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B&B’s Scott Clifton Talks His First Ever Lead Actor Daytime Emmy Nomination!

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The trials and tribulations of Liam Spencer have been front and center on The Bold and the Beautiful for the last several years, putting Scott Clifton squarely on-screen a majority of the time.  Clifton, who is more than up to any acting challenge thrown his way by the B&B writing team, was just nominated for the first time in his career in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 44th Annual Daytime Emmys to be held on April 30th.   When the envelope is ripped open, could it be an epic win for Clifton, who has already taken home two gold statuettes in the past?

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Scott at last week’s 30th anniversary on set celebration for B&B, and where the cast, crew and the CBS Daytime team celebrated the series 23 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Scott revealed to us his joy, his continued enthusiasm of being part of this successful soap, took a moment to size up his competition and even mentioned those missing in action in the Lead Actor category and more. Check what he has to say below.

You have received 9 Daytime Emmy nominations throughout your career, and for the first time you are in with the big boys in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series!  How does it feel to crack that glass ceiling?

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SCOTT:  Holy s**t, right!  This is because of Eva Basler our publicist, who made me do this.  Just because you have a leading storyline doesn’t mean you are a ‘lead actor’, and that was my thought process.  She was the one who said to me, “Dude, you have been in a leading storyline for the last several years.  You can’t keep hiding behind Supporting Actor.”   That was a couple of years ago, and I said, “I promise I won’t submit in ‘Supporting’ anymore, but I am not going to submit in ‘Lead’ till I feel like I had something that I was proud of, and then the log cabin storyline happened and then the aftermath of that.  B&B’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell wrote an amazing story for me that is my favorite storyline that I have ever had in any soap opera I have been on.  I love that storyline so much that I wish I could go back and do it again! 

What scenes did you submit that got you the nomination? 

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SCOTT:  The rules are different this year, so you can submit up to a 20 minute clip in scenes from up to four episodes.  I chose from 4 – two of them were in the cabin- and two of them were from the aftermath in the cabin.  One of them is when Liam has amnesia and Quinn (Rena Sofer) is telling him that she is his wife, so you see the ‘deer in the headlights’ kind of phase. Then it’s him in the cabin when Wyatt (Darin Brooks) finds out that Liam has been lied to all of this time, and then the third scene was the confrontation with Quinn, when Liam finds out Steffy got the tattoo ring on her finger and he is like smashing a plate, and he shoves her up against the wall.  I wanted to tell a story, but I wanted to keep it short, so I kept at like 11 minutes even though I had 20 minutes in the rules. I don’t want to bore people to death.  I feel that’s a mistake to do, and it’s also inconsiderate to my fellow actors! T he final scene was a confrontation with Bill (Don Diamont) where he says to Liam, “Tough s**t, you have to suck it up. You have to respect your brothers marriage”   Then Liam finds out about Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Bill.  So there is all of that, and then the last moment of the reel is Liam saying, “I am going to go get the girl!”  I’m hoping it tells a story.

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You have some heavy competition in the category vying for gold against DAYS Billy Flynn (Chad) and Vincent Irizarry (Ex-Deimos), and Y&R’s Peter Bergman (Jack) and Kristoff St. John (Neil), but there were all some favorites that were MIA!

SCOTT:  No Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and not Jason Thompson (Billy, GH) which was shocking … and these are actors who intimated the hell out of me.  Also, Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R) did not get in, and he is fabulous every single year.  This whole thing is turning out to be very interesting. I have two Daytime Emmys; one for ‘Younger’ and one for ‘Supporting’.   I am told, and this is not going to happen, but if I were to win, Heather Tom (Katie, B&) and me would be the only two people ever to have all three, or also, if Kristoff St. John wins for ‘Lead Actor’.  This is all so cool, and I already feel I am in some elite club   I feel like I have put in my dues.

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The Bold and Beautiful celebrated their 30th anniversary this past week. What can you about the show on this milestone?

SCOTT:   I want to congratulate The Bold and the Beautiful for 30 years and not just because they are one of the most popular and beloved shows in the world, but also for being one of the most beloved shows behind the scenes, and we don’t talk about that enough.  There is a reason that everybody on every other show is jealous of us, and it’s because this is “Emerald City” baby.  This is a really, really special place to be, and I don’t want to ever leave.

What do you think about Scott Clifton’s first ever Lead Actor nomination? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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The fact he got the nomination over McCook disgusting take your atheist beliefs and leave daytime!!! Can’t stand him

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I like him as an actor. He and many on this fluff show are not worthy of getting nominated for Lead anything. I agree John McCook has paid his dues and is decent on B&B. This show is primarily known for flashbacks and repeated storylines!

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I like him as an actor i,m glad he got nominated for lead actor he did such a great job as playing an amnesia on B&B. think it was some of his best work . that was best storyline so far to me it was something different and new think he really was fantastic

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I’ve watched Mr. Cliftons work since is days on General Hospital. I think his best work remains the two years he spent on “ONE LIFE TO LIVE’

Look for oscar nods for this young man in the next decade or so!

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B&B’s Kimberlin Brown and Tanner Novlan Talk on Sheila’s Motherly Love for Finn and the Next Move Against Steffy & the Forresters

The Bold and the Beautiful’s mother/son duo of Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) and Tanner Novlan (Finn) chatted with Michael Fairman during a virtual interview for the Michael Fairman Channel; about the return of soap super-villain Sheila to the CBS daytime drama series, and its impact on newlyweds Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Finn, and their newborn son, Hayes.

When daytime fans learned that Brown was returning to B&B, they were very excited to see back on-screen as one of the greats, who’s character has caused so much trouble for the residents in both Genoa City 0n The Young and the Restless and in Los Angeles on The Bold and the Beautiful with her various crimes, deceptions, and plots over the years.

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However, this time, viewers learned that Sheila is the biological mother of good doctor, Finn and her entrance into the story (at the wedding reception for Finn and Steffy) threw disruption into the lives of the Forresters and for her the son she never-got-to-know that she gave up at birth.

During this entertaining and candid conversation, Kimberlin and Tanner reveal many behind-the-scenes tidbits including: what went down during the  taping of the scenes where Finn learns Sheila is his mother as she steps out of the shadows, the confrontation at the wedding when the Forresters learned this shocking bit of intel, how Sheila plans to continue to manipulate and weave her way into her grandson and son’s life, and how she sees her vendetta with Steffy as an off-shoot of her vendetta with her grandmother, the late Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery).

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In addition, Tanner weighs-in on Finn’s apparent ignorance of Paris’ (Diamond White) growing attraction to him, how that might trigger a Sheila/Paris partnership, or the possibility that Sheila does the unthinkable and somehow gets Steffy hooked back on opioids, or makes it looks like she has. There were many theories bantered about, and the actors share their speculative thoughts.

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Now below, check out the interview with Kimberlin and Tanner.   For more celebrity interviews make sure to subscribe and check out the Michael Fairman Channel here.

Then let us know, what possible plot do you think Sheila might concoct to get revenge on Steffy and the Forresters? Let us know your favorite part of our conversation with Kimberlin and Tanner via the comment section.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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