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DAYS & Venice star Galen Gering a hit in ACME Saturday Night!

Over the weekend on Saturday night, Days of our Lives and Venice star, Galen Gering was the guest host of the SNL-type sketch comedy show, ACME Saturday Night in Los Angeles!

Performing in front of a live audience which included many soap favorites including: The Young and the Restless, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), DAYS and Venice star, Nadia Bjorlin, B&B’s Brandon Beemer, DAYS returning Patrick Muldoon (Austin), One Life to Live’s lovebirds, John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath (Rex and Gigi) as well as Terri Ivens (Ex-Simone AMC), needless to say, it was a fun crowd.

On-Air On-Soaps was also in attendance and we can tell you that the show was hysterically funny.  Galen did a fantastic job with all the material and showed his great comedy timing and sensibilities throughout.  We won’t spoil the sketches for you, because you can now watch the full show streamed online by clicking here!

We caught up with Galen last night at the Venice season three kick-off and got some comments from the actor on his ACME performance.  Gering happily explained, “Doing the ACME show was one of the most fun things I have done in my life as an actor, as was season one of Venice, for the record.  And I think anytime you “pop your cherry” if you will, it’s exciting!  Season one of Venice was like that for me, but being on stage last night and doing the comedy with these really great scripts was an absolute blast.”

So, how does the the comedy troupe and the guest host go about determining what sketches they will perform in? Galen gave us the insight scoop.  “Here is what happens: you got into a pitch meeting and all the actors in the troupe have written scripts. You are handed basically like ten or twelve scripts. And you sit at a table with all the actors, the producer and director, and you do a cold read of the scripts. After that, you go with the producer and director privately and pick the ones you want to do.   And I was not opposed to any of them, or found any offensive. It was hard to pick then not to pick, if you know what I mean.   So what I tried to do was pick ones that had a variety and were challenging and fun.

Throughout the week I was given one script which I did not pick that I went to myself later, ‘Oh shoot. Should I have picked this?’ But ultimately, I think I made the right choices. We shot a very funny short film on Thursday night. But there was another short film that was hilarious and more complex but we did not have time to shoot it.  I can’t wait to go back and do ACME Saturday night again.”

Since many soapy notables were in attendance we had to ask, how did it go over with his toughest critics…other actors and his wife?  Galen smiled and said, “My wife, Jenna and my friends were so excited for me and they loved the show. I was at Michelle Stafford’s today.  She was over the moon and told me how funny it was.  It is something I love to do and have been attracted to doing.  ‘Knock on wood’, I have been able to be on soaps for ten years or so and that work is demanding.  But I would definitely like to attack the comedy more and be pro-active in that realm, because it is so fun. ”

Now that playing a doppelganger had come to an end on DAYS for Gering (given his immense love of playing comedy) perhaps saying goodbye to Rafe2 was sort of bittersweet?  Gering said that was kind of true!  “Playing Rafe2 as an actor was great and super challenging.  Some days were like beyond, where I would go, ‘My God.  How am I going to get through this day?’ The pace we moved at was astounding, and in that regard it’s nice to have a respite.  But as far as not having that comedic outlet and the ability to be a badass if you will, and not be held accountable for my behavior, that has always been really fun as an actor and to do something totally different. And with that said, it was also nice to be back doing the romantic storylines with Sami and Alison Sweeney (Sami) and the fun comedy of it. I can honestly say that has been refreshing as well.  It’s been all good.”

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cinnamon
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cinnamon

Galen show was totally awesome at Acme Saturday night.
I never laughed so hard in my life. He did a awesome job. It was also great surprise meeting the other stars along with you.

Vicky
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Vicky

I only got to watch on line-but Galen was hilarious! The funniest skits were the “I’m so hott” and “People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People”. I was laughing out loud at those for sure! Galen has a great talent for comedy. I hope he does get to do it again–he seems to love it and I love watching!

Robin86
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Robin86

I went and Galen was awesome not to mention he is one yummy man! Really good actor. Totally believable in every scene.

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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

There has been a casting switcheroo at Days of our Lives.   Precious Way is out in the role of Chanel Dupree and the part had been recast.

Way debuted on-screen back in March of 2021, but now comes word, first via Jason 47’s Facebook page, that Chanel will be played by actress Raven Bowens.

According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Bowens to first air on-screen on the July 6th episode.  Apparently, she has been taping at the DAYS set since April.

Raven has previously appeared on All Rise, Insecure, The New Edition Story and Future Man.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

So, what do you think of the Chantal switch? Comment below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney Previews the New EJami

Coming up on Days of our Lives, Dan Feurerriegel take over the role of EJ DiMera on-screen, and the character is making quite the timely, or untimely return to Salem now that Sami (Alison Sweeney) has been hitting the sheets with her ex-husband, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

Feurerriegel is stepping into the coveted role of EJ made soap-famous by James Scott, who left the series back in 2014 and never returned.

Now the question is can Sweeney and Feurerriegel strike soap gold with their re-imagined duo known as “EJami”?

 

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Alison Sweeney opened up about the casting, working with Dan, and the future of EJami sharing: “To be honest, I was nervous when I heard they were recasting EJ.  That’s a big role to fill, I mean, James Scott was definitely a fan favorite and EJ is such a memorable role in the story and certainly in Sami’s life.”

Sweeney said of sharing scenes with Feurerriegel, “Dan has been fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He clearly understood the importance of the task ahead.”

As for what fans of EJami may be in for, Sweeney noted:  ” I hope those ‘EJami’ fans see the couple they were so connected to, but of course, in a new, different way.”

So will you be giving the new EJami a chance? Looking forward to Dan’s debut, or are you Team Lumi all the way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. But first check out this week’s promo for DAYS.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Opens Up To Maurice Benard About His Battle with Addiction on All-New ‘State of Mind’

In a terrific episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) State of Mind You Tube series, the actor welcomes another one of the best actors on daytime, Days of our Lives star Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives).

What made this so compelling was Billy Flynn’s ability to talk openly, frankly, and with great understanding about his battles with addiction which he notes have been alcohol, drugs, and the cycles he has found himself in within his life and how he was able to break free of them, and the work he continues to do to keep him from falling back into them.

Flynn shares how much of his adult life was greatly impacted by his childhood, and explained to Benard, how he acted out when he was younger. He also shares how his addiction caused issues for awhile with his job at Days of our Lives.

This episode is a powerful one to watch for anyone struggling with issues of addiction, dependency, suicide, having problems at work, and trying to not self-destruct, which so many of us do, once we seemingly get what we what or while we are trying to obtain it.

Bravo to Billy and Maurice for bringing this forward and to the audience.

Watch Billy’a visit on State of Mind below, followed by a bonus segment where Flynn asks Benard some ‘hard-hitting’ questions.

What did you think of what Billy shared with Maurice? Comment below.

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