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Watch The Replay: DAYS Hangout With A Martinez and Galen Gering!

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Courtesy/DAYS & NBC

On Tuesday night, On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman hosted the latest DAYS Hangout with very special guests: A Martinez, who will soon be arriving in Salem in the new role of Eduardo, the father of the Hernandez clan, and his  on-screen son, Galen Gering (Rafe).

The other member of the Hernandez family, Camila Banus, (Gabi), who was scheduled to be a part of the live event unfortunately had fallen under the weather shortly before broadcast time, and was unable to participate.  We will reschedule another DAYS Hangout with her in the near future, since she is set to return on-screen on the September 17th episode of the NBC sudser.

Joining A, Galen, and Michael for the live hangout were DAYS fans from literally around the globe, and across the United States who had the opportunity to pose some questions to the actors including:  Ian Charles Stewart from Auckland, New Zealand, Carolyn Topol from Connecticut, Dottie Di Liddo and Noell Reed Jr. from Virginia, James Ruff from Alabama, and Lisa Nelsen Kemper from California.

The DAYS Hangout marked the first time A Martinez had spoken publicly about his new role as Eduardo.  Daytime fans remember him most for for his Daytime Emmy-winning as iconic role as Cruz Castillo on Santa Barbara.  Below are a just a few of the teases and intriguing tidbits offered up by the Days of our Lives stars during the live broadcast.

When discussing how he was contacted about the role on DAYS, A related:  “Josh Griffith (co head-writer DAYS), because he worked on Santa Barbara, I think imagined me in this role and so he called.  When someone calls you and you know their work as a writer, and you respect them it’s easy to say, “Yes”.  Josh told me about the role: ‘Trust me this is in your wheelhouse.”’

Galen Gering revealed there is some major conflict ahead with the arrival of Eduardo on the scene:  “Between the three of us our characters have distinctly different memories of our childhood and a different point of view coming in.  So what she (Gabi) wants, what I (Rafe) want, and what he (Eduardo) wants are not necessarily meshing, and that makes for good storytelling.”

When asked who their love interests will be on the show, especially since it appears Rafe has a major crush on Hope (Kristian Alfonso), but there are clearly two other men in his way right now, Hope’s relationship with Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove), and the impending return of Bo (Peter Reckell), Gering teased about some other women in Rafe’s orbit in Salem: “There is a potential for some ‘suitresses”‘ (Laughs).  A added:  “My character has been involved in some character lives in a very provocative level.”

As for what other cast members he has had a chance to work with, Martinez hinted with: “I’ve been friends with Drake Hogestyn (John) for 35 years, and now I am able to do scenes with him, and am involved in a storyline that he has been invested in most of the time he has been here, and it’s pretty cool.  I’ve has some great scenes with Kassie DePaiva (Eve) and Lauren Koslow (Kate), too.”

A also shared this about Eduardo’s character disposition:  “I like the fact that he has a good deal of mystery to him.  He is extremely wounded and has built a psychology that is really complicated, and not particularly well-founded.  So I think there is tremendous flexibility inside the character to play all kinds of things. It’s almost like within the same show, it’s like putting a mask off and putting another mask on. ”

Below checkout the  video replay of the DAYS Hangout with A Martinez and Galen Gering! Let us know … what was your favorite moment in it?  What did you think about the bits of information teased for what’s to come with Eduardo and Rafe and the Hernandez family?  Comment below!

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Linda

I am elated that A Martinez will be having scenes with my all time favorite actor, Drake Hogestyn! I hope so much that this means the new writers are opening up John’s past! I would love for it to come out that John and Eduardo are brothers, which makes John Rafe’s uncle!

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2 things , first

1. he just takes my breath away…. Galen Gering – “Rafe’alicious”

2. a treasured soap icon : “Santa Barbara” A. Martinez… without doubt the BEST creme de la creme CAST

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Sounds promising especially the bit about A being involved in a long standing John story. This should be mysterious and adventurous.

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CeeCee

I agree, Allen. This will be interesting, compounded with the fact that I love Martinez…he truly is one of a kind.
What is really nagging my brain is the fact that we saw Bo’s sprawled body on some cold floor/ground, obviously hurt…..and, no one is very talking about THAT !!!!
Furthermore, John Black really gets to me, in a bad way. Those facial expressions remind me of Jughead, the cartoon. ..I do not like this character. I know I have committed a mortal sin and I shall be excommunicated. I also know he’s a fan fave….please don’t hate me….LOL

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Correction….meant to simply write…no one is even talking about THAT. Sorry.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Well you just did! I love that Bo has been kidnapped and being held in captivity!!! I’m sure these stories will all tie in at some point. A Martinez is a legend and i expect him to bring alot to the table. John is beloved but he has had a few moments that were less than stellar so….

Iakovos
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Iakovos

So much awesome talent on DAYS from its storied past and the daytime genre in general. Wow! I pray there are strong and compelling plot lines and this is not all just a series of anniversary stunt castings.

Margie Dalton
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Margie Dalton

Galen, knocks it out of the park! We fans love you is much more important!! Thank you Michael I love your interviews!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Abe Goes to the Light While John Faces Off with MarDevil

Monday’s highly-anticipated episode of Days of our Lives did not disappoint. In fact, we think that this episode should be a strong contender for DAYS to consider for one of their Outstanding Drama Series submissions for next year’s Daytime Emmys.  Why? It has it all – emotional heart with Abe’s journey to and from the light, touching flashbacks, a great performance by James Reynolds, and some special effects and editing during the John (Drake Hogesytn) vs. MarDevil scenes, which also gave us a delicious performance by Deidre Hall.

At the start of the episode, Abe has flatlined after being shot as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) tries to revive him, but they are losing him.  As this is going on, Paulina (Jackée Harry), Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are gathered at the hospital awaiting news on Abe’s condition.  Later, Eli decides to go find out what is happening with Abe, and gets the shock of his life when he walks in on Abe flatlining, while Kayla tells him that Abe is gone.  Eli implores her to try to bring him back. He tells the others they are working on trying to save Abe, as Julie and Paulina bond, and later, Lani must call Theo and Brandon to let them know about Abe’s condition.

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Julie reminisces about Abe, and how they have known each other for 40 years, our wink-wink that this is James Reynolds’ 40th anniversary episode.   Then, we see Abe has gone to the light wearing a white sweater and who should he see but his beloved late wife, Lexie.  No, it’s not Renee Jones, but an actress who delivers Lexie’s lines, since it had been previously reported that Jones was unavailable for the episode.  In scenes with the replacement Lexie, Reynolds showed us why he is an MVP of DAYS.  He acted up a storm and brought the emotion regardless of who was standing there.

 

However, longtime viewers got a wonderful surprise when flashback clips of scenes between Renee Jones and Reynolds were shown and they were some major moments in the history of Abe and Lexie’s relationship including: the moment when Abe learns Lexie’s pregnant, the moment when he is disgusted by Lexie’s betrayal when he learned of her involvement in the Zack baby switch storyline, and what she did to Bo and Hope, all because she was desperate for a child. Later, it’s the five-hankie moment of when Lexie, who was dying from a brain tumor, passes away in Abe’s arms.

After all the flashbacks, Lexie tells Abe he needs to go back and not to come with her to heaven. He has children, and people who love him and need him. Eventually, he says his goodbyes to Lexie and returns to the present, just as Kayla is about to call his time of death in the hospital room. All of a sudden, Abe’s heart begins to beat.

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Kayla brings Julie, Eli, Lani, and Paulina the news that Abe will need surgery, but he will make it.  Then, Paulina and Lani make their way to see him. In another emotional moment, they tell him how much they love him (Paulina looks worried about her lie being exposed that Lani is not really Abe’s bio-daughter).  As the episode comes to its conclusion, we see the back of Lexie making sure Abe is safe and sound among the living, while signifying she is watching over him.

And if that was not enough, this episode also picked up where John had confronted MarDevil in the church, letting Satan knows he is on to him and that he is not going to win … he is going to get Marlena back.  Satan drives home the point that Marlena belongs to him now.  John is mortified as the cross on the church wall turns upside down. Later to show off his prowess and control, MarDevil turns the holy water blood red. As the scene progresses, MarDevil is jumping all over the church and showing up in different spots.

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John then gets the lowdown on how Satan struck a deal with Marlena to let Doug (Bill Hayes) live if she let him in.  That is followed, by some of the back-story of Marlena’s first possession over 25 years ago, and why it happened when she was alone and very distraught.  MarDevil even goes on to say that he tried once before to regain control of Marlena during the Salem Serial Killer storyline, but it did not work out that time, because all the victims turned out to be alive.  MarDevil brings up Stefano and how he had made Marlena believe John was dead which left her vulnerable.  He goes on to relate that Doug was the gateway for Marlena’s re-possession.

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MarDevil tells John what she did with Doug by committing him and how she wanted to kill Julie. John knows that Marlena can hear him and tries to bring her back, but as the devil struggles with that, ultimately, he wins and begins to show his strength to John tossing him around the church, where he is eventually is knocked unconscious and then dragged to, we don’t know where, by the MarDevil!

Throughout the scenes, Deidre Hall looked like she was having so much fun playing the devilish one in this campy storyline revisited.

So, what did you think of James Reynolds performance and his 40th anniversary episode? What was your favorite moment? Are you glad John knows for certain now that Marlena is once again possessed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Emily O’Brien Previews Her Directorial Debut and Short Film ‘Too Close’

She’s an actress, a voice-over talent, writer, and now she can add director to her impressive resumeDays of our Lives star Emily O’Brien (Gwen) has shared over the last 24 hours a preview clip of her short film, Too Close.

Emily stated via her Instagram account: “Here’s a peek at the trailer for my short film entitled Too Close– I am so fortunate to have made this with my beloved team alongside me. My vision couldn’t have been brought to life without any of you, I am truly touched by your tenacity & genuine love for creativity!”  O’Brien shared the hashtags: #directorialdebut #filmmaking #periodpiece #cinema #womeninfilm
#writeyourownstory #vintagefilm

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You can check out the teaser for the film below which centers on the story of a young man and woman in the 1950’s examining what it means when two people in a relationship are considered to be too close.

Let us know if you are intrigued by the preview, and would like to see Emily’s short film via the comment section below.

 

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Jensen Ackles Shares Heartfelt Message on Death of ‘Rust’ DP Halyna Hutchins: “This Has Been a Tragedy of Epic Proportions”

Former Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric and Ex-Dean)  took to his Instagram over the weekend to pay tribute to cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was tragically killed in New Mexico, on the set of the film Rust in which Ackles co-starred with Alec Baldwin and Frances Fisher. Baldwin is also one of the producers of the film.

Last Thursday, in the initial investigation reports surfaced that Baldwin discharged a “prop gun” leading to the death of Hutchins and injuring director, Joel Souza.  Since that time it has been reported that Baldwin was told by the assistant director, David Halls, that the weapon was a “cold gun” meaning not loaded with live rounds following its preparation by the film set’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez.  But in his affidavit statement, Halls says he was unaware that the prop gun contained live rounds when it was given to Baldwin for his scene.

The scene Baldwin was rehearsing was inside a church building at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. In new affidavit’s, it was noted that Baldwin was ‘cross drawing’ the weapon and pointing the gun towards the camera lens.

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A grief-stricken Ackles shared:  “I’m not even sure where to start.  This has been a tragedy of epic proportions that we are all still processing. Earlier last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna just how awesome I thought she was. I told her how incredible I thought her camera shots were and just how exciting it was to watch her and her team work. Truly. She laughed and said thank you and gave me a hug. I’ll forever be thankful we had that moment.  She had a spunk and passion that infected the entire crew from the top down. She was an inspiration. My heart and prayers go out to Halyna’s husband, son and the rest of her family. There just aren’t enough words to express what an immense loss this is. She will be incredibly missed by all of us who knew and admired her.”

Since Hutchins’ death, a video also surfaced of Ackles discussing his concerns for gun safety on the set of Rust at a Supernatural convention in Colorado prior to the tragedy.

Jensen told the crowd: “I’ve got a 6 a.m. call tomorrow to have a big shoot-out. They had me pick my gun. They were like, ‘Alright, what gun would you like?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know?’ and the armorer was like, ‘Do you have gun experience?’ I was like, ‘A little.’ And she’s like, ‘OK, well, this is how you load it, this is how we check it and make sure it’s safe. “So she’s like, ‘OK, I’m gonna put some blanks in there and I want you to just go and fire off a couple rounds towards the hill.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ So I put the belt on, I put the gun there, and I walked out and she’s like, ‘Just make sure that you know, you pull the hammer all the way back and you aim at your target.’ And I was like, ‘OK, I got it.’  The footage was originally on You Tube, but now has been taken down.

The investigation remains and open and active on what occurred on the set of Rust, according to the Santa Fe New Mexico Sheriff’s office.

So, what do you think about Jensen’s tribute in the wake of the Rust tragedy? Comment below.

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