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DAYS Production Designer, Tom Early, Shows Off New and Reimagined DiMera Mansion Set

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It’s always great to see a face-lift to the sets on your favorite soaps.  So many of then have been around for years and years, and in these changing times need to be given new life and freshened up, as much as longtime fans may miss the comfort and familiarity of the originals.

2020 and 2021 has also definitely been filled with challenges and keeping everyone safe on set throughout the coronavirus pandemic on all of your favorite soaps.

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Recently, Days of our Lives fans noticed a change to the famous DiMera mansion set, where for decades the likes of Joe Mascolo (Ex-Stefano) graced the room with bluster and drama as only Stefano could.

With so much of the action taking place there in story, and several key characters living at the mansion, it was time for an update.

Production Designer, Tom Early took to his Twitter account and shared two views of the reimagined set.

Take a look and let us know what you think of the new look DiMera Mansion via the comment section below.

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Carrie
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Carrie

Nice changes.

Phil
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Phil

I really like the brightness of the new sets. I wish they would acknowledge the change onscreen like they did when the Kirriakis set was updated.

Rodd
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Rodd

When new sets are introduced as if nothing has changed or rather quickly (like a remodel taking place in one week), that IS very jarring for viewers.

I am NOT a fan of soaps continuously doing this.

The DiMera mansion set looks nice enough but it will take some getting used to.

Victor and Maggie’s new set looks like they mugged grandma or stole it out of mothballs in the attic. Yuck!

anne
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anne

I more than disagree! It is about time the DiMera mansion got an update to show that a younger generation now lives there. The mansion is supposed to be a home for a couple with young children NOT a mausoleum. It should have been years ago.

Mic
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Mic

Didn’t they have an update several yrs ago about the time Chad & Abigail were getting married – hence the blue furniture and brighter surroundings?

Mike
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Mike

Here’s my issue with the recent set redesigns. First, there was Nicole’s apartment, which went from nice and conservative darker colors, to a spring explosion of bright colors of flowers on the wallpaper and in the pictures hung on the wall. It was a total 180 in terms of style and while it might, perhaps, possibly match Allie’s personality and style, it certainly isn’t Nicole’s. She who dresses to the nines to make breakfast and sit around reading the paper and never working. Then we had the Dimera mansion. I actually kind of like it, although the double-columns is a… Read more »

Carrie
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Carrie

Mike, I am not fond of Nicole’s and Allie’s apartment makeover either. I enjoy sunny yellow as much as anyone, but they incorporated soooo much of it. It’s overwhelming and distracting.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Mike
Very interesting take on the new sets. This is another thing I have always wondered about. It’s when a character, a woman usually is in dire straights and the next time she is sporting an elaborate hairdoo, etc. Leaves us wondering how or when she could spend hours at a beauty salon with all she’s been going through. Very unrealistic to say the least, with nary a mention.

Steve
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Steve

At least on GH, the two major set redesigns (Q foyer/living room and Corinthos entry/living room) were discussed by characters.

My issue is when the same trend carries over from one set to another. On GH, the white marble was used in both the Q and Corinthos sets as well as the new PC Grill set and this week’s redone courtroom set.

Overall, though, it is good to see some investment in set design.

Momo
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Momo

I didn’t know where there were for a few episodes. I thought Ally had gotten her own place.

T smith
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T smith

How do u put the fireplace on a different wall!! Can’t happen!??

T smith
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T smith

What happened to the secret passage? How do u get outside Windows that use to be an exit to the kitchen?? Totally ridiculous!!

Satan
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Satan

Well, the other end of the “secret tunnel” used to be under the old “Doug’s Place” restaurant/nightclub, but is now in the middle of a public park. So apparently the DiMeras can change their secret passages around at will any time. Even more amazing since Stefano & Andre are dead, Elvis is a Rolf zombie still “recovering” overseas, and Kristin has a revolving door to her prison cell, leaving the DiMera legacy in the hands of Chad & Jake – neither of whom seem to have old Stefano’s Rolodex of “secret passage” subcontractors on speed dial. So Hell only knows… Read more »

Moto62
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Moto62

Thanks for covering the change. I thought they took Stefano’s picture down in the scene I saw.
The change is nice because that orange and red couch was lookin rough!

Sharon
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Sharon

I like it ok but I DO think something about a redecorate should have been written into the script!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

The set overhaul was long overdue, and seeing it in production stills is a much different task than it looks onscreen, and that is because the production level of Days of Our Lives is quite poor, so I hope that is going to improve next! Would love to see some other updated / new sets come out, too!

Kit
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Kit

Refreshing a set (a necessity over time) is one thing. Moving an architectural element from where it’s always been to another place is quite another because it defies logic. It appears that the foyer which had previously been opposite the fireplace is now oriented perpendicularly.

Momo
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Momo

The DiMeras can do anything! 🙂

Steve
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Steve

The same thing happened with the shifting of the front door to the Q foyer on GH.

What gets me are obvious staircases to nowhere and walkways directly behind fireplaces.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Except, Steve, the current set actually resembles the original floor plan of the Quartermaine Mansion; the 1990s remodel is the one which changed the floor plan; this was a fix to restoring how the mansion looked pre-1990s.

Steve
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Steve

Scott
The main Q entry from the 80s was always in the rear of the set. The staircase was more towards the center of the room (open on both sides). This can be seen in clips going back to when Lesley helped Monica give birth to AJ.

The good old days, when Stella would always answer the door and cocktails served promptly before dinner.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Yes, I understand, however, the current set definitely reflects the original blueprints than the former set. I am pretty sure having a door front-facing the camera is more technically difficult to shoot than a door to the side of the camera (a.k.a. off-to the side). The door’s location was the main problem with shooting on the old set, hence why it relocated to the side, much like most sets we see in daytime. Not to mention, per the set designer, the original blueprints actually had a side-entrance on them, which is why they went the route they went.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Speaking of design, it looked like Theo’s shirt and Ciara’s hospital gown were virtually the same design. It was distractingly bizarre. Surely, they could have given Theo a solid-color shirt to offer contrast.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, James—-long time no talk–
Speaking of Theo—can we please remove him from all sets/scenes? He looks twelve.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello Celia! So glad you reached out. I am on the same page as you here. I just don’t find this character interesting or believable at all, in any scene, with any other actor. Maybe it’s his youthful look, as you mention. Maybe it’s his acting style… I know he’s a recast. Everyone seems to LOVE Theo. They are seemingly putting him with every other character in Salem. The other day, he had scenes with Chad! They acted like they are best friends. Do they even know each other?!?! I’m furious that Ciara and Ben are not yet together. And… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

LOL, James—always the kind gentleman. As far as ranting? Well, I rant and fight with the TV as I watch—I used to laugh at and make fun of my grandmother whenever she did that—Lo and Behold!!—I’m now doing the same thing. Yes, TPTB are overdoing it with this Theo—-I loved the old Theo….such a natural. He made it really easy to be liked. This actor is still green and so out of his element. And, he was brought in at such an opportune time. WOW!! He so coincidentally appeared almost simultaneously with Chanel ….And, golly-gee, they dated in South Africa.… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Well, the rumor here in Hell is that Theo will be going back to South Africa soon. Bad news is that Ciara will be going with him. It’s an excuse to make them both “recurring” characters who pop up every now and then.

As for Chanel…. I’m sure she’ll probably cause trouble for herself & everybody else in Salem by competing with the likes of Gabi & Claire (they all seem to be in the same age range now) for the boys, business, or whatever.

I don’t expect her “marriage” to Xander to last very long… if indeed there actually is one.

Celia
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Celia

PS, James—forgive me—I forgot to comment on Ben. The writers must have a reason for this turn of events. I don’t see the dramatic plot—-unless Ciara and Ben are history. I hope not!! Ciara hates Ben and still thinks of herself as Theo’s girl. Is Theo taking advantage of the situation to get her back? James, it makes no sense to me because Theo is supposedly autistic. So, Theo not showing any signs of ASD is somewhat confusing to me.—-no social interaction being one sign of said impairments. Are we to forget about Theo’s ASD? Also, counting on this situation… Read more »

Diane Morris
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Diane Morris

Very Nice.

The other Lis
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The other Lis

Just glad Days has the money to spend on new sets. For a while there the Horton square and the hospital was the only set.

Jayne
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Jayne

I like the new design but was confused if they were still in the D mansion?! Should have been written into the story line … fireplace should have stayed on left wall ! I only realized it was the living room because of the old staircase rail ( which should have been updated too) It’s nice they are filming back in that room as the old study was used for over a years. Love the show … been a long time fan since 1986 ❤️

Katrina
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Katrina

I had no idea where they were for the longest time. The style is nice, but should have been announced as part of the storyline. Not a fan of the framed artwork though. Looks like a child scribbled it.

Lynne
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Lynne

I love the changes to the Dimera mansion.
The den was claustrophobic with half of Salem living there. It annoyed me to no end! Thank you!!!!

M
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M

They changed it up several yrs ago very bright with lighter colors. That’s when the blue furniture came in around the time Chad & Abigail were getting married in that room. Ben was still terrorizing Abigail.

Wish they would bring it into the story line like when the Kiriakis set was changed a few years back -just makes more sense.

Heather
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Heather

The only thing I want to see , is there still an entrance to the hidden passages in this new room? That can’t possibly just disappear as it’s a huge staple to everyone sneaking around in the diners mansion.

Satan
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Satan

They might as well just put a regular door on it. For one thing, it’s supposedly a “wine cellar” which isn’t exactly secret. And for another, pretty much everybody in Salem knows about the tunnel by now, so it’s not really much of a secret. They just need to seal off the other “secret” door hidden behind the shrub in the park.

Hermen Hall
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Hermen Hall

Sorry, but not a fan of the new look. It’s not the Dimera mansion at all. Did they move? What is it? It also does not provide the audience with the answer as to why it changed. It’s not good, in my opinion.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

This week, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed that Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) hit the sheets, and Lumi fans everywhere rejoiced!

On and off, for almost three decades. Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo have played the relationship between these two exes who share children together to the hilt, because Sami and Lucas’ history is well … complicated.

But, what will happen if and when EJ finds out that Sami had sex with her ex? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Alison took to her Instagram and shared her thoughts alongside photos of her and Bryan, then and now.

Over the years, Bryan had remained one of Alison’s good friends.

Sweeney expressed: “I have always had such fun working with @bryan.dattilo !! 28 years later, some things never change. Still laughing between takes and grateful to have such a talented, supportive costar. Thanks @nbc for this great archive photo! And so grateful to @nbcdays for the incredible opportunity to play Sami.”

What did you think of the scenes where Sami and Lucas slept together and its aftermath thus far? Comment below.

 

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Kevin Spirtas Talks ‘After Forever’s’ Digital Special ‘Riley’s Unforgettable School Project’, The Loss of Michael Slade, and a Chance to Reprise DAYS Craig Wesley

The coronavirus pandemic has put to the test many content creators on just how they would keep their projects moving forward in ways they never dreamed of. However, out of that situation has come some of the most compelling, unique series, specials, and features currently streaming for viewers. One of which is Riley’s Unforgettable School Project, brought to you by the team from the six-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning series, After Forever.

Former Days of our Lives star, Kevin Spirtas (Ex-Craig Wesley) has starred in and created the first two seasons of what has become the most honored Emmy-awarded LGBTQ-themed drama series on any platform.  Along with his ‘After Forever’ writing/producing partner, the late Michael Slade (DAYS, OLTL, Passions, Another World), the two also conceptualized and delivered this latest documentary-style offering now on Amazon Prime Video.

What makes Riley’s Unforgettable School Project so noteworthy is not just how they were able to execute the series based on fictional 11-year-old Riley’s virtual school project and utilize its cast, which includes: Spirtas, Cady Huffman, Jamison Stern, Lenny Wolpe, Erin Cherry, Anita Gillette, Christopher J. Hanke, and Finn Douglas, but that it was made while Slade was succumbing to his battle with cancer, and that this special marks the final script from this talented writer.

 

Michael Fairman TV spoke with Spirtas about making the special during Covid-19, how the death of Michael Slade has made a lasting impact on his life, what After Forever has personally meant to him, and how an official third season is still in the works, and … if he would consider a return to Salem and Days of our Lives, should they come a-calling.  Here’s what Kevin had to say about it all.

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I think the entire story of this digital special has become even more meaningful with Michael Slade’s passing. What was the genesis of the concept? You wanted to continue the telling of the story of After Forever … but we are all in the middle of a pandemic?

KEVIN:  Yes and… when we filmed season 2, we had the scripts for season 3 already completed. It was our hope and desire to film them at the same time, back-to-back, so that we would have had all of our cast and crew together, and we could have gotten through it because we’ve always imagined this story being told in a trilogy so to speak – a beginning, middle, and end to Brian (Spirtas) and Jason, (Mitchell Anderson) and Brian’s healing or his steps towards healing through grief.  Schedules turned out that they couldn’t really work out for us to hold all the people and hold all of the sets for that amount of time.  So, we thought, “We’ve got the scripts for season 3 ready.  We’ll come back to it in the following year,” and that was always the intention, and then the pandemic hit.  So, it was shut down immediately that we weren’t going to do anything, but we wanted to stay current, and instead of going back in and telling the third installment of After Forever as a Covid-19 story as well, Michael and I sat down and looked at a way of staying relevant and current with a story within COVID, and there was born the idea to do this documentary style story/special about the characters of After Forever told through the lens of the character of Riley, the 11-year-old boy, who is now being homeschooled during the pandemic. He gets an assignment to do a project about the most unforgettable person he has ever met, and he, of course, chooses his best friend, the late Jason Adams, and he enlists all of Jason’s friends and family to join in.  Michael actually said, “What if we tell a story about Riley being homeschooled?” And, not only is Riley a technical genius at 11-years-old in the story, but Finn Douglas, who plays Riley, is a technical genius.

And didn’t Finn perform and write the song “Forever There” contained within the special?

KEVIN. Yes. He is this incredible musician.  Michael thought, “What would it be like if we asked to have the character of Finn sing a song for Jason?”  I said, “Well, what kind of song would we have him sing?”  Finn could play anything, I’m sure, because he’s self-taught, he plays by ear – guitar, piano, and drums.  Michael said, “What if we ask him to see if he could write a song?” and when we heard this song, we all called each other and we all got on Zoom and went, “Can you believe this song?  Can you believe this came out of this 11-year-old?”  It’s pretty incredible.  Michael did a gorgeous job of weaving the stories in and out and how they just sort of dove-tailed into each other, and then it was framed by Riley opening the project and ending the project.  During the Zoom reading we wanted to hear the song out loud.  We said to Finn, “Would you want to sing the song?”  We all just watched everybody on that Zoom call just fall apart.  It was just so beautiful. He’s an amazing talent.

Where is your character within this?

KEVIN:  I still stand in the center of the story of Jason because my character, Brian, was married to Jason, and it sort of connects us all, and through Riley’s understanding of how we all connect to Jason, is how we are all sort of spread out throughout the story.  Michael jokingly said, “You know, you’re not going to be the star of this special,” and I said, “I don’t think it’s about being the star.  It’s really about the storytelling.”  The beauty of Riley’s Unforgettable School Project is that we get to see moments of each person’s relationship with Jason, which Riley sets out to say, “Answer these three questions: What did you like most about Jason?  What did you like least about Jason? And what’s your favorite memory?”  Those three things, cut back and forth is where we all kind of fit in.  Nobody has more of a story than the next person, and it’s all telling honest portrayals of how they’re dealing with their loss of their good friend, or their child, or partner.

It’s a very inventive idea during Covid-19 to continue it in a way where you weren’t having to go shoot a full season of episodes.

KEVIN:  Well, we couldn’t. I have to say, Allison Vanore, who not only produced this special, but she also stepped up saying, “I’d love to direct this,” and I said, “Yes, please!”  She knows the characters.  She understands the story because she’s been a part of it for the last two seasons.  Allison also has this extraordinary amount of knowledge and expertise with the camera and what was needed for a remote shoot, and to also be able to organize filming 13 people in 2 different countries and 5 different cities… that’s just the technical side of it, but having that in our back pocket, knowing that it was a remote shoot, we had to send the camera, the computer, the ring light, and the microphone to each person’s house.  We had to location scout over Zoom.  We had to do wardrobe over Zoom.  It was all this big puzzle putting it together, and once you look at that board of storytelling and how we were going to do it, it kind of fell into place.  I feel blessed that a) we still had Michael with us, at that point, and b) Allison had the know-how to do this.  We all feel that at least this pandemic didn’t keep us from doing what we love.

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In terms of the contribution of Michael Slade in this special, was it the construction of the story, and how was he able to work and write this during his illness?

KEVIN:  Michael’s contribution to the special was no less than the contribution to season 1 and season 2, and the future of season 3, because the scripts are written.  We did everything on Zoom, and we worked around his schedule of treatment.  We scheduled 2 people per day, and we spread them out over two weeks.  He was very present, and when there would be a day where he would say, “I’m going to be an hour late, let’s just push that call time,” I would ask, “Is this too much right now?  We can shelve it; we can stop it.” He’d then say, “Absolutely not, otherwise cancer will win.”  He was determined to stay focused and to stay active because it took his mind off of what was happening to him.

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It would be lovely moment if you both were to win a Daytime Emmy for this project. 

KEVIN:  It’s our last collaboration together as a team, as I said, season 3 has been scripted, and it is on the calendar to get made.  We are just waiting for the COVID restrictions to lift a little bit and everyone to get vaccinated.  Michael was really hit hard with cancer – to stay healthy was so challenging for him.  Sadly, he didn’t make it to see the final edit of the special, and he died four days before we launched, but he had seen the cuts before that and was very approving of it, and had made some decisions, and offered some suggestions, and if God gives him an Emmy for this, it’s not because he died.  It’s because it’s great work.  It just happens to be that the work that was involved in this particular special was very tricky.  It brought up everything, like life itself to have to deal with.  Here we are dealing with the loss of a colleague, the loss of a friend, someone’s brother, someone’s son, this is life imitating art, imitating art imitating life. I can’t tell you the darkness that I went through just experiencing the need to stay focused on getting everything edited, and everything ready, and everything aligned for a release of this project that we had put into motion.  On top of it, our editor lost his mother just before Michael passed, and Allison’s mom was sick at the time, as well.  It took a lot of heavy deep breaths with Michael’s death, and the pandemic, and the loss has, for me, on a personal level, sent me back to really questioning my spiritual muscle and to help remind me that we have to come out of this better than we went into this.  I had many dark nights of the soul this last year, and December was probably the darkest.  I feel like I’m just kind of coming out of it now with the spring revealing itself.

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It must have been extraordinarily difficult for you to also go to New York during a pandemic and also knowing Michael did not have much time left.

KEVIN:  I will say this: I am grateful that I was able to stay in touch with my heart and my instinct and go out to New York to let that be my remote location.  Yes, maybe there was some risk involved.  I wore my mask; I was Covid-19 negative, and I was determined to be fine.  Once I got to New York, I would visit him very protectively with our masks and our gloves, and I’d sit across the room, and then I’d go back to the house I was at.  It was a gift that I was able to see him at that time.  We had some good talks then about how he was feeling, and I think he was still being optimistic, and then once we got the project in the can there was maybe this psychic letting go. That’s when everything really started to reveal itself as this could be the end.  I did go back to see him when he was in hospice.  I think I was there the last two days that he really was able to really stay coherent.  He would close his eyes and be at peace and quiet for a minute, and he would finish a conversation and sort of close his eyes, not to sleep and not to go away, but I remember watching him going, “Look how peaceful he is,” and then he’d open his eyes and he’d remember that he is in this body that has been given a time limit of life, and he’s on his way out.  I’d watch the fear go back in his eyes.  At one point, he did say, “I’m so scared,” and I just held his hand, and I said, “I’m scared too.  Let’s be scared through this together.”  I don’t know how to navigate grief like that.  We are all going to be in a position at some point where we are going to be on the other side of the hand holding.  The wonderful thing is that we were able to have honest communication about our feelings.  I thanked him for everything that he has done for me and how he believed in my talent and creativity and our partnership.  I will always take that with me.  I waved my finger at him, and I said, “Listen.  Now, we wrote a series about a man talking to his deceased husband.  You’d better talk to me!”  So, we laughed about that.

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You’ve done a lot of things in your career from Broadway to television, and of course, daytime fans know you best as Dr. Craig Wesley on DAYS.  How does the entire After Forever project stack up to you within all that you have done?

KEVIN:  Former DAYS casting director Fran Bascom, sought me out and offered me this 2-day role on Days of Our Lives, and those 2 days turned into 8 years, and unbeknownst to me at the time, the final 3 months of that contract of those 8 years, Michael Slade was brought in to write.  We didn’t cross paths at that point, but years later, when we did cross paths in New York, and then After Forever was born, that was that universal crossing point.  I am most proud of the fact that we were able create something fresh, and real, and personal to ourselves that we didn’t have to cater to any “powers that be” that had their vision and their tinkering, that they thought that it could be better in this way or that way.  Then for After Forever to gain such recognition, within the film festivals, and the Emmys, and then, just after Michael died, we won the GLAAD award for Special Recognition this year.  We don’t even fit into one of their categories!  They found a way to acknowledge this project.  If another Emmy happens again, that might be another one to put up on the shelf for After Forever that would be beautiful, and I couldn’t have done it without Michael.

For the Daytime Emmys this year, what category have you entered Riley’s Unforgettable School Project?

KEVIN:  We are not a series this year, we are a daytime fiction special, and the “Daytime Fiction Special” category is a special class.  It’s anything that’s digital in the construct of less than 40 minutes.  NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is being bombarded with so much content, they’re trying to find ways to put categories together.

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So, now, when we last saw Days of Lives’ Dr. Craig Wesley, where was he? (Laughs)

KEVIN: (Laughs) He was in a flash from the past or something in the DOOL app’s Last Blast Reunion series. I had a fun time working with Patrika Darbo (Nancy) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), once again.

So, if they were to want Craig to come back to DAYS, would you be all for it?

KEVIN:  Hell yes!

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Now, what story would you want to be told involving Craig? 

KEVIN:  When Craig was first on the canvas in Salem, there was a lot of mustache twirling and a lot of hand wringing.  He was always plotting; most of the time with Nancy.  It was kind of this high drama, evil villain storyline being told, but when the writers created an opportunity for us to be on after those first three months by bringing on Chloe without a father, there was something real about it.  It may have been told under the construct of soap opera storytelling, but there was a reality-based story about, “You have a daughter, and we are just now finding out about it?”  Then, finding a cure to her health was another realistic story, and finding out that Craig was her real father.  Anything that’s reality based is what I’m getting to.  I would welcome any job that brings me back and gives me an opportunity to dive into something real.

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Would you welcome the opportunity to play a gay character on daytime; in a medium where there are very few represented in storylines?

KEVIN:  I’d have no problem with that.  Do you know anybody who is starting that?  Let’s do it!  (Laughs) First of all, there’s nothing to hide anymore.  There’s nothing to pretend you’re not anymore.  I would think that bringing in a storyline that deals with anything outside the norm that we are used to seeing would be interesting.  How many times can you retell a story?  How many times can you set the same story up with another couple?  So, why not be diverse and have a stylized story being told through the lens of a gay person.

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In closing, so many go through life without acknowledging people who had an impact them.  We don’t give pats on the back, often enough, and especially in Hollywood, where people can be very self-involved.  You have already paid tribute to Michael Slade in our discussion, but what gift from him is your personal takeaway?

KEVIN:  The gift that Michael really gave to me is to remember to be kind to myself and to others, and to acknowledge and salute the person who is in front of us, because we don’t know when we will have, or if we will have, another moment to do that.

Now below, check out the trailer for Riley’s Unforgettable School Project.  Then let us know, what do you think of its concept? Kevin’s thoughts on the passing of his collaborator on the project, Michael Slade? And, do you hope DAYS brings back Dr. Craig Wesley? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

Could Days of our Lives finally found their new EJ? Rumors have been circulating on the internet for weeks that the character of EJ DiMera may finally have a new face and a new actor portraying and heading back to Salem, especially since Sami (Alison Sweeney) is back on the canvas.

The role was previously played by longtime fan favorite James Scott, who had made it very clear he would never return to Days of our Lives.

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Now according to Daytime Confidential and their report from setside sources, the new EJ will actually be played by former Spartacus actor Dan Feuerriegel.

The Australian-born actor has been seen in Starz’ Spartacus franchise in the role of Agron.

According to the report, look for the new EJ to make his debut sometime this summer.

DAYS fans know that in story, EJ was brought back form the dead, from the serum from Dr. Rolf, but then was injured in an explosion and had reunited with Sami and had been recovery in Europe.

So, if this reports turns out to be true, what do you think of the new EJ? Comment below.

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Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, Amelie Heinle, Mark Grossman, Hunter King and Melissa Ordway chat with Michael Fairman about being a part of and portraying the Newman Children as the show celebrates its 48th anniversary.Leave A Comment

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