Stage and Heard – Soap Opera Digest


“Ejami” fans might not be thrilled about the possibility of a romance between EJ and Belle DAYS, but Martha Madison (Belle) definitely is. “I love working with Dan [Feuerriegel, EJ]”, explains Madison. “He’s a talented guy, really smart and fun. I always thought Sami and Belle had such a feud dynamic, so doing something like that would provide a lot of great storylines. I’m also very happy to be front and center for the first time in a long time. Madison remembers when she and Feuerriegel first started working together. “It was when EJ was going through his trial,” she notes. “I thought, ‘They’re going somewhere with this.’ We both knew that and we really tried to play that the whole way through. So it wouldn’t be such a shock when they finally kissed. The pair braced themselves for the viewers’ pushback.” I said to Dan that the anger of the Ejami fans was going to be huge, that they were going to hate me,” Madison says. “There’s no getting around that. But the more they hate me, the better the story. So I thought, ‘Let’s make it worth it.’ If you’re going to shout my name, just make sure you spell it right.

Wally Kurth (Ned, GH) enjoyed his last on-air musical performance when Ned accompanied Chase, who sang Brook Lynn’s song at Leo’s school fair. “josh [Swickard, Chase] did such a great job, and he actually suggested I play guitar and sing with him, sing the harmony, and Frank [Valentini, executive producer] loved the idea. I found it worked well! I really like the idea of ​​them doing something with Brook Lynn and Chase that [reminiscent of] the Eddie Maine/Lois Cerullo story,” the romance between his character and Rena Sofer’s Lois, which was hugely popular in the 1990s,” where the Cerullo wife must convince the guy to be a singer and go there. go and trust his abilities, because that’s kind of what happened with Eddie and Lois. I told Josh and Amanda [Setton, Brook Lynn], ‘Have fun with it!’ I love Josh; he’s a good guy and I like working with him. I feel like he really enjoys working with Amanda and loves the script, and he did such a great job in his performances at the Nurses Ball, so he obviously has the chops to do a musical script!

Cait Fairbanks (Tessa, Y&R) found out she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Original Song, “Next To You,” which she shares with songwriter Brad Hatfield, from his TV wife. “In fact, I discovered thanks to Camryn [Grimes, Mariah] because she texted me that morning,” the actress explains. “Actually, I was having a really bad time. My boyfriend and I weren’t feeling well, so we were mindlessly playing video games, when I got a text from Camryn that said, “Congratulations! I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ but then I kind of put two and two together, and I was like, ‘Holy shit!’ because I didn’t even know I was submissive, but I guess Brad did, so I feel really lucky that he did. Despite the honor, Fairbanks plans to take a break from music. “I want to spend time honing my skills right now and start fresh with a new project at some point,” she explains. “I’ve been so exhausted the past two years with quarantine, mostly because I was just numb. Now that I have more joy, I just want to enjoy my life until I can be like, “Okay, I can do this now” and start making music again.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT Announcer George Gray was thrilled to appear on B&B for a number of reasons. “What’s great is that I’ve been [on the same lot for] 12 years now and over the years people will come to visit us and walk down the hall and we’ll chat and they’ll stop dead in their tracks and say, ‘Wait a minute! BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL is there? “”, he relays. “It’s really great to see the excitement. I’ll be like, ‘Yeah, they’re actually right next to us. We are neighbors. We’ve heard stories from stars of the show where they’ll be in the middle of a really loud, quiet take, then all of a sudden there’ll be a rash of cheers coming through the wall and we’ll say, ‘We’re so sorry Obviously someone just made a lot of money.” Regarding her B&B experience, Gray says, “Everyone was incredibly nice, from the cast and producers to the stage managers, director and commercial…. They made me feel so at home. I knew half the crew. Some of them have worked on PRICE before, so I have to say hello to everyone.


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