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The Darin Brooks and Kim Matula Interview – The Bold and the Beautiful

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For the last few years, the fans of The Bold and the Beautiful have been watching the love triangle play out with every twist and turn … and wedding imaginable  … between the characters of Hope (Kim Matula) Liam (Scott Clifton) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).  Well, things are about to get a royal shake-up!  With the departure of Wood, the powers-that-be at B&B decided to bring in a new man for Hope, thus setting the stage for a new love triangle, only this time Hope is in the middle and Liam will be vying for her affections!  Just how will it all play out?  How many years might this go on?  No one knows for certain.

Enter Daytime Emmy winner Darin Brooks, formerly of Days of our Lives, where he played the loveable Max Brady.  Brooks left the soap world a few weeks back to move into primetime television, where he landed his first series as a college football quarterback in Blue Mountain State.

Now Darin is back on daytime and on B&B as the mysterious and sexy Wyatt Fuller, who has already crossed paths with the beautiful Hope in an “interesting” encounter out in the woods!  Yup, after Hope tells Liam they can’t be together right now, the confused Liam (who has Steffy on the brain even though she hightailed it to Europe) heads back to Los Angeles.  Meanwhile, Hope takes a walk in the woods in Big Bear only to come upon Wyatt, naked and taking a shower!  Ah, love at first sight?

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Darin and Kim to get their thoughts and insights into the burgeoning relationship between their on-screen alter-egos, what secrets Wyatt brings to the canvas, especially who he could be related to, and much more. Read our interview for some clues! Here now are self admitted goofballs, Darin Brooks and Kim Matula!

MICHAEL:

Kim, are you relieved that you are playing scenes with a potential new love interest, and a new guy on the show?

KIM:

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I am so relieved, and this is great!  Now it came at a very sad price, because Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is not with us as much anymore, and that sucks.  I love her and miss her.  I am so stoked that the love triangle has changed, and now Hope maybe gets to have a little fun!  She gets the attention of somebody else, instead of being the one to chase all the time.

MICHAEL:

Darin, it was very repetitive for her!  Thank God for Kim’s sake you have arrived at B&B!  (Laughs)  How did it all come about?

DARIN:

I met Kim and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) on the first day and they were joking around.  I thought, “Oh, I can fit in here.”   They were awesome and very welcoming.  And not to toot Kim’s horn, but she is a sweetheart.  It was great.  I got the call on a Monday that said, “We have a screen test for you with one of the actresses on The Bold and the Beautiful on Wednesday.”   I thought, “Yeah, sure why not.”   I went in for it and met everybody and Kim.   I had taken a couple of meetings previously with Brad Bell (executive producer and head writer, B&B).  I guess they were trying to figure how and where to fit me in, and all of that stuff.   It kind of happened at the perfect time.  Then they called me back on that Friday to run scenes with Scott Clifton who is also awesome and super welcoming.  I think Friday at around noon, after that second test with Scott, they said, “Let’s do this …and by the way you’re working Wednesday.”

MICHAEL:

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Was the outdoor “naked” shower scene, which is when viewers first see your character of Wyatt Fuller, shot on your first day?

DARIN:

No, thank God!

KIM:

That may have been his first shot that viewers saw on air, but I think that was shot two weeks after his first day.

DARIN:

Exactly! I got this call from Ed Scott, our producer, saying, “This is going to be great, and ah, in two weeks, ah, you’re going to have your shirt off. So, hit the gym.”   I went, “Oh, OK”   So they gave me a two weeks to try and get in the gym and buff up a little.  So the “naked” outdoor shower scene was not on the first day, thank God!

MICHAEL:

Kim, did you have any idea of who a Darin Brooks was, before he landed on B&B? Did you know he was a Daytime Emmy winner from Days of our Lives?

KIM:

I did not know who Darin was, and I felt terrible.  I met him and he is so silly and funny. Then I knew he would fit in perfectly at B&B.  We are so dumb together on set.  He can give it right back.  We will throw a stupid joke at him and he can add to it, and so I thought, “This is perfect. This is good!”

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MICHAEL:

How has it been getting back into the daytime grind?  How many episodes have you shot so far of B&B?

DARIN:

It’s been crazy.  I think I have shot about 25 episodes, and I have been here for two months already.

MICHAEL:

We had talked that if you came back to daytime, you would like your character to be a sort of badass … and not a good guy … and so I am expecting the other shoe to drop with Wyatt soon! (Laughs)

DARIN:

The thing was that on Days of our Lives, the character of Max Brady that I was playing was a nice guy and hero.  Max was very family oriented, and this character of Wyatt is more of a playboy.  He likes to flirt with Hope and see how far he can take it, and stuff like that!

MICHAEL:

Kim, we can now add the character of Hope Logan to the “Peeping Toms” of daytime soaps, with her taking pictures with her iPhone of Wyatt taking a shower naked in the woods!  What did you think of that?

KIM:

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(Laughs) Oh, my God!  I read that scene and I went, “Oh, my God, Hope!”  They are just changing my character and taking her in a new direction.  She likes the attention from Wyatt, because she is not getting that from Liam right now, who is so caught up with Steffy.  Hope is like, “I thought we were the great love, not you and Steffy?  I don’t understand why we’re not together; I don’t understand why you keep talking about her!”  Then Wyatt is giving her all sorts of attention, and it’s fun.  She wants to flirt for a change. It’s nice to have happen to her.

MICHAEL:

The scene where Hope talks to her mom, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) explaining how she took a picture of a naked guy showering in the woods was hilarious.  Hope basically said, “I am sure you understand, mom” or something to that effect! (Laughs)

KIM:

I said, “Where do you think I learned it?”  (Laughs)  That line was actually not in the script. When Katherine and I were running the scene though, that just organically came out of my mouth.  So Katherine started laughing going, “Oh, my God. You have to say that.”  So we did!

MICHAEL:

Darin, your on-screen mom Quinn is going to be played by another Daytime Emmy winner, Rena Sofer, who was very popular at one time on General Hospital!  Tell me about working with her?

DARIN:

She is great, and a pro.  She jumped right back in the first day and got into the thick of things.  Rena is awesome to work off of, and a sweetheart.  She always gives a lot in a scene.  She always has a lot of subtext going on underneath in her performance.

MICHAEL:

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So, we will learn soon about the mother/son dynamic?

DARIN:

Oh yeah, and a lot of the relationships of Wyatt and Mom.

MICHAEL:

When you came to B&B, is there anyone else you had not met yet that you sort of clicked with right away?

DARIN:

I would say I enjoyed meeting Don Diamont (Bill), Katherine Kelly Lang, and John “McCookie” (Eric)!

KIM:

Everyone is in love with “McCookie”!

DARIN:

Oh, I love “McCookie!” (Laughs)  I came in on a Monday to pick up some scripts before I started taping my first episode on that Wednesday.  And John was checking out scripts, too.  He saw me walk in and he goes, “So, are you the new guy?”   I go, “Hi, I’m Darin.” And he goes, “Yeah, yeah.  I know who you are.”   He was so cool.  (Laughs)

KIM:

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I love the John McCook accent you are doing right now!

DARIN:

That’s just it!  He’s got the crazy suave, “hey baby “ … that old school Las Vegas thing going on.  (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

How do you want to see this story between Wyatt and Hope play out?  Do you want them lusting after each other for two years? (Laughs)  Do you want them to hit it off and have the relationship move fast?

KIM:

I would like there to be some sort of story arc … that would be nice. (Laughs)  I honestly don’t know where they are going to take this.  Hope and Liam are engaged.  But Hope has made it very clear, “I am not interested, because I am marrying Liam, so get out of here” to Wyatt.  But you know, that is going to change! (Laughs)

DARIN:

I kind of like the dynamic.  Before, it was the Steffy/Liam/Hope triangle and this guy deciding between two girls.  Now Hope kind of has the decision of choosing between two guys.  I would personally like to see how much fun Hope can have doing what she does, and having that kind of power, and exploring, and maybe taking a chance on the new guy who has been giving her all of this attention, and her kind of being torn between the two. You are going to come to find that there are a lot of opposites between Liam and Wyatt.  I think that is the interesting part of the story.

MICHAEL:

When do you think the viewers will pick up on who Wyatt really is, and how he is truly related to the canvas?

DARIN:

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I think it comes up very soon.

KIM:

I think it unravels very slowly though! (Laughs)  It’s not going to come out all at once who he really is.  You will learn more and more about him, though.

DARIN:

That is the thing Brad Bell said to me about my character, “We are sort of figuring it out as we go along.”  That is the cool part and the frustrating part as an actor, because you think, “I want to know everything about him!”

MICHAEL:

Was there an outline for the character of Wyatt that you worked with at the beginning of getting into the role?

DARIN:

We did not have much.  We had the description of who Wyatt was.  Brad asked me, “What kind of character would you like to play?”  And I said, “Kind of a bad boy, because on DAYS I was so nice!”  He was like, “OK, I like that stuff.”   So he kind of took it and ran with it.  Then he came up with a little bit of back-story that he gave me and it was great.  We are sort of piecing it all together as it is unraveling.

KIM:

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Brad likes to watch scenes as we shoot them, and then he finds things in the chemistry that we have, or the way that we say a line, and that will spark an idea for him.  He really likes to observe the way that we act together and the way the scene goes, because that is going to spur on his creativity.

DARIN:

… Which is the best…especially for someone who is so hands-on, or should I say, eyes-on.  It then gives some flexibility to the character, and then Brad will run with it.  It’s great to be able to have, and to play, a well-rounded character for people to see.

MICHAEL:

What was Scott Clifton’s reaction when he found out he was going to have an on-screen competitor vying for Hope’s affections?

KIM:

I think Scott was stoked that he was finally the one not in the middle.  I looked to Scott about how he played indecisiveness for so long and said, “Teach me everything you know!”  (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

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“How to Win Two Daytime Emmys for Playing Indecisive” should be the title of Scott Clifton’s master class in acting!

KIM:

Exactly! (Laughs)   How can you love two women and not make it look like you were lying to either one of them?

MICHAEL:

Which he did!

KIM:

That is why he has got two Emmys!  I think he was excited that he was going to not be playing the man in the middle.  The hat has been passed.  When Darin was cast, I actually thought that he and Scott, to me, are very similar.  You guys are both super quirky, attractive guys, so I look at Darin and think, “You two could totally play brothers!”  You seem very similar as people.

MICHAEL:

Did Scott saying anything to you, Darin, like, “Oh thank God, you’re here!” (Laughs)

DARIN:

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(Laughs) That is exactly what he said.  No, I am kidding. (Laughs)  But he did say, “I am so glad it was you who got the part.”  There were three or four other guys reading for the part that day with him.  Scott told me everyone else was kind of reading it the same way. We actually did the scene that he and Don Diamont were doing that was actually on Scott Clifton’s winning Emmy reel.  It was the scene after Liam embarrasses himself in front of the family with Hope at their supposed wedding.  Later, Bill takes Liam aside and says, “What are you doing? You are a Spencer!  Man up!  Are you going to let this girl walk all over you?”  So we did that scene.  Obviously, instead of us playing father and son, it was sort of like a brotherly scene.  I was saying the exact same thing, but the intent this time was that it was coming from brotherly love like, “C’mon man, you are a Spencer. You can do this.”  But it hurt me to say it, now whether I was an older brother, or younger brother, I was playing this with this hurt of like, “I have been there.  I know what it feels like.  Don’t do what I did.  Don’t make those same mistakes.”  As opposed to yelling at him, which I think a lot of the actors were doing.  Scott said I brought a very loving and hurt quality to what I was saying to him.  He later said, “Thank God, it was you.  You were the only one who came in and did that.”

KIM:

Quit tooting your own horn! (Laughs) I am totally kidding!

MICHAEL:

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In closing, since you have now gotten to know each other over the last few months, give me three words to describe each other.  Kim, let’s start with you. Give me three words to describe Darin?

KIM:

Silly … witty …dedicated.

MICHAEL:

Darin, your turn.  Give me three words to describe Kim.

DARIN:

I would say, goofy…a pro… and sweet.

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keren
keren

Aww love the interview. Can’t wait to see how it unravel!

Mary Mary
Mary Mary

NO LOPE ENGAGEMENT!! Keep Liam away from Hope and with his wife. Anymore LOPe and I am G O N E!

penny
penny

liam and hope deserve a chance at true love after everything they have been put threw. bill steffy decon and others have done everything to keep them apart. its time for them to pay for what they have done to hope and liam. and its time to REUNITE HOPE AND LIAM THE WAY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALL ALONG.

Mary Mary
Mary Mary

For Hope’s sake she needs to be with this wonderful new man. A fresh start, in a grownup relationship would be wonderful for KM.

Gloria
Gloria

I would love to see Hope and Liam finally together with Steffy completely off his mind, they were robbed of their love for each other, and this is what I want to see happen, if not, I won’t be watching anymore, she loves Liam but feels he is stringing her along, so I hope he wakes up and after his divorce is final with Steffy that him and Hope just elopes without telling anyone so no one could sabatage their love again!!

Cubsfan3
Cubsfan3

Just love the interview – thanks again.

knighthawk
knighthawk

Thanks for this, Mr. Fairman! I’m with Kim, happy to see the triangle changed up! I don’t miss Steffy, she ruined Liam for me and makes it hard to get excited about a Hope and Liam reunion…thank goodness for Wyatt stirring things up!

Nai
Nai

Steffy made it interesting. This show is becoming a borefest right now. I can assure you the show will loose viewers because of this crap especially since all the main characters are gone all the Forrestors.

My Girl Hope
My Girl Hope

I disagree. There seems to be quite a bit of excitement since Wyatt was introduced as Hope’s ‘new guy’. Looking forward to getting to know more about him – and his mother.

Trina
Trina

Lots of new excitement!! Love the Logans.

Nai
Nai

Yea but what is the point of him if Hope and Liam are going to be engaged. They are not the same as they were before. yea the new guy might bring in something new, but what is the point os beating on something that has no chemistry anymore. Hope and Liam have been played out and they have no chemistry anymore.It’s a waste especially when all the Forrestors are gone and the show has become the Logan show. Totally one sided.

Nai
Nai

And sorryt o burst your bubble Michael but Steffy has bought on more ratings and fanbase than Hope. Why do you think the actress who plays her has been nominated twice because she brings excitement to the character. I respect KM but she can be boring most of the time, she doesnt really bring much to her role. And Steffy does in fact have a much larger fanbase internationally than Hope because whether you want to admit it or not, she did in fact brougy excitement to the show.

Nai
Nai

I can assure you, not everyone love the Logans, especially considering how much of a whore Brooke is!!! The Logans by themselves cannot carry the show and thats a fact people like Stephanie and Steffy and even Sally made it interesting, not that they are gone and all that’s left are the Logans the show will have no variety, IT’S GOING TO FAIL. LETS NOT FORGET SOAPS ARE A DYING BREED THESE DAYS!!!

Cubsfan3
Cubsfan3

I agree. I think the show has been really great and looks to be great from all angles. The Liam/Hope/Wyatt and the other stories are going to make this a really great summer on B&B! Not one actor makes or breaks a show and I think B&B has a great cast and can’t wait for all the action!

Nai
Nai

No it wont, Maya and Rick are boring as well. They are not going to make the show at all. Maybe Wyatt might bring something but whats the point of him if Liam and Hope get engaged again for the 6th time. it is played out and done. GET OVER IT, THEY SUCK AS A COUPLE NOW BORING AS HELL!!! BB is not going to do well this summer, it’s already reported that the ratings for this summer are much lower than the previous years what does that tell you, the show is not doing well!!! Nobody wants to see a show about the Logans!!

Helensrz
Helensrz

Totally agree!! So sick of the whole Hope and Liam back and forth!! I can’t even try and get excited abt those two after everything Liam has put Hope thru because of Steffy, I mean enough is enough, what is a deal breaker to Hope anyway? If those two get married and stay together after everything Liam has put Hope through, and cute sweet Wyatt, who’s done nothing but devote himself to Hope gets kicked to the curb again, I’m going to be seriously disgusted!! Wyatt and hope deserve their chance without Liam interfering, and without what’s mom messing everything up and making him look bad, and Liam needs to move to Paris and resign himself to being with Steffy, because it’s where his devotion has always been, and it’s where he always end up. In fact I can’t believe he has the nerve to issue ultimatums to Hope about Wyatt, when he never stayed away from Steffy, he never stopped being drawn to her, he never stopped talking to her or even ever pushed her away when she kissed him but he was together with Hope. It was like he couldn’t resist or reject her forget about the fact that he’s engaged to Hope, and now he has the nerve to try and put his foot down about her being friends with and working with Wyatt, even though Hope is actually faithful and does put Wyatt in his place if and when he tries something, yet after everything Liam has put Hope through, he has the gall to issue ultimatums, and tell Hope who she is and isn’t allowed to keep in her life, and more appalling, in her business at Forrester, which he should have no say over and no business even being involved in!! After all that, Liam is the one who doesn’t trust Hope and is actually questioning her motives, her ideals, and even her trust and morals, which are things Hope hold dear. So why is she still even talking to this guy, I mean he is getting controlling in my opinion, making Hope give the diamond back, who is he to tell hope what to do after everything he’s put her through?? This is bordering on abuse and if Hope and Liam end up together, B&B is basically saying they condone this kind of treatment of females, it does show Hope being practically bullied by Liam, and she’s cheated on over and over, he married the other woman not once but twice, plus gets her pregnant and doesn’t even fight to stay with his wife when she tells him she can no longer conceive, this is supposed to be a good man? The minute he find that out he goes running back to his ex, and then starts dictating her life and controlling and monopolizing her time and relationship with a new friend, Wyatt, while he’s STILL technically married to someone else and the ground over the baby he lost from his still current… Read more »

Diana
Diana

Yes, I could’ve said it better myself Helensrz 🙂

Tori
Tori

I think that the new triangle will be great as well. It will certainly make Liam think twice. I personally want to see him grovel and compete because he’s had it so easy for so long. Both girls fighting for him–vying for his attention. He’s never once had to be alone. This will serve him right..

I think I’m a hopeless romantic though.. I would still like to see Liam and Hope reunite at some point and without any manipulations and interference from Steffy & Bill and the rest of the B&B staff.

Nai
Nai

Hope Liam do not have the same chemistry as they did before. I mean 6 engagements?? The people have had enough, they just dont work anymore, either have Hope be with the new guy or have them single for a while. Dont be around a dead horse by trying to force the public to like them together again, it has been played out and they have nothing anymore. Beside if Steffy does come back Liam is always going to go back between her and Hope, typical BB so why go thru all that crap again?? IT’S STUPID AND BORING AS HELL

Mary Mary
Mary Mary

I totally agree Nai! I never want to see Lope again, ever. It is totally played out. Let Hope be with Wyatt! She needs to be allowed to have a grown up relationship. She will never have that with Liam!

Mary Mary
Mary Mary

I totally agree Nai! Very well said

citygirl
citygirl

Liam and Hope everyday all day.. LOVE THOSE TWO PERFECT COUPLE… its about time. Liam and Hope have a life together…

Nai
Nai

And guess what?? Like all Soap couples, they are not going to last!!! even you have to agree with that, and no Hope fan wants her to go back to someone who treated her like crap. Dont worry they wont last, he will look unto another girl or even better Hope will look unto another guy and then the so called marriage will fail again for the SIXTH TIME!!!!

LD
LD

@ Nai:

Do you really need to jump on every comment and repeat the same thing over and over again? If I may say so, you come across as very obnoxious and immature. Everyone is entitled to their faves.

“Get over it” as you say and while you’re at it: GROW the hell UP. Get some perspective as well. Jeez.

And just so you know, I’m not a Lope fan. Hell, I’m not even a B&B fan, let alone a soap fan. But I came here out of curiousity and your childish, petulant comments rubbed me up the wrong way.

Kathy
Kathy

The Lope ship has sailed; Bradley Bell, the writing staff & the fans need to realize that & move on, already. The chemistry between KM and DB on & off screen is undeniable. Besides, it looks as if Steffy’s doctor just may have made a misdiagnosis on Steffy’s medical condition; therefore, you know Lope will not happen (thank goodness). Besides, JMW is not off the show entirely – she is merely taking a break as she has said in numerous interviews. She will be back very soon. So I believe we can’t count STEAM out just yet. I wish we could because Steffy deserves someone much better than the whaffler. Bell knows JMW has a huge fanbase & that he made a huge mistake in the STEAM baby loss, and that has bitten the show in the ratings. With HT leaving, it has become the “Logan & Spencer” show now, and will go in further decline if Bell doesn’t do the smart thing & resign as head writer so that more interesting story arcs can be created.

shirley
shirley

no one has to force me to watch. I love watching bb. have you not checked the ratings? all the soaps are up especially bb. and all this after steffy left the show. tell you anything?

Diana
Diana

This is so true Nai.

Nai
Nai

Well guess what LD, well not sure why you changed you’re name but this is a forum, so anyone is welcome to make an opinion. If you have a problem with it, either dont reply or delete your post or dont post at all. But the fact that you call me childish and told me to grow the hell up when i haven’t disrespected you all in my posts. shows that you’re the immature and the childish one not me. And if you’re not a soap fan, why bother post anything at all. as for me, I was a BB fan until now, so I can here. Next time don’t post anything cause I can guarantee you there are people like me who will post their opposition to your comments, are you going to say the same thing to them?? Are you going to tell them to grow the hell up!! ‘Very mature indeed”

lexxy
lexxy

I miss Steffy and Brad Bell for heaven sakes try writing something other than a triangle, didn’t your father teach you anything?

My Girl Hope
My Girl Hope

How I loved this interview with these two. They sound like a breath of fresh air and just what the show needs. The Hope/Liam/steffy triangle was so old and tired. I’m looking forward to Hope being pursued by two goodlooking guys. Good to see her smiling and enjoying herself with Wyatt, and the fact that Liam is going to be jealous and possessive is icing on the cake. Time for him to have to work for Hope’s attention for a change.

arpikay
arpikay

Thank you Mr. Fairman for keeping your promise (about Kim Matula interview). It’s great that Kim is the one to choose between two guys!

Sylvia cobersy
Sylvia cobersy

I liked the interview, I think in real life KM is a lovely girl, but in the soap I want Liam and Steffy to be together, and maybe hope will be with new guy

lea
lea

yes ! if liam and hope are engage that’s mean steffy give liam a divorce and doesn’t reunite with him next week when he goes to Paris to annoy her . steffy deserve so much better than liam and i’am sure she’ll be back by the end of august and i hope bell will put her with a man worthy of her . i will not watch until she come back full time and for those who think a hope triagle going to bring rating keep dreaming , i predict the show will be free falling by the middle of July , hope doesn’t have a big fan base , doesn’t matter how many brookies pretend to love her , it’s just a fact .

citygirl
citygirl

Really… and where did you get that Hope/Lope does not have a large fan base…. apparently you have been miss informed. But Hope is a Logan, and she also stand alone Hope, and she as already established that she is very talented and has many movies and production to prove it. KIM is out there. Another thing, many of Lope fans are excited to see the two back together.

Sophie
Sophie

Thank you. What a fun interview!

I am SO over Liam. He is ruined as a character, has lost all credibility. How are we seriously supposed to root for him to be with Hope or Steffy, when he treats both like dirt? That said, they can stick him with Steffy for all I care, preferably off screen!

I am LOVING Wyatt, he is such a breath of fresh air. And I am LOVING him and Hope! Go HOTT!

Helen
Helen

Couldn’t agree more, I said almost the same thing in a very long comment above, but u said it better than even I could, short and sweet 🙂

citygirl
citygirl

Love Love Love the interview, it was very light and fun. Love Liam and Hope together.. glad Mr. Bell cast Darin Brooks as Wyatt Fuller to shake things up especially in the Liam and Hope relationship. We have watched an indecisive Liam for years.. know we get to see a Liam who actually make a decision. .. and stand up for himself and Hope. Loving the new storyline. LIAM and HOPE FANTASTIC COUPLE. Can not wait to see more .. the summer is going to be MELTING HOT.

Moniqua
Moniqua

Triangles? Is that all B&B can give us is triangles???? Booooorrrrring. I said it once and I’ll say it again. Bell must have flunked preschool. He’s too fixated on triangles.

Mel K.
Mel K.

I like KM actually and I wish her the best of luck with keeping ratings up -while Hope enters yet another stupid triangle on the show.She’s gonna need it.

DawnElicia
DawnElicia

Thanks for the interview. Love Kim glad she is getting her time to shine. Im torn I love Hope and Liam but I do think that Liam needs to get his head together. I am really liking Wyatt so happy that Hope is getting the best of both worlds.

Katy
Katy

I’m so excited. I love Hope and Wyatt already. His character is so charming and witty. It’s about time! I just love it!
It will be exciting to see their story unfold. And Rena Sofer as his mother. This is going to be interesting.
I can’t get enough of Darin Brooks and Kim Matula

j
j

Good interview. However, ONE line in this long interview sums up the entire problem plaguing this show. It is the line where Brad Bell Told them “we are figuring it out as we go“. This indidcates that there is no long term story planning here, and this always undermines and ultimately dooms any new characters and stories to failure time and time again. This is why we get storylines like menopausal Brooke‘s 17th pregnancy. This show consistently hires some of the top flight talent in the business and squanders them in pointless, throw away roles, and within 6 months to a year, the actors are gone. This show needs a head writer with a vision that does not always revolve around near incestuous pairings. I hope Darin and Rena are given parts worthy of their talents!

k/kay
k/kay

B/B does not do long term story I can not believe he is William Bell’s offspring. It is pages upon pages of actors & actresses he has squandered away. I was out of town and just watched Hunter Tylo’s last episode disgraceful I hope she never comes back this was a character who had been on for 20 years off and on. Ronn Moss lousy exit storyline.

k/kay
k/kay

He may last for a while but it is the kiss of death for DB if he even remotely gets into KKL’s element can you say poor Thomas & Oilver had storylines with her and both are in outer space. You know everyone is crazy for a 50 year old horny teenager and sorry Kim Matula just acts like a giggly schoolgirl maybe that is because her resume was waitress at Hard Rock Café and we still have not seen an acting coach.

Sandy
Sandy

The article brought out a lighter, carefree side of Hope that was refreshing. Gone was her slightly boring ways and lack of confidence in herself. It will be energizing to the show to give her and Wyatt and chance to have a love interest . I would also like to see a new partner for Liam as Steffy is away and the trio of Liam, Steffy, and Hopneeds a rest for the summer. Fall would be a great time for Liam, Steffy, Wyatt, and Hope to reunite.

shirley
shirley

I love liam and hope together but wyatt might be just as good. have to wait and see. bb is my favorite soap opera out of all of the soaps. very good intervies. thank you.

Jessie
Jessie

Liam has shown that he loves Steffy and was willing to adopt children therefore if Steffy did not run he would have wanted a life with her.He has expressed that he did not marry her because of the baby so we see some conflict here. He does not deserve Hope. HE should be left stranded. Hope on the other hand, is just longing for their reunion but she is too naive. She should not not accept left overs.

shirley
shirley

left overs are pretty good after you warm them up.

Allan
Allan

How can you say that Liam loved Steffy and was willing to adopt children. He didn’t even know that steffy couldn’t have kids. And he didn’t even know why she just up and left to Paris. Man girl get with the program here and see what happens.

Tasha
Tasha

I love Liam and Hope

Allan
Allan

I do too Tasha

Bonnie Gilbert
Bonnie Gilbert

Great interview! I am all in favor of the Hope, Liam, Wyatt triangle. I used to be a die hard Hope and Liam fan, but not any more! Wyatt is the man for Hope, and I “hope” it all works out for them, sooner, than later. Darin Brooks’ portrayal of Wyatt is mesmerizing!

jaybird369
jaybird369

More and more, Wyatt (the new B&B HUNK) is such a much-needed breath of fresh air. Unlike Liam…who (at this point) is nothing but snooze-filled and fast-forward material…BORING…LOL!!!!! And, as for that virginal and ANNOYING Hope…blah blah blah blah. Also, as for the character of Quinn (aka Wyatt’s mom)…I am very impressed…so far. One last thing (for now): This so-called Caroline/Carter/Maya/Rick love quadrangle is getting so stale and DUMB AS HELL!!!!! Maya needs to give Caroline a much-needed beat-down!!!!! Caroline…who is nothing but a one-dimensional and annoying ice-princess GONE TOO WILD!!!!! Caroline’s childish antics are so annoying and high school-ish. And, I wish that the B&B head honchos (or whoever) would send Caroline into storyline oblivion…ASAP!!!!! Caroline adds NOTHING to the show. I’ve never liked the character of Caroline and I never will. No.

sybil
sybil

I am so happy that Darin came on the show, because Hope and Liam is very boring. I had enough of them two. Love Darin personality, (no nonsense guy). please bring back steffy and Ridge to spicy up things on B&B. Writers the show is way to short. Best soap opera ever!!

Tasha
Tasha

ugh Darin , he’s a weirdo ! look at the way he looked at her, so perve

Stacia
Stacia

hi brad i am in south africa,i watch B&B everyday.my family and i would like to see hope and Liam together.please don’t make the soap to bore the millions of people out there!!!

Tasha
Tasha

of course team Hope and Liam !

Eseta
Eseta

I think wyatt and hope should be together blessed the beautiful loved ones love you wyatt and hpoe

Tasha
Tasha

please, this better be good 🙂 Liam and Hope ~ its wat she always wanted ever since from the beginning, but if she actually had given up on him than i guess there’s no use ! i still remembered what Hope told Steffy when they were fighting over Liam. “Its game on” and which means that she still loves Liam eventhough Liam likes Steffy but with this new guy, Wyatt, his attitude is inappropriate and he will do everything he can to break this wedding off even his MOTHERRRRR !!!

Pam
Pam

It would have been nice for Liam and Hope, but the problem is after a 3 plus years history, Liam is still clueless about Hope and what she needs to be happy with him. She has spent all that time being mostly miserable and left to feel second best. He’s cheated on her so many times with this Steffy girl. Why is he making a video of the love they shared days before marrying Hope. How special was the video he gave to Hope if he’s making one for his wife. Maybe he made it for Hope because she was alone in Mexico with Wyatt. He wasn’t that hard up to marry her until Wyatt came along.He still can’t understand what he has to do to stop Hope from hurting and worrying about Steffy. He still doesn’t understand why Hope is so hurt even though she has explained it so many times. He keeps thinking it’s something trivial and not important which further confirms he’s not the right guy for Hope. Then he stands there telling her he still has feelings for Steffy because he married her.This at a time when he is trying to get Hope back. It just seems odd that Wyatt gets it without being told and he hasn’t had 3 years to get it right. He didn’t even try all that hard to be there for Steffy after she lost the baby. It took him no time to hook up with Hope, and the divorce papers weren’t even signed. I think Wyatt is a better fit for Hope. Look how little time it took him to understand Hope and what she needs to feel safe and loved. This guy listens and pays attention, something Liam has had 3 years to figure out but keeps blowing it. Wyatt is a better man on so many levels. Hope needs a strong man like Wyatt who isn’t so easily manipulated and will put Hope first. Plus he’s a lot better looking, better body, better kisser, smarter,sensitive, and has better control on things than Lame waffler. If Steffy came back and asked Liam for one more kiss goodbye, he would fall for the manipulation, drop his pants and find a way to make Hope find out so that she can leave him and let him stay with Steffy. He’s too much of a coward to just come out and say it so he leaves trails laying around. As far as Quinn is concerned, well Liam got what he deserved for trying to mess with her son and company. Wyatt and Quinn didn’t have anyone helping them to survive. Now that all their hard work is about to pay off, Liam is trying to trash it? I don’t think so. Liam has no clue about anything and what Quinn had to do to raise her son on her own. Even if he is scared that Wyatt will take Hope away, you don’t go behind the back of the mothers company and… Read more »

Pam
Pam

I’d like to see Quinn snag Eric and get half of the money all these woman on B&B got from marrying rich men. Hopefully it would be real and last. Get some shares in the company. I don’t see her as a Brooke Logan, but it seems like that’s how they all made it up that Beverly Hills mountain in mansions. The kids all are benefiting from it and don’t have to do much now. Brooke sure worked hard for her money and is still laying around with another billionaire even if it’s her sisters husband. I’m surprised her little miss kitty didn’t prolapse by now. LOL.

Anyhow I’m enjoying hot Darin Brooks and the way he licks his lips. Enough of that. It would be cool to see him sing and play guitar for Hope on the show. He plays quite well, personally. Quite a talented man.

Tasha
Tasha

it’s really nice hearing /reading ur side of the story but were NOT actually sure if the chapter stops there…i know how much Hope Logan has gone through all these pain throughout the years because of Liam and Steffy. Its not like Liam is the only one making mistakes the whole time, i know for sure that Hope makes mistakes and so does everyone..and that is not the end of the world. Well, Hope respects Liam after marrying Steffy, and of course paper has been signed.

This love drama is sometimes making me confused , it’s all about attraction and fornification, and sometimes, i hated when it goes to commercial break or there’s that moment where they pause not sure what to say back. I know how much Wyatt loves Hope but HELLO wake up dude, there’s plenty hot girls out there if cn’t catch one, go fish one from the sea. You cn’t just pumped in and snap her off from Liam. Cant you not know that she is already engaged to Liam. i mean, dude are you crazy ?

Wyatt’s mother concerned so much about his son and try her best to motivate her to win Hope away from Liam. Is it because of Jealously that Mr. Spencer took really care of Liam and had make him the richest son ever or is it because not sure whether what to do next ? well, of course, she tried her best to do everything JUST to ruin the wedding and make Hope called the wedding off. SHe is not what i think she was before the first time i saw her her. I thought she was generous, more like smart but of course smart of doing negative things to get Wyatt grabbed Hope’s attention…

From my own point of view , I dont see this like a love story but i see people fighting over others. Quinn you are far way too beautiful to be jealous of Liam. i Just wish that evrything is ok with Liam and Hope. and i like to correct you Pam for saying that Wyatt and Hope are meant to be together, well, guess what ? you are negative. When Wyatt found out that his mom was the reason for all these, why didnt he JUST TELL HOPE ? well, of course i know why, BECAUSE HE LOVES HER, HE FORCED HER EVER SINCE HE FOUND OUT THAT LIAM AND HOPE ARE GETTING MARRIED. He is so evil, getting the ring off from her finger, and Hope, I CANT JUST BELIEVE THAT YOU AGREE WITH WYATT…………

Pam
Pam

WHAT! No no no. Quinn is not Jealous of Liam. Liam pissed her off when he tried to get her contract with FC canned. He was messing with her money because he wanted to get Wyatt away from Hope. You don’t mix business with your personal life. He needed to deal with Wyatt only but, he involved Quinn when he went crying to Hope to dishonor their contract.

Now, Wyatt fell for Hope before he new he had a brother. Hope was interested but was put on hold by Liam to starting a relationship. When Liam notice Wyatt hanging around Hope, he became desperate to marry her while pinning for Steffy.

When Wyatt checked in on Liam and Hope relationship from the media he figured he’s a better man, and Liam is a joke. Liam had 3 years to figure out who Hope was, and what she needs to be happy. He still can’t understand her, or why she’s so upset even when she explains it to him. It’s like a blown fuse in his brain, just can’t get certain things. That lack of understanding her will always be a issue, yet in such a short period of time Wyatt gets her.

As for the ring situation, yes, Wyatt removed it for her because she wanted it removed but was afraid. That old familiar thing when you’re with a guy who probably took her virginity for so long. It’s not easy to let go and start something new, even if she’s being hurt. The thing with Wyatt is he takes in everything about Hope, and can figure out what she wants and feels without her saying it. She was twisting her ring on her figure with her head down as if she wanted it removed but didn’t have the courage to do it herself. Wyatt figured it out and took it off for her. If that’s not what she wanted she would have said no. Hope has never been afraid to speak her mind.

Quinn and Wyatt feel that Liam is a waffler who has been hurting Hope for years. If Quinn wants to help her son and Hope indirectly then why not. Liam had his chance and Hope needs to try a different sausage. Her first love was Oliver, and her mother got to try him out before Hope had a chance. Let the girl be happy for once and stop the madness with Liam.

Wendy C.
Wendy C.

I agree all the way with Pam! Hope and Wyatt together, married even! Quinn and Eric together! Bring Steffy back her and Liam are suited for each other. Hope and Wyatt all the way!!!!!!!!!!

Allan
Allan

Wyatt and Hope together?…bad idea. And Liam will eventually get the best of that total b….! Quinn. I can’t believe that she is just lurking around when ever someone is talking ALL THE TIME. Who writes these stories anyway? Some of it is a little far fetched but that’s a soap opera for ya.

Tasha
Tasha

TEAM HOPE AND LIAM ! YAYA !!! DONT CARE THEM HATERS

Pam
Pam

Liam is history. He needs to go find himself before he tries to be in anymore relationships, and stop wasting money on weddings when the marriages only last 5 minutes. Liam is not marriage material. He should be in Paris comforting his wife who just lost their baby.

Tasha
Tasha

wasting money, who doesn’t ? and speaking about comforting their baby, didn’t Steffy just denied him for some reason? well, if it wasn’t for Steffy, he would have still taken good care of her

Tasha
Tasha

oh well, seriously Pam, i didn’t post my comment just to argue at the first place but i posted my comment because i am predicting of what exactly is going to happen next and besides how i feel about this love triangle that they’ve been through….and i am also being honest with how the Quinn reacted. ok, if she’s really not Jealous of Liam than why did she send that video to Hope’s page? i mean, she should just stay out of it..i mean, come on, this is only between Liam, Hope and Wyatt not her. So yea !

Pam
Pam

First of Tasha I really don’t take this as an argument. I welcome your opinions andI respect your point of view. With that being said, hasn’t both parents, Bill meddle in Hope, Liam, and now Wyatt’s relationship? It’s no different. In fact Liam asked Bill to meddle only when it benefited him of course but Wyatt never asked his mother to meddle. I think Quinn is upset that Wyatt is Bills son as well, and has never done a thing for him. Liam possibly reminds her of the younger Bill that left her barefoot and pregnant that did not take any responsibility for his son or her. She resents the fact that she and her son had to struggle for years while Liam gets a free ride with his entitled attitude. Quinn is the new Stephanie Forester, who by the way was a lot worst. She meddled in her children’s lives all the time and no one had much to say. In fact, people looked forward to what she’d do next, and laughed when she slapped, choked and even gave Brooke a gun with one bullet so she could kill herself. She terrorized Brooke with no mercy with no apologies. Bill also did a lot worst than Quinn. Perhaps if Quinn was rich with a high profile last name, people would forgive her and not mind so much. Even Pam Douglas did a lot worst than Quinn and no one cared. They just laughed, and ate her lemon bars because she was Stephanie Forester’s sister. Pam held a gun to Donna and threaten to kill her if she didn’t leave Eric alone. She did so much pranks and meddling. She checked through Donna’s appointments and sabotaged her. She made Donna look more hideous than she was. The bottom line is, no one on that show hasn’t done something in their past or present. All these rich and entitled people just seem to get away with it, while the not so rich are labelled crazy, awful and needs to be stopped. My opinion is that Liam and Hope will just be wasting their time getting married. They don’t trust each other. They don’t understand each other. Hope is too insecure with him and will break the marriage at the drop of a hat. Liam can’t depend on Hope to be there when things get cloudy. Liam will continue to do things to hurt her that a normal secure woman would not bother with. He will have to walk on egg shells for the rest of his life to be with Hope. He won’t be happy and will recent her and do something stupid so that she can run away and he can be free when Steffy comes back for good. She has too many demands on him that he has never been able to commit to for years no matter how he tries. Steffy is carefree and doesn’t put unrealistic demands on Liam. That’s why he seems happier and free with… Read more »

Tasha
Tasha

Wait, slow down there !!! argument ?!?!?! This wouldn’t be an argument if it weren’t for you comment on my status I posted earlier last year. There are so many things I needed to correct you, first of all, I know that this is JUST a drama, so I don’t take it that far, but how you reacted and commented on my status made it even worst. I wasn’t the ONE who made it a big deal and turned it into an argument if it wasn’t for you. But hear me out, like you mentioned before about the love triangle , how Liam struggle to be with Hope , and how he messed things up the past three years, well, guess what ?! , it wont end there, the beginning has just begun. Liam knows very well, that he can’t go back time and change the past but he can make that happen by changing the future. Bill also made mistakes, he was also trying his best to manipulate Hope and Liam , so Steffy can squeeze in the way. But its not like he put a gun in someone’s face like what Quinn has done. Like I said before, no one’s perfect, but the only way to deal with the craziness, and the idiotic is by moving forward with who you love the most. But ur wrong when you said Liam doesn’t care about Hope, well, of course he loves Hope so much that he tried his best to defend her from that idiot WYATT. How could you said that Wyatt cares so much about her. when he stole the diamond?!?!?!….How did Hope react on that one ?! She was freaked out, and I could see those painful , blue, eyes glaring at Wyatt as if she wanted to poke him so bad. Liam cares about Hope, and he would never do anything to hurt her feelings. Wyatt disrespect Liam and Hope in the first place. And I just cant believe you still dont get that s***.. the only reason why Wyatt wanted to be in the FC, because he wanted to get Hope back. Hope did not want to continue on the relationship but Wyatt kept on begging like a dog asking for a bone from his owner. On the other hand, Quinn is worst than Bill, send the video to Hope , pretended that it’s from Steffy, asked Steffy to come see Liam in order to crash the wedding, trapped Liam inside a elevator, all because he wanted her son to be with Hope. Liam was rite in the first place, Quinn and her son will hurt her so bad that she will finally come to realize what a kuku she is. Liam had made some damage but he is willing to fix all those damage by protecting Hope with all his life. Now, those tricks u’ve been talking about ur TOTALLY WROOOOOONNNNNGGGGG, Wyatt did hurt Hope. But Hope is just an idiot that she always give… Read more »

Pam
Pam

There will be a show down between Ms. Fuller and Liam coming up soon when he realizes that she EXPOSED him for being a creep that made love scenes on video of him and Steffy days before a wedding with Hope. I wonder did he make the love scenes and memories for both girls at the same time. This should be interesting.

Allan
Allan

Yeah and Liam will expose that nasty manipulating and arrogant b….!! if he has the proof about that diamond heist which Wyatt set up. That is if charlie man’s up and quits hiding in the corner like a meek little thing because of that nasty Quinn. And we all know how Hope hates lying. What is gonna happen when she finds out that it was Wyatt that set up the diamond heist. They might be too involved by then and Hope will probably shrug it off. Pity. I hope it turns out otherwise but I have a feeling that Liam is gonna end up without Hope. Hell I could write these stories…..lol. And some of it is so far fetched.

Tasha
Tasha

To Pam,

WTH? stop the madness with Liam…u crazy ? u comment on my post and im not sure exactly if your’re trying to support Wyatt and his mother or you are always right that Wyatt is the perfect match for Hope. I think that what Quinn had done was wrong, how did Wyatt react when he knew that his mother was the reason why Hope cancelled the wedding? He was all blown up and told his mother to not ever do it again because i know for sure that he still likes Hope no matter what the situation is. Hope was finally happy with everything and especially Liam before Wyatt stepped in to ruin this whole thing up. Do not put the blame on Liam because he’s not the only one making mistakes too. When Quinn found out that her son Wyatt wanted to be with the girl of his dreams , she had done everything so perfect from good to bad. How would you feel when someone’s mother just walked into your house and ask her mom that who ever likes you will do everything to win your heart over even though you are already (ENGAGED) to the person you CN’T LIVE WITHOUT WITH. Well, of course that Wyatt took the ring off her hand but she wasn’t HAPPY about the decision. Wyatt forced her that she actually changed he mind. “Oh i am more better than my brother and you will have kids with me,” WTH?? you crazy what he did was wrong. And of course Liam wanted Hope to cancel the contract with the Quinn’s jewelry and designs because he knows for sure that things will get worst. Liam caught Wyatt kissing Hope and that is just messed up. And now since both Wyatt and hos evil mother are in the Forrester Creation, now things are getting worst. She wanted Hope to model for the catwalk in order to cancel the wedding, she wanted her son to take her to Mexico in order to ruin everything, I mean, what kind of mother is she? She is a bad example for others, and of course mixing up personal lives with the business. You said that you dont mix business with personal lives and that is exactly what Quinn had done. HELLO, that is the reason why she came into the Forrester Creation because of her son’s personal life with Hope Logan. So its not madness but im speaking of what i know from my own experience….

Pam
Pam

Say what! Are you kidding me. Liam decided to try and get Hope to cancel the contract with FC over some personal bs with Wyatt. Quinn decided that two can play that game. Liam got the worst of it. He gave Quinn the opportunity by making that love video for Steffy. I really don’t believe that Liam needs to be with Hope at this point. He had 3 years to get his act together and because Steffy isn’t there YET, he’s hanging on Hope for dear life.

As for Wyatt, he’s the reason for Hope’s line being so successful now. Wyatt didn’t force Hope to take of her ring, it as the mystical diamond. If you haven’t noticed Hope is pretty mouthy and does what she feels like doing. Hope is playing right now and wants a taste of Wyatt without it looking bad on her. I think by the time Wyatt is done with her, she’ll be possessed. She’ll be just like her mother Brooke with no control over her hello miss kitty.

Pam
Pam

At the Bikini Bar Wyatt and Hope are suppose to get hot and heavy before Liam drops his discovery about who sent the email. Like really. He needs to stop blaming everyone else and take responsibility for making the video in the first place. Of course Hope will get mad, even though last week she claimed she didn’t care who sent the email of the video. Whatever.
One has to be perfect to be in Hopes perfect world. After everything Wyatt’s done for her, if she hurts him Quinn will mess her up.

Pam
Pam

Is it just me or did Darin Brooks lose a lot of weight. He looks really good. I just hope he doesn’t get too thin. His clothing is more fitted now and not so layered. I love his style today. He looked like he smoked something. Just a feeling. It’s all in the eyes. Could be wrong or maybe he’s really tired from doing so many episodes per day for the last few months. I think these guys work their butts off. Anyway, leave it to me to try and see through these characters.

Brooke Logan, yesterday looked really old. Her eyes had so many wrinkles under it when she was kissing Bill. When she makes her eyes tear up, it looks worse now. When she was younger it was fine, but now, I don’t know. They really need to stop making her play the sl@# on the show. It’s weird. When she gets the injections around her eyes to fill the wrinkles it makes around her eyes look puffy. It doesn’t look natural. Just my opinion. She is still beautiful, but I rather she play a woman who has integrity and self respect on the show.

Tasha
Tasha

Haha…IKR ? wrinkles , i guess makeup wont suit anyone at that age ! but oh well, the thing is , today, the thing that gets pretty messed up is that NOW Hope is feeling down again because she found out about the video. Remembered what you said that Liam always lied to her about everything, well, I guess Liam is not the only one. If Wyatt knew about what his mother had done that breaks Hope’s heart, that how come he still didn’t tell her about the truth ? I mean, c’mon he knew about eho sent the video but didn’t say a WORD because he now have this opportunity to move on and start anew with Hope. But i guess he was too scared/frightened to tell her about the video, so that is why he kept it to himself. But about what you said that Liam always lie to her well, let’s wait and see. But of course no one is Perfect, I douted, so lets all pretend that nothing ever happened, and of course Wyatt is so hot with his shirts off….whooo and there is also a issue between Rick and Maya. So let’s wait what will happen..

Tasha
Tasha

And again, what happened IF Hope never met Wyatt ? Are you willing to seat in your comfortable chair and watch this boring love drama without handsome Wyatt ? we never know !!

Pam
Pam

You know what, if she goes back to Liam I’m done with her. The two of them are extremely boring. If she stays with Liam I would enjoy Steffy returning and sleeping with Liam while she watches through the window at the love shack up at big bear. Blame it on Postpartum like Katie did. By then Wyatt would have moved on with someone else mature that appreciates him and she goes back to popping pills. I’ve had it with her. I don’t know how on earth Wyatt is this patient. It just seems like the writer is turning her into a slut like her mother, Brooke. She’s playing both of them. I understand her playing Liam after everything he did, but Wyatt? All Wyatt has done was show his love for her and helped her with her clothing line that was a flop before he came along.

As for Maya, apparently Rick will hire back at FC and Caroline won’t like it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a couple happy for too long on that show. It’s pathetic. They are broken up so much that they all have to start sleeping with family members and in laws. I really think Maya should move on with Carter because she’s too nice to handle these peoples who have no sense of decency.

Pam
Pam

No I’m not will to watch this crap without Wyatt. He makes this show forth watching. He goes, I go.

Pam
Pam

Wyatt makes this show worth watching. He goes, I go. If Hope messes with him, I’m done with that tramp.

Tasha
Tasha

i mean i didn’t mean to be harsh or whatever but it’s how i feel/predict of what will happen next or how will they cope with the fact that this is actually something difficult to deal with. I just hope that things will go back the way it was, they should live a normal life and do what they are eager to do. I mean, gosh, be happy with your life and move on, it’s not the end of the world, but the fact that Hope is NOW in between and dont know what to do next, well, i mean, it’s up to her, whether she likes Liam or Wyatt. Well, just to let you know that the video was sending to Steffy by accident, and as for Quinn, she should stay out of it, it’s none of her business. ugh, gosh ! this is between Liam and Wyatt, not her. All she had done was to ruin everything…..

Pam
Pam

Wyatt didn’t know his mothers’ plans about sending Liams video. He found out after the fact. He and Hope were busy with entertaining buyers and the success of the line that he didn’t think about. He had moved on from the video thing. He figured who cares since Hope said it didn’t matter who sent it. As well, Hope did not make Wyatt her man. As far as I can see, she’s leaning towards Liam still and telling him she loves him and even kissing the fool. Wyatt does not owe her every single explanation of every thing. They’re not a couple yet. With Liam she should expect more because they were in a relationship and about to get married. Why should Wyatt run to Hope and tell her every thing his mother does. He should be more loyal to his mother than a girl he’s not even engaged or married to.She doesn’t even know who she wants. This over sensitive crap is really tired. For Wyatt, it seems like everyone expects him to be perfect when no one can be. Why is everyone holding him at a standard so high as if he and Hope have a commitment. The guy has turned her clothing line around and made it a success. More than Liam ever cared to do. Wyatt is too good for Hope and seems to have to jump over hoops to get her attention that’s divided. He’s giving her all of himself and she’s only giving him scraps and can’t make up her mind. I really think he deserves better than what he’s getting and should find some one who know what they want other than a perfect man with no faults. Because Liam has messed with her head, Wyatt is left to pay for it. She will use Wyatt and break his heart. Quinn will retaliate if she hurts her son and I wouldn’t blame her.

tasha
tasha

why do you hate Liam and Hope when they are meant to be together???????????

tasha
tasha

well, i just hope things will get better NOT worst just the way it was before. so if Hope used Wyatt just to make Liam jealous than what’s the point? Hope’s mother was also involved between Liam, Steffy and Hope and so as Steffy’s mother, but the point is , they shouldn’t, they should all stay out of their personal / private life. they are just making it more complicated for them to understands what to choose. I mean, I am also an adult , but if someone would tried to do something like that to me, I would just walk away, decide what to do for my life. enjoying things i wanna do, hang out with people i love and care than controlling by a fool like Wyatt. He never respected hope and Liam in their relationship, he was worried that Liam will win Hope’s heart, he is eager to let the pain go away but just can’t because of that first day he met Hope. And of course he should tell Hope about the video, but he was so afraid that Hope might walk away from everything that he ever risked his life trying to do for Hope for the future. The mother was also part of everything including the trip to Mexico. She wanted Hope to get away from Liam’s life and just to ruin eveything that Liam wanted to do for Hope. Hope and Liam meant to be together, not separate from each other, and from my own perspective, the parents should stay out of it, and hello, they are grown ups, not some babies to control their mind and what to do with their life, that’s in some places not America. And people should be treated with respect and honor, not messing up with their lives like Wyatt’s mother, and I wouldn’t be arguing with you right now, if you haven’t comment back !!!!

Pam
Pam

To answer your question. I don’t really hate Liam, I just think he had 3 years to make things right with Hope. He has hurt her for years to the point of her popping pills for anxiety and depression. I’m coming from a place of concern more than anything else. I don’t think Liam is capable of resisting Steffy when she returns. I don’t think he’s sharp when it comes to attractive women and will be easily manipulated. I see Ally going after Liam and him not realizing what’s going on, while Hope watches and falls apart again. I don’t care to much for the fact that everything he has is because Bill bought it for him like the house in Malibu or the gold credit card he carries from Bill’s bank roll. Maybe Wyatt and his mother has no respect for Liam and his relationship with Hope because they feel that he’s had everything given to him on a silver plate, while her and Wyatt struggled for years with nothing from Bill. Maybe they have no respect for Liam because of his known history of stinging along Hope and Steffy for years to the point where they look at him as a joke and don’t take him seriously. Yes, we could say that Wyatt should respect Hope if not Liam, but given the history, the fact that Liam was still married to Steffy when Wyatt met Hope, her crying on Wyatt’s shoulder when Liam hurts her, he now feels he’s the better man for her. It’s easy to want Hope so badly now that Steffy’s not around and another man is pursuing her. Before Liam knew about Wyatt he pushed Hope away. As far as the control situation, maybe their lives are being controlled because they’re not really independent. As long as these people live at home or live in houses their parents own and bought for them to live in, they will be controlled. If you’ve ever noticed, Liam has to agree with Bill on even the most slimiest and under handed things he does to continue to have his spot at the company, stay living in his house and Bill’s bank roll. Liam couldn’t even kick Wyatt out of the house he lives in because he doesn’t own it. Wyatt may not have all the fancy crap that Liam is enjoying for free but at least he’s his own man and worked for what ever he has. That I can respect. That’s what a real man does in my opinion. Work for what they want so they can be their own man and not a puppet like Liam is. At some point Quinn will move in with Eric Forester and when things break up as they always do, she’ll get herself a mansion and own some stocks in FC company just like all the Logan women, Taylor, ect, ect. Given how driven Wyatt is I have no doubt he and his mother will be wealthy soon. As… Read more »

Tasha
Tasha

WHHHHHAAAAATTTT??? seriously ?! Liam hurt Hope’s feelings? well, i disagree on that one, but here’s the thing, the first time I saw Wyatt with Hope, I think that he’s a good guy, knows how to respect a girl, shows passion, love, so generous but as the drama still continue from one episode to another, I found him more rude and he’s like being aggressive all the time when Hope is with Liam. I didn’t mean to hurt or saying awful things to your precious Wyatt but it’s how he treats someone else fiance before Liam and Hope broke up. But because of him being really generous and romantic, he had taken that to the difficult level where he and his mother had hurt no only Liam but other people. But of course he stood up for his father Bill for making stupid decision, but for that I dont really (BLAME) Liam because he was with his father all the time, every single time, and he had grown up to observe and acted just like his father Bill. And with that, I think that Bill should deserve to stay out of Liam, Hope and Wyatt, but how can he stayed out if Wyatt’s mother is doing the same thing too. She should also stayed out of it, it’s NOT any of her concern and so as Bill. But the reason for Bill stood up for his son Liam because he realized how horrible Quinn is trying everything she can to ruin Liam whenever he’s with hope and how she wanted to control everything and I found that mega-boring just by looking at her actions. But hear me out, I never meant to hate Wyatt or his mother, but just by watching ever single move she had done to manipulate every single thing in the FC. She wanted to be with Eric so he could agree with every words she said, every sentences she completed and every actions she made. Now, here’s the thing, she should go back to being just a normal mom, who does not want her son to get hurt and do anything stupid. So, like I said, i dont hate anyone but I just hated when they take control over other people’s lives. And I don’t confuse sports with drama. :/ but if that what you think than #team Lion it is !! wasaaaaaahhhhhh____bleh # eek! fr3kin’ *** 0uT

Allan
Allan

I agree with everything you said Trish. and I wish they would write that manipulating nasty Quinn right out of that show but we know that isn’t gonna happen anytime soon. Hope and Liam belong together but I really don’t see that happening either. Sad.

Tasha
Tasha

I have a better suggestion, I would say that Quinn should leave her nose drop out of these. Wyatt was there in the Forrester Creation when his mother told him to go to Mexico and steal Hope away from Liam just to make Hope fall in love with him. Now, as far as I concern, the only reason why Wyatt and his mother make it to the Creation was just to get to know Hope better and make her fall for him and his jewelry designs. And when Quinn knew what his son wants , she knew exactly what to do and stand up just to make it worst. So, if you had put yourself in Liam’s situation, how would you react? well, of course there were ups and down between Liam and Hope why?because Liam was Hope’s first lover not Steffy. But when Steffy stepped in she wanted to ruined it, but now she’s gone, there is nothing else she can do because of the accident. Now, Hope is heart-broken because of the video but if Quinn didn’t do that in the first place, they are still meant for one another. the video was sent there to Steffy by accident, and how would Liam say NO if steffy would have wanted him to make one for her ? i mean, c’mon, its difficult to deny something like that. I believe that Liam makes mistakes just like what Hope did, not sure which guy to pick. Now, this wouldnt have happened and your tail wouldnt be tipped high if you hadnt reply to my comment in the first place, but is now up to you, but i go with Liam !

Pam
Pam

From one tale to another, crush all this first love high school bs. Wednesday hot steam room Wyatt whips it out. Hope forgets her name. Liam who? Stallion number 1-Brill, stallion number 2-Wyatt-HOTT. Liam watch out. Wyatt has some tricks up his sleeves. Liam as usual has no clue. Hope can’t walk. Wyatt carries her out of the steam room dripping wet. Remember, Wyatt told Hope he can do things to her that Liam can’t. By the time Wyatt is through with her she won’t give a damn about a video or some bs heist. As far as I’m concerned Hope is still a virgin and hasn’t had a real man yet. Wyatt will turn her into a young Brooke and she too will have no control over her body once she’s #$%^ properly. She too will be creating a bedroom line and walking around Forester Creations in her panties just like Brooke. There, I said it!!!

Tasha
Tasha

well, heres the thing I dont believe in fairytale…..

Pam
Pam

Will Wyatt ever find happiness with Hope and live his life without this constant struggle? Now Bill wants to interfere with his efforts to win Hope because Liam asked him to. What kind of crap is this. Wyatt is so smart in his response to Bill. He indirectly told Bill he hopes his choice to pursue Hope doesn’t ruin their relationship and that he was glad to have found Bill. This time he didn’t blow up. He stood up to Bill but in a touching way to not destroy any chance of a relationship with his father. Lets face it. Liam knows Wyatt won’t back down, yet he’s sending Bill to basically destroy the son and father relationship how little it may be. Liam wants to shut Wyatt out from Bill so that he has no chance to be at equal footing will Bill and Liams relationship. He mentioned to Hope how Wyatt takes being a Spencer to be important as if Wyatt would back off to keep the Spencer name. So now we’re using emotional blackmail on Wyatt. If you don’t back off you’ll lose your dad again. He spent the whole show laughing at Wyatt and what he did. Can’t fight his own battles. Hope didn’t seem too impressed. Unfortunately for Wyatt, he is caught in the middle. Do I try to be with the woman I know is my soul mate or go against my new found father’s wishes and risk losing the father he never had twice. By the looks of it today, he’s willing to sacrifice any relationship with Bill for Hope. Do you think Liam would ever be able to do that or would he cave as always in fear of fending for himself without $Bills money and house. This is the reason why I feel Wyatt is so much better than Liam. Wyatt is a man and is able to make difficult decisions without losing who he is. Just because of that, Bill will have to respect that and back off hopefully. If not, we may see the ugly side of Wyatt. A man like Wyatt won’t tolerate being backed in a corner or manipulated. Bill has a lot of nerve asking Wyatt anything. He obviously wants a relationship with Bill and that may lead him down a miserable path. Bill is a horrible human being and at some point Wyatt will have to accept that Quinn was right protecting him. Bill doesn’t know how to love and if Wyatt’s hoping for that he will get hurt again. Instead of embracing his new found son and showing some positive interest in his life, he’s busy trying to bully him. Well Wyatt might be fun and games at times but, I have a feeling he can also be ruthless too if he has to. Quinn raised him on her own and he has in a way become the man of the house, the protector. Someone that Quinn can rely on. He’s no punk like… Read more »

Tasha
Tasha

Now you got what you wanted rite ?! Like i said Wyatt and his mother are up to No good , so prepare for the worst gurlfren……

Tasha
Tasha

Ok, to all the Wyatt fever here, now guys see the real him and his mother. no matter how much guys hated Liam when his with Hope but now you guys are BLIND by how cute, hot and sexy Mr. Wyatt Fuller but you guys can’t even tell if his good or not. Liam might do all these crazy things that make Hope wanted to disappear and get out of his life but Liam will not steal anything that will cost more than a car to impress Ms. Logan. Now, I believe that most of you guys >>WISH<< that Liam should marry Steffy and stay together and that does not mean he will stop fighting over Hope to win her back. Liam might send that video to his ex-wife but that was only Steffy ask for it…and how can a guy say no to his ex-wife. but you guys believed that he is perfect together. You Pam, once said that Quinn only did that for her son because she's the mother and she can interfere just like what Bill did to Liam. well, you're wrong girlfriend, i guess your mother-in-law will up to NOOOO good these time…she's EVILLLL…please stay out of it ! gosh you are way too old to interefere.

Allan
Allan

I agree again Tasha. That Quinn IS evil just like Liam says. She hasn’t been caught in her little lies and manipulations yet but hopefully that will change as the lies get a whole lot bigger. And as I have stated before, I hope that Cahrlie man’s up and exposes Wyatt and is nasty mother. Anmd hope is very much right about trusating that evil Quinn. Notice those little beady eyes of Quinn’s too.

Tasha
Tasha

Oh look who’s talking, blah bah……you are so out of your head right now, not to mention mentally illness over this hot, crazy, arrogant, rude guy Wyatt that never respected Hope engaged to Liam in the first place…that is B******* and you said that He didnt even know what his mother was up to, well, of course he knew, he supported his mother when she told him about the trip to Mexico in order to steal and to take Hope away from Liam…oh gosh ! there, i said it and from mt POV, what could possibly happen if Wyatt had never acted in the BB in the first place?duh, small talk ! woma up k ? I finally came to realize how strong and powerful you are when you started talking crap about Liam. Like I said before, I wouldn’t started this long convo. with you if you hadn’t replied back to what I said in the first place. And just by hearing you every details you said and every words you have said, I came to realize that you’re not as Bad as i thought u were. Who did you ever think would go out with Hope if Wyatt had never met her yet? But now you’re talking, saying all these crap that you never thought would ever happened. well, I think that Wyatt is tough but not in a good way, he is now being tough because thank god that Hope wanted him and his mother to work in the Forrester Creation. But they wanted to boss the Creation around, wanted to take over but for what over some stupid relationship with Hope?..But now ur effin’ talkin’ about some virgin and all that, well, who cares?! no one cares if she’s virgin or what! and i doubt that she’s Not….In this week episode, now Quinn finally came to notice how hurtful his son was and told Bill to NOT INTERFERE ! what the heck ? you crazy woman?>>> oh yea that’s rite, now she’s talking because she never interfered in Liam and Hope’s life..wel, guess what???? she did interfere , and she was the reason why those two broke up bcuz of her evil plan. and who cares about Wyatt being hot and knows how to man himself up and knows how to make Hope happy. the only thing Hope wanted was to be part of the Creation and work with her , nothing else. Hope knows that and also she respects that as well. and Bill, know one cares about that effin ball…and speaking about the scene where Wyatt interfere while Liam and Hope where they were having such a great time, Wyatt wanted to bug in and ruin everything, oh and for what? showing off, letting Hope knows that he can handle it AND know how to make it real. that is just showing off, he wanted to win Hope and make her his. ugh !!! Liam knows how to respect a girl and that is… Read more »

Tasha
Tasha

well, Like I said before , Quinn is acting so strange ever since she decided to stick with the FC, and why ? well, let’s just say that she just wanted to jump into bed with Eric and to start a new life there again, well, guess what ? now people who work there long enough than her new a** finally came to realize that she is nothing but trouble !!!…(that nite) when they were having Thanksgiving Dinner with the whole FC workers, frens and families, now Donna started to realize how evil Quinn is and i think that for some reason. the last episode I watched, she just can’t get over it….I think when it came to the part where Donna was trying to amuse Eric , she just can’t control herself because she’s JEALOUS, and i can tell that bcuz she looks like she’s about to eat someone, and if Hope ever decided to stay with Wyatt, I think she’s not only making an ENORMOUS mistake but also Quinn will go after her, and why am i saying that bcuz, Hope is Donna’s niece. Wyatt is only trying to man himself up because he just don’t want to make another mistake of losing Hope again, or should I put it this way, “He is worried that he might lose his chance, and cannot win her heart back.” And what will Hope say when she finds out again that Quinn is trying to do everything just to ruin Donna’s relationship with Eric ? oh, she’s gonna be super duper surprise, and wanted to stop working with the two of them..just by looking at her , well, of course Donna is right, she made Wyatt the special man he could ever be, BUT, to become just like her, I mean, [HEEELLLoooooo] she’s new in the FC , she doesn’t even know how to act like one, all she ever done was to ruin Liam and Hope, and that, I’m sure. So who’s evil now ???, HA ! I guess we all know the answer to that one. And Wyatt, well, like you said that you dont hate Liam, well, of course I dont hate Wyatt but ever since I started to realize that he —DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO RESPECT GIRLS, — I CHANGED MY FREAKIN’ MIND] THAT I WOULD RATHER STICK WITH LIAM….Wyatt he’s hot, funny, crazy, but at the same time, he does not how to control himself when he’s around Hope..but Liam he knows how to make it right. well, the past three years like you said, there were *UPS -&- DOWNS* but that doesn’t mean , Hope will give up easily on Liam , just like what Liam is doing rite now. i know for sure that it wasn’t easy to have two people love you both at the same time, right ? ____and to be honest with you, this wouldnt happen if you would just not had stepped in and wanted to create a huge… Read more »

Tasha
Tasha

How do you explain this, “Quinn encourages Wyatt to plan their next big move to keep Liam and Hope apart. Wyatt comes up with the perfect plan to win Hope over. Facing an uncomfortable ultimatum from Liam regarding Wyatt, Hope has to choose between the brothers. Wyatt uses his charm to gain a bold advantage with Hope by planning a special celebration; Quinn turns to Eric to secure her future at Forrester Creations; Hope makes a confession to Brooke. Wyatt is stunned to learn that he and his mother are no longer working with Forrester Creations; To protect Quinn Artisan Jewelers, Wyatt makes a heartbreaking plea to Liam. Steffy Forrester returns to Los Angeles for a surprise visit; Steffy’s visit gives Quinn an idea, leading Quinn to propose a scheme to Steffy to permanently split up Liam and Hope.
If you said that Bill should NOT interfere than how come Quinn is still trying to set this all up, try to keep Liam and Hope apart ?…I mean, c’mon, SHE’S EVIL, SHE CAN’T JUST COME INTO FORRESTER AND RUIN EVERYTHING, she created a huge mess…..

Tasha
Tasha

I mean, s*** , is she crazy ? what is her problem with Liam and Hope??..everything was much better but not for long ever since she came into the FC with her son, Wyatt. Now, like i said before, I don’t hate Wyatt but ever since he started to disrespect her at the same time Hope is engaged, I started to have that weird feeling, “like, WTH????, is he Crazy?” he can’t just be welcome into someone’s home and pumped into other people’s lover. well, Liam respect Wyatt, he gave him a home to stay, he welcome him into his arm, knowing that , Wyatt, is his half-brother. Liam knows how to treat him rite, but now , Liam is starting to hate Wyatt, because of what he had done to Hope, kissing her while she was still engaged to Liam…and that’s wrong..gosh, d***..but if Hope ever wanted ?choose to marry Wyatt, than she is making a BIG mistake there………..

Linda
Linda

I so want Liam and Hope to marry. I am tired of this Liam/Hope/Wyatt plot line. Let Hope and Liam marry and be happy for awhile. Happiness on soap operas don’t last long, so they an get divorced later. But I have been waiting forever for them to marry and perhaps have a baby. It is time that they get to be happy for awhile.

Tasha
Tasha

TRUE!!!!1

Lala
Lala

True!

Tasha
Tasha

yup…true as always

MSSpahr
MSSpahr

It is long past time for Hope to discard Liam in the old rag bag. How many weddings or missed weddings have they had so far? And still not married! I want Hope and Wyatt to fall madly in love and get married after a lovely courtship in which B&B fans are witness to the growing and undeniable chemistry between them. A side by side comparison of an indecisive Liam and a headstrong Wyatt leaves no doubt in my mind as to whom Hope should stake her future. A physical comparison would work just as well. There is Wyatt the hunk of a man and Liam the skinny adolescent-like boy. I know which one I’d choose……………….

Tasha
Tasha

well, i guess you are wrong about that! and can’t you hear urself??! discard Liam ? i guess ur jealous that Liam always convincing Hope to marry him rite ?- well guess what ? ur wrong ! Wyatt disrespected her in the first place while she is engaging to Liam, so get real and snap out of it! the only thing Wyatt want is to jump into bed with her ! I mean, that’s what he told Hope…wanted to be the guy that she deserves and have kids??…he is forcing her out of her shoe! gosh ! and the mother is terribly evil, so all the Wyatt fans should be the one to be discarded and back the hell off….

Jt
Jt

I thank that Hope is turning out to be worse the Stephine. She has always played the role of the sweet girl, but she is showing her true clothes know. If this keeps going I will just find something else to watch. Hope and Liam make a good cute couple. That ugly ass Wyatt needs to move on. But I have to say Hope acted as she is Liam deserves someone better than her. O I know everyone is like it’s just a show and look he Liam done Hope. And I would agree but that guy playing Wyatt doesn’t fit Hope.

Tasha
Tasha

IKR?—the episodes this week, well, i have to say that i find it a bit weird because everything has turned out the way it’s not suppose to be..why? well, I’m a HUGE fan of B&B and i watch it like everyday and I know how a person is good or bad the way they move, talk, comprehend with others, communicate and how to be socialize with each other but ever since Wyatt ans his mother stepped in the Forrester Creation everything has ruined and I guess the ONLY person that stand up for both of her and the son is Liam. Liam is speaking from his own perspective and know what his doing, and I know that he IS the right guy for Hope, even though >>EVIL QUINN<< is trying to do everything so he could separate from Hope. But if Hope chose to be with Wyatt than she is making a terrible MISTAKE. If Quinn had told him to step away from Wyatt and show him some respect than why did Wyatt interfere in the first place while Liam and Hope were engaged to each other?….Wyatt was disrespecting his own brother in the first place, and now Quinn is happy bcus her evil plan worked. AND FROM MY OWN PERSPECTIVE WYATT IS NOT THE RITE GUY FOR HOPE, SO BACK OFF DUDE……the only reason why he is so sweet to her and tell Liam to give her some time because he wanted to be the guy for her, well, guess what Wyatt, Liam is rite, you don't care about Hope or her feelings but yourself. the only reason why he is trying to give her the diamond is to impress her, the reason why they went to Hawaii because he wanted to impress her and try to be the right guy to hold her in his arms…..i mean, ewwwwwww, get off, you are manipulating and wanted to control everything just like his mother….Quinn is an evil person and I know how, because of how he talked to Liam about respecting, well, Liam didnt back off, he told her straight in HER EVIL FACE to stop interfering in other peoples lives……and for Liam i give him credits for stepping up and confronted her. And who cares if Liam is boring, i know that he should be the rightful guy for Hope and he is funny , looking , guy…I just dont understand Wyatt..i think he is just out of his mind wanted to win her love…..but dude please get real ! But if Hope chose to be with him than she is making a terrible mistake !! GURL , make up ur mind now befor everything will be ruined if you stepped into Wyatt's life.

Tasha
Tasha

Oh no ! wow, this does not look good to me…..If Hope found out about the Diamond that Wyatt stole, she would be real surprised and decide to dumb his a** for gud…now, I have to say that Hope is blind when it comes to relationship, she does not even know that Liam tried so bad to convince her about Wyatt and his mother but she wont even listen. well, lets wait and see where this live triangle will lead her to her future, rather listen to Liam or Wyatt, lets just wait and see who she decide to marry.

Allan
Allan

Tasha…do you rerally think that Hope is gonna marry wyatt? That might happen. You never know what these writers are gonna write. But what is gonna happen when Hope finds out that it was Wyatt that set up the diamond heist (that is if Charlie ever man’s up and tells that nasty evil Qionn to take a hike). We understand why Hope hates lies but she might be too involved with Wyatt to put stock in the facts about the diamond thing.

Tasha
Tasha

wait, what ? and your point is, are you on Liam/Hope side or Wyatt/Hope ? bcuz i am too sick and tired watching Hope falling for Wyatt and the fact that she keeps on saying that Quinn is still innocent. Ever since I started watching Quinn and her role in this drama, i kinda feel annoyed watching it and i said to myself that she ruined everything. so its either Liam Hope chooses or Wyatt ?

Allan
Allan

Tasha…Oh I am definitely on Hope and Liam’s side. Make no mistake about that. I only wondered if it is gonna be wyatt that marries Hope. I get tired of watching Hopw and Wyatt too. But one thing you have to remember…this is a soap opera so expect some far fetched stuff to happen. But now I wish they would write that nasty b….!! out of the show but we know that isn’t gonna happen any time soon. And what I mean by far fetched…example is that nasty thing is ALWAYS lurking around when people are talking. That to me is a little far fetched…..even in a soap opera.

DOTTIE
DOTTIE

I DONT LIKE HER WITH WYATT..SHE FOUGHT TO LONG AND TO HARD TO LEAVE LIAM NOW ..AND I THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMETHING SHADDY ABOUT WYATT FROM THE START…THATS NOT GONNA WORK AND QUINN I THINK SHES A WACK JOB ..SO HOPE BETTER WATCH OUT FOR HER ..THERE PROBABLY SCAM ARTISTS WYATTS NOT HER SON ..OH WELL I REALLY WANT HOPE AND LIAM TOGETHER

Allan
Allan

I agree Dottie. Hope and Liam have been through so much crap and now Wyatt is romancing Hope. I figured something was up with that b…. Quinn anyway. And now Charlie is gonna go along with giving wyatt a second chance until Pam said they were gonna tell. I smiled when she said that. but what is nosey Quinn gonna come up with now? I am sure something. Watching hope and wyatt is making me sick. All they are doing is kissing and now it looks like Hope and wyatt have taken the next step. that is why I wonder if it is too late and Hope is gonna brush off the diamond thing with Wyatt cause she is too involved with Wyatt now.

Tasha
Tasha

Exactly ! At first, I was surprised how Wyatt treated Hope while she was engaging to Liam….and now, watching this week episode made me realized that Wyatt now confronted Hope that he was jealous of Liam. WTH ?!?! Is he crazy ?! all he wanted to do was to make it worst in the first place with the (Help) of his mother, and I dont like that. bleh ! I just wish everything will go back to normal just the way it was. Well, to be honest I am a HUGE fan of Liam and Hope , ; NOT Wyatt and Hope, it’s driving me NUTS, and of course Allan, all they do is kissing , and I HAAAATTEEEDD….never liked that guy in the first place. I dont know why some people liked Wyatt, well, there was reason why is that h’s HOT/sexy but his not honest with Hope. (Period)

DOTTIE
DOTTIE

oh im so happy i knew pam wasnt going to go along with quinn ..quinn has no idea how nuts pam can be to so she dont wanna mess with pammy..i cant wait for liam to get to hope ..only thing is we have no idea how long that might take…lol

Tasha
Tasha

I’m excited too because Pam knew form the beginning that there’s something fishy going on with Quinn when she wanted to have lunch with her as her treat. And than she said , heres to “Friendship !” and than from that time Quinn is still up to NO gud ~ _~ and also she was the reason why Liam got stuck in the elevator….and I wonder, how did he get out again ?….i missed that episode. ugh

Allan
Allan

Tasha…Liam got out of the elevator because Oliver (the picture guy) just opened the circuit breaker box and flipped the switch so the elevator started again and Liam got out. How did he know to do that anyway? Speaking of Oliver did you see that Oliver put the make on Maya. He kissed her and she didn’t seem to mind. Oh boy here we go with another relationship going bust with Marcus and Maya I bet. And Pam is no dummy. she knew something was up with that nasty when she called Pam her friend. And now it just so happens that Liam got the location right of Wyatt and Hope. Did you see that one Tasha? I had to smile again when the episode ended with Liam saying to Wyatt “game over….rock and roll”. Way to go Liam.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Oliver and Mayo were on their way to another floor. The elevator was jammed. In the interim, Oliver initiated a kiss to Maya. She smiled and said she is with Carter. Oliver had complimented her beauty, and he said he was glad she came back to Forrester to model. He said he missed her. Anyway, she decided to take the stairs, as the elevator was still jammed. Afterwards, Oliver decided to reset the circuit box nearby, and the elevator unjammed. That was what they showed, and Liam who was just about to melt down, was elated. Liam hurried to the lobby. Nobody was there. He realized instantly that Quinn locked him in. Oliver never knew that he was stuck in there. On Feb. 7th while at Bikini Beach, Liam was going down a laundry list of Quinn’s antics. He included the elevator entrapment. Oliver did not say anything, yet recognized only at this moment, that this was why the elevator that day was jammed. Consequently while chatting with Liam about all his troubles with Wyatt and Hope (taking him back) Oliver did say he had his eye on someone, but it would be a long shot. Oliver’s story will continue with Maya & Carter’s relationship the week of Valentine’s Day. Tune in!

Lana Carter
Lana Carter

I like Hope Logan And Liam Spencer together.

Tasha
Tasha

To Allan, OMG, Liam actually said that ?!?! well, too bad that I have classes and it starts @8ish ! and i have noooo time to watch the episode but if that really happened well good for Liam. But as for Wyatt he should go find someone else better than Hope, Hope was Liam’s first lover so he should go look for someone else.

Tasha
Tasha

Oh my god, Allan , you should see the look on Wyatt’s face…..(puppy face) and good for Liam, standing up for himself, showing how much he cares for Hope and wanted to protect her from Wyatt’s lies. but from my own perspective, what Wyatt did to Hope was unforgivable and everything was based on lies. Now, she said it. And to Pam (Wyatt’s fan), well i guess ur man Wyatt does not deserve Hope anymore, he is hot but he is full of crap !!! soWyatt is not perfect for Hope, so back off !

Allan
Allan

Tasha…yeah and I hope that Hope sticks to her guns and ends it with Wyatt. And I bet you when that nasty Quinn finds out she will be beside herself….lol. Liam finally got a victory . I am sooooo glad and hope they write that Quinn and Wyatt right out of that show. And guess what else? Bill found some dirt on Ridge. That dude is gay Tasha……lol. Have a good weekend……go Seahawks!

Tasha
Tasha

Oh yea, IKR?? !and now, Ibelieve all Wyatt’s fan are NOT happy about it….but I knew it, I was rite in the first place, Wyatt just trying to find his way into the FC not bcuz he wanted the job but all bcuz he wanted Hope..man, that guy ! -_- and now everyone knows that WYatt is NOT a hero anymore, he’s just a guy that wanted to bump into FC and destroyed everything but I am glad that Liam risked his life to support and protect Hope….but anyway #goSeahawks 🙂 #favoriteteamtoo

Allan
Allan

Tasha….what does IKR mean? Today’s episode brings Wyatt into Rick’s office and Hope is there too. Rick is not happy with Wyatt at all and says he is gonna terminate their contract. But he asks Hope about it and he says “what’s it gonna be Hope”? That is how today ends. But earlier Bill has showed Brooke the pics of Ridge with that other dude. I think Brooke refuses to believe it. I think he is either not gay or maybe he is bi because he has eyes for Katy and I am not sure that Bill or Brooke realize that. And that little piss ant Caroline seems like she is on Wyatt’s side about this whole diamond thing and says that Hope will forgive Wyatt because he adores Hope. I am beginning to think Hope is just a flake and cannot make any important decisions without help. Oh well, that’s a soap for ya.
Wow did the hawks ever trash Denver huh.

Tasha
Tasha

oh wait, what?!?! so ur saying that Hope cannot do anything about that, I mean does she still love Wyatt or Liam?!?!?! what the hell ? caroline on Wyatt’s side eventhough he betrayed Hope ?!?! that is bull****…..Liam tried his best to get Hope back but if Hope still wanted to be in Wyatt’s life than that is sooooooooo wrong. Oh and “IKR?” means, I know right !!! and I am happy that Seahawks won the game. yay 🙂 ^_^

Tasha
Tasha

not feeling the episode this week, I mean, I cannot Believe that Hope would actually give him a second chance even though what Wyatt did cost more than what Liam had done..How would Loam react when Hope already forgave Wyatt?!?!?!…i mean what the hell ?!?!?! Liam got stuck in the elevator all because of Quinn, but the reason was that liam wanted to see Hope before they leave , and now Liam fought so hard to protect Hope but I guess, if it wasn’t for WYatt and his mother liam and Hope would have a perfect Life together………….all fans of Wyatt will be like whoop whoop !!! but heads up, i dont know how many chances he will get , if he will do it again.

Allan
Allan

Tasha…geez i just typed a book to you about today’s episode and I didn’t put my name in as author and somehow it all went south. Hope caved to Wyatt like I thought she would. And she also caved on her and Wyatt’s relationship by giving him another chance there too. Liam doesn’t know yet and he is gonna be super pissed I bet. And remember when Caroline pulled all that crap when Rick was seeing Maya? Well why can’t she do the same here for Liam and Hope? But she seems to be kind of on Wyatt and Quinn’s side. Yes it is total BS!! I am not gonna get to see tomorrow’s episode (Wednesday) because of the Seahawks victory parade but KIRO (local station) is gonna cover it and said B&B can be seen at 2:37 AM Thursday but I will be damned if I am gonna be up at that time and I can’t tape it either because my only way of doing that is in the shop. So if you get to see it by chance, lwt me know what happens. Have a good day.

Tasha
Tasha

sorry, Allan, I have class tomorrow, that starts @ 8 oclk and I wont be able to see it tomorrow and that’s for sure, the only time, i watch B&B or the only day I watched it is on Tuesday and Thursday…ugh, shuxx but what’s that book you typed to me about ?!?!?!?! :/ just curious but I never knew how stupid it is for Hope to give Wyatt a second chance and why him ?the only reason why Wyatt didn’t want Hope to break uo the contract with them is bcuz of Hope, he likes her and that is it , nothing else…but if Liam knew about this, ur rite, he will be pissed off at Hope for giving Wyatt a second chance…ugh !

Allan
Allan

Tasha..well i got my unit back in time to tape B&B at that time in the morning. Too bad you can only watch it on those 2 days. No way of taping it? Yeah your right about Wyatt not wanting to break up with Hope is because of their relationship. And guess what? that stupid Hope caved into Wyatt just like i thought she would. I am losing respect for Hope I tell ya. And she told Liam about the second chance and he wasn’t really pissed as opposed to just being disappointed. Hope thanked him for looking out for her. They hugged and Liam said “always”.And Wyatt pleaded with his mom to no more surprises and interference as he said he is not gonna blow this second chance. Episode ends with that nosey bitch on her cell phone and she says to who ever that she has a job for em and his name is Liam Spencer. So what do you suppose is gonna happen there? Is Liam gonna be out of the show? That damn bitch will not give up even though Wyatt pleaded with her. Earlier Donna is kind of grilling Katy cause Katy is smiling. Donna says oh there is a man huh. She hopes he is a good guy as Katy deserves it. And of course the guy is Ridge. But Donna doesn’t know that yet. Looks like Katy is gonna do to Brooke what Brooke did to Katy. Well that’s it for now I guess. Tell me more about you Tasha. What kind of classes are you taking? Have a nice day.

General Hospital

Dominic Zamprogna Speaks Out On His Decision To Leave GH, His Final Scenes With Emme Rylan & How Dante Exited The Canvas

A few weeks ago, General Hospital fans watched as one of the series beloved stars, Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) exited the show in scenes opposite his longtime on-screen love interest, Emme Rylan (Lulu).  For nine years, Zamprogna brought authenticity, emotion, and heart to the son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) to life.  While Dante’s journey started out with a bang, literally (thanks, Sonny!), over the years it appeared he was taking a backseat in meatier storylines.  All the while, Dante and Lulu remained one of the more popular duos with the viewers.

After much reflection, Zamprogna decided it was time for him to walk away from a place that became his second home.  His desire now shifted to play different characters in different projects, but it was not without taking many things into account with his life-changing decision.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Dominic to glean more insight into: if there was anything GH could have done to make him sign on the dotted line again, what went down to make those final scenes seem so rushed, how it was to say goodbye to his co-workers in front of the camera and behind the scenes, if he would consider a return at some point, and how would he feel if GH now planned on recasting Dante, and much more.

For us; we recall meeting Dominic for the first times just six months into his time at General Hospital for our first interview together.  We were instantly struck by his sincerity, humor, and his eagerness to learn from some of the best in the business.  Now exiting as a “soap vet“, per se, it is a full-circle moment that we had the time to conclude his GH journey with this conversation.  Here’s what Dom had to say about it all.

What were the factors that contributed to your decision to exit GH?  Was there a pivotal moment where you were feeling, and recognizing, that you were underutilized that you felt you needed to make a change? 

DOMINIC:  When you named me the “Most Underutilized Actor of 2017!” (Laughs) Well, my plan was never to stay forever.  But half-way through my second contract,  Emme Rylan (Lulu) and I were approached by our producer on set, who said words to the effect of: you guys have been on the sideline, time to get you into the game.  That led to the Dante cheating storyline, which gave us story for about a year … which was great!  But as that ended, so did any subsequent storylines, it seemed.  In the year that followed, I started entertaining thoughts of leaving.  By the next year, I started talking about it with my wife, Linda, who had started to notice that maybe I wasn’t happy anymore, and I wasn’t.  That’s not a good feeling, especially if you’re bringing that energy home with you.  Then, I made the mistake of going on social media, which is a terrible place to go sometimes.  But fans were saying the same sort of things I was feeling.  Was it all due to story or lack-thereof?  No.  I was starting to crave playing other roles, and that’s hard to do when you’re under contract.

Were discussions even had with Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and the powers-that-be about your feelings of dissatisfaction over not being utilized more in storylines?

DOMINIC:  The discussions happened late.  Not until the negotiation process, actually.  I’m no squeaky wheel I guess, but I also don’t feel it’s in my job description to be one.  I did put out a few ideas here and there, but they didn’t happen.  I know other actors have tried the same and it didn’t lead to anything for them, either.  I was a creation of Bob Guza (former head writer, GH), and maybe I was spoiled by the amount of great writing I received while he was there.

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There had to be some sadness in walking away from GH.

DOMINIC:  Oh yeah… it was sad.  I built that character, and now here I was walking away from it, and essentially my second family.  That’s been the hardest part.  Lifelong friendships were made, and memories.  However, it’s been over a month and a half since I’ve been at GH and I feel happy.  I’ve been up in Canada shooting Tin Star, which has been a great experience.  I’ve stayed in touch with everybody and I miss everybody, in fact, I just spoke to Mo (Maurice Benard) yesterday, and I’m in class with Emme (she won’t leave me alone).  But, I feel like I made the right choice for me at this moment.

To clarify; were you actually trying to work out a deal to stay put, but both sides just could not hammer things out to a satisfactory conclusion?

DOMINIC:  We did try to work out a deal.  After more talks and conversations, I felt maybe we were going to get things done.  I was being told things would change and maybe shift things in the direction we wanted to go.  But at the end of the day, it’s gotta be in writing.  I feel like I’d been told similar things in the past which hadn’t come to fruition.  I was also reminded that it was me who needed to sign my name on that dotted line and live with that decision, and I chose not to do so.

If someone would have said to you: “We have an “A” story for you, and you are going to be driving it,” would you have been more apt to stay?   

DOMINIC:  There was talk about us sitting down and talking about storylines, but that didn’t end up happening, not sure why.  And even if it did, I don’t know that it would’ve changed my mind about leaving, anyway.   But just to be clear: I have no anger towards anybody.  It’s all a business at the end of the day.  Both sides did what they felt was right.  For me, I just felt this chapter had come to an end.

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When, and how did you tell on-screen scene partner, Emme Rylan that you were leaving?  Was she happy for you and your decision?

DOMINIC:  Emme knew really early on.  Once January rolled around I was like: “I have been thinking for the last six to nine months that I am going to go.”   I wanted her to know, because we have been a couple for five years on the show.  Emme was very happy for me.  I went, “Wait a minute!  Don’t be this happy.  I’m leaving.” (Laughing)  

What happened when you told your on-screen mom, Lisa LoCicero ?

DOMINIC:  She was sad, but she is also said, “You’re in your prime, go see what’s out there!”   I wouldn’t have done this move if I did not get support at home.  My wife is the rock and the one that makes this household go.  Some things outside the show were starting to happen; I had a nice screen-test for a pilot, and then I booked these four episodes of Tin Star.  When you have choices in life; you have power and control over your future.  I think Emme and Lisa as actors realized that.  That’s what made them happy for me … for the future.  The last nine years were exciting.  However, when you can have a little bit more say in what you are doing on a day to day basis, that is empowering.  So, in saying, “no” to something, and saying, “Thank you, but that’s not what I am looking for right now,” that can feel good.

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It was a shame that through all the regimes that they rarely wrote any scenes between Dante and his father, Sonny.  What was Maurice Benard’s reaction when you told him you were leaving?

DOMINIC:  It has been pretty publicized that he and I were dissatisfied at the lack of  storyline, or scenes together.  Maurice asked the powers-that-be, “Why aren’t we working together more?”  We never had a clear answer as to why.  He didn’t know from one day to the next what was happening with my contract talks.  Mo saw me smiling one day and asked, “So does that smile mean you’re staying?”  And I said, “No, that smile is because I’m leaving.” (Laughs)  I said that more to mess with him, and make him sad.  He said, “As long as you are good financially, then I am all for anybody getting out of here and seeing what else is out there.” Really, Mo talks people into leaving so he can get more screen-time. (Laughs)

Let’s talk about the final airshow, and the story that came out of left field to facilitate your exit.  Was that written quickly to accommodate a shooting schedule or contract completion?  It felt rushed to the viewing audience.

DOMINIC:  Left field is right!  I still had a week and a half left of work when they found out I wasn’t going to re-sign, and within twelve hours I had six exit scenes written.  So, it wasn’t done to facilitate anything but a set (Lante’s house), I think.  My final tape date was May 18th, and Emme and I had scenes on the Wednesday or Thursday before that.  I guess they wanted my last scenes that aired to be with Emme, and that might have been the only scheduling day that worked for the set and the actors, and maybe that’s also why it felt so rushed.  All I could assume is that they didn’t think I was really going to leave so they didn’t plan for it, or they chose to protect themselves in this way, by not making a big deal about it.  I had another week of scenes in the PCPD with Chase (Josh Swickard) and Michael (Chad Duell) that was shot afterward.  But they had nothing to do with Dante’s “secret mission!”

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I thought, “Wait!  Is that it?  Is this Dominic’s final show?  Dante doesn’t say goodbye to his mother… his father … or his son, Rocco?

DOMINIC:  Yeah, that was tough for me.  After 9 years you think you’re going to get a little bit better of a send off.   You also, hope they’re going to honor the character.  Dante wouldn’t leave to go to the 7-eleven without saying goodbye to his mother and kids.   Maurice and I talked about that.  He said, “I guess, they don’t want people to feel really sad.  You and me doing some goodbye scenes, people are going to be devastated.”   I agree with that.  However, I also think it’s a soap and that’s what fans want … good, ole drama.  I would have loved to have had scenes with Sonny, Olivia, and Dante’s kids, but when you make a decision like this, how you leave on-air is not up to you.  Both parties are going to handle it how it’s best for them.   I was very grateful they gave Emme and I something to seek our teeth into. 

They were very sad scenes.  You are one of those actors that can take the material and connect with it while delivering it in a very subtle and heartfelt way.  How was Emme after your final scenes?

DOMINIC:  She was kind of crying the whole time, going “Damn you! Damn you.”   I was having fun with it, because I love making Emme cry.  It’s not a very difficult thing to do.  (Laughs).  We were both pretty teary-eyed, actually.  Then, when we finished the scenes and I looked over and I saw how upset the crew was, that’s what really got me.  Barbara, one of the camera operators actually jokingly apologized; suggesting that if my last shot was blurry it was my fault!  As an actor, when you make the crew feel something it kind of gives you some extra good feels. That was always the best feeling, talking to Craig (our stage manager), or Donna (head of makeup department) after a scene to get the honest truth on how you did.  I’ll miss them.

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Viewers, watching Dante have this flashback about the guy who was responsible for Lulu going overboard the Haunted Star a few years ago, probably needed a moment to connect the dots.  Some viewers were going, “What?  Dante is going after the guy that tried to drown Lulu from two years ago?”

DOMINIC:  When I read that in the script even I went, “What?” Who’s that?”  I had no idea, either. (Laughs)

Then there was this:  Dante was so hard on Lulu for her pursuing her dream as a journalist and how it inadvertently got Nathan killed.  Then all of a sudden in your final scenes, Dante has a line to Lulu in which he says something to the effect of: I understand now – you got to do, what you got to do.  In story, prior to these scenes it was leaning more towards Dante and Lulu were going to break-up over what had recently transpired.

DOMINIC:  Which, who knows?  If Dante had stayed in Port Charles it could have been the direction they were going in.  It certainly looked like they were building toward conflict, conflict, conflict, but with me leaving it was much sweeter to leave on the note that we left on, instead of Dante leaving, because he can’t deal with being around Lulu. This all leads me to believe that they didn’t want to do anything too permanent to give them time to make the proper decisions.

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What was the last day of shooting like for you?  Was it hard to get through?

DOMINIC:  It felt like a regular day, and my final scenes were up towards the end of the tape day. They had a cake afterwards.  Frank briefly spoke and introduced Maurice; who said a bunch of sweet words.  That meant a lot to me.  I said “goodbye” to everybody and took some photos, and that was it.  I already had my room packed up.  Once you’re ready to go, you’re ready to go.  Afterwards, I went out with Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) and Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Ex-Carlos) for some beers and wings at the bar down the street.  It wasn’t until everybody came back after a two-week break that it felt real, because then I was receiving text messages from people saying, “We’re back.  Why the hell aren’t you here?”

The door has been left open for Dante to return.  Would you ever come back?

DOMINIC:  Of course, at some point.  But it might not be my choice, they might recast.  They told me they won’t, but who knows what’ll be done.  Do I think you can just recast a role?  No, I think it’s always a tough sell, but they’ve done it with bigger names/characters than mine.  I would be a little surprised, only because there hasn’t been much story for Dante in the last three years.  For me, as of now, I’ve moved on, and I’m very happy with my decision and my life.  It’s sad in other respects, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve read things that people have said on Twitter, and I want everyone to know I’ve seen it all and it means a lot to me.  People have been beautiful to me.  I’m truly overwhelmed by the love.  I thought there would be more of, “Who cares?” when fans found out I left.   I must have done something right during the years I was at GH.

Did you think when you made the decision to leave they would kill-off Dante? 

DOMINIC:  No, not at all.  I don’t think killing off Dante would be a good idea, especially after they killed Nathan, and also because of the climate we live in with police involved shootings and violence, in general.  In a perfect world as an actor, you crave the opportunity to have one last moment with the other characters that have been important to your character over the years.  That’s all I would have wanted for myself, and Dante.  I’ll take what I got though.  It was extremely meaningful because of what Emme and I had and built.  I feel we got to the heart and soul of those two characters in a pretty short amount of time in our scenes.

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Speaking of Nathan, I think thus far those funeral scenes, which you were wonderful in, and the story arc revolving around his death, are GH’s best bet for an Emmy in the Drama Series category next year. 

DOMINIC:  I agree.  It was so well-done.  We’d all would like to go out like that!  Tragic, but it made for great TV and great soap.  It was phenomenally well-acted across the board.  Lots of Emmy reel stuff for Michelle Stafford (Nina) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie), and Kathleen Gati (Liesl), and hopefully for our directors and crew, also.  They did an amazing job bringing that to life.

This now leaves Josh Swickard as the lone cop now by default on GH.   he PCPD is notorious for being the worst cop shop in the history of soaps! (Laughs) They can’t ever solve a crime.

DOMINIC: (Laughs) I know!  What is Josh is going to do?   Maybe between Chase and Jordan (Vienssa Antoine) they will solve crimes.  Maybe, they’ll bring on a new cop.  Josh is a great guy and I enjoyed working with him.  At the beginning, we had that contentious relationship between the two guys.  That would’ve been fun if it lasted longer, where they had this continual real dislike for one another.  Who knows?  With Dante gone, maybe they will start solving some crimes! (Laughs) Maybe now the PCPD will be the greatest police unit in the USA.

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Over your nine years at GH, would you still consider that your best storyline was coming on to the show and then having Sonny shoot Dante, only for it to turn out that he just shot his own son?

DOMINIC:  Yes, I think you have to.  That was my intro.  They had this story planned eight months before they even cast the role.  To get to that moment, was a classic soap cliffhanger.  I grew up watching soap operas with my grandparents, and if they had been alive for that scene they would have lost it, because it was something that ‘old school’ soap fans would really dig.  For me, doing that story felt so special.  ABC also pumped it with the promotion, and the promos, and the TV spots, and amped it up.  I didn’t feel it disappointed.  It was actually the audition scene that I had to perform to get the part!  Then six months later you get to say these lines that got you the part, and you hope you don’t whiff on the softball.

While putting together and producing the GH 55th anniversary tribute package for this year’s Daytime Emmys, I included that moment between Sonny and Dante.  I remember watching the complete scene before editing it and the dialog was so good.  It still holds up to this day.

DOMINIC:  My manager was at the Emmys that night, and said what a great moment that was.  I meant to thank you for that, because I really appreciated it being in there.

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Are there any other scenes that come to mind that you are most proud of?

DOMINIC:  I also really loved the scenes with Max Gail (Mike). He is a special guy.  There was so much in our scenes; where Dante finds him with Avery in the stables.  Those moments are going to stick with me for a long time.

On June 28th, the airdate of your last episode, you posted a tweet to the fans that read: “The love you guys have given me over the years and continue to give is overwhelming.  It is I that must thank YOU!”  I thought that was extremely touching and very appreciated by the fans.

DOMINIC:  I was thinking, “Man, I have to thank you, because I would not legitimately be here if you hadn’t liked this guy, Dante.”  It was bringing tears to my eyes reading what people were saying, and seeing how much love I was receiving.

Tell me about your role in the British-Canadian production of Tin Star?

DOMINIC:  It’s a recurring role,  I’ve been working on it since March.  It’s something very different from what I’ve been doing the last 9 years.  Can’t give much away, but I play a hired gun type of guy.  There are some great scenes and moments, and I was lucky enough to work with Christina Hendricks, John Lynch, and the legend, Tim Roth.

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Do you feel now that you have had some time away now from GH, and have been playing another role, that the thought of playing Dante for you at this point is like: “Been there. Done that?”

DOMINIC:  I would never say Dante is done forever.  Right now for me, he is.  They left it open, hopefully they left it open for me, but every actor hopes that.  We want our cake and to eat it too!  I want to leave right now, but I want you to want me to come back some day.  No one wants their role to be recast.  But it’s an important character, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.  Who knows what the future holds.  I left on good terms.  Just so everyone knows; I didn’t spring something on GH on the last day of my contract.  It’s important that I let people know that I didn’t just wake up one day and say, “See ya”.  This also wasn’t about money.  Sure, we want to be paid what we believe we’re worth.  But this in no way was about me asking for the moon, or I was going to leave.  It was a very, very difficult decision.

So, what do you think about how GH wrapped up Dante’s story for Dominic’s exit? Would you like him to return to GH sooner than later?  Do you think the role of Dante was problematic to write for?  What were your favorite scenes of Dom’s during his time at GH? Let us know via the comment section below.

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Jonathan Jackson Talks Avery’s Love Quandary, Saying Goodbye To ‘Nashville’ & If He Would Return To General Hospital

With just three weeks before the series finale of CMT’s Nashville, Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson) finds himself in a major conundrum.  The woman he has loved and had a child with, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panetierre) has returned home after escaping a cult compound, just as Avery has opened himself up to the start of a new relationship with Alannah (Rainee Blake).  After not hearing from Juliette, added to the many times he felt she abandoned him and their child, will a betrayed and hurt Avery want to find a way to patch up their relationship … or try to keep Alannah by his side?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with five-time Daytime Emmy winner, Jonathan Jackson to get the lowdown on what transpired over the last few episodes and how it may end for Avery, as we inch closer and closer to having to say farewell to the Music City drama.

Since Nashville wrapped its sixth and final season a few months back, General Hospital fans have been wondering and hoping, if now is the time that Jackson would return to his role as the beloved Lucky Spencer, the son of Luke (Tony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis). Jackson originated the role in 1993 and stayed with the series till 1999.  He next returned in 2009 for a few years, then left again, and was cast on Nashville.  Jonathan made a special return in 2015 to appear in a storyline that reunited him on-screen with Geary one final time, before the soap icon retired from the show.  In this interview, Jackson addresses a return, some of his favorite moments of all-time on GH, what he learned from Tony and Genie, and more.

Those that follow Jackson are aware that his talent knows no bounds.  He is also focused on his music career, and his band Enation, which has been building on its success, playing recent sold out shows in Europe, while Jackson also had been on the final Nashville tour performing with the cast.  So, buckle up!  The next step in Jackson’s career will be one to watch.  Now, check out our insightful and heartfelt conversation below.

Avery is caught in a compromising position by Juliette, when she walks in while Avery is making out with Alannah, who has just has taken her top off.   What goes on in Avery’s mind at that point?  Is it, “Oh, no! I’m busted!” (Laughs)

JONATHAN:  It’s all sorts of things.  There is the visceral reaction, and then in his mind trying to figure what to do.  It’s sort of awkward, because they are in her house and her photos are everywhere (Laughs).  However clumsily and strange it is, he is trying to move on and get a life together with someone, and yet deep down he still has feeling for Juliette, which is mixed with anger and all of that.  He is having all different confusing conflicting emotions, all at the same time, and for Alannah as well.  It’s kind of a mess!

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By the end of this week’s episode, viewers saw Avery and Juliette start to talk, with Avery letting her know just how he feels about her leaving him, and that he has decided to move out.  All Juliette is asking is that he keeps talking to her.  As Nashville moves toward its conclusion, the big question for the character of Avery will be … who is he going to end up with, if anyone?  I would assume many longtime fans would be rooting for Avery and Juliette, because they have gone through so much together.

JONATHAN:  Yes.  However, I have been receiving messages from fans, and talking to fans on tour, and they are slightly conflicted, too.  There is a lot of love for Avery and Juliette, but there is also frustration around the whole thing, and that they want Avery to move on and be happy. 

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Where is Avery at with his relationship with Alannah?  He was getting close to her, and now she is attempting to put distance between them since Juliette resurfaced.

JONATHAN:  It’s difficult to pinpoint where Avery is at right at this moment.  There is a lot going on, and a lot of it is rooted in the fact that he went to Bolivia to try and bring Juliette home, and when she refused him that was so devastating for him.  The Alannah relationship snuck up on him. In some sense his heart is still attached to Juliette, but his mind is telling him it’s over, and that she is gone.  Avery and Alannah are connected to each other on a certain level.  It surprised both of them.  I think he has genuine feelings for her, but it’s also him pushing himself to move on from Juliette, which is something he has not been able to do.

Without Alannah, the band flounders with Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and Avery, and then there is the health situation with Will (Chris Carmack).  Alannah’s presence really put a kink in Gunnar and Avery’s friendship.  She stared out with one guy, and was on her way to being with another.

JONATHAN:  Gunnar and Avery are really good friends and care about each other a lot, and it is certainly an awkward moment in their friendship.   In terms of the band, they lose Will who has been through this health crisis, and then Alannah.  The music components are kind of imploding and they are just trying to hold on to their friendship, and not have that implode along with the band.

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Brad (Jeff Nordling) is making advances towards Alannah, and she originally tells Avery about it.  What does he think of the situation?  Now, she may do whatever Jeff wants her to do to get ahead in the music biz, since Juliette came back into Avery’s life.

JONATHAN:  I think Avery is trying to be supportive of Alannah.  It was a little bit of a blow for her to leave the band, but he generally wants to support her.  Avery has this instinct to be protective, as well.  He kind of has to hold himself back a little bit and not complain too much. He knows Alannah is an independent person, and may not want his help.  With the situation with Brad, Avery is aware of it, but she is walking into that in her own way.  It’s a moment for Avery to sort of step back and trust her that this is how she wants to go about her career.

Did you know Rainee Blake was going to be your potential love interest this season? Did you screen-test with her?

JONATHAN:  We did not screen-test together.  I think relatively earlier on I heard that this might happen, but it is one of those things were you never really know.  Often times, the writers and the producers bide their time and see how things develop as a couple, and how the audience responds to the on-screen chemistry.  You never really know if it’s going to materialize.  I actually did like how Avery and Alannah started to connect on the tour bus several episodes ago. The audience got a tease of a different side of Alannah, and Avery kind of brought that out.  Rainee was great to work with.

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You have gotten the opportunity as Avery to tug on the heartstrings, as a dad raising his little girl, Cadence, all by himself, with a the runaway mother who never shows up.  How was the journey working with Hayden Panetierre?  You two had to battle, bicker, fight, and had to play all these ups and downs together to make the story work over many seasons of Nashville.

JONATHAN:   It was really amazing, and for me that is one of the things I will miss most about working on the show, and that is working with Hayden.  It’s such an interesting thing when you work with people for so many years, and all of the emotional ups and downs that the characters go through.  Often times, we would be doing a lot of intense and emotional scenes, but for whatever reason, we would find a way to have a lot of fun and find the humor when we are doing those.  I have a lot of love and respect for Hayden.  I think she is incredibly talented. We both started off in soap operas (Hayden was Lizzie on Guiding Light) and thus had a certain approach to our work, and our work ethic.  For me, it’s always a highlight in my career when I get to work with somebody that the scene is already great, because of the person you are working with.  We would constantly share ideas back and forth between us.  The thing about working on Nashville was the friendships we developed in the cast, especially going on tour with the cast and to experience all of that with everybody else.

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What happened when you found out that this sixth and final season of Nashville would be its last?  Did you have any idea that this was coming down the pike when you wrapped season 5? 

JONATHAN:  No.  I don’t think anybody knew when we wrapped season 5.  We did not know till right before everybody else that this was going to be the last season.  We were in production maybe halfway through season 6.  I think that it helped having that time to adjust, and it gave us some time for reflection.  It really did help in a sense, because you know other shows they might wrap a month, or two later, and it’s over.  You don’t get to say goodbye, but we really did.  We got to say our goodbyes.

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I can imagine that was heartbreaking.  When you think of the rollercoaster ride you and the cast had been through together which included: the cancellation by ABC, then the show coming back on CMT, only for it to be cancelled again, it’s quite a lot to deal with and not knowing if there is job security.  Do you recall your last day on the set?

JONATHAN:  I do remember it very well.  There were a lot of beautiful moments with people, and having so much love for the crew and so many amazing people that worked on the show.  We wrapped on April 10th and then we flew to the U.K. on the 12th   It was two days later that the tour started.  Even though filming was over, we were on a plane and then on a bus together, which was really good for all of us.  I know it was for me to have another ending.  In some ways, the end of the tour was even more emotional, because that really felt it was the end.

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Do you think there were more stories to tell on Nashville … or, do you think the series is going off the air when it should, as the stories can tend to get repetitive on any long-running series? Do you think this was the right time for Nashville to say goodbye?

JONATHAN:  I don’t know how other people’s perspectives are about it, but I know from my perspective, I think we told the story that was there to be told for these characters.  That is sort of the bittersweet reality of it.  It’s painful to say goodbye to a lot of people that I had become very close to, but at the same time, there was a sense of peace about it.  It really did feel like the right time.

What can you say tease about how Nashville concludes? The series finale airs on July 26.

JONATHAN:  One of the hardest things about being in a long form series; whether it be in the primetime format, or the daytime format, is often times the lack of resolution that takes place. You are pertually in Act 2 and in all the drama.  So, knowing that the show was over, allowed the writers to approach everything from the perspective of the end, and Act 3.  Certain storylines have resolution, and others are left open-ended.  There is a good overall balance from the writers of what the audience is going to experience with the end of the show.

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I produced the General Hospital 55th anniversary tribute package for this year’s Daytime Emmys.  I remember looking at some of your storylines and touching performances all over again that still hold up to this day.  One in particular was Lucky pulling tough love on Luke (Tony Geary) during his father’s intervention.  Lucky is such a valuable character on the canvas.  Would you consider going back to GH? 

JONATHAN:  My perspective on that is; I don’t really put that off the table.  I really don’t have plans to do that, because after coming off six years on a series, that is a lot.  I am definitely looking for other projects that have an Act 1, 2, and 3, that happen a little sooner than Nashville did.  I always have going back to GH on the table, because it’s like a family for me.  I have always said that that even when I left in the 90’s; that GH would be something I would come back to.  But, I am very committed and excited about what is happening with Enation, and excited about some other projects that are out there on the acting front. I don’t see going back to GH in the near future, but I never write it off.

When you last returned you did come back to be part of Tony Geary’s exit.

JONATHAN: Yes, yes, which I was really happy to be a part of.

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Still years later, when you think of all the stories you portrayed as Lucky, is there one, or two that stand out to you among the rest?

JONATHAN:   There are many.  There were a lot of stories, and the writers wrote so much material, and that is a double-edged sword.  It’s great to have, but it was so much that I really couldn’t continue. (Laughs)

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I remember saying to you years ago, “You cry so well on camera. They are going to keep expecting you to cry, and they will be throwing scripts like that to you every day!”

JONATHAN:  And that is exactly what happened!   But for me, it’s the moments with the co-stars that I will always carry with me.  There are endless ones in my memory with Tony Geary. “The intervention” was certainly one of those moments.  I had those moments as well with Tyler Christopher (Ex-Nikolas, now Stefan, DAYS), and Becky Herbst (Elizabeth).  I remember having these scenes with Maurice Benard (Sonny) when scenes on the soaps were much longer.  And of course, earlier on, with Genie Francis (Laura) as well.  I feel like as an artist, I was really formed by Tony and Genie’s presence and observing them and watching how they worked.  I asked so many questions to them as I really wanted to learn.  They really protected me in so many ways, and yet gave me the freedom to try to find my own way through a whole process as well.  Those are the things that really jump out at me, as well as working through the scenes prior to filming, especially with Tony.  He and I would go pretty deep with what we were trying to figure out; what the scenes were, and what they were about, and how to approach it.  That part of the process was really memorable to me.  The unique thing I think in this industry for me was that I started at 11-years-old and got to come back to the show in my mid-20’s, and got to have that connection with another actor, and explore this father and son relationship.

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I don’t think, and I really mean this, that there has been a father/son relationship on television like Luke and Lucky’s.   It was so multi-faceted.   Have you stayed in touch with Tony?

JONATHAN:  We definitely stay in touch.  Again, when I left General Hospital, I did not know if anything like that would happen again in my career where I would form sort of long-lasting friendships with people.  Most of the time you do a film and you get to know some people, and you go your separate ways, and that’s just how it is.  So I was really grateful for Nashville, because I feel like we were able to have those long-lasting relationships. I can’t really put into words my relationship with Tony.  It’s just a lot of love and gratitude, and respect that I have for him.

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Meanwhile, your music career is very exciting of late.  Last month, you played the Royal Albert Hall in London with your band, Enation.  How was that experience?

JONATHAN:  It was amazing.  I went overseas with the Nashville tour and then Enation did a couple of shows, and then we opened for Echo & the Bunnymen.  The last gig on that tour was at Royal Albert Hall.  I have loved Echo & the Bunnymen for such a long time, and so this was wonderful for us.

Will Enation be touring more coming up?  

JONATHAN:  We are looking to go back to Europe later this year, or the spring of next year, and are working out those details.  We are going to be touring in the United States later on this year.

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Did your wife Lisa (Ex-Hannah, GH) meet up with you on this recent European tour?

JONATHAN: The Nashville tour ended in Ireland, and then my wife and kids came over for the last two shows there. Then, got to go around Ireland for a couple of weeks and drive around, and it was fun.

Did you notice a difference between the European music fans of Nashville as opposed to those in the U.S.?

JONATHAN:  Yes, and no.  One of the things I have noticed playing over there is that the distinction in musical genres isn’t quite as a sharp as it is in the U.S.  Over there, the radio seems to play a lot different kinds of music.  So, it was a pretty seamless transition for a lot of the people that came to the Nashville show.   We see a slight difference in the music fan base, and it mainly has to do with that they may go to a country show one week, and a couple of weeks later go to a rock concert, and not think twice about the genre.  It’s just they are looking for good music.

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Hard to believe we are turning the page on another great character played by Jonathan Jackson as Nashville heads towards its finale.  What would you like to say to the fans, the #Nashies, who have loved, and have stuck with show every step of the way?

JONATHAN:  Just a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for all the support, especially when the show was cancelled.  CMT saw the enthusiasm and support from the fans here and internationally, and that was a huge part for us to be able to get the last few seasons.  It has really meant a lot to us creatively to write that 3rd act, sort of speak, and have that sense of closure. I also would just say to the fans that have come out to the Nashville concerts as well, that it has meant so much.  We feel like we have had some beautiful moments with everybody, and so I am very grateful for that.

So, what do you think will happen to Avery at the end of Nashville?  Do you want him to end up with Juliette, Alannah, or by himself? Should GH try to lure Jonathan back to the his role as Lucky Spencer? Comment below!

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Y&R’s Peter Bergman Talks On: Jack Finding His True Biological Father, His Co-Stars, And If He Would Like A New Love Interest

On The Young and the Restless turns out Ashley (Eileen Davidson) is not the only child raised as an Abbott; whose father is not John.  As viewers learned back at the end of March, Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) is not the biological son of the Abbott patriarch, either!  This has sent Jack on a pursuit to find out who he truly is, and who he truly belongs to, because being John Abbott’s (Jerry Douglas) son meant everything to him.

Once again, this story has given multi-Daytime Emmy winner, Peter Bergman an opportunity to play the complex layers of one of daytime’s best characters.  Recently, Jack had gone through his mother Dina’s (Marla Adams) old diary, where there was a key page missing out of it.  He then located a photo, which led him to believe that none other than late Phillip Chancellor II (played by the late Donnelly Rhodes) is his real father.  Is Jack a Chancellor?

Hell-bent on exhuming the body for DNA proof, Jack is getting massive pushback from just about everyone on Genoa City.  It is not helping the situation that Dina is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and her recollections of what transpired years ago when she had an affair, may not be accurate.  Now this week, Jack has a plan that may backfire and ends up involving his son, Kyle (Michael Mealor) in the process.  Will these two work together to get the proof of the truth?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with the actor’s actor, Peter Bergman to get his take on: the surprise story twist he never saw coming, if Jack has the purest of intentions, or if he is just chomping at the bit get his hands on Chancellor Industries, if he would like to see Jack have a new love interest, and more.  It’s always a treat to speak with Peter.  Here is what he had to say about Jack’s latest inner-turmoil.

Jack is not John’s Abbott’s son.  He is searching for the answer of who is his biological father.  Now, Jack believes he has found the answer in the photo he found that included Phillip Chancellor II, and then went to Dina to confirm the answer, even knowing his mother is battling Alzheimer’s disease.  Don’t you think he jumped on this notion of Phillip being his dad all too son?

PETER:  Jack has stumbled upon evidence that this is for real with the photo he found.  He went to Dina on what was a very lucid day for her, and she was pretty damn clear.  So, therefore it wasn’t just the ramblings of a lost woman.  Jack is very eager for an answer.  Could it be argued that he jumped on this as a possibility? Yes, and for a number of reasons.  First, he feels somewhat utter-less and needs to be connected to something, but he also knows his family, and the history of this family, and “Oh, my God” could that be a way out of this untethered feeling that he had.  So he is really grabbing on to this pretty quickly.  Second, it is not lost on Jack that part of inheriting all of Phillip’s traits might also bring him part of the Chancellor estate, which would belong to Jack and perhaps he could pick-up at the corporate level where he left off.  So that is exciting, but certainly not central to his thinking.

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Everyone thinks from Cane (Daniel Goddard) to Jill (Jess Walton), to Billy (Jason Thompson) , that all Jack truly wants is to stake claim as an heir and to try to take control of Chancellor Industries.  Are they that far off from the truth?

PETER:  How honest is Jack being with himself?  We will find out!  He would want to stake his claim … and maybe a little bit more!

What was your reaction when you learned that Jack would be revealed to be the son of Phillip Chancellor II, when for decades you have been playing so much of what drives your character that he is the son of John Abbott?  Were you like, “What!??” (Laughs)

PETER:  I have been doing this much too long, to go “Why?”  I, quite frankly ask, “Where do you want to go with this?  Where do you want to take me?” The things that I have done in the past that I have fought the most have usually been the things that really led me somewhere.  I tell the story all the time of John Abbott dying.  They decided to bring him back as Jack’s conscious, and he would appear in scenes with Jack and talk to him.  I thought “C’mon. This is The Young and the Restless, and I am doing a ‘ghost’ storyline?”  I fought it and I didn’t like it, and I was wrong.  It was fantastic, and it worked great, and the audience liked it.  I learned from it.   I don’t go, “Whaaat?” that much anymore.  There have been a few of those including: the whole doppelganger story, while it confused me at times, and I thought this had gone a few steps too far, but it led us to Billy/Phyllis/Jack story. It was a direct line to that, and one of the most dynamic storylines I have ever been in.  So, I see this current story, and I go, “That is an interesting turn.”  Then, as an actor, I dig into it.

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Jack wants to exhume Phillip’s body and everybody from Jill to Cane is objecting.  Esther (Kate Linder) is worried Mrs. C. will roll over in her grave if he does this move.  As we will see, Jack does not take “no” for answer.

PETER:  Jack eventually all but gives up, but then a door opens slightly for him to look at this a different way   Jack reluctantly walks through that door.

Do you think Jack has ever thought of the possibility of: “What if I am the son of someone from the circus … or the former pool boy at the country club?”

PETER:  I have thought it’s amusing when I have met people who have explored their past lives. They have always been a prince or a princess. They were never menial laborers.  I think he looks back and is kind of curious.  I think Jill points it out to him that he is not at all suspicious that he is the pool boy, or the golf pro’s offspring?  He knows the tryst happened at the country club, and so the first person you think of is one of the elite of the country club. 

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It would be such a huge devastating fall for Jack if something like that turned out to be true!  Jack so wants to belong to a family that has wealth and prestige that goes along with their name.  I wonder what it would be like if he had to say, “Yes. It’s true.  I am the pool boy’s son!” (Laughs)

PETER:  I don’t know how that would fit Jack.

How is working with the latest Kyle, you’re on-screen son, played by Michael Mealor? The part had been recast multiple times and the actor didn’t stick.

PETER:  I cannot say enough good things about Michael.  This is an extremely disciplined, very talented, and very professional guy.  I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him.  I think he is doing a great job.  Michael gets looser every show.  He likes to take big chances and try a lot of things.  We have had a lot of young actors on the show and what they do is try to project that they are cool.  They don’t go outside of the, “I’m going to be cool, and honest, and real.”  They say, “I am going to be solid, and make simple choices.”  Michael takes big chances doing large stuff, and going overboard  That’s scary do to as an actor, but I watch him in scenes with Hunter King (Summer) where he is trying to appear cool, but just her physical prescience gets to him.  You can see it in his performances and it’s wonderful to watch.   It’s lovely to see in a 26-year-old and it’s fantastic.  I have high hopes for Michael.

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This version of Kyle seems to be a bit of a chip-off-the-old-block.  He can play dirty just like his dad!

PETER:  As far as where Kyle is at … he is like Jack Abbott.  He is not a good guy, nor a bad guy.  Kyle is a bit of an opportunist with a heart, who wants to feel a part of things, but he also takes advantage of the situation, in a way that sometimes works against that. 

We saw Jack stumble and drink again as he fights his addiction when learning the news that John is not is biological father.  Do you see him stumbling again, and going back to popping pills and booze, if Phillip Chancellor II were not to wind up being his dad?

PETER:  I don’t know if he will see him spiraling, but it is worth saying for someone who is a constant and has a had guiding light of  ‘what’s right, and what’s wrong” and that now has been taken away from him essentially when John Abbot goes “Jack!”, that is a game-changer.  What we can expect from Jack now may change.  Jack isn’t as bound by “what would dad do” as he once was.

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So, we may be surprised with a turn in attitude from Jack?

PETER:  You may be surprised.  So much of his life, and certainly so much of what I play is that Jack has spent his whole life trying to be like John Abbott, because John Abbott is his father.   Now that is not so. So, how much effort should Jack be putting in to being like John Abbott?

Good point!

PETER:  It will be interesting to see where that goes!

We have seen many actors in the soaps portray drug and alcohol addiction. When Jack’s played itself out originally, it was one of the most harrowing to watch.

PETER:  He got to a dark place very fast.  It was out of control.  It was an important part of the Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) and Jack story, because he honestly did not have the strength to do it by himself, and he had somebody to help him through it   As it turned out, it was a formative experience for Jack and for Phyllis; one that they carry with them for the rest of their lives. They know things about each other that the rest of the world does not know.

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Billy recently read Jack the riot act, when Jack told his brother about being Phillip Chancellor’s son.  Having had it with Jack, Billy threw him out of his office.  Where do you think the relationship stands between the brothers at this point?

PETER:  It’s really hard for Jack.  He is still on the board at Jabot.  He has family ties there, and he still gets the checks, but it feels so weird for him, it really does.  He is trying to be a bigger man and let Billy do what Billy is going to do.  Deep down inside Jack has known Billy for a really long time, and when Billy sort of combusts, boy, does he go! Jack hates that Billy is holding the reins of Jabot, if things fall apart for Billy.

Viewers are seeing Billy turning to gambling again.  What would Jack do if he finds out what is happening to his brother?

PETER:  I don’t know what he could do.  I am not sure what he could do to stop the CEO of the company as things currently stand.  It’s hard for Jack to relax around Billy. It’s not a promising situation.

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Do you think the Jack and Bill will ultimately be there for each other when the chips are down moving forward?

PETER:  Jack has a soft place in his heart for addicts for reasons we both know, and a soft spot for family.  It will be interesting to see how well Jack’s patience holds up, if Billy should go down that particular rabbit hole.

Do you think Jack might visit Chancellor Park and have a chat with the late Katherine about the revelation about Phillip and Dina?

PETER:  I think Jack is really trying to be realistic about all of this.  It could clearly be proven, but he is impatient.  He could wait for Chance and Phillip III to come back from their Himalayan trip, but he does not want to wait.  It’s just so easy if everyone would be practical about this, and get some fragment of Phillip’s remains, and there would be a DNA test.

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Jack’s nemesis, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) is having a lot of issues, too.  This includes his mysterious health diagnosis …

PETER:  Oh, damn! (Laughs)

How does Jack feel about Victor these days and the plight that he is in?

PETER:  Jack has such contempt for Victor.  However, Jack can occasionally see that Victor is important to some people, but Victor to Jack is everything that is wrong in the world.  As to the fact that he is struggling right now, does Jack wish bad physical health on him, or anybody?  No. However, if things didn’t go easily for Victor, Jack would not lose any sleep over it.

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Don’t you think it’s time for Jack to have a real, honest-to-goodness, love interest?

PETER:  Jack should have a new love interest.  I think the writers and the producers of The Young and the Restless are paying me a lot for half of what I do.

Jack should find true love.  Someone who will be with him and whom he loves with all his heart, and someone who loves him back, flaws and all.  A romance where he is not manipulating her, or she is not manipulating him, for financial or corporate gain.   Do you think at this point that is even possible?

PETER:  I think that would be a swell thing, but that would be a daytime show investing in an actress that is over 40-years-old.  They have done it, but it’s a rare thing.  But yes, I do feel like we are seeing two-thirds of Jack.  There is another third of him that is completely unexplored and that’s a shame.

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We saw those heartbreaking scenes that aired last year where Jack had to admit to Ashley that his mother has Alzheimer’s.  How is he going to continue in his relationship with Dina knowing she has had multiple affairs throughout her life, and when married to John?

PETER:  This is a real difficult place for Jack.  Obviously, he has his mother back in his life in one sense, but his mother has been responsible for pretty much everything that has gone wrong in his life over the last two years.  It’s just one thing after another.  Had his mother been faithful to John, Jack would not be in this situation.  Had his mother not returned, we could have gone on with life as it was, and now all this mess is in part Dina’s doing.  Now, Jack has moved out of the house and so his mother is slipping away by the minute, and Jack is not around for it.  He keeps visiting, and he keeps stopping by, but it just doesn’t feel like it’s enough.  Jack struggles with that a lot.  He should be more in Dina’s life and be around for that, but being around for that means being in the Abbott house.  Everywhere he looks are reminders that he is not who he told himself he is for his entire life.

One of the more endearing moments came at this year’s Daytime Emmys, after Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R) took to the stage to accept her award for Outstanding Lead Actress.  She thanked you while you were in the audience.

PETER:  This is in keeping with my new plan for the Emmys each year,  What I do is: I try to get a nomination so that I can sit in the audience after I have lost and hear the winner for Lead Actress thank me personally. (Laughs)  I am two for two in the last two years! (Laughs) Gina Tognoni had won that category the year prior.  Eileen Davidson is the greatest, and she has been for all intent and purposes my leading lady on Y&R.

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Now, Eileen Davidson has announced, and made the decision to leave her role as Ashley.

PETER:   I can’t say enough things about her.  I adore her … I adored working with her. She is every bit as good as everybody thinks she is.  She comes to work prepared   She never needs hand- holding or spoon-feeding.  Eileen is the real deal; had she been one of Jack’s lovers that would have been over a long time ago.  The fact that she is his sister is fantastic.  Now with her exiting the show, I will miss her terribly.

In closing, viewers should watch for Jack’s next move?

PETER:  Jack is not leaving any stone unturned.  He has to figure out who he is, and desperate times call for desperate measures.

So, do you think Phillip Chancellor II is truly Jack’s biological father?  If not, who do you think is?  What have you thought of Peter Bergman’s performance in the storyline? Would you like to see Jack have a new love interest?  If so, who would you like to see the series bring onto the show to play opposite him? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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