He is very sensitive to criticism and easily feels left out or neglected, and though he may appear cool or distant, Penghlis actually cares very much about being included.
Thaao Penghlis supports his partner in taking risks and making positive changes, rather than preserving the status quo.
Penghlis: When you come into a plotline having a half brother you didn’t know existed, you have to fill in the holes. But there’s a difference in upbringing between an American and an Englishman [like James]. Weekly: What was Thaao doing while Tony was rotting in prison? Penghlis: Well, I’ve live in America for many years. I’ll have dual citizenship, Australian and American.
I’m actually becoming an American citizen this year.
When I was by myself, I certainly couldn’t show that to Bart. Penghlis: I’ve been in workshop, and Joe recently came in to see me do a production of Man for All Seasons with John Glover [Lionel, SMALLVILLE; ex-Billy Vargas, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW].
It was kind of like old times seeing him again, because we go way back. Then, I went to Peru and thought, What a contrast of people.