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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’

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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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Love the sexual tension between him and Hope!.. i hope the ptb tease the viewers with some flirtations between the bad boy lawyer and the good girl cop going rogue! The show messed up her amazing sexual chemistry she shared with Aiden by turning him evil to give her and Rafe rooting power. But Hope and Rafe is Hope/Bo 2.0 and can never be duplicated. With all the stress Hope is under she needs to give in to her wild side and Ted is the man to help her. Kristian and Giles would be so much fun together and having… Read more »

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Agree Damien!

Jimh
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i agree

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Damien…great to see your name, here… Hope is not ‘a good girl’ cop—-rather a matron….However, Hope has a few crimes hidden behind that ‘pure’ facade. But, I do agree with your “hope-full” suggestion to put Hope and Ted “in bed”….anyone other than Rafe will do. The most mis-matched couple on soaps–well, then there’s Gina ( Phyllis) and Joshua ( Nick); Y&R….. Oh, and why does Ciera call Julie “Grandma”? Julie is her AUNT… ..being married to Doug does not make her Ciera’s grandmother. Her grandmother was Addie; Hope’s and Julie’s mother. My own grandmother said that Julie married her… Read more »

blake
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blake

He’s a very sexy man and a good actor. I’m glad he’s back on Days and on contract this time! Glad he’s mixed in with Hope and Rafe, shaking them up.

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Violet Lemm

I love this actor, but not in this sleezy kind of role. I liked him on Brothers and Sisters and Switched At Birth. There is a chemical attraction between he and Hope, but being the kind of person he is, I can’t see anything happening. Being realistic here, with Rafe being the guy he is, it would be like giving up Santa for the Grinch! I think that all Ted has going for him, is his looks.

Carol
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Carol

Speaking for myself I cannot stand Ted.

Momo
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Momo

I’m glad to see him back on Days.

Jimh
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Jimh

Lauren K.(Kate) could had been a recast Samantha in that Sex In The City movie they were planning to do but the actress who originally played the part refused to do it so the movie was canned…Lauren looks enough like the other actress and would had made a perfect recast!!!

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I’m not a fan of Ted and Leo’s and am perplexed as to why they have been put on contract. While I think Days does need more characters who are unrelated to vast cast of interwoven families, these guys bore me. As for Gilles being good looking, well to each his own, he was during his time in the Sex and the City movie, with his memorable scene in the shower showing off his ample appendage, but that was a decade ago. He and Greg don’t hold a candle to the other Days super hunks.

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Cameron Mathison Joins General Hospital

Big casting news! Daytime favorite, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) is heading to General Hospital.  

Mathison, who will finish up his run as co-host of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family when its final season ends in August, will be joining the ABC soap opera.

No word yet on what role Cameron will play and when he will debut.  Deadline broke the news of the newest GH cast member,

Throughout his acting career, Mathison has earned two Daytime Emmy Supporting Actor nominations in 2002 and 2004 for his work on AMC.

In a statement on joining the legacy series, Cameron said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the General Hospital family!  Incredibly grateful to (Executive Producer) Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me in such an iconic show.  I feel like a kid at Christmas, as I’ll also be continuing making Hallmark movies and be part of that family as well.  So so excited… thank you!”

So excited that Cameron is coming to Port Charles? What role will he or should he play? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys Land Two-Year Deal At CBS; NATAS Reveals This Year’s Broadcast Set For June 25th

Some great news for daytime fans!  Following a deal announced today between National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and CBS, the network now has a two-year deal to broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards.

CBS will present this year’s 48th Annual Daytime Emm Awards, on Friday, June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network and it will stream live and on demand on Paramount+.   This will mark the 15th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other network. CBS also aired last year’s Daytime Emmys amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition, this is the first time since 2008 that one network will broadcast both the Daytime and Primetime Emmy awards in the same year. CBS last hosted both specials in 2005.

 

The Daytime Emmy Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in daytime television programming since 1974.  The awards are presented to programs broadcast between 2:00 AM and 6:00PM, as well as all forms of children’s television programming and certain categories of streaming and syndicated content.

NATAS also revealed today that this year’s Daytime Emmys are the most competitive ever, with more than 3,100 submissions featuring content that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.

The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI), which produced Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies on The CW in 2009 and on CBS in 2010, 2011 and 2020. Adam Sharp and Steve Ulrich are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie is executive producer and director from ATI.

So excited about the Daytime Emmys will return to network TV for two more years guaranteed, and that we have a date for this year’s presentation this summer? Comment below.

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

Could Days of our Lives finally found their new EJ? Rumors have been circulating on the internet for weeks that the character of EJ DiMera may finally have a new face and a new actor portraying and heading back to Salem, especially since Sami (Alison Sweeney) is back on the canvas.

The role was previously played by longtime fan favorite James Scott, who had made it very clear he would never return to Days of our Lives.

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Now according to Daytime Confidential and their report from setside sources, the new EJ will actually be played by former Spartacus actor Dan Feuerriegel.

The Australian-born actor has been seen in Starz’ Spartacus franchise in the role of Agron.

According to the report, look for the new EJ to make his debut sometime this summer.

DAYS fans know that in story, EJ was brought back form the dead, from the serum from Dr. Rolf, but then was injured in an explosion and had reunited with Sami and had been recovery in Europe.

So, if this reports turns out to be true, what do you think of the new EJ? Comment below.

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