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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Eve Drops A Bombshell That She is Mrs. Deimos Kiriakis!

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At Deimos’ (Vincent Irizarry) gravesite, Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Victor (John Aniston) are surprised to run into a shocking black widow, Eve Donovan, signaling the triumphant return of Kassie DePaiva to Days of our Lives.

In story, Eve lets the gents know, “Where else would I be but at my husband’s side?” She then clarifies …  she married Deimos six months ago! Eve is armed with proof to show Victor and Brady … a marriage certificate.  In story, Deimos and Eve apparently tied the knot back in April while Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and Brady were off in Canada!

In flashbacks featuring a return by Vincent Irizarry, Eve says he was at the mansion when she returned to town and Deimos was alone. She admits she had lost her job and needed somewhere to stay. It appears Deimos had been drinking, but Eve swears he was not drunk and in his right mind, and that they bonded over lost love and their mutual dislike of Victor. They later married at City Hall and spent their honeymoon in the tropics until he left her high and dry, after Deimos got a lead on Nicole’s whereabouts.  Eve claims she was notified that Deimos’ remains were released, which is why she’s there.  Victor asks what she wants and what is her bottom line.  Eve does not think this is the time, nor the place, to talk about all of that!

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Kassie DePaiva took to Twitter and commented on getting the chance to work with Vincent Irizarry, tweeting: “Loved working with #Eve ‘s new hubby @VincentIrizarry you are a force! #greatactor #greatguy @nbcdays #gl #oltl

Are you glad to have Kassie back on-screen at DAYS so Eve can shake-up the canvas?  Were you glad to see Vincent Irizarry in scenes? Comment below!

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Jovin
Jovin

It’s a neat twist. I love seeing stories like this, with in fighting and bitching in mansions and among characters we know and love. That’s soap opera! Leave the gunfights and gore to the movies. I am glad Kassie is healthy after her bout with cancer. Always good to see Her on screen!! Her last go round was wasted on teeny bopper manufactured “drama”. This time she is playing with the big boys, the heavy hitters. That’s where an actress of her caliber belongs!

Patrick
Patrick

can we say – Wally Kurth ‘ Justin and Eve are top of the line heavy hitters

now that Adrienne is “back” and will nurse Lucas back from the bottle.

this frees up Justin to have at IT

Mo
Mo

Justin and Adrienne are going to get back together.

I think Chloe and Lucas may find their way back to each other. I wish they’d bring Anne back, especially now Lucas is free.

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

Ron Carlivati who is the show’s head writer worked with Kassie in the past.So he may know what she is capable of and knows she deserves to be used with the heavy hitters at Days.Plus i’m wondering if the show will make Eve the new bad girl of sorts.

Patrick
Patrick

Salem – really – doesn’t have a resident baddie.. and who , from which to cull.. the best

with Sami and Nicole , gone

even Theresa had her moments

Eve will turn and tantalize so much more

show stopper

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am thrilled to have Kassie DePaiva back on Days. I’ve been waiting for her since Ron’s writing began airing. I’m sure he has exciting things planned for Eve. Since Eve is Deimos’ widow, perhaps the question of who will be CEO of Titan has been answered. Yes, she has no business experience; but, this is a soap opera.

Patrick
Patrick

as much as I love Freddie Smith character.. he certainly isn’t CEO material… as of yet

GADS – can we say… Freddie Smith is far and away a better actor , than Chad Duell @GH. HIM ? CEO of ELQ?

JUST love Justin and ( @NED – GH ) both should be vying for and wresting control of… Kiriakis and ELQ. Wally Kurth is the BESTEST

Patrick
Patrick

Kassie DePaiva and Wally Kurth have the MOST chemistry.. natural pairing if ever I saw

lots of potential for hotted out every thing

it pains me to say this : and I LOVE TO BITS.. everything John Anniston

GOD – we do not see Peggy McKay
with our beloved Joseph Mascolo passed

it’s time to move forward and cement ties on keeping the Kiriakis a stronghold.. just like the DiMera family

you’d have Victor, Maggie, Brady, Sonny, Eve… to solidify

that’s a whole lot of personality, discord, and charged energies.

same goes for the DiMera Manse – I am so IN LOVE with :

Chad and ABs – who are the definition of LOVE LOVE LOVE. Man the dynamic and energy between the hottest Newbie coupling in all of daytime… STIR

OK – I’m marquee’ Koslow and Penglis… the dream team of all get out.

the funsters with panache – the dole’ing out of terrific times to be had

case in point : Monday 10/23 ep

Andre to Kate : “Tell me about Will”

Kate : “He accepted me more than my kids every did”

as Kate and Andre embrace :

Kate : “I dont’ want my hopes dashed ”
Andre: “you’re going to be fine, I’ll see to that”

I will always christen Lauren Koslow AND Kate Roberts as thee “I’m every woman”

she just resonates class, style, sex, drive, and always put together.

SO.. to see Kate – open up – with a sensitive pull from the heart , her love for her grandson… just choked… to see our Kate “crying” sharing and REELING

the DiMera family is so ON par of why I love DAYS

it’s so telling – that Ron Carlivati is keeping up with and further driving the two families outside of the Brady and Horton… the always present

Kiriakis and DiMera

what a show

Iakovos
Iakovos

I sometimes roll my eyes at the diMera madness on DAYS but this twist excited me. It is plausible. And it brings back Ms. DePavia, a talent that should be featured. (And likely will considering the writer in charge now!)

Just hoping we don’t get too much crazy in Salem.

blake
blake

Well today’s episode 10/31 brings more crazy!

Celia
Celia

LOL, blake…you may be right; but I love it. And, I love Kassie….so, if this new ‘development’ showcases her outstanding talent, I’m all for it.

Patrick
Patrick

I’ve oft wished that Xander is Deimos’ son. as Victor told “Bonnie” that Xander is free and out of touch.

could this be in the wings ? Paul Telfer is such a good charismatic actor.. that his return

would be most welcome

Celia
Celia

I like it, Patrick…..never would have assimilated those facts…..bravissimo!!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Nobody’s listening to me—that bastard Deimos is still alive!!!

Alan
Alan

I wouldn’t be surprised if he returned in time for the new year right just as Eve is settling in as the wealthy widow…

Mo
Mo

If Deimos is alive, then Nicole and Eric could be together.

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

I also wonder if Deimos is still alive but is in hiding because he could face charges for drugging those people at that party.So while Deimos is in hiding Eve does his dirty work for him.Plus i have a feeling that Brady to get Eve out of the picture will try to frame her for killing Deimos.Then just as Eve is about to go down for killing Deimos he walks into the courtroom or whatever showing he’s alive.Then i could see Deimos and Eve been a power couple of sorts in Salem.

Patrick
Patrick

no matter , the naysay

gawd… bad writing has “wreaked” so much havoc on any show

Kassie DePiava , like reading a phone book.. makes something

she rung it up; with –

JJ
Justin
Eduardo

PLUS she excelled with sister Theresa and daughter Paige

that’s saying a “whole” heck of a lot for a fantastic actress

for storyline purposes… of course it’s eye to eye when two forces collide

Deimos and Eve – dang just saying their names , reads

her entry in to Salem – thankfully is in the past. whenever any show pits a newbie with a “veteran” and is propped as such. does not do any favors for actress or character.

such was the case with the constant bludgeoning of Eve with Jenny Bear.

NO WAY is that going to happen this time around. Eve will take blood

blake
blake

Today’s Halloween episode (10/31) is really wild, even more returns that were not announced! I hope it’s not a dream.

Mo
Mo

It was! Abby’s!

Maca
Maca

Kassie d is the best!

Satan
Satan

And there goes ReRon…. totally rewriting history to benefit his OLTL pets, just like he did when he was destroying GH.

There is absolutely no valid reason to have a character named “Eve Donovan” on this show unless Charlotte Ross wants to come back.

Happy that Kassie beat cancer. Not happy that she’s back on Days…. she adds nothing of value to the show.

Celia
Celia

Perhaps she will, this time, Satan. If we are to believe Eve is Deimos’ ‘bride’, she will ensconce herself in the mansion, as its mistress, per se.
Whole ‘lotta’ havoc goin’ on…..right up your alley, yeah!!

Jimh
Jimh

i still dont think that is Susan…i think it really is Kristen!!!

Patrick
Patrick

A femme fatale is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype of literature and art.

this is Eve : with no limits

xmascarol
xmascarol

Welcome back Kassie.I still don’ think that Deimos is dead.I just have this feeling that he is hiding somewhere.

Patricio
Patricio

Clever twist! Love all actors involved. Nice treat for OLTL and AMC fans.

Mo
Mo

Even though it’s kinda hard to process how the marriage came to be, I like it as it will put Eve against Victor and Brady. Exciting story ahead! Welcome back Eve/Kassie.

Patrick
Patrick

Towel drop

Patrick
Patrick

tripp

and Chloe – w/Theo

this is working

Patrick
Patrick

AND Claire ! that is the cutest I’ve ever seen her in that Pussycat drag

AND I – am in LOVE – with – THAT – Elvis

Patrick
Patrick

John Enos, ex Bobby Marsino, Y&R

@DAYS playing “Elvis”

WHAT a Comedic turn… SO laugh out loud FUN’ny

Patrick
Patrick

Kassie DePiava – you can just feel and see the – Layers – of talent , drop – take flight

WOWSAH

as she immerse’ herself in Eve and All the denizen of Salem

Patrick
Patrick

THIS has got to be the most exciting TURN.. for Ron Carlivati

with his beloved profession… his beloved turn @OLTL

getting to share his passion and love for .. Kassie

I LOVE HER TO BITS !

she’s a priority in my book.

Mr. R C – should you read this

“Thank You” for the sterling and uncompromised scripture. Days is a complete hour

Patrick
Patrick

Billy Flynn – as that swash-BUCK-ling – you’re in danger for wanting MORE

jaybird369
jaybird369

Eve is Deimos’s widow…never saw that one coming…lol.

Johnny Grant
Johnny Grant

Show has gotten kind of ridiculous, at least to this viewer.
The Halloween Dream was, to me, so obviously a dream. The only thing
I didn’t know was “whose” dream it actually was, turned out to be Abigail’s dream.
If others like it, meaning the way the show is now, that’s fine with me, maybe I have been watching soaps too long for after a very short while, they all re-hash the same silly stories. Also, the sets are tiresome – it’s like, they have 3 sets, and how many times can people meet at the “town square” – and everytime someone goes off to a “cabin” regardless of what state it is, it’s the same cabin set.
I think this show should thank it’s lucky lucky stars it is still on – Stronger shows, like One Life to Live and All My Children have unfortunately bitten the dust (but may someday seen a regrouping and new launching) and yet somehow this show survives.

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

It would have been more interesting if Casey Deidrick and Kate Mansi had appeared in Abby’s dream.

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There was some significant signs that Hollywood and the state of California’s show business production looks to be gearing up for a restart after all TV and film production was halted a few months ago as the coronavirus pandemic hit the state, our country, and the globe.

The reopening for production may not include L.A. County, however, which is the epicenter of the state’s show business production.

According to Deadline: On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state could begin TV and film production as early as June 12th.  While the California Department of Public Health released the following guidelines:  “Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020 and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers. Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”

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Wally Kurth Talks on His Daytime Emmy Nomination For DAYS As Justin’s World Is Turned Upside Down

You kind of know when you are handed the ball in the world of daytime drama, and it’s your turn to shine, especially when you get meaty material that runs the gamut of emotions. And this past Emmy season, Days of our Lives’ Wally Kurth delivered the performances of his soap career (although we suspect there is some more to come in 2020!) in the role of the grieving Justin Kiriakis.

For Wally not only played grief, but starting life anew in a romantic entanglement that can be all too familiar when someone tries to move on after the loss of the love of their life. Add to that, the complication that his son’s husband, was believed to be the person who caused the accident that killed his wife, Adrienne (Judi Evans), and with that the deck is stacked for an emotional fallout that landed Kurth in the running for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at this year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards to air on CBS on Friday night, June 26th, albeit in a virtual presentation.

While Wally is getting many accolades for his work on DAYS, let’s not forget the double duty he pulls on General Hospital, where this week his Ned Ashton. This week Ned is front and center during the encore presentations of the GH’ Nurses’ Ball episodes, which feature Wally singing his heart out in numerous memorable performances through the years.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Kurth to get his thoughts and insight into his well-deserved acting nomination for DAYS, plus to find out his favorite GH Nurses’ Ball performances, and much more. Here now is what Wally had to say about it all.

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I am so thrilled about this nomination because you know, I willed this to happen.  I was like, “It’s got to happen!” (Laughs)

WALLY:  You actually were saying that, and you have been very supportive and positive.  I appreciate it.

What did you end up submitting? I believe I gave you “Power Performance of the Week” honors on my site for some of them, too.

WALLY:  I do try to put together a little story in my submissions for Emmys.  I think that’s kind of important because if you’re asking someone to watch 8 or 9 minutes of just you… I didn’t want to just (not that I had this material) but bludgeon them with one sad, sobbing scene after another.  I wanted to give them a whole range of Justin and a little story.  So, I did start off where Justin was asking Adrienne to marry him, and Justin is very happy, and it’s all good, and he gets down on his knee, and you see her, and it’s like, “This is something really good,” and I also wanted to include a scene with Judi Evans in my reel.  Then, I cut to where it’s a year later, and Justin is with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) in their apartment. They are already living together, and they are discussing the anniversary of their marriages, and about the sadness of Adrienne, and she’s talking about Steve (Stephen Nichols), and then she brings up having to tell me that Adrienne died.  So, that was obviously in a flashback that happened six months earlier; where Justin is obviously very upset, and scared, and doesn’t want to hear it, and breaks down, and Kayla comforts him. Then, I did the continuation where Justin tells Kayla how much she has meant to him, and how he felt like he wasn’t going to survive, and how she came to his aid in a way to make him feel like he really has something to live for.   Then, at the very end, I did two scenes with Will (Chandler Massey) in the jail which is where Justin confronts Will, who obviously Justin thought was responsible for killing Adrienne.  It was a really lovely, really well-written scene where Justin tells him, “You’re a son to me, and you can be disappointed with a son, and you can be hurt by a son, but you never stop loving him.” I think it showed a nice range of the anger, the hurt, the happiness (because Justin tells him about Kayla), so you get an idea of what happened to Justin last year.  I thought it was a good collection of scenes that told a little story, and you could see the range of what Justin went though.  Evidently, it worked on some level because I got nominated.

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In the scene with Will, doesn’t Justin also tell him, “Don’t give up on life?” in a very hankie-inducing moment?

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WALLY:  Yes.  “Don’t give up.  Don’t give up on life,” which is really positive… even though he started the scene like, “I don’t even want to talk to this guy.”  Justin is there talking to Ben (Rob Scott Wilson), and Will kind of surprises him. So for Justin it;’ like, “Now I guess I’ve got to talk to Will about this,” and so he is still angry, he is still hurt, and you’re right, at the end, the scene has sort of transformed him in a way.  So, all of that stuff was just really nice, really nice scenes to get to play and very emotional.

I’ve watched most everything on the soaps from the performances to the storylines, and that one scene with the two of you was one of the best scenes I have seen in long time.  It was just so good from the writing to the execution of it. 

WALLY:  Oh yeah, I can’t even imagine a scene that was as good. Thank God that scene aired in December.  My story really didn’t get started until October/November, and all of those scenes that I included were from October, November, and December.

So, what did you think then when you found out that Chandler, along with you, and Paul Telfer (Xander) are all in the Supporting Actor category together?

WALLY:  I love it.  How great is that?  I love both of those guys.  I mean, I am such a fan of both of them.  Chandler kind of gets nominated every year, so I wasn’t surprised there.

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Well, he had one year, as he pointed out to me (laughs), that he didn’t get a nomination. But, Chandler has been pretty much a perennial nominee every time he submits!

WALLY:  Yeah, Chandler just delivers.  He is a really an outstanding actor Paul, I think is great.  I love the character.  I was kind of surprised and happy for him because sometimes his character gets overlooked; just like the bad guy with the smarmy smirk and the great English accent.  So, there you go.  It’s terrific.  I think people saw more to his performance, and they should.  He works on a lot of different levels, and Paul brings a lot to the game.

And obviously, you know James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, General Hospital), since you work on that show too, and he is also nominated in your category. 

WALLY:  Yeah, and I have been a big fan of his too.  So, I was really delighted.  I called him up and left a message.  I love James.  We did a thing last year together where we went back east and played some music in some clubs,   I always think that James should be nominated.  He does such an exceptional job at bringing that character to life.  That’s not an easy thing to do either.  It’s kind of like a Xander character, and so, it is nice to see my fellow actors see the complexity in their performances and appreciate it.

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Last week’s DAYS airshows contained scenes where Justin confronts Orpheus (George Delhoyo), over killing Adrienne, and Justin also goes to visit Adrienne’s grave.  I think you have another run of shows next year to submit for the Emmys (Laughs)

WALLY:  I do like to include the big four emotions that an actor has to play:  happy, sad, angry, and fear.  That is a scene where you get to see Justin really angry.  So, I will probably look to that as you get to see the anger part of the character, which I think is important.  You don’t get to see Justin very angry and lose it like that.

No, and that’s what was so great about it.  George was a great scene partner, though.

WALLY:  Oh, he was great.  George and I had a great time.  It was really awesome.  I mean, it was a challenge because it was very tricky, especially when Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) came in because you know; there is a part of the character that is just like, “Please, just let me shoot.  Just let me fire a bullet and just put it over his head or something, or maybe his hands are shaking so much that he misses the target!”  I don’t know, but you do just want to let him shoot, just one bullet.  (Laughs) Another moment that I really, really loved – and I’ll probably include it next year in my submission -was that scene with Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) at the hospital.  They gave me a beautiful speech to tell her that she should be her judge and jury and sentence herself to death, a beautiful speech about how she reminded me of Adrienne.  It brought out a different side of Justin that you don’t usually see.

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When I spoke to Chandler about this nomination he related to me, “I am so happy for Wally because I feel like he is often underrated.” You have always been the guy on soaps who is always delivering consistent work, but now you’ve been given a story.  So now everyone can see what you can do or are reminded of it.  It’s hard without a story on the soaps; especially playing the Emmy game.

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WALLY:  It’s true.  What did Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital) say?  “If it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage.”  It’s really true.  Let’s face it, you can only do so much, and that’s why I don’t get too competitive.  If I lose, that’s totally fine.  I feel like I’ve already won.  Being recognized by my peers, that’s it.  Being nominated is awesome, and honestly, after this, so much of it is the material and what the actors got to do.  It’s sort of out of your control, you know.   I am happy for all of my fellow nominees.  It’s all good at this point.  I’m really, really happy.

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You’ve been nominated once before, right?

WALLY:  Yes. I’ve been nominated once before, two years ago on General Hospital.  It was the year that Jane Elliot (Tracy) left.  In story, Tracy leaves, so there was all of that emotional stuff to play.  That was the year I also submitted myself for Days of Our Lives too, and I was really proud of that work.  That year saw Adrienne having to choose between Justin and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), and she chose Lucas.  There were just some really nice scenes there that they wrote for Justin and Adrienne, and she was dealing with cancer.  Anyway, I got nominated for General Hospital, and I learned from that year that I am never going to nominate myself in the same category for both shows.  That’s just stupid.

Well, you’re everywhere.  You’re on the Nurses’ Ball encore episodes right now on GH,  

WALLY:  Oh, isn’t that funny?  All of these Nurses’ Balls, it’s hilarious.

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Are you watching them?

WALLY:  Yes!  I watched parts of them the other night, especially my performances. It looked good; actually, they were really good.  I’m always kind of surprised like, “Wow! The dances … the singing … the production!”  I always feel like there should be more people at the Nurses’ Ball.  Shouldn’t there be more people in the seats? (Laughs)  But other than that, good stuff, good story.  It was fun to see the beginning of Ned and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) as well, you know that first year where she and Sonny were just breaking up on the red carpet at the ball, and the next year, Ned and Olivia are already together.  This week they aired where I sing with sweet little Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), the Elton John and Kiki Dee duet, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”

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Do you have one favorite Nurses’ Ball number you performed of all-time?

WALLY:  You know, someone has been posting old Nurses’ Balls from the 90s, and I forgot that I sang “Forever Young” with Amber Tamblyn (Ex-Emily), and that was so sweet.  I also loved singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” in the very first one or the second year, we did it. Some of my other favorites include: “I Feel Good,” with the Quartermaine boys, and Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” – that was fun because I got to put my own vocal stamp on it, and I remember performing George Michael’s “Faith.  It was fun singing that with Lisa.

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So, we know that this year will be a virtual Daytime Emmy ceremony, and we don’t know what that will look like yet.  So, how would you dress for it, if they had a shot of you from home during the broadcast on CBS?

WALLY:  I definitely am going to wear a suit and a tie.  I think that’s important to try to give the Emmys the dignity that it deserves.

So, thrilled that Wally received a Daytime Emmy nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series? What were your favorite moments of his last year? Are you enjoying seeing his performances on the encore GH Nurses’ Ball episodes? Comment below.

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DAYS Susan Seaforth Hayes Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination For Julie and Doug’s Emotional Storyline

When you think Days of our Lives, what would it be without the legendary Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and her real-life and on-screen husband, Bill Hayes (Doug Williams)?

This past Emmy season, the beloved duo got a chance to shine, when they were put through a ‘heartbreaking’ predicament – Julie’s heart gives out, she is in need of a transplant, and things take a turn for the worse.

What would life be like for Doug without his Julie? How would she say goodbye to him? Fans clearly felt the sentiments overflowing from this real-life duo capturing the essence of their characters in such a raw and realistic way. So much so, that Susan landed a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her work.

Already a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient along with her husband, Bill back in 2018, will Susan finally get an award for her acting for her decades of beautiful work on the long-running NBC soap opera? Fans will need to tune-in to CBS on Friday, June 26th to find out with the virtual presentation of the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  But for now, here is our conversation with Susan.

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Congratulations on your Supporting Actress nomination.  You have been racking up a lot of these recently, having been nominated in the same category two years ago, and also receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award along with your husband, Bill Hayes at the 45th annual Daytime Emmys in 2018.

SUSAN:  It’s really nice to be nominated, because I’ve had a few gap years.  I’ve had, what? 25 gap years between the recent nominations.

What scenes did you ultimately chose that landed you the nomination?

SUSAN:  I submitted when Julie dies.  I submitted the farewell montage scenes with Bill Hayes, and they were very moving to us… and we’ll see.  I did not submit anything snappy, or bitchy, or hysterical.  I’ve lost against hysterical every time.  Comedy has never worked.  So, I am going to try the heart and soul of soup opera: not bitchiness, but loss.

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Can I ask how you got through those scenes with Bill, because it was so touching?  I don’t know how you did it.

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SUSAN:  It was very difficult.  I mean, these are the things that make us so connected to the characters and the show.  This is a place where we can show the public what love means to us, which is everything.

They were beautiful scenes.  Do you remember when you did them, if you felt good about them at the time?

SUSAN:  No… no.  I didn’t know.  Everyone on the set seemed happy.  We are blessed to have feedback from out producers now, and they didn’t say, “I think you can do it better,” and, “Another take,” not that we would have anyway, because there is never time to do another take.

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How did you find out that you were nominated? 

SUSAN:  One of the producers, Randy Dugan called me, or I wouldn’t have found out for a couple of days,

What are your thoughts on this being a virtual Daytime Emmys ceremony because of COVID-19?  We don’t know anything about will play out yet or what that will look like, but it is back on network TV.

SUSAN:  It’s going to be a wonderful surprise.

So, if they have the shot of the nominees, do you think you’d be dressed in comfortable clothes or more formal?

SUSAN:  Well, I’d certainly wear my best earrings if I were at home, yeah.  If my grandson can arrange us to get on the internet (we have a grandson living on our property, and he’s our live-in techy), we will get dressed up, and sit there, if that’s the way to do it.

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DAYS did very well receiving 22 overall nominations and a lot of your co-stars got nomination as well.

SUSAN:  Yes, an excellent year for nominations for our show.

How many times have you been nominated now? 

SUSAN:  This makes six.

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Would it mean a lot to you to get the award?

SUSAN:  The Lifetime Achievement meant a lot.  It wouldn’t be bad to win this year.  I’ll say that.  It would be sweet for the show, since I am now the oldest living cast member of the original family – the original, original.  I’m not the original Julie, but close enough.  So, I think that would be some validation for the longevity of this original storytelling.  People look at the show and say, “Are you part of the DiMera family or the Brady family?”  I say, “I’m part of the Horton family!”

What did your husband Bill say when he found out you were nominated?

SUSAN:  (Yells) Billy, what did you say when you found out I was nominated?

BILL:  Yay!!!

SUSAN:  That’s about right. (Laughs)

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What a guy!

SUSAN:  I know!  What a guy, what a guy, what a guy!

I was really happy to see your name among the other well-deserving nominees.

SUSAN:  I know you are because I know you care.  Who knows what will happen? It isn’t going to ruin our lives you know, one way or another.  But it was very nice to receive this acknowledgment from my peers.

So, are you glad Susan received a nomination for her work in her emotional storyline? Do you think she should finally receive the Emmy for her performances? Comment below.

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