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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. ”

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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

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!

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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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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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