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Rob Scott Wilson Gives Special Shout-Out To Exiting DAYS Star Kate Mansi!



In 2015, one of the more memorable performances has to be that of Rob Scott Wilson in the role of Ben Weston on Days of our Lives.  As it turned out, hothead Ben turned out to be the Necktie Serial Killer in one of the most shocking and talked about storylines of last year in soaps.

Over many months, Rob shared many scenes just with Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux)!  First, as her viable love interest and fiance’, and then as a killer unhinged.

On Thursday, Rob took to social media to send his gratitude, applause, and thanks to Mansi, who announced her decision to leave the 50-year-old soap opera after five years in the role of Abby.

Rob tweeted: “I think we made ppl feel feelings.. Grateful to have walked the walk down Crazy Town w/ ya @KateMansi #growth”

So, what did you think of Rob’s message? What did you think of the work of Kate and Rob throughout the last six months of airshows on DAYS? Comment below!

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

Both actors so much improved toward the end of their storyline!


I wish they would bring RSW back as Ben’s twin brother. He was amazing.


I have to say, when Rob Wilson came on the show, he was a handsome hunk who seemed to be given little more to do than be angry and be supportive. Those were his two big emotions, and he was never asked via story to do any more than that. But after making him the necktie killer, the guy got to start stretching those acting muscles – and surprise! – he actually had some skills! And the further into the story we got, the more we got to see. Turns out, there was a pretty damn good actor waiting to get out the whole time. Sorry he only got to show how good an actor he was as part of his exit story, but glad he got to go out on a high note (well, in terms portraying an imbalanced serial killer).


Ron, as Ben, broke the monotony that was DOOL. And, through Ben’s tortured soul, so was Abby reincarnated as one self-assured, in-your-face-actress. A 10++++ to both.


Rob, not Ron.

Bil Thompson
Bil Thompson

Both actors showed tremendous growth and I really feel an attachment to Kate Mansi as Abigail – I don’t think a re-cast would be the same for me. But, actors who are very young feel that the time is right to seek other avenues of the entertainment field by their agents, and probably don’t want to be “trapped” into a role for too long a period of time.


I can see that. I hate to see Mansi or Abigail go. I can also see – like you are saying- where young actors want to move on. With only 4 soaps on now & the constant up & down threat of the genre dying, i’m sure they want to expand their resume while they can. And while I fall in love with actors portraying their roles, I also see how some actors that chose to stay in the same role for too long (instead of going & coming back, etc) seem to lose some of their skill. I guess it is easy to get comfortable & not grow.


I thought the Ben and Abigail characters really shown with the necktie killer episodes. Rob really did great towards the end, as well as Kate. I wish they were allowed to have more meat to their part early on. Is this Days final year because so many are leaving? I couldn’t bear NOT having the show to watch every day. I have been watching since 1973!


“feel feelings”? I guess that’s why he’s an actor and not a writer.

Anyway, he did improve once he got decent story. Although, I think Ben should have been arrested shirtless.


Maybe the actress who currently plays Ciara could take over the role of Abbi since she has such “deep” acting skills. *insert sarcasm here* What we need is a tornado to come by and sweep those horrible kid actors away….DAYSNADO!!!!


Vivian is one of the worst casting decisions they’ve made in the last few years.

But, Rob Wilson is another. Lots of people say he wasn’t given good material. Lots of actors on Days had crappy material and they did their best like Kate Mansi did with Abigail being wishy-washy and a liar. Rob just doesn’t have the acting chops. He was a boring hothead and tried embarrassingly hard as the Necktie Killer to be scary bad. The things he did were scary (trying to burn people alive) but he isn’t a good enough actor. Take that final scene with Ben and Clyde. He tried to cry for the whole episode. It was embarrassing just watching him. If the tears aren’t coming, don’t scrunch up your face for an hour.

James Lastovic and Kyler Pettis (hope I spelt that correctly) are decent actors. I don’t have an opinion on the new Belle yet.

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

I understand, Kathy, what you are saying, but he did show some growth as an actor as the character became menacing, and some of his fight scenes, particularly the one which landed Chad in the hospital were very realistic.
So, no, he’s not quite ready for a William Shakespeare play perhaps but I think he did all right with the role.
However I agree 100% regarding these Teen roles, and their atrocious dramatics. The gal playing Ciarra just isn’t convincing to me.
Am I the only one though I wonder who finds the scenes between Marlena and John to be….I don’t know, draggy at times and not that compelling?
I enjoyed the chemistry between Paige and JJ much more than I am watching him with Gaby – He seemed really, genuinely in love with Paige and torn about the affair with her mom. Right now, they need to develop some very strong storylines and STOP with the (what seems like) a revolving door of characters.

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Arianne Zucker Chats On Her Return; Days Stars Take To Daytime Emmy Red Carpet On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On an all-new episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast,  Arianne Zucker talks about her exciting return to the show, and once again being in front and center story following Nicole seeing the love of her life, Eric (Greg Vaughan) had attempted to move on in the love life department with Sarah (Linsey Godfrey), and then the shocking devastation at the death of her daughter, Holly.

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On the podcast with host Michael Fairman, Ari weighs-in on her most recently aired scenes, and talks about some of Nicole’s past wild storylines including; the infamous flesh eating bacteria storyline and when Nicole attempted to raise Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) baby as her own until the truth finally, finally came to light!

Then, Fairman takes you to the red carpet at the just completed 46th annual Daytime Emmys where he chats with some of the most notable residents of Salem including actors: Galen Gering (Rafe), Rob Scott Wilson (Ben), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Victoria Konefal (Ciara), Martha Madison (Belle), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and more.

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Make sure to check out the podcast one of two ways: 1) Go directly to iTunes here, or you can hear it on Salem.

Let us know what you think of Nicole’s return and Days’ night at the Daytime Emmys via the comment section below.

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Ron Carlivati Interview – Days of our Lives – 46th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet

Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati chats with Michael Fairman on the red carpet at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Carlivati and his writing team were nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series; an award they won last year.

Ron reveals to Michael that the reels submitted in the writing category were different than those submitted for Outstanding Drama Series; with the writing submissions centering around Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) wedding and her shooting … and then the aftermath in the hospital where Marlena’s children and John have to say goodbye to her fearing she will not pull through her medical crisis.

Later, Carlivati discusses how he has become more firmly entrenched in the land of Salem after being an ABC Daytime guy for most of his life; following writing for One Life to Live and General Hospital.

Watch the interview below.  Then let us know, what did you think of Ron’s choice for the writing award? Should DAYS have toppled Y&R on the strength of those reels? Comment below.

For more 46th annual Daytime Emmy Red Carpet and backstage interviews visit the Michael Fairman Channel here.

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46th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Video Interviews

Last weekend on Sunday May 5th and Friday May 3rd, the stars of daytime took to the red carpet at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards and Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

From the nominees, presenters, and cast members from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless plus favorites from Morning, Children’s and Talk Show programming, these ladies and gents were dressed to impress and on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of their peers and for a job well-done in the world of daytime programming.

Many of your favorites stopped to chat with the media, including Michael Fairman TV’s, host Michael Fairman, who has now posted all of his “46th Annual Daytime Red Carpet Emmy conversations” up on his You Tube Channel, The Michael Fairman Channel.

Make sure to “subscribe”, so you can get all the latest celebrity interviews, and more, if you have not done so before.

Here is the complete line-up of video interviews from the Daytime Emmy Red Carpet on The Michael Fairman Channel from last weekend.

You can click on their hyperlink below to take you directly to the video.

Then at the comment section below, you can let us know what was your favorite chatter on the red carpet!

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Days of our Lives

Ron Carlivati

Billy Flynn, Sal Stowers and Arianne Zucker

Marci Miller and Tyler Christopher

Galen Gering

Lauren Koslow

Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers

Eric Martsolf

Rob Scott Wilson

Greg Rikaart

Victoria Konefal

Ken Corday and Mary Beth Evans

Martha Madison

Thaao Penghlis and Leann Hunley

Olivia Rose Keegan

Suzanne Rogers

Stacy Haiduk and Thia Megia

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General Hospital

Maura West

Laura Wright

Steve Burton

Jon Lindstrom

Garren Stitt

Hayley Erin and Chloe Lanier

Eden McCoy

Max Gail and Vernee Watson

Chad Duell and Courtney Hope

Patricia Bethune

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Heather Tom

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

Don Diamont

Katherine Kelly Lang

Darin Brooks and Kelly Kruger

Wayne Brady

Annika Noelle

Brad and Colleen Bell

Ashley Jones

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The Young and the Restless

Bryton James

Mishael Morgan

Beth Maitland

Cait Fairbanks

Victoria Rowell

Zach Tinker

Sasha Calle

Hunter King

Kate Linder

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Daytime Stars and Digital Series

Abby Cadabby and Elmo – Sesame Street

Kathie Lee Gifford

Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron

Sean Samuels – Giants

Gregori Martin and Wendy Riche – The Bay

Lauren Lake – Paternity Court

John Michael Higgins – America Says

Check out a few of our red carpet interviews below.

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