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ATWT's Eric Sheffer Stevens on Reid's attraction to Luke & more!

While the storyline heats up this week between ATWT’s Reid and Luke, who battle with their attaction for each other, while Noah battles to regain his eyesight, Eric Sheffer Stevens spoke with AfterElton.com for a look into snarky neurosurgeon, Dr. Reid Oliver.   The interview addresses that Reid is a slightly different representation of a gay male for daytime tv, and why Reid is drawn to Luke Snyder, even though he kind of can’t stand him!   Here are a few excerpts below!

Eric on playing a gay character on daytime: ” It doesn’t have an impact on me, but I appreciate the fact that there just not that many in daytime. There’s more and more all the time. The more varied gay people are represented on TV the better it is so you don’t have any stereotypes. I think that can only be helpful. When you’re stuck with only a few gay characters on TV and they’re not really that varied or diverse in their behavior, I don’t think that’s very helpful to the gay community as a whole. ”

Eric on Luke’s appeal to Reid : “There’s something very fresh about him. I don’t know if I can articulate it, but it’s just one of those attractions. Reid doesn’t know why because it goes against what he thinks he would want in a partner. It doesn’t add up because he definitely dislikes him initially so I think he hates himself for the attraction, but he gives into it more and more. ”

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I love, love this guy. He’s a great actor playing a great character. Hope ATWT uses him well even if Reid doesn’t end up with Luke.

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i love to see more love sence between luke and reid.luke and reid made for each other.luke and reid belong together.luke and reid meant to be together and they now it don’t hide it and don’t fight it .i want luke and reid to be together and stay together and i love to see them marryed and live happley after without noah in the pitcher.isabel you don’t now what trrue love is

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I think Eric Sheffer Stephens is the best thing to ever happen to Oakdale. He is a great actor, and he articulates very well. I really hate that this show is ending. I have never seen a character like him on any soap. He speaks his mind to everyone and I just love it. When the show does end, I’ll still be watching to see how his career is in the future, hopefully he’ll be on the big screen some more, or maybe some other tv show. He is one great actor.

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I love to watch Eric’s Reid do the pivotal and busted facial expression and his jealous scenes. Great curly close cropped hair to frame that gorgeous intense face, by the way. And Van’s Luke takes on the tough emotional scenes when you feel his anguish to the bone. I think I liked Luke’s Nordic look better when they were in Texas and he was flicking around that long hair from his beautiful eyes and melting the ice around Reid’s heart. Thanks to the writers and producers of ATWT we have these two wonderful actors on reasonably often to entertain us… Read more »

GAELYN THOMSON
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GAELYN THOMSON

eric is awsome actor i love him he is my man i want to see more love sencens between eric and van it makes me melt for him

selma
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selma

Loved Reid’s vulnerabilty when he and Luke played chess and he disclosed personal information about his childhood; loved how Luke enjoyed drawing out this chess master who fumbled so adoringly when he spoke of love; loved that gentle beguiling kiss at the end of the scene. Great writing! Eric Sheffer Stevens and Van Hansis , can you hear the applause?

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I love Eric and Van together.You can see the love each has for the otherThey took the best from each other and both became better men.Luke with noah was children, Luke and Reid are beautiful men!

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GAELYN THOMSON

ERIC SHEFFER STEVENS IS MY KIND OF GUY I LOVE HIM AND HES ACTING HE HAS BRUTEYFUL FACE AND EYES I JUST WANT TO MELT AND GET LOST IN HES PERFECT EYES HE IS AMAZING ACTOR.WHITCH SOAP OPERA IS HE GOING ON THAT I CAN WATCH IT

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Last week we saw Luke’s Alcoholic personality rear its nasty head long enough to choose Noah over Reid–hence the breakup. This week Reid manages to confess a longtime and ongoing attraction for Luke while reminding Noah he is too emotionally bankrupt to give anything back to Luke. Before the show ends this week Noah’s right hook comes in contact with Reid’s face. Surprised? After the physical confusion Luke wonders whether Noah still loves him but Noah is only interested in revenge. Can the “hot” doctor break that mutual dependency between Luke and Noah? Well, thankfully we have astute writers who… Read more »

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GAELYN THOMSON

reid can break up luke and noah because reid deseve happy ending with luke.noah had hes chances with luke and he blow it of those years the way noah treated luke.luke doesn’t deserve that at all luke deserve to be happy with reid no matter what noone and anyone not even noah will tear them apart

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GAELYN THOMSON

luke and reid deseve happy ending reid can tear them apart luke and reid forever and you now it

selma
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selma

It appears as if Luke and Reid have finally established their love for each other–albeit in a convoluted and complex format. Luke thought Reid should give up his job to prove his love for him but as it turns out all Reid really needed was to catch a glimpse of Luke with Noah and Luke had all the feedback clearly detailed in Reid’s over-REACTION! Those two sure do know how to handle each other. Seems the actors will get a bit of a break which is rather nice for them because obviously they’ll be diving headlong into another delicious storyline… Read more »

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noah is the one put luke and reid together in the frist place so noah have right to get mad at luke noah deseve to be alone noah is the one is a spolied little brat;noah is the one drive luke to drink in the frist place;noah walks all over luke as a doormat i don’t want luke with a boy like noah i want luke to be with a real man like reid i want luke to be happy with reid and get marryed and leave happley ever after with reid in dallas

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mmc

The writers are total A holes by letting Reid die.Reid and Luke were so good on the screen.They spoke without even talking and should have had a happy ending .They really brought out the best in each other and finally realized how much they loved each other.I’ve been crying for days and tomorrow I’ m locking my door and watching the show alone.My husband thinks I’m losing my mind.The writers are making every body live happily ever after….why not Reid and Luke?The writers had two of the best actors to work with and they screwed up.They could have given Chris… Read more »

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‘Soap Con Live’ Event to Feature Panels from The Doctors, ATWT, OLTL, GH, Plus Virtual Meet & Greets

On Saturday, May 1st, the inaugural Soap Con Live fan event sponsored by Soap Opera Digest, Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV will feature free, virtual panels with Q&As that will stream live on The Locher Room YouTube Channel.

The event will also allow fans to purchase ‘Meet & Greets’ (over a three-week period), video greetings and autographs from their favorite soap stars at SoapConLive.com.

The day-long event will begin with a panel from Retro TV’s and former NBC soap opera, The Doctors (participants/special guest to be announced) beginning at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PST.

Followed by “Live from Oakdale!” with the stars of As the World Turns that will begin at 4pm ET/1pm PST featuring Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan).

Then, “The Cramer Women” of One Life to Live will follow at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PST featuring Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer).

And finally, a General Hospital panel to close the event called “Love & Tragedy” at 7pm ET/4pm PST featuring Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer).

For more information, visit SoapConLive.com to sign up for the free live panels and keep up with special guest announcements & info on paid fan opportunities. Stay tuned for more chances to visit with your favorite Soap Stars, both virtually and in-person when it’s safe.

Soap Con Live, is a women-owned company, co-created by Lacretia Lyon (Bleav in Soap Operas/ Forever and a Day) and Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) who wanted to bring their love of soaps and Comic Cons together and introduce a new & exciting experience to fans of Daytime.

So, what do you think of the planned Soap Con Live event? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Amanda Seyfried Scores Oscar Nomination for ‘Mank’; Opens Up About Her Bad Times on As the World Turns

Monday morning, Amanda Seyfried (Ex-Lucy, ATWT) landed her first ever Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in Mank in the role of Marion Davies. The film also led the way for the 93rd annual Oscars with the most nods for any film with 10.

The Oscar ceremonies will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25th.  You can view all the nominations here.

In a recent interview with SiriusXM host, Jess Cagle on his Jess Cagle Show, he asked the talented actress about her start on As the World Turns, to which Amanda replied, “It was really exciting, and really heartbreaking. They were mean – whoever was in charge there.  I was 15 years old, like fire me in a nicer way.  I clearly wasn’t making the cut.  I was terrified. It wasn’t a warm environment – and not that anyone was being mean to me to my face, but these people were coming to work and doing their thing and leaving, and I was 15, and I was bad, and they sent my character off to South America.  They didn’t tell me that, they just didn’t invite me back.  I heard it through the actors playing my parents talking about where Lucy had gone – she had gone back to Montega. Then, Peyton List came on and resurrected my role for three years, and Peyton List is still my friend.”

 

Cagle then asked Amanda if her time in Oakdale soured her on continuing to be an actress, to which the now Oscar nom replied: “No, it didn’t.  It actually made me double-down at that point. This is what I want to do.  This is where I need to be.  I want that back, let’s get me another job, and I kept on auditioning and I got another job on another soap opera.”

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The other role Amanda is referring to is her time as Joni Stafford on All My Children, where she often shared scenes with Michael. B. Jordan, then Reggie.

You can watch the exchange between Cagle and Seyfried sent to us by soap fan G.T. Lem below.

Now, share your thoughts on Amanda’s Oscar nomination and her remarks on her time as a young actress on ATWT in the comment section.

FYI – Actress Amanda Seyfried discusses her time on “As The World Turns” saying it wasn’t a warm environment and the person in charge (who later fired her) was “mean”

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