David Soul was introduced to the work of Chilean Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) in Santiago, Chile while on a concert tour of South America back in 1982.
Regarding his being attracted to the role of Jerry Springer: As a theatrical experience it just blew me away. It's what theatre should be. It should be risky, in your face, it should challenge and entertain, and Jerry Springer, the Opera does all of those things.
I love the theatre, but it's not just appearing on stage that has impacted my life. Each new city or town I have visited has provided me with a new opportunity to learn something.
I call myself an accidental actor; I just fell in love with it.