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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Hillary B. Smith Talks Fumbling Thru The Pieces & Her Soap Career!

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In a brand new video interview released today, Hillary B. Smith chats with On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman on the set of season two of the hit web series, Fumbling Thru The Pieces in which she stars!

As fans know, last week season two kicked off and Ellie played by Smith was not to pleased to find out that her mother played by Michele Lee,  and her mother’s partner, played by Bobbie Eakes would be moving into the neighborhood!

Hillary discusses working with Michele Lee, what to expect in season two, her work on web series, and her time as Nora on One Life to Live and the fans who have followed her from project to project.  We also get a glimpse into the start of Hillary’s career and her desire to work on the soaps which led her to her first daytime role on The Doctors!

Any fan of One Life to Live, Venice, The Bold and the Beautiful and of course, Fumbling Thru The Pieces will get a kick out of  Hillary in this interview!  Watch it after the jump, and let us know what has been your favorite  soap role of Hillary’s and if you are going to check out season two of Fumbling Thru The Pieces and do you miss seeing her every day on One Life to Live?

 

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ethel
ethel

hillary is as beautiful as ever! i so miss her & oltl – thanks michael for such a down to earth interview!

Patrick
Patrick

Oh she looks good… LOL… long hair… NNNNIIIIICCCCCEEEE.

I so miss as the world turns…. all three Margos… were FABULOUS!

Margaret Colin.
Hillary Bailey Smith.
Ellen Dolan.

susan M.
susan M.

Were can I view Fumbling Thru The Pieces??? Never heard of it before till now..I miss her as Nora on OLTL..She was the best on OLTL…………Her & Bo & their dancing sequences on OLTL & their favorite food burgers and fries !!!!!!! And their chemistry together as a couple…………………And Nora & Bo’s love for Matthew & the between the both of them…..And Bo’s nickname for Nora which was RED!” Nora & Bo were so good together….The scenes between Nora & Lindsey where explosive…..I think Lindsey was jealous of Nora..And the men in her life..I prefer her as NORA!!!!!! And alway’s will…

susan M.
susan M.

Also I am happy for her in her new job venture’s……..She will alway’s be NORA to me !!!!

susan M.
susan M.

Can you only view this on line not on the tv ???????? Prefer it if it was on the T.V. because it is free…………..

Ang
Ang

You can watch “FTTP” right here ——–> http://www.youtube.com/fumblingthru

RhondaL
RhondaL

Thanks for the wonderful interview with Hillary B Smith. So enjoyed her on OLTL over the years !! Had the pleasure of seeing her in NYC play last fall. Fumbling Thru the Pieces is a funny webseries & I’m enjoying seeing HBS in this role.

susan M.
susan M.

It’s a webseries..Is it free to watch Fumbling Thru The Pieces…I see you watch it…Again, is it free to watch on the web????

Trammell
Trammell

And I love and miss Hillary B.!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
susan M.

I know she is doing other stuff but I like her as Nora best of all….I prefer Nora from her role on B&B and this one too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doe
Doe

What a pleasant interview, Michael. Have always loved Hillary. She is so natural. Just like Bob Woods. They were a perfect match on OLTL which I sorely miss. I am glad she is happy and continuing the work that she loves and does so well.

Kristen Jaccodine
Kristen Jaccodine

What a wonderful interview…thanks Michael. It’s great seeing Hillary and I am happy to know that she is doing well and enjoying herself! I love Venice and am anxiously awaiting the next season and I still need to catch up on Fumbling. I do miss seeing Bob and Hillary together on screen as Bo and Nora. They truly are the best soap couple! I heard that Bob is going to be on The Grove…..Hillary producing…perhaps she will show up as a character that is involved with him!!

Maya
Maya

Great interview. HBS is awesome and right – we fans just love to be able to see her in any role. she can play them all if give the chance. FTTP second season was truly worth the wait! HBS did an great job in Any Given Monday! Miss her as Nora, but look forward to seeing her in other roles as well. B&B should consider expanding her character! Guya is a very interesting, deep character! Keep doing what you do! and thanks for being so AWESOME and CARING to us FANS! Best to you always! Take Care HBS!! Thank you Michael! Your sight is the best!

Maya
Maya

opps! Miichael I meant your WEBSITE is the best!! :o)

susan M.
susan M.

I saw on amazon.com yesterday a Vhs tape about OLTL. It’s some of the popular weddings from OLTL soap & its about 45minutes………………It cost $2 & change but there are only 3 left..I would like it better if it were on dvd instead ..Vhs tape doesn’t last as long as a dvd…..Maybe they will put it on dvd sometime…

Chris
Chris

PLEASE ask her if my all time favorite sitcom SOMETHING WILDER going to be on DVD or be available on the internet like youtube or Hulu. (Or send me a copy:) I have a few episodes on tape and would love to have all of them including the three which never aired.

When you live in Stockbridge and Alice Cooper is your neighbor life can’t get any better. 😉

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Congratulations are in order this Sunday to Lauralee Bell who is celebrating her 35th anniversary with The Young and the Restless.  Hard to believe, it’s been 35 years since the perils of a young Cricket became front and center and those young love stories with Danny (Michael Damian), Phillip (Thom Bierdz) and eventually, Paul ( Doug Davidson).

As Cricket matured, so to was the decision to now call the character by her birth name, Christine.  After all, she became quite the legal eagle! For over three and a half decades with time-off in between, Lauralee has shared memorable storylines with the amazing Tricia Cast, and the late Jeanne Cooper as Nina and Katherine, and let’s not forget Michael Baldwin, played by Christian LeBlanc, to name just a few/

In a few tweets on Sunday, Lauralee acknowledged the day stating: “We all couldn’t do what we love to do without the viewers so thanks to them!”  She followed that up with a tweet filled with photos of herself and her co-stars throughout the years ,and some self-effacing humor stating: “Wasn’t going to post for YR anniversary, because I’m not one to put attention on me but no denying these people have made my life better. Thanks to crew & fans and my hope for Cricket is to smile the way she used to & chill whenever possible”

As viewers know, Lauralee is the daughter of Y&R creators, the late, great Bill Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell.  We are sure Bill is smiling today for Lauralee and proud of this accomplishment.

Share your congrats for Lauralee on this milestone via the comment section below.  Then let us know your most memorable or favorite Cricket/Christine moment on the CBS Daytime drama series.

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GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Downton Abbey The Movie To Go Into Production This Summer

The highly-anticipated and rumored revival of Downton Abbey to the big screen is on!  Production is slated to begin later this summer.

From what we understand, all of the original cast is set to reprise their signature roles in the motion picture, written by series creator Julian Fellowes.

Fellowes will also serve as the executive producer along with other ‘Downton’ notables behind the scenes: Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, and Nigel Marchant. Brian Percival is set to direct.  Percival also directed the pilot episode of the critically-acclaimed and beloved period soap opera series.

In a statement, Gareth Neame expressed: “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production.  Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Focus Features chairman, Peter Kujawski, shared: “Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter. We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen.”

Downton Abbey ran for six seasons on PBS  and received 15 Primetime Emmy awards and 69 nominations.

Actress Joanne Froggatt, who plays maid Anna Bates, took to Twitter with much enthusiasm at the news: “Delighted to announce we’re getting the band back together! #DowntonMovie #DowntonAbbey”

So, thrilled to hear the Downton Abbey movie is happening? Comment below.

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