Connect with us

Days Of Our Lives

Who Could Have Shot Nick Fallon? Watch This Week's Promo From Days of our Lives!

Courtesy/NBC

Courtesy/NBC

In this week’s promo for Days of our Lives via NBC, it’s not looking so good for Nick Fallon (Blake Berris)!

After causing havoc in the lives of so many residents of Salem, it would only seem fitting that someone might want to shoot the guy! From the looks of this promo, a bunch of your favorite characters are gathered around to witness a bloody scene!

In it, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) screams “He’s been shot!” as Nick looks up at many of the people who he loathed and who loathed him! So this begs the question, is this promo a dream sequence? Is this the real shooting of Nick Fallon? Is he a a goner?

Watch the promo after the jump and let us know your thoughts! And one more thing; if you feel as many do that Blake Berris should have been nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category in this year’s Daytime Emmy race, weigh-in on that too!

READ MORE
Shannen Doherty To Appear On 'Riverdale' For Season Four Tribute Episode To Luke Perry
Click to comment
Advertisement

Leave a Reply

avatar
boes
boes

Whoever did it should have kept on shooting till they also got Julie right in her big fat flapping mouth.
Unless they shot him in his derriere they missed his brain.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

There’s nothing wrong with Julie loving and supporting Nick. It’s not her fault that people are leaving her in the dark.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Julie is my favorite since the late 60s and i never want to see her killed off…i like Nick but i did predict this would happen a long time ago!!!

boes
boes

I wish I could agree but she never lets anyone get a word in edgewise. And I see her a lot more concerned about NIck and pretty insensitive about what he did to Will, and he’s just as much her cousin as Nick is. I don’t see her being fair at all.
I don’t really want her killed off either but I do want her to eat a HUGE piece of humble pie- and apologize profusely to Will for pushing Nick on him and demanding he forgive him. In any case, she has no business telling anyone other than herself how to respond and feel about somebody.
If that’s not pushy I don’t know what is.

Mo
Mo

Disagree. I love Julie and wish she were on more.

Nancy Reel
Nancy Reel

Why is everyone forgetting the Hit man. he was there watching and waiting for the perfect hit. The cast was all there , Gabby arrived a little late, but not enough time for these guys to have done it .

andrew hass
andrew hass

With Gabi leaving in the next month or so she’s the most obvious person to have shot Nick but i hope the show doesn’t make her the shooter because IMO that would be a letdown.Now i’m sure Gabi leaving will have something to do with Nick getting shot but maybe not the way we think it will/

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Wow, DAYS is going there?!!! I hope Nick will be OK! DAYS needs the scoundral more than ever!

Blake Berris was snubbed big time! He deserves the recognition.

The emmy process needs to be changed. Just look what happened to GH!

DOOL rocks and so does Blake Berris!!!

Omar
Omar

I agree with you 4everDAYS..He deserved an emmy nod and probably the win for his superb work..I do not like the idea of shows summiting who should get nominated in each category..That is why the daytime emmys are sooo predictable and many actors receive multiple awards/nomination even when they did not have their best work..That is the “thing” that really needs to change.

Patrick
Patrick

I agree, DOOL, needs all the talent, on their side…. Blake Berris… is an intelligent, charismatic, big draw

with the exit : of EJ and Sami

Nick should be elevated to LEADing Man stat

he’ more than proven he can carry and further DOOL

i had hoped… there was some spark with Sheryl… Nick and Lucas coulda had more rounds over

Nick could be good with Theresa

Mark
Mark

They shoot Julie too and put her outta her misery! I love days so much!!!!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

My money is on Gabi– lately she has been looking like a caged animal who about to lose all hope and I could see her snapping and shooting Nick, maybe with a gun that belongs to either Sonny or Will, so they would be arrested for attempted murder. Then I could see Rafe shipping his sister to some relatives out of town for her protection as the way to write character off the canvas. Also if Arianna’s welfare is at stake I can see Sonny and Will allowing her to go with Gabi into protective custody.

Robert
Robert

It is always the one you would never expect, I would put my money on the English gentleman who helped Nick. My reasons for picking him is that he will blame Nick for him being on the Dimera. radar and Nick tried to blackmail him with something that drove him over the edge. As much as Gabi. has become a pain in her weak will with Nick, I would hate to see her go to prison or an insane asylum for such a despicable person!

Chaz
Chaz

Percy. He realizes Nick is evil and feels that he helped harm Gabi by saving him.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Percy! Percy! Percy! I predicted a long time ago someone would shoot Nick(i thought he’d be killed off)…Gabi, Sami and E.J. too obvious…so im sticking with Percy!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Caroline could also be a suspect…maybe with her forgetfullness she mistook Nick for a robber…but my first choice from my prediction months ago remains Percy!!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Adrienne or Maggie! Cover your eyes for this shocker…Julie!!!

Melissa
Melissa

I doubt gabi shot nick she lost her brain to nick and was stupid enough to fall back in love with him. I hope it’s not a dream sequence I really hope and pray nick is a goner moor good this time . He ruined dool abc the actor deserves no awards what so ever . Kill nick . Die nick die and stay dead .

miscrambler
miscrambler

I agree that Blake Berris got robbed at Emmy nom time; but so did Freddie Smith. I can’t stand Nick, but he’s such a delicious villain mostly because Berris is such a good actor.

Secretly, I really hope it’s someone like little Ciara — who is a terrible character — but I’m sure it will end up being someone not on the canvas. It would be kind of fun, though, if it was Sami — her last hurrah offing Nick Fallon.

Except I suspect Nick ain’t all that dead!

Sherwood
Sherwood

Wow, Nick gets killed twice within a year! Now that’s a great soap villain! Blake Barris should have gotten an Emmy nomination. His snub just shows how phony the whole process is. How did James Scott now get nominated? Such crap.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I just started watching Days and can see that Nick is nothing but trouble. I definitely understand why those women put him in the river. Too bad he didn’t stay there. But, after years of watching soaps, I know water deaths very rarely take. Hopefully, this bullet to the chest will do the trick.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

OMG, DOOL has created another bloodthirsty fan! I welcome you! LOL!!!

Tommy
Tommy

Its just the DOOL writers overusing a storyline again where its not really happening. YAWN

but thanks for the warning to skip this day.

lulu
lulu

well it is kind of predictable..and for months Nick had the upper hand..it got old..that being said Blake Berris is an awesome actor, i hope to see him outside of daytime pretty soon.

Lia
Lia

His cousins are the scum of the earth. I don’t care what mine does, if they’re shot in front me, I’m going to run to them. And then there’s Lucas “the decent person” turning away. Thank God Julie is there for him.

boes
boes

I wish they’d run to him too, and give him a good kick in the tuckus. He needs to be reminded what a scumbag he is before he takes his long dirt nap.

He’s been a really, really good villian to enjoy hating, I’ll give him that. But not the smartest guy, considering who he has been messing with.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

I think it is Gabi as well, I forget who it was in an interview said ‘Gabi will do something terrible’ so I assume that this is just that…

I was hoping Nick would somehow be redeemed…he is an amazing actor…very talented ..it would be a shame to lose him as well as Ej and Sami…

I am still reeling with the news that EJ will be off our screens as well….

Not too much left to watch after that…

jimmiemack
jimmiemack

Maggie and Hope double shot Nick Fallon LOL. Really the likely choice is Sammy since she is going off the show this year and this will be an exciting way for her to leave as she finally goes to prison for murder.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

It could also be one of Nick’s ‘friends’ from prison. I know they already did that story shortly after Nick got out, but it might be worth revisiting. I am voting on Percy. Of course, it could also be an intervention by Stephano.

Karen
Karen

Blake Berris totally should have been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor or Best Younger Actor category! He was totally robbed! Blake is a great and exciting young actor!

Karen
Karen

I don’t think Nick will die! I won’t be surprised if he’s not actually the one who gets shot!

dmr
dmr

I really hate Nick Fallon; and I don’t love to hate him-I just hate him! Gabi is leaving Salem, maybe she got a clue and shot him? It could be just about anyone! I can only imagine Julie’s hysterics!

Jack Welles
Jack Welles

Just because he gets shot doesn’t mean he won’t pull through in typical soap opera fashion such as Daniel’s recent “oh, it was just a flesh wound, a few stiches and I will be fine” while Liam ended up dead with a Tree stump through him (that was so insanely stupid and laughable).

Sam
Sam

My money is on Gabby. I think that Ej and Sami are going to assume it was their ” gun for hire ” that got the job done, but it will later be revealed that he was beat to the punch, leaving Ej and Sami to wonder who actually fired the shot. I believe that Gabby is going to find the gun that Sonny got from Victors house in her apartment and is going to finally snap and shoot Nick.

carol
carol

I am finished with dool. You take one of the best actors off the show and expect to keep viewers . Nick fallon and nicole make the show. I tape the show and because its so boring it takes me only a few minutes to scroll thru it. So now I’ll have an extra hour to watch something less boring. Thank you days!

Polly
Polly

I agree that it wasn’t the hired killer who shot Nick. The Killer didn’t have a silencer on his gun—-and we had those scenes of Sonny and the silencer (doesn’t every family have a lovely wood display box for their 9mm and a silencer?)—also, a hired killer would’ve shot Nick in the head as well as chest. I think the above watchers could be right—Gabi found the gun (which we’ll see in yet another “flashback”) and did the deed, sloppily. And it was from the back, so Nick can’t pinpoint the shooter (unlike GH recent killings).

Of course, Sonny will go thru hell, as it was his family’s gun and will have his prints on it.

I hope Nick survives—I’m still trying to argue with my other DOOL friends why he deserves to die? Didn’t everyone else involved have the burden of guilt for past actions? Nick held the cards on everyone, that’s about it. And YES! I think Berris should’ve gotten a nod. He’s the best bit of acting on the show! Kudos to Sydney for her screaming reaction to seeing his bloody entrance into Horton Square!!!!

Polly
Polly

Ooops–sorry. The killer did have a silencer (I’m a day behind!) LOL

Polly
Polly

Okay all–time to turn in my DOOL card!!! LOL It was Ally who screamed when she saw Nick. And I just saw next week’s promos—and am so very sorry that Nick is gone. Hope Berris is moving on and shows up in another soap, primetime or major motion picture!

Days Of Our Lives

Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

Photo: NBC

During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

Courtesy/NBC

Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

READ MORE
Michele Lee, Donna Mills & Joan Van Ark Talk Their 'Sister' Act and How They're 'Knot' Done Yet

So, what do you think Brady should do now after the mess he finds himself in due to Kristen’s manipulations? Comment below.

Continue Reading

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
71st Primetime Emmy Nominations: 'This Is Us' Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, HTGAWM's Viola Davis Score Lead Drama Acting Nods
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
71st Primetime Emmy Nominations: 'This Is Us' Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, HTGAWM's Viola Davis Score Lead Drama Acting Nods

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
Shannen Doherty To Appear On 'Riverdale' For Season Four Tribute Episode To Luke Perry

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
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

  • Mr. X: “You're the one who just made the climate political and Spicer's booking divisive Mr. Bergeron. Kudos to your producers…
  • Carol Blackstone: “I like you as Franco .I am sorry but I hate this story line .Franco has come so far and…
  • Violet Lemm2: “Oh, I love C.C He was so good in Nashville, and I am an old fan of Grey's Anatomy.
  • Violet Lemm2: “suOOO I guess I will pick on you a little here. I loved so many shows of the eighty's, including…
  • Violet Lemm2: “Bad enough losing Billy, but not even a goodbye to anyone, including his little girl Scout. Guess they didn't want…
Advertisement

Power Performance

Scott Clifton as Liam

The Bold and the Beautiful

Airdate: 7-31-2019

Advertisement

Popular