He's A Masked Man

February 23, 1994
Soap Opera Magazine

Michael Tylo's character BLADE keeps viewers guessing, but that ambiguity is what makes Blade so interesting, according to the actor. "He's a man with no past, a future and an interesting present. He pumps everybody for information, but he doesn't give any out himself." Initially, Michael thought he'd have to do what most actors do to create a role - formulate the character's past - until he watched a show about amnesiacs who remember nothing, yet have relationships and a creative place in the society. "I've played him like he has suddenly just appeared. It's made him into a chameleon in a lot of ways. The information he pulls from people is reflected in his personality."