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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

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!

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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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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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