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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
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ethel

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

Patrick
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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.
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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… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

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

susan M.
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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
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Ang

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

RhondaL
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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.
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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
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Trammell

And I love and miss Hillary B.!!!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

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

susan M.
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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
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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.

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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
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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… Read more »

Maya
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Maya

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

susan M.
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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
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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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On Tuesday, Peacock has released the first look trailer for the highly-anticipated, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two streaming series that will drop on July 11th.

In the upcoming five episode event through July 15th, look for the returns of fan favorites: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Peter Reckell (Bo), Eileen Davidson (Kristen), Christopher Sean (Paul) plus Steve Burton making a DAYS return in his first-ever soap role as Harris Michaels.

In story, an action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go “Beyond Salem!” as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Supercouple Steve and Kayla make a surprise visit to their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black travels to San Francisco to see his son, Paul. Meanwhile, new parents Ben and Ciara drop anchor in Montreal – where they are greeted by a much-missed Hope! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives.

The next chapter of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama – and it all connects back to a plot that long-time fans of Days of our Lives will surely remember.

The cast also includes: Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena EvansDrake Hogestyn as John Black, Stephen Nichols as Steve “Patch” Johnson, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady Johnson, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson, Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady,Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Loretta Devine as Angela, Vince Van Patten as Phil Hellworth, Tanner Stine as Joey Johnson, Abigail Klein as Stephanie Johnson, Colton Little as Andrew Donovan, Victoria Grace as Wendy Shin, and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin.

Watch the trailer below, then let us know if you are exciting to see the upcoming streaming series via the comment section.

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OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

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Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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