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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Suzanne Rogers Being "Punk'd" By Us On Her 40th Anniversary With DAYS!

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As we previously reported, this past Tuesday marked Daytime Emmy winner, Suzanne Rogers 40th year on Days of our Lives as the beloved Maggie Horton!  What Suzanne did not know was that she was being set-up for a big surprise from the cast and crew and her mom on the set of the Horton Town Square at the NBC sounstage!

While the cast and crew and press were gathering, On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman was enlisted by DAYS to help keep Suzanne occupied while they rolled in the cake, and got all the attendees in place!  So what better way and least suspecting way to do that?  Tell Suzanne that Michael was here to interview her for her 40th anniversary, and to meet him in her dressing room.

Without Suzanne knowing this was a delay tactic, Fairman conducted a true 40th anniversary interview with Rogers all about many of the key points in her illustrious career with DAYS including: Maggie with the red shoes, the three Johns in on-screen love life (John Clarke, John Ingle, John Aniston), when the show “killed-off” Maggie in that huge publicity ploy, her winning the very first Outstanding Supporting Actress Award at the Daytime Emmys, and so much more.

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But while she was answering the questions, we had a flip cam and iPhone filming the whole thing, and what was to follow!  Thus, the reason for thebootleg-esque footage quality! Next,we waited for the signal from the overhead public address system telling everyone to get to the stage!  If you watch the video, you can see it was all part of our plan.   What happens next is you will see Suzanne’s immediate surprise as we show you how she met all of her castmates, crew members, and the press.    Following that, Michael caught up with her to get her thoughts on the surprise and to wrap up the 40th anniversary interview!

Watch the interview/surprise/”punkfest” after the jump and let us know what you thought of it?  What has been your favorite story for Maggie over the years?  Share your thoughts!

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dmrjmd

I love Suzanne Rogers as Maggie. A true class act! Very talented actress! Congratulations on 40 years, Suzanne!

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

My favorite Maggie storyline was when she was on the farm with Mickey/Marty…

Patrick
Patrick

Victor’s lines… quipping one liners…. zippers….

LOL…. you know he’s tough… tender… has the last laugh. can command

his telling Nick… “tomorrow your parole ends….. pack your bags… you’re leaving my house.”

woah! this so came out of left field…. find my bearings…. ease up Mr. Man.

it was funny, devious, machinations intrigue….

Nick is on the road… and Im happy to watch.

love that he still has tender scenes with Gabi…. it was when he was most happiest…

when they are engaged and she was pregnant…. I just love Blake Berris.

Rodd
Rodd

Absolutely lovely!

Kathyj
Kathyj

Nice — Michael — very, VERY nice. Suzanne seems like a wonderful person. Enjoyed seeing her mother joining in the festivities.

Jules
Jules

She’s so special! Thank you Suzanne for 40 years of Aunt Maggie!

Nice work too Michael. Very believable acting.

heidi
heidi

Wow… Michael… what a lovely lovely interview!!! You are so talented and such a genuinely sweet and caring person who gets the best interviews… bar none!!! Suzanne is a lovely and talented lady and I wish many more years of doing what she loves and giving us great memorable moments!!! What a nice thing for them to have done and what a fabulous thing for us that you do what you do so well and that you share those moments with us!!! Congratulations Suzanne and thank you Michael!!! Loved it!!!

Lyon
Lyon

Have loved Suzanne for 31 of the 40 years since I was a teen. Talented, classy, beautiful – then and now.

Doe
Doe

Michael. I loved loved the interview with Suzanne, and the surprise aftewards from the cast and crew and everyone else. She is a true treasure and I wish her many more years on Days……..

Libby
Libby

How very lovely. Suzanne Rogers is the heart of DAYS now that Frances is gone. I have met her in person on two occasions. It was a blessing. Szanne is so gracious, beautiful and grounded. My grandmother watched DAYS from its first day. Maggie was her favorite character. She loved the Red Shoes story the most of all storylines. Three generations later and we all still love Maggie> So pleased DAYS planned a celebration in her honor.

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DAYS Kate Mansi Learns The Ropes Of Directing A Multi-Cam Soap In New DOOL App Series

She has won a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performances as Abigail Deveraux, but now as many know, Kate Mansi has been spreading her wings as a director behind-the-camera.

Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

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It’s a fascinating view of what goes on at as the director bring their vision to life in the world of soap in a realistic way.  Make sure to download the DOOL app to check out Kate’s journey.

Now below, let us know if you saw the first episode of Kate;s directing journey on the DOOL app and what you thought of it? Look for new episodes to be posted every Thursday for the next three weeks.

 

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Chandler Massey Talks More On The DAYS WilSon Departure On The Freddie & Alyssa Show

As promised by Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS) earlier in the week, his on-screen co-star,  Chandler Massey (Will)  was the special guest on the Freddie & Alyssa Show.  The podcast spend most of the episode giving Chandler and Freddie’s perspective of what happened and how they found out how they were being written-off Days of our Lives as beloved couple, WilSon.

While Freddie and Chandler do not in any way reveal what happens in the final six episodes they taped, or what was contained in the scripts, Chandler expressed  that it wasn’t until they received the six and final script of their promised six episodes, when the show resumed production after its long hiatus, that they realized what was happening.

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During the podcast, both men talked about their disappointment of being written-off the show; saying that have always been good employees doing what the soap had been required and requested of them throughout their time on the NBC daytime drama series.

Check out more below on the podcast.

So, what do you think of the sentiments shared by Freddie and Chandler in this discussion on their departure from DAYS? Comment below.

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It’s a Wrap For DAYS Galen Gering As He Shares Special Message To Fans: “I Hope You Know How Thankful I Am To Have Had You At My Side”

Today is a bittersweet day for longtime daytime favorite, Galen Gering.  While on Wednesday; he is celebrating his birthday! (Happy birthday, Galen!), he is also finishing up his last day at Days of our Lives as Rafe Hernandez; a role he has played for the last ten years-plus.

In a heartfelt posting on his Instagram, Galen shared special thanks to all of his fans who watched his during his run in Salem.

Gering expressed: “Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all”

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Share your well-wishes to Galen on his birthday and also for a job well-done as DAYS Rafe via the comment section below. But first see his post with longtime co-stars, Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and Alison Sweeney (Sami). 

That is followed by a video clip of Galen’s appearance on the Cliff Dorman Podcast where he first announced his exit from DAYS.

 

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Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all ✌️

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