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Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans Day of DAYS Video Interview: Stayla Proposal, The Eye Patch, James Lastovic, Emmys!

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During this past weekend’s Day of DAYS 2016, On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman chatted with one of the all-time great DAYS supercouple, Patch and Kayla, played by Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans.

During the conversation, the trio talked about Steve’s proposal to Kayla, and how the fans were looking forward to seeing that moment on air.  Mary Beth related why it played so sweetly to the audience, “He’s (Steve) had been trying really, really diligently for so long!”

As for if Stephen ever gets frustrated with constantly having to wear an eye-patch, he noted: “I don’t mind the patch at all. Sometimes it’s irritating, but I love the patch.  It’s unique.”

Mary Beth chimed in on why Stayla is so popular all these years later: “I think the way the writing has been they have let us grow as people. We didn’t have to fall in love again like we did in our 20’s, and Albert Alaar (co-executive producer, DAYS) who is amazing, wanted to see a relationship between people who have known each other a long time, and how that evolves.” But overall, it all comes back to how great Stephen and Mary Beth are together on-screen. Evans added,”We have a great connection.”

So if Patch and Kayla eventually tie the knot, will it be marital bliss?  Stephen answered: “It’s a soap opera.  What do you think? (Laughs).”

When the interview turned to the casting of their on-screen son, Joey, played by James Lastovic, Stephen reveals he saw James audition tape with Mary Beth, and thought he was terrific.  Later, when talk turned to the Daytime Emmys, Mary Beth realized it’s her turn to host the ladies luncheon with the upcoming nominated lead actresses, since she is the defending champion category.

Watch Stephen and Mary Beth’s interview after the jump.  Then let us know; what was your favorite part of it in the comment section below!

 

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Hi Michael, Thank you so much for this interview with Mary Beth Evans and Stephen NIchols. They have been my favorite actors since 1986. They are two of the most genuine people and have such respect and love for one another it is a pleasure to witness. I love how they can laugh with one another and the ease they have with one another. I have had the good fortune of meeting them a couple of times. I am always so nervous but they are just so nice. You asked great questions too. I truly hope Steve and Kayla finally… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Totally agree with your sentiments–love me some Kayla and Patch. Forever and ever, Amen!

Scoma60
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Scoma60

Michael, you have the best job! Your joy is palpable.

Stayla Forever!

Patrick
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Patrick

I know.. right

between Michael Fairman and CNN Anthony Bourdain

they have the best jobs… and it shows

i’m more partial to ( because I love food ) Anthony Bourdain because he travels to exotic foreign lands… and EATS and imbibes and …. like MF make their subject FUN , interesting, and always entertaining

Liz K
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Liz K

I love these two- my all time faves. This was such a fun interview to watch. You asked the perfect questions.
thanks !

ML
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ML

Love them! Still my favorite couple. My all time favorite couple. They are so cute here. The Ava and Finn bit was very funny. I hope they are allowed to be happy for as long as the show is on the air.

Connie
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Connie

Been watching these two from the beginning. I just love the two of them and the relationship they have on and off screen. Great interview

Jt
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Jt

Have to say haven’t k
Liked Kayla for most of 2016
Steve is still the best man
Kayla on probation

Kris
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Kris

Thanks for this interview. I really enjoy listening to their thoughts about what’s going on between Steve and Kayla. Stephen and Mary Beth seem like good people. There are no two characters I’d like to see married more than Steve and Kayla. Heck, I’ve been waiting since 2006 when they reunited after Kayla thought he was dead for 16 years. I thought we’d get a wedding THEN, but the show acted like that 16 year separation wasn’t a big deal. The show never acknowledged that their 1990 wedding probably was no longer valid due to his being gone for more… Read more »

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DAYS Brandon Barash On Stefan’s Resurrection: “You’ll See Some Revenge, Corporate Takeovers, Losing a Memory … Maybe Gaining of Memories”

Dr. Rolf is at it again on Days of our Lives! While Jake DiMera has met his maker, apparently his twin brother, Stefan O DiMera is coming back to life.  That sets the stage for Brandon Barash to reprise his original DAYS role.

In a brand new interview with his on-screen brother, Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) on the Days of our Lives You Tube Channel, Barash talks on what viewers can expect once Stefan is completely back in action, and how he feels about taking on the darker twin once again.

Brandon teased: “You’ll see some revenge, corporate takeovers, losing a memory … maybe gaining of memories.”  With Stefan back in the DiMera mix, look for the two brothers to not always see eye-to-eye. Barashs shared that they’ll be, “Butting heads for sure”.

Meanwhile, will Stefan and his true love, Gabi (Camila Banus) reunite once she knows he is alive? Barash weighs-in on that and more ‘burning’ questions.

You can check out the chat below.

Now, let us know, are you glad that Stefan O DiMera is back on the Salem canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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BREAKING NEWS: Days of our Lives Ending Its Run on NBC, Moving to Peacock Starting in September

In a major move, Days of our Lives, the longest-running scripted series of all-time on NBC, is exiting the television network and will now be in its new home on the NBCUniversal streaming platform, Peacock.

The shift marks the end of DAYS’ nearly 57 year-run on broadcast television. Days of our Lives debuted on NBC back on November 8th, 1965.

Look for all-new episodes daily of the series to begin on Peacock starting on September 12th, along with the show’s library already available to stream for Peacock Premium subscribers.  According to a press release from Peacock, “The historic move to Peacock creates the ultimate destination for daytime fans to access the library, new episodes and Peacock Original Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem in one place.”

In its place, NBC will fill the daytime drama’s current timeslot with NBC News Now, an hour-long news show anchored by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC affiliates will also have the option to add local news to the hour.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus shares: “This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement. With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”

NBC’s decision means it leaves only three daytime soaps on American broadcast TV: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. 

DAYS has found recent streaming success with its limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapters 1 and 2, which introduced the viewing audience to the Peacock platform.

To watch Days of our Lives on Peacock, you will need a premium-tier paid subscription at $4.99 per month. The service offers an an ad-free experience at $9.99 per month.

We will have more on this developing story.

So, what do you think of NBC removing DAYS from its daytime line-up, while moving it to their owned-streaming platform, Peacock? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Brandan Barash Shares Reaction to Jake’s Death on Days of our Lives: “It Was Fun Getting To Know You”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jake (Brandon Barash) met his untimely demise, when he was shot by a mugger.  Thus, signaling what would seem to be the end of the line for the character.

However, on today’s episode of the NBC soap opera, Jake visited a grieving Ava (Tamara Braun), so perhaps there is more than a ‘ghost of a chance’ that Barash is sticking around.

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As previewed exclusively last month during our virtual interview with DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati …the Salem scribe revealed there would be another death in Salem, following the murder of Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller), and the character would be ‘dead-dead’.

However, speculation is running wild that with the return of Dr. Rolf, that perhaps Jake will be resurrected … or Barash will once again play Jake’s twin, Stefan O. DiMera!

On Instagram, Barash had some fun with Jake’s demise with comparison side-by-side photos – one of which features Barash as Jake covered in blood, and reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased!

Barash captioned his pic: “How it started/how it’s going. #ripjake It was fun getting to know you. 🙏🥃”

So, what do you think about DAYS killing Jake? Do you think Brandon will be sticking around Salem? If so, as who? Comment below.

 

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