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Y&R's Michael Roark Video Interview: The Mystery Of Travis & Working With Amelia Heinle!

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On The Young and the Restless, Michael Roark entered the canvas as mystery man Travis Crawford, who was not what he seemed.  Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) took a liking to this guy when it appeared to be a start of a romance for her with a guy from the one side of the tracks and the rich girl from the other side.

For Travis seemingy owned a bar and was the bartender of it, too.  But that was not the case of who Travis really was!  Currently, Travis is a very viable love interest for Victoria, but there is clearly more to his story than meets the eye.  Then when Michael Roark exited the show recently, the audience wasn’t 100% sure if he was coming back, but Roark did send out a teaser of a tweet alluding to that it may not be the end of his run in Genoa City.  Lo and behold!  Travis shows up and ruins the day for Luca (Miles Gaston Villanueva) with the truth about the groom’s involvement in the oil rig sabatoge as he is about to marry Summer (Hunter King) Newman.

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Michael at the recent Y&R 11,000th episode on set celebration to get the skinny on what’s going on with his Y&R alter-ego, and more!

Roark shared if he thought when he was written-off the first time at Y&R, it was the end of the line for Travis.  He responded, “It was kind of tongue and cheek and nothing was for sure, but I kind of had an idea of how it was going down.”

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As to when Michael felt he knew it was clicking on-screen with his love interest Victoria,  as played by two-time Daytime Emmy winner Amelia Heinle, he shared: “You know what’s funny?  I don’t think we ever really know. We try things and we see what works, and we see how the audience responds and fortunately people seemed happy with what Amelia and I were doing,  I am sure some people werent’ happy, but you know how that goes.” (Laughs)  Speaking of Amelia Heinle, Roark expressed how she make his days better at CBS Television City. “She’s great.  I can’t say enough good things about her.  She’s a lot of fun on-camera and off-camera.  We have a lot of fun together.  It makes it much easier to come to work.”

As to … just what is Travis’ secret and is about his true identify?  What’s his deal?  And, do the viewers know everything about him?  Michael would only say: “Nope, you sure don’t, but you’re going to find out though. There’s a lot of context and a lot of subtext to Travis.  He has his demons, and he’s a genuine guy in a lot of ways, but there’s other things beneath the surface.  I will leave it at that.  I don’t want to say too much.”

Watch Michael’s interview below! Then let us know, what do you think is the mystery to Travis that will be revealed?  Is he related to someone?  Does he truly love Victoria?  And, what do you think of the on-screen duo of Roark and Heinle? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Karin
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Karin

TRICKY <3

Judy
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Judy

Thanks Michael. I hope this means they have taped more about Travis and we will learn at least some of his secrets soon. I really enjoy Travis, Tricky and Michael. However they really do need to flesh out Travis so this makes me happy that it sounds like that is coming. I hope they give him a job too!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I love him! Good looking AND a personality! Cute, friendly interview! Still reminds me of a cross between Paul Levoiseur (sp?) and Derek Hough.

Shirley Strickler
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Shirley Strickler

I really like him and hope Y&R keeps and gives him a great storyline.

Timmm
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Timmm

To me, he is “Billy Miller Lite” but he seems like a nice guy, can act and seems to be getting more comfortable with the cast. He is better for Vicki than Jason Thompson’s Billy, for sure

Soaphound
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Soaphound

As a rabid Billy Miller fan, I tend to agree with you, Timmm. I’m not crazy about him, but he’s a competent actor and basically harmless. And you’re 100% right about Jason Thompson’s Billy. He and Amelia are a casting disaster, even worse than she and Stitch. But I’m biased. I also think he’s a flop with Gina. And with me.

Timmm
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Timmm

Jason is a good actor. He was wonderful on GH. To me, he was a get just like Steve Burton. So Y&R got them and does not know what to do with them. Jason looks like Jill’s son. We are used to Billy looking like an Abbott. So there is that. BUT you hit the nail on the head, Jason and Amelia have as much chemistry as Gisele Bundchen and Danny Bonaduce! And Gina, a BUST! She doesnt have chem with Jack or Billy. She clicks with Glummer and Michael. So what!

Helen
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Helen

Gina and Jason have amazing chemistry. Only blind people can’t see it.

Timmm
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Timmm

The only time they share chemistry is when they are in the Jabot lab!

Tucker
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Tucker

Such a pointless and unnecessary character – I hope he goes away again and soon.

Ts Tasha Jones
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Ts Tasha Jones

I know he is so going to end up being an Abbott…just know it

k/kay
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k/kay

I like this guy I really do a positive thing for the show I hope with SSM writes some great story for him.

Nikki
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Nikki

Great interview Michael. I love Travis. I hope they give him a contract so we don’t lose him and I love him with Victoria. She has absolutely no chemistry with this Billy but Travis and her are another Adam & Chelsea. Would like to see him with a permanent job and a very long story.

Kevin
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Kevin

Doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out Travis is Gabriel Bingham. Could certainly add some twists & turns later. Roark is handsome as all get out, but his acting ability leaves a lot to be desired. Zero chemistry between him and Amelia Heinle doesn’t help matters.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Now that’s one I didn’t imagine! Way to go, Kevin. THAT’S thinking outside the box. What do think would happen from that? Very interesting.

Grace Butler Difalco
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Grace Butler Difalco

I love Michael in the role and I love the relationship he and Amelia share. Let’s hope Y&R keeps him and will make his character’s past interesting but not deceitful. We need a few good characters around. I’m tired of Victor playing “God” and Chloe getting away with murder.

su0000
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su0000

I doubt Chloe killed Adam, so no murder- Adam will eventually return.
I see Travis sitting in as an Adam type character until Adam is recast.
I can see him becoming entangled with Victor..

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I completely agree with you Grace. I love the chemistry between Amelia and Michael. I am really hoping the writers delve into the character of Travis more. We need someone new and interesting on the canvas. Sick of Victor actng like a demi god, and ruining lives and getting away with it. His time in jail was nothing more than a vacation. Chole for sure got away with murder. As far as we know she was the last person besides Adam who was in that cabin.

Callie
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Callie

I adore Travis, Michael and Tricky. I hope they really flesh out their story and give them a chance. Team Tricky

Lori Hurt
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Lori Hurt

What is the name of the song that Victoria and Travis danced to on 9/30/2016?

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Billy Flynn, Greg Rikaart & Mary Beth Evans Talk On: Abigail’s Murderer Revealed, Orpheus’ Poisonous Plot & the Move to Peacock

September had been a pivotal month for Days of our Lives.  After nearly 57-years on broadcast television, the long-running soap opera shifted from NBC to exclusively streaming on Peacock.  While fans have been adjusting and wrapping their heads around the change, the stories of the characters you love to love, or love to hate, are continuing to play out in Salem.

This week, after months of a whodunit and who is to blame for the death of Chad’s wife, Abigail DiMera, DAYS fans finally learned that the actual killer was none other than Clyde Weston (James Read).  Meanwhile, Kayla has taken ill along with Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate (Lauren Koslow), all a part of Orpheus’ (George DelHoyo) longstanding feud with the women and the men in their lives.

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Now on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, DAYS stars: Billy Flynn (Chad), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) discuss their latest storylines, plus their thoughts on the soaps move on Peacock and its future.

As viewers witnessed on recent episodes, Chad figured out that it was Clyde who murdered Abigail, and went after him with a gun. Chad decided he wanted to hear the entire sordid story of how Clyde killed her.  This led to the showdown scenes at Abigail’s gravesite which included a visit by EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), who saved his brother from Clyde. During this interview, Billy weighs-in on taping the climatic scenes, what it was like to blame multiple characters for months for Abigail’s death, plus what the future holds in store for Chad as he moves on with his life post-Chabby.

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Greg Rikaart shares his thoughts on if he ever thought Leo would turn out to be Abigail’s murderer since Leo had a revenge plot against those who wronged him. Rikaart also weighs-in on the story where Leo had a relationship with Craig Wesley, his enduring on-screen relationship with Emily O’Brien (Gwen, ex-Jana, Y&R) , plus working with Billy in the limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, where Chad goes in drag as “Belinda Chinashop” and more.

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Mary Beth talks on Kayla’s latest plight; that  being kidnapped by Orpheus along with Marlena and Kate, the good doctor has become very sick while trying to maintain order at University Hospital.  Evans also shares her thoughts on the arrival of Abigail Klein as her on-screen daughter Stephanie, the departure of Marci Miller as Abigail, and more.

Check out our full interview with Billy, Greg and Mary Beth below, and make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews, music videos, game shows and special event coverage.

Now let us know, what did you think of Clyde being revealed as Abigail’s true killer? What did you think of the confrontation scenes between Billy Flynn and James Read? What has been your favorite Leo moment since Greg came to DAYS?  Will Kayla figure out what Orpheus has done to her and others? Finally, are you enjoying DAYS on Peacock after its first few weeks of the series exclusively streaming? Share your thoughts in the comment section,

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GH’s Brook Kerr and Tabyana Ali Talk On: Trina’s Trial, Spencer and Rory, And Their On-Screen Mother/Daughter Relationship

Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? (You can also cast your vote in our poll below!) Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.   

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Days Of Our Lives

Steve Burton Talks On: ‘Beyond Salem’, His Co-Stars, Dismissal From ‘General Hospital’ Over Vaccine Mandate, and What’s Next

Two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor and enduring fan favorite, Steve Burton, chats with Michael Fairman in a brand new interview on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel where he chats on his recent role on the streaming series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two, which is continuing to stream on Peacock.

In ‘Beyond Salem’, Burton reprises his first ever DAYS and soap opera role of Harris Michaels. Burton made his daytime TV debut in the part back in 1988.  Throughout the five episode-streamer, Burton shares pivotal scenes and story with longtime DAYS icon, Kristian Alfonso (Hope).

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Burton expressed on taping his initial scenes with Alfonso (which were Harris and Hope’s wedding day): “The greatest thing about her (Kristian) was she has amazing eyes as an actress – eyes I can really connect with and it was an highly-emotional day. She helped me stay anchored – just by looking in her eyes.  She’s probably going, “Why is this weirdo starring at me all the time?’ (Laughs). She was great, gracious and awesome, but she really did help me out and I told her that and I said, ‘You made my job so much easier today, thank you.'”

The actor also revealed that in story, the door was left open that Harris’ bad guy moves in the streaming series, could turn out to be more complicated than on the surface given the character’s interrogation room final scene.

Steve weighed-in on if he would welcome more ‘Beyond Salem’ or chance to jump to the DAYS mothership on NBC. He shared: “If there is another one, if there is an open door on DAYS at some point, and I don’t know this, I’m just saying, I think they wanted to make it like, ‘Hey, this guy is really not a bad guy, and he’s redeemable.”

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In addition, Steve opens up about his decision to not adhere to the ABC/Disney Covid-19 vaccine mandate, which ultimately led to him being fired from his long-running soap opera, and pivotal role on General Hospital as Jason Morgan.

Steve played Jason from 1991 to 2012 and then again from 2017 until the late fall of 2021. When reflecting on if he stands by his decision to not adhere to the ABC/Disney Vaccine Mandate policy, which caused him to be let go, Burton expressed: “I do. There was really no doubt in mind, obviously. It was just something that I believed, and I just could not do it. Look, I always say, you’ve got to follow your gut in life. Anytime I’ve ever gone against my gut instinct or conscious, it’s usually not a good result, and that’s why regret is always a guideline, your conscious is your guideline, and I don’t think I could have really lived with myself if I went against it.”

The longtime daytime star also weighed-in on if he had been concerned that he would not work on another daytime show, given his stance on the vaccine mandate. Steve said, “No, things are changing daily with things all the time. I didn’t really worry about it.  I felt if things change at GH, sure, I could probably go back.  I was on The Young and the Restless, there could be a door open there. I never really thought about DAYS too much, but I do visualization every day and I thought about all four shows. I would go, ‘Hey, if there’s a job there, awesome, bring it.” I’m open to it.  It’s daytime … it’s my home … but t I didn’t think it would be this way (with Beyond Salem) – I had no idea it would work out this way.”

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During the conversation, Burton shares his sentiments on his former GH co-stars including: Kelly Thiebaud (Britt), who just won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Laura Wright (Carly) and reiterates, how again, Maurice Benard (Sonny) was instrumental in his development as an actor and shares behind-the-scenes details from his younger days as Jason.

Steve, who has been in the news of late after filing for divorce from with his wife of over two decades, Sheree Gustin, reveals during the conversation how he has faced a challenging year personally and professionally, and the lessons he has learned to get him get through the hard times.

Currently, Burton continues to travel the country with his former GH co-star, Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) as their comedy show, Stone Cold and the Jackal plays multiple venues and details during the interview, why their creative and business partnership works, plus previews his new Steve Burton fitness app and workout venture and more.

Check out the full interview with Steve below.

Then let us know, do you hope to see Steve land on Days of our Lives and continuing the story of Harris Michaels? Did you enjoy him with Kristian Alfonso on ‘Beyond Salem Chapter 2″? What did you think about the sentiments he shared for his former GH co-stars, Kelly Thiebaud, Laura Wright and Maurice Benard in this interview? Do you hope someday that Jason will return to GH in the form of Burton? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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