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Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee & Donna Mills Interview – Knots Landing 40th Anniversary

To commemorate the iconic primetime soap, Knots Landing on its 40th anniversary, Michael Fairman sat down with the three leading ladies of the cul-de-sac: Joan Van Ark (Val), Michele Lee (Karen) and Donna Mills (Abby) for this deep-dive interview for the Michael Fairman Channel.

The trio discuss: their camaraderie, watch back key scenes, and deliver backstage insight on working on the CBS series that ran from 1979-1993.

This interview was filmed on location at Donna Mills’ home as the beloved trio shared many tidbits about their former co-stars, and what made the show so special – that still to this day is revered by so many fans who hope another reunion special or mini-series might some day happen.  Check out the full interview below.

Then, let us know what was your favorite part of it via the comment section below and share your favorite moments from Knots Landing!

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Oh ,what a great interview. How I loved that show, and watched the re-runs also years later, enjoying them just as much. I could never pick one SL as they were all great and too many to nail down just one.From watching the show all those years and hearing each woman’s account, I believe each one of them.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang Talks On 35 Years As Brooke: The Men, The Booze, The Rivalries

For 35 years, Katherine Kelly Lang has portrayed The Bold and the Beautiful’s longest-running female lead as Brooke Logan.  Lang, who along with co-star John McCook (Eric Forrester), are the only two remaining original cast members of the CBS daytime drama.

Last week, B&B celebrated their 35th anniversary with a special Brooke-standalone episode which featured the character and the key men in her life through the years.  The episode featured the returns of Jack Wagner as Nick, along with Winsor Harmon as Thorne.

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While the show took a look-back at some Brooke history, Kelly is also involved in a current major storyline which finds Brooke seemingly losing the love of her life, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) back to Taylor Hayes (Krista Allen) who has returned to town.

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All of this followed Brooke’s New Year’s Eve debacle where she fell off the wagon, thanks to Sheila’s (Kimberlin Brown) plot, and drank way too much alcohol and wound up making out with Deacon (Sean Kanan).

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Now in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael about her thoughts on Brooke’s current predicament (thanks to Sheila!), what it was like to have the 35th anniversary episode centered around her character and working with Wagner, Harmon, McCook, as well as Don Diamont (Bill), and of course, Thorsten Kaye for the milestone show.

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In addition, Lang reveals what she thought of some of Brooke’s other hook-up foibles including the time Brooke confused Oliver Jones for Ridge, while they were donning masks at a masquerade party.

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For years, Brooke’s nemesis, Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) dubbed her, “The Slut of the Valley”. The character often still has that dubious title thrown at her by various characters on the canvas and most recently, Sheila Carter.  Kelly shares what she thinks of the use of that phrase through the years, and much more in a candid and insightful interview.

Check out the full conversation below, and then let us know, who has been your favorite romantic pairing for Brooke through the years?  What do you think will happen now that Brooke has a feeling that something else transpired to make her drink again? Share your thoughts in the comment section

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Lamon Archey, Camila Banus & Rob Scott Wilson Interview – Days of our Lives 14,000 Episode Celebration

Days of our Lives stars Camila Banus (Gabi), Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) and Lamon Archey (Eli) chat with Michael Fairman during the recent DAYS 14,000 episode milestone press junket for the Michael Fairman Channel.

During the conversation, Camila shares her thoughts on coming back to the long-running NBC soap opera, and working alongside Brandon Barash (Jake).

Rob weighs-in on Ben’s holiday this year as he is visited by the “ghost” of Ciara (Victoria Konefal).

Lamon reveals this thoughts on becoming an on-screen dad of twins, as Eli and Lani (Sal Stowers) welcome their newborn babies during Christmastime in Salem.

Watch the chat below.  Then let us know,  do you enjoy the Gabi/Jake pairing?   What do you think of the names Eli and Lani ultimately named their twins?  Do you want Ben to be reunited with an “alive” Ciara?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Joshua Morrow, Sharon Case & Camryn Grimes Interview – Remembering Cassie’s Death – The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless stars: Joshua Morrow (Nick), Sharon Case (Sharon) and Camryn Grimes (Ex-Cassie, now Mariah) chat with Michael Fairman in this exclusive conversation for The Michael Fairman Channel about the classic episode of Cassie’s Death from back in 2005.

The trio were heralded for their gut-wrenching performances, and in late July, CBS re-aired that episode in an encore presentation of one of the most emotional moments in soap history.  Here the actors shared their remembrances of taping those scenes, working together for many years and not only the tears, but the laughter they have shared throughout their time on the iconic soap opera.

In addition, since Y&R is now in production amid the coronavirus pandemic,  Joshua, Sharon and Camyrn talked about how it felt to finally be back at the studio taping new episodes, and much more.

 

Watch the conversation below  Then let us know, is Cassie’s Death one of the most standout moment in daytime television for you? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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