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Greg Vaughan and Arianne Zucker Interview – Day of DAYS 2013

Days of our Lives Greg Vaughan (Eric) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole) chat with Michael Fairman at Day of DAYS 2013! Greg reveals why the decision was made in the wedding episodes of Brady and Kristen to have the DVD playe twice which showed Father Eric having sex with Kristen! Of course, the wedding-goers did not know it was rape! In addition, Arianne and Greg discuss if Nicole will ever forgive Eric for believing she was the one in said video! Check out this fun and candid chat with two Salem favorites.

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I love these Greg and Air and I love Ericole. Thank you for another great interview, Michael.

Awwww. I love this interview. Greg/Ari are so gorgeous! I need for Eric to be defrocked and for him to start chasing Nicole. Looking forward to their love story unfolding…………

I agree, I want a great love story between Nicole and Eric.

I love this interview! The actors have awesome chemistry and it shows in this video. I’m so ready for Ericole’slove story to unfold < 3.

It was great to hear Ari describe Nicole’s relationship with Daniel as friendship. I enjoy their hot cocoa and Candyland with Parker scenes, and I get that it makes Nicole happy to be near a child, but Daniel’s just not her guy. If Nicole starts to entertain thoughts of her and Daniel as possibly being a couple, I’ll be annoyed, but the upside would be a jealous Eric.
Greg’s “Save the people!” comment cracked me up. I’m with you, Greg. Stop already with that movie. We got it! Give us more Ericole fantasies instead, thanks. Ready for the next twist on the journey for these characters. Their story is playing taffy pull with my heart and I love that. It’s what keeps me hooked on Days.
Awesome interview!

Another great interview, look forward to seeing the story unfold.

Ari and Greg are wonderful together. Loved Ari for years as an actor and as a person.And Greg has been outstanding during the reveal. He says so much with his eyes. Love these two together! Ericole is the story in 2014!! Ericole is the true new supercouple of Days!! Don’t blow it Days.

Forgot to add that Greg has a lot to choose from for his Emmy reel and I think he has a excellent chance of winning. Ari has emmy worthy scenes every year and I think it’s time she won too. Wouldn’t it be great if both won and Days won best soap again for these scenes and May Sweeps scenes?

Great interview! I love these two so much! Can’t wait to see Ericole be the next supercouple!

Thanks Michael!!Greg and Ari have great chemistry,cant wait to see it enfold!!

Greg is just the most gorgeous specimen that may have ever walked the earth. He fits so well at DAYS, I’m delighted he found a role like this one at the show.

And Ari has just always been a favourite of mine- her devotion to the show and her love of her character has always been apparent to me and appreciated. I think I may even cut my hair to her style. Love it!

I love Ericole and AZ/GV. They have such a good handle on the characters they play. I’m glad that the writers are taking their time with this story. We are getting so much more out of it being written this way than if they’d done a cheap ripoff of Thornbirds. I see the actors feel the same way.

AZ/GV and Ericole make my DAYS. I simply love them! There is so much depth to the Ericole story, and I love how all the layers are being peeled away. Can’t wait for Eric to finally face his feelings and for him and Nicole to admit their love. Just great drama all around for these two!

Great interview with two AWESOME people. Both are Emmy worthy.Greg I’m so glad you are finally being where you should be in the “limelight”

Yay!!!! Thank you Michael! Great Interview! So good! LOVE ERICOLE!!! Can’t wait to see what is coming up for ERICOLE and much more of them! Love that Eric is finally out of that priest collar and wardrobe, bad way for him to come out of it of course, but glad that he finally is. And maybe one day he’ll realize and see that while that was of course a great way to be and live his life, its just not the life for him really and truly. That his life is with Nicole and being with and loving her and having a family with the love of his life Nicole. And love that there seems to be a Daniel/Nicole/Eric dynamic starting and her & Daniel together again and that being thrown in there for these characters, especially on the cusp of her being angry with Eric, and Eric wanting to apologize to her and make it up to her for being so wrong about the situation. I’m glad that Nicole never had those other babies, that she lost them, and that things didn’t work there, b/c that was just all such the wrong situation for her, and not the right place for Nicole and not with the right people. It was just terrible and a terrible time on the show. Just wasn’t fitting or becoming of her and she didn’t belong there and wasn’t deserving of such things with the stunts and crap that she was doing and pulling. But now she’s finally with people and characters that she has actual and real history and connections to and with, like the love of her life Eric and Brady. And I never wanted her to have children or a family with anyone else besides Eric or Brady, but DEFINITELY with Eric. But she still has a long way to go and a lot to make up for, for the things she did while Eric was gone and the things she did to his very own family members and the terrible and selfish things she did to Eric’s nieces and nephews Johnny, Sydney, Allie, and Will. She did some terrible and selfish things to those children and their families, which is also Eric’s family. And she has to address that with him, apologize, and make up for that with him as well, because those are his nieces and nephews and his twin sister whose lives she played games with for her own misguided and selfish reasons, knowing full well that none of that was the life for her and that she didn’t belong there.

Nicole has to address, apologize, and make up for a whole heap of a lot more with Eric than he has to make up with her. He’s just got this one thing here that just happened to him, and with so much wrong that Nicole has done to people, including Eric’s own family members, it wasn’t far fetched for him to think she could have been the culprit that did such things to him. She’s got a whole notepad full of things to apologize to Eric for and make up to him. Starting with the horrible and selfish things she did to his nieces and nephews, to his twin sister, and all the way to when he left Salem and the lies she told then and the $5 million dollar check situation that she took and messed up their relationship together, and a situation that would cause her be apart of and to help Lucas & Kate, in messing with and hurting his twin sister Sami and nephew Will. Something else she once again did to members of his family and to their relationship.

So, its going to be great, deep, interesting, and exciting to see them have to tackle and argue about those things and to see her have to admit her wrongness to him in those situations, apologize to him for it, and make it up to him and really show and prove that she’s his woman and the love of his life that he knows she can be and wants. ERICOLE is going to be so good! There’s so many layers and so much that they have to discuss, hash out, argue about, get through, and make up for. It’s going to be so good, interesting, and exciting! LOVE ERICOLE!!!

Thank you Michael for this ERICOLE interview! Greg Vaughn is sooo handsome!!! Yummy!!! Greg & Ari Z. have great chemistry together and Ari Z. has finally found her male counter-parts that are good with her and fit her and her character since Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric Brady) and Kyle Lowder (her real life husband who used to play Brady). She’s finally got good matches and the right fits for her again in the super handsome Greg Vaughn, Eric Martsolf, and Shawn Christian. And going head to head with people like Jennifer or Kristen, etc. Love dynamics that are beginning between Daniel/Nicole/Eric/Brady. And how Nicole is in-love with Eric yet is also hurt by what he thought she would do to him, loves Daniel and is back there with him, and cares about yet is mad at Brady, and is a pivotal point and part in reaching out to and helping to fix both Eric and Brady’s situations. Because eventually she’s not going to just leave them out there alone to spiral so far down when they’ve done so much to help her in her times of need and spiraling out of control. Eventually, Nicole will forgive them both and help save them. While she ultimately belongs with Eric Brady and having that life and family with him, its going to be fun and interesting to finally watch the new dynamic of Nicole and her guys Eric, Daniel, and Brady’s interest and love for her (or Brady’s dark spiral down and her having to pick him up and save him) and her trying to get through it and sort it all out and have fun with these guys. Lol!! LOVE ERICOLE!!! Can’t wait to see even more of them and what’s to come! It’s gonna be good!!! Loved Greg saying “It’s not about me forgiving her in this, its about her forgiving me”; and “She’s going to make me climb that mountain all the way to the top for it” LOL!!! This is gonna be good!!

Both of these individuals are such awesome actors. Greg has grown so much since his Y&R days, though I say Y&R missed an awesome opportunity because he and Heather Tom had amazing chemistry. I am loving him as Eric Brady, though, and he can break your heart with his expressions. That’s how good an actor he has become! Ari is such a beauty, and her Nicole has, before our eyes, has turned into the true heroine of this show.

Love Eric and Nicole! Always enjoy watching them. GV and AZ are both strong actors and so good looking. They should keep getting more air time, and be are a draw.

Oops, sorry for the typo – in the last post – it was mistakenly sent as I was editing it – should say – Eric and Nicole should keep getting more air time. They are a draw!

I love Days Of Our Lives especially now that Eric and Nicole get a chance to be a super couple. Way to go DAYS.

50 shades of Nicole based on all of Nicole’s men that she went through like a queen of hearts

love greg Vaughn he can put my fire out anytime he can be my fireman anytime if you know what mean

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Days of our Lives New Gabi, Cherie Jimenez, Debut Date Revealed; Shares She First Auditioned for Role 15 Years Ago

In a not-then-but-now real-life story, Days of our Lives incoming Gabi Hernandez, actress Cherie Jimenez took to Instagram on Friday after it was revealed by Deadline, that her first airdate as the recast Gabi is next week on June 27th!

Jimenez has replaced longtime DAYS star, Camila Banus in the role. Previously, Banus made the decision to step away from the part after taking on the role in 2010. Camila was with the series on and off through 2023. To facilitate her exit, Gabi was sent to prison for the murder of Li Shin, only she didn’t commit the crime.

Cherie shared her emotions on finally being able to talk about being the new Gabi Hernandez DiMera. She expressed, “WOW ✨🎬 My heart is filled with immense gratitude over the opportunity of a lifetime. I am GABI HERNANDEZ DIMERA on the iconic DAYS OF OUR LIVES ⏳❤️‍🔥 It has been an absolute dream working on DAYS.”

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As for her time so far at DAYS, Jimenez added,”These past 7 months I have worked harder than I ever have and now I get to share it with the world. Everyday I walk onto set I am in awe that I’ve been given the opportunity to live my dream. I get to work with the most phenomenal & hardworking cast and crew I’ve ever had the honor to work alongside.”

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Jimenez, thanked among others the series producer, director and writers for trusting in her including: Janet Drucker, Noel Maxam, Ron Carlivati and Ken Corday, and her agents for helping her along the way in her show business journey.

She concluded with the most ironic twist of all, Cherie recalled, “At 22 years old an audition for the role of Gabi on Days of our Lives came into my life. It was not meant for me then. Now 15 years later at 36 years old the universe told me I was now ready to step into this role…Thank you ✨ …I am just beginning ✨”

So, are you looking forward to the debut of Cherie as the new Gabriella Hernandez DiMera? Comment below.

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Arianne Zucker Reflects Back on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape with Donald Trump, and Speaks to Her Exit from Days of our Lives

It’s been eight years, but somehow seems like ages ago, that Arianne Zucker was thrust into the mainstream public limelight, unfortunately not for her work as Nicole on Days of our Lives, but for the Access Hollywood taped that surfaced when former president Donald Trump  and current Republican nominee, visited the set of the (then) NBC soap opera, and met Zucker.

The tape captured a hot mic moment between Trump and then ‘Access’ host Billy Bush inside of their bus which featured lewd remarks about Zucker between the two men.

Speaking on the moment, Zucker opened about it on Rachel Uchitel’s Miss Understood podcast, where the video version of the interview is now on Uchitel’s You Tube Channel. Back in 2005, Arianne was the scene partner with Trump in his Apprentice/Days of our Lives crossover appearance, because her character of Nicole was at the time a gold-digger.

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Zucker shared of her on set experience with Trump from 2005, “I had a great experience. He was lovely, and I had no idea anything behind the scenes was happening. So, it never affected me.” Next in October 2016, Arianne says she it got a call from her manager at the time when the Access Hollywood tapes came to light and that is when she first heard about the situation.

The actress and life coach reflected back, “Everybody has spoken poorly about somebody in their lifetime. I don’t care who you are, everybody has, it’s just people get caught on camera doing it. Unfortunately, that happens all the time. And if you’ve ever gone to a fraternity party, these things happen. So (when she later read the taped comments) I’m going, ‘sounds like something my fraternity guys I know would say.’ But I just didn’t see it in the way that people were seeing it.’”

Expressing why she never made an official comment when the press were asking for one, Arianne revealed, “I didn’t make a comment though, because I was in fear of losing my job. So I didn’t say anything.”  She added, “I felt attacked by the media because I knew all they wanted. I mean, the biggest thing was to get Trump off the ballot. I was like, that is not my job.”

Later, Arianne explained she felt she received no protection from the situation. “I got no apology from my place of employment. I really got no apology from NBC. I felt I had no protection. ”

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DAYS fans are counting down and not happily that about six weeks from now, on July 29th, when Zucker makes her on-screen exit from Days of our Lives. After being fired for standing up to Corday Productions for on set sexual harassment and discrimination charges, the actress formally filed a lawsuit she has brought against her former employer which includes charges of wrongful termination.

Zucker said on her upcoming departure from DAYS, “I will not say how I leave the show. I do respect that we don’t want to share that. We want the fans to be excited and enticed.” However, Arianne confirmed that the character of Nicole is not ‘killed-off”.

So, what do you think of Arianne’s comments reflecting back on the Access Hollywood tapes media frenzy with Donald Trump, and her upcoming exit from DAYS? Weigh-in. But first, check out Ari on Rachel’s podcast below.

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DAYS Dan Feuerriegel on EJ Keeping Eric From His Child, “He’s in the Deep End … There’s No Coming Back for Him Now”

On Days of our Lives, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) has been reunited with her biological son, baby Jude. Her husband, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is now keeping a major secret, and in order to keep it from coming out he had to get Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) out of Salem, and keep both Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) quiet and at bay.

However, as in any good soap opera, time is running out for EJ. What will happen when Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) find out that EJ is not the little one’s biological father, but Eric is? And, what will happen when they realize EJ knew the truth and hid it from them?

This is just one item in a laundry list of skullduggery committed by EJ since he has been in Salem. With Arianne Zucker set to exit on-screen on July 29th, it looks like we are heading into the home stretch of the baby switch storyline.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Dan Feuerriegel to get his take on the situation and what it has been like working with Greg and Ari in the story.

Dan shared on EJ’s despicable decision to pretend he is Jude’s bio-dad, “I know I’m a terrible human being, but I love playing a terrible human being.” Feurriegel added, “Oh, he’s in the deep end. Like, there is no coming back for him now.”

The DAYS star also noted if EJ had done anything more nefarious to Sloan, his character might not ever be able to come back from that. “There’s only so much hatred EJ can get from the viewers that it probably would’ve been a bridge too far for me to just make her (Sloan) disappear,” clarified Dan.

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As to his time working with Arianne Zucker as his on-screen wife, Dan had noting but praise for her. Feuerriegel expressed, “I loved working with her. She’s so good. She’s an amazing actress. She’s fantastic. Every scene that I did with her, I didn’t have to do anything because I just rode on the coattails of what she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

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Dan also had high marks for his on-screen nemesis, Greg Vaughan, “Greg is fantastic, like everybody in the storyline was amazing. Greg’s amazing … Ari’s amazing … Jessica was fantastic and that’s what made it work. I’m very grateful to have worked with every single one of them.”

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On soap operas and especially on Days of our Lives, when someone exits, or ‘dies’ on-screen that doesn’t mean goodbye forever, and Dan knows this too. In regards to anyone who leaves Salem, the actor joked, “I’m not going to say the doors closed, because you never say never, especially in Hollywood or on a soap. I mean, I’ve come back and I was like two inches shorter and (with) a completely different face.”

So, how do you think Eric will find out that Jude is really his son, and that EJ has been lying to keep Nicole? Let us know in the comment section, but first Check out our conversation with Dan from the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards below.

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