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Susan Seaforth Hayes Chats 50 Years of Julie On All-New Episode Of “Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast”

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If you’ve been tuning into NBC’s Days of our Lives, you know that Julie Williams (Susan Seaforth Hayes) has found herself in dire straits, after finding the proof that Chad (Billy Flynn) is the biological father of Abigail’s (Kate Mansi) baby, not Stefan (Tyler Christopher), and confronting Gabi (Camila Banus) about her deception (tampering with the DNA results)!  While that all plays itself in exciting episodes in the final week of 2018, that means Days fan can look forward to more Julie screen-time.

Behind the scenes, Susan Seaforth Hayes sat down with host, Michael Fairman to talk playing the long-running character as she celebrates her 50th anniversary with the show, on the all-new holiday edition of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.

During the conversation, Susan reveals how she landed the role and was the fourth actress to play the character, her favorite and least favorite stories of all-time, how she came to fall in love with her real-life husband, Bill Hayes (when he started on the show back in 1970), advice she would give to any young actress starting out in a career in front of the camera in soaps, and more.

Later, in a dressing room segment, and as a preview of his return, Matt Ashford (Jack) welcomes you to his DAYS digs, where he has a surprise guest join him … none other than Kassie DePaiva (Eve).  Check out the podcast now by going to NBC.com to listen   

Then on Monday, look for the new episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast featuring Susan, Matt and Kassie to be available for download on iTunes and major pod platforms.

Below check out this short soundbyte from Inside Salem below.

Then let us know, are you glad Julie was the one who discovered Gabi’s duplicity? What did you think of Susan’s interview on the podcast? Post your thoughts in the comment section.

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Julie/Susan lookslike Mary Poppins-lol…Jack back but rumor is he doesnt have his memory-if true didnt we just do that with Will-need to stop this memory loss when we just dealt with it…hope i will be able to continue to watch!!!!

Jimh
Jimh

Susan is the best Julie…Doug and Julie remain my all time favorite soap couple!!!

Karen K
Karen K

Yes, she is…Doug and Julie are my favorite soap couple as well!

blake
blake

You are correct Jim, the preview for next week that is on the nbc website for Days shows Jack stating he doesn’t recognize anyone. I figured that’s how he wound up with Eve, and why he hadn’t gone to his family sooner.

Carol
Carol

I am so glad that Julie told both Abby and Stefan that the baby is Chads.I do feel for Stefan somewhat but that witch Gabby is going to get her’s now and I am sure it will be Julie who lets her have it.I can’t wait for that.We all know that Gabby will try to talk her way out of it but with Julie around she wont fall for anymore of Gabby’s tricks-lying and all.

blake
blake

I believe it was JJ who said in today’s episode that Gabi is in jail now. I’m surprised but happy that Gabi is back in jail.

Since the actress Camila’s contract is up in a few months if she will renew with the show since she’s on a primetime show now. Could be that they already know that she will not renew and they already plan on a trial for Gabi and then to send her off to prison again. I just feel bad for her and Chad’s daughter, Arianna. Though it does give Ari a great reason to be a bad girl when she grows up lol.

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Josh Reims Is ‘Dynasty’s’ New Showrunner

Some changes behind the scenes for CW’s Dynasty as it enters its upcoming 3rd season.

According to Deadline. Sallie Patrick, who developed the reboot of the primetime soap with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, has stepped down as the series showrunner.

In her place will be Josh Reims, who joined Dynasty as co-executive producer at the start of season 2.

Reims, has major primetime soap cred.  He served as executive producer on ABC’s Mistresses and Dirty Sexy Money and as consulting producer on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

Patrick, will remain an EP of Dynasty, but will now focus on development for CBS Studios.  She posted a message on her Instagram about moving on, noting: “While I’m excited to move on to my next challenge, it’s of course hard to part with a world I put so much love into, from first pitch to this 44th ep, but I’m so pleased with the team carrying it forward.”

So, what do you think about Josh Reims being named the new showrunner for Dynasty season three? Comment below

 

 

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THURSDAY: E! News Daytime Drama Deep Dive Visits DAYS, GH, and Y&R

Mark your calendars for a very special segment on the soaps, when E! News delivers their Daytime Drama deep dive on Thursday, May 23 hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy at 7pm-8pm ET/PT on cable’s E!

Look for set visits, interviews, retro clips, and more with some of the most famous and enduring characters in the genre.  Here’s just a sample of what to watch for:

When E! News visit the set of Y&R, Eric Braeden recounts the time Victor was feeding his wife Julia’s lover trapped in the basement dead rat; while Tracey Bregman (Lauren) reflects on why the viewers love the relationships and families in Genoa City.

In Salem and Days of our Lives, E! chats with series staples: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), then Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John).  Deidre reveals “possession will be on my tombstone” in terms of Marlena’s most infamous story of all-time when the good doc was possessed by Satan, while the beloved duo discuss why daytime is the best job to have.  Alfonso talks on the history of her character sharing: “I am going to hold near and dear to my heart the beginnings of Hope. And the adventure and the romance of Bo and Hope”.

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From the set of General Hospital new interviews are featured with: Laura Wright (Carly), Steve Burton (Jason) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia), plus Casting Director Mark Teschner remembers Meghan Markle’s acting debut on the ABC daytime drama series.

Teschner remembers: “Meghan Markle actually had her first speaking role in television on General Hospital.  She worked on the show in the background as a nurse, and we brought her up to read her to see if there was something there.”

Steve Burton chats on the craziest story he has ever played as Jason Morgan, revealing, “The one that always pops into my head is we had to go catch a monkey that had a virus, and I said to Laura (Wright) I think this is probably the end of my career today.”

The E! News special segment will show nostalgic clips from all the daytime dramas, including Luke and Laura’s wedding on GH, Marlena’s possession from DAYS, and some of Victor’s nefarious schemes from Y&R.

Check out the promo below.  Then, let us know if you will be checking out the ‘deep dive’ this Thursday via the comment section below.

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DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE: Official Trailer Released

Finally, Downton Abbey fans get a preview of the upcoming motion picture that is set for release in theatres on September 20th.

What we know is that the The film is set in 1927 and the plot revolves around the King and Queen of England coming to the estate for a visit and so … the Crawleys must prepare their arrival.  In fact, they have to bring back Mr. Carson to help!

Featured in the trailer are series stars, who are also back for the film: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Maggie Smith.

Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the script and Michael Engler will serve as director. Engler directed the two-hours series finale.

As fans know, Downton Abbey ran on PBS Masterpiece for six seasons here in the U.S.

Check out the trailer, and then let us know if you are excited to see the movie? Comment below.

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