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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
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keren

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

Mary Mary
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Mary Mary

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

penny
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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
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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
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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
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Cubsfan3

Just love the interview – thanks again.

knighthawk
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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
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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
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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
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Trina

Lots of new excitement!! Love the Logans.

Nai
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Helensrz
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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… Read more »

Diana
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Diana

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

Tori
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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
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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… Read more »

Mary Mary
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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
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Mary Mary

I totally agree Nai! Very well said

citygirl
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citygirl

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

Nai
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

shirley
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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
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Diana

This is so true Nai.

Nai
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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… Read more »

lexxy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

citygirl
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

k/kay
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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shirley

left overs are pretty good after you warm them up.

Allan
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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
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Tasha

I love Liam and Hope

Allan
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Allan

I do too Tasha

Bonnie Gilbert
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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
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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.… Read more »

sybil
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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
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Tasha

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

Stacia
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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
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Tasha

of course team Hope and Liam !

Eseta
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Eseta

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

Tasha
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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
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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… Read more »

Pam
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Pam
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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… Read more »

Wendy C.
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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
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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
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Tasha

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

Pam
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Pam
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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
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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.… Read more »

Pam
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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.… Read more »

Pam
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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
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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.… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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
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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… Read more »

Pam
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Pam

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

Pam
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Pam

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

Tasha
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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,… Read more »

Pam
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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… Read more »

tasha
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tasha

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

tasha
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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… Read more »

Pam
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Allan
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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
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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… Read more »

Pam
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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Tasha

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

Pam
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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.… Read more »

Tasha
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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
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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… Read more »

Allan
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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
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Linda
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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
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Tasha

TRUE!!!!1

Lala
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Lala

True!

Tasha
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Tasha

yup…true as always

MSSpahr
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Jt
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

DOTTIE
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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
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

DOTTIE
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Stephanie
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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… Read more »

Lana Carter
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Lana Carter

I like Hope Logan And Liam Spencer together.

Tasha
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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
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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… Read more »

Allan
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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… Read more »

Tasha
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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… Read more »

Allan
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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… Read more »

General Hospital

GH’s Laura Wright Talks on Mob Boss Carly and Her 30-Year Evolution in Daytime

She’s a fierce, force to be reckoned with, one who delivers raw and emotional performances time and time again, while never forgetting from where she came, and always willing to pass on to her newer co-stars’ the wisdom she gained from the grind of performing in front of the camera in the toughest acting genre there is … daytime drama.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright’s (Carly) real-life soap journey actually has a very humble beginning when in 1991 – fresh off a job at a gas station – she landed in Corinth and the role of Ally Rescott on ABC’s Loving.  Up next, a jaunt to its re-imagined version, The City, until the series ultimate demise in 1997. But that was just an appetizer for soap fans of Wright’s burgeoning talent, when next she ventured to Springfield and CBS’ Guiding Light to take on the role of a stripper with a heart-of-gold who ultimately would be crowned a princess, Cassie Layne. Then, after a popular 8-year-run, she would head to General Hospital, and one of the most coveted roles in soaps, that of Port Charles’ Carly Corinthos following in the footsteps of powerhouse actresses, Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun. In her 20th year in daytime, Laura took home the gold for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series back in 2011, and that brings us to now.  Next week on June 7th, marks Laura’s 30th year in daytime filled with memorable on and off-screen moments that she has cherished.

Meanwhile, currently on GH, Laura is getting to play Carly in a whole new set of circumstances as she enters her three-decade soap anniversary. In story, we find Carly stepping up to run the mob, now that she and everyone else believes her husband, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead, and while her best friend and mob enforcer, Jason (Steve Burton) had to go on the run. And from the looks of it, Carly is adjusting to the mob boss role quite well … but is she really?

 

Michael Fairman TV spoke with Laura to get the lowdown on Carly’s life without Sonny, which has pushed her front and center into managing crimes and misdemeanors, mafia-style, all to protect the ones she loves, and to reflect on her amazing ride in daytime; which has made her one of the all-time leading ladies of the soaps.  Here’s what Laura shared about it all.

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When you first found out what the structure of this storyline was going to be, where Sonny was going to “die” along with Julian (William deVry), and then he turns up alive and has amnesia, what was your initial thought?  Did you know how far they were going to take this for Carly, as far as her now running  the mob in Sonny’s place?

LAURA:  I had no idea about the mob part of it until about two months ago. As far as Sonny having amnesia and having another life now, I love those kinds of stories.  It also gives you as an actor something to play, and what else are you going to do with Sonny and Carly?  You can’t really break them up.  You’re talking to the person who is game for almost anything, so I loved it.  What does Carly’s life look like now as everybody believes that Sonny has died? How does she even take care of herself?  For me, it gave me great material to play because of how it all started to crumble.  Ava (Maura West) takes Avery, Cyrus (Jeff Kober) starts taking over the territory and the town, and Carly starts losing all of this security in her life as she knew it in trying to protect her family, and it was scary for her.

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Of course, viewers could see where this storyline was heading once Carly lit in to Nina (Cynthia Watros), when Nina was in Nixon Falls and saw that Sonny was very much alive! You could see that Nina was going to seek revenge on Carly and not tell her about Sonny, aka “Mike”, all the while getting closer to him.  What do you think Carly would do if she found out that Nina was with Sonny and kept it from her?

LAURA:  You know, Carly before taking over the mob would have been awful, but now… and I was thinking about this the other day …  I’m like, “Carly would go after her with a gun!”

For years, I’ve always loved this idea of, “What if Carly became a mob boss?”

LAURA:  If they did have Carly go after Nina, then Jason and Sonny would be like, “You cannot do this.”  I think there is this blind rage, at least for a moment.  It can’t just be standing there and yelling at her, do you know what I mean?  Carly would probably take action and then Nina would disappear, or it’s like ‘get me away from her because I am going to kill her’ for what this woman did.  So, you have to have at least an episode of that before you come to your senses and realize that you have children and responsibilities, and you’re going to have to do this the right way, but you have to have the moment of losing it.  It’s stealing their life.  It’s great stuff.  My other thoughts are, “Poor Cynthia,” (laughs) because she’s got to be the nicest human being on the planet, and she is so fun to work with, and so great and committed, so we are going to have some interesting times getting through whatever they write.  I have no idea what they’re writing by the way, and I have no idea when it’s going to happen, but I am sure it will be great.

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With the way GH shoots their taping schedule, I am assuming now you barely see Maurice, because you are basically in two different parts of this interconnecting story?

LAURA:  We shoot by set.  So, if Maurice is working in the morning, and I am scheduled at let’s say at noon, by the time I get there, he’ll be gone.  So, it’s fascinating. It’s kind of running parallel of what is happening on and off screen because I don’t see him at work, either.

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Carly seems that she is becoming pretty comfortable in this mob role.  There was a scene that recently aired between Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) and Carly, where Carly was discussing her options of what to do with Gladys (Bonnie Burroughs).  Does Carly like the power this brings her?

LAURA:  I think so, but it’s not like she’s sitting around going, “Oh, this is amazing.”  It’s seriously what she has to do.  What she is seeing is that there are so many moving parts that she didn’t realize how difficult it was.  Sonny made it look easy.  There’s not a time to even take a breath.  You’ve got to always be on your toes.  You know, she is doing it in ‘Carly fashion,’ so it’s always entertaining, and trying as a woman to put out all the fires, but there’s 20 fires behind it, because there is just someone constantly trying to take your seat, trying to hurt your family.  There’s just always something to look out for whether it be from the other families or law enforcement.  I think that Carly is surprised that she is good at it and surprised at how making these decisions is becoming easier and easier for her, but I don’t know if she sits back and enjoys it.  At this point, from air to what we are taping, the decisions don’t stop, and the danger doesn’t stop, and more decisions have to be made, and there is no one else to do it.  This is a world that is life or death.  This isn’t like, “Well, if they don’t like me, I’ll just find someone else to do the job.”  There’s nobody else to do that job.  It’s not that world.  You don’t get to walk away, and she is learning that more and more, as she plays in the big world.

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So, Jason went on the run with Britt (Kelly Thiebaud).  How does Carly feel about that?

LAURA:  Britt saved his life.  She said that on camera.  “She saved your life; she can take you wherever.  I trust her.”  Carly saw how Britt stepped up and helped him.  I don’t think there is anything else that Carly is thinking right now.  Carly doesn’t have the luxury of being old Carly and being snippy, catty, wanting to vet every person in Jason’s life.  It’s just not her reality right now.  That would be a luxury if she could go back and be that person, but that’s not it.  Right now, it’s assessing the situation.  “Is he safe?  Is she taking care of him?  Great.  I don’t care about anything else right now.”  This is the difference between old Carly and mob-boss Carly.  Those days are gone.  She would give anything to go back to those days because she didn’t have to have the world on her shoulders because Jason was safe, and Sonny was alive.  It’s not where she is now.  It’s a different dynamic that she was forced into.

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When you and Steve Burton are in scenes together, whether it’s just in your eyes, or expressions or emotions, there is so much going on, or at least that’s how it plays to the audience.  Is the relationship between Carly and Jason one of your favorites to play, because it’s so unique and deep rooted into their history? 

LAURA:  Oh, I love the Carly/Jason relationship. It’s the loyalty and that their dedication to each other is unbendable, unbreakable.  It’s so unwavering.  It’s great to play because it’s like being in a really good relationship, even though he’s not her ‘person’, but he kind of is.  It’s being in a great relationship that means that you get to be 100% you and everything that means, and that person loves and accepts you. There’s such incredible love and freedom, and that’s what it’s like to work with Steve because Steve approaches our scenes – and almost every scene when I watch him with other people – that there is no undercutting judgment, only help.  If I’m struggling with a line or I don’t want to do something, he’s either like, “Yeah, I agree. That’s unnecessary; cut it,” or he gives me a really great way of looking at it, where I’m like, “Oh, that is a really interesting thing, thanks!”  So, then you have full freedom to feel and play and do anything, and that’s kind of what you see.  There’s just a confidence, and I think it is also the relationship.  I think it has to be there when I work with Steve because the relationship between Carly and Jason is that way.

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Carly and Jason accept each other for who they are, all their flaws, and the dangers that come with their lives.  Wouldn’t you say?

LAURA:  She accepts him 100% for who he is.  She wants to manipulate the world around him, so he is safe, and perfect, and always there, but she still accepts him when nobody else does and vice versa.  He knows that Carly is going to destroy things, and mess up, and spiral.  Like, she had that scene where she said, “Even when Jason knows I’m wrong, he supports me.” It’s really that right there that is everything between the two of them, and it’s the hardest thing to find in any relationship, real life, TV, etc.  We always want to change people to make them be who we want them to be so that we feel okay. It’s a great soap opera relationship because it causes conflict in every other relationship that they have, which is great for storytelling in a show because then there is always a challenge, always a hurdle, always a problem built-in if you need drama. It’s because there is so much acceptance and unconditional love and support that they are free to be who they need to be, and I feel that as an actor working Steve as well.  I think that’s what you see when you say there’s ‘a lot going on’.

Carly’s plan for Gladys took quite a turn!

LAURA:  Well, Carly thought the second that Cyrus finds out that Brando (Johnny Wactor) is the father of Sasha’s (Sofia Matteson) baby that Cyrus is going to want to take him out, so she basically said to Gladys, “Look, I’ll set you up.  I’ll give you all the money you want.  Hell, I’ll even buy you a house.  Leave town, but you have to tell everybody that you lied about Jason,” and she doesn’t bite the bait.  So, you then have Carly saying, “Well, we can do this the easy way where I just pay for your life and you go, or we can do it the hard way,” and the hard way is me letting her know that, “You have a grandchild on the way, and your son is going to be murdered if you don’t do this for me,” because it puts Cyrus back in prison because he is on probation, and he has now obstructed justice.  It’s all on Gladys’s testimony.  That was Carly’s plan.  Right now, her biggest threat is Cyrus and obviously as viewers have seen things did not go as planned!

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June 7th you will be celebrating 30 years on daytime! Do you remember your first day on Loving? What happened?

LAURA:  I do.  Oh, God!  I remember what dress I had on.  I remember how my hair was.

Were you like in “Oz”?

LAURA:  I looked like Oz. (Laughs) I looked like Dorothy… the dress they had me in, the hair, are you kidding?  I didn’t know what a boom was!  I was really loud.  I had one line: “Grandma!” and that was it, and then they had to note that because I kept saying, “Grandmaw,” and they were like, “It’s not ‘Grandmaw.’  It’s ‘Grandma.’”  Then, I did whatever they said at first, but then the longer I was on the show, I was like, “I say ‘Grandmaw.’ I’m not saying ‘Grandmuh.’ I don’t care. (Laughs) Everyone gets their own personalization of how they say what they say.”  That was my big argument, and now I’ve had a thousand arguments over 30 years, but that was my first big pushback because I would be doing, what in my mind was great work.  I got all of the lines out, my God, and that was before we could do pickups, and when we shot the show in order. Those cameras had wheels. So if you were on set, and they shot the scene before us, you had to be ready to go, and they would fly down the studio on those cameras to set up to start shooting the next scene.  If I got through a scene and they had to do it over again because I said, “Grandmaw,” I would be so angry. (Laughs)

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Who helped you the most on Loving?

LAURA:  Nada Rowand, who played my grandmother, Lisa Peluso, who played my aunt on the show, and Eric Woodall was my best friend and he played Matt Ford.  He and I would get together every Sunday night, and here’s a little bit of trivia for you … Eric lived with Billy Porter! They graduated from Carnegie Mellon together.  So, I would go over to his apartment, and on Sunday night, we would go over all of the scripts together for the whole week because Eric graduated from Carnegie Mellon; I worked at a gas station. (Laughs) We had very different talents that we were bringing to the table for this soap opera job.  Eric helped me a great deal, my gosh, and so did Bernie Barrow (Ex-Louis).

Bernie was an amazing actor and the only Daytime Emmy winner, ever from Loving!

LAURA:  I had scenes with Bernie because he played my grandfather on the show. I had no idea about half the notes that they were giving me. Bernie would pull me aside and explain what they meant and teach it to me in a way where I knew how to incorporate it into my scenes and adjust and take the notes.  He was extremely helpful.  Then, there is the famous Noelle Beck (Ex-Trisha) story, where two weeks after starting the show, Eric and I were invited to go to the Daytime Emmy Awards.  I was dying because I grew up watching daytime television, and I grew up watching the Daytime Emmys.  So, when I was allowed to go, I told my mom to ship me my prom dress from my senior year of high school, which was this poufy, emerald green thing, and it looked like something from Dynasty with jewels all over it.  I got it, and I was so excited, and everyone on the show was like, “Oh, my God, someone has got to tell her … she cannot wear that dress.”  I didn’t know you could go to wardrobe and ask to borrow a dress, because I’d only been on the show for two weeks maybe.  The same day, they came to me and said, “So, if Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, AMC) doesn’t win, you’re going to be interviewed on Good Morning America the next morning about how the gas station girl got a job.”  So, it was a big deal. I’m getting ready for the Emmys, and to put this emerald-green dress on, and there is this knock on my door, and it’s Noelle Beck.  She has this beautiful, black, strapless dress. She’s like, “Your dress is beautiful, but I don’t know, I think this is really simple, and I think you might really look beautiful in it if you want to try it on.”

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Her dress?

LAURA: Her dress! It was a dress that was in Noelle’s closet on the show because she went to wardrobe and was like, “Laura cannot wear that emerald green prom dress.  She will be laughed at.”  I would have been mortified because I did not know what people wore.  I had never been to a red carpet! Noelle went to wardrobe, and they all came up with this dress, and so she came to me and said, “Your dress is so pretty, but I think this might go better with Eric’s suit,” or however she sold it! I tried it on, and I just felt so sophisticated, and I was like, “It’s okay if I wear this!?” and she’s just like, “Oh, my God, yeah!”  When I think back to that story, I’m like, ‘thank God for Noelle Beck’.  It was one of the funniest stories ever, and her dressing room was right across the hall from me, and she was from Maryland; I was from Maryland.  She was like a sister.  Noelle was always looking out for me, personally.

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Over the years, you have become one of the great leading ladies of daytime.  Was there a moment, when you were like, “I’ve got this down now … I really know what I’m doing.”

LAURA:   There have been different moments.  I remember the first time where I felt like ‘an actor.’  It was when they shot and killed Casey (Paul Anthony Stewart) on Loving, and he had to die in my arms.  I embodied something and felt it in a way that was different.  I didn’t know what it was at the time because I was playing my emotions of Paul leaving the show. I was really confused because I was like, “Do I really like this guy?” like in real life, because I didn’t know.  I didn’t have any tools of acting to know how to separate.  I was so in love with the characters’ love story, which was also my feelings at the time because I didn’t know the difference.  I didn’t know where Ally stopped, and Laura started.  I was just kind of playing myself.  I remember they called Paul to the set for a goodbye, and they were giving him a big cake and everything, and I could barely hold it together.  I couldn’t believe he was leaving.  I was like, “You’re going to say, ‘I changed my mind,’ right?” and I really believed that.  I really was like, “There’s just no way he’s going.”  Then, we had to shoot his scene, and I was very emotional and upset.  But, it was the next day where I had to go and play the scenes where he is dead and talk about it to the family, and that was when I just lost it.  I just changed as an actor in those scenes.  I remember having an opinion.  When the writers were telling me the story that they were going to tell, I remember saying, “Well, I think the interesting moment is she is not going to believe it,” and they were like, “What do you mean?”  I say, “When she comes home from the hospital, I think she needs to be like, ‘We have to go back.  Casey is at the hospital, and he needs us,’ and they were like, “That’s such a great thing to play.”  That’s what shifted for me.  I just remember there was a moment where Ally couldn’t lie anymore. She couldn’t convince herself, and then she had to tell her son that Casey wasn’t coming back.  I really understood what it was to get lost to a scene; what it was to not be Laura going, “I’m going to act now and play this scene.”  I learned how to become the character and transform in the moment.

It’s was on-the-job training.

LAURA:  Oh, for sure on-the-job training, because I went to one acting class thinking that in New York City I need to know what I’m doing, and I was so terrified to get up and speak in a scene that I literally could not talk.  I couldn’t even function outside of the safety of what I knew on a soap opera set.  I had that happen with my meditation teacher training a few years ago.  I almost left the training because it was terrifying for me to get up and not know what I’m going to do and have the script, no cameras in front of me!  It was very bizarre.

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And later, Guiding Light came your way!

LAURA: When The City got canceled, I shot a pilot that did not get picked up, and my agents were like, “What do you want to do?” and I was like, “I’m really good at daytime… can we just stick with that?  I don’t really want to do this auditioning thing.” So, then all of the sudden within a week of me saying, “I think I’ll do daytime again,” I had a screen-test for All My Children and Guiding Light at the exact same time.  I was like, “What are the parts?” and I wasn’t going to pit them against each other because my agent was like, “It’s bad taste. We don’t represent that kind of negotiation.” You have to pick because before you go into any screen-test, you already have a pre-negotiated contract, and the deal has been placed.  So, you know going in what your situation will be.  So, it was All My Children, playing a doctor, or a stripper with a heart-of-gold on Guiding Light.  It was the role and that Guiding Light just had a better money offer that pushed me towards that screen-test. Then, I had to go in and meet Paul Rauch (Former EP, GL) before I screen-tested, and then Jim Brown and Barbara Esensten who were now the head writers at GL. They wrote for me on The City.  They were the ones who said, “Let’s get Laura Wright in here and see if she wants to do this.”  It’s interesting, because when they were shooting Annie’s (Cynthia Watros) big trial on Guiding Light, and Kim Zimmer (Reva) had these incredible, long days and tons of dialogue in the courtroom scenes. Then, they throw this screen-test at her with me in the middle of the afternoon! I remember when we were doing the scene. Kim had jumped to another part in it, and of course, I knew the script backwards and forwards because I’ve had it for a week and a half.  Kim had probably looked at it that day because she’s got a thousand other lines that she’s learning for that week of shows.  We were in the middle of the scene, and they’re rolling cameras, it’s very emotional, we’re going at each other, and Kim had jumped to the next page of a line, but I knew exactly where she went, so I went right there. We got back on track and ended the scene, and Kim goes, “She just saved my ass in that screen-test!” and we just started laughing.  It was a great moment.

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The cast of Guiding Light was so amazing!

LAURA:  So amazing, and that’s where I met my man.

Wes Ramsey (Ex-Sam, GL, now Peter, GH) at the time had a crush on you if I recall the story.

LAURA:  Yes, he had a crush.  I don’t know if he wanted to go out with me because when I first came on, I was pregnant, so that would have been weird! (Laughs) We have a funny story that he told me four years ago when we got together. Wes was going through old photos that he had logged into his computer and was trying to put things in different files, and he’s like, “Oh, my God.”  He had come back a few times on Guiding Light after he’d left, and one of the times was after I’d had my son, and this was when Richard had died, and Cassie had chopped all of her hair off.  So, he was going through these photos and he showed me that he had snuck a picture of me.  (Laughs) Then, he’s like, “See, I told you I had a crush!”  I’m like, “Oh my God, that’s so funny!”

Do you and Wes run lines together at home, even though you are in different storylines on GH?

LAURA:  If he needed me too, I would, but Wes has a totally different way of learning his lines than I do.  His prep work is very different than mine.  His is very professional and probably how you should do it. He is a Juilliard graduate.  So, he was taught well, and I’ve just figured it out.  Mine is just pure survival …’the gas station girl’.

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What was the impact Guiding Light had on the trajectory of your career?

LAURA:  Guiding Light was 100% an actors show. They told a different kind of story, and the actors across the board were serious and wanted you to take it just as seriously. You were either going to sink or swim on that show, and I had to figure out how to swim. I think I spent the first six months in my dressing room crying when I wasn’t on set, trying to figure it out.  I was really taken care of on Loving.  I was 20-years-old when I got that part, 27 when I left. When I went to Guiding Light, it wasn’t like I wasn’t taken care of and protected, but it was a new energy. No one knew me.  No one knew what I was capable of.  I didn’t even know what I was capable of at the time, and you weren’t going to phone it in there.  I started working with Kim Zimmer and Jordan Clarke (Ex-Billy Lewis).  My God, you’re thrown in with people who make you feel things and play things that are uncomfortable, because that’s what we do as actors.  We make it uncomfortable, and we stretch the boundaries, and we play these emotions that are so raw and real.  One day I was freaking out over a scene with the characters of Edmund and Dinah, and I just said I would never do this.  I was just adamant. The director, said, “We have to do this.  So, you have to give me one reason where you could stay in this room.”  I said, “I guess my daughter could walk in the door, and I don’t want to leave her,” and he goes, “Great!  That’s great,” and I go, “Or…” and it just opened this door of there’s a thousand ways I could play a scene.

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When you came onto General Hospital and embodied Carly, did you feel like this was it now… and that you were in command of your craft?

LAURA:  No, because it took me a long time to get comfortable.  I’m the fourth Carly, so you want to honor what they’re writing, you want to honor the fans and what they love about the character, and there were three women who played her before me and somebody loved something about all of them. So, you want to bring that, as well as make your own mark.  You’re taking over a leading female role of the show with that much passion and dialogue that comes with the character, so it was a lot of pressure at first, but I was excited for it.  I showed up every day ready to kick ass, but as far as feeling like, “Ha ha, it’s mine; I’ve made it!”, I’ve never felt that.

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I have spoken to many of your co-stars through the years, and they often share how you helped them within a scene, or with something they were struggling with.  That is where experience can be a great asset for a performer in this medium.

LAURA:  As a female lead on the show, I do think it’s important to lift other women up to become their own female leads, and I do mean that.  If I’m working with someone, and I see them get a note that they don’t understand, or it’s a technical note, but gosh, it’s an important scene for them emotionally, anything I can do to help them in that moment, whether it has anything to do with me or not, I am there for.  There was a bathroom scene that I think aired a week or so ago with Carly and Sasha.  In the scene, Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) has all of her makeup in front of her, and the shot they need to get is through the mirror.  Sasha has a full conversation with Carly, who is standing upstage. It’s very difficult to do that when you don’t have rehearsal time to figure it out. They gave her the note that they needed her to say her line into the mirror, or they can’t get her face, right? I’m like, “Hey, do you have any idea how you’re going to do that?” because it’s so hard! I wanted to help. Having 30 years’ experience in something feels great, and it’s shocking because where did those 30 years go? What incredible memories I have, but what it’s gifted me the most is being able to help people through my experience, and through what I have learned along the way.  The whole show shines when we all shine, not just when one person does.

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What do you think your late parents would say about your 30 years in daytime?

LAURA:  Oh, they would be so proud… so happy.  It’s just so crazy that it’s been 30 years, and 2020 being the longest year with what we all experienced with Covid-19.  Looking back on my daytime career, I don’t know why, the shows didn’t let me go. I think it really was work ethic.  I can really say my work ethic is a huge part of me sticking around because I never got lazy.  I was never not going to figure it out.  I was never one to show up not knowing her lines, or being a problem, or not caring. I think that’s what kept me going, and then listening, watching, feeling, and I’m just so grateful.  I’m like, “Wow, what a ride!”

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… And what can you say about what your time as Carly has meant to you within your now illustrious daytime career?

LAURA:  I love every second of it.  It’s my choice how I show up on that soundstage.  After 30 years, I am not bored.  I have had my moments of trying to find the fun in it and caring about Carly’s storyline at the time. That’s my own choice though, right?  It’s a choice – how I choose to show up every day there – and what I choose to find interesting and challenging, and I do.  No matter what storyline they’ve given me, I can choose for it to be, “Okay, I’m here.  I’ve been doing this for so long, I could do it in my sleep,” or I could choose to show up and go, “Where am I going to kickass today?  Where is the moment?”  Now, I don’t love the amount of time it takes for my hair to get blown out; I’ll be honest (Laughs). I’m an antsy person.  But when I get on set, it’s my choice to find the love and the fun of it, whatever that is for me.  I choose to open up every script I get, the second I get it, and am always excited to see what I’m doing.

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Finally, what would you say, as a tease of what we should look forward to in the coming weeks involving Carly?

LAURA:  All I can say is there is amazing stuff coming, amazing performances, amazing excitement, amazing heartbreak, amazing surprises.  It’s all coming.

So, are you into Carly running the mob? What do you think will happen when and if Carly finds out Nina has been with Sonny aka Mike for months?  What has been your favorite moment of Laura’s on the soaps throughout her 3 decades in daytime? Share your thoughts and congrats to Laura in the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Telma Hopkins and Bryton James Talk on their ‘Family Matters’ Connection, Amanda Sinclair’s Past, and the songs of Tony Orlando and Dawn

This week, kicks-off a very special guest appearance by Telma Hopkins on CBS’ The Young and the Restless.  Hopkins plays Denise Tolliver, a private eye with some very important intel for Amanda Sinclair (Mishael Morgan), about her past, her father, and her biological family drama.

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Telma’s guest stint on Y&R reunites her with her dear friend and former on-screen son, Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) after they appeared together on the late 80’s and 90’s sitcom Family Matters.  Fans of the comedy series remember a very young Bryton as Richie Crawford and Telma as his mother, Rachel.  Year laters, they now have the opportunity to work together in Genoa City.

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In a new interview out today on the Michael Fairman Channel, Telma and Bryton chat virtually with Michael, and we learn that Telma is a longtime fan of Y&R, a huge fan of Mishael Morgan’s, and just how Denise Tolliver’s arrival in Genoa City will set the stage for fireworks to come.

And while Telma and Bryton reminisce about first their first impressions of each other on the Family Matters set, we also delve into another key part of Hopkins career as part of the iconic singing trio Tony Orlando and Dawn, whose hit singles included: “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole’ Oak Tree”, “Candida”, “She Don’t Love You” and more.

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So, excited to see Telma and Bryton together again? What were your first impressions of Telma as Denise Tolliver on today’s Y&R? What is your favorite Tony Orlando and Dawn tune? Did you watch “Family Matters” with Telma and Bryton years ago? Share your thoughts in the comment section.  But first check out their full interview below.

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Days Of Our Lives

WATCH: Daytime Emmy Nominations Special 2021 Replay

Last night, during the Daytime Emmy Nominations Special Livestream on the Michael Fairman Channel, 15 nominated performers who will be going for gold on the upcoming 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, shared their reactions and their excitement at learning they were in the running in the major Daytime Drama performer categories as chosen by their peers.

Throughout the livestream, the actors also shared what scenes they chose for their reels in the competition that landed them in the top spots in their respective categories.

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During the broadcast, Michael welcomed: The Bold and the Beautiful’s Darin Brooks and Courtney Hope, General Hospital’s, Maurice Benard, Finola Hughes, Max Gail, Briana Lane and Dominic Zamprogna, The Young and the Restless’ Bryton James, Melissa Claire Egan and Alyvia Alyn Lind, and Days of our Lives nominees: Victoria Konefal, Cady McClain, Wally Kurth, George DelHoyo, and Tamara Braun.

In addition, NATAS President and CEO Adam Sharp shared insight into this year’s nomination process, the year in daytime, and teased what to look for on the upcoming Daytime Emmy Telecast on June 25th on CBS, where the award show recently got a two-year pick-up.

In case you missed it, enjoy this kick-off to Emmy season and watch the Daytime Emmy Nominations Replay below.  Then let us know what moments you enjoyed the most during our show, and who you are rooting for to take home Emmy gold in the comment section.

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