My chat with Tuc Watkins about fatherhood
Tuc Watkins arrived at last week’s fundraiser for the Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing looking like a million bucks.
It was a sunny Sunday in Malibu and Tuc left his twins Catchen (Catch) and Curtis at home for the afternoon to lend his star power to the event.
‘My kids are 10 months old now which means they are crawling,’ Tuc told me during our brief chat. ‘Not only are they crawling – it’s like they’ve got little jet packs on their backs and of course go in opposite directions.’
He added: ‘They are animated, they are active, they’re starting to talk in words that sound like syllables.’
Tuc is a single dad but he has help at home from his cousin who he joked he has hired as a manny for life.
The actor, so good in such shows as Desperate Housewives and Beggars & Choosers, hopes to return to his best-known role of David Vickers on One Life to Live – a role he has relished playing off and on for nearly 20 years.
Although the show was canceled by ABC in January of 2013, it returned as an online soap in April and the comically self-absorbed and totally unself-aware David was back.
But the second season has been put on hold while production company Prospect Park deals with its lawsuit against ABC over General Hospital’s treatment of One Life to Live characters.
Tuc told me he is eager to return to work when the situation is resolved. He also said he has received nothing but positive treatment from fans and those in the industry since he publicly came out as a gay man earlier this year.