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Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott Video Interview: Nikki Being Victor's Co-Conspirator, Justin Hartley's Exit & Thoughts On EP Mal Young!

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The Young and the Restless Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) just was in major cahoots with her husband, the mighty Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) on recent episodes of the CBS daytime drama series.

In fact, Nikki helped reunite Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) with the on-the-run husband Adam (formerly, Justin Hartley) shortly before his “death”, and assisted Victor in his attempt to send his son, wife, and his grandson away to start a new life somewhere else.

Now, Nikki’s son, Dylan (Steve Burton) is on the case to implicate Victor in Adam’s “death” and getaway.  But Nikki visited her son and informed him that if he tries to put Victor behind bars, then he will have to put his mother behind bars, too.  Which are you going to chose to do?  On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Y&R icon, Melody Thomas Scott, at last week’s Y&R 11,o0oth episode on set celebration at CBS Television City.  During our chat, Melody expressed her enthuiasm of this new “covert” Nikki helping the man she loves!

Melody related on Nikki helping Chelsea reunite with Adam: “Wasn’t it great when you found out Nikki was in on it?”  She went on to say, “That’s new for her (Nikki) … she’s usually naked, or she’s drunk, or she’s cult member, but she’s not really covert.  I do like her like this, and I hope there is more to come.”  Speaking of the end of the line for Adam as played by the exited Justin Hartley, Thomas Scott shared: “I love and adore Justin Hartley … and, if I were younger (laughs) …. no, he just got engaged! (Laughs).  But I do love him, and he is so funny.  Justin is such a wonderful actor.”

As to what the future drama will come the way of Nikki Newman, Melody related:  “I had a very good chance with Mal Young, our new EP who I adore.  He has been here like ten minutes it seems, but he already understands this show very well.  He’s been watching it for years In England, and he knows what this show is suppose to be about. Mal is starting to make changes to correct some things that have gone on over the years.  I am just putting my trust in Mal.  I am not one to tell the writers what to do, and never have been. I hope Nikki does become involved, in perhaps, more of Victor’s shennigans.  I think that would be fun … being partners in crime with him.”

For Y&R’s 11K celebration, Melody acknowledged that none of this would even be possible without the fans of the enduring series: “Without their support, we would not be celebrating another milestone of this incredible show.  Thank you, Bill and Lee Bell (Co-Creators, Y&R)!  But it’s the continued support of the fans that keep us here, and we so appreciate it, and we are very blessed.”

Watch Melody’s interview below.  Then let us know if you would like to see Nikki continue to be covert with Victor and assist him in his efforts to protect his family and his business interests?  What did you think of the sentiments shared by Melody on Justin Hartley, Mal Young and you, the fans of the series? Comment below!

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18 Comments on "Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott Video Interview: Nikki Being Victor's Co-Conspirator, Justin Hartley's Exit & Thoughts On EP Mal Young!"

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jaybird369

Oh, for God’s sake…WE GET IT!!!!!!!!!! Victor and Nikki are, like, back together for, like, the ZILLIONTH TIME…Adam is “dead” (for now)…Dylan The Bland will (once again) charge in on his ‘Macho Horse’ to (G-A-G!!!!!!!!!!) “save the day”…ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!! Again…we get it. Y&R…just move on already……….

Timmm

Well Jay, Victor needs a punching bag. Billy is not Billy and Adam is gone so I huess he will take swings at Dylan now! PS: Travis is way to weak to go up against the Black Knight!

Timmm

guess

Trapper

I have always loved Nikki and Victor together. They’re a force to be reckoned with. I look forward to watching them finally achieve the potential that no one else has really pursued.

su0000

I noticed;
I do NOT FF Y&R
I DO FF 50-70% of GH

I can not tolerate the loooooong say nothing conversations in GH ..
They talk too much saying nothing.

Y&R has sharp controlled conversations that connect deep to the story.

Melody and Eric are gold, a true Super Couple !
Y&R rocks !!

((its a shame– what has been done to GH is a crime/murder and a sin))

Katherine R

I FF’d thru most of GH too.. Especially ANYTHING to do with Sonny’s daughter’s… and Alexis … yawn…

beacon

He’s been watching it for years In England, and he knows what this show is suppose to be about.” – Y&R has never aired in England, though….

Wendy

I just checked historically the airing of YR in Europe with Wikipedia and it has aired in the UK in 1992 with earlier episodes from 1987, several different channels aired it until 1993 and then it was put into a Primetime slot until 1995 when it was then aired with the shows 4 years behind current shows in the US. It was finally delegated midnight time slot until 2010. Since then it’s not been shown. Hope this helps. Do check the Wikipedia information as it’s expansive.

Wendy

No more Nikki the drunk victimized wife; hopefully she will become the strong woman she’s always had the potential to become as the character. Too many years watching Nikki struggle out of the depths of emotional abuse in her multiple marriages to Victor and the abyss of alcoholism. Now let’s see her even begin her own company or a home based business of some kind. After all, there are enough dollars to fund any venture she’d want to create. Let’s see the balance change where Victor is riddled with his own guilt for past deeds and decreased confidence with a stronger wife. Have hoped for this shift for years. Anyone else agree?

soapqueenforever

LOVE Nikki Always have. And I completely love she was riding shotgun this time around with Victor. What a nice change. I thought it was going to be another merry go round of fighting over secrets and lies, and Nikki winding up somewhere fighting over whether or not to down drink. Loved seeing this side of Nikki and I hope there’s more to come. I hope she is right about the writers changing and fixing past mistakes. Looking forward to seeing what’s next. Let’s just hope that when and if there are changes they are for better and not worse. And on a side note I am hoping they are working on a Sully reveal. How much longer can Sharon and Mariah keep lying before one or both of them crack

Katherine R

Nikki needs to be more fun.. like when she and Sharon used to be in cahoots.. this show needs a little comic relief… I like that she and Victor are on the same page.. 😀

Lulu

I love the Victor and Nikki partnership. It should have been done years ago. I don’t like Sonny and Carly ; however, she’s always with him no matter what, because she knows who and what he is.

Scoma60

Sigh….I’ve just given up on Nikki. She’s in a toxic and emotionally abusive marriage to a sociopath. She’s thrown away every ounce of integrity to whitewash every heinous act Victor’s done. Nikki & her kids are just awful.
How am I supposed to root for a woman who continues to debase herself? If I was writing YR I’d have Nikki grow a brain and enter therapy to find out why she keeps rolling over for an egomaniac prick like Victor. Divorce him and find your strength.
It’s 2016 and weak pathetic women (and adult kids) are just not root-worthy anymore.
Killing off Victor would definitely be a step in the right direction.

jaybird369

Scoma60…VERY, VERY WELL SAID!!!!! I TOTALLY SALUTE YOU!!!!! Also, Victoria is nothing but whiny, self-absorbed and EVEN MORE ANNOYING…Nick is nothing but a moronic and dim-witted JACKASS…Dylan is such AN EMBARRASSMENT as a so-called cop. To me, Nikki’s kids are AWFUL PERIOD!!!!! A-n-d…as a mother, Nikki is NONE TOO SWIFT herself!!!!! Oh…and most of all, I ESPECIALLY AGREE WITH the last sentence in your post!!!!! Victor’s, uh, ‘time’ in Genoa City should have ended a long time ago!!!!!!

Take care.

Harry

I wonder if back in the day of answering machines if Nikki got cut off with a beep because of her tendency to whisper her speech?
“Hello, Victoria? This is (sigh, whipser) Mom. How’s college? You like your dorm mates? I sent you a care package and whisper…whisper…..whisper and I wanted to tell you that your father….whisper, whisper. then BEEP!”
I wonder if any comedian ended up wearing a pirate shirt on some late night talk show because he did not understand that Nikki was asking him to wear her pirate shirt on the show so he just nodded yes.

(If you are not a Seinfeld fan, you will not understand the pirate shirt reference).

Judy

I love Nikki and MTS and I love her with Victor. As EB said on Twitter regarding their reunion, don’t you think it is about time? They have had some awful writing and hopefully that will change. I love Nikki as Victor’s co-conspirator and would love to see more. It makes more sense to me than her getting angry, leaving him, only to go back to him. But for it to work Victor needs his heart back and the types of things he does need to change. I can’t imagine her helping him go after Jack.

Katherine R

Y&R needs a little comedy… like between Katherine and Esther… of course that can never be duplicated… but we need a few laughs Y&R !!!

Tomas Torquemada

Let’s really return to the roots and make grandma Nikki climb the pole one more time.

I love Miss Nikki. Not respectable Nikki. Maybe she could open a ‘gentlemen’s’ club at Newnan Towers! LOL.

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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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EXCLUSIVE: 45th Annual Daytime Emmys Winners & Backstage Video Interviews!

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The 45th Annual Daytime Emmys are in the record books.  And as previously reported, it was a big night for NBC’s Days of our Lives taking Outstanding Drama Series, Writing and Directing in a Drama Series Awards, plus top acting nods to James Reynolds (Abe) and Greg Vaughan (Eric).

Behind the scenes while the ceremony continued on-stage, and as the night’s big winners and several presenters were whisked away backstage following their victory, they took to the Winner’s Walk and chatted with Michael Fairman who got their reactions to winning the gold, or presenting important moments of the night during the live-stream broadcast.

From DAYS Deidre Hall (Marlena), Dr. Oz, The Ladies of The Talk, and GH’Chris Van Etten to DAYS head scribe Ron Carlivati, to Y&R’s actress winners: Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Camryn Grimes (Mariah), and GH’s Chloe Lanier (Nelle, Vernee Watson (Stella) and more now you can watch the complete backstage series of conversations on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” for these and more celebrity interviews.

After the jump, check out some of the winners and backstage interviews with Michael.  You can also go directly to the video you are looking to view, by clicking on the blue hyperlink on the interviewees name. (more…)

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45th Annual Daytime Emmy Interview with Ken Corday

Immediately following their win as Outstanding Drama Series at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys, the cast and producers of Days of our Lives spoke with Michael Fairman

Leading the way was DAYS’ executive producer, Ken Corday, and Co-EP Greg Meng, and newly-anointed Lead Actor winner James Reynolds, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Susan Seaforth Hayes, and long time cast members: Deidre Hall, Galen Gering, and more, as they celebrate their big night taking home the gold in several major categories.

What did you think of DAYS winning Outstanding Drama Series? Comment below!

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