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John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath Interview – One Life to Live Farewell

In their final video interview with On-Air On-Soaps as cast members of One Life to Live (Taped at the series final press junket) John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath talk with Michael Fairman about Rex and Gigi’s final storyline and wrapping up their on-screen love story, their memories of their time together at OLTL, and what Llanview has meant to their real life relationship.

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suzy
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suzy

i wish oltl stay on there is a lot of folks that dont have inter if they even go on line plese is there a way we can keep them on tv please please keep em on

Heather
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Heather

Actually, OLTL is not going on the internet, That project was scrapped last month. The final episode on ABC will be the final episode of the show altogether.

amanda
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amanda

:((((

C H
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C H

So disappointed this show as well as AMC is ending. I’ve watched both of these shows since the first day they aired. I’ve vowed not to watch any ABC shows except for Desperate Housewive’s after January 13, 2012. Hope the network has countless failures. Very sad.

natasha
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natasha

omg i hate the thought of not being able to watch oltl on the week days i get soo into watching the show you should ask my family you can hear me miles away. i just love the cast expecially jp lavoisier and farah fath! and cant wait to see them go on to see other things!! love you guys!

Jim
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Jim

Farah, JP, you two are going to be pretty darn busy in LA. Hope to work with you someday.

Karen Clothier
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Karen Clothier

This is a great interview. I’m so sad about the end

Kitty
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Kitty

I havent listen to this interview.. the speakers are un hooked and a pain to deal with atm not feeling well ..lol but I do hope all the best for jp and farah .. and all the otl . …. and the all my cildren crew as well .. we housewifes that watch while doing our laundry and use the soaps as a way to take our minds off things till the screaming kids come home of which i have 5 and this show was my escape .. thatnks alot abc for taking it away any way we will miss… Read more »

trubloodfan2
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trubloodfan2

I’am going to miss oltl so much all the characters and the memories It reall breaks my heart to see it end. I need to say this again abc and disney made a terrible mistake and I for one will never watch another show or movie that those networks have anything to do with.

lyn
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lyn

I too am many years fan, and I will also not have anything to do with Disney, after the end of AMC I have only watched my two soaps, oltl and gh. Looks like it will only be gh after next week, I hope the network feels our dust!

Jan
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Jan

Nice , enjoyed that.

wendy
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wendy

one life to live is the best show on tv whoever got one life to live cancelled is out of their minds. I will miss this show i have no idea what i am going to do without one life to live but i will find something to do more computer time or i can read but i should practice more on the piano. anyway one life to live is a show will definatly be missed and my mom will miss this show too we watch it togather or i tape one life to live that i will miss the… Read more »

todd
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todd

Farah….you should be proud of your achievements this year. The scenes where Gigi talked Shane down from the roof yelling “we need more minutes” was heartwrenching. Gigi quickly became one of my all-time favorite OLTL characters and will remain so. If there is any justice, Farah, will win the Emmy this year in Supporting Actress if she submits that episode. I will continue to support JPL and Farah in whatever they do next. I am so sad to not be able to see Rex and Gigi every day, but I look forward to great things from these terrific actors. BTW…Farah……we… Read more »

Doe
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Doe

Great fun interview, Michael. JP and Farah are a great couple, on the show and off.You can se how comfortable they are as a couple. They truly have matured as actors . Now , I feel they have really shown how good they can be. The return of GIGI has been written so well and played so well. The latest show captivates the audience.The reveal to Shane was so sweet and he handled those scenes beautifully. And today when Clint and Viki saw Gigi come into the room was priceless. Clint grabbed his heart which was meaningful because of the… Read more »

Ellen S
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Ellen S

with OLTL’s rating increasing on a weekly basis, maybe TPTB should take another look at the potential harm this is causing OLTL’s viewers. If ABC keeps it, then great you’ll have all the support you’ve had for the last 43 yrs. If you don’t keep it………….then and this is where it gets difficut: I will NOT be watching one show on ABC daytime or nighttime. That does include The View and 2 of my primetime faves: DWTS and CASTLE (because I love Nathon Fillion on OLTL I followed him to his new show). That the kind of respect and loyalty… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

Nope. ABC doesn’t care about soaps or soap viewers. The Chew replaced AMC. It costs 40% less than AMC and has equal ratings. That leaves more money in ABC’s pockets, which means more bonus money for the ABC executives.

Remember, corporations do not care about people. They only care about making money. Employees and customers are disposable and replaceable.

The best thing you can do is to vote with your viewership and wallet; spend your time and money on non ABC/Disney programs and products.

Michele
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Michele

In reading your comment i question the part that The Chew has EQUAL RATINGS…Says who, ABC??? They will say anything to cover up their mistake,like taking AMC & OLTL off the air. I doubt they have equal ratings of these long standing shows. Besides have you watched any of the chew? Its horrible,the cast is nothing but a bunch of misfits & poor directing. This show won’t last 43 years thats for sure.

Karen
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Karen

I agree! We soap fans are loyal. I will begin watching GH due to the fact that some OLTL stars will be going there. Starr and John just signed 3 yr contracts and who knows who else will follow. Cutter Wentworth went to Bold and Beautiful CBS and the old skye chandler is there too. Nora will be going to B&B so I’ve attached myself to that show now. GET IT ABC. We are really not happy with you now. I get it, Soaps cost alot more money than a quick one table talk show but how about combining the… Read more »

suzy
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suzy

then why cant soapnet keep them on they aint part of abc or are they?

Ellen S
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Ellen S

Yes, soapnet is a Disney owned network! unfortunatley!

Michele
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Michele

Watching this interview, i could see how sad & lost JPL was. It’s like looking in the mirror,i have been so upset knowing the show will be ending soon. I keep a box of tissues with me @ all times when watching. The charactors are like family too me,which is how most of this cast is with one another as you can see by watching Bo & Nora & Rex & Gigi interviews. This show was truely a blessing to have as a distraction to real life for 43 years.I will miss all of you in Llanview…

barbara t
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barbara t

abc/disney doesnt have enough kids shows so there turning soapnet into a kid show.keeping the soap channel would be a good thing for us soap fans ,but it wont happen with abc,they want to save money and loose millions of fans for cheep crap reality shows.because they donjt care about the viewers.got to go ,one life to live started.

Cindy Helm
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Cindy Helm

You two are awesome. You guys are so real and funny. Good Luck to you both and I hope you both find work as you deserve it. I will miss OLTL as Ive been watching the show since I was in Jr High. I am now 49.

Lisa Postles
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Lisa Postles

I love you guys and will miss you so much. I will miss the show terribly. Your acting has been great. Emmy noms for both of you!!

Fran
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Fran

I cannot believe that the show is coming to an end. I am so sad. I wish you two the best of luck. I have been watching this show since the day it aired. What am I going to do no more recording my soaps. We tried everything to save our soaps but it did not work. Hope to see you on other shows. I love you both. Good luck with everything you do. One unhappy One Life to Live fan. Fran

Sharon
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Sharon

Will miss Rex and Gigi—-and OLTL!!! You have been a part of my life for so many years. Good luck in your future!!! LOVE!!!!!

VAB
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VAB

I’m sure it’s an excellent interview but I can’t see all. It stops at 01:52! Made several attempts to continue, restart but the end result is that I’m denied viewing beyond the cut-off.

VAB
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VAB

I’m sure it’s an excellent interview but I can’t see all. It stops at 01:52! Made several attempts to continue, restart but the end result is that I’m denied viewing beyond the cut-off.
Now, my comment as a primary entry is not being posted!

VAB
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VAB

Finally, it is????

bleh
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bleh

Why is JP wearing an LPD officer’s uniform?

I can’t say much more without going on forever. I just echo so much of what has been said about losing OLTL.

Blake
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Blake

Great interview, i’m glad they come across as upset that the show is going off. I can’t believe the show only has 2 full weeks left, and unfortunately I heard that tomorrow’s show January 2nd show will be preempted for a game, I hope not! And it’s so cool that Soapnet is showing a marathon of OLTL shows over the years. It’s so sad that OLTL and Soapnet are both going off for good soon. I still can’t get over this. I have watched OLTL when it was really good around 2002 (around the time they had the live week),… Read more »

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Thanks Michael, JP, & Farah! 😀 😀

Julie
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Julie

What is ABC thinking? Shame on them for cancelling OLTL! I have watched it for years! I tweeted, fb, sent letter to ABC, begging had a petition! they don’t care what the people want! Sounds a bit like congress! Not to mention the actors are out of jobs! I will NOT watch another cook “The Chew” show or makeover home! ABC lost alot of viewers. Myself and many others asked Oprah’s network OWN to please pick up OLTL. If a network is smart they will pick up OLTL because duh! there are dedicated viewers! thousands! Sad for me, my friend… Read more »

SiteAdvocate
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SiteAdvocate

I was wondering if we’re going to see Rex,Gigi and Shane again before January 13 or was “The Wedding” episode their final air? These past 2 weeks were great to see.I enjoyed every story they’ve been in.

Jeanette Wilkins
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Jeanette Wilkins

I feel like I am losing part of my life with OLTL going off the air. They
have been part of my daily life for 12 years. I started watching in 2000
when my other favorite soap was cancelled. I watched Another World for 17 years and looked around for another soap that was as good and
found OLTL. Goodbye to all my tv friends. I guess it is silly because you don’t know me but I feel like I know all of you.
Till we meet again. I hope. Jeanette Wilkins

Tim
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Tim

What JP said about “not seeing 90% of the people” he and Farah worked with is, sadly, true.
That is something I learned many years ago, in a similiar situation. The thought of never seeing people, who you worked with, and spent more time with, than your own family and friends, didn’t enter my mind. That is, until a co-worker said, “good luck Tim, and if I don’t see you again..have a good life!”
JP…you are so right.

MRS.M.HORTON
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MRS.M.HORTON

I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO UPSET THAT ABC IS MAKEING A BIG MISTAKE BY CANCELING ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE IV BEEN WATCHING THE TWO SOAPS SINCE I WAS 10 I AM 40 NOW AND I AM STILL A BIG FAN OF ONE LIFE TO LIVE I HAVE MY DAUGHTERS WATCHING ONE LIFE TO LIVE TOO THY ARE 21 AND 18 WE ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOO DISAPPOINTED IN ABC IM GOING TO MISS MICHAEL EASTON,MELISSA ARCHER,JP&FARRAH,KASSEY,ERICA SLEZACK,BOB WOODS,HILLARY,KRISTAN HER BROTHER THAT PLAYED MATHEW,THE GIRL THAT PLAYED DANNY,AND THE FORD BROTHERS, DESTINY I HOPE THEY LET HER HAVE THE BABY BEFORE NEXT… Read more »

Vicki
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Vicki

Loved the interview with JP and Farah. I am so glad Gigi and Rex got back together. I cried at the wedding, it was so beautiful. I am not surprised JP and Farah are a couple in real life, because their chemistry is amazing. Looking forward to seeing JP on Loving Llanview on Jan. 21. Good luck to both of them in future endeavors.

anna irwin
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anna irwin

I am one of those fans who has watched from day one. Erica, you and Robin have become “mature” ladies with me, I think the acting that you all have done has been from your hearts and to me the BEST on television…so my dear precious friends……thanks for the memories, the hours of escape, letting me pretend while ironing clothes, taking care of my babies, and for all the love……..LOVE you all!!!

Terry Davis
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Terry Davis

The last two episodes were so heart-wrenching, but I think the saddest of all was a week or so ago; the shot of David and Roxy leaving the darkened studio of Fraternity Row. I couldn’t help wiping a away tears.

Have to agree, I think ABC screwed the pooch with their decisions about OLTL and AMC! My DVR will have a lot less recording on daytime now. I could barely stand that it would catch about 15 sec of that god-awful The Chew before recording OLTL!

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Kelly Thiebaud Opens Up on Her Exit from General Hospital, Taping Britt’s Tragic Death Scenes, and Parting Thoughts on Co-Stars

Just a few weeks ago on the January 4th episode of General Hospital, viewers were left devastated when Dr. Britt Westbourne succumbed to a fatal poisoning after a confrontation with ‘The Hook’.

While it was revealed that Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, was exiting the ABC soap opera at the end of 2022, many thought the story would see Britt leaving Port Charles to deal with her declining health due to Huntington’s Disease in private, in order to keep the door open for a possible return down the line.  However, that was not meant to be.  When a report from Deadline surfaced back in August of 2022, it indicated that Kelly was returning to her primetime role on ABC’s Station 19, which caused some confusion and rumors of just what would Thiebaud’s ultimate status be with the daytime drama series.

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Now, in a very special exit interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael Fairman and clarifies what led to her decision to leave her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne.

Talking with Fairman direct from London, Kelly, who won a Daytime Emmy in 2022 for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, reveals how it came to pass that GH would kill-off the character of Britt by becoming another victim of ‘The Hook’, and more.

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During the conversation, Thiebaud shares her thoughts on working with her former GH co-stars including: Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Cassandra James (Terry), Roger Howarth (Austin) and Josh Kelly (Cody), as well as some of her favorite memories throughout her run on the series which began in 2012.

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Kelly took the character from being the manipulative ‘Britch’ as an interloper in the romance of Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), all the way to becoming a well-loved character to root for.

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While, GH viewers witnessed Britt’s shocking death scenes, Kelly weighs-in on taping those moments, as well as Britt’s emotional goodbye birthday party, and having the opportunity to portray a character who was trying to navigate her life, while suffering from the effects of Huntington’s Disease.

In addition, Thiebaud gives a very special ‘thank you’ and shout out to the fans for their enduring support as she looks forward to new roles and new adventures ahead.

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Check out our heartfelt farewell interview with Kelly below, and for upcoming celebrity features, interviews, event coverage, music videos, and more, make sure to ‘subscribe‘ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

So, what did you think about Kelly’s decision to depart GH? Will you miss her as Britt? Share your thoughts on our conversation in the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Michael Graziadei Talks Daniel’s Past and Present, Reuniting with His Co-Stars, and Life as Dad to Twins

Longtime viewers of CBS’ The Young and the Restless are excited that Michael Graziadei has returned to the top-rated daytime drama during its 50th anniversary season as Daniel Romalotti.

Graziadei made his on-screen re-emergence right around Thanksgiving, as in story, Daniel came home to surprise his mother, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford), but also for a business idea he wanted to present to good friend, Devon (Bryton James) and Daniel’s former girlfriend, Lily Winters (Christel Khalil).  Seems Daniel has a mega-universe gaming platform he’s created that he wants Chancellor-Winters to potentially be a part of.  But there must be more to the story than meets the eye, right? Will Daniel find himself drawn back to Lily, especially since her relationship with Billy (Jason Thompson) has hit a major rough spot/road block named Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan)?

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In a new virtual interview exclusively for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Graziadei sits-down to talk about coming home to Genoa City with a look at Daniel’s past, present and future.  Michael first appeared as Y&R’s Daniel from 2004-2013, made a guest stop back to the show in 2016, and now at the end of 2022, he is back full-time with the soap opera.

During the conversation, Graziadei shares what it’s been like working with beloved cast mates including: Michelle Stafford, Christel Khalil, Camryn Grimes (Mariah) and more.

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Michael also shared his enthusiasm at getting a chance to reconnect not only with Michelle Stafford, but Daniel’s adoptive father, Michael Damian (Danny) as well, when they all appear in scenes together for the upcoming holiday episodes.

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Just what have been Michael’s favorite Daniel storylines of all-time? Was it Daniel’s part in Cassie’s death (Camryn Grimes) and its aftermath? When they gave Daniel a porn addiction storyline? Graziadei weighs-in.

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In addition, Michael reveals the wonders of being a new dad to twins boys in real-life, Oliver Bear and Arlo.  He opens up about how he and his lady love, Lauren found out they were having twins, the naming process they went through, and what life is like now at-home.

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During Graziadei’s time away from Y&R, he appeared in numerous TV and film projects.  Most recently, Michael was seen in Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer, where he shares what it was like to take on a legal role for the first time in his career, plus what it was like to act and kiss Oscar-winner, Jessica Lange in American Horror Story (a role he played while still at Y&R during his first go-round).

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You can watch the full interview with Graziadei below.

For more celebrity interviews and features make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

Now let us know, are you glad Daniel is back in GC? Do you hope Lily and Daniel get back together all of these years later? What has been your favorite Daniel storyline of all time … and your favorite part of our conversation with him?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Y&R’s Camryn Grimes and Fiancé Brock Powell Talk On Their Roles as Mrs. Claus and Santa in ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Camryn Grimes (Mariah, The Young and the Restless) has been involved in a very special passion project in more ways than one!  Now, everyone will be able can see it, and hear it, when Grimes voices the role of Mrs. Claus opposite her real-life fiancé and voiceover star, Brock Powell as Santa in Mickey Saves Christmas.

The new stop-motion holiday special premieres Sunday, November 27th (7:00-7:30 p.m. EST) on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD, and Monday, November 28 on Disney+ and Hulu.  It features Disney icons: Mickey, Minnie and the gang, who are sent to the North Pole on a quest to save Christmas and find the true meaning of the holiday.

Camryn and Brock Powell became engaged earlier this year on January 7th, which also happened to be Camryn’s 32nd birthday. How the two met all comes back to the world of voiceover and Disney, as you will learn.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with the real-life lovebirds to preview Mickey Saves Christmas, how they wound up voicing the important voices of Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and just what Brock thinks of Camryn’s Genoa City alter-ego Mariah being married to Tessa (Cait Fairbanks), and more.  Is Brock #TeamTeriah? Check out what they shared with us below.

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The two of you were actually introduced by Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy! How did that happen?

BROCK:  So, Bill Farmer is my mentor, and through him, that was the first time I actually met Camryn.

CAMRYN: I knew Bill growing up, and in 2020 when I wanted to get into voiceovers, I reached out to him and that’s how this all started and I guess, the rest is history.

Now you are voicing Santa and Mrs. Claus in Mickey Save Christmas. How did it come about that you both landed parts on the project?

BROCK: I got to play the role of Santa in Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas, which was the first time I got to voice Santa for Disney, and now I’m returning to the role this time. Camryn received the audition randomly for Ms. Claus on the day we were getting engaged, and it was perfect timing because I had to get her out of the house so I could set up the proposal here.  So, it really was a Christmas miracle because I was sweating!

CAMRYN:  We were cast separately. The production team had no idea that Brock and I were a couple. When I went in to record, they were like, “Here’s the voice of Santa for you to record to, and I was like, “Yeah, I know… that’s my fiancé!”  They were like, “What??” (Laughs)

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Did the engagement go off without a hitch?

BROCK:  Yes, so after the audition process, Camryn returned home. I proposed, and there was a whole Disney/Pixar theme going on in the backyard. It was a really special day. To have her say, “Yes”, and also to have this crazy opportunity for her to audition for the role of Mrs. Claus happening at the same time … and then weeks later finding out she booked the role, it was all amazing.  We were now going to be working on this Christmas special together.  I think anytime you get to voice an iconic character, it’s special.  However, if you’d told me that I would get to return to the role I love, with the person I love playing opposite me … I think I’m done.  I just don’t know how you can ever top it!

Camryn, what did it mean to you to be in this film as Mrs. Claus, because fans saw this post of yours with a photo of you outside the Anaheim Convention Center where Disney’s D23 convention was happening.  It made everyone speculate  just what you were working on, which you shared was a lifelong dream.

CAMRYN:  Yes!  Y&R and CBS is my home, but I’ve always wanted to do something with Disney.  My family raised me on all things Disney and all things Christmas.  They were huge into the holiday, and so this kind of just checks every box.  It’s not only Disney, it’s Christmas, it’s stop-motion animation, and it’s Mrs. Claus.  I think my family was more excited for me to book this then anything I’ve ever done. I think there were tears! So sentimentally, this project really meant a lot to me.

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Camryn, did Brock coach you on doing voiceover work, or give you any tips?

CAMRYN:  I mean, I live with my voiceover coach. (Laughs) It’s amazing!

BROCK:  You know, I do coach for voiceovers and Camryn is my star pupil now.  She’s a talented actress, obviously. The biggest misconception is that, while it starts with the voice, Camryn, as well as most of the amazing voice actors I know, they have access to this childhood imagination which I think makes their performances possible. So, while you’re watching Mickey Saves Christmas, even though we recorded everything separately, what you’re looking for is that energy and every character connecting. You’re inventing the circumstances, you’re inventing your scene partner, where we have to close our eyes and embody a character we may, or may not, have a reference for. I think watching Camryn and hearing Camryn’s work on this, and a couple of other projects she’s worked on, I’m just so impressed at how coming from daytime television where there is a very stringent set routine and at the level that she excels at there, to then come into my world and then just kill it behind the microphone. She was able to let all of that go and have the bravery to try something new. I think a lot of people are going to love what Camryn has done here.  I’m most proud of her to be willing to look silly which is what is required in voiceover.

CAMRYN:  That’s true, and that’s probably the most fun thing about it.

Now, what can you tease us that happens in the story of Mickey Saves Christmas?

CAMRYN: It’s kind of built into the title a little bit, but I think what you’re going to get out of this is a deep sense of community and coming together to fix a problem and being able to lend a helping hand.  I feel, it’s just a really lovely film about chosen family.

BROCK:  It’s about family, it’s about friends, it’s about putting a lot of pressure on the holidays be perfect.  I think everyone involved in this special from the animators to the music team, everything in it helped make this a love letter to the holidays. The film really just talks about that Christmas is who you spend it with, and not necessarily how it turns out. I think it’s a really positive reminder that the most important part about Christmas is being with the ones we love. These are characters that Camryn and I love, not just the ones we voiced. To be with these actors, to be with these characters. it is just is going to be so special with everyone watching on November 27. It’s going to be the first tine for all us watching it together,

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Now Brock, do you watch Camryn on The Young and the Restless?

BROCK: Yes, and I will say sometimes when Camryn is at work, our puppy does sit and watch mommy on TV, too!

Is Brock, #TeamTeriah on Y&R, as well?

CAMRYN: Yes, Brock is all about #TeamTeriah. It was actually really beautiful kind of getting engaged around the same time, Mariah and Tessa did on the show.

In another post of yours on social media, I saw that you had picked a spot for your wedding to Brock.   

CAMRYN: Yes. We don’t actually have a set date (we have three options), but we did pick a location.  So, we will be figuring that all out very soon.

Check out a clip from ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’ featuring Camryn as Mrs. Clause and Brock as Santa below.  Then let us know, will you be watching the special? What did you think of Camryn getting to work on this project and opposite the love-of-her-life, Brock Powell? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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