Connect with us

Days Of Our Lives

VOTE NOW for DAYS 45 Favorite Flawed Heroine and Favorite Duo!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

In honor of Days of our Lives 45th anniversary celebration, On-Air On-Soaps has a week’s worth of fan voting polls leading up to next Saturday’s, November 6th, A DAYS OF DAYS event with the cast. On-Air On-Soaps will be on hand at the annual press and fan fest taping video interviews with all your Salem favorites, and during our time with the stars we will announce to them and for the first time, the chosen winners as picked by you, their loyal viewing audience, in several fun categories.  And yes, your picks will receive the DAYS 45/On-Air On-Soaps Gold Medal for a keepsake. Think of this as the voting Olympics for die-hard or even the most casual DAYS fan.

Here’s the rules and all you have to do! Vote for only ONE nominee in each category.  You can only vote once from one IP address, so make it count! Vote all the way up until Friday night, November 5th at 10PM PST when the polls close.  Last night we revealed the nominees for Favorite Hero, Hottie and Baddie, and tonight we reveal the two new categories with nominations for Favorite Flawed Heroine… Salem is filled with them, and Favorite Duo.  Go the Polls below!


[polldaddy poll=4007997]

[polldaddy poll=4008003]
READ MORE
Sara Gilbert's Emotional Farewell As She Signs Off On 'The Talk'
Click to comment
Advertisement

Leave a Reply

avatar
Vicki Widman
Vicki Widman

Love Ali Sweeney and James Scott and I want them to be together in a loving relationship raising their children. James Scott and Ali Sweeney are awesome actors and they are the reason I love Days. I also like Molly and Mark and wish they were together.

Kandra Halle
Kandra Halle

Same here! Especially Melanie and Nathan!

Cristy
Cristy

I feel the same way!!! Go EJAMI!!! & I also want Nathan & Melanie together they have lots of chemistry!!!

Merc
Merc

I would like the Ejami reunion to happen . Would like a reason to watch Days again like this past summer .

Alaina
Alaina

I voted for Nadia and Danloe! Nadia and Shawn deserve to win. They’re both gorgeous and Daniel and Chloe are hot together. And of course two of my favorite people.

cinnamon
cinnamon

I want Sami and Rafe together in a loving relationship without Ej always interfering.
I would love for Sydney to be Ej and Nicoles that way it should of always been.
Danloe is another great couple. Along with Bo and Hope.
These are the couple I would love to see in a loving family relationship
SAFE,BOPE and Danloe my 3 favorite couples.
Ej and Sami should never be a couple. People he lie and manipulate and do other things should be a couple. There is no love there just people who hurt each other all the time. That isn’t love that is obsession.Ej is totally obsessed with Sami and can’t’ let her be happy. He was brought to town to make Sami’s life a living hell and he has done exactly that. He really needs to move on and find someone else. So sick of this stupid stuff. Sami does need to pay for what she did.
I know there are others out there that think just because Sami has kids with Ej they need to be together. but she has kids with Lucas to and there not a couple. Just because you have kids with a person don’t mean you have to be a couple. Ej only thinks of him self. Ej is a true Dimera evil person. just like his dad. They need to keep him that way. That is the only way I can tolerate to even seen him on Days.
Sami wouldn’t even have johnny if it wasn’t for the rape. Which then then tells me she would of never ended up with Sydney when Lucas went to jail for shooting Ej. Sami would of never married Ej if it was for the stupid vendette against the Brady’s. Sami was wanting to protect her family from the idiot dimera’s exspecially after John got hit by the car and died.
Sami deserves to be happy with the man she loves and wants a family with and that is Rafe!!!!!!!

semaj
semaj

i love nadia bjorlin and shawn christian they have supercouple chemistry on dool danloe endgame danloe baby aww

Kiren
Kiren

LOve Ali Sweeney and EJami!

Good phrasing “Favourite Flawed heroine”

Sue
Sue

I noticed that too! Days does have a Heroine problem. lol

Fun poll. Thanks Michael. I like that it’s one vote per ip address too.

lovingit
lovingit

I have watched a lot of soaps for a lot of years and few couples can compare with Ejami or even come close and they haven’t even officially been a couple yet. Imagine how good it would be if they were. Now that’s what I want to see, the reason I came back to days, and what I have been waiting for – Ejami. There is unlimited sl potential and off the charts chemistry with Sami and EJ.

Patty
Patty

I totally agree! Ejami are the hottest and the best!

dorothy
dorothy

I would love Ej and Sami to get back together where they belong and be a family. Ejami are the hottest couple on daytime soaps today…I love them together.

Sasha
Sasha

Favorite Flawed Heroine: Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady)

Sami is not a heroine and never has been and never will be! I love her…but that’s like a joke to actual heroines…lol!!! Nah, Sami doesn’t belong there AT ALL!!! She’s done so much stuff and so much just nasty and horrible stuff, she’s my very ultimate favorite, and that’s like a disgrace and joke to Sami fans to even have her there. LOL!!! Girl, is no heroine at all! She’s definitely a “flawed” baddie way more than heroine! Heroine and Sami doesn’t even go in the same sentence. And that’s one thing that irritates Alison Sweeney and that she hates…she’s always said that she can’t stand and hates when people say to her or call Sami “good” just in general, because she said that’s not who Sami is and that’s not what she built Sami to be as the actress playing her, she said that she didn’t build Sami to be good in anyway like that at all, and that she can not stand to hear that about her character because she’s not good. And I love that she said that! Because Sami isn’t! She’s a twisted and flawed BADDIE!!

EJ is more of a flawed hero than Sami is! LOL!!! SO, HOPE BRADY all the way for favorite flawed heroine! (and Chloe too!)

FAVORITE DUO: DEFINITELY SUPERCOUPLE EJ & SAMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EJAMI!!!!!!!!! (James Scott & Alison Sweeney!!!!!!!!)

lovingit
lovingit

I agree and don’t understand why they keep trying to make us believe that Sami is a heroine and Rafe a hero it’s like trying to stick a square peg into a round hole it just doesn’t fit. How do you call someone who won awards for best villian a heroine? LOL!

sally
sally

I agree Sami is a grey character character (and it is rare on soaps) she is an “anti-heroine” like Jack Deveraux was an “anti-hero” they are baddies with deep down a good heart but certainly not “heroes” like soaps want to also have ..and IMO because of their ulti-dimensioned persona they are much more interesting and fascinating.
However if Sami has to mature a bit (i agree with that) give her a career, some girlfriends and above all show us ON SCREEN that she loves her kids, more Sami scenes with her children otherwise we can’t buy her speech about how she loves them..we have to see it ! Not hard TPTB listen for once.

JSFan
JSFan

I agree. She should not be on the heroine poll whatsoever. Didn’t she wins emmys for being the villian?

Gigi
Gigi

I agree. I would not consider Sami to be a heroine. And EJ is the in the top 5 villains on DOOL.

Sasha
Sasha

And also love Eric Martsolf & Arianne Zucker (Brady & Nicole!!!) Love Bricole!!!! Wish they would bring back Eric Brady (the love of Nicole’s life!) Gawd…I have been waiting so loooonnggg and so many years to see Eric & Nicole again! And to see a Brady/Nicole/Eric story!!!

Susan
Susan

Love the duo of Sami and Ej because of the outstanding acting abilities and chemistry of Allison Sweeney and James Scott. They are the reason I contune to watch this show after 27 years of viewing!

J
J

I came back to Days because of Crystal Chappell. Her amazing acting skills brought Days in a whole new light for me. Her with Peter are just yummy and absolutely amazing to watch. I love Peter and Crystal together and I think Bo and Carly are the best could Days has ever had!

Phyllis
Phyllis

Carly Manning (Crystal Chappell) is my Favorite Flawed Heroine. She’s quick witted and feisty and looks like Madonna did as a brunette! For these reasons, Carly’s my Fave! 🙂

marsh
marsh

always knew cc looked familiar but was never able to make the connection. BINGO!! she looks like Madonna!!!!!!!!

Ladybug76
Ladybug76

Love Love Love Crystal Chappell. I started back watching DOOL because of her return. Seeing her and Peter Reckell together again has definitely ignited my CarBo love. After all those years apart, Bo & Carly still have such amazing chemistry. They are what I’ve always considered a “real” supercouple should be like.They compliment each other so perfectly. BTW I’m glad I’m not the only one that thought Crystal looked like Madonna especially during the whole Princess and the Pea fantasy. That’s when I first noticed it.

nia
nia

HAVE YOU SEEN MADONNA’S “LIKE A PRAYER” VIDEO? CC HAS A SIMILAR LOOK, SEX APPEAL AND ENERGY. GREAT CALL FOLKS!

Lara
Lara

lol IMO Sami Brady is not, was never a heroine. But that’s just me.

I voted for Carly. Now that’s a flawed heroine who does not look down on other people. Human.

My 2nd favorite heroine on that list would be Hope. Her holier than thou attitude ever since she first debuted, however, is what’s keeping her from being 1st on the list, for me.

Liesbeth
Liesbeth

-I agree, I don’t see Sami as a heroine at all. She’s a ‘badass” just like EJ; they’re mirror images of each other. The storylines of the spring, summer and fall 2010 have been really difficult to digest, but I haven’t given up hope on these 2. That must mean something, right?! So: EJami all the way!

-Also voted for Carly in the “heroine” department. I rather like her.

Ruthie
Ruthie

I voted EJAMI because even when you think you can’t root for them, they still light up the screen together and make everyone else in the room disappear. Get your **** together writers!

R. Choquette
R. Choquette

Judi Evans is my flawed fave heroine!! I, have been a fan of Judi`s since she first appeared on (GL), and DOOL quickly became my fave soap.

Of course that means that J&A are my absolute fave couple. They have such great chemistry and history together, I just hope the writers of Days, will realize this soon, and give them the airtime and storyline they sooooooooo deserve. Bringing on some of their kids would be great, too.

Ann
Ann

SAFE is my favorite couple.

sara
sara

Ej & Sami have the best chemistry and I love to see them together . Me & my friends watcing days now cos Ejami

sara
sara

James scott is amazing actor period & Ali too. They are just magic this too so real believable and fire. Love James

zarine
zarine

The reason I watched was because of the chemistry between Alison Sweeney and James Scott, unfortunately I have tuned out since Sami shot EJ, hopefully somehow they will fix the writing and I will be back. Until then I will watch Y & R…..

Imane Assi
Imane Assi

Nadia bjorlin and Danloe all the way

JustMe
JustMe

How is Hope even an option for “flawed” heroine? All of Salem thinks she’s little miss perfect and can do no wrong, no flaws. Even when she tries to kill her husband three times, it’s okay and not her fault.

Michele S
Michele S

Hope is to busy going around being selfrightious telling everyone how they should act who they should be with all the while she is mugginh men and trying to killher husband! Thats no flawed heroine to me. At least Carly admits her flaws and trys to understand and see things from their perspective before she sits and judges them.!!

Glenda Hopkins
Glenda Hopkins

I HAVE WATCHED DAYS OF OUR LIVES FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND I AM VERY
DISSAPOINTED OF HOW THE WRITERS HAVE CHOSEN TO PULL BO AND HOPE
APART AGAIN. THEY ARE THE NUMBER ONE COUPLE IN DAYTIME HISTORY AND I WANT THEM BACK TOGETHER AGAIN AND I HOPE HOW SOON CARLY GETS
SHIPPED FROM DAYS AND NEVER COMES BACK. I WILL NEVER WATCH DAYS
AGAIN IF BO AND HOPE ARE NOT REUNITED.

Judy T
Judy T

Galen Gering & Ali Sweeney are the best duo on Days….they are the most romantic couple Days has had in years…beautiful, romantic, passionate and love their humor! They are so good together and their chemistry explodes on the screen….SAFE all the way!

Julia
Julia

Humor what humor in this pairing ?
It is the problem actually with them, they have no internal conflict, there is nothing “special” there is no humor no witty banter, Sami behaves totally out of character in this pairing. If they wanted a girl for a character like Rafe they could have bring back Carrie Brady but Sami is not the character we were many to love or love to hate with this new couple. And when you are a Sami fan first you can’t root for a cutie cooker couple like that, it is simple to understand.

Judy T
Judy T

Fortunately, I disagree….we are all entitled to our opinons. Sami & Rafe are opposites and that is why they work …. they complete one another …. with them there is pure chemistry and passion……. at one point Sami & EJ went well with the story, but her character is no longer that person…. she has the same rashness and illogical mindset, but she has endured much and the death of a child scars the soul….she has matured. Rafe understands her and loves her unconditionally. EJ may “love” her, but he had to lie and manipulate her to make her love him….she cared for the man she thought he was, not who he truly is….that’s not pure love. Sure, back when EJ & Sami were on the screen three years or so ago, their “love” scenes were intense….but Sami had never known what real love was…she was always searching for it. Now she has it with Rafe who loves her totally…..EJ needs a new love interest to expand his character….Sami weakens him…this was proven at the wedding scenes with her & EJ….he needs a partner who will work with him, either for good or ill……Sami can no longer do that…Rafe will always be in her heart now and there are too many deep scars between her & EJ to ever have a happy relationship……….sadly, EJ’s core is too twisted and corrupted by his father to change. EJ & Sami can’t go back to what it was back in the day…. Sami & Rafe have also been scared by all that has occured in the past year and a half….we may not like it, but that’s the story…..it’s a soap opera and you suffer through it…….I have watch Days since the first day it came on the air, and I can tell you there have been many disappointments, but good times too. They will tease you, anger you, then draw you back in……..I know, I’ve been doing it for 45 years! Enjoy!

Kay
Kay

Why do you EJ fans always have negative things to say. Because we don’t looove EJ, GMAB!

Liesbeth
Liesbeth

Hello, Judy T. You’re right, everyone’s entitled to their opinions regarding who belongs with whom, which (non) couple has more chemistry and so on. Personally, I don’t feel Safe- AT ALL- never have and never will. True, they are opposites and yes, Sami loves Rafe (at the moment) but that doesn’t mean they belong together or that they’re even soulmates. Rafe belongs in a long list of men that Sami idolizes and looks up to (eg Austin and Lucas). Due to her unstable childhood with her parents magically dropping in and out of her life, it’s only logical that she wants stability, safety and a “hero” who protects her. Rafe and her life with him represents all those things. EJ doesn’t fit that profile because (a) he’s a Dimera (ie “the enemy”) and (b) he’s done so many nasty things to her. And, as you’ve mentioned, their history has scarred them both. But Sami is NOT a damsel in distress and she gave as good as she got (if that’s the right expression. Please bear with me, English isn’t my mother tongue and not my second language either. But I digress…). Sami has put all of these events that led up to the Sydnapping and EJ’s shooting in motion-if she hadn’t lied none of these things would have happend. Period. She has NOT “matured” as you put it: I still see the bad, selfish Sami willing to do anything to cover her own ass (including using her own son). She may attempt to justify her actions all she likes but what she did was WRONG. I understand her motivations for doing what she did BUT shooting a unconscious, heartbroken, drunk in the head is COLD. It was attempted murder for christ sake! And it’s just as bad as what EJ did to her regarding Sydney, probably even worse. In my opinion, EJ and Sami are equally crappy parents, putting their needs and feelings before their children’s. Eg: EJ using his kids as weapons against his ex and Sami constantly dumping them off at their great grand-mother to boink her bf. But, they do love them. Anyway, even if EJ is “evil” and even IF he wanted to take his kids from her (which is doubtful, since he was incapable of doing anything is his inebriated state) she still needs to take responsibility for what she did. That is what a “mature” person does-look at Hope, for instance, and she also has a young daughter depending on her. Also, I wonder how Rafe will react once he finds out that Arianna has proof of Sami’s guilt? And that’s what ultimately led up to her death. Her lies and concealment of that fact from him is yet another example of Safe’s not so “open and honest” relationship. Moreover, Sami has actually “corrupted” Rafe-she’s a negative influence on him and his life. Therefore, I really don’t see them as “the endgame”: it’s only a matter of time before Sami, the black widow, consumes… Read more »

sheree
sheree

I totally agree with your wonderful comments!!

I discovered Ejami in a similiar way too, and their wonderful chemistry captured me totally and now I find myself watching this soap daily because of these crazy two passionate compelling characters. I agree Sami does not weaken Ej at all, they are both passionate and temperamental so she can give as good as she gets. That is something I love seeing with these two, and the clever banter they share is so funny and entertaining. I love how Sami can keep pushing Ej until he is ready to blow up in fury and yet she still continues to push him not scared of his temper at all, but the funny thing is when she pushes him he actually calms down again. I love how she does that, it makes them more equal. Sami on the other hand spits out before she thinks sometimes, and certainly says some nasty things and gets out her claws from time to time. However, because Ej is self assured and demands respect he always keeps her in line and is able to handle her like no other man ever has. He brings out her confidence and passionate spunk like no other. I think that is what they need to look at when putting characters together, what are their strengths and weaknesses, their personality traits etc. Instead of just putting them together for sake of story plotting. When they do this it takes out all that romance we should feel and leaves us with a feeling distsatistfcation as a viewer. I like Sami as the anti-brady and Ej as the anti-hero perfectly flawed and so passionate and powerful. My favourite grey couple Ejami!!

Judy
Judy

Love James Scott and Alison Sweeney together, wonderful chemistry!
Ejami all the way!

Michele S
Michele S

My favorite Flawed heroine is Carly Manning shes honest real and doesnt go around pointing the finger at people and she has a true honest and protective love for her family. so glad they brought her back makes Dool worth watching again!!! and favorite Duo is Carly and Bo are the best couple on days. Crystal Chappell and Peter Reckell are just amazing together. Bo & Carly have a open hoest and mature love for one another they get each other they know they are not perfect and they admit it!! I have been wating for a long time for them to get the love story they deserve!!

Bobbi
Bobbi

For me it is EJ Wells Dimera and Samantha Brady.

Amina
Amina

For me it was, is and always will be Bo and Carly(Peter Reckell and Crystal Chappell). I stopped watching DAYS when she left and was stunned to hear she’d come back and now, I’m rooting for them to get all they were cheated of. Their bond is so deep , mature and spiritual and they make each other so very happy. They more than deserve a second chance ; a LONG TERM ONE!

Michele S
Michele S

So true Im rooting for them to get all they were cheated of too! Carly is the pefect flawed herion! It wil always be Bo and Carly!!!!!

maej26
maej26

May I ask why you used such an old picture of EJami and it’s not even a happy one or a “together” one like the rest are?

Dariclone
Dariclone

This pool spam, you can vote more than once, why he did not use the current image from the beautiful things ejami had? Why this picture? Like I said it seems to me that this site is trying to push rafe to we sew how it works for other!

Kay
Kay

well there aren’t many happy times.

kazzy
kazzy

I wish you had Ej and Nicole up there, Nicole cares way more for Sydney then Sami ever could. Sami is always dropping off her ‘daughter’ with Grouchy Gramma Caroline. That’s not mothering. Nicole had what it takes to be a Dimera wife. She over looked what Ej did, Sami just wanted to change him. Bring back Ejole and Sydole, and bring back the best evil power couple in daytrime. Nicole should definetly be Sydney’s mom and Ej’s wife, never, ever Sami. My thoughts, save the bashing for else where please. It will make anyone who trashes my thoughts look really bad.

Tara
Tara

Naaaa, I like Nicole, and don’t ever want to see her with EJ ever again! She shouldn’t have been there with him the first time either. And Sydney has nothing to do with her, I want Nicole so far out of that as a Nicole fan. I care about her character, and that is just all the wrong place and life for her. She needs to be able to move forward and move on, not always have to constantly go backwards to a life and people that are not meant for her and have nothing to do with her. EJ can’t stand her and hates her, he even hated and couldn’t stand her when they were together. Dude doesn’t like her at all. Just likes to use her, and if she offers and allows that, he’s going to do it. Then trash and dump her. A lot of Nicole fans don’t want her in that anymore ever again or at all! Neither her nor EJ deserves that. That was horrible and terrible for the both of them. Just Sami’s daughter Sydney alone is not going to do it and no reason for either one of them EJ or Nicole to be there with one another. It was horrible! Nicole definitely belongs with Brady or Eric Brady! That’s for her. And Nicole isn’t really evil, she’s just often very stupid at times, but not really evil and not a good fit or right fit at all with the DiMeras. When she was there it looked stupid and just so odd, because that’s just not Nicole or her history or persona at all. But definitely is Sami’s. Sami was always built up for and down right bad and evil a lot of times, the perfect DiMera and always belonged with that family. Nicole is more of the Kiriakis empire type and definitely the thorne in the Brady & Black family sides by being with either Eric Brady or Brady. Now, the DiMera part where Nicole fits in is through Brady as Brady. As Brady is actually Brady Black Kiriakis-DiMera. Brady’s mother is Victor’s daughter & Brady’s father is John Black, who is Santo DiMera & Colleen Brady’s son [from EJ & Sami’s past life together in Ireland.] Brady’s father John and Stefano have the same dad [Santo DiMera]. Stefano is Brady’s uncle. And EJ is Brady’s cousin and step-brother (through EJ’s marriage to Sami before.) So with Brady, Nicole gets both Kiriakis and DiMera as Brady is both. And with Eric Brady, who is the heir to the Brady family, Nicole gets that as well. (Much better than her being with EJ. EJ doesn’t like and can’t stand her. Nicole doesn’t need that in her life. Sami is a much better DiMera fit and wife for the the family and EJ. It’s not always about being evil, as that’s not EJ, its about just being you the character. And evil is not EJ or Nicole. Sami is more evil than the both… Read more »

Liesbeth
Liesbeth

I totally agree with everything you said!

Kay
Kay

Nah she just never wanted him at all unless her “other” options were available. So yeah she never wanted to change him, she just didn’t want him.

Liesbeth
Liesbeth

I’m sorry but I have to disagree with you regarding EJole. First of all, EJ was never in love with Nicole. He loved her, yes, but it was on a superficial and a conditional basis: he only married her because he thought she was the mother of his child. He even admitted as much on the plane when they were on the way to Paris. But once her deception came to light he dropped her like a hot potato and has hated her ever since. Moreover, Nicole was literally his rebound: he jumped into a relationship with her after Sami kept pushing him away. She was also a substitute: Nicole is very similar to Sami (which EJ has mentioned a number of times), and due to the fact that she was pregnant, it gave EJ a second chance at having that family that he craved so much.He was grateful to Nicole for giving him the stability and love (as Lexie perceptively pointed out to him at Grace’s grave)-something he couldn’t get with Sami. Simply put, he settled for her and his love for her was an extension of his love for Sydney. Once the illusion of “the happy family” crumbled, his affection for Nicole evaporated very rapidly. Sami, on the other hand, he never stopped loving her even when he “hated” her. Even now, when he knows that she put a bullet in his brain for christ sake, he STILL loves her. It may come off as a tad bit pathetic on his part, but that has always been the one constant in his life since his debut on DOOL. One can’t help who one loves. Second, Nicole is no match for a powerhouse like EJ. Yes, she supported him, accepted him and stood by him BUT EJ needs someone who can challenge him, and allow him to become his “own man”-not Stefano’s clone. Nicole is NOT the woman who can do that. During the EJole era, EJ became more and more “evil” and was someone he didn’t want to be (as Sami pointed out to him in the park when they were discussing Johnny’s custody). EJ is a bad boy, true, but he also has good in him and unlike Sami, Nicole only brought out the worst in him. She was also pathetic, needy, clingy and weak when she was with EJ. EJ was very abusive towards Nicole (and still is): manhandling her, choking her, sending her to the hospital, etc…. In addition, the only time that EJ ever showed any real affection for her was when (a) Sami kept rejecting him & pushing him away (b) Sami was out of the picture, staying at the Safe house (no pun intended) (c) during her pregnancy and (d) when he was pissed off at Sami regarding the whole Grace debacle. What it all comes down to is this: he was really just reacting to Sami and her behaviour towards him. That, and as I have mentioned before, his desire for… Read more »

Kay
Kay

When you mean she calls him out, does shooting him in the head count? Cause the Sami I’ve seen the past 4 years is a former shell of herself, a weakling.

Liesbeth
Liesbeth

PS: I do agree with you on one point though: Nicole is a much better mother to Sydney than Sami is. However, Sydney IS Sami’s daughter and despite all her faults, Sami does love her. Sydney belongs with her mother and Nicole isn’t that-there’s no way she popped out a baby while switching Grace & Sydney. Perhaps her child is alive, but it sure as hell isn’t Sydney.

cinnamon
cinnamon

I agree with you a 100% on Nicole. Nicole does have everything to make the perfect Diemra wife. Her and Ej were perfect for one another. I loved it when it was Ej,Nicole with Sydney. Sami is hardly ever with Sydney. In the two years of her life. So I sure hope they are going to make Sydney Ej and Nicoles. I would love for somehow since Nicole was far enough along to have a premi and baker decided to keep the baby and tell her she misscarried. Ejole have what it takes to make it as a true family. They always have the same goals. Just like SAFE does. That is when the ratings were at the highest when it was Ejole and SAFE

Kate
Kate

EJ and Sami as favourite couple all the way! James Scott and Alison Sweeney are fantastic together!

Kelly
Kelly

I love the chemistry of EJAMI. I love that they are becoming a supercouple of all times just like Bo/Hope, JARLENA, Kim/Shane, Jen/Jack, Payla and others that I can’t recall at the moment. EJAMI are the supercouple of the future. Their chemistry is just amazing and each actor’s talents are just amazing!

Belinda
Belinda

TEAM CARBO HERE 4 EVER

AnnDee
AnnDee

Michael, just wanted to say have enjoyed your inteviews with the cast of Days.

Not sure I would give the results to this poll. If you can enter a vote more than once in a day or week it is going to be spammed and looking at your results, I think this is what has happened.
I agree with Maej26….could you not find a loving picture of EJ and Sami? Who ever put those together looks a little biased. Just Sayin.

PJ
PJ

Love Carly. I’m watching Days again, just for her.

Beth
Beth

LOVE this poll!! And psyched that you log IP addresses – its not just the 8 of us deluded fools over on Sony who love Danloe!!!! Now TPTB need to get a clue and give us a sexy, romantic Danloe s/l like when they started in 2008. So many of us were watching to see if Daniel would be the babydaddy and then tuned out after the paternity reveal with Melanie because it = Danloe is doomed, Darly is coming etc. Who wants to watch your favorite couple be destroyed? I came back to Days because I saw a Danloe scene in Dec 2008 and I won’t watch this show without Danloe. In scenes together, not constantly apart. Thanks again.

Cafe2222
Cafe2222

Bo & Carly are my favroite Hero & Heroine. Peter & Crystal are the reason I watch days. The way they portray their characters you can feel every emotion they are feeling and they don’t even need to speak to do it. Look at their eyes and their body language – that is true talent — these two set the screen on fire and I wish Days would keep them front and center where they belong!

SwimCutieAKB
SwimCutieAKB

Great post

lew
lew

Peopel!!! E.J. raped Sami and blackmailed her and threatened to kill her husband!!!! That makes them a romantic couple???!!! Does that also mean that Todd from OLTL should be a permanent love interest for Marty, the woman he helped to gang rape???!!!! Come on now!

ttaylor
ttaylor

EJ did not Rape Sami. He refused to help Lucas unless she had sex with him. Also remember Sami drugged Austin and had sex with him. Her husband Lucas actually put a bullet in EJ. Sami blackmailed Lexie to tell her own sister that if she had a baby the baby would be born with birth defects, she caused Phillip to lose his leg. She lied about Lucas causing him to lose custody of Will. Sami is every bit as evil as EJ and she was this way long before he came to town.

Kay
Kay

So in other words she deserved it.

ttaylor
ttaylor

She did not have to have sex with EJ, he just wasn’t going to save Lucas if she didn’t Sami would have had to take a chance that she could have found someone else in that horrible blizzard to save Lucas. Sami did one of her very few selfless acts, she loved Lucas so much that she was willing to sleep with a man she did not want to sleep with in order to save Lucas’ life. It was wrong of EJ to not be willing to save Lucas’s life without putting conditions on it, but no more wrong than lets say shooting an unconscious man in the head!!!

marynelle
marynelle

I’ve been watching DOOL since the very beginning and have loved so many of the storylines, but none more exciting than Bo and Hope. They are the “SUPERCOUPLE” of all time.

maej26
maej26

How is Sami considered a flawed heroine but Nicole isn’t? To me, they are the same character. Also, how come Eric Martsolf and Arianne Zucker aren’t an option for fave duo?? My vote will always go to EJami but it just doesn’t seem right not to have Bricole as an option. You might say Bricole are too new as a couple but wouldn’t that same logic apply to Magic as well?

chelsea
chelsea

I agree, how could Bricole not be on this list . Bricole should be an option (as well as Arianne Zucker), there are more people that like them together than some of the other couples on this list. Anyway, I like Bricole together but I love Ejami together so my vote goes to them.

Nikita
Nikita

My votes went to Crystal Chappell and Carbo!

Carly’s flaw is that she tends to play doctor more than just in the hospital. She carries her work home too. Carly sometimes does the wrong thing at times, but for the right reason! Her heart is in the right place.

Carbo on the other hand is pure magic. The honesty in their relationship is so refreshing to watch.

Carbo
Carbo

A strong and healthy relationship is founded on trust, honesty, attention and lots of sacrifices including putting aside our “individual good” for a “greater good” (beyond self).

This is Bo and Carly! Like CC said their love is so honest and pure.

Melissa
Melissa

Honest and pure..For the 5 minutes she was around in the past she left Bo for someone else.. Hope on the other hand has only done that when Bo screwed up with Billie. The writers have really screwed this up they shouldve killed off Hope again if they wanted Carly back in the picture with Bo. That is the only time Bo makes sense with anyone else is when Hope is “not alive”. We are all entitled to our opinion so I am not bashing yours but I will not watch with Bo and Hope not toghether.

sara
sara

Most of the comments here is Ejami fans, how come the polls still low.????? Michael Fairman

Kay
Kay

I think its because they are making an average of 5 comments a piece, maybe more??? Kinda like spamming polls.

Imane Assi
Imane Assi

Well it seems some of Carly’s fans found a way to vote over and over again.It’s so patehtic.Anyway,the best heroine still is Chloe and the hottest and best couple still is Danloe.,no matter how much they try to ruin them for SAINT CARLY and SAINT MELANIE to get a sl.

Reply

Lara
Lara

Like 748 votes for Chloe are believable? Chloe the Ghoul girl now WAS a flawed heroine but the Chloe we have been seeing for a long while now is more of a vixen. And that is not an insult imo. I love Chloe as I love almost all the DOOL characters and my opinion on that list I believe comes from a fair POV. and I think Carly is more fitting to that title i.e. flawed heroine. And Hope definitely is way more fitting than Chloe.

I definitely agree with everyone who has said Sami is not a heroine. lol She never was and she never can be at this point. And I like it that way. Scheming Sami works.

Imane Assi
Imane Assi

NB’s votes are belieavable because Chloe has always been a heroine and mroe precisely a flawed heroine,even know with all the assassination of the character she is still one of the best women on he show.Craly?Right niow they’re making her a saint.If anyone is entitled to this title it’s Chloe but you know I don;t care.i’m just glad that for once some of NB’s fans(God knows she ahs a huge fanbase) have been more vocals then usually.

Sio
Sio

Chloe was the most interesting teen to ever walk the streets of Salem. She is totally flawed, yet selfless and beautiful. Clearly this catagory was made for her. Herines should be beautiful, not sporting moustaches. Get a dictionary……….

Annie
Annie

HAHAHAHA!!! Sorry…had to laugh at Sami being a Heroine; that’s a JOKE considering she just put a bullet in an unconscious man’s head!

Love BOPE and love EJAMI! Hate hate hate SAFE!

Sheree
Sheree

I don’t agree with Sami being a herione either, she is just as cunning and devious as her better half Ej DiMera!! My vote goes to Ejami of course, never have I felt so much passionate and capitvated by a lovestory until I discovered Ejami! They are the hottest couple on this show and even after 4 years still continue to surprise and delight me all at once!! Ejami all the way!!

sharon keiser
sharon keiser

I love Sami and Rafe together. It is about time that she had someone that really lovesa her for herself.

Sam
Sam

Ej loves her for herself actually.

Ann
Ann

I agree. I love SAFE. They really and truly love each other. I look forward to seeing more of their love story unfold this winter.

susu
susu

I love to see James & Ali together hottest and best couple I ever seen in days for long time

Laura
Laura

I love Bope and Danloe, but I love Danloe more so they get my vote.
Voted Hope for favorite heroine.
Carly as a heroine is funny.

JamesScott4eva
JamesScott4eva

GO EJAMI!!!!!!!!!!!! James Scott and Alison Sweeney are the best. Plus, Sami is no heroine and Im sure she got the SOD award for America’s Favourite Villain. I also wish Eric Brady would come back (but only if its Jensen Ackles- the best). Thanks for the poll Michael

NANCY
NANCY

i love james scott and alison sweeney they totally belong together their children need them together as sami and ej it’s so obvious james scott and alison sweeney are so magical together in real life and both in their charaters

Meredith
Meredith

wow…the Ejami is much smaller than I thought!! Go Danloe and Carbo!!

Lori
Lori

I LOVE Danloe and Nadia/Shawn. Hope they win all their categories. No one brings passion to the Days screen like they do and as a couple, they ONLY love each other…very rare indeed. It’s interesting seeing the amount of support for Danloe & Carbo ~ looks like Darly would be a huge flop if TPTB decided to go in that direction. Let’s keep the Danloe love flowing 🙂 xoxo

Sio
Sio

Darly would be like a redo of Craig/Nancy…only with a worse wardrobe! They would be like the asexual couple that exists only in theory to fill the age range…so unappealing and unromantic. That would take a whole lotta booze and roofies to make fly….LMAO

Jenn
Jenn

I agree, Sio!

And like Craig/Nancy, Daniel/Carly, would look like the man is 10 years younger than the woman.

To laughable to be taken seriously!

I could see Carly with Roman, not the hot and youthful Daniel.

aass
aass

Sami and Lucas has always been my fav,and wish Bryan Dattilo/Lucas was back,but not with Sami for his kids and me 🙂

rose
rose

Thanks Michael for posting a fun poll for the fans!!
I voted for Shawn and Nadia , I love Danloe and hope they win.

Melissa
Melissa

Polls are definitely false here. I dont know anyone that I speak to that does not want Bo and Hope together. They are teh number super couple of all time. Carly and Bo have no chemistry and not nearly as much history as Bo and Hope…Bo even loved Billie more then he loved Carly we havent even heard him mention her in the last 15 years. I will watch again when Bo and Hope arfe back together.

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Promo: What’s Going To Happen At Jarlena’s Wedding Anniversary Shindig?

Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, prepare for drama, drama, and more drama! From the looks of the latest promo for the NBC soap opera, the action takes place at Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) surprise one-year wedding anniversary soirée, where things could take a deadly turn!

But with the Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) masquerading as “Nicole” plot reaching new heights, Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) and Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) back in Salem, and the promo telling viewers “For one guest, the party, is over” followed by Sonny (Freddie Smith) yelling, “She’s got a gun!” and Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) ending line, “Oh, my God!” there is plenty to conjecture.

Also seen in the teaser is Kate (Lauren Koslow) trying to rip off the face of Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), and Stefan (Brandon Barash) and Gabi (Camila Banus) getting hot and heavy and Eric (Greg Vaughan) yelling, “No!”

So, check out the promo below and then let us know via the comment section below, what you think is about to go down at Jarlena’s party, where last August at their nuptials … things did not go off without a hitch, either!

READ MORE
TODAY: DOOL APP Launches Days of our Lives Digital Series: 'Chad & Abby in Paris'
Continue Reading

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Eric Martsolf Talk Kristen & Brady’s Twisted Relationship : The Mask, The Deception, The Sex

Last week on Days of our Lives, Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) was able to get the man she craves in between the sheets.  So, just how did that happen when Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) had no idea she was alive?  Well … he still doesn’t, really.  You see, Kristen returned to Salem disguised as another ex flame of Brady’s, Nicole Walker (who everyone believed died in the warehouse explosion).  And Kristen has been parading around town donning an incredible likeness of Nicole’s face – via a prosthetic mask – and some other tricks to sound and look just like her!

Kristen’s goal is to infiltrate Salem, remind Brady of the love and passion they shared, take over DiMera Enterprises, and who knows what else!  And everyone who stands in her way, better watch out as we have seen! We are speaking to you (the late) Ted, and (once kidnapped) Kate, et al.

Fans of the NBC daytime drama series have followed the tortured relationship between Kristen and Brady for years and through many plots; Kristen was first played and brought to life by Eileen Davidson, and for well over a year now by Stacy Haiduk.  Not only has Haiduk reprised the role of a frustrated, vengeful Kristen, she is also playing at times multiple roles: the wacky and often misunderstood, Susan Banks, Kristen playing Susan, or Kristen pretending to be Sister Mary Moira.

As for Daytime Emmy winner, Eric Martsolf, this latest story arc puts him front and center as viewers watch to see if what Brady senses, and the clues, and the feelings he is having, bring him to the conclusion that he has been duped by Kristen, and that her horrendous scheme – pretending to be Nicole (Arianne Zucker), and dumping Nicole’s longtime love Eric (Greg Vaughan) to be with him have a result that is unexpected or catastrophic!

Michael Fairman TV sat down with Stacy and Eric for this conversation about: all the plot twists, and playing the drama and the humor of the situations they find themselves in as actors in a wild story that only head writer Ron Carlivati could pen and keep the audience on the edge of their seats in the process. Check out this oh-so-fun, direct, and enlightening chat with two of DAYS most shining stars.

Photo: JPI

Eric, what has it been like working in this part of your storyline; where there’s the character of Kristen in its many forms: Arianne Zucker playing “Nicole” (but it’s really Kristen), Kristen as Susan, and the real Kristen, etc?

ERIC:  It’s been a nightmare Michael.  (Laughs)  I don’t know who I’m sleeping with anymore.  I’m at the point where I go home at night, and I just tug on my wife’s cheek just to make sure that she is not my ex-girlfriend from high school.

When you first heard of this storyline, and that it was going to facilitate how Arianne was going to come back to the show… and that it was supposed to be Kristen in a Nicole Walker prosthetic mask with a voice alternator, what went through your mind?

ERIC:  I think in the back of Ron’s Carlivati’s (head writer, DAYS) mind, he was thinking to himself, “This dude started his soap career on Passions, he’s okay with this kind of thing,” and honestly, nothing surprises me anymore.  When you’re thrown into that supernatural, crazy reality, doesn’t-live-here sort of atmosphere for you first soap gig, you don’t sweat a mask and a voice modulator.  That’s just par for the course.  My biggest problem was the body thing … that Brady is not able to distinguish one body from the other, because I would as Eric.  My God, I know every inch of my wife’s body.  So, it’s difficult to get my head around that, but at the same time, I’m going with the whole “love is blind” thing here. (Laughs)

Courtesy/NBC

(Laughs) I was going just going to say that Brady would absolutely know Kristen’s body from how passionate their relationship has been in the past, as well, he would Nicole’s body from his relationship with her.

ERIC:  Since Kristen did finally just succeed – let’s use the word in “seducing” him, and using her wonderful feminine wiles as only Kristen has to get Brady in to bed, there was also another twist.  What plays after that is that he notices the tattoo that’s been removed, and she plays it off as scarring from the fire.  What’s going through his mind as he is making love to Nicole is a “Kristen train”.  He can’t get Kristen out of his mind, and the guilt that he feels about that is horrendous.

Right! Brady is thinking: “Why am I feeling this when I am supposed to be with Nicole!?”

ERIC:  Right!  Brady has been waiting for a relationship for God knows how many years now – at least a successful one.  He is so eager to have this work, even though he has been concerned about how Eric (Greg Vaughan) would feel about this.  In Brady’s mind, Eric is done with Nicole.  He’s good.  He loves Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  This is fair game.  Brady and Nicole have always been close … they’ve been close before … so, for him, it’s, why not give it a fair try?   However, he finds himself now thinking about another woman the whole time.  That’s rough.

Courtesy/NBC

Do you think in the back of his mind, that this whole time, he possibly knew that “Nicole” was Kristen?

ERIC:  Well, you just have to wait.  There will be a reveal eventually, obviously, but until then, let the games play on.

So, once Brady and “Nicole” have sex, he keeps thinking about Kristen?

ERIC:  Constantly!  She just plagues his mind.  I think he’s realizing that his affection for Kristen is anything but dead and is very alive, and I think this is Kristen’s master plan from the very beginning.  She knows that she pervades his soul, and once she does reveal herself, I would guess he would probably be surprised, maybe a little angry, but in the end … you can’t deny what your heart and your body wants, right?

One of my favorite recent scenes had Brady half-naked and Kristen as Susan getting into his room, because she was looking for the MIA Nicole mask she so desperately needed.  She finds herself gawking and lusting after Brady under her disguise, and he tries to remove himself from the situation and says, “Susan, I’m going to get in the shower…”

ERIC:  Yeah! And, “It’s not going to happen, baby.”

What was that like doing that scene?

STACY:  I loved it!  I thought Eric was brilliant in it.  I watched it, and I thought, “Oh, my God!”  (Laughs) It is one of my all-time favorite scenes.

Photo: JPI

ERIC:  Kristen is a tiger.

STACY:  She is a tiger.  She’s got a goal, and she is going to go after that.  She has obstacles that are going to come in-between her goal, but she will go after whatever she wants.

When Stacy comes in to Brady’s room as Susan, were you not laughing?

ERIC: No!  I thought she was hot. (Laughs)

STACY:  He did … he loved it.  You liked me, didn’t you baby? (Laughs)

ERIC:  I don’t think anybody can deny that Stacy Haiduk’s portrayal of Susan Banks is ridiculously good.  Everything from her delivery … to her facial expressions.  I think it is amazing.  I mean, it is corny, and it is fun, and soaps need characters like that once in a while to lighten the load of the heavy dialogue and the drama.  It’s a welcomed addition.  So, I love playing scenes with Susan.

Photo: JPI

Eric, you always have been able play the straight-man so well in comedic scenes with impeccable timing,

READ MORE
Kelly Monaco Addresses Billy Miller's Departure From GH

STACY:  You’re brilliant, Eric.

ERIC:  You guys are being very nice to me.

STACY:  You are.  I remember on the day how much fun we had, but then, seeing it back and the crap that I was giving you, and just the stuff you were giving back was so beautiful, and innocent, and so alive.  It was so funny.

Does Kristen think that now that she finally got Brady into bed that she won … that she got what she wanted … even if she had to don a “Nicole” mask to do it?

STACY:  Well, no, because she still can’t be really Kristen.  I think she is grateful that she gets to be with him.  That’s one of her biggest goals: to be with Brady and she wants to have him fall back in love with her again.  But for her, now it’s all about, “How do I reveal myself so that he doesn’t get scared away?”  That’s the toughest part for her.  Kristen’s love is so deep that it goes beyond this mask.  So, how is it going to be when he sees her?   Is he going to freak out?  What’s going to happen?

ERIC:  Did you think Kristen would be a little pissed off and think, “Oh my God.  He did go for Nicole?”

STACY:  Yes!  I do, because she’s like, “Finally, I got him!  But wait a minute … did I get him because I was Nicole … or because I was Kristen?”  As Kristen, she always believes there is something deeper between them and a deep connection.  That remains a driving force to her.

Photo: JPI

ERIC:  That’s why I love these characters so much, because of you and the history of Kristen with Brady.  She’s always wanted him as much as he has wanted her.  She’s always wanted to be loved.

STACY:  Yes … and very much so.

ERIC:  Kristen had always wanted to be a part of the DiMera Empire, just as Brady has always wanted to be a part of the Kiriakis Empire, and they’ve always wanted love.  They’ve never had it.  They believe in the back of their minds that anything is attainable.  So, I can see why Kristen would just forgo the Nicole disguise and just go, “He wants me.”

STACY:  Kristen wants to believe that Brady knows it.  She says to herself, “He knows it’s me inside and behind the mask.  When he finds out, he will fall back in love with me.”

Now that she actually had sex with Brady, wouldn’t that make Kristen even more insatiable to be with him? Like, “I’ve got to have him!?”

STACY:  The fear is still .. what happens she takes this mask off?  She always says, “I’ll reveal myself, but I have to do it slowly when it is the right time.”  I think there is that built up frustration now for her, absolutely!

Photo: JPI Studios

Arianne Zucker really has Stacy’s mannerisms down as Kristen.  It really comes into in scenes where “Nicole” goes off on someone or loses her temper.  Eric, you have worked with Arianne for years on this show.  What do you think about her performances in this storyline?

ERIC:  I have worked with Ari over the years, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  Ari did do her homework.  She did study Stacy’s tape, and she watched her mannerisms, and she took it very seriously.  I know that because she is a hard worker, as much as a goofball as she is, she does work hard, and she wanted it to be good.  I think my favorite parts were the Kristen meltdowns.  You have to understand though; Stacy and Ari get along very well!  They’re kind of two peas in a pod.  So, it wasn’t a big stretch for her to take on how Stacy would play those types of scenes.  They’re both animated, they’re both wild people by nature, and so, it was a good fit.  It was a smart idea from the writers.

STACY:  It was a good fit!

ERIC:  I’ve been out with the two of them, and it’s hard to tell the two of them apart. (Laughs)

STACY:  We are just like two cuddly bunnies.

ERIC:  They’re like flirting with each other, and hugging each other.  You find yourself thinking, “Are they going to start ordering the same food at the same time?  This is getting weird. (Laughs)

Courtesy/NBC

In the recent scene that aired; where Kristen as “Nicole” turns off the light while having sex with Brady, is she worried her plan will now go awry?

STACY:  Yes.  I think she is worried about her body because it is burned.  You know, how they take a tattoo off, and it’s as painful as can be.  Not that I’ve had that done personally.  I like my tats, but I hear it is painful.  So, in the storyline, the burn is that pain that she has and the tattoo. There’s a part of her that thinks,  she has to cover it up, and turn the lights down low.

ERIC:  “Nicole” is sleeping, and Brady is rubbing his hands over her shoulder and touching her body, and as he goes over the burn marks.  He sees a flash of the tattoo!  That is a pivotal moment when he starts to put some pieces together.   He thinks, “Woah! That’s exactly where that tattoo was.”  It’s a slow little rollercoaster ride.

Courtesy/NBC

In the past, Kristen then played by Eileen Davidson, drugged and raped Father Eric.  Stacy, did you ever see that story arc?  Literally the sex scene is playing on the screen at Kristen’s wedding to Brady and then all hell breaks loose.  This to say Kristen is notorious for the ways and the lengths she goes to get her men into bed.

STACY:  Yes! I saw her Eileen do those scenes.

ERIC:  You also saw how close Kristen and Brady were to their dream, to their happiness, their goal, which was they were going to marry each other.  Brady is looking upon his loved ones in this town and thinking, “I know what you all think of her, but I’m going to show you our love on this screen, and once you see the connection that we have here as a couple, you all are going to be convinced that we belong together as well.  This is the happiest day of my life,” and the screen comes up and it’s his brother banging Kristen instead.

Marlena (Deidre Hall) played the wrong DVD!

STACY:  It was so good.  See, I try to find as much info as I can on the character’s past, because all of the time I’m trying to find where these characters have been in their dark and twisted past.

Photo: JPI

ERIC:  You’re putting your own stamp on Kristen.  You got a direct call from DAYS casting department, didn’t you … when they were recasting the role?

STACY:  Yes.  You have to understand, I had two really separate characters to play when I was on Y&R.  One was a doctor, and one was this crazy passionate, wild, little minx.

READ MORE
Longtime General Hospital Fan Identified As One Of The Victims In El Paso Shootings

ERIC:  I will say to find the wild and the beauty in one package is not easy in any town, yet alone Los Angeles.  I’m glad they called you, because you have that.  You have that villainous nature, but you also are able to show a vulnerable side to Kristen that is going to be a lot of fun and interesting to see.

Stacy is one of those people that will leap off of the screen at you and you will remember her.  She is one actress that will have fans talking about their work, like when you played crazy Patty Williams on Y&R.  The audience was on the edge of their seats going, “Oh, my God!  What is Patty going to do next?”

STACY:  I never knew what she was going to do!

Photo: JPI

Eric, has Stacy come to you at any point where she been overwhelmed by the task at hand; playing Susan while playing Kristen, etc, and the two of you have a moment where you work through some of the challenges of complex scenes  … and ones where she is playing multiple characters?

ERIC:  We’ve had many moments  to speak of.

STACY:  I always come into Eric’s room, and am like, “I’m scared!”

ERIC:  It’s funny you mention it.  We have had some very emotional scenes, and Stacy – who cares so damn much about this job and portraying this character correctly – that she gets a little overwhelmed, and the material that they give her is overwhelming for any anybody on any level.  I have looked at her in the eyes, and said, “You’ve got this gig.  You are this character.  You are knocking it out of the park.  Just do it.  Just be you.”   I can’t wait for people to see some of the stuff we have shot recently and have been doing.

Photo: JPI

Stacy, do you think Kristen can be redeemed? Many characters on daytime … and on DAYS … have done horrible things and later turned over a new leaf.

STACY:  The thing is that villains are bad and all that other crap, but they’ve got a lot of stuff going on inside and insecurities, and they’ve got a heart.  I’m sorry, the villain with a heart of gold, can be very  true.  I never see villains (and I play them a lot) as bad.  You have to find where it comes from … how far does this go … where did that little seed change … and what made them go into the dark, but also, where is the good?  You want to bring the good to it, too.

ERIC:  Let’s face it!  Star Wars is all about Darth Vader and how he became that because it’s intriguing.

Because of the pace in which DAYS tapes its episodes; do the two of you find time to run lines together before you go hit the set?

ERIC:  We are running out of time to run lines.  It’s pretty wild.  Funnily enough, I was recently filming a movie and I was so underwhelmed at the pace of everything.  I’ve gotten so accustomed to moving at this militant style, that as hard as it is, it is preferable to me now.  I almost like it because you don’t have time to overthink what you are going to do, and you end up getting more visceral and natural reactions to the material.  You can overthink a scene, and you can come to a wrong performance that way.  When you burn your fingers on a hot stove, that’s the most natural reaction you are going to get.  You can’t have ten minutes to think about how you are going to scream about that pain.

Photo: JPI

But, would you like the pace of shooting the show to be a bit slower?

STACY:  I would like to, but I do think sometimes just jumping in, and going and seeing what happens is great.  I love that.  I do appreciate that.

ERIC:  It’s scary.

STACY:  It is scary.  I would love if we would get to do a rehearsal and then two takes just to see, and then they can mix  together what happens.  Sometimes I am hard on myself as an actress.  I’ve always been.  It’s that jumping in when you only get to do one take.  You have to just give it everything you’ve got.

ERIC:  You can have a second take.  Want me to give you a little secret?  All you have to do is screw up your last line.

STACY:  I can’t do that.   I don’t even need it to be perfect because nothing is perfect.  It doesn’t matter what I’ve done if I sometimes don’t feel it.  I need to feel it when I’m on that set.  I need to feel something because when I shut down, I close myself off.  It’s like an athlete who has just got to  train as hard as they can to reach their goal.

ERIC:  You’re an Olympic swimmer!

STACY:  You’ve got to do it as hard as you can.  You practice, and you practice, and you practice, and you practice, so that when you come to that day, you do the best you can, but sometimes you are disappointed because you didn’t get that one last thing you had hoped for.

Courtesy/NBC

How do you view what happened to Eric with Kristen, who disguised as Nicole, tricked Brady into bed with her?  Some fans commented that that they thought it was akin to a rape.

ERIC:  No, I would disagree with that theory.  I believe there is a high degree of deception in this, but there is a willingness on behalf of Brady.  He’s not drugged.  He’s not being forced to do anything.  Deception, yes.  Rape, no.

Stacy, what do you think?

STACY:  Total deception.  There is no rape.  There is absolutely no rape.  These are willing participants; he just doesn’t know exactly who he is dealing with.

ERIC:  I appreciate the context of how somebody could construe that, and the seriousness of the matter.  I don’t think it really has a place in this particular storyline.

Do you guys think that Brady and Kristen are each other’s star-crossed lovers in a weird, twisted, bizarre way?

ERIC:  I don’t know.  I think they’re magnetism can’t be denied.  I think the hurdles that they’ve jumped through are astronomical.  Will they end up together in the end?  Who knows!  Will there ever be an end?  Who knows!  It’s definitely been one of, if not the most, in-depth relationships Brady has ever had.

Photo: JPI

And intense!

ERIC:  Yeah.  They’ve just gone through so much to be together, and when you do that, anybody who is married knows that, that’s where the good stuff is; the wars that you win together and the battles that you go through.  When you come out of the war, and you’re still together, that’s the bond.  That’s what lasts.

What would Kristen do if she couldn’t have Brady in the end?  Would she find a new obsession?  What if she could not nab her man?

STACY:  Wow!  Hmmm. (Laughs)  She’s going to get her man.  She wants her man.  She wouldn’t settle.  She’d keep fighting.  I would say to her, “Kristen, keep fighting the good fight.”

So, do you think Kristen will reveal herself to Brady sooner than later? Will Brady figure out what Kristen has been doing to get to him?  Will Brady turn Kristen away if he knew she was alive and back in action  … or would he fall back into her arms? Share your theories via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Daytime Emmys To Merge Younger Actor & Actress Category Into One As Gender-Inclusive Categories Are On The Rise

The upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmys are already making some changes to key categories and specifically this one that affects daytime drama performers.  Word from Variety is that NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is going to announce that they are combining the Younger Actor and Actress categories into one gender-neutral category

Not only will the Younger performer category be gender-inclusive, but network soap performances will be combined with digital drama series performances for the category.  Previously, for this past Daytime Emmys, NATAS had changed the Guest Performer in a Drama Series to be gender-inclusive.

This category was initially created in 1985 when it was called the Outstanding Ingenue and then from there tweaked into Outstanding Juvenile Female and Male, and more recently that morphed into the Younger Actor and Actress categories.

Photo: JPI

Former GH star Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) and former DAYS star, Kyle Pettis (Ex-Theo) will now be the last female and male to win the two separate categories with this new move for 2020.

Fans of film and TV have noticed that on several award shows on MTV: their Movie and TV Awards and their VMA’s, there are several gender-inclusive categories, as well as the Television Critics Association Awards who for instance doles out Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama in comedy.

READ MORE
Stacy Haiduk Talks The Many Disguises Of Kristen DiMera; Matt Ashford & Melissa Reeves Reacted To Recent Scenes On 'Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast'

So, what do you think of the change; that there will now be one Younger performer category at the Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

GH icon Genie Francis chats with Michael Fairman about her return to the soap as Laura after being taken off-contract earlier this year. Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

  • Adrienne As tencil: “I agree, of Franco + Elizabeth DON'T get together within 90 days, my patience will dissolve and I likely Will…
  • Rena Atkinson: “Enough is enough, it was good for awhile. Now you can please bring Franco BACK!!!…
  • Janet: “You could see immediately he had the soldier persona. The way he spoke and stood. I really didn't want the…
  • Shirley Martinez: “Totally agree
  • Shirley Martinez: “I want Drew to come back. And Franco to go back to Elizabeth. Not happy with this storyline. Sad Billy…
Advertisement

Power Performance

Scott Clifton as Liam

The Bold and the Beautiful

Airdate: 7-31-2019

Advertisement

Popular