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Video Interview: John-Paul Lavoisier Previews His Role In WINTERTHORNE & His Upcoming Debut As DAYS New Phillip Kiriakis!

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As the highly-anticipated online series Winterthorne is set to have its online debut this Thursday, August 27th, over the next few days leading up to it,  On-Air On-Soaps will be bringing you some red carpet video interviews with the cast taped at the Winterthorne premiere and screening held just over a week ago.

John-Paul Lavoisier is having quite the resurgence in his soap opera career! Beloved for his portrayal of Rex Balsom for almost a decade on One Life to Live, his fans have been clamoring to see him on their daytime screens again, and now they will have the opportunity to do so – in two different shows and formats!  Up first, John-Paul makes his debut in Winterthorne in the role of Hugh Cambridge, and that is followed by his contract role on Days of our Lives as the new Phillip Kiriakis!

When discussing with Lavoisier the exciting casting news that he is the new Phillip Kiriakis of Salem, and what it feels like to be part of that iconic clan, JP Responded:  “You know, it’s funny.  On One Life I started out as sort of a kid and grew up.  Now being a Kiriakis and being at DAYS, I feel like an official grown-up.  I wear suits every single day and I am corporate.  Working with John Aniston (Victor), I’m like this business man.  I’m doing man stuff, posing in my suit! (Laughs)  I’ve got like computers and paperwork and talking about Taiwan negotiations and all kinds of stuff.   So, it’s different.  One of my favorite movies of all-time is Glengarry Glen Ross, and it’s finally come to use.  I get to use that knowledge and demeanor and bring that to this project, and so it’s good.”

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As to what to look forward to in those outdoorsy scenes that feature Lavoisier’s character of Hugh and Martha Madison’s Miranda Winterthorne in the Winterthorne promos,  JP teased: “I probably shouldn’t say why because it will ruin it, but these are my Winterthorne scars! (shows hand).  I just legitimately got this on set and you will see why.  I absolutely had fun being in Winterthorne, because for me I got the chance to be in the woods in real life.  It feels really real.  It felt like I was on vacation, instead of being in a studio.”

Watch the video interview with John-Paul after the jump.  Then let us know if are you excited to see him as Hugh in Winterthorne and as the new Phillip on DAYS?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Margie

I can’t wait! JPL is just the shot Days needs. I wish Melissa Archer wasn’t leaving.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Had she been Sarah Horton, Melissa and John couldve been working together again as StepSiblings in the K mansion after playing bro and stepsis on OLTL!!!(or was he Clints son which would made them halfsibs…iz 4get…lol) but whatever…it wouldve been nice seeing them working together again!!!

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(Rex was Clint’s son via that no good Echo DiSavoy.) You are so right. JP and Melissa worked so well together on OLTL. It would have been great to reunite them. Too bad TPTB didn’t think of that.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

JPL & MA had great chemistry on OLTL. Loved them with Roxy.

Reagan
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Reagan

I like JP & glad he’s on Days… but personally will miss JKJ as Phillip. I’m now waiting to see if they recast Stephanie w/ Patch back.

Dylan
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Dylan

I hope they write the character in such a way that does not detract from JPL ‘s natural charisma and comic abilities. We have already seen Chad go from being a laid back fun loving kid, to a buttoned up, intense, suit wearing mogul. The thing about JKJ’s first stint as teenage Phillip, and why it worked so well, was that he was NOTHING like his parents, and had a very easy going vibe. His return several years ago fell majorly flat because the writers had no idea who Phillip was, or who they wanted him to be, and the… Read more »

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I would prefer to see Jay Kenneth Johnson in the role of Phillip. Not excited about this casting of Phillip. But wish JPL well.

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Word to the wise: If you really don’t want to know the truth about how viewers feel about actors being cast in a particular role, then don’t ask the question. The truth may not be what the actor wants to hear. Not every viewer is excited about every actor. I saw JPL in the soap reality show that was on a few years ago. (It also featured Galen Gering, Nadia Bjorlin, et. al.) JPL shared his love of New York City and disdain for LA. So wondering how long this participation on Days will last. He may leave the role… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Thank goodness we don’t have to rely on you for casting the show..Lord knows who’d end up playing who. But at least you’d be excited about it…LOL

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

The question I answered was, “Are you excited about JPL being cast as Philip on Days?” My answer was and is, NO! I was not asked to cast the role. If I had been asked, my first choice would have been Jay Kenneth Johnson, the actor who originated the character of Philip. With Days bringing back actors who originated characters on the show, I find it odd that the “original Philip” was not asked to reprise the role. I could understand if Jay was not available that the show would look for another actor. Usually in that case they make… Read more »

sheryl
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sheryl

Can’t wait to se both shows ,he is so talented and we wish him good luck .

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Thanks for the interview. Welcome to DOOL JPL! I know you’ll fit right in.

Noell Reed Jr.
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Noell Reed Jr.

Great interview Michael. Haven’t seen the character in a while. Will be interesting to see how he figures into the upcoming 50th celebration!!

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DAYS Brandon Barash On Stefan’s Resurrection: “You’ll See Some Revenge, Corporate Takeovers, Losing a Memory … Maybe Gaining of Memories”

Dr. Rolf is at it again on Days of our Lives! While Jake DiMera has met his maker, apparently his twin brother, Stefan O DiMera is coming back to life.  That sets the stage for Brandon Barash to reprise his original DAYS role.

In a brand new interview with his on-screen brother, Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) on the Days of our Lives You Tube Channel, Barash talks on what viewers can expect once Stefan is completely back in action, and how he feels about taking on the darker twin once again.

Brandon teased: “You’ll see some revenge, corporate takeovers, losing a memory … maybe gaining of memories.”  With Stefan back in the DiMera mix, look for the two brothers to not always see eye-to-eye. Barashs shared that they’ll be, “Butting heads for sure”.

Meanwhile, will Stefan and his true love, Gabi (Camila Banus) reunite once she knows he is alive? Barash weighs-in on that and more ‘burning’ questions.

You can check out the chat below.

Now, let us know, are you glad that Stefan O DiMera is back on the Salem canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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BREAKING NEWS: Days of our Lives Ending Its Run on NBC, Moving to Peacock Starting in September

In a major move, Days of our Lives, the longest-running scripted series of all-time on NBC, is exiting the television network and will now be in its new home on the NBCUniversal streaming platform, Peacock.

The shift marks the end of DAYS’ nearly 57 year-run on broadcast television. Days of our Lives debuted on NBC back on November 8th, 1965.

Look for all-new episodes daily of the series to begin on Peacock starting on September 12th, along with the show’s library already available to stream for Peacock Premium subscribers.  According to a press release from Peacock, “The historic move to Peacock creates the ultimate destination for daytime fans to access the library, new episodes and Peacock Original Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem in one place.”

In its place, NBC will fill the daytime drama’s current timeslot with NBC News Now, an hour-long news show anchored by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC affiliates will also have the option to add local news to the hour.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus shares: “This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement. With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”

NBC’s decision means it leaves only three daytime soaps on American broadcast TV: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. 

DAYS has found recent streaming success with its limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapters 1 and 2, which introduced the viewing audience to the Peacock platform.

To watch Days of our Lives on Peacock, you will need a premium-tier paid subscription at $4.99 per month. The service offers an an ad-free experience at $9.99 per month.

We will have more on this developing story.

So, what do you think of NBC removing DAYS from its daytime line-up, while moving it to their owned-streaming platform, Peacock? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Brandan Barash Shares Reaction to Jake’s Death on Days of our Lives: “It Was Fun Getting To Know You”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jake (Brandon Barash) met his untimely demise, when he was shot by a mugger.  Thus, signaling what would seem to be the end of the line for the character.

However, on today’s episode of the NBC soap opera, Jake visited a grieving Ava (Tamara Braun), so perhaps there is more than a ‘ghost of a chance’ that Barash is sticking around.

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As previewed exclusively last month during our virtual interview with DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati …the Salem scribe revealed there would be another death in Salem, following the murder of Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller), and the character would be ‘dead-dead’.

However, speculation is running wild that with the return of Dr. Rolf, that perhaps Jake will be resurrected … or Barash will once again play Jake’s twin, Stefan O. DiMera!

On Instagram, Barash had some fun with Jake’s demise with comparison side-by-side photos – one of which features Barash as Jake covered in blood, and reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased!

Barash captioned his pic: “How it started/how it’s going. #ripjake It was fun getting to know you. 🙏🥃”

So, what do you think about DAYS killing Jake? Do you think Brandon will be sticking around Salem? If so, as who? Comment below.

 

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