Daytime Confidential Interviews
If it's summertime and there's a smash hit serial on the tube, you can place your odds Dale Raoul is a member of the cast. I recently caught up with the True Blood scene stealer, who this summer added the CBS ratings juggernaut Under the Dome to her impressive list of credits.
What exactly is in store for Andrea Grinnell, the suspicious, hoarding, Chester's Mill eccentric, Raoul plays in the adaptation of Stephen King's best seller? How have Raoul and her fellow Dome dwellers reacted to the serial's impressive viewership? She answers those questions and more.
Of course we couldn't end our chat without talking about her True Blood alter ego, Maxine Fortenberry. Will the vampire-hating harpy make an appearance before this explosive season of the HBO supernatural sudser wraps? Keep reading to find out!
Daytime Confidential: You have a knack for being cast in blockbuster summer TV hits. First HBO's True Blood and now the CBS adaptation of Stephen King's Under The Dome. What's your secret?
Dale Raoul: Wow, I wish I had a secret! I think it is really mostly luck and being well prepared when I went in for the auditions. I feel so lucky to be in two hit shows, especially at this time of my life when there isn’t really as much work for character women. I am very proud to be representing older women, although my characters on both shows are exceptionally weird! READ MORE
Comic-Con Interview: Beauty and the Beast Supercouple Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan Offer Insight on CW HitBy Susan Hornik on July 21, 2013
It's a tale as old as time — a monstrous, tormented beast and the ravishing beauty determined to save him. In 2012, The CW put a fresh spin on the Beauty and the Beast mythology with a new serialized drama starring Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk and New Zealand's Jay Ryan. Daytime Confidential caught up with the equally-beautiful pair this weekend at Comic-Con.
Kreuk and Ryan delved into the psychological underpinnings of their characters, police detective Catherine Chandler and Vincent Keller, a former doctor transformed into a mutant super soldier with murderous rage by a government experiment. Do the talented actors believe in the kind of predestined, star-crossed love their characters share? Keep reading to find out.
Daytime Confidential: Congrats on the show. After doing so many years of series television, what brought you back?
Kristin Kreuk: That’s a good question. It really was Sherri [Cooper] and Jennifer [Levin]. I met with them, and I loved them so much. I know that being on TV for a long time, it’s about the people that you’re working with. They are wonderful and collaborative, and they wanted to work with me, and I liked that a lot, so that’s why I did it. I was a little scared to get back into a full TV show again.
DC: What makes her a beauty, and what makes him a beast?
KK: I really think that a lot of what we’re exploring is that no one is one or the other, but everybody has beauty and beast within them, that we make certain choices in our lives to behave in one way or in another. Catherine’s journey in part is really to come to understand that there are no bad guys, and there are no good guys, that people make decision, and that humanity is blind, so I think that’s a big part of it. READ MORE
EXCLUSIVE: Terri Ivens on Planned YA Book Series and Reuniting With All My Children's Alicia Minshew in Tainted DreamsBy Jamey Giddens on June 21, 2013
Simone Torres may be so dead not even Dr. David Hayward can bring her back to life on All My Children, but her former portrayer's career is alive and well. During Daytime Emmy weekend, I caught up with the striking Terri Ivens, who revealed exclusively to me she's signed on with Sonia Blangiardo's red-hot, soap-within-a-soap, Tainted Dreams.
Ivens dished reuniting with fellow AMC alum Alicia Minshew on the upcoming web series and also talked about her planned YA book series. As if starring in a web soap and becoming a budding novelista aren't enough to keep the fit star busy, she's also launching her own radio show, producing and starring in movies. I felt exhausted just listening to her talk about all her projects! Thank the Soap Gods, for Monster Energy drink — which she's currently being sponsored by!
Daytime Confidential: I hear you’ve been cast in a new soap opera project? That’s going to make a lot of All My Children fans excited!
Terri Ivens: I know! This is very exciting. They’ve [the fans] been asking me for quite a while if I would jump on the bandwagon and do a web series, and of course they were all crossing their fingers that Simone would be resurrected from the dead. [Laughs] But it’s better than that. I was invited to partake in the fun of Tainted Dreams.
In 2006, she took over one of the most popular, young adult roles in the history of CBS Daytime's No. 1 soap — and more than made it her own. In 2013, however, The Young and the Restless alum Davetta Sherwood (ex-Lily Winters) is going hard on cable.
The talented actress is starring as feisty stylist Cecile on Fuse's first-ever scripted drama, The Hustle. I recently caught up with an all-grown-up Sherwood, who dished about her new gig in creator Prentice Penny's (Happy Endings) dramedy.
Daytime Confidential: Congratulations on being cast as Cecile in Fuse's premiere, scripted drama, The Hustle. What can you tell us about your character?
Davetta Sherwood: I play Kutta’s [one of the rappers from the group] baby mom. She’s a mother and a stylist. And despite not being with Kutta, she is still trying to have her career as well as keep a cordial relationship with her child’s father. She kind of helped him get on and she still cares about him. But now she is dating someone and trying to live her life.
EXCLUSIVE: Winsor Harmon Talks 'Cathedral Canyon' and Teases More Action For Bold and Beautiful's ThorneBy Jamey Giddens on June 20, 2013
Winsor Harmon may not be getting as much airtime as he once did on CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful, but the ever popular actor hasn't been lounging about during his free time. He's been working on a passion project with a very powerful subject matter — the exploitation of children by polygamist cults.
I recently caught up with Harmon, whose film Cathedral Canyon, recently debuted at the esteemed Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival. The actor, who co-produced and co-directed the film about a real estate developer who stumbles upon an illicit religious group, went into detail about why being a father made him want to tackle a project like this.
Harmon also shared what it was like having his soap opera dad, John McCook star in his film. Was it fun for international TV's Thorne Forrester to play boss man to his "Pop" for a change? Speaking of those woman-sharing fashionistos, Harmon sounds off on why Eric Forrester and his sons love to share women and offers up scoop on more storyline for Thorne.
Daytime Confidential: Congratulations on your film Cathedral Canyon being selected for the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival! What made you want to tackle such powerful subject matter as underage brides being exploited by polygamist cults?
Winsor Harmon: Thank you. First, it's based on true events and it's political! What actor doesn't wanna tackle that topic? You know, love is one of the great things two people can share and every person should have that opportunity on their terms. These kids don't have a choice! These cults are robbing them of their childhood, and they run the young boys off from their families so that there's no competition for the elders of their so-called church. We're talking about rape, pure and simple, and it is happening right under our noses and no one is doing a damn thing about it! I'm a father of three amazing kids; I couldn't fathom some church taking them away from me! These offenders are hiding behind the cloth.
Who better to celebrate General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary with than Jackie Zeman? At the Paley Center, the actress, who recently reprised beloved Nurse Bobbie Spencer, shared her absolute joy over coming back to GH, her thoughts on a potential return for Bobbie's son Lucas and gave her thoughts on Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati.
Daytime Confidential: What is like to be back for the 50th Anniversary and under the new team of executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati?
Jackie Zeman: It’s great to be back. I’m happy it’s for the 50th, because that’s a big deal, but under this team is the biggest part of what you just said. Working with Mr. Valentini and Mr. Carlivati is amazing. I’ve worked with a lot of executive producers, everyone that has been on GH for 35 years, that’s a lot of EP’s. There is a new energy and revitalization to the show. There’s this respect for what’s gone on in the history, but they’ve taken General Hospital and instead of redoing old stuff, they’ve brought it into the present and into the future with all this exciting intrigue and romance. It’s compelling once again. That’s exciting to be a part of. READ MORE