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Jordi Vilasuso Shares Heartfelt Message On His Exit From DAYS

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Days of our Lives has made the decision to let-go of Jordi Vilasuso, who has played Dario Hernandez on the NBC daytime drama series.

In a heartfelt message to his followers, fans, DAYS colleagues and co-stars, Jordi posted: “Yes, it’s true- my Days are numbered. I’ve been wanting to speak on this for awhile but out of respect and love for the show I’ve stayed quiet. @nbcdays has brought me so much joy! NBC, Sony, Ken Corday @gregmeng , Albert Alarr, and the entire crew who make this show possible have all been such pleasure to work for and with.

Although I wish Dario would have gone in a different direction, being a part of the Hernandez family was one of the best parts of the gig thanks to @abonemartinez , @ggering, and @camilabanus. Mi familia always took me on a rollercoaster of belly hurting laughter and tears that I would look forward to whenever I got the opportunity to mix it up with them.

I’m grateful to the women that escaped Dario’s grasp as well.. 😉 @ari8675@ximenaduque, and @_marcimiller_ are such beautiful actors both inside and out and always inspired me to work at a higher level.

Lastly, the fans! You are the ones who keep this show going. I’ve gotten to know some of you personally and your passion for the stories and characters is infectious. Your opinions of Dario were hilarious and often mutually shared! Ha!

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So here’s to @nbcdays ! May you have many more years to come! It’s been a hell of a ride! #dool #nextchapter#lookingforward

Jordi will last be seen on-air through the end of this month.

So, sad to know Jordi is exiting DAYS?  What did you think of the character of Dario Hernandez? Comment below.

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Karen R
Karen R

Go over to Y&R there are so many possibilities, Ashley, Mariah, Abby, Victoria, Lily

Jimmy
Jimmy

Yet another example of DAYS hiring a great actor who can do wonders with any role, and then saddling them with terrible material and poor character development. Same thing happened with Vincent Irizzary, John-Paul Lavoisier and even A Martinez. Not to mention Sarah Brown as Madison James and Tamara Braun as Taylor Walker. And when they made the smart move to bring TB back as Ava Vitali, they went and killed her off. What a terrible mistake, she could have been a great villainess – imagine Ava joining forces with Andre to reek havoc on Salem. But instead, her return was wasted.

It’s a shame when DAYS does things like this, because all of these actors could have brought something really special to the show if given the chance. Hopefully Jordi finds better luck somewhere else. As for Dario, he never really fit into the canvas anyway so there’s no real loss there.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I’ll add Melissa Archer to your list. Her character, Serena, was painted into a corner with that never ending elephant statue story.

Jovin
Jovin

All shows do this! Look at that list you named! All were Emmy winners or at least nominees. These shows grab the best talent from the past but have no roles prepared for them…so they make it up as they go. Why not Vincent as Mike Horton? Why not ANY female as Sarah Horton or Meliss?? We don’t need more test tube or fake kids from Maggie….she has kids!!! Many viewers have never cared about Rafe since his introduction almost a decade ago. Why would we care about his long lost family?? And any writer/show that can waste the charm and talent of JPL is just botched!! Writers, or lack thereof, is what is killing soaps.

Patrick
Patrick

I really MISS… Tamara Braun… as Ava Vitali. Man.. she was HOT intriguing and the heat… dare I say… generated.

this trio : Kayla / Steve / Ava… could have generated YEARS of story

I’d like to prop : Ava and Steve ( Patch ) SON. he’s a GOOD ACTor. @DAYS !

he’s a keeper. Lucas Adams as Tripp Dalton. END this lame story of exacting revenge for “who murdered” his mother.

it’s rather affecting to watch Tripp WITH his “step-mother” Kayla ! that’s the joy of watching Kayla as well… reacting and being a mother to a good actor.

WOW… oy! it would be something huge and tantamount to the biggest return… if Sarah Brown COULD RETURN as Maggie’s daughter .

I didn’t expect to see Hattie today! I have some misgivings… I hope she doesn’t get all kooky for too long. and WOW again… John Black is handsome as EVER!

come on DAYS… let’s go

Patrick
Patrick

for, “ALL” – intent – AND – Purpose –   ie:  from TPTB to ep to writing to thee best cast in daytime… Days of OUR Lives I don’t know… if you have the best cast and that’s not inspiration enough Eileen Davidson Kassie DePaiva Ali Sweeney Chandler Massey he’s promising a Lucas story !    this is big… My man Lucas is up and running. Judy Evans is doing double duty… like no other.. she’s top of the line count on and surpasses with her natural ability … Bonnie and Adrienne… two Judys’ YES if DAYS keeps Tripp; then its more mother/ stepson acts WITH Kayla!  warmth ANY thing… for more Greg Vaughan.   PLEASE WRITE HIM.  just not w/ Jenny make up your mind already… with Chad and Gabs or Abs.  lost time and focus.  I’m still holding on with Marci Miller.  I saw some determination w/Dario.  she’s still untapped potential.   I haven’t wavered on my opinion.. I liked her immediately. DAYS seriously needs to bring more focus on Abes family.  all you need is good writing and Abe piece of the pie.. will do every thing else.   GOOD STUFF to be had from Abe / Valerie /Lani / Theo / Eli / heck let’s add Julie.      Maggie and Victor – pronto… if the rumour mill is true that John Anniston is looking to retire… work this couple…. PLEASE.  they are the true old soul romantics with the steady gait and quick wit.. with all the love between them .  Please I need the love and romance. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kate and Andre together… this is where the FUN happens.  BIG PROPS to Thaoo Penghlis.   whatever his mindset… he immerses himself and puts on his own show.   Kate … god , i’ll say it again… is all woman… if ever I wanted to be or like… it’d be Kate… she needs for nothing… except a lover.. and boy was she at her best when it was with RAFE !   SEX .   OK PASSION.   anyway… I do not feel sorry at all for Melody Thomas Scott @ Y&R .  her character is at deaths door… Kate is how I wish Nikki LIVED.   sigh!  oh well she’s with old crusty humorless moneybags victor nuMAN.   Kate is a woman. I hope Valentini ends this charade of Sonny all corporate he man .   it’s not working… he’s still a pup… and is stud… he looks a fish out of water.. and it’s time to right the small fry.   besides.. it’s time for Paul and Will. all I need right now… is some serious write for JJ. he held the Horton women together.. and Abs stepped up to the plate and delivered. it’s time to take him serious. can’t wait to see interactions with Eve. just saying… that was big time chops WISH WISH WISH – Peter Blake as played by : Jason Brooks / Rick Lansing / William DeVry. WISH WISH WISH – that Eve and Kristen are fast friends… and that Justin… Read more »

Patrick
Patrick

all i’m asking for… is just a little bitsy BREAK of Hope ! argh! PLEASE. I will never get Hope and Rafe. Rafe is wasted. bring back the original Lauren Boles to flesh out and make Hope bearable…. because the forced romance with Rafe is NOT GOING TO BE. so let Hope adopt “Cierra Alice”… and that’s how Lauren Boles returns. with a new name of course…

are they recasting Cierra Alice ? I read a post that wants Cierra and Tripp as the new supercouple… I LIKE THIS IDEA

ENOUGH with the overload and stuffed to the gills of TOO MUCH HOPE

Iakovos
Iakovos

I agree with your assessment, Jimmy (coincidentally my real name!). DAYS has been oddly unable to sustain the great talent it attracted with strong fan expectation and media fanfare. I went to DAYS after ATWT was cancelled and have had mixed satisfaction. Hoping RC can right the ship with some cast pruning and focus on solid stories but… please do not get too “out there” with the plotting and drama. Right off we will have some sort of resurrection (to explain Chandler Massey’s return) but I hope we can enjoy the solid family lives DAYS an be so good at.

Mr. Vilasuso is a class act regarding his departure from Salem. yes, Y&R, pick him up. Now he is someone who will bring some genuine life to the executive ranks and Brash & Sassy!

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Spot. On.

Agree about Melissa Archer as well.

No matter how good the actor is, bad writing will drag you down. DAYS has had a surfeit of bad writing for several years now. Even veterans (Hope, Nicole, Jennifer etc) were given horrible material that no one could spin in to gold.

I hope the turn-around is real this time.

jaybird369
jaybird369

HALLELUJAH…Dario’s time is up…Y-A-Y!!!!! BYE BYE BYE!!!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

ITA– now if they could get rid of Jade and Claire I would do my happy dance.

dmr
dmr

AGREED.

Celia
Celia

Claire more than Jade.

Karen Clark
Karen Clark

not much. He was written into a corner and had no layers.

dmr
dmr

AGREED!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

What a class act!

Sad to see him go…

Mo
Mo

Good. Never liked the actor and don’t like Dario with Abby.

Boop
Boop

I’m with you, Mo.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am very sorry to hear this news; but, not surprised. I always wondered by his character was there. They never took the time to make Dario a part of the larger community. They never let him connect with other characters other than his family. Even the family connection was shaky. He was friends with Nicole and Marie Wilson’s character. Both friendships died on the vine. Once again, TPTB hire a strong, proven actor and have no idea what to do with him. Don’t they have some plan in mind before they hire these people?

I really like Jordi and wish him much success in the future.

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

That last sentence — I think it is like my beloved New York Yankees when George Steinbrenner was still alive. They would go out and BUY big names but most of the time they did not have chemistry with the team or the team did not know what to do with them. Oftentimes they had too many big names and nowhere to put them. But I would see this time and again. Instead of developing what they already had, they would have to go after the latest free agent even if they didn’t need him.

I think this is the case with soaps too. They got him, but they didn’t know what to do with him and that is a real shame. He could have been a great leading man instead of played like a love-crazed weasel in the end. Some couples are shoved down our throats day in and day out and just don’t click and then others are not even given a chance.

I just wish they would stop the Chad merry-go-round of Abby-Chad-Gabbi and put him with one permanently already. These characters deserve better as did Dario. 🙁

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

DAYS loves an endless, tedious triangle. Sami Carrie Austin. Hope Bo Billie. Sean Belle Phillip.

No one can drag these things out for four five years like DAYS.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

What the hell? Why this stupid move? For once, I was getting to know Dario because when the character was on before, he had been brought on then was out and he hadn’t even been fleshed out. At least Jordi was able to bring a couple of layers to the character so that we could see who he was and we knew he could be redeemed. Guess we will never know now. Best thing DAYS could do at this point is to leave the character out of sight and out of mind since they feel they don’t know where to go with the character even though all Dario needed was some good writing.

SZima
SZima

I’m not going to miss Dario, but will miss Jordi. I would love to have him go to another soap and play a non-criminal role. Day really ruined Dario in the end.

olivia8152
olivia8152

I’ve loved and hated Dario so you did a great job! You will be missed. The one thing I know for sure……once apart of Days, you’re always a part of Days! Fans never let you go so watch out! You’ll be Dario for the rest of your days! Thank you and the best always.

Rachael
Rachael

I can’t get past the way the executives treated A Martinez. He’d never say it – but they (Meng and Carlivati) treated him horribly and did quite the disservice.

I wish Jordi well. He played it with all his heart even when only given scraps.

The questions remains: Will Ron Carlivati or will Greg Meng be the one to put out their cigarette on the cold studio floor as the last parting shot once this show meets it’s fate in January?

Boop
Boop

I don’t believe Ron had anything to do with his leaving. Many of the stories were in place when he arrived.

Andrea Hall
Andrea Hall

I have been watching since 1967. They took the character of Dario and wrote him in to a corner. They left him with no redeeming qualities. They did it to A Martinez as well. The one family member I have NEVER warmed up to is Gabbi. The girl who calls herself Abbey’s best friend and keeps going after her friends husband. Her they can send packing.

So much talent on this show, especially the vets, and they shove characters down our throat that we simply don’t care about. Send Claire to live with her parents please.

Kyler Pettis is fabulous as Theo Carver. What a find. His relationship with Chad and Andre is so different but I love that he went to Chad about Dario and his crooked dealings.

I keep hoping the stories will get better but I do want to know one thing, where is our Maggie?

Celia
Celia

Agreeeeeeed, Andrea. I have said it in the past how Gabi has been after Chad since forever. I don’t buy the innocence.
Theo!!!! I love him. He is a such a “makes a difference”, class act, young actor, in his own quiet way. He has such presence….and, hot, to boot. What an original.

Boop
Boop

I agree about Theo and Claire; he’s great and she’s mild.

blake
blake

Bites that he’s let go before Ron C. was able to really write for Dario.

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Eric, what has it been like working in this part of your storyline; where there’s the character of Kristen in its many forms: Arianne Zucker playing “Nicole” (but it’s really Kristen), Kristen as Susan, and the real Kristen, etc?

ERIC:  It’s been a nightmare Michael.  (Laughs)  I don’t know who I’m sleeping with anymore.  I’m at the point where I go home at night, and I just tug on my wife’s cheek just to make sure that she is not my ex-girlfriend from high school.

When you first heard of this storyline, and that it was going to facilitate how Arianne was going to come back to the show… and that it was supposed to be Kristen in a Nicole Walker prosthetic mask with a voice alternator, what went through your mind?

ERIC:  I think in the back of Ron’s Carlivati’s (head writer, DAYS) mind, he was thinking to himself, “This dude started his soap career on Passions, he’s okay with this kind of thing,” and honestly, nothing surprises me anymore.  When you’re thrown into that supernatural, crazy reality, doesn’t-live-here sort of atmosphere for you first soap gig, you don’t sweat a mask and a voice modulator.  That’s just par for the course.  My biggest problem was the body thing … that Brady is not able to distinguish one body from the other, because I would as Eric.  My God, I know every inch of my wife’s body.  So, it’s difficult to get my head around that, but at the same time, I’m going with the whole “love is blind” thing here. (Laughs)

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(Laughs) I was going just going to say that Brady would absolutely know Kristen’s body from how passionate their relationship has been in the past, as well, he would Nicole’s body from his relationship with her.

ERIC:  Since Kristen did finally just succeed – let’s use the word in “seducing” him, and using her wonderful feminine wiles as only Kristen has to get Brady in to bed, there was also another twist.  What plays after that is that he notices the tattoo that’s been removed, and she plays it off as scarring from the fire.  What’s going through his mind as he is making love to Nicole is a “Kristen train”.  He can’t get Kristen out of his mind, and the guilt that he feels about that is horrendous.

Right! Brady is thinking: “Why am I feeling this when I am supposed to be with Nicole!?”

ERIC:  Right!  Brady has been waiting for a relationship for God knows how many years now – at least a successful one.  He is so eager to have this work, even though he has been concerned about how Eric (Greg Vaughan) would feel about this.  In Brady’s mind, Eric is done with Nicole.  He’s good.  He loves Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  This is fair game.  Brady and Nicole have always been close … they’ve been close before … so, for him, it’s, why not give it a fair try?   However, he finds himself now thinking about another woman the whole time.  That’s rough.

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Do you think in the back of his mind, that this whole time, he possibly knew that “Nicole” was Kristen?

ERIC:  Well, you just have to wait.  There will be a reveal eventually, obviously, but until then, let the games play on.

So, once Brady and “Nicole” have sex, he keeps thinking about Kristen?

ERIC:  Constantly!  She just plagues his mind.  I think he’s realizing that his affection for Kristen is anything but dead and is very alive, and I think this is Kristen’s master plan from the very beginning.  She knows that she pervades his soul, and once she does reveal herself, I would guess he would probably be surprised, maybe a little angry, but in the end … you can’t deny what your heart and your body wants, right?

One of my favorite recent scenes had Brady half-naked and Kristen as Susan getting into his room, because she was looking for the MIA Nicole mask she so desperately needed.  She finds herself gawking and lusting after Brady under her disguise, and he tries to remove himself from the situation and says, “Susan, I’m going to get in the shower…”

ERIC:  Yeah! And, “It’s not going to happen, baby.”

What was that like doing that scene?

STACY:  I loved it!  I thought Eric was brilliant in it.  I watched it, and I thought, “Oh, my God!”  (Laughs) It is one of my all-time favorite scenes.

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ERIC:  Kristen is a tiger.

STACY:  She is a tiger.  She’s got a goal, and she is going to go after that.  She has obstacles that are going to come in-between her goal, but she will go after whatever she wants.

When Stacy comes in to Brady’s room as Susan, were you not laughing?

ERIC: No!  I thought she was hot. (Laughs)

STACY:  He did … he loved it.  You liked me, didn’t you baby? (Laughs)

ERIC:  I don’t think anybody can deny that Stacy Haiduk’s portrayal of Susan Banks is ridiculously good.  Everything from her delivery … to her facial expressions.  I think it is amazing.  I mean, it is corny, and it is fun, and soaps need characters like that once in a while to lighten the load of the heavy dialogue and the drama.  It’s a welcomed addition.  So, I love playing scenes with Susan.

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Eric, you always have been able play the straight-man so well in comedic scenes with impeccable timing,

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STACY:  You’re brilliant, Eric.

ERIC:  You guys are being very nice to me.

STACY:  You are.  I remember on the day how much fun we had, but then, seeing it back and the crap that I was giving you, and just the stuff you were giving back was so beautiful, and innocent, and so alive.  It was so funny.

Does Kristen think that now that she finally got Brady into bed that she won … that she got what she wanted … even if she had to don a “Nicole” mask to do it?

STACY:  Well, no, because she still can’t be really Kristen.  I think she is grateful that she gets to be with him.  That’s one of her biggest goals: to be with Brady and she wants to have him fall back in love with her again.  But for her, now it’s all about, “How do I reveal myself so that he doesn’t get scared away?”  That’s the toughest part for her.  Kristen’s love is so deep that it goes beyond this mask.  So, how is it going to be when he sees her?   Is he going to freak out?  What’s going to happen?

ERIC:  Did you think Kristen would be a little pissed off and think, “Oh my God.  He did go for Nicole?”

STACY:  Yes!  I do, because she’s like, “Finally, I got him!  But wait a minute … did I get him because I was Nicole … or because I was Kristen?”  As Kristen, she always believes there is something deeper between them and a deep connection.  That remains a driving force to her.

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ERIC:  That’s why I love these characters so much, because of you and the history of Kristen with Brady.  She’s always wanted him as much as he has wanted her.  She’s always wanted to be loved.

STACY:  Yes … and very much so.

ERIC:  Kristen had always wanted to be a part of the DiMera Empire, just as Brady has always wanted to be a part of the Kiriakis Empire, and they’ve always wanted love.  They’ve never had it.  They believe in the back of their minds that anything is attainable.  So, I can see why Kristen would just forgo the Nicole disguise and just go, “He wants me.”

STACY:  Kristen wants to believe that Brady knows it.  She says to herself, “He knows it’s me inside and behind the mask.  When he finds out, he will fall back in love with me.”

Now that she actually had sex with Brady, wouldn’t that make Kristen even more insatiable to be with him? Like, “I’ve got to have him!?”

STACY:  The fear is still .. what happens she takes this mask off?  She always says, “I’ll reveal myself, but I have to do it slowly when it is the right time.”  I think there is that built up frustration now for her, absolutely!

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Arianne Zucker really has Stacy’s mannerisms down as Kristen.  It really comes into in scenes where “Nicole” goes off on someone or loses her temper.  Eric, you have worked with Arianne for years on this show.  What do you think about her performances in this storyline?

ERIC:  I have worked with Ari over the years, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  Ari did do her homework.  She did study Stacy’s tape, and she watched her mannerisms, and she took it very seriously.  I know that because she is a hard worker, as much as a goofball as she is, she does work hard, and she wanted it to be good.  I think my favorite parts were the Kristen meltdowns.  You have to understand though; Stacy and Ari get along very well!  They’re kind of two peas in a pod.  So, it wasn’t a big stretch for her to take on how Stacy would play those types of scenes.  They’re both animated, they’re both wild people by nature, and so, it was a good fit.  It was a smart idea from the writers.

STACY:  It was a good fit!

ERIC:  I’ve been out with the two of them, and it’s hard to tell the two of them apart. (Laughs)

STACY:  We are just like two cuddly bunnies.

ERIC:  They’re like flirting with each other, and hugging each other.  You find yourself thinking, “Are they going to start ordering the same food at the same time?  This is getting weird. (Laughs)

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In the recent scene that aired; where Kristen as “Nicole” turns off the light while having sex with Brady, is she worried her plan will now go awry?

STACY:  Yes.  I think she is worried about her body because it is burned.  You know, how they take a tattoo off, and it’s as painful as can be.  Not that I’ve had that done personally.  I like my tats, but I hear it is painful.  So, in the storyline, the burn is that pain that she has and the tattoo. There’s a part of her that thinks,  she has to cover it up, and turn the lights down low.

ERIC:  “Nicole” is sleeping, and Brady is rubbing his hands over her shoulder and touching her body, and as he goes over the burn marks.  He sees a flash of the tattoo!  That is a pivotal moment when he starts to put some pieces together.   He thinks, “Woah! That’s exactly where that tattoo was.”  It’s a slow little rollercoaster ride.

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In the past, Kristen then played by Eileen Davidson, drugged and raped Father Eric.  Stacy, did you ever see that story arc?  Literally the sex scene is playing on the screen at Kristen’s wedding to Brady and then all hell breaks loose.  This to say Kristen is notorious for the ways and the lengths she goes to get her men into bed.

STACY:  Yes! I saw her Eileen do those scenes.

ERIC:  You also saw how close Kristen and Brady were to their dream, to their happiness, their goal, which was they were going to marry each other.  Brady is looking upon his loved ones in this town and thinking, “I know what you all think of her, but I’m going to show you our love on this screen, and once you see the connection that we have here as a couple, you all are going to be convinced that we belong together as well.  This is the happiest day of my life,” and the screen comes up and it’s his brother banging Kristen instead.

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STACY:  It was so good.  See, I try to find as much info as I can on the character’s past, because all of the time I’m trying to find where these characters have been in their dark and twisted past.

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ERIC:  You’re putting your own stamp on Kristen.  You got a direct call from DAYS casting department, didn’t you … when they were recasting the role?

STACY:  Yes.  You have to understand, I had two really separate characters to play when I was on Y&R.  One was a doctor, and one was this crazy passionate, wild, little minx.

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ERIC:  I will say to find the wild and the beauty in one package is not easy in any town, yet alone Los Angeles.  I’m glad they called you, because you have that.  You have that villainous nature, but you also are able to show a vulnerable side to Kristen that is going to be a lot of fun and interesting to see.

Stacy is one of those people that will leap off of the screen at you and you will remember her.  She is one actress that will have fans talking about their work, like when you played crazy Patty Williams on Y&R.  The audience was on the edge of their seats going, “Oh, my God!  What is Patty going to do next?”

STACY:  I never knew what she was going to do!

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Eric, has Stacy come to you at any point where she been overwhelmed by the task at hand; playing Susan while playing Kristen, etc, and the two of you have a moment where you work through some of the challenges of complex scenes  … and ones where she is playing multiple characters?

ERIC:  We’ve had many moments  to speak of.

STACY:  I always come into Eric’s room, and am like, “I’m scared!”

ERIC:  It’s funny you mention it.  We have had some very emotional scenes, and Stacy – who cares so damn much about this job and portraying this character correctly – that she gets a little overwhelmed, and the material that they give her is overwhelming for any anybody on any level.  I have looked at her in the eyes, and said, “You’ve got this gig.  You are this character.  You are knocking it out of the park.  Just do it.  Just be you.”   I can’t wait for people to see some of the stuff we have shot recently and have been doing.

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Stacy, do you think Kristen can be redeemed? Many characters on daytime … and on DAYS … have done horrible things and later turned over a new leaf.

STACY:  The thing is that villains are bad and all that other crap, but they’ve got a lot of stuff going on inside and insecurities, and they’ve got a heart.  I’m sorry, the villain with a heart of gold, can be very  true.  I never see villains (and I play them a lot) as bad.  You have to find where it comes from … how far does this go … where did that little seed change … and what made them go into the dark, but also, where is the good?  You want to bring the good to it, too.

ERIC:  Let’s face it!  Star Wars is all about Darth Vader and how he became that because it’s intriguing.

Because of the pace in which DAYS tapes its episodes; do the two of you find time to run lines together before you go hit the set?

ERIC:  We are running out of time to run lines.  It’s pretty wild.  Funnily enough, I was recently filming a movie and I was so underwhelmed at the pace of everything.  I’ve gotten so accustomed to moving at this militant style, that as hard as it is, it is preferable to me now.  I almost like it because you don’t have time to overthink what you are going to do, and you end up getting more visceral and natural reactions to the material.  You can overthink a scene, and you can come to a wrong performance that way.  When you burn your fingers on a hot stove, that’s the most natural reaction you are going to get.  You can’t have ten minutes to think about how you are going to scream about that pain.

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But, would you like the pace of shooting the show to be a bit slower?

STACY:  I would like to, but I do think sometimes just jumping in, and going and seeing what happens is great.  I love that.  I do appreciate that.

ERIC:  It’s scary.

STACY:  It is scary.  I would love if we would get to do a rehearsal and then two takes just to see, and then they can mix  together what happens.  Sometimes I am hard on myself as an actress.  I’ve always been.  It’s that jumping in when you only get to do one take.  You have to just give it everything you’ve got.

ERIC:  You can have a second take.  Want me to give you a little secret?  All you have to do is screw up your last line.

STACY:  I can’t do that.   I don’t even need it to be perfect because nothing is perfect.  It doesn’t matter what I’ve done if I sometimes don’t feel it.  I need to feel it when I’m on that set.  I need to feel something because when I shut down, I close myself off.  It’s like an athlete who has just got to  train as hard as they can to reach their goal.

ERIC:  You’re an Olympic swimmer!

STACY:  You’ve got to do it as hard as you can.  You practice, and you practice, and you practice, and you practice, so that when you come to that day, you do the best you can, but sometimes you are disappointed because you didn’t get that one last thing you had hoped for.

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How do you view what happened to Eric with Kristen, who disguised as Nicole, tricked Brady into bed with her?  Some fans commented that that they thought it was akin to a rape.

ERIC:  No, I would disagree with that theory.  I believe there is a high degree of deception in this, but there is a willingness on behalf of Brady.  He’s not drugged.  He’s not being forced to do anything.  Deception, yes.  Rape, no.

Stacy, what do you think?

STACY:  Total deception.  There is no rape.  There is absolutely no rape.  These are willing participants; he just doesn’t know exactly who he is dealing with.

ERIC:  I appreciate the context of how somebody could construe that, and the seriousness of the matter.  I don’t think it really has a place in this particular storyline.

Do you guys think that Brady and Kristen are each other’s star-crossed lovers in a weird, twisted, bizarre way?

ERIC:  I don’t know.  I think they’re magnetism can’t be denied.  I think the hurdles that they’ve jumped through are astronomical.  Will they end up together in the end?  Who knows!  Will there ever be an end?  Who knows!  It’s definitely been one of, if not the most, in-depth relationships Brady has ever had.

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And intense!

ERIC:  Yeah.  They’ve just gone through so much to be together, and when you do that, anybody who is married knows that, that’s where the good stuff is; the wars that you win together and the battles that you go through.  When you come out of the war, and you’re still together, that’s the bond.  That’s what lasts.

What would Kristen do if she couldn’t have Brady in the end?  Would she find a new obsession?  What if she could not nab her man?

STACY:  Wow!  Hmmm. (Laughs)  She’s going to get her man.  She wants her man.  She wouldn’t settle.  She’d keep fighting.  I would say to her, “Kristen, keep fighting the good fight.”

So, do you think Kristen will reveal herself to Brady sooner than later? Will Brady figure out what Kristen has been doing to get to him?  Will Brady turn Kristen away if he knew she was alive and back in action  … or would he fall back into her arms? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys To Merge Younger Actor & Actress Category Into One As Gender-Inclusive Categories Are On The Rise

The upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmys are already making some changes to key categories and specifically this one that affects daytime drama performers.  Word from Variety is that NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is going to announce that they are combining the Younger Actor and Actress categories into one gender-neutral category

Not only will the Younger performer category be gender-inclusive, but network soap performances will be combined with digital drama series performances for the category.  Previously, for this past Daytime Emmys, NATAS had changed the Guest Performer in a Drama Series to be gender-inclusive.

This category was initially created in 1985 when it was called the Outstanding Ingenue and then from there tweaked into Outstanding Juvenile Female and Male, and more recently that morphed into the Younger Actor and Actress categories.

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Former GH star Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) and former DAYS star, Kyle Pettis (Ex-Theo) will now be the last female and male to win the two separate categories with this new move for 2020.

Fans of film and TV have noticed that on several award shows on MTV: their Movie and TV Awards and their VMA’s, there are several gender-inclusive categories, as well as the Television Critics Association Awards who for instance doles out Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama in comedy.

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So, what do you think of the change; that there will now be one Younger performer category at the Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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