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Southern Discomfort

Catching up with Christopher Douglas -- The actor plays Dylan Moody on ''One Life to Live''

One Life to Live's Christopher Douglas wishes his alter ego, goody-two-shoes Dylan Moody, were a little less repressed. ''Dylan never shows anger,'' he says, attributing it to a kind of reverse sexism. ''Daytime has a lot of women with men's names — our show has Marty and Andy. The women wear all the pants.'' The Tennessee-born, part-Cherokee, part-Scottish Douglas, 26, modeled for Versace for five years — so he knows something about pants. And on Life, he specializes in dropping them. ''Love scenes can be uncomfortable,'' he says, ''but they're part of the job.'' Dropping his Southern accent has proved more difficult: ''If I go home, it comes right back.'' Douglas claims his favorite home activity is pigging out on one grandma's chicken 'n' dumplings and another's fried apple pie. ''It's not food you can pretend is good for you,'' he admits. ''You just hope it doesn't show up on your body.''

Originally posted Aug 11, 1995 Published in issue #287 Aug 11, 1995 Order article reprints