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The Adam Gregory Interview – The Bold and the Beautiful

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In a BOLD move, The Bold and the Beautiful decided to take the character of young Thomas Forrester in a new direction by re-casting the role with an actor with model good looks and sex appeal… actor Adam Gregory.  But it’s not just all about the looks. Adam’s portrayal looks to be a chip-off-the-old-block of the younger days of stubborn and cocky Ridge Forrester, Thomas’s on-screen father.  Now, hell-bent on getting his piece of the Forrester pie and then some, Thomas is going to create quite the buzz and stir the pot, and attempt the ultimate takeover of Forrester Creations.

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Gregory in his dressing room at the set of the CBS sudser to discuss: Taking over the role from Daytime Emmy winner, Drew Tyler Bell, the difficulties playing dark, swarthy and sexy, growing up as the nerdy theatre guy, and transforming into a buff stud with a heart of gold, and working with the B&B superstars from Ronn Moss, (Ridge) Hunter Tylo, (Taylor) to Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke).

Now, with Thomas’s fashion show debut of his men’s line, all bets are off on who is going to eventually run the house of Forrester fashion.  And what about Thomas’s love life?  That is a question that leaves us pondering after chatting with Adam.  Something is in the works here, but what?  Charming, sensitive, and witty are three of the things we came away with from our chat with this B&B newbie and hottie, and we hope you feel the same.  Check out, Adam!

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MICHAEL:

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You now have the task of making Thomas your own.  Drew Tyler Bell, your predecessor, won a Daytime Emmy for the role.   He wins an Emmy and then the show decides to go in another direction with the character and casts you.  Was that weird for you in any way, coming into that situation?

ADAM:

I just never really thought about it that way.  I came in with a whole different mindset.  I had never seen any of Drew Tyler Bell’s clips as Thomas.  I had an image of what Thomas was in my own head.  I think that is really the best thing one can do stepping into a situation like this, and that is, making Thomas my own.  I hear Drew did a great job, and obviously he did, he won a Daytime Emmy.  Yes, it is shoes to fill, but there is no such thing as too big of shoes to fill, right?

MICHAEL:

In another odd twist, Scott Clifton (Liam) and you were up for the same role of Ty Collins on 90210 and again for B&B.  Tell us what went down.

ADAM:

Scott and I were up for the same role, apparently for 90210. Scott made light of this when I finally came on-set here at B&B.  During the 90210 casting for the role of Ty, there was screen testing. They could not find anybody, and then they found out at 90210 that I could sing.  And so they brought me at the last minute and offered me the role. So I was sure Scott hated me!

MICHAEL:

So did Scott Clifton (Liam) and you actually audition against each other for the role of Liam?  Since you already went up for the same role on the primetime series 90210, was it a bit like history repeating itself?

ADAM:

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I don’t know if Scott Clifton and I auditioned for the same role at B&B.  That is because when you read for B&B, they use a sample script and use your name in the script.  I had no idea what my character was going to be.  All I knew was that I had to read with Jacqueline Macinnes Wood (Steffy), and that I had to be dark, and like a jerk.  I went and did that test and Scott got the role of Liam, and then I got a call that said, “They didn’t like you for one character, but we have another character for you and we can’t tell you yet.”  And I did not find out I was playing Thomas till a week or two before I started filming.  I knew I had a role on the show, but I did not know till around two weeks before I had to start.  So then, I had to do my homework with only two weeks prep!

MICHAEL:

So what happened when you found out that Thomas was one of the core character’s sons?  You are playing B&B veteran, Ronn Moss and Hunter Tylo’s child.  That is a big deal in soapland.

ADAM:

I did not really think about it.  I just remember them saying, “You look identical to your on-screen father.”  So I looked up Ronn, and I found his hit single with his band, Player, Baby Come Back! (Laughs). It did not really hit me.  I had a lot of work to do and I remember thinking, daytime runs fast, and I was used to 9021-slow!  This is boom, boom, boom, and I feel the soaps are actor’s boot camp.  I don’t think actors not on the soaps realize how much work goes into this every day.   It’s crazy.  I told my wife, anything I do after this is a piece of cake.

MICHAEL:

Had you ever watched an episode of The Bold and the Beautiful in your life to know about Ridge and Taylor?

ADAM:

My grandmother watches B&B.  I was born in 1987 when the show first started airing.  And, that is how long my grandma has been watching.  So B&B was always in the background during my childhood years, and I just wasn’t even aware of it.  Y&R, too, she loves them both.  When I was home sick from school, I would watch them.  But I never really watched soaps on a regular basis.  I was a cartoon kid.  I loved Marvel Super Heroes.

MICHAEL:

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You look like you could play a Marvel Super Hero in the movies.  I bet you want to play one!

ADAM:

Well, yeah. Superman 2013, I am going for that.  I am trying to gain as much weight as possible.  It would be nice. That is an ultimate; in 2013 I get a feature out, whoo-whoo!  I am sure if I got the chance to play Superman, B&B would let me do it! (Laughs)  “You got the role of Superman?  Cool. You’re coming back, right?”  And I would say, “Oh sure.  I am coming back!  I never want to leave.”  (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

You are taller than Ronn Moss. What are the numbers?

ADAM:

I am taller.  I think Ronn is 6’2 1/2 and I am 6’3.  I bet it probably burns him up!

MICHAEL:

So on that note, do you guys horse around on set and make jokes with each other?

ADAM:

I have fun and we joke around on the set.  It’s usually about the characters and their scenario type of jokes.  We had fun today, because I was shirtless all day.

MICHAEL:

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It was so odd.  I remember Adam lifting-weights shirtless in front of his sister, for no reason, somewhere!

ADAM:

Yes. I was lifting weights in front of my stepsister, Hope.  But not only was I lifting weights in front of my stepsister, I was lifting weights in the gym shirtless!  And if it that does happen in real life in a gym, you would get thrown out!

MICHAEL:

What is going on between Brooke and Thomas?   They are forming quite the alliance!

ADAM:

Brooke and I re-start up the men’s line, because she originated the men’s line.  What Thomas is doing is that he is intent on going for the CEO chair, which right now belongs to Ridge.  He realizes he has a grip of designs that he has done. Yet, he is insecure about them and he doesn’t know if he should show them.  But then, Thomas sees Steffy getting all this stuff handed to her and he thought, “I really need to fight my way into this company, apparently.”  So, he gets the backbone to show them his designs, since he knows Brooke knows what she is talking about.  She is great with the business, and it’s pure business between them.  Thomas does not care what Brooke has done personally. Thomas is just headed for that CEO chair.  I come into an alliance with Brooke to develop the new men’s line by Thomas Forrester.  So she helps him to do that, and so you can really look forward to the runway show.  It was crazy to shoot!

MICHAEL:

Are you on the runway? Are you wearing any clothes on the runway?

ADAM:

I am on the runway.  I am in a showstopper, and I am wearing a suit.  Of course, it is one of Thomas’s designs.  Isn’t it a Forrester tradition that they always give, or show, a showstopper?

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MICHAEL:

How is Katherine Kelly Lang to work with?

ADAM:

I love that woman.  At the end of a work week, she gets a bit slaphappy.  She always has so much to do every week that you can see why.  So, you could just say silly words to her like “spoon” and it will crack her up.  I just bop her on the nose and she is ready to go.  She is so cute, and I like her very, very, much.

MICHAEL:

Recently on episodes of B&B. there was this notorious “Party Boink” between Oliver and Brooke?  Do you think something like that can happen between Brooke and Thomas?

ADAM:

A Brooke and Thomas affair would be great!  Hasn’t she been with every Forrester?  That is really weird, though.  Simply, didn’t Brooke raise Thomas?  So with that, would that stop Thomas?  That is the thing.

MICHAEL:

You know what is funny, how all the children of the Forrester’s became such great designers in their own right.  When did Thomas become this great designer?

ADAM:

I don’t know.  I can’t draw to save my life.  Thomas probably has Ursula designing them for him!

MICHAEL:

What woman do you think will interest Thomas?

ADAM:

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Well, first of all they need to get a woman who isn’t related to him.  I think the only girl I could go for that is not biologically related is…

MICHAEL:

…Adrienne Frantz as Amber?

ADAM:

…Yeah, and didn’t Thomas and Amber sleep together at one time?   As far as Hope, that would be really awkward, too!  Hope is with Liam right now.  There is so much going on with Hope with Oliver and Liam. You know who I would love to work with?  Ashley Jones (Bridget).  I love her on True Blood! Honestly, I do not know who Thomas is going to be paired with at this point.

MICHAEL:

Do you see your version of Thomas as a “bad boy”?

ADAM:

He is going to be very dark, like an American Psycho-CEO type path, where it does not matter what is in his way.  He has a swagger and strong confidence at this point.

MICHAEL:

Is that easy for you to play: confidence and sexy?  Nic Robuck (James) on the soap One Life to Live, has to play this hunky guy with an edge.  He told me it is the hardest thing for him to play, as it is the furthest from his real self.  Is it the same for you?

ADAM:

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It is.  I think all actors commiserate with me from our high school years.  I was like 5’3” and 100 lbs.  I was a really small and in the drama club.  I was the nerdy guy and I was picked on a lot.  The beauty of acting is you get to pretend to be somebody else in that little moment of time.  It didn’t matter who, but it was better than being in that other world for a second. We are used to being the nerdy, out of the spotlight people in life.  So when we get into these roles, the only thing going for us is that we got to watch the guys before us be studs. So in some ways we are emulating them on how it is to portray a confident guy.  We saw all the attributes, but we did not have those attributes.

MICHAEL:

So are you comfortable with yourself now?  Given the rash of teen suicides via bullying in the news lately, and being that you were picked on in school, what part of that experience has affected you to this day?  What can you tell other high school kids about life after High School?

ADAM:

Well first, I am a five-year-old in every day life with my wife. (Laughs)  I had a really strong group of friends.  It kept me out of it.  I never had any of the peer pressure, because I was in my own little world in my drama club.  Keep your kids active in a good group of kids, is what I would say.

MICHAEL:

But, it had to be tough being picked on.

ADAM:

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I found my own way through it and to get active in your life. Once you are an adult, none of this matters.  I actually went home a little while ago to Ohio.  I had to change my mom’s battery in her car.  I went to the dealership to get the new battery.  The kid that had a locker next to me in school worked there.  And every morning in school, I dreaded going to my locker, because I knew I was going to get shoved into it.  And I got accused in drama club for being gay; no matter if I had a girlfriend, it didn’t matter.  It didn’t matter because you were viewed as an outsider.  I saw him, and everybody in Cincinnati knows I am an actor ever since I did 90210. It was very widespread in my hometown.  And when I went and saw this kid selling me a car battery from a dealership fixing cars, and I was able to have a man-to-man conversation without him having some weird upper hand on me, it was very freeing.  I was able to say, “How are you doing?” And he said, “Good.  I hear you are doing well out there in L.A.”  We were able to finally be adults and high school vanishes at that moment.

MICHAEL:

Do you think the high school “picked on” experience, makes people over-compensate later in adult life?

ADAM:

I don’t know how other people perceive their situation, but when I got out here to L.A. in order to work, I grew in a few ways.  It’s fun to explore the limits of your body.  So I started working out, got bigger, and my nutrition is a lot better.  But it is also about growing up and becoming a better human being, and not so much a spite thing.  It has worked out for me.

MICHAEL:

What do you think of your latest label as B&B or Soap Opera’s newest “Soap Hunk”?

ADAM:

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It is a little weird. STAR Magazine had done a four-page spread on me.  Somehow, they went to my hometown and they got all these pictures, and paid these people for them like friends and family. They did not know any better for a small town, and that is a lot of money and I don’t blame them.  I just wish they had told me first.  But, STAR Magazine did this spread, and the front two pages had something to do with going from being a geek to a hunk. The first page had me with my chubby face with my white pale Ohio skin.  I have a cross-eyed weird expression, and then on the other side there is an image of me on a red carpet.  Then, they had all these other weird photos of me growing up.  I just wanted to die! (Laughs)  But now I look back at it and I realize I was a weird kid.  But man, I would not be here if I wasn’t a weird kid.  It somehow worked to my advantage.  I am grateful, in a way.

MICHAEL:

Your wife and you have been married for 9 months.  How does it work for you and her?  Do you say to her, “Ok, I am going to be kissing other women on the show.  I am going to be shirtless.”  How do you address that?

ADAM:

There is communication with that.  I mean every single successful relationship is about communication.  If I have to do kissing scenes, we have rules.  And I have rules personally, and luckily my rules do not conflict with her rules.  I think I am more stringent than she is. When I see people kissing on television, unless it’s on purpose and it’s suppose to be a romantic episode with two people, and they are slobbering over each other, it ruins it for me and it’s gross.  So luckily, the Forrester’s are sensual men, who are both gentle and yet rough! (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

Since Jacqueline Macinnes Wood has been off filming a movie for a bit, have you had much opportunity for some on-screen sibling time?

ADAM:

I have worked with Jacqueline. We have not had one on one sibling time yet.  She is great, and she is who I tested with, and our chemistry acting wise was sensational. We feed off each other very well.

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MICHAEL:

Will we see more Taylor/Thomas scenes and problems, now that Thomas is aligned with Taylor’s arch nemesis, Brooke?

ADAM:

There are mother/son tiff’s coming up.  Just Thomas assimilating and working side-by-side with Brooke is going to make Taylor blow her top, and Thomas doesn’t care at all, because he is CEO bound.

MICHAEL:

What did B&B executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, tell you about what is coming up for Thomas?

ADAM:

I have basic direction from Brad.  Thomas has become a man in everything he does, and he has become very cocky. 

MICHAEL:

Since the show decided to flip the character of Thomas when you came in, why now is it explained he suddenly wants to be CEO?

ADAM:

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Thomas has been part of the company for a very long time and he has been waiting for his moment to arrive, like they have been doing to Steffy.  Such as: “Here you go, Steffy! Here are your shares and the PR campaign and the bedroom line.”  She gets everything. Somehow, Thomas just gets left in the corner.  He obviously wouldn’t be working so hard to climb the ladder.  So he is going to take it into his own hands, no matter what.  It does not matter how he gets there and to the top.

MICHAEL:

Adam, so what would you say is a good tease to leave our On-Air On-Soaps audience with?

ADAM:

Well, he has his fashion show coming up.  He has been asexual so far, so I don’t know about a love scene.  I know I am shirtless a lot, but something shocking will happen!  I will say that.

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Mary Ann
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Mary Ann

I love the interview. Adam Gregory is soooo handsome. The first scene he was in, the first thing I said to myself, “Oh my God, he looks alot like, Ronn Moss (Ridge, his on screen father.) He looks like he could be Ronn’s son. He’s going to be around for a while.

Charleston
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Charleston

Don’t know why tall, dark, and handsome Thomas has been asexual. Gay maybe? Since his mom Taylor seems determined to think that Brooke will seduce him. Perhaps she really has nothing to worry about. LOL!

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Charleston, there are no lgbtq chars on B&B. LOL! A soap abt fashion and set in LA has never had any lgbtq designers ever. Isn’t that hilarious?! Brad bell is such a great writer! LOL.

Merima
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Merima

Lol I know, if any soap should have a gay character it should be the B&B, it’s a fact that the fashion world has a lot of LGTB ppl so it’s absurd that a show about fashion in Lala land (L.A/Hollywood) has never had a a character that wasen’t straight.

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Exactly merima! The soap press were constantly commenting abt how they disliked aspects in the storylines for ATWT, GL’s otalia, AMC’s rianca, etc. Those soaps actually had lgbtq chars yet the soap press kept complaining abt how they were handled. Yet when you think abt it, the soap press should be most vocal abt B&B never having any lgbtq chars ever since it’s the soap that should have lgbtq chars! W/ B&B’s bloated cast, they could create an lgbtq storyline instead of all the dumb arcs and useless straight chars.

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Doe

Nice interview, Michael. Adam is very likeable and i hope he does well on B&B. Yes, he is quite handsome, but we have to look past that to see how he can carry out this role. He does resemble his soap father, Ronn Moss. I thought the scene where Brooke was showing him on his body where the suit he had fashioned should be nipped and tucked, and Taylor witnessed it, and then accused Brooke of seducing him, was crazy fun!

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Is Adam Gregory a step up in terms of looks? Yes. But is he an improvement in terms of acting? Not at all. DTB was never good anyway, but AG is pretty awful. I dunno abt this interview. AG talking abt how he made it as an actor in LA and how he was talking w/ a former high school acquaintance that was selling him car batteries seemed like a very subtle way of saying “I’m better”. And what is it w/ hunky actors always talking abt how geeky they were? It’s so annoying. Is it some way of saying… Read more »

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I don’t think she and him should hook up at all its not right.

Merima
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Merima

I have now problem seeing Adam as Thomas especially sense DTB has barely been around for the past few years. I think B&B has a lot of talented actors.
Adam is not saying he can’t be paired up with anyone else then Amber, but that he’d like to see Thomas with someone he’s not related to. In a way he is related to Donna and Katie b/c there his stepmother’s sisters and Donna was also his step grandmother and Jackie is his uncle’s mother.

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Adam Gregory needs to brush up on the backstories of B&B and Thomas. If he wants to be paired w/ someone Thomas is not “related” to, then he can’t even choose Amber since Amber was once married to Thomas’s uncle Rick. Everyone is somehow related thru marriage on B&B bec it’s the most incestuous soap, so the best B&B can do is pair Thomas w/ someone he’s not biologically related to like Donna, Katie, etc. It would be icky if they paired Thomas w/ Bridget since she did help raise him when B&B dabbled w/ a Ridge/Bridget pairing when excellent… Read more »

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Maybe they have more in common than looks. Ronn Moss is the worst actor in all of daytime. Adam Gregory doesn’t have much talent either.

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I would like to see the character as bi-sexual. He could be sexy as hell. Have sex for sex’s sake and not for love. It would be different and written correctly, compelling.

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His wife is very attractive,nice interview.

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oh my gosh your such a muffin i know he is cute as and i hope you will met him too hehe:)

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General Hospital

GH’s Chloe Lanier Talks On Nelle’s Twisted Plots, Her Co-Stars & That Cliffhanger “Ending”

Recently on ABC’s General Hospital, Chloe Lanier’s Nelle Benson created even more havoc for Carly (Laura Wright), Michael (Chad Duell), Julian (William deVry), Brook Lynn (Briana Lane), and of course, her son, Wiley.

However, is Nelle really gone after her ‘fall,’ which has left her MIA and Carly believing she is responsible for her sister’s ‘death’? But as we know with Nelle, she keeps secretly planning her next move and loves to slowly torture those who she believes have wronged her. There is also the ongoing mystery of just who is Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) daughter, especially since Nelle has the other half of the necklace so near and dear to Nina; leaving viewers pondering if it could mean they are mother and child, or is this all a red-herring?

One thing is for sure, Daytime Emmy winner, Chloe Lanier brings it each and every time she returns to GH. She gives always give the storylines a much needed injection of drama, drama and more drama. No one is quite like Lanier in the soaps either; she can play tough, vulnerable, manipulative, and street smart, like nobody’s business.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Chloe to get her answers to some of our burning questions for her and her portrayal of naughty Nelle, and how one of her co-stars helped her through a very difficult time in her life.  Here’s what she had to say about it all.

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What did you think of the courtroom antics of Nelle during the custody hearing for Wiley?

CHLOE:  I mean, showing up in a wedding dress was her first mistake. Then antagonizing everyone in the room was probably her second. But she’s so wounded—so broken from her childhood. She doesn’t have the proper emotional tools to combat her self-destructive behavior.

Which showdown or confrontation between Nelle and Michael stands out to you?

CHLOE:  I particularly loved the scenes where Nelle, nine months pregnant, leaves Michael in the rigged car, hoping it would explode. It’s rare that you’re given comedic material on a soap, so that was particularly exciting for me. Also, Chad’s reactions always make me laugh. He’s great.

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What is it like working with Chad Duell as feuding exes and parents of Wiley? 

CHLOE:  Chad is so easy to work with. He’s been doing the show for so long and is very technically gifted. The writers graced us with some meaty material that we were able to sink our teeth into.

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What does Nelle think of Willow (Katelyn MacMullen)? She really hates her, huh?

CHLOE: I don’t believe she hates her. She’s envious. Willow is the exact opposite and oftentimes we’re afraid of what we don’t understand. Particularly someone like Nelle, who was raised by a con artist and taught to exploit and manipulate anyone she comes across. So when she sees someone so pure, so innocent, she immediately distrusts her because that behavior is so far outside the lines of how she operates.

What was it like taping the fight scenes between Carly and Nelle, where Nelle “Plummets” to her death?  

CHLOE:  Shout out to Amanda Hall and Heather Bonomo, our amazing stunt doubles for those scenes. They were fantastic.

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When you and Laura Wright get the scripts; where Carly and Nelle are having a huge showdown, are you thrilled about getting the chance to play the emotional beats of those moments? What if it’s a fight scene?

CHLOE:  Those scenes were such a joy, because we got to explore some of the deep roots of Nelle’s trauma, and Carly explicitly said, “I believe you love your son.” That, for me, was important.  Because despite all of her failings, she truly did love her son—in her own warped, off kilter, way.

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Nelle has really been blackmailing Julian, until he turned the tables on her on the pier?  What has it been like acting opposite Will deVry in those scenes?

CHLOE:  I love Will. He and I actually have the same acting coach, so our prep and how we’re working is from a similar place. What I love about Will is the confidence he has in his stillness. He’s lovely on camera, so connected.

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Nelle has the other half of the necklace belonging to Nina.  What do you think if it turns out that Nelle is Nina’s daughter?  It is quite possible, tho, that she is not, and it’s all a red herring. How has it been working with Cynthia Watros?

CHLOE:  Cynthia is one of the kindest human beings I’ve ever met, truly. We haven’t known each other for long, but earlier this year, and not many people know this other than my close friends, I was having glaring mental health issues stemming from unresolved trauma. I was going going going for so long that I couldn’t run away from it anymore. I had never dealt with any of it. She saw it and could tell I was silently struggling and reached out. You don’t forget kindness like that. So I’m very grateful for Cynthia—and of course, therapy. I would be flattered if they decided to make Nelle Nina’s daughter.

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What do you think about how the writers have kept finding ways to have plot points that get all the other characters in trouble and make it look like they did something to Nelle, but she ultimately has her own diabolical plans for them with her actions? She is pretty smart!

CHLOE:  Nelle is the perfect victim, and her love language is sabotage. She’s also a narcissist, so she’s always going to think she’s the smartest person in the room. She’s basically a walking version of Taylor Swift’s song, Look What You Made Me Do. I love that the writers gifted me the opportunity work with almost everyone on the show. Josh (Swickard) and I always had a great time together. And Maurice (Benard)—god he’s hilarious. I would have loved to work with Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan) more though. I love watching her work. She’s going to have an amazing career.

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Do you think Nelle can ever be redeemed at this point?

CHLOE:  Redemption is a weird one for me, because I don’t believe that people are inherently good or bad. We’re all human. We all have flaws, make mistakes, have regrets, experience shame. We have the ability to grow and we learn from our past. Nelle has done and felt all of those things, to a degree, but continued to do the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. A character either has to change or they die. So, I’ll say this—if Nelle is alive out there somewhere, I hope she’s going to therapy.

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What has been the hardest scene for you to play emotionally in the time you have been playing Nelle?

CHLOE:  Probably the scene with the newborn, where Nelle runs into Brad on the side of the road. I had never held a newborn baby before, so I was TERRIFIED. I realized I was the only thing in that moment keeping that baby alive…a very bizarre and life altering feeling, I’ll say.

So, have you enjoyed Chloe’s performances? Do you think Nelle is plotting from afar?  What would you like to see happen in the storylines with  baby Wiley, Nina’s child, and more? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Chandler Massey & Freddie Smith Discuss Their Departure From DAYS, New Beginnings & WilSon’s Journey

This week, Days of our Lives viewers saw the highly-anticipated exit off the canvas, for now,  of Daytime Emmy-winners, Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith as Will and Sonny.

Tuesday marked their final airshow, while the actors found out they were being written-out of the show and had filmed their last six episodes over seven months ago, because at that time and before the pandemic, DAYS was taping far in advance of air.

Now with this leg of their journey complete as the popular Salem duo, Chandler and Freddie are embarking on new chapters of their lives, as Chandler details his move to Atlanta and Freddie in a few weeks to Florida.  But as they discuss in this very special conversation with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, they are not stopping acting either.

During this “farewell for now” interview with Michael, the two actors open up about their final scripts, their last tape day, how both characters helped many individuals come out and come to terms with who they are via watching Will’s coming out story, Will and Sonny’s on-screen relationship and more.

In addition, Freddie discusses what happened when he auditioned for the role of Sonny and what he thinks helped land him the gig; Chandler shares a story about a fan that is very moving, and that his biggest regret was not getting to play the wedding scenes between Will and Sonny (Guy Wilson at that time had stepped into the role of Will).   The duo also reveal their favorite and least favorite storylines they were involved in, and much more.

Watch the full interview below.

So, what do you think about what Freddie and Chandler had to share during our conversation? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott Talks Harrowing Childhood, Growing Up In Hollywood, Nikki’s Storylines

This week, The Young and the Restless’ iconic, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) new memoir, Always Young & Restless: My Life on and Off off America’s #1 Daytime Drama,” from Diversion Books, is available everywhere.

For everyone that follows Melody, this book has been several years in the making with some starts and stops, but in it she does not hold back and reveals some very painful details and moments from her upbringing when she was raised by her unstable grandmother and more.

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Melody also talks about reuniting with her estranged father when he suddenly awoke from his coma while she was by his side.  Throughout her lengthy career in Hollywood, Melody has worked with some of the greats including: Clint Eastwood, Brian DePalma and Alfred Hitchcock.

Now in a conversation with Michael Fairman on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube, Melody opens about her decision on the stories she told in the books, her favorite and least favorite storylines as Nikki on Y&R, working with Eric Braeden (Victor) and the entire company of the CBS daytime drama where she has been for over 40 years, and how she hopes her memoir might help others; including those stage moms and children considering life in front of the camera and more.

To watch the full interview with Melody, check it out below.

Then let us know, what have you been most surprised to learn about Melody this past week as her memoir has come out? What is your favorite or least favorite storylines of Nikki’s on Y&R over the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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