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On World Cancer Day: Kassie DePaiva Reveals She Is Cancer Free; Kristen Alderson Shares Heartfelt Message On Her Brother Eddie

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Saturday is World Cancer Day, and on this day when all of us can join forces to make a difference in the battle against this disease, but two soap stars shared some personal news and messages that will mean so much to their colleagues and their legions of fans.

First, the beloved Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair, OLTL and Eve, DAYS) took to Twitter to share some wonderful news: “Today is #WorldCancerDay and I’m grateful I can say I am cancer free. To all of you who battle cancer…fight on! Trust the journey!”  DePaiva had revealed back in August 2016  on her website that she has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Second, Kristen Alderson, (who played Kassie’s daughter Starr Manning on OLT:, before moving over to GH to eventually become the role of Kiki) shared how proud she was of her brother Eddie Alderson (Ex-Matthew, OLTL) who has been undergoing chemo for Hodgkins Lymphoma via her Instagram account.

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On World Cancer Day Kristen expressed: “On November 11th my family and I heard the word no one ever wants to hear. I always had great compassion when I heard that someone was suffering with Cancer, but you truly don’t know the feeling until it hits you or your family. Being with my brother @eddiealderson every step through his journey has been and continues to be the biggest honor. I have learned sooo much. It has been the most terrifying, yet insanely inspiring experience we’ve ever faced. My prayers, love, sympathy, amazement, and awe goes out to anyone that has or has ever had cancer or has a loved one with cancer. We are all in this together.”

Please send your well-wishes to Kassie, and Kristen and Eddie in the comment section below!

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Tina F. Gray
Tina F. Gray

Oh Kassie!!!! So relieved about you! Been wondering. And Eddie……… I think of you often and hope that you are going through this easily. I hope it will be over soon with the greatest outcome – CURED!!!!

P. McMahon
P. McMahon

I was a fan of Kassie and the Aldersons all the years they performed on OLTL, but now I admire them for their courage and strength in the face of cancer! You are all awesome!

Karen Rosen
Karen Rosen

Kassie I am soooooooooooo happy for you.
Eddie keep fightng !

Lauren
Lauren

Wonderful news for Kassie and prayers and good energy sent out to Eddie and actually anyone and everyone having or knowing someone w/this disease

Iakovos
Iakovos

Amen!

Lucycohengasparian
Lucycohengasparian

Hello. My prayers are with eddie. May the lord jesus heal him. I myself am a cancer survivor. I had ovarian cancer and uterian cancer. I thank God everyday of my life for giving me my health back. Im.very greatfull. As for kassie im so happy for her . may the Lord Jesus bless her and family and also kristen and her family.

Patrick
Patrick

My Lady is forevermore afire

@Ron Carlivati… Ms. Kassie DePaiva is ready to return

let’s see the Donovan Woman return in full force

God Bless

MARY E
MARY E

yesss blair and the original kiki are needed!! and aunt vicki and dorian!! ! glad to hear Kassie is fine and always best wishe
s for Eddie!!

Ray
Ray

Attention Days of our Lives and General Hospital: Bring her back as Eve or Blair.

Nicole
Nicole

Being a cancer survivor this all hits home for me. My prayers and love to all

Catherine Climpson
Catherine Climpson

Dear Kassie,

I am so happy to hear the news that you are Cancer free!!!! Thank God and God bless you; that is the best news that I have heard this year. Thank God; you must have great faith to go through this and come out Cancer free!!!!!!! 🙂 I am hoping to see you back on T.V. soon; maybe you can come to General Hospital.

Take good care,

Love,

Catherine Climpson

Catherine Climpson
Catherine Climpson

Dear Eddie,

I just want you to know that I am praying for God to heal you completely. You are young and strong and I am sure that you will be healed. I loved you on One Life to Live, and hope to see you on another soap; maybe General Hospital.

Take good care,

God bless you,

Catherine Climpson

Joe McGlinchey
Joe McGlinchey

Dear Kassie:

This is such tremendous news..i have been praying and wish you all the best to you and Eddie too. ..He may have a long journey but he has family and you PLUS so many gans.praying.for him too. Just like we were for you. I have M.S. and believe me having friends and family truly does help a lot.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Congratulations Kassie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew you and your beautiful family would make it through. As always, you remain in my prayers.

After watching Kristen and Eddie grow up before our eyes on One Life to Live, I feel like you are my children. Constant prayers and healing energy go out to you Eddie. Stay strong. You too will beat this.

Rose
Rose

Cassie you’ve always been one of my favorites. I am so happy for that you have been able to work your way back to good health. On a personal note you good news means even more to me today. I have been out of commission with some rare, exotic ailment that just popped up a couple of weeks ago. It been emergency to a current hospital stay. Having no tv or iPad (until) yesterday to hear the news let me think a lot. Only thing I want to say on this story (and I’m sure Cassie and Kristin would agree), thank our lucky stars for the angels in the health care system that get us through these things from doctors, nurses to cleaning staff…of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

On another note, everyone deserves being able to get decent health care, and curses on those who are fighting it. And those worried about “the others” should understand many are making great contributions to the UNITED States, not just a nation some seem to want to be one tribe.

Rose
Rose

PS…should have said “decent, affordable healthcare.”

Linda
Linda

My best wishes for both of these fine actors. I didnt know about their illnesses. God Bless!

patti
patti

my ❤ n support n

Anne Jones
Anne Jones

I am so thankful that Kassie is cancer free. I was surprised to read about Eddie, he is so young. I was 35 when I had kidney cancer and I remember nurses, etc. saying that same thing to me, that I was so young. I guess it is good to remember that cancer can hit you at any age. What a wonderful sister you are, Kristen to your brother! Miss seeing all of you! Am still upset every time I see “The Talk” come on ABC at 2:00 p.m. I just have to turn the tv off! God Bless you all!

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

My ten year anniversary of being cancer free is less than a month away. I think it was harder on my family then it was on me.

To all who are healing and their families and loved ones, I wish you a speedy and full recovery.

Janet
Janet

This is such great news to hear about Cassie. I was just looking her up yesterday and hoping to hear something about how she was doing. Sending prayers for continued success. Also sending Eddie prayers to beat this and have strength.

Shari
Shari

God Bless Kassie, I am so happy for you. Prayers for Eddie

Robin From East Tennessee
Robin From East Tennessee

Much Love to you Kassie, and to Eddie! Great news! Cancer has hit my family hard, lost many loved ones to that beast. Keep on Rockin’ and get well soon Eddie Alderson! Love to you all!

Sally
Sally

Dear Eddie, Kristen. Eddie I know that you can beat this awful disease. I say that only because I’ve had two different kinds of cancer and with the grace of God I’m hear on this side of the grass. You are many yrs younger than me. I will pray for you . God Bless and i’d love to hear about your progress.

Muriel
Muriel

I am so happy to hear you are now cancer free Cassie. I am praying for you Eddie to also win your battle of cancer.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Congratulations Kassie DePaiva! This is excellent news, after losing a sister to the dreaded disease two months ago. Early detection is so important.

Lindley Pablo
Lindley Pablo

My uncle had leukemia in 1996 and was the only guy out of 4 other guys who survived his bone marrow transplant. On December 9, 2009 my Uncle Chris lost his battle with oral cancer. He had Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Lisa Z
Lisa Z

Great news, Kassie! Eddie, I hope you beat cancer very soon and I am so glad that you have such a caring sister to support you. Eddie, I especially loved the Thanksgiving OLTL episode that you narrated.

boes
boes

That’s wonderful, wonderful news for the terrific KdP – such a class act, always. And the same for Matthew Alderson, my heartfelt wishes that everything turns out okay for him.

Wonderful folks, all around.

Susan Aderhold
Susan Aderhold

I’m thrilled that you are cancer free, Kassie. You’ve been in my thoughts since I learned of your diaignosis. Would love to hear you sing in person again and definitely on TV!

Susan Aderhold
Susan Aderhold

Wishing the best for you, Eddie.

Denise
Denise

All the best. Wishing the best for all in their fight against this deadly disease. Keep the faith.

PF
PF

Great news about Kassie (and I’m wishing Eddie Alderson all the best for his recovery). I hope that one of the first things Ron does as DOOL’s new HW is bring her (and Eve) back to Salem.

janet
janet

As all others have said. Only good thoughts and prayers go out to any and all who have or are battling cancer. We out here are wishing only the best for all of you. .keep fighting.

dg
dg

Well wishes are not enough for me. I am going to pray.
Dear Lord Jesus we come before your courts with thanksgiving and praise.

We lift up Eddie Alderson to you today. We know that your word says the very hairs on his head are numbered and known by you. We also know that you have known him before the foundation of the world.

His cancer diagnosis was a shock to him and his family. But you know all things and you made a provision for him and the healing of his mortal physical body by the stripes beaten on your back before you made the long walk to Calvary’s cross where you gave your life for Eddie and us all.

By your sovereign will and the authority of your name we ask that you would show Eddie your provision for his healing. We ask that your Holy Spirit would touch him from his flesh to the inner most core of his being. In the name of Jesus we take authority over the spirit of death which we call cancer. We know that all things are subject to your name and limitless authority. We command it to flee and for his health to be restored that he may give you the praise and glory to which you are entitled if it be your will Lord Jesus.
By your spirit we ask that you bring comfort to his sister his parents his friends and his millions of fans as we keep vigil over him during this painful journey.
We know that you are the comforter the prince of peace and the mighty God.
Bring the peace that passes all understanding to Eddie and his loved ones today.

In the eternally powerful limitlessly- loving and spotlessly righteous name of Jesus Christ the Lord of all we pray.Amen.

God bless Eddie, his family and his fans!

dg
dg

So glad Kassie is healthy. Believers out there please lets agree in prayer for Eddie. He is a very special guy. God bless him, his family and fans.

Darlene Hoover
Darlene Hoover

Keep the faith in God and the wonderful brilliant research ers that one day the word cancer will no longer exist, God bless all of you.

Darlene Hoover
Darlene Hoover

Prayers to all, God bless

Susan from Brooklyn, n.y.
Susan from Brooklyn, n.y.

What can I say that hasn’t been said already. Prayers go out to all of you and your families. Stay strong and positive! !!!

blake
blake

Wonderful news! When she feels up to it I hope to see her back on Days and/or GH again!

And prayers to Matthew too!!!

Celia
Celia

So happy for you, Kassie…love you; miss you and God Bless.
The same goes for you, Eddie. Stay strong!!!! Believe!!!!

John Gordon
John Gordon

I am glad to hear she is doing better – treatments have improved dramatically over the years for this illness.

GemmaG
GemmaG

So happy to hear of Kassie’s good news! Today’s medicine is amazing! And to Eddie – Hang in there kiddo – you are young and strong and will be fine!

xmascarol
xmascarol

God Bless you Cassie.I think of you all the time my prayers and thoughts are with you.

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Grab the hankies as Days of our Lives pays tribute to the late Peggy McCay and her beloved character of Caroline Brady next week on the long-running NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers know, McCay passe away over six months ago in October of 2018, and now fans will see how the show will deal with the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.  Back for special episodes include Christie Clark (Carrie) who came back to Los Angeles to film the memorial from her home in England, while Alison Sweeney (Sami) also makes another emotional return to the series, as does Brandon Beemer (Shawn-Douglas).

Look for Caroline’s family and dearest friends to all come together at the Brady Pub via an Irish-Catholic wake,

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As previewed in this week’s Soap Opera Digest, Sweeney related on coming back for this special moment in DAYS history to honor McCay:  “I think the script was written so beautifully with everyone having a chance to honor her and say nice things about Caroline that reminded us all of the things about Peggy, things we had done with her, or moments we had with her.”

Check out the latest promo featuring the death of Caroline below, then let us know, if you will be watching this emotional episode featuring many Days of our Lives favorites in the comment section, and if you will miss Caroline Brady on-screen, and what she meant to the Brady’s and the town of Salem.

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The latest installment of of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is out now featuring conversations and segments with three of the popular stars of the long-running daytime drama series.

First, host Michael Fairman chants with Matthew Ashford for a return visit and six-month check-in since he first returned to DAYS as the beloved Jack Deveraux but with a twist!  Yup, Dr. Rolf got a hold of the guy, and he has amnesia.

Now after this return, he is won the mayoral race in Salem, placed Eve Donovan (Kassie DePaiva) as the police commissioner, and is trying to get Haley (Thia Megia) deported out of the country in the immigration storyline, even though his son, JJ (Casey Moss) is in love with the young woman.  In the meantime, Jack is upsetting his family and loved ones with his latest personality change, while Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) hopes somehow she get still get through to her one true love, so he remember his past.  On the podcast, Matt dives into all of it.

Later in a dressing room, segment, Camila Banus (Gabi) and Freddie Smith (Sonny)  chat about working on the show, with each other, and some other fun tidbits as they catch up.  And as viewers know, Gabi and Sonny, as well as Will (Chandler Massey) all have a unique and special relationship with one another.

To listen to the podcast go to iTunes to download or you can head over to NBC.com/InsideSalem and listen there as well.

Now, let us know in the comment section below; how you are liking the current machinations of Jack, and if you prefer him with Eve, or are you still hoping for a reunion with Jennifer?

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DAYS Arianne Zucker, Stacy Haiduk & Paul Telfer Talk On Masks, Villainy & Their Wildest Storyline Yet

Take three great actors, add a prosthetic mask into the equation, and let them have at it! That’s just what NBC’s Days of our Lives is in the midst of serving up to its fans with this latest plot device and twist.  Last week, it was revealed that the nefarious Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) is alive and well and pretending to be Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) donning a mask, a voice alternating device, and some other body tweaks!  The goal …  to be with Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) and she will do anything to accomplish that!

Enter Xander (Paul Telfer) who has been in the thick of the plot being the only one we know of, so far, who knows that Kristen is parading around as Nicole.  They hatch their next moves inside a room at the Salem Inn.  They even went so far as to set it up to appear that Nicole’s daughter, Holly was killed, so she could blame Eric (Greg Vaughan) and cause a break-up of the long-suffering lovebirds and play it off as she needs to be consoled by Brady!

Michael Fairman TV chatted in an entertaining and wickedly funny interview with Arianne Zucker, Stacy Haiduk, and Paul Telfer to get the lowdown on what happened when they learned they would be wearing or working with a mask, how they pulled off the emotions in the storyline twist, and what to look forward to from here.  Under the clever pen of head writer, Ron Carlivati looks for the hits and twists to keep coming as this storyline continues to rock the world of Salem for some time to come.  Here’s what Arianne, Stacy, and Paul had to say about their latest on-screen predicaments and schemes!

Ari, at what point did you know that you really weren’t Nicole … and that you were Kristen playing Nicole?

ARIANNE:  I actually didn’t find out until a little bit after the van went off the road in the storyline; thinking it was Holly who was killed.  Sometimes, the less I know makes it fresher, and I think if I had known before those scenes, and the scenes with Eric (Greg Vaughan), and when I first came back, I would have had a little too much Kristen on my mind, and I don’t know if I could have been as raw as I felt in those scenes.  So, anyway that’s my long explanation.  I found out after I started back on the show! (Laughs)

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Additionally, did you have a conversation with Stacy about certain mannerisms hat Kristen has if you’re “masquerading” as Nicole?

ARIANNE:  Our co-executive producer, Albert Alaar had talked to me about watching Stacy because everything was happening fast.  Stacy and I really hadn’t had a chance to even talk to each other even from the last round of me being thereI remember Stacy was inundated with dialogue up the wazoo when I came back for that twelve-episode arc.  So, because of all of that, Albert said, “Watch Stacy! Watch her mannerisms, watch what she does,” and then I’ll throw a little Ari in it.  I just hope that I do as good of a job as Stacy does.

Paul, you and I talked about this on the NBC ‘Inside Salem’ podcast, when we played back for you (for the first time) the clip of Kristen taking off her Nicole mask.  Xander had the perfect set-up line for the reveal: “The part of Nicole Walker is being played by Kristen DiMera!”  Did you not have a good laugh doing that scene?  How did you get through doing that moment?

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PAUL:  Oh, yeah, I was laughing my ass off the whole time.  This is an insane storyline with masks and doppelgängers.  But, it looks great on-screen, and that way it’s edited.  So, I was really happy.

STACY:  There was one moment when Nicole would hold steady to unfold the neck.   So, Ari started that to the point where I’m pulling it off completely.  I think it’s cool.  It’s “Mission Impossible”.  How nice!

PAUL:  That’s what I going to say.  If Tom Cruise can make a hundred million dollars doing this stuff …

STACY:  … then, we can do it!

ARIANNE:  Right?  We can make a quarter of a quarter of a quarter of a quarter of that.

STACY:  We’ll make it look good!

What is the real deal between Xander and Kristen?  They are conspiring and in cahoots, but there’s this underlying sexual tension between them.  I think Xander respects Kristen in a way, because she can one-up him!

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PAUL:  I think every character who Xander has interacted with who isn’t a member of his family, he’s trying to either get something from, or get into bed with, and he can’t really do either with Kristen, because she’s crazier and more dangerous that he is up until this point.  That’s certainly the way that it feels.  The way Stacy plays it, she is not to be messed around with. Honestly, I think that turns him on.

STACY:  Yeah, there you go.  That sounds good. (Laughs)

PAUL:  I mean, it makes sense.  Just like, “Wait a minute.  This is a bit spicier than I’m used to,” so, he’s excited, but at the same time he knows which side his bread is buttered on, and he doesn’t want her to murder him!  (Laughs)

STACY:  Well said.  I like that. (Laughs)

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So, what does Kristen think of Xander at this point?

PAUL:  That, he’s a useful idiot.

STACY:  She actually needs him to go out into the world because she can’t leave.  When she does, she has to leave as Nicole, and then it becomes a whole other storyline.

PAUL:  It’s fun because Kristen is actually the boss, and Xander is convinced that they’re actually partners and that becomes our whole dynamic where she’s treating him as her lackey, but he’s like, “No, we’re partners, because I know your secret.”  Then, it becomes kind of a bargaining chip between the mask and all of that.  It’s so crazy because certain evil characters when they come back, they have to come back in disguise; whereas Xander’s always quite happy to be just jogging through town square with his shirt off after holding someone ransom or kidnapping a baby like, “Ah, whatever.”

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Arianne, it’s been awhile since you got to play the villainess side of Nicole, and with this return to DAYS you get to play that side of her as well, even though it’s really Kristen. Do you enjoy playing the bad girl?

ARIANNE:  Stacy and I were just saying today that you have these conversations about the villain character, (and Paul, I’m sure you’ve felt a lot of this too) people hate you or they love to hate you, and you’re like, “Hey, it’s a good thing because I’m doing my job if you hate me,” but in order for the storyline to move, you’ve got to have a villain.  Nicole used to be kind of villain-ish but playing someone like Kristen who is such a valued villain on this show is just … oh, my God!

Stacy and Paul, what do you think is the most heinous thing your characters have done so far?

STACY:  The most heinous?  (Laughs). Wow.  You know what’s funny is that she’s done all of these things, and I don’t think she thinks what she does is bad.

PAUL:  It’s so funny because you totally would expect her to be like, “The other characters are evil.  We’re the good guys!”

STACY:  I mean honestly, so she kidnapped Nicole, and took her baby.  There’s Marlena and the window.  I mean, it’s hard when she’s done all of these crazy, horrible things.  I’ve just really enjoyed playing her because she’s smart, she’s sassy, she’s this brilliant, deviant person who just wants one thing, and there’s one thing on her mind, and everything else gets in her way.

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Is the one thing Brady?

STACY:  Brady, Brady, Brady, and I think even Xander has to repeat it over and over again.  We were playing in rehearsal, and I think I had him do that.  I don’t remember the line, but I said something, and he goes, “Brady Black,” and I go, “Say it again,” just because I want to hear him say it again.  That’s her driving force.

What did Greg Vaughan and Eric Martsolf say when they found out about what the twist was?  Did you tell them?  How did they find out?

ARIANNE:  Well, Eric Martsolf always has a great chuckle.  He has a great laugh, and I think Greg Vaughan just stared at me for a minute.  Then, I told him about the mask process … about making the mask …. and how I thought I was going to pass out and die.  (Laughs)

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Is putting on the mask an extremely weird experience?  How long does it take to put on? 

STACY:  About an hour?  It’s quick, and I thought we were going to suffocate when we were under that because I’ve never done my whole face before, but I’ve done body things. Make-up department is like, “You’re going to be fine.”  It was heavy too, really heavy.

ARIANNE:  Yeah, and because it’s so heavy, after a while, it starts to pull your skin down a little bit, and you’re like, “No, no!” (Laughs)

Did anybody else go running around with the mask on?

PAUL:  Oh yeah.  Everybody!

I knew it!

ARIANNE:  How could you not?

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So, what is the relationship between the real Nicole and Xander, which we saw play out before her death?

PAUL:  She’s my wife!

So, Xander sees Nicole as his wife?

PAUL:  I’m happy to give Xander’s perspective on Nicole, and then Arianne can feel free to correct it.  (Laughs)

ARIANNE:  Alright, that sounds good.

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PAUL:  The way I’ve tried to handle it over the years in our ins and outs of this failed romance is that they’ve saddled poor Arianne with: this psycho chasing after her, and kidnapping her and her baby, and whisking her off to foreign lands – and also to Nashville.  When Xander first came into town, before they decided to make him a total psychopath, it was all working nicely, and Nicole wasn’t really on the up and up with Xander, and she wasn’t really honest about what her intentions were.  Meanwhile, Xander was involved in all of this chicanery with Serena, so once that metastasized into full-blown evil, and Nicole was aware of this, it shifted from, “I just really wanted to take this girl to the movies,” to, “Well, I guess I have to kill her now.”  (Laughs)  So, I think he’s just been playing that out ever since.  “Well, if I can’t date her, and if she won’t love me, then I guess I just have to torture her for the rest of her days.”  I think now on the other side of her supposed death, I think Xander has probably reconciled that his twisted romantic notions, or torture, or whatever he was doing with Nicole, is probably over, and he’s moving on to greener, more alive pastures like Sarah.  To be fair, I do think they’ve purposely made it confusing.  Not just for the audience, but for us.  There’s a real sense of, “Am I playing this to Nicole as Kristen, or do you want me to play this just to Nicole?”  Very often they just go, “No, just play it to Nicole,” because it’s funnier if for Xander it just occasionally slips his mind because she looks just like Nicole.  I’m kissing her… like he’s just enjoying the fact that he can.  “I never really got to kiss Nicole much, but this is Nicole’s face, so I’m going to.”  (Laughs)

ARIANNE:  That’s hilarious.

Ari, what would you say is their relationship?

ARIANNE:  Well, I’m certainly not as long-winded as that.  (Laughs)

PAUL:  He’s a creep!

ARIANNE:  He is a creep.  What cracks me up coming from Nicole is, “Ew, what a jerk.  He’s so gross.  Yuck, yuck!”  Like, really?  You’re not going to make that one work, huh Nicole?  When you reach that far back to the history of Xander and Nicole, it doesn’t have a lot of depth for the two characters because the next thing you know he’s trying to kill her and Eric.  It’s like that scary online dating when you go on one date and it didn’t work out because that guy is going to kill you.

PAUL:  Xander is like the ultimate bad Tinder date.

ARIANNE:  Totally. (Laughs)

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That is classic.  The bad Tinder date.  That’s basically it.  Xander also apparently feels bad for Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) as she is having her bout with alcoholism.  Is that correct?

PAUL:  Yeah, I’m actually excited to see some of that stuff.  It was great doing it because I love Suzanne to bits.  I was very afraid of ruining Xander by making him too nice, but at the same time when I was first brought on to Days, I wasn’t offered a villain role originally.  Xander morphed into a more severe villain than I’d been led to believe he would be, and it happened quite quickly.  So, I’m actually quite happy to right the ship a little bit back towards he’s bad but he has some occasional glimmers of goodness in him.  So, Maggie really represents that because she’s actually quite nice to him and nurturing in a way that no other character on the show is.  When she has her dalliance with alcohol, he’s one of the few people who doesn’t judge her for it, and we finally get a little bit of Xander’s back story.  I’m actually excited to see those scenes because they felt nice to do, so hopefully they come across well.

Stacy, how did you track this storyline, when Arianne would be playing Kristen as Nicole? 

STACY:  Well if I didn’t get the script, I didn’t know about it.  So, if I wasn’t in the script that time, then I would be looking at Paul going, “What are we talking about?” and then, Ari had obviously already shot those scenes, so they were written for me, so I’m like, “What did I do?  What did I do?” It’s just scenes between Xander and Kristen at the Salem Inn.  Occasionally, you’d get somebody knocking at the door, but then I’d have to quickly put on my mask. (Laughs)

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So, Ari did you ever have to go to Stacy to get tips about Kristen’s past or anything?

ARIANNE:  It was all about the future moving forward.  I think old, former Nicole had some crazy similarities with current Kristen because it felt kind the same as pulling some things from what she used to do … you know, just a couple of crazy chicks in one crazy character. (Laughs).

The other big part of this is Rolf’s diary that Xander has in his possession.  Is Kristen in cahoots with him on that?  Is she trying to get that from him?

STACY:  I think she is.

PAUL:  Yeah, that’s when she starts to get mad at him; when she realizes that he’s not just being her underling and he’s off scurrying around with his own agenda in the meantime.

ARIANNE:  He’s manipulating and doing his own thing.

PAUL:  I use it to start manipulating Eve (Kassie DePaiva).

So, what would you say to the fans to look forward to?  “You never know who you’re talking to on DAYS?” “Gird your masks?”

ARIANNE:  I definitely think fans know that’s not Nicole the way she is.  And, you never know who is going to give you a shot in the butt and turn you into somebody else.

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Well, that’s true.  You never know.  One day they’re going to tell you that you’re playing Julie today! (Laughs)

ARIANNE: “Today the character of Julie will be played by…”

STACY: “… you will never guess by whom!”

PAUL:  This was fun.  This is a fun way to do it.  Let’s all do all of our interviews together moving forward!

So, what have you thought of the plot twist? What do you think of the Nicole mask and the performances and comments made here by Arianne, Stacy, and Paul? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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