skiing ...somewhere... S: I am spending half of my time in Iowa with [boyfriend] Joešs family, and the other half in Los Angeles, with my family. QUESTION: Clive, if you could tell Meg one thing about Ben, what would it be? CLIVE: Maybe I should tell her about the bloody sheets and what REALLY happened the night of Maria's supposed death.