EXCLUSIVE: Wally Kurth Talks Getting More Days of Our Lives Airtime and Possible General Hospital ReturnBy Jamey Giddens on May 29, 2013
Almost at the halfway point of 2013, one could say it's been a pretty good year for Wally Kurth so far. The veteran soap star is being used frequently on NBC's Days of Our Lives as Justin Kiriakis and his General Hospital character, Ned Ashton is also back in play on the ABC Daytime soap.
I caught up with Kurth at the recent Days of Our Lives Charity Event for Autism Speaks in Atlanta. Amid plenty of appetizers, cocktails and exuberant fans, we chatted about his two defining suds roles.
DC: You've been having a pretty good year. You're on DAYS and you were on GH again.
Wally Kurth: Yeah!
DC: I've been reading in spoilers that Justin is going to be mixing it up even more with EJ and Sami?
WK: Yeah. I love it. I'm working! When you mix it up with those two, you get some airtime. READ MORE
Thursday’s Days of Our Lives featured some very touching scenes with Sonny (Freddie Smith) at Will’s (Chandler Massey) bedside. Sonny professed his love for Will, as Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) watched silently in the background.
I’m on the record as not being the biggest fan of the Will and Sonny pairing, because I find them boring. However, I must admit those were really good scenes. While I doubt they will ever be one of my favorite Days of Our Lives couples, I can respect the relationship they are building. READ MORE
Hope (Kristian Alfonso) burst into the cabin and capped Jensen’s (Derek Magyar) ass like a five-year old playing Duck Hunt at Chuck E. Cheese. Nick (Blake Berris) immediately told Hope that Will (Chandler Massey) had been shot.
Sami (Alison Sweeney) accused Kate (Lauren Koslow) of putting Rafe (Galen Gering) in a coma. A furious Kate hauled off and slapped Sami. Sami then realized Kate had fallen in love with Rafe, and began to taunt her long-time nemesis.
Gabi (Camila Banus) demanded to know why her baby wasn’t crying. Sonny (Freddie Smith) didn’t know, because he had no idea what he was doing. Sonny began swatting the baby’s butt, which caused it to start crying. READ MORE
Both the lives of Will Horton (Chandler Massey) and his infant daughter are in jeopardy on Days of Our Lives. On Wednesday's installment, Sonny (Freddie Smith) managed to deliver his boyfriend's bambino, but the little lady has yet to exercise her lungs. A kid who can't scream? Are we sure she's related to Sami (Alison Sweeney)?
If William and that brat make it out of this whole kidnapping-plus-delivery-in-the-woods saga alive, he owes Sonny breakfast in bed for like six months. Dude had to stick his hands up Gabi's (Camila Banus) va jay jay?! Now that is true love.
Back to Granny Brady, she was off getting into at bitch fight with Great-Granny Kate (Lauren Koslow) over Rafe (Galen Gering). I'm sure EJ (James Scott) would be none-too-thrilled about his baby mama getting so worked up about her comatose ex, but Mr. DiMera was too busy having clandestine meetings with Justin (Wally Kurth) in the park to care.
Do these two fools really think they can take down Stefano (Joe Mascolo)? The Phoenix is likely having a birdcage built for two readied for their behinds.
Over on Smith Island, that nasty, kidnapping, dayplayer, boy-rapist was tormenting Nick (Blake Berris), as Will bled out on the floor. Did Hope (Kristian Alfonso) get there in time to save her trouble-prone little cousins? If she didn't, she should take a switch to that fast, little Ciara's (Lauren Boles) backside, once she gets back to the mainland.
Sidenote: Whoever those Smiths are, I bet they hate they ever sold the late Tom Horton a cabin. Watch the DAYS recap video after the jump!
The Young and the Restless and General Hospital have been benefiting from buzz surrounding their recent anniversaries and regime changes for some time now. The Bold and the Beautiful is offering up more edge-of-your-set drama backstage than onscreen of late; and fans are celebrating the historic-yet-bumpy returns of All My Children and One Life to Live. What about Days of Our Lives? READ MORE