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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!

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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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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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