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A Day of DAYS 2011

It was time for the fourth annual A Day of DAYS fan fest and press day held once again at the famed Universal Studios City Walk, in Universal City, California. The event which was held this year on November 5, 2011, gave the On-Air On-Soaps crew an opportunity to chat with the current cast of NBC’s Days of our Lives that were in attendance for some fun and revealing video interviews that we think any DAYS or avid soap fan will enjoy!

To view the Video Gallery to the right on this page and watch interviews with the DAYS cast, remember to hit the NEXT GROUP button to the right of the + symbol on the thumbnail gallery and it will shuttle you to the next set of videos. On-Air On-Soaps will be adding the remaining videos throughout the week totaling sixteen in all.

On-Air On-Soaps was once again in our same designated spot at the Samba Restaurant in the mezzanine over looking the entire press gathering, and we had a birds-eye view of the hustle and bustle of the day. As in year’s past, most of the actors were paired off in a rotation. (Some were done solo) So, half the stars took part in meeting the fans in the morning rotation, half rotated through the press corp. Then, they switched off for the afternoon session. This year you can view interviews with: James Scott (in two parts), Chandler Massey and Camila Banus, Melissa Reeves and Peter Reckell, Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn, Freddie Smith and Casey Deidrick, Galen Gering, Molly Burnett and Shawn Christian, Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark, Eric Martsolf and Sarah Brown, Mary Beth Evans and Peggy McKay, Matthew Ashford and Josh Taylor, John Aniston and Suzanne Rogers, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, Terrell Ransom Jr. and Lauren Boles, and Renee Jones and James Reynolds. MIA for the day were: Alison Sweeney, Kristian Alfonso, Joe Mascolo, and Lauren Koslow, thus, we regret to inform you there are no interviews with them presented here.

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While we were having fun inside, the fans and the actors were getting an opportunity to get acquainted or re-acquainted at the autograph tables. During a lunch break, many of the DAYS stars took to the main stage for an incredible Salem rock concert in which DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday, led the band and the performers on stage by playing the drums as their “extra-special” musician for the day! The talented Salemite singers included: Wally Kurth, Eric Martsolf, Patrick Muldoon, Kyle Lowder (in a special appearance), Bill Hayes, Molly Burnett, Kate Mansi and more, who brought down the City Walk house! Later, the entire cast in attendance took part in the annual Q&A giving the “must-know” answers to the fans from their questions. After all, there is nothing like a DAYS fan, who are some of the most passionate in soapdom!

As another year at A Day of DAYS came to it’s conclusion, we reflected on the tremendous accomplishments from the DAYS cast, crew, and production, who through turbulent times in front of the camera with major casting changes, and behind-the-scenes with many executive, production, and writing changes have continued to try to keep the show alive and vibrant in a very difficult time in the soap opera genre.

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To the right on our A Day of DAYS 2011 page, On-Air On-Soaps has also prepared a very special photo gallery of some memorable images with the cast from the fourth annual event complete with our signature captions.

Make sure to click on the NEXT GROUP icon located to the right of the + symbol on the photo gallery thumbnail groupings. That way you won’t miss an image! Or, you can watch it as a Slideshow!

In the end, it was a time for the actors to say “thank you” to you, the fans, for keeping the faith, tuning-in, and letting you know that they feel the love that you give them, even though we are all separated by our television screens. You, the fans, are as much a part of Salem, as the actors and the characters are that you love to watch every day. So, until next year’s celebration …

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DAYS Kate Mansi Learns The Ropes Of Directing A Multi-Cam Soap In New DOOL App Series

She has won a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performances as Abigail Deveraux, but now as many know, Kate Mansi has been spreading her wings as a director behind-the-camera.

Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

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It’s a fascinating view of what goes on at as the director bring their vision to life in the world of soap in a realistic way.  Make sure to download the DOOL app to check out Kate’s journey.

Now below, let us know if you saw the first episode of Kate;s directing journey on the DOOL app and what you thought of it? Look for new episodes to be posted every Thursday for the next three weeks.

 

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Chandler Massey Talks More On The DAYS WilSon Departure On The Freddie & Alyssa Show

As promised by Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS) earlier in the week, his on-screen co-star,  Chandler Massey (Will)  was the special guest on the Freddie & Alyssa Show.  The podcast spend most of the episode giving Chandler and Freddie’s perspective of what happened and how they found out how they were being written-off Days of our Lives as beloved couple, WilSon.

While Freddie and Chandler do not in any way reveal what happens in the final six episodes they taped, or what was contained in the scripts, Chandler expressed  that it wasn’t until they received the six and final script of their promised six episodes, when the show resumed production after its long hiatus, that they realized what was happening.

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During the podcast, both men talked about their disappointment of being written-off the show; saying that have always been good employees doing what the soap had been required and requested of them throughout their time on the NBC daytime drama series.

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So, what do you think of the sentiments shared by Freddie and Chandler in this discussion on their departure from DAYS? Comment below.

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It’s a Wrap For DAYS Galen Gering As He Shares Special Message To Fans: “I Hope You Know How Thankful I Am To Have Had You At My Side”

Today is a bittersweet day for longtime daytime favorite, Galen Gering.  While on Wednesday; he is celebrating his birthday! (Happy birthday, Galen!), he is also finishing up his last day at Days of our Lives as Rafe Hernandez; a role he has played for the last ten years-plus.

In a heartfelt posting on his Instagram, Galen shared special thanks to all of his fans who watched his during his run in Salem.

Gering expressed: “Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all”

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Share your well-wishes to Galen on his birthday and also for a job well-done as DAYS Rafe via the comment section below. But first see his post with longtime co-stars, Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and Alison Sweeney (Sami). 

That is followed by a video clip of Galen’s appearance on the Cliff Dorman Podcast where he first announced his exit from DAYS.

 

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Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all ✌️

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