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Kevin McKidd Misses His Mom Back In Scotland

Kevin McKidd (born 9 August 1973) is one of the hot hunks (Dr. Owen Hunt) on ABC's Grey's Anatomy.  He is the love interest of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh).

Although he's originally from Scotland, he resides in the States.  He still keeps in close contact with his mom and admitted "I speak to my mom all the time on the Web phone thing" but it's a big delay because "my mom's in Scotland."

(Image of Sandra Oh as Cristina and Kevin McKidd as Dr. Own Hunt on Grey's Anatomy - All Rights Reserved)

Staying In Touch With His Mom In Scotland

The fiery redheaded actor said he "really misses his mom.  There's time when you just want to get a little bit of mom time where you have chicken soup made by your mom - or broth - Scottish broth.  But it's a little bit far to get back for that."

Kevin confessed "I always wanted to be an actor.  I went through a stage when I was a kid, in the local youth theater you know.  But when I hit my teens I decided that wasn't for me.  I was going to be a rock star.  So then I joined a band.  We made a band.  We did really bad Hendricks and Pink Floyd covers."

Touring The North Of Scotland With His Band

The band did well enough to "tour the North of Scotland" and they actually "had a tour bus.  Kevin explained that he's from "the highlands of Scotland" and the people in that area of the country "give up the rat race and have a hippie mentality and go and live in the deep dark regions."

(Image of Sandra Oh as Cristina and Kevin McKidd as Dr. Own Hunt on Grey's Anatomy - All Rights Reserved)

As a result of that mindset Kevin reported "we had all these people that wanted to hear there music."

They thought they were doing really well until "they decided to write their own music" and then they "actually got booed on their own songs."  After getting booed Kevin decided to go back to acting."  Kevin said his son is "a really great kid" but he's not sure he will become an actor since he loves to play the drums.  He has a drum kit set up in the garage and he plays with Kevin, who plays guitar.

Kids Following In Acting Footsteps

Kevin's two children from his marraige of ten years were recently in a school play and they were "really excited" to be acting.  His son Joseph was playing "Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.  His son was the lead in the play.

(Image of Kevin McKidd as Dr. Own Hunt on Grey's Anatomy - All Rights Reserved)

His daughter Iona is actually playing Charlie in the same play and goes through a great transformation.

Kevin is very excited about the budding acting career of his son and admitted he was "helping him with his lines cause he has a lot of lines."  He said his son is "nine and his daughter is seven."

Son Is Budding Actor And Rock Drummer

He said he was helping his son with his lines and he had a big scene coming up on Grey's Anatomy with Christina Yang, who plays his girlfriend on the show.  He explained the scene was a big fight scene about a medical procedure that they shouldn't be doing.  A thoracotomy that they shouldn't be doing.   Kevin said it was "a big chunky dialogue scene" and his son said "do you want me to help with your lines?"

Kevin thought it was so great his son wanted to help and so he let him.  The Scottish actor said "so he read it (the script) over and over again" and Kevin said "Joseph do you want to stand up and really do the scene?"  Joseph said "yeah" and he got up and "he did the scene, but with his American accent and he was great."

(Image of Kevin McKidd as Dr. Own Hunt on Grey's Anatomy - All Rights Reserved)

Kevin said his son is "a good actor and he managed to say the word thoracotomy". The actor is "very proud" of his son.  As well he should be at nine years old.

Kevin's life is going full circle.  He explained he is getting back to "his band days" but with his son.  The father son duo "rock out" and have a great time together.

Life In A Distillery

Before hitting the road with his band Kevin worked at a distillery.  He noted that fish and whiskey are the two biggest exports in Scotland.  He was never a waiter but he worked in the distillery where he "drank a lot of whiskey and got a lot of overtime."  Kevin said they got complimentary whiskey just before "lunchtime" and after work "right before we got in the van and had to drive down these windy roads.  So it was kinda dangerous too.  But it was a good job."

Paying His Way Through Drama School

Besides his work with whiskey and the band, he paid his way through drama school in Edinburgh, Scotland by working as one of the actors in full costume who would scare tourists on the tours through the scary parts of the city.  He would hide and then jump out to scare people as they walked through the dark alleys of the various tours.

(Image of Kevin McKidd as Dr. Own Hunt on Grey's Anatomy - All Rights Reserved)

He said scaring people was a "great job and a lot of fun".  As a result of his time scaring people he has become very fond of Halloween in the United States.  He loves how the adults get dressed up in The States which they don't do in Scotland.

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