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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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Intriguing casting news out of Port Charles on Sunday. The ABC daytime drama series has tapped former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert to play the character of  Yvonne,who is said to be a love interest for Mike (Max Gail) at the nursing home he is now in.

According to EW.com, Yvonne will end up having a connection to someone or someones on the canvas.

Hubert’s first episode is slated to air on December 7th.   Sitcom fans remember Janet from “Fresh Prince’ in scenes with Will Smith in the series in the role of Vivian Banks.

GH is not Janet’s first soap, either.  She appeared on One Life to Live as Evangeline Williamson’s (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and Layla Williamsom’s (Tika Sumpter) mother, Lisa.  The actress also appeared on All My Children as Alice Dawson.

In another twist, Hubert will reunite with Vernee Watson (Stella)om GH.  The two appeared together on “Fresh Prince”, where Watson played Will’s mother.

So does this mean that Yvonne and Stella are both going to be romantically interested in Mike Corbin?

What do you think of the casting news?  Interested to see this next leg of Mike’s story as he declines from Alzheimer’s, but may find love?  Comment below.

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Soaps Lift Boycott Threat Of Daytime Emmys

In a key move to allow those performers in front of the camera and behind the scenes crew and creatives to be acknowledged for their accomplishments this calendar year, the four daytime dramas collectively have decided to lift their threatened boycott and participate in the upcoming 46th annual Daytime Emmy competition.

This comes after the four network soaps (Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless) banded together after being unsatisfied with snafu’s coming out of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year in April, and a list of grievances and concerns they asked to be addressed by the organization that administers the Emmy contest.

Then, following an internal investigation by NATAS by the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth of Washington, DC, the results which were released on November 8th, and being in receipt of their findings, the soaps decided to move forward while still having concerns they want addressed.

In a statement from the group, a spokesperson related to Deadline, who broke the story late Friday: “As a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached.  However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott. We look forward to meeting with NATAS to discuss their findings and our concerns in greater detail.”

On Saturday, someone close to the situation said to Michael Fairman TV: “Our participation doesn’t mean we accept their proposal moving forward, we still have major issues that we will be discussing with the Chair and President (of NATAS), but as a collective whole, we don’t want to penalize our actors for NATAS’ mis-management.”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy submissions began earlier this week on November 12th, with the Daytime Emmys slated to be handed out in early May of 2019.

So, are you glad that the network soaps have lifted their threatened boycott so that your favorite performers, whose performances you have loved over the last 11 months can be acknowledged for their talents and hard work? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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According to Deadline: “Coppola will play a smart, flamboyant attorney investigating Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and international money launderer Damon Cross (Wood Harris).  She’ll do almost anything for big target convictions because she believes they’ll take her to the Governor’s mansion and then the White House.”

In an Instagram post on Friday, Alicia posted: “What a way to start the Holidays, end 2018 and begin a wonderful 2019! Thank you is all I can say. To say I am Grateful is an understatement. @empirefox here I come!” Recently, Coppola also recurred on NCIS: Los Angeles.

On Thursday night’s Soap Nation Live radio broadcast, Linda Dano, who played Alicia’s on-screen mother on Another World, Felicia Gallant, had complimented Alicia during her guest segment, and she still keeps in touch with her.  You can listen to that here.

So, will you be checking out Alicia on Fox’s Empire?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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