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B&B's Scott Clifton on chances of winning Emmy, Dillon Q, & One Life's axing!

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Scott Clifton (Liam) is up in the Younger Actor category for the fifth time at this Sunday night’s38h Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!  Now as he is finally over 25, this is the final year he will compete in this category.  And with a stellar reel, could Clifton finally end his curse and win the gold?  Well, TV Guide Canada’s, Nelson Branco chatted with Clifton about Emmy hell, if he would ever reprise his first soap role of Dillon Quartermaine on GH, and having to say goodbye to his former stomping grounds at One Life to Live, now that it has been canceled.  Here are a few interesting moments from the interview!

Clifton on his choice of Emmy reel in this year’s race: “I liked the scenes I ended up competing with because last year, when I was nominated as Schuyler on One Life, I felt that my episode was too actor-y, shticky, and over the top – and I ended up paying for that.  My reel last year was very sarcastic, with one real moment where I got to be emotional. This year, I tried to go in the opposite direction. I wanted something more intimate, small, subtle and internalized. We’ll see what happens.”

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Clifton if now that GH is being re-set and an offer would come to reprise the role of Dillon Quartermaine, would he go: “I don’t think I would go back,” he asserts. “Certainly, (not) as long as I am on B&B. If I were fired, and needed work, yes, I would come back to GH if they wanted me. But I don’t feel any desire to return to GH because I feel proud of what I was able to do over there at that point in my career. At this point, it would be hard and confusing for me to reprise Dillon at this stage. I’m having way too much fun here on B&B as Liam. Having said that, I think GH is a great show to work on but I prefer B&B, which may be selfish.”

Clifton on the cancellation of One Life to Live where he played Schuyler Joplin: All My Children was one thing, but it was really shocking that One Life was cancelled. It was like ‘holy shit’! It’s tragic, because there are so many people on that show that are like family to me. And I’m not just talking about the cast, but the crew as well. But I’m trying to put a positive spin on the situation because I’m so psyched for actors like John Paul Lavoisier and Bree Williamson to go into prime-time TV and movies. I know they’ll get work and make it big. But watching a soap opera get cancelled is so much more impactful than any other medium because of the longevity.”

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So, I take he hasn’t heard the very credible rumors that JPL is a) headed to GH and b) going to be taking over the role of DQ.

Brian T
Brian T

What? Wow, that would be cool! I didn’t hear that rumor.

jbj
jbj

After JPL’s controversial (yet politically-correct) responses to OLTL’s cancellation, and both he and Farrah Fath announcing that they were headed to LA, there was a lot of talk that he might have begun negotiations with Frons (his golf buddy) to join GH. Then there was the announcement that he was leaving months before the cancellation, and Garin Wolf declaring, “Sometimes they come back” and the revival of the Quartermaines, followed by Ravenbeauty claiming that 2-3 OLTL cast members will be joining GH. Given SC and JPL’s similar acting style and sense of humor, and SC’s apparent aversion to returning, it seems like a natch that JPL will be taking over the role of Dillon.

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GH Head Writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor Reveal More Details On Michael E. Knight’s New Soap Role

When daytime favorite Michael E. Knight debuts on General Hospital on September 30th, he will not be coming to Port Charles as his former All My Children alter-ego Tad Martin; but instead will be playing a different character.

EW.com has first look photo of Knight in his new role and spoke directly to General Hospital co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor for the scoop on the ever-popular Knight’s return to ABC.  On GH. Michael will indeed play a new role.

According to the scribes: “There are a number of people in Port Charles who are in trouble and his character will have an impact on how their stories are solved or further complicated.”

Both Van Etten and O’Connor shared: “As we were writing his character, we found out that oh, we have even more use for him! It’s helpful to know who the actors are in this situation. We have lots of ideas on how we can expand his character and cross-pollinate his character.”

As to how long Knight will be sticking around Port Charles, that was not offered-up, but what was is that Michael’s new character will mix it up with Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) with whom Knight worked with on All My Children when James played Will Cortlandt.

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Because ABC now has the rights back in their possession to use the characters from One Life to Live and All My Children, Van Etten expressed: “We have conversations when we have these actors come back about whether it’s more useful or not to resurrect their characters. “=We’ll continue to have these as the opportunity arises.”

So, what do you think Michael E. Knight’s role will be based on these tidbits from the GH scribe? Share your theories via the comment section below.

 

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Peter Weber Is Revealed To Be The Next ‘Bachelor’

On the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, the big question was finally answered.  Who would be the next star of the upcoming season of The Bachelor.  Well the wait is over and it turns out to be one of the runner-ups from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.

Pilot Peter Weber has nabbed the spot of the next ‘Bachelor’ when the reality-competition series returns for its 24th season in January of 2020.  Weber follows Colton Underwood as the guy who will hopefully hand out a final rose to one woman that steals his heart from the bevy of contestants.

Weber and Hannah Brown’s chemistry was undeniable during this season of The Bachelorette.

After expressing his love to her and spending a memorable night in a windmill together, America was left shocked and heartbroken with Hannah’s decision to end the relationship. making him the second runner-up for her season.  Returning back to his home from Greece, Peter was forced to confront his pain and pick up the pieces of his broken heart.

Now, Peter is back to look for love a second time.   He said of the opportunity during a brief appearance on the Bachelor in Paradise finale: “I feel so grateful right now just to have this opportunity. “This is life-changing.”

So, are you glad Peter was named the next ‘Bachelor’? Comment below.

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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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