“Good at Research- Stephen Boyd Serious in Romantic Ventures” by Joe Hyams, Interview from 1960

Joe Hyams, a Hollywood journalist and also the future husband of actress Elke Sommer, wrote some interesting articles about Stephen Boyd – one in 1960 and another in 1962. The below article is from the Toledo Blade in April 28, 1960. In it, Stephen teases about a romantic interest in Brigitte Bardot –‘Let’s hope where there’s smoke, there’s Brigitte’.  He discusses the challenges of being single in Hollywood – ‘Hollywood women outnumber men by at least four to one which means an eligible bachelor is in demand. It’s not only incredible, it’s marvelous.’   He also confesses to being more of a character actor than a leading man – ‘But the fact is I don’t particularly like being a leading man. Those are usually the milk and water parts. they are cliches. the leading man role is created for you whereas the character role is one you create yourself.’  Stephen also anticipates returning to Belfast after being away two years – ‘I know someone’s going to ask me what I’ve been doing since the last time they saw me. I’ll say I’m an actor and then they’ll say, ‘Yes, but what else do you do?’ What will I say then?’

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