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OLTL's Gregory, Y&R's Goddard & DAYS Scott, who is going to be crowned Soaphunks.net's Adonis 2011?

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Alright fans bases, fan factions, followers on Twitter and Facebook and viewers of The Young and the Restless, One Life to Live, Days of our Lives, it’s time to mobilize and cast your vote for the hunkiest of hunks in daytime soap operas!

That’s right! We are down to the semi-finals in soaphunks.net’s annual Adonis competition where soap fans can cast their vote for who is the overall, “Hottie”! The men still in the running for the Adonis 2011 competition are:  OLTL’s David Gregory (Ford) Y&R’s, Daniel Goddard (Cane) and DAYS, James Scott (EJ).

With two weeks to go, we hear the race is close and Week 10 of the voting competition is on now through August 9th. The voting results will be announced  on soaphunks.net on August 10th.  That means, next week fans will find out which hunk was given the boot and must wear a shirt…leaving only two of your favorites to battle it out in the final round with the final results announced on August 17th!

Now when deciding who to cast your vote for here are some points of interest…so let’s review!

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Daniel Goddard: Has an energized fan base that seems to be pretty active on Twitter. In the prior 7 years of Adonis, no Y&R star has ever finished better than 7th place, but now he can’t do any worse than 3rd no matter what.

David A. Gregory: His fans are gathering on the actor’s Facebook page and coordinating efforts. David won the top award (“Best Hunk”) at the site’s other big contest– the year-end Soaphunks.net Awards last year.

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James Scott: Has won Adonis the past four years, so obviously has history on his side. Obviously has a large, organized fan base that drives his efforts, mostly on message boards.

In an interesting turn of events there is one actor per network left in the competition, so it is shall we say, well-rounded!

So let us know here, who should win Adonis 2011 and why and make sure to cast your vote!

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Alexa
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Alexa

A good body or a pretty face means nothing to me if there is not intelligence, humor, talent, personality, terrific faults, and depth behind the eyes of the individual. It’s a pity that , at least Gregory ( I am not familiar with the other two) seems to me to be little more than a blow-up doll. Trevor St. John, on the other hand, seems to encompass all of these things and they are visible behind his eyes. That, to me, is someone who is attractive. But then, I never claim to be part of the mainstream.

J
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J

You say that David is nothing more than a blow-up doll…that he has no intelligence, personality or depth behind his eyes. I’ve known David for many years and he is one of the smartest, sweetest guys you could ever meet. You shouldn’t judge someone that you don’t know in real life….when in actuality, you only get to watch him on TV and get to see him “portray” someone that he is not…..I say, David should WIN!!!

Di
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Di

I agree with J! I find the comment of David Gregory being a ‘blow-up-doll’ ,insulting, and in poor taste. To make such false assumptions because of someone’s looks, is not only being careless, but the statement is compeletely baseless! David is a trained actor, who has a degree in music theatre. This is not someone who was just hired because of his good looks, on the contrary, he is also a talented actor and singer. I second the motion, David should win!!

Alexa
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Alexa

You are certainly welcome to agree with J and to have your own opinion.
I believe my point was missed, but okay. As I said, best of luck to him and to you.

Alexa
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Alexa

I was just musing that the phrase “Blow-up doll” is being imbued with meaning I haven’t given it. I meant “blow-up doll” not in the sexualized manner (I’m guessing it was mistaken due to the nature of these awards, but I’m just guessing) but in the way of placeholder, random young, sexy everyman, pane-of-glass way. This is more of a commentary on what the writers have created as a character than it is on the individual. In fact, I am neutral on David Gregory, and I will explain. The Ford are pretty much a plot device family created to develop… Read more »

Alexa
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Alexa

Oops, the Fords should be plural and my bracket content disappeared: Young, sexy man with a good body.

Di
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Di

The role of Ford is much more than a supportive 2-dimensional character. I would put him in the same class as that of Rex. He is a complex character that has much more depth than some of the other on the show. His transformation over the last 2 years is incredible, and Ron Carlivati has done a phenomenal job developing this character. With the hint of foreshadowing, Ford’s journery has led him to Jessica. It is not an accident that these 2 characters have been placed together. David Gregory has made Ford his own, and this is a credit to… Read more »

J
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J

Alexa, With what you are saying….that David “hasn’t shown you anything else besides what he is given on the page” is because you don’t know him and/or seen him do anything else besides Ford, so how can he show you himself when he is playing someone else? Another good point that Di pointed out…the character of Ford was only created about 2 years ago…so in the entertainment business side of it…they could have gotten rid of his character easily and no one would had been upset by this, if he wasn’t a good actor. BUT, due to the fact that… Read more »

Karen T
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Karen T

Daniel Goddard’s fans are many (almost 20,000) on his Facebook fan page and have been promoting the Adonis contest all along. Just like his fans were successful in getting him back into Y & R, they will succeed in getting him voted Adonis #1!!!
GODDARD FAMILY OF FANS (GFF) rule!!!!

JSFan
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JSFan

James Scott is and and will always be KING JAMES, ADONIS, Actor…etc.

nancy
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nancy

james scott is way too hot not to win he will win hands down totally

tyben
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tyben

DANIEL GODDARD IS BEAUTIFUL!! HE DESERVES TO WIN!!

Brenda
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Brenda

James Scott is and will always be “The Adonis”

Todd
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Todd

Nobody has David Gregory’s body. Nobody. It is not the emmys. It is an Adonis award.

Brian T
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Brian T

I hope David Gregory wins. He is great with his fans and of course has looks that could kill and a body to die for.

Sarah
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Sarah

#1 Daniel Goddard
#2 Daniel Goddard
#3 Daniel Goddard
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#10 Daniel Goddard

then comes the rest

Ruby
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Ruby

Daniel Goddard is the whole package. He is drop dead gorgeous, an exceptionally good actor,, his fans love him because he shares his life with them and is very interactive with them. He is a very down to earth family man who absolutely adores his wife Rachael and two boys, Ford and Sebastian. He tries so very hard to give his boys a normal life and is very hands on raising them. He is very appreciative of everything his fans do for him. He just quite simply has it all.

tonya
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tonya

you are so so very right daniel goddard is the whole package all wrapped up into one and then some a very great actor !!!! DANIEL does share his life with us on his pg he always shares something and then more everyday and he loves his family life as well and he always is interactive with his fans!! he does charity for childrens hospital’s!! i could go on on but all i can say he deserves to win!!!

Avelina
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Avelina

JAMES SCOTT 4 EVA!!!!

Suzane
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Suzane

Daniel Goddard, is not only an Adonis hunk but a well rounded, funny, kind and generous actor. He is a wonderful husband and dad and still makes time to chat, acknowledge and thank his fans! This is his year and he deserves to win!

Peggy Singleton
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Peggy Singleton

DANIEL GODDARD, not only is he a handsome man to look at with his sexy eyes and gorgeous smile, but he is caring, compassionate, considerate, loving, and loyal which brings out his inner beauty as well!! His GFF’s are striving very hard to make sure he is Adonis 2011!!!

Michelle
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Michelle

Daniel Goddard is the ULTIMATE ADONIS!!!
GFF’s ROCK!!!

J
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J

Alexa,

You say that David is nothing more than a blow-up doll…that he has no intelligence, personality or depth behind his eyes. I’ve known David for many years and he is one of the smartest, sweetest guys you could ever meet. You shouldn’t judge someone that you don’t know in real life….when in actuality, you only get to watch him on TV and get to see him “portray” someone that he is not…..I say, David should WIN!!!

Alexa
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Alexa

I believe I characterized my response with “seems.” I am sure he is a lovely person; I am merely pointing out what he has made visible to me, nothing else. I wish him well, as I wish you well despite the fact that you just judged me.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

David Gregory is much more than a pretty face, a great smile and a gorgeous body. He can play charming bad boy and sweet dad/brother/friend on OLTL. He is one of the main reasons I tune in. He’s also very fan-friendly, down to earth and a wonderful ambassador for the show. Best of the bunch. Deserves the Adonis this year – hands down.

AMY FOSTER
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AMY FOSTER

#1 daniel goddard
#2 daniel goddard
#3 daniel goddard
and always will be

Desria
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Desria

Daniel Goddard will bring that trophy home to the NUMBER ONE RATED SOAP OPERA

Desria
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Desria

where it belongs. Sorry I pressed enter before I was done. lol

Leslie
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Leslie

James Scott, James Scott, James Scott, James Scott, James Scott, James Scott, etc.

He has the looks, the talent, and that swoon-worthy accent!!! I’m melting just thinking about it.

nancy
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nancy

i totally agree with leslie how can you not look away from james scott and his body face and accent too he’s a real pretty boy

Christina Parker
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Christina Parker

Totally Daniel Goddard, if us GFF’s have anything to do with it.

Liz
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Liz

I know he’s not in the running but Michael E. Knight will always be the hunkiest daytime actor to me!

Lindsay
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Lindsay

It’s Daniel Goddard’s year to win. He deserves it. He not only is easy on the eyes, he has an amazing love and compassion for his family and fans that emanates through his interaction with his fan page. Nothing makes a man sexier than intelligence and genuine concern for other people. Thanks DG for loving all of us so much. This year is for you if the GFFs have anything to say about it!

Maggie
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Maggie

James Scott for the win!

Melissa V
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Melissa V

Daniel Goddard is the ultimate Adonis! He is absolutely gorgeous, has a rock-hard body and a very sexy accent, not to mention that he is the sweetest guy to his fans. This is his year to WIN if the GFFs have anything to do with it!

Kate
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Kate

James Scott gets my vote, though I think all three finalists are deserving of the title. 🙂

Butterfly7905
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Butterfly7905

I have voted every single day for Daniel Goddard and I will vote for him until he wins this contest. Daniel Goddard is a down-to-Earth, sweet, and fun guy. Not only handsome, he is a great actor, both in tragic and funny departments. He is a great Dad and Husband to his family and he loves his fans who love him back very much. We will make Daniel win the Adonis.

Lisa
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Lisa

Hope this is Daiel’s year. What a find the Adonis site has been hehe…

Roxann GFF :)
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Roxann GFF :)

Daniel Goddard definitely! Daniel is the epitome of sexy! He’s kind hearted, generous, smart, sexy, funny, loyal, and a wonderful father and terrific husband. To me, he’s at his sexiest when he interacts with his fans and shares stories and pictures with us about his children.

Blake
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Blake

David A Gregory for sure! He has such a freaking smoking hot body, and he’s not shirtless enough on OLTL!

sara
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sara

Always James Scott I love this man sexy, hot, handsome bad boy so my vote is James Scott!!!!!!!!

ashley tietz
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ashley tietz

i was hoping that nic robuck would be a finalist, but i also like david gregory

LUMI
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LUMI

Bryan Dattilo/Lucas Horton ex Days,but his name is not here,to bad

Jen
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Jen

James Scott will always be the #1 Adonis to me!

pspcindy
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pspcindy

James Scott is always my pick and favorite for any “face” contest. The title of Adonis fits him to a tee.

Dorothy
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Dorothy

James Scott is by far so deserving of the Adonis award…He has a terrific body, he is GORGEOUS, and he is a very talented actor. The other two are good looking also, but James outshines them all in every way…the WHOLE PACKAGE!!!!!! <3

sue
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sue

David of course! I’ve been able to “talk” with him via his facebook and he is just such an easy going guy not letting any of this go to his head at all! He knows he’s got a great body but he does not rely on that!

Go David Go!

Brandi
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Brandi

James Scott IS and always will be Adonis.

AnnDee
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AnnDee

James Scott has my vote. He is sexy, a great actor and intelligent.

nancy
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nancy

james scott is totally overall hottie in this contest he has it all in this bag

Mary
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Mary

I’m a huge fan of James Scott, not just his looks, but the man.

He’s private person but invests a lot of his personal time with charities.

His accent doesn’t hurt, either.

beija
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beija

James Scott gets my vote. James = Adonis.

annie
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annie

all the guys are good looking but I prefer James Scott, his looks are amazing as well as his charm, intelligence, wit, kindness, respect for other actors and his fans. on top of all this he is so talented, every move he makes is awesome, he can change emotion with his eyes or body language. When he smiles its like a million lights go on and brighten up the room so for me he is Adonis.

Ruthie
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Ruthie

Oh, James Scott has it all going on! The other two are nice looking men, but James Scott is Adonis.

Linda
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Linda

If you go to the Adonis website you can click on each hunk. I’ve clicked on and saw that James was never a bottom 3 or 2. The other two guys are. I am sure James shall win his 5th “Adonis”.

Days Of Our Lives

Who is DAYS Gwen Really? What is Her Vendetta Against Abigail All About?

We have a new psycho in Salem, and she is played to perfection by Emily O’Brien who has been bringing her brand of quirky evil to the NBC soap opera as Gwen.  Soap fans, of course, remember her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless from 2006-2011.

Ron Carlivati and his DAYS writing team certainly have some tricks up their sleeve where Gwen is concerned as viewers recently found out she was behind slipping Abigail (Marci Miller) the drug months ago causing her hallucinations.

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But Gwen is even much darker than we think, when several key clues and moments were revealed on Friday’s episode of DAYS when she went to visit her conspirator in prison, Dr. Rolf (William Utay).

During the exchange, we learn Gwen has been getting the mind-altering drug from one of Dr. Rolf’s concoctions.  She reveals to him that their plan has hit the proverbial snag.  The drug did not dismantle Abigail as she had hoped.  We also learn while she was in the mental institution – Bayview – that is how she tracked Rolf down by researching the drug he had created.

And it appears, Rolf hates Abigail too, citing he always saw her as  thorn in Stefano’s side.  It is then Gwen says he wants another dose of the drug to “melt Abby’s brain!”  Rolf says without anyone else to take the fall for it, he can’t come up with it.

He suggests to her to alter her plan and to instead destroy Abigail’s life piece by piece … and go for the long game instead of the short term – take everything that is near and dear from her including her husband, children, home, everything.

But, what does come to light is that even Dr. Rolf does not know why Gwen wants to destroy Abigail.  That is when Gwen shares she has very good reason to hate Abigail, and he, along with everyone else, will find out why when the time is right.

So, what are your theories?  Who is Gwen?  Is she a character with plastic surgery?  Could she be a sister no one knew Abigail had?  A former mental patient who Abby knew when she was getting help a few years back? And what is her gripe with Abigail all about?  Comment below!

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Days Of Our Lives

Kassie DePaiva, Nathan Purdee & Taylor Purdee Talk ‘Killian & The Comeback Kids’, One Life to Live & Eve’s Reign of Terror on DAYS

It’s ‘all in the family’ + a dear friend that makes the film Killian and the Comeback Kids something that soap fans will want to see. In it, daytime veterans, Kassie DePaiva (Ex-GL, OLTL, GH and Days) and Nathan Purdee (Ex-Y&R and OLTL) are featured in the new movie directed, written and starring Nathan’s talented son, Taylor.

One Life to Live fans will get a kick out of that Kassie and Nathan play a married couple in the film.  In story, a millennial (Taylor A. Purdee) comes home to live with his parents in a depressed rural town after getting a college degree in the big city. The film illustrates the issues facing many of America’s youth today, which could not be more apropos for the times we are living with many children moving back in with their parents. However, the movie shares an uplifting message filled with original music from Taylor’s folk-rock band, The Cumberland Kids.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Kassie, Nathan and Taylor to get the inside scoop on: collaborating together on this project, revisiting Llanview with some memories and thoughts on the cancellation of the beloved soap, plus Kassie’s last turn on Days of our Lives as an unhinged Eve Donovan – a performance that just may garner attention come Daytime Emmy time next year.

This conversation was filled with candor, humor, and a parent’s love for their child. Killian and the Comeback Kid is playing in selected theatres and dates including tonight Friday, September 25th in Atlanta, and October 2nd in Chicago. For more movie info go to the film’s website here And now here’s what Kassie, Nathan and Taylor shared.

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I was really intrigued by the film. Taylor, how did you lure your dad to be in the movie?

TAYLOR:  Oh my gosh, it was the craziest negation ever.

I bet! (Laughs)

TAYLOR:  When I was a kid, Roberta, my mom, made me promise to always write him roles.  So, it was kind of obligatory.

KASSIE:  That is so funny!

TAYLOR:  It’s true.

Had you met Kassie before, or was this the first time? 

TAYLOR:  I knew Kassie from when my dad and her were doing One Life to Live together.   Five years before I was filming this movie, Nathan texted me, “Hey!  Kassie and Jim (DePaiva) are right by your dorm room.  You should go see them!”  So, catching up as an adult was so nice.  I had a non-parentally controlled grown-up hang-out with her.

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What was the journey this film, Killian and the Comeback Kids, went on as far as from the writing of it, to production, to its completion?

TAYLOR:  Well, the front half was surprisingly quick.  I think writing it through to having it finished was about 18 months, and there were about 6 months of, “how’s it going to come out,” and then, we thought we knew what was going to happen, and we were all getting ready for it to hit in movie theatres in the spring when the world ended, and that’s how we got here three years later.

Nathan, tell me about the role you play; because Kassie and you are husband and wife in the film.

NATHAN: Well, yeah, you kind of covered it! (Laughs)  I play her husband, and she plays my wife, and I appreciated the casting situation.  It’s interesting how Taylor chose Kassie because he did say that he wanted someone who was close to his mom’s personality.  I couldn’t think of anybody else other than Kassie because the only difference is Kassie is taller, but they both are such loving, caring people.  They always want to mother you and make sure you’re fed, and you’re safe, and you’re happy, and neither one of them knows the word, “no,” when it comes to the people who they’re taking care of.  I love Kassie anyway, so good for me.

KASSIE:  Yeah, they cut our love scene, and I don’t know what that’s about. (Laughs)

Kassie, what do you remember from when you first met Nathan?  You were at One Life, right?

KASSIE:  No, when I first met Nathan, we were in San Antonio, and we were doing an appearance.  I met Bobbie Eakes (Ex-Krystal, AMC and Macy, B&B) for the first time then too, but I was on The Guiding Light, and I was singing, and Nathan was there.  Nathan and I sat beside each other.  I honestly felt like I had known Nathan my entire life.  We were drinking margaritas and talking, talking, talking, talking, talking, talking.

NATHAN:  Yep!

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KASSIE:  Nathan and my husband, Jim are very good friends.  I have to say, Nathan was so lovely when I was going through my cancer journey.  He came to see me every week, sometimes twice a week when I was in the hospital, and he would come up, and he would hang out with Jim.  I will never, ever forget how lovely he was (it makes me tear up right now) to be there with support for my husband and myself as we went through that.  So, when Nathan asked me to be his wife in the film, I thought, “Well, hey, you practically live with me now, so that sounds good.”

So, Taylor, how did they do on-screen as husband and wife?

TAYLOR:  They’re fantastic.  We’ve only had one test screening, but one of the most consistent things audiences tell me is that they’re not just great together, but they each have such a quiet, brooding depth to them that you can’t help but imagine the back-story that they’re not talking about

KASSIE:  That’ll be the sequel!

TAYLOR:  Killian and the Comeback Kids 2: They Comeback Kids Comeback.

KASSIE:  They’ll come back again!

NATHAN:  Thanks for planting that seed in his head, Kassie.

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TAYLOR:  It was important for me to try to synthesize a mixed-race couple.  So, it was really great to be able to have them, not just be so great together, but there was also the issue of we had to have a little girl who looked like she could not just be my sister, but also both of their daughter.  Creating a family from scratch was great because Nathan and Kassie already had the rapport.

Did you watch them on One Life to Live together? 

TAYLOR:  Yeah!  I was in school most of the time, but I would go to set, and over the last 10 years, friends would send me YouTube clips from the show because for some reason none of the soaps are streaming.  There’s not like a soap Netflix!  It kind of needs to happen!  Soaps, they’re epic; there are decades worth of episodes and shows.

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In this film, music is the backdrop.  It’s your music and your band that is featured?

TAYLOR:  Yeah, my best friend growing up and I were staring to write folk music around the time when I was deciding what script I wanted to make into a film.  We wrote the soundtrack, all the music that people sing, and the underscore, which was surprisingly the most fun part of it all.

Kassie what did you think of Taylor’s music?

 ASSIE:  I think it’s wonderful.   I love music. It’s totally in the heart of me, and I just think that this movie is so timely. Kids these days are having to deal with not knowing what their future is going to be.  In the film, my son comes home, and he is trying to find himself, and he throws himself into his art and his music.  I just think there are a lot of people right now who are going through that.  I think it is extremely relatable, even more so than when you wrote it, Taylor.  I think people are looking for some type of connection, and I think this little movie is a good start.  It’s about people pulling together, and it’s got a strong rooting factor, and you want people to succeed, and it is great.  It takes you on a really nice journey.

You have some dates coming up where the film will play in a movie theatre- one is on September 25th in Atlanta and then another one on October 2nd in Chicago.  Taylor, how do you feel about making appearances for the film during the pandemic? You’re going with masks on? 

TAYLOR:  Oh yeah.  We will be in a bubble; we are just getting into a car and sticking together.  I and John Donchak, who plays opposite me through the whole film, are going to all of those dates, and my co-songwriter, who also appears in the film, will be in Atlanta, if not at both premieres.

NATHAN:  And let me add, please, they’re going against my wishes as a parent, but he is 28- years-old, so all I can say is that we are hoping for the best because we want him to be safe.  He is very determined and passionate about it, so he’s got our support.

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Taylor, in your story, why does Killian come home and live with his parents? 

TAYLOR: His plan at the time is that he has just graduated from a pricey university, and he is supposed to go off with his bandmate on a modest music tour.  He comes home to get his stuff and see his parents after graduating, but his bandmate drops out, and so the plan falls apart, and that’s how he gets stuck in this town and everything is just kind of falling apart. The plan that he had for his life after college gets pulled out right out from under him.

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Nathan, when Kassie and you were on One Life for years, you weren’t there when it ended, as you had already left the show.  How did you feel upon learning it had been canceled by ABC?

NATHAN:  I was so disconnected by that time.  I just knew it was ending, and it wasn’t the first soap to go.  I saw it happening when the other shows started being canceled due to, I could be wrong about this, but I put the blame on reality TV.  By that point I had moved on in my personal and private life.  I was doing a lot of theatre then, traveling back and forth from North Carolina, really trying to keep busy, and fighting off the depression of not working full-time.  I missed Jim and Kassie the most, but I was thrilled that I could bump into them at any time and visit with them.  I kept in touch with Hillary B. Smith (Ex-Nora) and Bob Woods (Ex-Bo) and also, Timothy Stickney (Ex-RJ); in fact, Timothy Stickney’s wife did Taylor’s hair for the film.

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Kassie, how do you feel years later about the cancellation of One Life to Live?

KASSIE:  I still miss it.  I loved it. The hard part about this show in particular being canceled is –one – that there wasn’t closure on it.  It kind of happened randomly, and there was still a lot more story to tell.  They kept it going on General Hospital, where they’ll bring some characters there.  So, it’s still in peoples’ minds. The second part is the friendships and the family connections that you’ve made over the many years that you’re there. Nothing lasts forever, that’s for sure, but as you were saying, there’s no streaming of these shows, but if you catch an episode on YouTube, One Life to Live, truly stands alone.  It just has great stories, great characters, and there is connection there that is very real.

Kassie, your last go-around at DAYS was just epic.  Did you guys see it?

TAYLOR:  I did see pieces of some of it.  I caught some of the “super villain”!

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Eve went in guns blazing, evil as all get out, but so heartbreaking at the same time while she was torturing Ben (Rob Scott Wilson).  What did you think about all of that, Kassie?

KASSIE:  I was really hesitant to watch it because I remembered how “super villain” I was.  I remember getting on the plane, and Jimmy said, “How was it?” and I said, “I’ll probably never work again a day in my life. I’m like this (evil laughs) muah-ha-ha, muah-ha-ha kind of character.”  I mean, you hated what Eve was doing, and you were supposed to, but I think that they did a great job with production values, and it was reasonable what she was doing because she was going off the edge. It’s great to be able to sink your teeth into something that is so out-there and completely different from your own life.  I mean, it was exhausting.  Every day, I would come home and just be like, “Oh my God, give me a cocktail.” Eve had justification for her revenge, even as wrong as it was, and she needed to be heard, and she needed closure, and she made a bunch of wrong moves, and did a bunch of bad, bad, bad things, and now, she is probably in a mental institution somewhere, so…

You and I were on set of DAYS and I was going to interview you.  If I recall, at that point, you did not even know what the story arc was.

KASSIE:  No, I didn’t. When I arrived and looked at the script, I’m like, “Well, who blew up that wedding?”  Then, all of the sudden, “Oh, no!  I blew up the wedding.  This is bad!  I probably am not going to be coming back on this show again.”  I look at story and go, “Uh-oh.  There’s a shut door.”  I like open doors and open windows.

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Taylor, what is your project? Are you continuing to write?  What do you see in the future for yourself?

TAYLOR:  This is my life for me.  The next thing that I think we are releasing is actually something that I made before this because everything is backwards, which is a documentary (very different) about Central American politics, which I’m hoping is out next year.  In terms of new scripts, everybody is a bit torn.  I kind of want to do a biopic of Lee Grant, or I want to do a blues/punk version of something inspired by The Shining.

Well, those are very polar opposite!

TAYLOR:  Yeah, aren’t they?

NATHAN:  Now you see what I’m living with. (Laughs)

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Nathan, you must be proud of Taylor, and it must be very cool to see your son have these multi-faceted talents.

NATHAN:  Of course, I’m proud of him and it’s great, but it’s strange because watching Taylor develop into the person he has developed into and continues to, made me realize that I hadn’t had the type of courage he has.  I had my dreams and certain things that I was very courageous about in my life.  I certainly don’t see him doing some things the way I did them, because he has more common sense than I do when it comes to life choices. His courage just blows my mind.  Most of my closest friends are professional musicians, and many of them, if I were to namedrop, you would know who they are, and they’ve had successful careers, and I’ve always looked up to them and admired them, but I was never that guy.  I just wanted to be a musician because I knew them and we were friends, but I didn’t have the discipline to do what they did, and I certainly didn’t have the God-given talent.  I play a little bit of keyboard and a little bit of saxophone myself, but I have to play one song 757 times before I even start to feel comfortable with it, and Taylor can sit down and start strumming on his guitar, and the next thing you know, he’s written a whole song.  It just blows my mind how creative and talented he is.  He has been surrounded by creative and talented people all of his life. He has absorbed a lot from the different people and the different opportunities he’s had, and I look at him sometimes, and I even say it to my wife, “Who is this kid?”  I like to share this story.  We went to see Taylor do Hamlet.  I’m guessing he was 15 or 16-years-old at the time. I’m watching him doing Hamlet, and I’m sitting in the chair, and I’m crying because I’m thinking to myself, “Oh, my God, he is so good!”  I told Taylor, “I would not tackle Hamlet on a football field, yet alone on stage.”  It made me realize that we had a force to be reckoned with.  He’s pretty amazing.  The bad news for him is that I always tell him the truth, and I lied to him once, and he called me out on it, and I promised that I would never lie to him again.  So, be careful what you ask me because I will tell you the truth from this point on.

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KASSIE:  Taylor was also the director of this film, which I mean, “What the hell!”  This guy is doing everything.  He was deciding on the shots, he was deciding on the lighting, he was deciding this and that, he was editing the script, I’m like, “Holy cannoli!”  He’s like, “No, I want her to wear that shirt; I want her to do this.”  You would do the scene, and he’d come over and talk to you a little bit.  I mean, he was just awesome; Taylor brought so much insight to my character because I’m like, “What’s my relationship, and who are all of these kids?  Are we a loving family?”  We did it very quickly, too.  Taylor, look at what you’ve accomplished, and it is such a beautiful piece of art!

TAYLOR:  From a more functional standpoint as a director, one of the really great things about having the two of them was that Kassie came in half-way through filming, and we’d been working with the young actor/musicians a lot.  Some of them, it was their first big job, but pretty much all of them had worked before.  On Kassie’s first day, they didn’t know what they were in for.  She just rolled onto set, and all of the sudden, the stakes and bar of how to be an actor just changed.  From that point on, when Kassie and Nathan started to work with the band, we knew those were going to be fun days because there was going to be acting involved.  Everyone else just had to come up to their level, which was great for me because it gave me so much more to edit with.

Taylor, who are your musical influences?   

TAYLOR:  That’s a really good question.  My musical obsession for the last few years has been this guy, named Josh Ritter, who is kind of a singer/songwriter/folk guy.  My real-life band, The Cumberland Kids, is named after one of his songs.  Also, Weird Al Yankovic, has been a massive inspiration for me and my songwriting partners.

So, your vibe is this folk-rock.

TAYLOR:  Yeah, that’s what I’m writing mostly.  My listening is kind of all over the place, but definitely that is what I’m writing.

Kassie, who do you like listening to?

KASSIE:  It all depends on what cocktail I have in my hand.

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NATHAN:  Let me chime in on that too! I like jazz, blues, and country music, but imagine what my house was like because I have a lot of instruments here, always with the hope that Taylor would at least become interested in music.  I have congas, bass guitar, keyboards, you name it, and for a while, he wasn’t interested at all, and one day, I woke up and he was playing an acoustic guitar.  Then, the next thing I know, he is writing and singing folk music.  I’m thinking, “Wait a minute!” It was an important lesson for me that just because you want something for your children, doesn’t mean that is what they want for themselves.  We never pushed acting on Taylor.  He chose it on his own.  It’s exciting for me mostly because it was his choice.

KASSIE:  He’s a natural.

And speaking of that, Taylor, in the trailer nothing came across forced or pushed.  Obviously, we are all talking you up here, not that you need it.

NATHAN:  I’ll tell you this, Michael.  During the shoot, Taylor insisted on calling me “Nathan”, and I had a problem with it, but he basically told me to get over it because it’s his set, his movie, and while we are shooting, I’m “Nathan”, and he’ll call me dad later.  I’m still struggling with that but he was the boss.

TAYLOR:  It’s hard to walk that line and not make it weird for your crew, you know?

NATHAN:  I get it.

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KASSIE:  It’s weird for me because when he would go, “Robbie is going to do this, and Nathan is going to do that,” I’d go, “Who are Robbie and Nathan?  Aren’t they your mom and dad?”

TAYLOR:  While I was writing the script I called him over, and I said, “Dad, I wrote you a really good role, and I think we are actually going to do this.  I’m giving you a once in a lifetime chance to name your own character.  Do you want to name him after a Greek hero, or one of your siblings?”  He didn’t take his chance.  So, you know what?  It’s “Nathan” now.  It’s easier for everybody.  We don’t have to break the method acting fourth wall.  (Laughs)

Do you think you would work with Nathan and Kassie again? (Laughs)

TAYLOR:  Oh, my God, are you kidding?

NATHAN:  That’s my contract: Kassie has got to be in it.  So, let me say this about Kassie, you had mentioned something about how much she has been working, and I look at Kassie as the James Brown of daytimes soaps.  She is the hardest working woman in daytime television. 

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She is pretty spectacular. Kassie started on Guiding Light, had a long career on One Life, and then went to General Hospital, then to Days of our Lives.  It’s been amazing that we have been able to see her have a comeback in more ways that one.

KASSIE:  Nathan has jumped from soap to soap as well, and when you’ve done it, you just think it’s over.  It’s not like your regular acting profession jobs when you go out and you know you’re going to audition for twenty-five things and get one role for a short amount of time.  When you go in day in and day out and are creating all of this stuff on a soap opera, and then it ends, you go, “Well, now what am I supposed to do?”  I haven’t been on a set in 6 months, and I feel like I won’t ever work again.  Soaps are just a totally different head trip and so it can be really hard.

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Nathan, do you have a favorite Hank Gannon moment from One Life to Live?

NATHAN:  Oh wow.  Man, there were so many of them.  I can tell you the funniest, to me, maybe not so funny to Hillary B. Smith though.  I think it was during a live show. This was during the time when I had a lot of dialogue.  But this particular day, I had one line, and the line was to Hillary and it was, “How are you feeling?” and her response was, “Well, I’m feeling the way I always feel, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah”.  So, during the entire day, I’d see Hillary, and I’d say, “Hey, how you feeling?”  Maybe nineteen times before we started shooting, “Hey, how you feeling?” and she’d had about enough of it.  So, fast forward to “5, 4,3,2,1 action”, and now, I say, “How you doing?”  If you could see the look in her eyes, it is like, “I will kill you.”  So, she says, “You know how I’m doing.  I’m doing what I’m always doing,” so she could get her line out.  So, once again, she saved Nathan’s ass with that.  One stupid line … and I blew it.  I just remember that one because I just know Hilary wanted to strangle me.  She probably still wants to.

And on that note (laughs) I wanted to thank you all so much for this. I hope you find success with this little gem of a film, Taylor.

So what did you think of the comments made by Kassie, Nathan and Taylor on their film?  What did you think of Kassie’s recent performance on DAYS? What’s your favorite Blair or Hank moment from the history of One Life to Live? Share your thoughts and comments below,  But first, check out the trailer to Killian and the Comeback Kids.

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Greg Vaughan Shares Farewell To DAYS & Scene Partner Arianne Zucker: “Never a Dull Moment, Laughing or Crying, She was the Party, Always with a smile!”

Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives had Eric Brady saying a sudden farewell to his loved ones before he departs Salem for Africa to help those in need.  That marks the on-screen departure of Daytime Emmy winner, Greg Vaughan who will last be seen on Wednesday’s episode.

As DAYS fans were aware, Greg wrapped his run months ago on the NBC daytime drama series, but since before the Covid-19 pandemic DAYS taped almost seven months ahead, Eric’s on-screen exit is airing this week.

Over the past two days, Vaughan took to his Instagram to share some sentiments, ‘thanks you’s’ and some photos of some of his favorite memories with his castmates expressing, “Seeing it’s the last week I’m airing on @nbcdays …I wanted to share some great captured memories this week with my incredible fans & castmates.”

The actor also posted a special photo album of pics with his longtime on-screen partner and love interest, Arianne Zucker (Nicole).  In that, he posted this message: “To my Ride or Die partner Ari!! Never a dull moment, laughing or crying, she was the party, always with a smile! Love ya #ERICOLE”

So, will you miss Ericole? Are you sad to see Greg exit Days on-screen? Share your thoughts via the comment section below … AND what were some of your favorite performances of Greg during his time on DAYS.

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