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DAYS Rob Scott Wilson On Taking On The Role Of Ben, Chrishell Stause & Missing His AMC Peeps!

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What a whirlwind few years Rob Scott Wilson had had in the daytime television and soap opera landscape! Starting off as the first male model of the iconic CBS game show The Price is Right, to next landing a primo role as Pete Cortlandt on Prospect Park’s reboot of the iconic All My Children, to now landing on the longest-running scripted television show in NBC history, Days of our Lives!

As fans know, Rob replaced Justin Gatson in the role of Ben in Salem.  And this week with the arrival of Ben and Jordan’s (Chrishell Stause) dangerous dad Clyde on the scene, it looks like trouble is ahead for these siblings!

To say Rob has had a bit of a charmed life over the last couple of years is something that the earnest and sincere Wilson knows full well, and his appreciation of it shows through whenever you speak with him.  On-Air On-Soaps had a few minutes to catch up with Rob during Daytime Emmy weekend!

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Rob on how he landed the role of Ben on DAYS: “Well, I found a new home… someone picked me up off the street and gave me a new job! (Laughs)  I was actually back home for Christmas, and DAYS had asked me about an audition for this right before I left, and I had already changed my flight two times for other projects, and so I needed to just go home.  So I went home to reconnect and recollect myself, and I got a call and they offered me the role! I started a week after Christmas. ”

Rob on his time with All My Children: “I loved everyone at AMC.  It was such a family. I am very happy where I am with DAYS, but obviously, I miss those faces at All My Children.

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Rob on working with Chrishell Stause as his on-screen DAYS sister:   “Chrishell is Awesome … she is like my sister!  I work with her all the time and again, I got very lucky to work with such great people, who I have such great rapport with.”

Rob on the secrets that Ben is running from:  “Ben is a good guy and he is running from his past, but he has a temper, and that temper can possibly land him in some trouble.  We shot so much and we are so far ahead at DAYS, but I can say …. there is so much to learn about Ben and a lot of story and I can’t wait for everybody to see it. ”

How do you like Rob as the new Ben on Days of our Lives? Now that his father Clyde is in the picture, what do you think will be revealed?  Share your thoughts below!

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Mark
Mark

LOVE him! LOVE DAYS which is a TREAT to watch every day unlike the other shows which is a CHORE but they all have their moments. 🙂

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Am definitely enjoying Rob in this roll. He is finding his groove and will do great. I still miss AMC. Thought he was doing a terrific job as Pete.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I think Jordan, being older than Ben, ran away from her abusive father, leaving Ben behind. She probably thought it best to venture out alone until such time she would be situated. She would then collect Ben in due time. I had predicted this a while ago. She probably had to steal to survive, hence she needed to continuously change her identity for self-preservation. Is she also running from the law? There is a good chance she is, as we know that she resorted to kidnapping a very young Ben who was their father’s punching bag and at his mercy. And/or something else? I also believe Clyde is a filthy drunk. All hell will break loose for Kate when/if something really perilous happens to either Jordan or Ben….or both.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I was too busy to watch all of days the last two days but i caught a scene with Kate talking to Clyde in the Bradys Pub?…that wouldnt make sense for them to meet in public especially there of all places where they could be easily seen together by Jordon, Ben and Rafe who could easily figure out Kate is responsible for Clyde showing up in Salem…am i right or wrong???

CeeCee
CeeCee

Of course you are right, jimh. You always are…and, you always make sense, unlike some of the scenes that just don’t compute. But, all soaps do this at one point or other. One would think Kate would be more subtle when meeting with unsavory men in public places.
The same scenario played out on GH where Anna “secretely” met with Jordan, sitting back to back on a park bench, talking away and trying to appear they did not know each other. Well, that failed miserably…it was laughable. That scene looked like child’s-play. Really?
I must admit that this past week, the writers excelled with Sami/EJ/Abbi/Jen, etc. scenes, but then said writers trip themselves up by disregarding these little, big mistakes (pardon the oxymoron ).

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I complained about that GH scene with Anna/Jordan too…other than that Kate/Clyde scene Days has been pretty good recently…i was started to get a little bored there but once again im enjoying the show…i like those scenes with Hope and Aiden when they were dancing…nice little old fashion romantic moment which had been sorely lacking on all the soaps! Need more of that!!!

jeff
jeff

i would watch him read the newspaper.

Bonnie Jean Milroy
Bonnie Jean Milroy

The first actor who played Ben IMO wasn’t a good actor he was kinda plain in my book. I am glad they recast him with Rob Scott Wilson. He is just a phenomenal actor. He played such a great Pet Cortland on the short run of PP AMC. When they cast Rob Scott Wilson as Pet Cortland not as a Nerdy Pet but a whole new Pet back to town as a young business tycoon like his Daddy Palmer. And Came back home with his Ma Ma Opal to help save Cortland Enterprise. Now Seeing him playing a totally different roll as Ben. witch Ben is keep to himself guy cause of his past. And left with his sister Jordon to get away from there abusive farther and start a brand new life for them self. Now once Daddy Clyde in town (THANKS TO KATE)! And once they see good Ole’ Daddy Dear a lot of Heck is going to break loose. And I feel with Rob Scott Wilson as Ben he will let his anger and probably kill his farther cause of everything he has done to him and Jordon !! IMO!

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

Eh… not so much for me… I fast forward through his scenes to be honest… as I do with Jordan… Loved the actress on AMC but really not feeling the character on Days. She needs to get more SPICE….a little more feisty would do it….

Tom Polar
Tom Polar

I have to agree – she was great on AMC but so far on Days, her character is kind of a little boring – and as far as the character of Ben goes, well, gee, nothing too thrilling there either. Trying to be fair, I guess we have to give them a chance to breathe life into these two characters – they’re both capable actors, the writers I think just need to speed it up a little.

Omar
Omar

This was a great recast by DOOL..This young actor has the “it” factor and not just looks..He was good over PP’s AMC and it doing good over at DOOL…The story of Jordan and Ben has been dragged for sooo long, record breaking LOOONG..I hope the writers will reward us with a great story about them and their father and get this story moving.

Tom Polar
Tom Polar

Amen to that, the writers need to get a move on with these two characters.

Beth CP
Beth CP

So far so good. This story involving Ben, Jordan and Clyde is in it’s initial stages but if they play all the beats and (in time), make sure to ultimately bring in Kate’s machinations that brought Clyde to Salem, this should be a tale that gives each actor plenty of good material to sink their teeth into.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree, Beth. Each actor involved in this storyline has sunk his /her teeth into it, as you say, especially Scott/Ben. He is doing a fantastic job…I admire his courage to finally stand up to his father. It must give him such a sense of empowerment to confront Clyde as an adult…as his equal in every way , albeit a much better person than his degenerate parent. I wasn’t into this storyline originally, but it is getting more suspenseful and cryptic with each episode…very interesting and an attention grabber. The pieces are coming together logically.
I believe there is a lot more to be told and we are being fed small tid-bits at a time. Will there be a big reveal? A shocker? I think this is exactly where this story is headed…can’t wait!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I must add that Clyde said something about leaving “the company” in someone else’s hands. Were we mislead into thinking Clyde was penniless? Are we to believe he’s a wealthy maniac/perv? Just a thought…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe Clyde is really wealthy and he, Jordon and Ben will become the new ‘Dimeras’ of Salem and their mother isnt really dead…its Kristen Dimera and John Black is Jordons real father? Its revealed during Kristens shocking return!!!! Probably not but it sure would tie them in to legacy characters in Salem and make the story more interesting…imo!!!

Lori
Lori

I like that idea a lot, Jim h!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

The character of Ben Rogers just does not spark with me, and recasting the role was a big flub. I see it as a Taylor Walker redux; I was just getting used to Justin in the role, and they recast him. I’ve never been a huge fan of Rob in the first place, and while he is a fellow Bostonian, I’m just not sold on him at all. He does zero for me.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Chad and Abby Share An Emotional Goodbye And Leave Salem Hitched

On Thursday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, tears were shed not only by the characters on the screen, but by the audience at home … plenty of them if you have been checking out social media since this installment aired.  For in it, viewers had to say goodbye to Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abby (Kate Mansi) as they left Salem to start their new life with their children in Paris.

However, before they make their exit, Chabby fans finally get to see their favorite duo tie the knot in a heartfelt and touching ceremony right in the Horton family living room.  While it was spur of the moment, it could not have been more poignant.  Leave it to Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) to officially preside over the nuptials, JJ (Casey Moss) to play his guitar while his sister walked down the living room aisle to her man, and even Jack (Matt Ashford) showed up to do the right thing to be there for his daughter.

What would a Chabby wedding be without personally written vows, right?  Abigail tells Chad: “When we first fell in love, God, we had no idea of what we were getting ourselves into.  They say that when you meet someone and fall in love, you’re drawn to them, because they have something you need and we’re here today because I need you.  I need your courage, your faith, and love.  I’m so beyond grateful at a second chance with you and a family with our beautiful children. You are the love of my life, Chad. There’s nothing I want more than to spend the rest of my days with you.”

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In a touching moment, Chad is overcome with tears and expresses to Abigail; “You’ve always fought for your health, and for us, and I’m in awe of the woman I fell in love with. I’ll cherish you. I will protect you. I’m yours, and I’ll never doubt you again, because a love like ours really does only come once in a life.”

They exchange rings and Julie pronounces them husband and wife.  But this happy moment is also bittersweet when Chad says, “We hate to marry and run.”  Chabby has a plane to catch to take them to Paris.   Chad looks around the room and at all the special people in his life, and tells the group how special they all are to him.  In that scene, it definitely gave the feels that it was also Billy Flynn saying farewell to his castmates.

Of course … before they leave town Chad and Abby visit Stefan (Tyler Christopher) and Gabi(Camila Banus)is there.  They give them the news that they are leaving for France and are married.  In a moment alone between Abby and Stefan, he apologizes to her. Stefan notes how much he loved the other part of her (Gabby with a “Y”) and knows that she loved him too.  Abby says, “I know”.  Meanwhile, Chad says goodbye to the portrait of his father, Stefano vowing to be back someday.  After Chabby exit the DiMera mansion, Stefan has a meltdown and throws the chest board while Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) walks in on the scene.

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And finally, in the 10-hankie moment beautifully played by Billy Flynn, Kate Mansi and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Chad and Abby at the Horton house to say their final goodbyes to Doug (Bill Hayes) and Julie, Jack, JJ, and Jennifer.  Abigail tells her mother to never give up on her dad.  Chad is in tears as Jennifer tells him she will miss him,  He says, “I will miss you, too”.

It was in that moment that any of us that have ever had to say goodbye to our families and move far away from them, or come back to visit them and then leave again, can relate.  Saying goodbye is often heartbreaking when you leave behind the ones you love.  But, Chad and Abby got their happy ending … for now. However,t his is a soap opera, so you never know how long happiness will last, or when they might be back in Salem.

Kudos to the performances of Billy Flynn, so raw and real, and Kate Mansi playing Abigail with depth and dignity to wrap up the story.

So, what did you think of the Chabby goodbye? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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THIS WEEK: Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi Exit DAYS As Chabby Says Their “I Do’s” In Heart-tugging Moments

By now, Days of our Lives fans have learned that this week marks the end of the run, for now, of Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi as Chad and Abby.  But before they exit look for wedding bells to ring as Chabby remarries.

When Marci Miller decided to depart the role of Abigail, Kate Mansi returned to the role she played before Miller to finish the arc, which would have potentially left Abby to leave town and Chad to be without her, since Mansi signed on to just complete the storyline,

DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati told Soap Opera Digest  (in latest issue on newsstands now) the thought process of having the duo leave together: “While it was kind of agonizing to make the decision that Chad will exit the canvas with Abigail, I decided that was the best thing for the couple, it was the best thing for the fans and it was the best thing for the show. The way that they exit is very, very open-ended. It’s not like someone is going to die. They leave happy and the door is completely open for them to come back. As much as I’m sure some people will be sad to see them go, I think they’ll be happy to see them go together. It just seemed so unfair to not give them a happy ending. And I just didn’t see how that happy ending would work if Chad stayed in Salem and Abigail left.”   He added: “Obviously, if the time is right, the story is right, and the people are available, they’ll be back.”

Looks like we all need to get out the hankies after checking out the latest NBC promo for Chad and Abby’s wedding and farewell.  You can watch it below.  Then let us know if you are sad to see Billy and Kate exit DAYS, and if you hope they will be back sooner than later via the comment section below.

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Drake Hogestyn Chats On John Black’s Latest Predicament With Diana and Leo On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

The complex life of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) just got even more complicated on NBC’s Days of our Lives; thanks to the arrival of his ex-flame Diana Colville (Judith Chapman) and the bombshell that bad boy Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart), who has been causing so much trouble for Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith), is actually his biological son!  Boy, John certainly has had some kids he never knew about pop up (remember, Paul Narita is John’s son, too).  But, is this all a tale spun by Diana, or the truth regarding Leo?

Longtime DAYS vet, Drake Hogestyn sits down with host, Michael Fairman on an all-new installment of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.  During the conversation, Drake talks about his surprise learning from the script that Diana Cooper was indeed his ex, Diana Colville.

The beloved actor reveals that at one point he thought Genie Francis (Laura, GH) might be coming back to reprise the role, but now that it’s Judith Chapman he is having a great time acting opposite her.  In addition, being a true historian of DAYS, Drake takes the listeners on some fun facts that they may not have remembered. Later, Hogestyn reveals why he and Deidre Hall (Marlena) have found such success as DAYS’ enduring John and Marlena.

Michael commends Drake on his Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his emotional turn following Marlena being shot at the Jarlena nuptials, and the family saying their goodbyes believing she was going to die, especially she the good doc had a DNR request on her legal forms filed with the hospital.

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In the backstage segment of the podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman on what a typical production day is like for him and others in Salem: visiting the wardrobe department, stopping to talk to the stage manager, and chatting it up with co-stars along the way including: Lauren Koslow (Kate) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah).

The new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming on NBC.com here, and will be available for download via iTunes on Monday.

So, do you think John will do next now that Diana is working her way back into his life, and Leo is his son?  Will he tell Marlena what is going on?  What did you think of the sentiments shared by Drake in the interview? Comment below.

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