ABC's Brothers & Sisters' Greg Berlanti: Scotty To Be Kevin's Mr. Big
MARCH 4, 2007: The openly gay showrunner of ABC's hit series "Brothers & Sisters" (an all-new episode airs Sunday night) said in an interview with Logo TV's entertainment blog After Elton that Scotty Wandell (Luke MacFarlane) will be to Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys) what Mr. Big was to Sex and the City's Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker).
Berlanti whose previous credits include such TV gems as The WB's Dawson's Creek and Everwood, says he and the series creator Jon Robin Baitz (also an openly gay man) have not had any problems with ABC concerning Kevin's frequent lip-locking scenes with men on the show because ABC executives today are very young and open-minded.
Berlanti praised Matthew Rhys for bringing his A-class acting qualities to Kevin Walker that in turn motivated the writers to come up with richer and fresher stories for the character making everyone including the network and the studio want to see more of him.
The writers admitted that due to the undeniable chemistry between Kevin and his former romantic interest Scotty (Luke MacFarlane), Kevin's current relationship with Chad (Jason Lewis) remains overshadowed.
They will however continue to explore Kevin's life as a single man who has yet to mature for a true long-lasting relationship, but Scotty will definitely be a part of that journey and the writers will keep coming back to the character.
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