Daytime Confidential Interviews
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
DC #718: EXCLUSIVE — Y&R's Angell Conwell and Redaric Williams on Playing The Sexy, Secretive Michaelson SibsBy Daytime Confidential on April 30, 2013
They're the fictional, brother/sister duo bringing sexual chocolate back to Genoa City on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr welcome Angell Conwell and Redaric Williams, who play secretive siblings Leslie and Tyler Michaelson.
What has it been like for Conwell to take Leslie from being GC's go-to attorney, to the front burner, via a juicy murder mystery and dysfunctional family drama? How is model-turned-actor Williams managing to make the role of Tyler his own amid comparisons to Shemar Moore's Malcolm Winters?
Will fans ever accept the Michaelsons getting next to father/daughter pair Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Lily Winters (Christel Khalil), with the ghost of Dru and a very much alive Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) to contend with? Luke and Jamey get to the bottom of all of that and more in this fun-filled podcast interview!
INTERVIEW: Thom Racina on The New OLTL, Ice Princess Revisited and His Love and Hate For Daytime ConfidentialBy Jamey Giddens on April 29, 2013
It's no fun to learn you've gotten one of your soap icons a talkin' to! That happened to me on the red carpet before the premieres of the new One Life to Live and All My Children. It was there I found out from Thom Racina himself, the writers of the new OLTL have a love/hate relationship with Daytime Confidential!
The iconic scribe and I also dished about his plans to tell the kind of game-changing love stories he once told on ABC Daytime's General Hospital on the new OLTL, only with a more realistic touch for the modern day, internet savvy viewer.
Daytime Confidential: Hi Thom, it's Jamey Giddens from Daytime Confidential.
Thom Racina: Oh hi. Daytime Confidential. We love and hate you, you know? [Laughs]
DC: What? We love you!
TR: Daytime Confidential, that's how we get yelled at a lot. "How dare you post this? How dare you say that?" [Laughs] READ MORE
INTERVIEW: One Life to Live's Hillary B. Smith Talks Web Soaps, "Bora" Sex and Loving Her New MatthewBy Jamey Giddens on April 29, 2013
Hillary B. Smith is no stranger to the world of online soap operas. The One Life to Live powerhouse has starred in such digital hits as Venice and Fumbling Thru The Pieces; plus she was a producer on Crystal Chappell's pilot for The Grove. With all that dot com drama experience under her belt, does Llanview's Nora Buchanan have any tips for Prospect Park, as they bring OLTL and All My Children online? She says they have it covered.
Speaking of having things covered, the soap vet gushes about Robert Gorrie, the young man charged with introducing a now adult Matthew Buchanan to the web. How will Bo (Robert S. Woods) and Nora react to their son's somewhat douchey behavior? Find out below what Smith told me on the red carpet before the premieres of the new OLTL and AMC!
Daytime Confidential: You're an early adapter to the web, having done Venice and Fumbling Thru The Pieces.
Hillary B. Smith: And The Grove!
DC: And The Grove?
HBS: I produced The Grove.
DC: Awesome, I didn't know that! Have you had any advice for the Prospect Park people as they embark on this venture?
HBS: I'm very careful to let them ask questions. If they want to ask me something, I'm happy to share with them my experiences, but they haven't really had to ask. I think they're way ahead of the game, so that's great. They've done their research.