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B&B’s Annika Noelle Talks On: Thomas’ Machinations for Hope, Deacon’s Secret & Rival Steffy Forrester

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After a successful fashion show this week for “Hope for the Future”, Hope (Annika Noelle) and Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) are taking in all the accolades and celebrating, while Thomas uses the opportunity to get closer to Hope.

To make things even more tempting for Hope, her husband, Liam (Scott Clifton) took off before the fashion show after witnessing a hug between Thomas and Hope. It appears Liam is on to Thomas’ machinations where it concerns his wife, and Thomas’ biological son, Douglas (Henry Joseph Samiri), who had been living with Hope and Liam, until recently when Thomas fought for his rights to be with his son.

So, what does B&B’s heroine Annika Noelle think about where the story can go from here? Michael Fairman TV caught up recently with Annika on the set of The Bold and the Beautiful where she weighed-in on myriad of plot points.

What did she think of Thomas’ fantasy of kissing Hope, and did she always know who would be revealed to be the CPS (Child Protective Services) caller? As viewers know, that voice-changing call was made to sound like Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), but set-up by Thomas, that ultimately blew up her marriage to Ridge (Thorsten Kaye).  Meanwhile, Hope’s father, Deacon (Sean Kanan) is secretly hiding an alive and well, Shelia Carter (Kimberlin Brown).  What will Hope do if she finds out Sheila is alive and her father’s part in keeping it quiet? Check out what Annika shared about this and more below.

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On a recent episode of B&B, fans were shocked when it appeared that after trying on one of Thomas’ new designs for the new ‘Hope for the Future’ line, Hope kisses Thomas.  When you saw that in the script, did you actually think Hope lip-locked with him?

ANNIKA: Matt and I both had a panic attack going, “Wait! Is this real or a fantasy?” We weren’t sure till we read the script for the next episode, and then we were like “Oh, ok.”  It opened with Thomas saying to himself something along the line of  “You’ve got to stop fantasizing about Hope!’

Many viewers thought it would be a cool twist if it was revealed that Hope actually was fantasizing about making out with Thomas!

ANNIKA: Probably, in an alternate universe it would have been! I like things like the Hope mannequin, where I get to step out of what Hope would normally do, and get to play her in a different element, and with a different spice, a different fire.  So, for me, that was a fun scene for me as an actor to play.  Now, is it something that Hope would have done in that moment? No. But, was it fun to play that possibility and how it would ramp up to get to that point? Absolutely.

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My bet is Liam and Brooke hook-up and Hope and Thomas get to together.  What do you think?

ANNIKA:  I have actually heard a lot of fans theories about Liam and Brooke! I hope my on-screen mom doesn’t make the same mistake, twice in her lifetime.  I would hope she has learned her lesson in some way.

Sheila is hiding out with Deacon, and he has not let Hope or anyone else know that Sheila is alive and a danger to all.  Do you want Hope to find out what’s going on?

ANNIKA: Yes. I really want Hope to stumble on Sheila and her dad together, because she has no idea this is going on. Meanwhile, Hope has been fighting tooth and nail for her dad to be a part of her life.  So, I actually am really hoping she falls upon that secret and seeing how she deals with the reality vs. what she thought.

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Did you think from the beginning that Thomas would be the one to call Child Protective Services (CPS) and make it look like it was Brooke?

ANNIKA: When that was coming up, everyone in the cast was not exactly sure of who it would turn out to be. A lot of us were going, Was it Taylor (Krista Allen)? Was it Hope? Was it Thomas … or could it really be Brooke? Then, went it was revealed to be Thomas, it un-did the two years of trying to redeem him.  Hope has really been trying to believe the best in him. When she finds out it’s going to be a major letdown. I think it will have consequences for the custody situation with Douglas, but I don’t know. I am going to have to see how it plays out.

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What did you think when Hope suggested to Deacon to go over to Brooke’s to try to make a play for her, now that Ridge left Brooke for Taylor? It seemed a little over the top for Hope!

ANNIKA: It definitely came out of nowhere! So, how I had to play it was Hope acknowledging how ridiculous the situation is, but then going to Deacon like “Shoot your shot… Give it the old college try.”  Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Thomas have been working so hard to get Taylor and Ridge back together, she thought maybe to consider another perspective.

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Would you like to Hope to have an on-screen catfight with Steffy?

ANNIKA:  I honestly, haven’t gotten to partake in a full-on catfight like Kim Matula (ex-Hope) and Jacqui did with the chocolate fountain. My dream scenario is a food fight. I have never been in one and I would one day like to get to have that.

Steffy has really been working overtime to ensure her entire family is back together and hasn’t been the nicest of late.  What does Hope think of how Steffy has been acting?

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ANNIKA: Steffy has not been not so subtle with the scenario of getting the Forresters back together as one family, but Hope has to play nice with Steffy, because she is still her boss.

What do you think will happen? Will Thomas and Hope have a fling? Will Liam wind up with Brooke? Should Hope and Steffy have a catfight? What did you think of this week’s ‘Hope for the Future’ fashion show? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.  First, check out some clips from during and after the fashion show.

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I’m sorry but this character Hope gets on my nerves.

Your right that’s why I want steffy to stay on top as she deserves I would love to see her n Liam together again they just had so much to do together hope is board character

Mine to. She needs to wake up and see Thomas for what he is. Or Liam takes Beth into custody. Hope has abandoned them. That is what I like to see. As well Liam that’s his other daughter from steff because of the danger in steffy house.

I hope that Hope will come to her sences and see Thomas for what he is doing to her and Liam Thomas is evil and should be locked up: I also thought the writers are going to bring Thomas wife back as if he just took Douglas and made up the lie that she had died because he wanted Hope so bad

That would be a great story line.

Why do they have to make hope so gullible.

Omg! You are so right. She sets women back 100 years. How naive can she be?

You’re not alone

I am so sick ofthe Logan Girls they have taken over Brooke has slept with every Man On the show beit her Daughter’s Boyfriend’s / Husbands Her Sister Katy Husband and they always pertray her to be so innocent Always butting in and always putting Stephy and Thomas down at every turn and Ridge goes right alone with her
The Forester Men are too weak to the Logans who think they are above everyone else.and Bill is always taking Brooke side was just trying to get Katy to take him back then what happen after Ridge left he is back at Brook door I am sick of the same Story line and the back and forth Liam is just a wimp Bring in new people forbetter story lines

I’m not sure how the “Logan girls” have taken over. It seems to me that the foresters are doing fine. The show is about both families and always was from the first episode — asking with the Spencers.

Yeah and brook is going to end up sleeping with her other daughter husband. And lets see how much hope going to side with mommy then.

Hope has blinders on
Ridge is a pitiful excuse for a man. He’s a coward
Bill needs to find interests in another woman

At least when Thomas is on it is interesting, wish he could be happy once in a while and be the hero, I am sure tired oh Brook either crying or trying to intervene in everyone else’s life. And the writers are wrecking Liems character, He is either nanby pamby or mean as heck in not supporting Hope on her big day,

I think the writers should get Shelia out before Deacon is caught with her. I would like to see Deacon stay on the show as a good guy, whether he is with Brooke or not. I hope Thomas and Hope get together and raise the kids together. Liam is such a wimp. I think the fact that Thomas called cps should stay under wraps, no need to expose him. Brooke should get get with Justin, and Carter with katie. Liam ends up with nobody.

Yess

NO….NO….NO!!!!

I agree 100%.

Thomas and Hope. There is so much heat between them. Liam has always been boring and never has anything to say except to say, Thomas is dangerous. Writers: Hope is human, not an angel .

I want Hope to end up with Thomas also. For once I would love to see Hope as the cheater, rather than Steffy and Liam. Also I find it quite hypocritical of Liam to complain about all the time Thomas and Hope spend together when compared to him running off to be with Steffy when Finn “died”, or back when he was mad at Hope before. I would love for a Thomas/Hope/Liam who’s your daddy scenario, with Thomas ultimately being the father.

Yes

Yes I agree

Yes She Is. She Getting Better Clothing And Her Hair Is Looking Great. Liam Wouldn’t Be Saying Anything If Steffy Was Available

The show is off the rails. No one is ever held accountable for his actions. I am a peer of Ridge, Brooke, and Deacon. I’d like to think I have evolved. Why can’t these characters? Brooke and Liam? For God’s sake!

Brook to old to do this again

Please don’t let them write this story out for Liam and Brooke.. Brooke has change let Liam be the one to find out what Thomas did to Brooke and bring more people on the Bold and the Beautiful soap opera please

I think hope is attracted to Thomas, the way she looks at him and when he touches her I feel she enjoys it. Also he is really treating Liam wrong. She she understand how he feels, I understand that she wants to make Douglas happy but that’s where it should end. Liam doesn’t deserve the way she is treating him, when he was helping Steffy out when Finn died by being over there she didn’t like it at all and he has a daughter with her.

So true

This show drags on and on and on. Why do they make Hope look like a ding bat?

It does drag slowly. Get on with the trick Thomas played with the voice over.

Yes, get on with Thomas being found out about the phone call! Dragging out to long.

I am so tired of Thomas. Please don’t let Brook and Len hook up.

Yes that would be discussing

I think they should hold off on Thomas and cps service and I think they need to reveal that the baby steffy gas is actually Liam baby hope should be with Thomas because they will do will with Douglas steffy isa beauty I got yet to see her n Liam bring more fun like they use to that always my favorite couple please don’t tell on Thomas right now

No to Steffy’s baby being Liam’s. No they don’t belong together. Steffy is free and clear of her mental and emotional abuser.

Thomas and Hope hook up is long over due. Let them get together. Then for some reason have Douglas see or hear something. So he turns to Liam for help

Why have Douglas see or overhear something and turn to Liam? If this needs to happen, then let Douglas turn to Steffy or Ridge.

Because the writers seem to have forgotten that just a short time ago, Douglas adored Liam and only recently began his i miss daddy Spiel. The, I want mommy and daddy together, line is just copied from Steffy and Thomas. It’s stupid.

No Liam and Brooke shouldn’t be together and no Thomas and hope either .Sheila needs to go again without decon getting introuble

Agreed

This show is getting cringey- sick of Taylor/Ridge – Brooke needs to discover Thomas’s CPS trickery – Hope needs to wake up to Thomas and his creepiness – tired of Steffy’s bitchiness!! Can hardly watch anymore!!

I agree with you. I’m sick of Steffy,Taylor and Ridge

Me too

OMG I FEEL THE SAME WAY. I record it so I can fast forward through commercials and scenes that DRAG on. I tell myself every time I’m done with it, but my crazy mind keeps on watching.

I totally agree, you took the words right out of my mouth.

I agree! And how many grown adults with children try to push their parents back together every hour of every day!? Steffy looks like a spoiled child that must have her way and grind it into others faces! Why don’t she take care of her own man and make him happy instead of worrying about her grown parents! And Ridge please! A pine cone hits him and he just magically appears to know that his daughter and ex are in Aspen…Really?!!! Man whore! Sick of him not knowing how to act right on his own!! Or Liam for that matter!

Ohhhh I so agree … I am so tired of steffy always holding people to standards she clearly can’t do herself… doesn’t anyone remember we didn’t know who her lil girl belonged to …Liam or Liams dad, BILL ! … She’s acting like a child with this devious behavior getting her parents together and interfering in her dads marriage to Brook… and Taylor acts mentally challenged.. aggghhh I’ve had enough …

If this writer hook up Brooke and Liam I’m done with this show. Hope is to week on this show. Who spends the nights away from their spouse to stay with a child and another man. Then takes his child too. It’s not surrealism.

I am with you there!

I beleave Taylor and Brook need to send Ridge kicking rocks..Stupid grown women acting that way..Hope is really acting like a single women,where’s her baby does she only care about Douglas,Thomas what a unstable person..I think they all need to zip their pants,keep their dresses down and try something different..

What gets me is how the kids are always down for a nap lmbo

Can’t stand the way this story is going with Hope and Thomas, Brooke and Ridge.Is he really that dumb.

I’m glad Ridge and Taylor are together, not because l want them together but because I was sick of Steffy and Thomas acting like little kids. I want my mommy and daddy back together. I mean every scene was the same. These are grown people. Ridge…he don’t want Deacon around Brook but he’s constantly with Taylor. What was wrong with Thomas cutting an apple with a knife????

I want Hope with Thomas. I want Liam with Brooke and Taylor with Ridge and Thomas be forgiven by Hope if it is found out he is behind the COS CALL

No , Thomas doesn’t deserve forgiveness from Hope , may be Hope forget about her baby beth. Thomas made her believe her baby died. Hope is the one who supposed to stay with no man.Liam deserve better from Hope…. She forget if she a married woman.

Yes to Brooke and Liam hooking up. Yes to Hope and Thomas having an affair. Let them go play pickleball. No to Steffy and Hope catfight. The fashions looked like they belonged in the Intimates Line.

Thomas is a creep, find ur own girlfriend, Hope should wake up to herself, how did Thomas get away with running Amy off the road, Liam is hot & plays a great part, yum, Steffy & Taylor get a life & stop interfering in Brook & Ridge’s life, just get on with the show & stop dragging it out.

New Writers Please. So so sick of Brooke, Ridge and Taylor saga. Same with Hope, Thomas, Steffy and Liam. Bring in a character to take Finn from Steffy since she think it’s so ok for Ridge to abandon his marriage to Brooke. She and Thomas act so childish and privileged. And yes, if they put Brooke with Liam, that will be my exit to the show. It’s getting really boring. Too much sleeping around and nobody stays together.

YES NEW WRITER’S PLEASE!!! Now Douglas want his mommy and daddy together although it sound better with him than grown butt Steffy and Thomas.

So true! The same old stuff! They all slept together on this show! I want Brooke n Bill together tho…HOT couple! Ridge n Taylor are SO boring!Bring in New people! Love Katie n Carter! Hope deserves Thomas…shes so dull but wish Thomas could be a good guy and move on! If any switches I could see Liam/Steff and Finn/Hope

I want Thomas to be exposed for his “app” crap in front of the family….especially Ridge AND Taylor. Let him run back to Brooke & let her FINALLY get to tell him that he forsook her every time for a lie……sleeping with Deacon…..getting drunk on her own and now the lie about her reporting Thomas. I hope she gets with Bill….. a REAL MAN!! Hope needs to make it right it right with Liam and let another beautiful woman come into Thomas’s life (for Douglas sake)

Yes-!!! Sad she has nothing to do with her daughter n Liam! Brill would be the BEST couple ever! That’s Destiny! Leave Ridge to the curb

I want Hope & Thomas to be together. I guess Liam has forgotten that it was Thomas that told the truth for him and Bill to get out of jail, yet when he was locked up he (Liam) told Thomas to be there for Hope. I blame Brooke hypocritical, nasty attitude for Thomas being led to call CPS. He wasn’t bothering her, but yet once again the writers make Brooke to be innocent and right like she’s never done her share in manipulation. I’m sick of her, been sick of her… Let Ridge and Taylor stay together. When the truth comes out about the CPS call let Taylor and Ridge deal with their son as a mother and father should without Brooke interference. It’s boring to keep seeing Ridge go back to Brooke and then months later she’s entangled with another man… I mean really… Let Steffy and Finn have another baby. Do I need to write the story lines for the writers?!?!?!?. And for God sake send Donna somewhere… She’s as boring as day one. Bring Felicia and Thorne back too. Bring some interesting characters and spice it up… Let Sheila and her 9 toes fly off on her broom. It’s only 4 soap operas left and it looks like it’s going to be 3…. Fans are tired of seeing the same old boring story lines

I’m going to disagree about Thomas and Brooke because I think that’s victim blaming. So, Brooke “made” Thomas set her up because she was mean to him? And she had nothing to fear from him because he’s never threatened her before? Let Taylor and ridge deal with Thomas’s misdeeds like parents should — you mean like every other time they have quietly covered it up and enabled it? Like trying to kill Rick, lying about having sex with Brooke to get Stephanie’s share of the company (and break up Brooke and Ridge), raping Carolyn, Beth secret, gaslighting Douglas, Emma, Hope obsession, keeping Sheila’s champagne secret leading to Steffy and Finn’s shooting.

I want Hope to open her eyes and Ridge and Taylor need to quit acting like they r on High School! They are getting on my Nerves!

I think they should hook up just to see where it goes. At least he’s a woman man.

Also makes a difference that they both got a lot in common he is a one woman’s man. Not getting sloppy seconds

I would like to see Thomas and Hope get together. Liam and Brooke should have a fling and get caught since history seems to repeat itself on this show. Brooke is always so self righteous. It would be nice to see her get knocked off her high horse. It’s time to have Thomas behave normally and not go off the deep end. I hope it’s not revealed that he made the CPS call. Let him win for a change. Please let the Ridge and Brooke destiny story end. There’s been enough of that.

I would like also to see Thomas for who he is! He is a Moster & needs much help! I am Roaring for Brooke & Rige back as they have Allways been. Hope Brooke does not mess up with Son-in -law again! I Hope , Hope gets her eyes open to all the truth of Thomas, & then her Dad too Deacon for who he is in hiding out with Sheila the Jail bird, and trouble maker she is! Let’s fine out all the truth & get Ridge& Brooke back together! Also would like to see Katie make up will Bill & be a family for their Son! Let’s move on with Truth!

Stop making Hope an idiot! She’s supposed to be a smart classy business woman but you keep making her look stupid. I hope she’s leading Thomas on to get Douglas back…two can play that game lol

Penny
I don’t think that ploy is Hope’s style but stupid is her M.O and never learns anything or believes it until she has an actual picture drawn for her, don’t know what Liam or even Thomas sees in this dumbell!

No I don’t want Hope & Thomas to have a Fling it is disgusting!! So is the thought of Brooke and Liam why does the writers want to mess with innocents of interacting with family members having relationships together affairs brothers & Sisters/ son in-laws & mother in law’s ruining relationship with a mother and daughter also a beautiful marriage!! They have waited so long to make to be ruined by a crazy obsession like THOMAS!!! What about Beth has everyone forgotten about her Family

Liam and Brooke, NO!! Thomas and Hope, NO!!
I believe Liam will soon reveal Thomas phone app thanks to Douglas. As for Steffy, her bubble is about to BURST for her Forrester, no shame to their game HELLO. I LOVE watching the show I’ve been a fan since day one but seriously, come on Writers STOP dragging out. I could write better stories

Brook and Liam is a sick idea….don’t!

Liam and Brooke, ah Disgusting, Ridiculous,Gross and Totally Unforgivable, so Don’t go there, or should I say If you go there, I’d say Later!!! Not that I alone matter, But I’m sure Thousands more would agree

I think Thomas is disgusting and that Hope is just a blind to or to see anything he’s doing wrong. I was not really impressed with the clothing either except Hope’s dress. There was just too much black outfits and outfits and no color.

I am very disappointed in the way Hope is being portrayed. It is sickening. Liam is also being cast as a weak man. He should not let Beth attend sleepovers with Douglas. He is her father. If Hope wants to go let her go. But not his daughter.

Cheryl
Don’t know how long you’ve watched the show but Liam has always been weak or wishy-washy as most of us call him because of his inability to decide between Steffy and Hope. He has no guts to put it nicely and let’s everyone tell him what to do.

I would love to see Hope and Thomas together .They made Thomas a villain for years on this show let him win .Liam is a cheat self righteous idiot that think he is perfect he has broke up Steffy marriage several times when trying to move on from him like his half brother Wyatt .Thomas and Hope makes a beautiful couple don’t let him get caught for calling CpS let him win .Steffy needs to stay with Finn they make a beautiful family make another baby with him sick of Liam and Brooke home breakers always have been change the storyline please ‍♀️

Yes sure put the agressor with the victim, this is disgusting and gross, Thomas raped Caroline, he is no father, he is a stalker, liar, an agressor, he deserve to be in jail like his mom

The new Taylor plays her character like a giddy child.
Glad Ridge and Brooke split! Enough!! Tired of them saying they are each other’s destiny!
Steffys husband is so boring. Steffy should be with someone exciting.

What happened to Taylor (miss, can do no wrong) shooting Bill in the back!????
Thomas, let’s see… Killing Emma, by running her off the Road!????
And Why doesn’t Hope call Steffi out on her sleeping with Bill and Liam and needing a Paternity test for Both kids! Why doesn’t Hope point that out, when Steffi plays goodie two shoes on and throws shade on her Mother!?? It wouldn’t make hope bad for saying so, it would make her Normal! Also , they have Ridge talking about going back to his “Family”, where’s Ridge and Brooke’s son, in that not ‘Family”, why isn’t he Ever mentioned!?? RJ coming back as a early 20something would be Great! Giving Thomas something else to focus on.. a little sibling rivalry perhaps??
I could go on and on, but I don’t get paid to fix this show.

Why doesn’t it get called out that Hope has been pregnant by both brothers Wyatt Spencer and is brother Liam Spencer and married her stepbrother and Hope pregnant stepsister husband.

Hope remember Brooke slept with hopes boyfriend oliver

Hope can’t defend Brooke
Brooke slept with 2 of her daughter’s husband .
Brooke conceited Hope by sleeping with her son-in-law deacon.
Brooke slept with Hope boyfriend teenage Oliver.
Brooke slept with her sister’s katies husband and got pregnant.

I totally agree. Thomas killed Emma and there were no consequences for his actions. Steffy is no saint and yet she tries to be. If this is the best the writers can do, they should pair everyone together with whoever, let them make nice, and end the soap. The storyline is so far fetched as it is trending now.

Yesss! I completely agree with you. It would be great for Liam and Hope to finally shows some backbone and fight! ✔️Would love for Hope to face-off with the (very arrogant) Steffy and bring up BOTH paternity tests when Steffy slept with both father Bill and son Liam. Steffy initially stole Liam from Hope.
✔️How is Steffy so sanctimonious against Brooke when Steffy did the same thing, really worse than Brooke?
I enjoyed The man fight between Liam and Thomas when Thomas fled to the roof.
Let’s make Liam the good guy who found his backbone!
Yes bring back a dynamic RJ to the show to give Thomas as well as the gorgeous Zende some competition over Paris and taking over the family business.
I had forgotten that Thomas killed Emma and never paid for it. It would be great if Brooke or Hope or even Douglas brought Thomas down! He never paid for his crimes! And Brooke should never take Ridgeback.

I don’t think hope and Thomas should be together, I wish they’d hurry and catch him with the voice activation phone. Don’t keep dragging it out. It’s time for Sheila to get caught

There is one good turn deserve another. How does that work out? Liem should step in and be the man he should be fight for his wife. Not sit back and be a pussycat.doesnt anyone fight for their marriages. Why make all the character cheaters.that makes the whole show boring. Why keep this big secret scenario of Thomas go on. Let his family see he, needs the help,and get the Foresters come off their pedestals.with the perfect little family. SHOULD NAME THIS SOAP “WHO’S BED ARE THEY IN NOW” or SIMPLEY
“CHEATERS CHEATERS” To much dishonesty. I’m losing my interest in this. Get on with other things other than cheating

DALE
Seems like you are another one who doesn’t know Liam.

I am sick of Steffy and Thomas medaling in Brooke and Ridges marriage. I don’t like Taylor either. None of them add to the show. Ridge should be with Brooke, Liam with Hope. The same story line with the Forresters is getting old.

Liam with his mother in law is gross! Liam and Hope have worked through their parents’ love triangles.

Please move towards upgrading B&B standards for relationships. Think about relationships in the real world .

I think Liam ought not to behave as he has in the past or as Ridge typically behaves. . Making a beeline to another woman and/or assuming the worst. Have a little faith in Hope. . Otherwise it’s as old and boring storyline as Brooke/Ridge/Taylor. I check spoilers nowadays to see what’s up with Sheila. The rest of it is boring as hell

I do not want Brooke and Liam to get together that’s bad,
I want Hope to come to her senses and see that Thomas is playing her again! I like to see Brooke go back to Bill just to make Ridge jealous!

Hope needs to STOP being so trusting n naive when it comes to Thomas. Same storyline with Thomas drooling over Hope is enough, come on writers can’t you come up with new stories, new love interests. Is Brooke a goddess that these men can’t get over her. The whole Steffy n Thomas acting like LITTLE BRATS whinging n plotting to get their parents together was very irritating. Also making Taylor look like a pathetic needy love lost woman was sickening, HELLO WRITERS this is 2022 women are strong and can find love with a different man, not the same person over n over that includes Brooke, ect, ect.

I hear so many people say not to let Thomas get caught for the CPS recording, and it blows my mind. This is your hero? He has never shown accountability, and his parents are enablers who let him get away with everything. His collusion with Sheila to keep the secret about Brooke’s champagne switcheroo (to help get mommy and daddy back together) led to Steffy and Finn getting shot. Mommy and daddy covered it up. He hid the fact that Beth was alive, gaslighted and threatened Douglas, and chased Emma off the road to protect his secret, and daddy covered it up. He took advantage of a drugged Carolyn, and thus we have Douglas. He should have been arrested. He blew up Rick’s house, and Mommy and daddy got everyone to agree not to press charges and sent him away to work with world renown psychiatrist Taylor Hayes Forester.

How Hope can forget his obsession is beyond me.

I like brook and ridge together if was brook I would not take him back I feel sorry forlliam Thomas is going to do something to hope he’s really got her fooled please put brook and ridge back together

Annika’s character is somewhat boring, BUT, I would REALLY love to see Brooke taken down! I know, in the moment, she has lost Ridge, but she’s so damn righteous and smug, I would love it if Ridge stuck with his on again off again “Doc”! Also, everyone seems to forget that Hope threw Thomas into a vat of “acid”! Brooke conveniently forgets the crimes of the Logans! Not so perfect…

Ridge is a poor excuse for a husband. Let him go. Get after Thomas. He is a pain in the ass.

I don’t think Brook should be with Lim. It’s time that she walked away from her past. Jump in out of bed with men whether their family members or not. She better than that. Let Brook find someone “Treated her like a woman should be taken care of”.

I am so tired of this back and forth. Is there no one else to sleep with on the B&B???

I think this character of Hope shows to be a total “dumb blonde” nobody is that dense. Brooke needs to stay with Bill even when she finds out Thomas made the CPS call !

I want to see blood DNA Forresters again on the show besides Eric. All we see is Logan’s and Marones.

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Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott Talks on 45 Years as Nikki Newman, the Keys to Playing Drunk, And Those Genoa City Relationships

February is ‘Nikki Newman Month’ in soapland as the The Young and the Restless iconic Melody Thomas Scott celebrates her 45th anniversary in her leading role.

My how time flies! Nikki has had numerous marriages, and some to the same man, battled her addiction to alcohol too many times to count (and we loved it all), and faced so much heartache in the process.

Currently, on all-new episodes of the top-rated CBS daytime drama series, Nikki can’t quite get a grip as Jordan (Colleen Zenk) is out there and in the middle of her next master plot to make Nikki suffer, all the while Nikki is drinking again. Thanks to the heinous plot concocted by Jordan and Claire (Hayley Erin) that revealed itself last November.

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In a special conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Melody shared her thoughts on a myriad of subjects including: her current story, those long tape days at Victor and Nikki’s weddings, why she plays drunk better than anyone on television, plus we take a mini-deep dive into Nikki’s past.

Y&R fans were stunned when the powers-that-be had Nikki kidnapped and then hooked her up to an IV of booze. Just how much did Melody know of the story going in? She elaborated, “I knew Nikki would be terrorized. That’s all that I knew. I thought that sounded like great fun. I didn’t know for a little bit that she was going to fall off the wagon in the process of it. And then when I heard how it would happen, I was thrilled to bits. I did kind of want to have a little leader (or crawl) down at the bottom of the screen saying, ‘Hey, people don’t put an IV with vodka in your arm because that will kill you.’ But, poetic license, I suppose.”

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Melody also weighed-in on if she thinks Nikki will stop drinking anytime soon, expressing, “She just can’t get out of this. Then of course, Jordan’s not letting her out very easily. Just when Nikki thinks she is mentally strong enough to never take another drink, well, of course she does, because something else happens. I think it’s also a learning point for people who are watching the show who may have an addiction problem. Now, I could be wrong, but I think it’d be highly unusual for somebody to be just mentally strong to be able to stop.”

If you wondered if Melody enjoys playing a drunk Nikki, look no more, “I do. That’s simply for selfish reasons,” she shared. “That’s for my enjoyment. I take great pleasure in it. It’s fun for me, and just the process of pretending to be drunk. I love the end result. I try not to do too much because there’s nothing worse when an actor is overplaying drunk. So you have to kind of keep it a little bit underneath (the surface). However, sometimes because of Jordan, Nikki does get much sloppier than I normally would play it.”

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In recent episodes, it seems that Jack (Peter Bergman) and Nikki are gravitating more to each other, as both are drawn together through their shared experiences with addiction. Victor (Eric Braeden) is not happy that his arch-nemesis is helping Nikki try to stay sober. Could Melody see Jack and Nikki becoming romantic again? “I love Peter. I mean, Peter was my second favorite husband on Y&R. It would be wonderful, but I don’t know if the fans would go for that,” she explained. “They’re so invested in Niktor that I think they would really be upset about that unless Victor did something really crummy, then I could buy that.”

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One of the more ‘out there’ stories during Melody’s 45-year run, was when Nikki was paired with Crazy Edward, and he took her home to meet his mother … who was in an urn! You would think maybe Melody didn’t like the story .. but think again! “Bill Bell (co-creator, Y&R) was writing the show in those days, and Bill kept that information pretty tight. I don’t remember us knowing even a week in advance. Maybe, we would get our scripts, three or four days in advance and that was it. You knew nothing about future story, but I loved the story,” she raved. “It was almost Hitchcockian, shall we say. The actor who played Crazy Edward, Paul Tulley was so magnificent and such a sweetheart. We loved working with each other so much, but man, when that red light came on the camera, he scared the you-know-what out of me. He was absolutely terrifying. But then, the minute the scene was over, we’re fooling around and laughing and everything. He was so good. So good!”

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According to Melody, the pairing of Victor and Nikki was not something she, nor Eric Braeden, initially thought would made sense: “I was a little terrified when I heard that he and I would be doing scenes. I thought, ‘What, what?’ He also wondered, ‘What am I going to be doing working with that young kid, that snotty kid?’ We had no idea what Bill Bell saw. He had a vision with us and somehow knew that we would have chemistry. It didn’t take Bill long to show us in the scripts why he put us together. Then, we started to see it. Although, it was hard to imagine at first, certainly we knew it worked by the time Nikki had baby number one during the ‘Who’s the father?’ storyline. Nikki and Victor weren’t even married yet. So, we did figure it out pretty early on.”

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From her early years as Nikki Reed, Melody reflected back on some major story points in her character’s history, relating, “I actually did like her in the very beginning when she was just a little brat living with her sister and her father, who of course ended up trying to rape her…  and she had hit him over the head with a lamp … and he died. I did not care for the stripping storyline at all. Only because I knew that I didn’t have the natural dancing ability. I wasn’t fluid enough to really look good up there stripping. I know they hired wonderful choreographers and everything for me, but I just didn’t feel worthy of being up there … I guess is what it was. Of course, now I look back on it and I think, ‘Oh, I guess it wasn’t too bad.’ Later, there was a strip she did in the Colonnade Room. At the time, she was married to Jack. Victor’s sitting there with some other woman and she’s drunk. I saw that scene recently, and I thought it was great. I didn’t at the time, but looking back, I thought, ‘Wow, that was good.'”

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Watch the full 45th anniversary conversation with Melody below.

Now let us know, are you enjoying Nikki being back on the bottle? Would you want to see Jack and Nikki try their relationship one more time? What has been your favorite storyline of Melody’s over the last 45 years on Y&R.  Let us know in the comment section.

 

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Days of our Lives Legendary Susan Seaforth Hayes Talks on the Horton House Fire Storyline, Mourning the Loss of Husband Bill Hayes & His Near-to-Final Performances

It has been an emotional time for longtime fans of Days of our Lives and beloved veteran, Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams). On-screen, the iconic Horton home was burned to the ground in what appears to be a storyline-dictated decision that shocked many. In real life, Susan is mourning the loss of her husband and DAYS enduring favorite, Bill Hayes (Doug Williams), who passed away at 98 in January. Over the weekend, during the 2024 SAG Awards In Memoriam tribute, Hayes was remembered along with other motion pictures and television stars whom we lost over the past year.

Since the Peacock streaming soap opera tapes months ahead of air, the Horton home fire and its aftermath are currently playing out in all-new episodes with more on this story featuring Susan to come. Bill Hayes also appeared in several of these episodes making it all the more touching and heartfelt.

When Julie came back to the Horton home to see what remained of it after the fire, Days of our Lives fans were treated to a heart-tugging episode that streamed last Wednesday, February 21st. In it, newly-taped scenes of a young Tom (Zach Chyz) and Alice (Sydney Kathrann Smith) Horton telling the story of how they came to live in the house to raise their children, juxtaposed with Julie and Doug (and members of their family and friends), surveying what’s left of the beloved house, brought many a tear.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Susan Seaforth Hayes for this very candid and heartfelt conversation to get her feelings on the Horton house fire, and being given the opportunity to have a storyline at this point in her storied career. In addition, Susan provides some insight on what it was like for her ailing late husband to tape scenes at DAYS shortly before his death, what the series plans to do about writing off the character of Doug while honoring the legacy of Bill Hayes, and how she knew she had the greatest love affair that anyone could hope for in their lifetime, which in turn, has inspired all of us.

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I was shocked when they decided to burn down the Horton house. Were you at first devastated … and did you know that there would be a big story surrounding it?

SUSAN: I did not know how big a story was with it. I knew that many years ago, another regime had planned on trashing the set and getting rid of the set because nobody cared about the Hortons anymore. It was stopped by one person, and I was eternally grateful for that. This time I thought, “Oh, my goodness! I guess I’ll be meeting people for a cup of coffee at the Horton Square. No home, no roots, no reason to be called in,” and thinking that’s the end of Julie. That’s the end of Doug and Julie. Then, when they began to structure a story around it, I think all of this came up during the writer’s strike. So of course, I was curious to see how this was going to turn out. I enjoyed the aftermath, because in the aftermath, and a little bit before the fire, if you saw the show, I get to talk a bit about the history of the household and the people in it.

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In the special episode that aired last Wednesday, Julie gave Leo (Greg Rikaart) the family tree history of the Hortons for his story in the Spectactor.

SUSAN:  I’ve had a couple of good long soliloquies about the past. I’m fated to be the character that does that because I’m the one still standing. I must say, I do enjoy doing them. Emotionally, all I have to do is rerun some of the actors and my own family in my mind and the emotion starts to come, you know, the emotion starts to flow.

Julie talks to Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) immediately after the fire. She is upset that the Horton family Christmas ornaments are gone. Fans were not happy that they could possibly have burned up. Thank God! There was a happy ending when they were located and unscathed, or there would have been hell to pay! 

SUSAN: I knew that they were in the prop room and that they still existed. But how much they were going to put a story around their loss, I did not know. We don’t get to ponder the plot. We just get to show up and start doing it. I think on this particular matter, something as important as a structure of the original set of the show, there’s been quite a bit of interest. So, I can appreciate that.

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I was thinking, ‘Did they decide to burn the house down, because they were finally retiring the old Horton home set?’ What was the purpose of it?

SUSAN: They’ve done everything to make quicker set changes, which is remarkable and very efficient right now. The set designer said, “I’ll be interested in your input,” which was nice. The one thing that I loved that had been done, didn’t work. You couldn’t shoot into it. It was a federal mirror over the mantle. I loved it. The size was perfect. I was just delighted. And then, we tried to shoot it, and because of the roundness of the mirror, you got a perfect view of camera one and camera three. So, it came down.

This is Julie’s project to renovate the home. She’s determined to bring back all the memories and redo it?

SUSAN: Absolutely, which is another nice note to play for my character. She’s determined to make the house something that her grandparents would recognize and still feel comfortable in.

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What did you think of the episode that just aired where the show incorporated flashbacks of a young Tom and Alice Horton?

SUSAN: Well, I set it up. They had their own their own lovely scenes. I read them, and I’m sure the audience was charmed.

What do you remember when you first came to DAYS, and you were in that house, in that set?

SUSAN: What did I notice about the set? I noticed that it was a strange shade of green. (Laughs) It was explained to me that that dull color meant that your face would pop on color TV. I understood that. I loved the little window up the staircase. I’ve always loved that. And at one time, there was a model of the house that sat on the set on its own little pedestal, a little playhouse of the exterior of the house. Whenever the house was on (and remember this is when we were a half-hour and practically live, but not live, because there was no editing), there would also be the sound of a barking dog whenever we reached the Horton house neighborhood. We never saw the dog, but I’m sure his name was “Spot”, and I’m sure he belonged to someone.

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You shared so many scenes with Frances Reid (Alice) and MacDonald Carey (Tom) in the Horton living room set and up till they passed. Did they get along well with Bill? Looking back, how was your relationship with them?

SUSAN: They loved him. Well, Mac and Billy had worked together before in theater. Mac was very kind to me at the beginning and helpful. Frances was as well. As Frances got older, she got a bit testy. When someone says, “You’re not going to read the line like that … are you?” It catches your attention. (Laughs). I got peeved at Frances from time to time, but her intent was always to make everything as good as it possibly could be. I saw her come back from her stroke. learn to talk again, learn to do it all again. Not do it easily, but to do it at all was wonderful, and the same with Mac. In his last shows, he was very frail, but we’re actors. We liked being there.

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During the taping of the episodes surrounding the Horton house fire, Bill was mostly in them with you. How was Bill doing at the time you taped these scenes?

SUSAN: He was okay. He was up for it. He had difficulty moving at that point. So, they restricted his movement a lot. Bill always enjoyed coming to work a lot, and it was extremely difficult for him because he was blind, and didn’t move very well. And now, to do a scene with people who may or may not, have rehearsed with you, who may or may not, give you the exact cue, and when they are attempting to have you look each other in the eye, you can’t see who’s eyes they are, that was the hard part. The easy part was working with him, which was lovely and was a gift. It was a gift from Corday Productions that he was able to work within three weeks of his death, which I thought was super and extraordinary.

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That is amazing. Did Bill understand everything that was going on at the time of the tapings?

SUSAN: Absolutely. He understood what was going on. He just couldn’t see it or touch it.

The timing couldn’t have been easy for you with Bill’s declining health, and that the show was going to burn down the Horton home where you shared so many scenes and memories.

SUSAN: Well, it hasn’t been my greatest stretch. But I knew that life would be like this. I’ve had five decades of an absolutely wonderful, blessed marriage and a chance to work and a chance to live in my own home and travel, all good. And now, we’re going to have the epilogue. And the epilogue is the hard part, seeing rapid change around you and losing the people that were the center of your life. I’ve just been very fortunate to have cultivated some wonderful friendships, and to have a wonderful large family of Hayeses.

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You do realize that you and Bill were the gold-standard of what we all should be lucky enough to have in our lives. What an incredible, beautiful, passionate, loving marriage that the two of you had. You don’t see marriages like that anymore. We were all just in awe of the two of you. To us, it was the greatest love affair. You got to have that which is so extraordinary.

SUSAN: I know, and it was all Bill. I mean, any idiot could have been married to Bill Hayes and been deliriously happy. The guy was so perfect in every way that you really would have to pick something and blow it out of proportion to ever complain about any of his traits of character. He was just all good character, goodwill, and good humor. I just followed along and tried to live my life for him, with him, and follow his style, which I hope to carry on. I hope to be as good to people as he was to people, and, not be selfish.

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I always remembered how the two of you would come to the studio with your suitcases, ready to work no matter what material, large or small, they gave you. You showed up. You just had such great work ethic and you don’t see that as much anymore.

SUSAN: At the moment, it’s hard to find it everywhere. I think it’s probably generational. You cannot get too angry at people that are still holding up their phones in the one rehearsal that we have. I think it’s more convenient to receive your work electronically, but somehow it doesn’t seem quite as real. You don’t have a script in your hand anymore unless you print one up yourself.  Sometimes you haven’t met the person you’re working with. Well, that’s not unusual, but no rehearsal at all, that’s kind of marvelously new.

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Does Julie lean on anybody for emotional support as she tries to rebuild the Horton home. Who’s there for her?

SUSAN: As far as I can tell, nobody. I’m supposed to be the wise woman, and Marlena (Deidre Hall) is supposed to be the other wise woman. I haven’t had any scenes with Marlena for help. I would think Marlena would be the person I would be going to for grief counseling, for friendship, for all of that. I haven’t seen it in the scripts, yet. I’m still deeply entwined with Chad’s (Billy Flynn) storyline.

How is Billy Flynn to work with?

SUSAN: A pleasure. Billy Flynn has grown a lot as a human being and as an actor since I’ve known him. I’m really enjoying his company and really enjoying doing scenes with him. We rehearse and then we get on other subjects and laugh and talk and inform each other. We’re interested in a lot of the same things. He’s a new parent. He’s really devoting himself to that, to that experience in the best possible way. So, I’m lucky.

Do Julie and Chad try to figure out who set the fire?

SUSAN: Oh yeah.

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I kept thinking about how Julie got burned in the kitchen fire years ago and her face was scarred, At the time, your mother Elizabeth Harrower was writing DAYS and wrote that for Julie. Did you hate that story?

SUSAN: Well, I know where the story came from. It came up from something in mother’s own life. I knew the people involved, and I wasn’t crazy in love with the idea. Then, when it was supposed to go for six weeks and went on for months and months, I was concerned. Mainly, I was concerned that my face was going to be affected because of the appliance, the scars, that I was wearing. I was told by a dermatologist, “You’re going to have a little beard after this. Ripping your face every single day to get this off is going to be hard on you.” But, I seem to have survived.

Has the show even addressed with you how they plan to handle writing-off the character of Doug Williams, and how they want to honor Bill?

SUSAN: Only in the smallest way. I had a conference call with the producers and our head writer last Friday. I was informed about the immediate, immediate future. I’ve also been promised that they’re going to keep me busy. It’s a cast of over 40 people. I’ll be happy to show up and to be included.

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I was just hoping that whatever they decide to do with the character of Doug that they were going to run it by you, first.

SUSAN: They have, and they have been very sweet about it.  I’ve got to tell you, this regime, they have a sign up on the wall now, that says, Things we expect on this stage.”  The first one at the top of the list is “kindness.”

Have you watched your work back all these years? I know some actor’s never like to watch the scenes they taped.

SUSAN: I think you learn by watching yourself, if you have an open mind, and if you are not hypercritical, or dismissive. I cannot be dismissive of a character that has given me such a wonderful life. I’m still interested in Julie, perhaps I wouldn’t have been if I’d been on the show for three years and never returned to it. But I’m quite interested in her now, and what she has to offer as a member of this ensemble.

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Julie’s ties to the whole history of Days of our Lives from this point on are very important. How do you feel about that?

SUSAN:  There are those that don’t care about the history of the show. I know that. I know there are those that only care about continuing with something snappy to keep eyes on the screen through action, adventure, drama, death, kidnapping, missed opportunities, all that, which I suppose that’s what the audience craves. But, that’s not just what the show can do. What the show can do so well is character. There’s a lot of people over 70 who are still on the show now. I’m the oldest one, but I’m not the only one. We’re coming up on the 60th anniversary. I don’t think the show is worn out. And if it is, it’s had a remarkably successful six decades.

Lamon Archey (Eli) is back on DAYS for a stint. What has it been like to work with Lamon as his on-screen grandmother?

SUSAN: I think he’s terrific and visually he is so beautiful, so appealing. I think both Eli and Lani (Sal Stowers) are very appealing as characters. I’m delighted to be connected to Eli as a family member. That was a lucky break for me.

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Do you think DAYS fans are going to continue to be emotional in the aftermath of this fire and all the story that comes out of it? Do you think we’ll be touched by what Julie goes through to get the remains all cleaned up for a new house?

SUSAN: I think anybody in America who’s gone through a disaster, and have unfortunately had the disruption of their home, will be sympathetic and interested in how it all turns out. It’s a nice note to play. We haven’t had to do that very often. We just go from one lovely apartment to another without much discussion. I think this is the one set that meant a lot to people. I was very sorry to lose “Julie’s Place,” as it turned into kind of a sandwich shop. I still loved having a business, a tangible place to be, and an alternate place for people to meet.

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Upon reflection, what was your favorite scene with Bill? Was it when Julie and Doug got married on-screen, or was it something else that was much more intimate?

SUSAN: I think our last scene is going to be more important, emotionally. I think the first wedding was beautiful, but the material around the time of our second wedding, when Brenda Benet (ex-Lee) came back on the show and Doug stood up to her and says, “I’m not going to be manipulated anymore,” was also strong. There has been a lot of very important times – when Doug was killed-off by James Reilly, and we met in the tunnel of light. That was a day. That was a difficult day, which I certainly can’t revisit right now emotionally. When Julie found out Doug had run off and married her mother, Addie, that was a day. It was a day because, I went to the producer at the time, Jack Herzberg, and said, “Is this it? Am I not going to work with him anymore?”And he said, “Right! That’s it. You’re not working with Bill Hayes anymore.” We were not married at the time, and I thought I was going to go through the floor! That wasn’t a happy day.

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In terms of Bill’s final day on the set with you, did you know that it was his last, and what would turn out to be his last scene?

SUSAN: Well, they didn’t know. But I knew. I had been allowed to rewrite it. So, I can’t tell you Bill’s last line now, of course, but I will in time.

What do you think about the sentiments shared by Susan on her late husband, and this storyline? How do hope the show properly honors Bill and Doug Williams when the series writes-off the character? Are you enjoying the Horton house fire story arc or does it upset you too much? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Trevor St. John Chats On His Latest Film ‘A Good Enough Day’, His Y&R Leading Ladies and the Loss of Kamar de los Reyes

The Young and the Restless multi-talented Trevor St. John (Tucker McCall) most recent film dropped last week on Amazon Prime, AppleTV+ and Tubi. Not only does St. John star in it, but he directed and co-wrote the feature, as well.

A Good Enough Day features St. John as Tyler Hamilton, a terminally ill photographer who has been saddled with enormous grief over a loss in his life for over 10 years, while trying to tie up loose ends before his death. Wanting to right his fractured relationships, Tyler interacts with his sister, and his daughter via phone calls in two haunting and moving moments in the film. St. John shot all of the scenes in the movie in his home state of Washington.

During a recent livestream conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Trevor spoke on the character he portrayed, the making of the film, the poignant phone calls and the takeaway he hopes lingers in audiences’ hearts and minds. In addition, Trevor shared his thoughts on his experience thus far on Y&R, and being in story with two strong leading ladies, Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Zuleyka Silver (Audra).

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Many fans recall Trevor’s stellar performances as One Life to Live’s Walker Laurence/Todd Manning/Victor Lord Jr.  Recently, he and many other members of the OLTL family, suffered the loss of actor Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio Vega). St. John takes a moment to share his thoughts on losing one of his dear friends. Coincidently, Reyes’ wife, Sherri Saum (ex-Keri, OLTL, ex-Vanessa, Sunset Beach), also appears in A Good Enough Day.

Speaking on embodying A Good Enough Day’s Tyler Hamilton, and what the journey he is going through during the film, Trevor shared, “We did our best to make this man, not all one thing or the other. If you heard the other end of those phone calls he was on, you think this guy’s a real piece of work. But then you realize he really suffered. He didn’t choose the grief, and maybe he made some choices out of that grief. Maybe he did not do enough to resist being all consumed by it. But as you pointed out, how can anyone know what that’s like to go through what he did?”

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As fans of St. John’s may know by now, when Tyler speaks to those on his phone, it all seemed so raw and real. Trevor gave us the secret as to why it worked so movingly and effectively. He explained,”The calls were shot and performed in a really unique way. We gave each character a very detailed biography. In particular, the detail of their relationship with Tyler, and their particular family life in the present day. But, we didn’t tell them anything else. So, none of those actors were ever told or were given the full material. We just said, ‘Here’s what you know about this man. Here’s in great detail what’s happened in the past 10 years and maybe even before. That’s all we are going to tell you. He’s gonna call you and you answer the phone as if this is all you know.'” Trevor added, “It was very risky, but once we shot that first scene I thought, ‘I think we might be able to get away with this.'”

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The beauty of A Good Enough Day is that it requires the viewers to think, interpret and go along on Tyler’s journey without hitting you over the head of exactly what is happening. However, by the final moments in the film, and we mean after the credits roll, you know everything you need to know. Trevor shared on laying out the movie: “You have to, you have to reveal everything. By the end, everything must be revealed. The question is the timing. The question is the intensity with which you peel layers away of information. The goal is to have the audience thinking, ‘I’m not sure I know precisely what’s going on here but man, I can’t really look away. I wanna see what happens next.'”

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On The Young and the Restless, St. John has been in a red hot storyline with two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott), where Ashley’s sanity is now completely in question., Trevor expressed on sharing scenes with Eileen,”She’s terrific. She’s such a dear person.” St. John is also quite impressed with her recent work, “She’s become so open to the unexpected and the unknown, and that’s where you want to be. She’s a wonderful playmate and a really great person, supportive, and just super talented. I’m very lucky to be working with her.”

The CBS daytime drama currently has the relationship between Tucker and Audra taking several turns. St. John shares he is not sure where it’s ultimately leading,”That’s very difficult to say. When I get these scripts, I’m surprised as the audience. So I’m intrigued. Tucker has definitely some legitimately strong feelings for Audra.  She’s his best friend. She might be his only friend. The connection with Audra is profound. Whether he can communicate it, whether she can communicate, is another matter. But there’s something inherent there, something built up over years.”

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So, just how is working with Audra’s portrayer, Zuleka Silver? Trevor remarked, “I just adore her. I light up when I’m around her. She’s just a lovely person and talented and we have great fun together. I like to tease her a little bit, but she’s also open to the unexpected, which for me, if you’re any good, you gotta be prepared for curve balls, you know, because as a human being you don’t know what’s gonna happen next. If you’re a good actor, you’re receptive to all of that, and she’s like that. ”

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Back on Christmas Eve of 2023, Trevor’s former One Life to Live castmate, Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio), passed away after his battle with cancer at the age of 56.  St. John opened up on this personal loss, explaining, “That was hard. He was a good friend of mine, a dear friend. I miss him. I miss him terribly. It still hasn’t even penetrated completely that he’s gone. It’s just that stage where you don’t believe it. He was a beautiful man. I saw Sherrie recently and she’s doing okay, all things considered. She’s got a nice support system. My heart breaks for her, and his family, and his boys. I appreciate you asking. It’s been very difficult.”

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In case you missed it, watch the full interview with Trevor below, followed by the trailer for A Good Enough Day. 

Now let us know, if and when you watch Trevor’s film what was your reaction to it? Then, who do you want Tucker to end up with on Y&R? Audra, Ashley or someone else? Let us know in the comment section.

 

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