Scott Bailey


Scott Bailey stars as “David” in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie, “Prayers for Bobby”, alongside three-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver. Based on Leroy Aarons’ landmark book, Bailey stars as the romantic interest of Bobby Griffith (Ryan Kelley), a closeted gay teenager whose profoundly religious mother drives him to commit suicide due to her inability to accept his homosexuality. “Prayers for Bobby” has its World Premiere on Lifetime January 24, 2009, and also stars Henry Czerny, Austin Nichols, Carly Schroeder and Susan Ruttan.Bailey previously starred as the lead role of “Roman” in 62 episodes of My Network Television’s one-hour dramatic series “Saints and Sinners.” He is best known for his three-year series regular role starring as “Sandy Foster” on the CBS daytime drama, Guiding Light. Scott Bailey’s first starring role was opposite Virginia Madsen in the LIFETIME original movie, “Just Ask My Children”. His other roles include having appeared in “The First Day”, “Dawn of Our Nation”, MTV’s Undressed, Walker, Texas Ranger, Chicken Soup for the Soul and a guest star role on the hit series Law and Order: SVU.

In this interview Scott Bailey talks to Marta Walsh about his passion for acting and first big breaks, his role as David in Prayers for Bobby with Sigourney Weaver, why he looks up to George Clooney and Clint Eastwood, Backlight a new film he shot last fall, plans for the future, and even shares some style secrets.

How did you decide on a career in acting and what were some of your first breaks as an actor?
I was a bit of a shy kid and had never really done any acting until I took an acting class at UCLA while working toward my PhD in Mechanical Engineering. I figured an acting class would help me present my research without clamming up and sweating profusely. It helped and then some: through acting I found an incredibly creative and expressive outlet as well as a means to explore humanity and life! Playing pretend and telling stories has enriched my life greatly and I have been lucky and blessed to make a living at it!!My first break would have to be Walker Texas Ranger. Within a week I went from a guy who could barely afford the gas to drive to an audition to flying first class to Texas and kicking ass with my boyhood idol Chuck Norris!! After two weeks of acting, stunts, kicking butt, emoting over the loss of my brother and recovering from amnesia I was hooked and realized this was a fun way to make a living. I thought to myself, someone gets do this fun job, why not me? My next big break came when I booked a 3 year contract role on Guiding Light. I had been to CBS to audition and/or screen test every 3 months or so for what seemed like an eternity and I was honestly about to quit showing up when they called up my agent and asked if I’d go to New York to screen test? Excited over the prospect yet wary of another rejection I flew to New York and screen tested with 6 other guys who had more credits, were taller and better looking and more confident!! I decided that I would just have fun with it and I did my thing and walked out of there and flew straight home. After an agonizing week of waiting I got a call inviting me to come to New York and have fun acting every week!!! I jumped for joy and got on the next flight to the Big Apple and began an amazing 3 years of comas, weddings, fights, and affairs on Guiding Light!!! My biggest break came this past summer when I was offered the role of David in “Prayers for Bobby”!! I had read the book and screenplay and I was blown away by what a meaningful and poignant story it was!!! I got to act with the unbelievably classy Sigourney Weaver and be a part of a great film that has the potential to change many lives!! That experience has made all of the auditions, rejections, and classes worth it!!!!

What attracted you to the role of ‘David’ in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie Prayers for Bobby?
In a tragic story of intolerance and suicide, David represents hope and another solution. David is Bobby’s loving and supportive boyfriend who encourages him to “just keep trying” to get his family to understand. He shows Bobby an example of what a loving accepting family can be like for a young gay man. David shows Bobby and all of those Bobby’s out there who will be watching the film that a happy peaceful life is possible and that suicide isn’t the only answer. I am honored and beyond proud to be able to play David and propagate this wonderful message!!!

Sigourney Weaver is also starring in Prayers for Bobby. Did you actually get to meet her?
On my first day I worked with her and she was as gracious and professional and powerful and classy as you would think and more!!! Not only that, she is so well-spoken and passionate about the story and message that I will forever root for her!!!

“Classic Porsche Speedster!!!! I think it would be exhilarating to drive it with the top down from my house in the hills through the windy canyons on my way to work on a film with Clooney and Clint!!! “

What would be your dream acting role?
Prayers with David, The new series on HBO…..

Which other Hollywood male actors inspire you?
George Clooney: Class Act!! I often ask myself what would Clooney do?? Clint Eastwood: Dynamite director/actor/composer/man!! I try to prepare for each job as if it were my opportunity to work with Clint, some day it will be!


Photo Credit: Tom Cullis Photography.

Scott Bailey
Photo Credit: Tom Cullis Photography.

What’s next for Scott Bailey?
I shot a film last fall called “Backlight” where I played a suicidally depressed guy who finds peace by helping others!! When it comes out this summer, I am looking forward to seeing the results of a month in the desert with Fernando Fragata, one crazy and talented Portuguese writer director!! I am writing and learning to paint and play the bagpipes!! I am also still excited to go to auditions when the stories are meaningful and the characters are interesting. I am even more excited about the next job whatever it may be!!!

How would you describe your personal style?
I guess I’m a guys guy: I like rugged, simple and classic. For day to day I wear Jeans, white v-neck Ts, and a simple rugged sweater or shirt. For a premier or screening I might add a blazer or if the occasion warrants it ill put on a classic suit, something like Montgomery Clift would’ve worn or Clooney might wear.

How do you go about picking an outfit for a red carpet event?
First I need to take into account the event: is it family film (might add some color and fun) or a charity(a little more relaxed) or a topnotch awards ceremony(black tie) and I look into my closet and see what jumps out at me. I tend to try and dress one level above the required attire because I feel is better to be on the classy side than to be disrespectful. Bottom line though, I’m a guy so it’s pretty easy: I’ve got 3 suits and a tux, so I ask myself which one works and is clean?!

Have you ever had a fashion disaster?
My entire life has probably been a fashion disaster!! I have never really put a lot of effort into matching or styling myself!! Until I had a regular gig on a TV series I couldn’t really afford much more than the goodwill or sales rack would offer and I was only dressing for my own comfort. The costume designer on Guiding Light, Shawn Dudley, outfitted my character with a couple of suits and it felt really good to class it up a bit. He also helped me pick out a few styles to wear to awards ceremonies and charity events. When I left the show I bought those suits and have used what he taught me to class it up a bit while still staying comfortable!!! Thanks Shawn!!!

Who are your favorite designers?
I have a Hugo Boss Tux I love because it so simple and elegant. I have Dolce and Gabanna suit with great lines that fits me just right. I also have a Hilfiger suit that is really dapper!! Thanks again Shawn!!! My favorite suit is by a company called “Drobe”. I bid on it at a charity auction and they let me choose the materials and style and built it to fit me. It is a black Clooney Classic type of suit and goes with everything!!

Where would we normally find you shopping for clothes?
I honestly don’t shop much!! I shop out of necessity. In the hungry days I shopped at Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Thrift stores. Luckily for me, I sometimes get outfitted with great clothes on TV or film jobs and if I really like them I just offer to buy them and take them home with me. I only shop if I need a new pair of shoes or wardrobe for a new character or my socks have holes or something.

What is your signature cologne?
Burberry Brit, simple and classy, clean but not soft or sweet.

What would be your ultimate stylish car?
Classic Porsche Speedster!!!! Like the car Dylan drove on 90210 or Kelly McGillis drove in Top Gun. I would prefer it in silver though!! That way you can see more reflection in the beautifully simple lines. I admire the genius in the simplicity of the design: low to the ground, lightweight, aerodynamic curves, and a rear engine. I think it would be exhilarating to drive it with the top down from my house in the hills through the windy canyons on my way to work on a film with Clooney and Clint!!!

Which city do you find most stylish?
New York! Definitely! New Yorkers need more clothes and they have to be functional. The seasons are more pronounced in New York and therefore there are more opportunities to wear coats and scarves and hats and the New Yorkers do so with class and verve!! New York also has such a variety of styles: within a block I can see a banker suited up, a bohemian artist, a PR maven styled to the nines and an actor in rugged jeans and sweater, all stylish in their own way!!!!

Style Interviews would like to thank Scott for talking to us and sharing some of his style secrets, make sure to check out Prayers for Bobby on Lifetime and to find out more about Scott visit his official fan site:

Micheal Yo

Michael Yo is the host of a call-in talk show called: Yo on E!, a three-hour entertainment talk show heard nationally on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. Driven by the E! Network. Yo on E! sets the standard for entertainment talk, providing listeners with celebrity interviews, the latest in pop culture and breaking, and up-to-the-minute entertainment news. In this interview, Michael Yo shares with us some of his style secrets, what’s a day like hosting Yo on E!, his special connection to Miami, and his dream for hosting his own late night talk show.


How was your day so far, who did you interview?
It was crazy. We had bunch of people stop by the studio, like Ryan Seacrest. Hanson also stopped by today. They are coming up with a new tour. We talked about which group they would like to see make a comeback, they mentioned Queen. I also interviewed Michael Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s dad, the other day. I interviewed him for E! News and the Daily Ten. It is interesting, Michael Lohan is famous for being such a bad guy in the media, I think he does talk a little much, but he is also really nice. He definitely loves the attention, and this is why he is doing the interviews. We scored the first one on camera. He is not mean. He admits in the past he’s done some bad, but now he is good. He is trying to do better. Last couple weeks ago we broke the story with Brooke Hogan, and Madonna called me when she was coming up with her new album. And I also speak to Benji and Joel Madden.

What do you love most about being a host?
I do so many different things. I got like 18 jobs right now. I have a local Miami afternoon show on Y100 that I do from LA. It is syndicated back to Miami. I’m also the music director of the radio station. I program the music for the station from LA. I started in Miami, and it brought me all the way here to LA to the Yo on E! show. I then became a pop culture junkie. Chelsea Handler from the show Chelsea Lately on E! Networks gave me my first break on TV. I really appreciate how Chelsea been on my show on the radio, and she told me I will do well on her show. Chelsea gave the chance and the opportunity, and it’s taking off since then. Being on the Chelsea Lately show puts me in the category of “he can hold his own on TV.” And E! News and the Daily 10 also put me on TV interviewing. I’ve already been here in LA a year and 3 months and it’s gone really well. Everyone on E! are great, like Joel McHale for The Soup.

How would you describe your interviewing style?
I do about 6 interviews a day. My interviewing style is like I’m talking to you, casual. A lot of time when some people interview on TV they look more stagnant. I keep the radio vibe. I don’t like to watch myself on TV because I don’t want to say: ‘I should look this way or that way”. I also want to be genuine to my radio form. The radio interviews are fun and upbeat. When a guest comes in, I try to be fair. I’m going to ask tough questions but I’m going to be fair. I never attack, that’s not my thing. I like to have my guests laugh and think they are going to be asked tough questions but it’s going to be fair and they are going to have fun while they’re here. I want to know what they like to do on their day off, and what’s something that nobody else knows about them. Every time I interview somebody, it is the best accomplishment if you get something out of them they have never said before. I feel if you treat your guests right they will give you the information you want. They will come back to you in the future because you reported right.

What is your own personal style?
I’m going through a change where moving from Miami the style is totally different than LA. In Miami is more you go out with jeans, here people wear suites, jeans or jacket. It is a lot more laid back here. I’ve been in LA for a year so I cleaned up my closet finally. I’m in Hugo Boss shirts, button down. I love ties now. My style in Miami was very basic like jeans, in LA it is a bit more stylish, more colors. Right now in the summer I’m into bright colors: yellows, greens, and purples.

Where is your favorite place to shop?
I love Hugo Boss, Club Monaco, J. Lindeberg.

Do you dress yourself or rely on a personal stylist?
The good thing about E! there are stylists all over the place. We just ask: “Hey do I look ok”? We are lucky at that.

What inspires your style?
Jonas Brothers, I love their style now. And the classic styles from the Ocean 13 movie, and really from all the ‘Ocean’ film series. George Clooney and Brad Pitt, their style is impeccable. I’m into the GQ and Details magazines. More so now that I moved to LA, the last three months, I’m into style. You can go to Barney’s or Macy’s , anywhere you go you can find something you can mix and match. If it is a nice fitted suite, I always find a way to make it not so stuffy. For example: I can wear jeans with a nice jacket with tennis shoes like Converse. I love Converse. When I go to a nice event I want to look clean, I wear Hugo Boss shoes. I can go either way, but mostly I like the laid back look. Classic but yet laid back.

Have you ever had a fashion disaster?
When I first moved to LA, you go through a transition, people get styled over here. It is kind of normal when you move to a new city. I would show up to events all dressed up and everybody is laid back. This is the only fashion disaster incident for me because I never go way outside of the box. It took me about six months to get into the LA style.

What is your signature cologne?
Dolce and Gabbana the original. I’ve been wearing this cologne since high school. For some reason it works on my skin, and I get lots of compliments, so I’m not changing it. Once you find something you love, and people love it on you-it works.

What would be your ultimate stylish car?
I love the new Austin Martin in the new James Bond movie. Way too much money, but that would be my ultimate car. I will get it in midnight blue. It is also in GQ this month (June 2008) with Robert Downey Jr. on the cover.

Which celebrities do you find most stylish?
David Beckham, of course. And he’s got a lot a pressure to look good because of his wife, Victoria Beckham. George Clooney is always classic. It’s older guys, I look up to them for fashion because they always seem to be put together. For example, you will never see Michael Jordan not put together.

The city I love the most…
Miami. South Beach. Love it. I like the fact that you can walk down on Ocean Avenue nearly four blocks and not hear English once. It always like a mini vacation. I love Miami’s energy. I was actually born in Houston Texas, but I lived in Miami, went to college and never went back. I got a job in Miami for the last eight years and E! Networks moved me to LA about a year and 3 months ago. I miss Miami so much, I consider Miami as my home.

What one or two things some people may not know about you?
My favorite movie is Gladiator. I used to snore but now I don’t anymore, and I have no idea why. I can eat sushi every night and be happy. My perfect night is inside watching a movie and having a great dinner, in the house. I’m not into running around the Hollywood scene going from club to club. And, I’m working on my body to look like Brad Pitt in the 1998 movie: Fight Club. I’m working on it, I haven’t started yet.

What’s next for Michael Yo?
My dream job is to do a late night talk show like Carson Daily. And like Ryan Seacrest produce TV programs. I’m on the radio right now, I’m on E! News and the Daily Ten I do some reporting for them. I’m also on CNN as a culture expert. The TV stuff is coming along but my ultimate goal is to have my late night talk show. Every day I’m getting closer, I can count my blessings, and one day it will happen.

Style Interviews would like to thank Micheal so much for sharing with us some of his style secrets. You can find out more about Micheal and his radio show Yo on E! at

Sal Masekela

Sal Masekela is known for hosting the Daily Ten show on E! Entertainment Televion, along with Debbie Matenopoulos and Catt Sadler. Sal is also the owner of a production company called: Berkela Films, with movies like “Bra Boys” and “Switch”. In this interview Sal share with us some of his style secrets, his great sense of individuality, and his love for producing.

How would you describe your personal style?
I describe my personal style as sort of a hotch potch, part surfer part hip hop and part hipster.

What inspires your style?
My inspiration for my style comes across the board. A lot of it comes from my travels. Seeing how other people dress in other parts of the world is always really inspiring to me. You get to pick the best hats the best t-shirts and the best shoes. I’m also inspired by how I’m feeling over the course of a time period. In the summer time my whole style switches to “I wish I was at the beach”. I definitely don’t want to look too put together because then you like someone else did it for you and it’s not really you. There are a lot of people on television that are been told for so long what to wear and how they should look. They don’t really have a sense of self. Your sense of self reflect how you were you cloths. There are cloths that I won’t wear because I know me.

How do you go about picking an outfit for a red carpet event?
I have lots of friends who are designers and have their clothing lines. I try to support as many as these friends as I can. I just connect them with art. The last couple of years they really learned my style, what I will wear what I won’t wear. My friends do lots of different lines like Trovata, which is a line I’m really into right now. The girls at NLA T Shirts are really nice to me, Quiksilver, The Hundreds, and Lacoste. And for a red carpet I got to step it up a notch. When it comes to red carpet my first choice is usually Hugo Boss because I really like the way their suites fit me, and their cut. A lot of time when you get into the higher end they tend to dress for much narrower frames. It can get frustrating, because I can like an outfit a lot but it won’t necessarily fit me body type. I am a big fan of John Varvatos but I can only wear a handful of his cloths. Ben Sherman. And, I’m a big fan of Gucci shoes.

Did you ever have a fashion disaster?
The first weeks on “The Daily Ten’ were a ‘fashion disaster’. Because they didn’t really have an idea of what they are going to allow us to dress in. They knew they wanted us to dress less formal, but they didn’t realize that jeans and t-shirt would be ok. So I find myself wearing a lot of things that I would never wear. I remember this hideous wool light blue and brown sweater and I felt like I was the angry kid on the first day in school. That is as bad it has ever been for me. I always been adamant about what I wear to reflect who I really am, and this saves me from major fashion disasters. I don’t let people take chances on me.

Who are your favorite designers?
Marc Jacobs is incredible.

Where is your favorite place to shop?
I’m really easy when it comes to where I shop. I go the Trovata Store in Newport Beach and Fred Siegel. I go there because they sell Kiehl’s. It is pretty much all I put on my body. They also have great jeans, great designer T’s the kind I really like, deconstructed t-shirts that look just a bit worn and soft.

Who does your hair?
I have an amazing hair dresser by the name Andy Drew, he is my savior. He is a real artist in the way he does my hair.

What is your signature cologne?
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male.

What would be your ultimate stylish car?
Audi R8 in black. It was featured in the movie: Iron Man.

What is your favorite stylish drink?
Grey Goose and soda with a splash of cranberry please!

Which celebrities do you find most stylish?
Commen the rapper and Brad Pitt.

The city I love the most…
It is a toss-up between Vancouver and New York. I have to go with Vancouver as my first choice, and New York is second.

What one or two things some people may not know about you?
Singing. I got it from my dad. I grew up playing music my whole life from the time I was a little kid. And it is really what I thought I was going to do: be a musician like my dad. At a certain point I realized that these were hard footsteps to follow, and my music became surfing and snowboarding, and skate boarding.

What projects are you working on at the moment?
I own a production company called Berkela Films. Right now I have a movie out in the theatres which is a documentary called Bra Boys. I have another feature film that we shot in Whistler Vancouver. The movie is based on a snowboarding story and it is called: Switch. It is scheduled to be released next year. I really love producing, I love taking advantage of all the things that I had the privilege to paid to learn over the course of my ten year television career, and actually apply that to ideas that I’m really passionate about. I will be on The Daily Ten and with ESPN’s Winter X Games till at least year 2010. And hopefully, you will see me in films, and television, and acting. That is really my goal. I did forget to mention that I’m acting in the upcoming movie: Switch.

Style Interviews would like to thank Sal Masekela so much for sharing with us some of his style secrets. You can watch Sal every weekday on E! Channel’s: The Daily 10. The shows official website can be found at