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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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“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo, and Dennis Hammer said in a statement this morning following the legal fallout for Jussie Smollett and his arrest stemming from an alleged hate crime reported on January 29th that he staged on himself.

The producers went on to say: “Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

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In a press conference currently being conducted by the CPD supervisor, Eddie Johnson and Commander Edward Wodnick, they revealed that Smollett turned himself in quietly and without issue.   In addition, the Chicago PD are outlining the events and timeline that led to Smollett’s arrest.

Smollett turned himself in at the Central District police station in Chicago at 5 a.m., police reported.  Thursday morning, Smollett was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing Thursday at 1:30pm central time on a felony charge of a class 4 disorderly conduct, and with that charge Smollett could face up to 1.5 years in prison.

Jussie’s attorney’s released the following statement on Wednesday night after Smollett was charged by the Chicago PD: “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”

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The brothers left for Nigeria hours after the attack, and were arrested days later when they returned to Chicago.   On Wednesday, they testified to a grand jury. Smollett was later charged with disorderly conduct.

What do you think now about the events and the arrest of Jussie Smollett?  Comment below! But first watch the Chicago PD police department.live feed of the press conference on Smollett’s arrest.

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That is because Thad is taping again at the number-one soap opera!  In a tweet put out by the series Twitter account with a photo of Thad (see below), they reveal: “Spotted On Set! J.T. Taking a coffee break. Stay tuned!”

So now the mystery begins!  Will J.T. be alive after all, which would exonerate Nikki, and her gal pals in crime, Phyllis, Sharon and Amelia from a murder rap?

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