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Patrick Muldoon Interview on his return to DAYS, Christie Clark & on-screen mom, Lauren Koslow!

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Wow time has flown by. It has been 16 years since Patrick Muldoon has been on Days of our Lives! The actor who made such an impact as the original Austin Reed joined DAYS in 1992, stayed for three years, then left the soap to go on to other phases of his career including a role on the hit nighttime soap, Melrose Place… and from there went onto work on a music and film projects.

Now as part of the Salem reboot, DAYS is bringing home Muldoon and his co-star, Christie Clark (Carrie) to re-ignite and re-establish Austin and Carrie onto the Salem canvas.  Watch for the key September 26th episode for your first glimpse of the uber-popular duo.  We caught up with Patrick on the set of DAYS to get his thoughts on his return, and what we, the viewers, can look forward, too.

Was it a difficult decision to come back? Were you at all concerned reviving the role of Austin Reed so many years later? I read in your TV Guide interview that you had many projects going on in different facets of your career.

PATRICK: The TV Guide interview was live and Christie and I were kind of riffing off of each other.  But no, it was not a difficult decision to come back. Let me clarify: I have always done four things at once; I am a multi-tasker. Now DAYS is the foundation for me, first and foremost.  But I am part of a production company, and so you really only need a cell phone to do that kind of work anyway.  I never knew why I was going into the office. You have the internet these days, so you can take care of stuff. And, the music side of things is on hold right now as far as my band, The Sleeping Masses. But I am going to go in and cut a solo record pretty soon. However, right now for this first couple of months, and to get my feet underneath me and reacclimate, DAYS is all I am doing and it’s got to be that way.

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Other than the fact that Austin Peck last played Austin, are you coming back as the same Austin as far as his character traits? Or, does he have some very new and specific problems?

PATRICK: He is coming to Salem and he is not as good looking! (Laughs) Obviously, I can’t reveal to much of anything, but people will be tuning back into DAYS to see the relationships that they know and those relationships collide, and that is what good soap opera is and what life is often about.  These characters run into those characters, you know what I mean. But Sami is Sami, Austin is Austin, and there is that history, and so I had to get filled in on what happened since I left.  And, so much has happened since I left (laughs) so you can’t really play that, you kind of have to play what is new.  The good thing is DAYS fans are getting familiar faces, and the fans are getting faces they have not seen in awhile. But they are definitely not doing the same story.   It’s the same characters and their same relationships, but I am saying the circumstances are much different.  We come into Salem and we deal with a lot immediately!

With Christie Clark (Carrie), the two of you were considered by many a true supercouple of Salem.  Were you completely aware of your huge popularity during your first go-round at DAYS?

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PATRICK: I don’t think we were really aware of it as much while we are on the show.  I think I became aware of how popular we were five years after I left the show, and then ten years after I left the show. And no matter what I was doing, whether I was in a musical meeting, or a production meeting as a producer, or if I was doing a movie, I would introduce myself and go, “Hi, I’m Pat.” And they would say, “No. You’re not. You’re Austin!” That has never left. So I guess Austin and Carrie were a supercouple, unless that goes for all the couples on DAYS, I don’t know.  We were definitely popular enough to be asked back, and so we were both really grateful for that.

What would you say about Christie? And, the differences between her… and ever-sweet Carrie Brady?

PATRICK: She is fun and Christie is a very specific “thing”…there is only one Christie Clark. (Laughs)  I would say there is a lot of Christie in Carrie, but also that Carrie has a good moral fiber to her and Austin has a good moral fiber to him. That is why those characters relate well to one another. But as far as Christie and Patrick, we have good moral fiber to us too, but we have other sides to us.  Christie is a little wilder than Carrie.  Patrick is a little wilder than Austin.  How’s that? (Laughs)

And let’s not forget you have a hot mama in Salem in Lauren Koslow, who plays Kate! Last time you were in Salem, Deborah Adair was playing her!  How is it playing in scenes with the delicious Ms. Koslow?

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PATRICK: My God.  She is amazing. Deborah Adair was beautiful back when I was here last. Recently, I just had scenes with Lauren for the first time. I had to stop for a moment and towel off, because I was sweating so much. The studio was hot because the air conditioning was broken, but I also think it had to do with Lauren.  I said, “That’s my mom? C’mon!”  I would have to be in therapy for years if that was my mother!  (Laughs)

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I was never a fan of Austin and Carrie didn’t see them as a supercouple just a thorne in SAmi’s side! I would rather they kept Chloe, Dario then go this route! I’m not a fan of reruns!!!!!!! I want the show to move forward with new characters instead of re-hashing the past! They will not keep me watching the show if my favorite characters slowing disappear! Nor will John and Marlena!

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Carrie and Austin are most definitely a supercouple! I am very much looking forward to seeing them return. They and John and Marlena are my favourite Days couples of all time. So glad the new writers brought them back! I haven’t watched Days in years but am coming back full time because of the returning veterans. Days hasn’t been Days in years, you know what I mean? I am glad the show is going back to its roots with familiar characters and couples we love!

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Kristian Alfonso Shares Upcoming Role In V.C. Andrews Lifetime Movie Event Series, ‘All That Glitters’ and ‘Hidden Jewel’

Days of our Lives favorite, Kristian Alfonso (Ex-Hope) has joined Marilu Henner, Richard Harmon, Jennifer Laporte , and Evan Roderick in the cast of Lifetime’s four-movie V.C. Andrews event focused on the Landry family.

In V.C. Andrews’s All that Glitters and Hidden Jewel ( the 3rd and 4th installments) Alfonso will appear in the the Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28 editions, airing at 8 p.m. ET.

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Kristian takes on the role of Gladys Tate, the mother of Ruby Landry’s childhood sweetheart who will move heaven and earth to keep the two apart.

The actress took to her Instagram to share the casting news and her upcoming appearances: “I’m so #happy #🎆 I can finally share this with #you all 🙂 @lifetimetv #vcandrews see #you also in #😉 #march . I hear there’s a #storm #coming ! #💃🏻 #😘”

Interestingly enough, and has previously announced, another daytime favorite Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R) will be featured in the first two films of the V.C. Andrews series on March 20 and 21st, Ruby and Pearls in the Mist.

It will be great to see Alfonso in a more, what appears to be, villainess turn! So, will you be checking out Kristian in her upcoming role? Comment below.

 

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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‘Queen Sugar’ Gets Season 6 Renewal by OWN; Ahead of its Season 5 Premiere

A month before its 5th season is set to bow, Queen Sugar has been renewed for its sixth season by OWN as it was announced on Thursday.  The first of its 10 episode season will drop on February 16th.

Set in rural Louisiana and the fictional community of St. Josephine, the series focuses on the trio of Bordelon siblings, played by Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Rutina Wesley and Kofi Siriboe, and their extended family.  Days of our Lives favorite, Greg Vaughan (Ex-Eric), has been previously recurring on the show in the role of Calvin.

Queen Sugar creator Ava DuVernay said of the pick-up to Deadline: “What a joy and an honor to continue the stories of Queen Sugar.  On behalf of every producer, editor, costumer, grip, writer, cast member and all departments involved in making this series, we’re delighted to delve into a sixth season and to bring our beautiful audience more of the Bordelon family.”

After having to shut down production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it gave DuVernay time to retool the series remaining season episode and to incorporate the pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter protests of last summer and the general election. Production on Season 5 of the series did not begin until September of last year and ran till December 2020.

In a statement, Oprah Winfrey shared: “The way Ava creates space to allow these characters to embody real-world experiences is television at its finest and we are proud to continue this ground-breaking series. I hear from so many people that they see themselves in the Bordelon family, and my hope is that through this kind of storytelling the hearts and minds of people are opened for a deeper understanding and empathy of one another.”

Greg Vaughan shared via Instagram on the renewal: “Let’s GO!!! 🎉💥🎉💥@queensugarown @warnerbrostv #QS6 #breakingnews”

So, glad to know there will be plenty of  Queen Sugar to go around? Comment below.

 

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