House of Last Things
The insanely-talented Blake Berris has been sending chills up soap fans' spines since returning to Days of Our Lives as the menacing Nick Fallon. While you genuinely feel ex-con Nick is sincere in his love for pregnant coed Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus), you're almost terrified to find out what he'll do to protect that love.
Berris has mastered the delicate balance between playing a well-meaning suitor and a homophobic, mind twister. Watch out, Cousin Will (Chandler Massey)! It's no wonder Berris is enjoying as much success in the indie film world as he is in daytime.
House of Last Things, the Michael Bartlett-helmed supernatural thriller Berris stars in, has been selected to premiere at the 20th International Festival du film fantastique de Gérardmer in France!
Here's what Berris told me about his role in the drama when I interviewed him last fall:
"Jesse in House of Last Things was an incredible role. Without giving too much away, me and Lindsey Haun's character, we're kind of these Portland trailer trash characters who move into this house—they're house-sitting—and there's a supernatural aspect to the house. It's kind of transforming them as people. It was really an awesome role to craft, because my character, from beginning to end, really becomes a different person."
Congrats to Berris, Bartlett and the rest of the peeps associated with House of Last Things! Watch the flick's sexy, scary trailer below.
EXCLUSIVE: Blake Berris Talks Meth Head, House of Last Things and Springing Nick Fallon From Jail on Days of Our LivesBy Jamey Giddens on August 26, 2012
Longtime Daytime Confidential readers will likely remember I wasn't very happy when Blake Berris was let go from Days of Our Lives back in 2009. Imagine my pleasant surprise when news broke that the amazingly-talented actor was bringing lovable geek-turned-murderer Nick Fallon back to the series!
I recently caught up with Berris—who has been making a name for himself on the indie film circuit—to talk about what brought him back to soaps and his upcoming turns in buzzy films like Meth Head and House of Last Things. Berris also previewed the storyline which finds Nick's cousin Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) organizing the Horton family effort to get him paroled. How will Melanie (Molly Burnett) react to Nick getting out? Will the plot twist have anything to do with Burnett's exit from the series? Keep reading to find out.
Daytime Confidential: Welcome back to Salem! I know you've been really busy doing a lot of edgy, indie projects lately, like Meth Head and House of Last Things. What made you decide to return to Days of Our Lives?
Blake Berris: They basically gave me a really great offer. What they wanted to do with the character sounded like a really awesome storyline, so I kind of just decided to do it.
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Soon-to-be-returning Days of Our Lives actor Blake Berris (Nick Fallon) has yet another new flick that has the film industry talking. House of Last Things, a thriller from award-winning writer/director Michael Bartlett, has been selected among only four U.S. indie films to screen at the inaugural Champs-Elysees Film Festival this June in Paris, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Berris portrays Jesse in the thriller, which tells parallel, supernatural stories about a group of young adult house sitters and the home's owners, who are vacationing in Italy. This is the second film starring Berris to generate heat in recent months. As previously reported, the insanely-talented actor is also featured in the gritty drama Meth Head. Watch a trailer for House of Last Things after the jump!