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
It looks like things are going to get interesting for Sara Brown’s Madison on Days of Our Lives. According to TV Guide, DAYS has cast Ian Buchanan as “Ian McAllister, a mega-rich businessman with a powerful and dangerous hold over cosmetics mogul Madison James.” Buchanan’s episodes will begin airing February 9.
Former General Hospital co-stars Finola Hughes (ex-Anna Devane) and Ian Buchanan (ex-Duke Lavery) reunited at the premiere of her new movie, Like Crazy, on October 25. The Bold and the Beautiful’s Adrienne Frantz also attended the premiere, which was held at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA. Like Crazy stars Felicity Jones and Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin. See more photos from the premiere of Like Crazy after the jump! READ MORE
We Love Soaps' visited with soap vet Ian Buchanan about his time as one of daytime's favorite characters, General Hospital's Duke Lavery.
We Love Soaps: Your three years on GENERAL HOSPITAL were quite intense in terms of your screen time and fan reaction. Duke and Anna were a fan phenomenon. What was it like for you, as someone who had moved so much, to suddenly be in the center of this storm?
Ian Buchanan: I don’t think I fully understood it. Even now I don’t. I didn’t really enjoy the attention. I remember doing some of the appearances and it was so overwhelming. It was a little too much for where I was at in my own mind, in my own development. I was always very curious about people, looking at people, watching people, and then that starts. Then you’re only trying to get people not to look at you, that was my focus. It was exciting, it was wild. The workload was intense, but I loved it. Finola and I would get on a redeye on a Friday, go some place to do an appearance on a Saturday, and fly back.
Is it misogynistic to have Taylor and Brooke mud wrestling over waffling Ridge? Yes. Is it entertaining, and is B&B getting a hell of a lot better? Oh yes! It made me laugh. Normally, I just bang my head against the nearest hard surface until I forget all about Rick and Ridge’s rooftop brawls, Steffy and Rick’s insipid romance, and Donna’s honey-drenched bazongas up in Honey Bear’s face. The writers have been putting things right for a while now, and it seems like they’re finally onto a winning streak. READ MORE