EXCLUSIVE: Exiting DAYS Starlet Molly Burnett Talks Booking Gigs For MTV, Hallmark and Starring in Improvised Soap 'Scandal Crest'By Jamey Giddens on September 12, 2012
Take heart, soap lovers already mourning the loss of Molly Burnett from the suds. The soon-to-be exiting Days of Our Lives actress has already found a new soapy gig. She'll be co-starring in ACME Comedy's upcoming improvised, online soap opera Scandal Crest.
I caught up with Burnett to get all the deets on Scandal Crest, which will reunite her with former DAYS co-stars Freddie Smith and Eric Martsolf. I also found out what else the talented young actress has been up to since leaving DAYS, including booking a guest star spot on MTV's upcoming Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous and a new Hallmark movie!
Daytime Confidential: You're on your way to becoming for webisoaps what Jamie Lee Curtis was for horror flicks — the go-to girl! First you did Empire, then Venice, now you're doing Scandal Crest for ACME. What do you like about doing these kinds of projects?
Molly Burnett: Acting is my first love. I just like to work. I am very privileged to have been given the opportunity to participate in these great projects. There is a lot of freedom with web series, and the people that are running them, along with the casts, are such a pleasure to work with.
DC: After starring on Days of Our Lives for four seasons, you're an old pro at mastering tons of dialogue and blocking, but Scandal Crest will be an improvised soap opera. How on earth will that work, and are you nervous?
MB: Improv is such a temperamental thing. It's really easy to take something too far and lose the humor. Am I nervous? Sure, but it is reassuring knowing the talent I'll be surrounded by. READ MORE
Anyone wondering what Days of Our Lives' Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) has been up to since he left town 12 years ago might get a clue from the above pic! DAYS' Kristian Alfonso (Hope) tweeted a picture of herself, Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Lauren Boles (Ciara) with their new co-star, who was sporting a clerical collar! Did Eric Brady find Jesus after leaving Salem, U.S.A.?
Photo credit: Kristian Alfonso's Twitter page.
Days of Our Lives returns on Monday, Aug. 13, following a Summer Olympics-sanctioned hiatus. Now it's time for the men and women of Salem to do a few acrobatics of their own, as they try to duck and dodge all the falling debris—not to mention the heartache—from the DAYSaster! READ MORE
General Hospital’s Laura Wright, Sean Blakemore, Haley Pullos and Jen Lilley (pictured above) were among the soap stars and industry members who celebrated the 2012 Daytime Emmy nominees at the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 14 by the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy (or Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).
Held at the SLS Hotel, the reception helped kick off the festivities leading up to daytime’s biggest night on June 23. See more photos after the jump!
Cast members from Days of Our Lives let loose at two different events recently. Kristian Alfonso, Kate Mansi (pictured above), Peter Reckell, Lauren Boles, Suzanne Rogers and Casey Deidrick took to the dance floor at The Brady Soiree on May 31, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA. The stars mingled with fans, which helped raise funds for The St. Bernard Project.
Meanwhile, Patrick Muldoon, Shawn Christian (pictured above,) Galen Gering, Eric Martsolf, Matthew Ashford and Judi Evans appeared at Karaoke With The Stars on June 2, at Dimples in Burbank. Several Salemites belted out tunes at the event. If you missed out on the fun, you can get a DVD copy by donating to Soldiers’ Angels.
See more photos after the jump! READ MORE
Soap fan favorite Sarah Brown will soon make her highly-anticipated Days of Our Lives debut on October 4. In an interview with We Love Soaps she talks about her new character Madison, weighs in on the end of All My Children and previews Madison’s dynamic with Brady (Eric Martsolf).
WE LOVE SOAPS TV: Is there anything you can preview for us about Madison's storyline? I hear there's a little work, and a little play?
Sarah Brown: There's a lot of play! [She laughs] A lot of work... and let's say, in the beginning, the work and play meld together really naturally and perfectly. As time goes on, things begin to get a little more complicated in the working environment because of the attraction between Madison and Brady. At first, it's just something nobody talks about. It then becomes a giant, pink elephant in the room that we have to talk about. And it causes some friction between them...and some good friction.