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Jill Farren Phelps Interview – The Young and the Restless – 42nd Annual Daytime Emmys Winners/Press Room

The Young and the Restless executive producer Jill Farren Phelps chats with Michael Fairman shortly after Y&R tied with Days of our Lives to win the Outstanding Drama Series award at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmys. Phelps was flanked by cast member Sean Carrigan (Stitch).  Jill discussed how the emotional episodes surrounding Delia’s death,  even a year later won the CBS soap opera the gold, and what it means being in a tie with DAYS, plus how proud she is of her cast and new head writer Chuck Pratt Jr.  In addition, Michael remarks at Jill’s numerous Emmy wins as executive producer throughout her daytime career.

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Rick
Rick

JFP got her back up as soon as you mentioned Chuck Pratt.

I know it wasn’t the time to mention fans who hate Pratt’s out-of-character writing, but shouldn’t soap journalists get the word to Phelps in their columns or on social media???

su0000
su0000

Soap fans can become very involved, personally involved, with characters..
And for Y&R to write year long children death stories is reprehensible ..
Some fans took Delias death to heart, it affected them, she was a loved child, they mourned ….
I say; shame on CBS/Y&R for writing children’s death to get emmy’s
(and they have and do that)..

Nanci
Nanci

Totally agree!!

Rose
Rose

Su…you do have a soft side!

The Substitute
The Substitute

This woman has no shame! She doesn’t even have the class to think the two actors who got her this emmy Billy Miller & Michael Muhney. Let’s see this show get another one without these two fine actors! A lot of people disgust me but she has to be on the top of the list!

Laurel Twist
Laurel Twist

Jill Farren Phelps, Chuck Pratt, & Angelica McDaniel ALL need to be fired, NOW!

Rose
Rose

I don’t like sad kid stories either. But then RC and team gave us the horrible Ava/Nina story on GH, and the AJ/Avery story is still playing out…plus Spenser and the fire…plus Sabrina losing Gabriel…Maxie trying to get custody of Georgie…PLUS Fluke. That’s more than a lot of sad baby/kid stories to swallow in one year, too.

Liz Garcia
Liz Garcia

I’ve said this many, many times, but I stopped watching Y&R for almost a year and then started up again in December. I’ve been a watcher since it started in 1973. I don’t care for a lot of the actors who took over parts from before. I think Billy was Billy because of the actor, Abby was Abby because of the actor and I could go on. To me they just don’t suit the part. Plus I’m still not sure who Ben is and so on. I imagine there are some who have watched for 40 years who did contact her, but I certainly wasn’t one. I do like seeing the old timers on a bit more now. I think the doppelganger story is a little dumb, but I like seeing more of Bergman. I like Braeden too..

Chris
Chris

In most video interviews I’ve seen of Jill Phelps she says the same thing. In regards to any show she’s working on. She always thanks the company of people it takes to put on these shows, which I respect. However, I think hard work is true of all soap actors/writers/backstage talent. That doesn’t mean those hard efforts will always equate to solid gold. The question is, what makes your show special? Why does it work? Y&R under her leadership has lacked a singular vision of what the show is supposed to be. Whenever Bill Bell would be interviewed about Y&R’s success he always spoke of the body of work and character interpretation. How it relayed to the viewers. It was characters you loved to love and loved to hate. People who felt like extensions of your own family. He understood that the success was something larger than just the one/two episodes it took to win an emmy. He would never say, we won because on the two shows we submitted only one storyline was profiled and people related to that storyline. He was winning for a body of work, not a singular moment. Phelps emmy baits. For years I’ve seen fans pick out which shows she will submit and never have they been wrong. That is largely due to the fact that 85% of her eligible year is pretty lackluster and often just plain awful. Her shows are successful in isolated moments when she seeks out a gimmick that can stand alone from the rest of the narrative. Her gift, in regards to winning emmys, is she CAN be brilliant for about 3-6 weeks out of the year when she can contain all the drama into one instance. The rest is a mess. I just don’t care for her work. I find it crass and she speaks as someone who’s out of touch with her audience. Perhaps one 40 yr viewer did reach out to her but what about the thousands who aren’t happy with the mess she keeps this show in? Are those opinions obsolete to her? It would appear so.

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Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey Interview – Day of Days 2018

Days of our Lives stars Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Chandler Massey (Will) chat with Michael Fairman at NBC’s Day of Days 2018 celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the long-running daytime drama series.

During the interview, the duo tease what’s to come for #WilSon with Paul’s (Christopher) departure from the canvas, Will getting his memory back, and the trouble that will soon arise when a certain someone is “back from the dead”.

Freddie and Chandler also talk about being a soap power couple on-screen, and reveal some of their favorite scenes, and chat up the new DOOL app and their fun content within it.

Watch below our latest chat with Freddie and Chandler.  Make sure to check out all the Day of Days 2018 interviews with the cast of DAYS on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube,  Make sure to “subscribe” to view all the features and videos/

Now, let us know what you thought of the conversation with Freddie and Chandler below, and what was your favorite part of it, via the comment section below.

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Rob Scott Wilson and Victoria Konefal – Day of Days 2018

Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) and Victoria Konefal (Ciara) chat with Michael Fairman at NBC’s Days of Days 2018 celebrating the long-running daytime drama’s 53rd anniversary.

In the interview, Victoria talks on how Ciara has developed feelings for once serial klller Ben, even though she has been in a relationship with Tripp (Lucas Adams), and how the hash tag #Cin has taken off and become so popular.

Rob dishes on the complexities of playing Ben’s road to redemption, and how fans will have to wait a bit longer before #Cin actually hits the sheets, but as viewers have seen via the latest for DAYS, a major lip-lock is on the way.

Watch Rob and Victoria’s interview below.  To check out all the conversations with the cast of DAYS from Day of Days 2018 visit The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube and “subscribe” to see all the features.

What is your favorite part of #Cin dishing their latest storyline and on-screen romance?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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Melissa Reeves Interview – Day of Days 2018

Michael Fairman chats with Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) at NBC’s Day of Days 2018 event celebrating Days of our Lives’ 53rd anniversary.

During their discussion, Melissa talks on working with Kassie DePaiva as Jennifer’s arch-rival, Eve, the upcoming highly-anticipated return of Matthew Ashford as Jack, Jennifer’s failed relationship with Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan), the departure of her on-screen daughter, Marci Miller and the arrival of Kate Mansi reprising the role of Abigail, who will continue in the storyline.

In addition, Melissa gives more details on her new coffee growing business in Nashville with her husband, former GH and Y&R star, Scott Reeves and much more.

Check out Melissa’s interview below. Make sure to catch the complete set of Day of Days 2018 interviews with the cast of Days of our Lives on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube. Make sure to “subscribe” for access.

Let us know if you are looking forward to Jack’s return, and how it will impact Jennifer in the comment section below.

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GH icon Genie Francis chats with Michael Fairman about her return to the soap as Laura after being taken off-contract earlier this year. Leave A Comment

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