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Meet The SORAS'd Theo Carver! DAYS Adds Kyler Pettis To The Cast!

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More casting additions for Days of our Lives! As previously announced, the NBC soap opera that is getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary is SORASing the role of the late Lexie (Renee Jones) and Abe’s (James Reynolds) son, Theo Carver.

Today, Jason47 revealed on a post on the Daytime Royalty message board that actor Kyler Pettis has won the role and will be added to the new teen scene in Salem.  As fans of the series know, Theo is autistic.

Previously, Pettis has appeared on Ray Donovan and the web series, Old Dogs & New Tricks, and is also a professional model.

A casting breakdown had been circulated to casting agents earlier this year that DAYS was looking for the character of “Elijah” who was a 16-year-old, gorgeous, African American male, who also happens to be a high functioning autistic.”

So, excited to see the new Theo Carver?  Intrigued by Kyler Pettis?  Comment below!

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Donny
Donny

Wow he is very cute. eye candy. lol. Now its time to age Ciara.

richard
richard

Why are they aging him?? They aren’t going to age Ciara, so are they going to pair him with Claire or Paige?? Hmmm and I hope Abe fans don’t get their hopes up. He’lll be a speed bump on the way to Theo being frontbunner…Paige/Theo/Claire/JJ/Joey, will never have anything on Shawn/Belle/Chloe/Brady/Phillip, those were DAYS best teen set EVER!!!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Yes they are aging Ciara.

richard
richard

Thank you, Chyrstie!!! I’m glad that wasn’t taken out of context and taken the wrong way!!! I mean does he look like he could be Abe’s son?? Ummm no….remember Cameron?? Ugh……

richard
richard

PS-ironic that BB and Days cast young fair skinned males(Zende and Theo), it would be nice to see some with darker complexions. Just my 2 cents.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

This coming from a cracker white girl, I agree with you, but sadly this discrimination continues. It’s sad that as far as this world has come, some things never change.

Mo
Mo

Remember that Theo’s grandfather is Stefano, who is white.

richard
richard

I’m glad you see it too and didn’t get offended, haha. Carter on BB is darker, but this just seems to be normal trend….i just hope they don’t ignore his autism, bc they wanted to cast someone hot. UGH.

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

Those kind of comments while not off base are offensive to lighter skinned blacks or biracial people. Basically you’re saying we only get the job because we are light or white enough and not because there is talent or beauty.

Kelly
Kelly

Allen – Theo is the grandson of Stefano DiMera who is white. It makes sense that Theo would have lighter skin.

richard
richard

I am just afraid his autism will be whitewashed. But I am having faith in the new writers. He just looks very “pretty”. Allen I def hear what you’re saying and meant no offense. Thank u for your words.

davlestev1
davlestev1

He was just flying a kite and being babysat by abigail and chad..IN JULY…OF THIS YEAR…ONE MONTH AGO…i could swear that was young Theo in the park..Abe picked him up and called him Theo..how much belief can a viewer suspend??..LMAO…now everyone in town will walk around like hey this type of stuff happens errday in Salem…hey Theo..i’m going to pretend like you weren’t just twelve two weeks ago…LOL…OHHHHH..the 50th has DAYSASTER written all over it again…OHMYLANTA…

davlestev1
davlestev1

POOR CIARA..oh hi adult man who i just saw in my elementary school…WHYYYYYYY??????

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

They already recast Ciara.

judy
judy

when and with who

davlestev1
davlestev1

IKR Judy.. Why is there no talk of it where is the actress bio and who is she

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wonder if Abigail will still babysit him…lol…this aging the kids is a joke…Britains Coronation Street never do this…their children age like in real time…Ciara will have to age too otherwise she has a man for a playmate…can you see this man and little Ciara at the Park on the swings…lol…i wonder if they’ll age Samis kids too…it seems strange(in a stupid way) seeing little Theo not too long ago and now he is old enough to take over Dimera if his former playmate stays a child…also Hope’s grandaughter is coming to town as a teen…if the age Ciara will all 3 be in a wuv triangle!!!

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

That’s why I love when an actor gets to grow with the show like Robin (Kimberly McCullough) did and Y&R’s Cassie/Mariah (Cameron Grimes) sort of.

davlestev1
davlestev1

LOL you are funny Jimh..that’s why they sent Aiden packing or there would have had to be ANOTHER aged actor in his son..it’s such a mind boggling slap in the face to have to endure this silliness..you could have sent them off to boarding school for a few months or something..and yes..the U.K. rarely ages their child actors but when they do it’s like 7 to 11..12 to 14..which they do for permanent role status unless the actor leaves..and when they do they are off the canvas quite a while before they return. Sara Platt just returned as the same actress after several years away with her appropriately sorased daughter Bethany who is reeking havoc at the moment. This whole rapid aging, backstage writer shake up nonsense is sure to tank this show by this time next year..NBC will rush to fix what can’t be fixed when they throw their hands into the mix soon.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Ciara has to age too..Sami’s kids…at this rate Will and Sonny will be buying arianna a training bra in OCTOBER.. and a wedding ring in MARCH!!!

Rose
Rose

I really hope they take his story line seriously. Autism is not something that should magically disappear on soaps like so many other random crazy things they inflict on people. This is a serious issue and I hope they pay it the respect it’s due. They were pretty good at dealing with it when then first introduced years ago. I hope they don’t white wash his autism.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

I had been a casual viewer of DOOL through the 80s/90s and recently came back so I missed all the Daniel Jonas story. Is Parker supposed to be autistic too?

I agree with you that since they are aging this character they have a tremendous opportunity to tell a good, true to life story. I hope they do not disappoint or have the autism magically disappear just because they wanted to cast some hot guy.

Rose
Rose

As far as I know Parker is not autistic, but I’ve been times out for the last year or so. I agree, white washing to story just to introduce a hot guy on the younger scene would be pretty terrible I love how parenthood handled their autistic story. Hope days tries that approach.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

There’s been no mention of Parker having autism. Dena Higley (DAYS’ Co-headwriter who is on a “leave of absence”) has an autistic child. Maybe her sudden departure is related to the autistic character. Maybe they didn’t like how she was writing Theo.

Regina
Regina

Hold up, isn’t Theo supposed to be like 10-12 years old? Why are they aging him 3-5 ahead? I understand they have to age the kid actors eventually, it just seems odd that since Terrell just left they’d age the character of Theo so far from where they left off.

Monica
Monica

GH has a similar problem: Cameron was born before Molly, yet only Molly was SORASED. And still Molly has no story so what was the point? Also on DAYS, wasn’t Will born before EJ?

Monica
Monica

I also remember when YR aged Nick and Victoria very quickly too.

Aden
Aden

Lol. Yes, Will was born in 1996, whie EJ was not born until 1997.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Best wishes, Kyler Pettis! Welcome to Salem!

Taylor
Taylor

Kids are aged all the time on Soaps, but most of the time, it is done off camera (like it will be with Joey, the son of Patch and Kayla). Hope was aged up, Sami was aged up, and EJ was aged up dramatically. Will, EJ’s stepson, is actually OLDER than EJ. If it works for the story, I have no issue with kids being aged up.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I bet Theo went to the same summer camp as Summer Newman on Y&R– they go to camp 12, come out 16 and within a year they are celebrating their 21st birthday-LOL

Not a fan of SORASing, but it has been done, is being done and will be done again—

I feel sorry for the kid actors who lost a gig and it will take some time to get use to the fact this young man is Theo, but if there is a good story to be told out of this, I will learn to accept him in the part like I’ve done with all other SORASed kids.

Mo
Mo

I hate that they’re aging Ciara. Lauren is great as Ciara. Shouldn’t have aged all these kids.

blake
blake

He’s cute but is much lighter than the previous actor. I hope he’s a good actor.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Umm, no thank you. He is doing nothing for me.

Robert
Robert

They will need to SORAS all the kids Theo was friends with!! Dumb move Days! Ciara will need to age as well along with Aiden kid.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I think all the comments regarding the skin tone of the actor are stupid.

DAYS may have considered all things when choosing the new Theo:

Acting should be the priority. As for looks, are we sure this photo is a true representation of his skin tone? Anyway, Theo is the son of a half black/half white woman (Lexie). Isn’t it possible for him to be of lighter skin tone?

I like that he’s clearly mixed race because he’s supposed to be! I also hope they delve into his autism. He’s black and he’s white and he’s autistic…get over it!

Special Note:

DAYS hired a new script writer named Danielle Paige. She wrote scripts for Guiding Light for 10 years and she’s a best selling author for her book ‘Dorothy Must Die.’ Danielle is of African American descent and loves writing young characters. I think she’ll be an asset to the characters of Lani and Theo as well as all the others on DAYS!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I’ve always thought SORASing children is silly, but I think it’s more silly to suggest DAYS is the only soap to ever do so!

Elle
Elle

Hello…
It was leaked months ago that Joey Johnson was coming back with Steve as a troubled teen. That was the first clue that Ciara and Theo, Claire and even Aiden’s son would have to be aged rapidly. Joey was born after Ciara, Theo and Claire. In due time DOOL would have hired the new kids, and they have.

Ava
Ava

Not only was Theos grandfather Caucasian, but his mother Lexi was also of lighter complexion. Black families come in many colors because many of us are mixed, so why is everyone making this such an issue. And yes I’m Black, a light tanned Black women with a light skinned father and Medium Brown skinned mother. My grandfather was Scotish and my grandmother African….. Smh!!

Trish
Trish

This gorgeous young gentleman that plays Theo is Magnificent. He plays the Autistic role very well. He is super cute & I love him n Claire together. I was hoping for Ciara, but she is Trippin.
His skin tone don’t matter. Stop thinking he should be light or dark, he looks great and is awesome at acting!
Oh… Italian isn’t white. Stephano was Italian. Darker skin.

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Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, prepare for drama, drama, and more drama! From the looks of the latest promo for the NBC soap opera, the action takes place at Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) surprise one-year wedding anniversary soirée, where things could take a deadly turn!

But with the Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) masquerading as “Nicole” plot reaching new heights, Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) and Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) back in Salem, and the promo telling viewers “For one guest, the party, is over” followed by Sonny (Freddie Smith) yelling, “She’s got a gun!” and Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) ending line, “Oh, my God!” there is plenty to conjecture.

Also seen in the teaser is Kate (Lauren Koslow) trying to rip off the face of Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), and Stefan (Brandon Barash) and Gabi (Camila Banus) getting hot and heavy and Eric (Greg Vaughan) yelling, “No!”

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DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Eric Martsolf Talk Kristen & Brady’s Twisted Relationship : The Mask, The Deception, The Sex

Last week on Days of our Lives, Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) was able to get the man she craves in between the sheets.  So, just how did that happen when Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) had no idea she was alive?  Well … he still doesn’t, really.  You see, Kristen returned to Salem disguised as another ex flame of Brady’s, Nicole Walker (who everyone believed died in the warehouse explosion).  And Kristen has been parading around town donning an incredible likeness of Nicole’s face – via a prosthetic mask – and some other tricks to sound and look just like her!

Kristen’s goal is to infiltrate Salem, remind Brady of the love and passion they shared, take over DiMera Enterprises, and who knows what else!  And everyone who stands in her way, better watch out as we have seen! We are speaking to you (the late) Ted, and (once kidnapped) Kate, et al.

Fans of the NBC daytime drama series have followed the tortured relationship between Kristen and Brady for years and through many plots; Kristen was first played and brought to life by Eileen Davidson, and for well over a year now by Stacy Haiduk.  Not only has Haiduk reprised the role of a frustrated, vengeful Kristen, she is also playing at times multiple roles: the wacky and often misunderstood, Susan Banks, Kristen playing Susan, or Kristen pretending to be Sister Mary Moira.

As for Daytime Emmy winner, Eric Martsolf, this latest story arc puts him front and center as viewers watch to see if what Brady senses, and the clues, and the feelings he is having, bring him to the conclusion that he has been duped by Kristen, and that her horrendous scheme – pretending to be Nicole (Arianne Zucker), and dumping Nicole’s longtime love Eric (Greg Vaughan) to be with him have a result that is unexpected or catastrophic!

Michael Fairman TV sat down with Stacy and Eric for this conversation about: all the plot twists, and playing the drama and the humor of the situations they find themselves in as actors in a wild story that only head writer Ron Carlivati could pen and keep the audience on the edge of their seats in the process. Check out this oh-so-fun, direct, and enlightening chat with two of DAYS most shining stars.

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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.

Marlena (Deidre Hall) played the wrong DVD!

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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