Susan Seaforth Hayes
Ya gotta love a well-meaning Cousin Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) on Days of Our Lives. On Wednesday's episode, one-half of Salem's first supercouple revealed to Gabi (Camila Banus) that Nick (Blake Berris) had been stabbed in prison! Before Hope's (Kristian Alfonso) half-sister/stepmother could spill too much Brady Pub tea, Nick showed up.
Speaking of Hope, The Fancy-Faced One got all up in Nicole's (Arianne Zucker) boo-tah for trying to frame Kristen (Eileen Davidson), by snatching up those Titan files from dumb bulb Brady's (Eric Martsolf) laptop. Kristen had other things on her mind, namely trying to get Brady to jump the broom with her!
Elsewhere in Salem, U.S.A., while Sami (Alison Sweeney) attempted to hash things out with Rafe (Galen Gering), her boy Will (Chandler Massey) was a' flashin' back over those shirtless, bedtime rituals he used to share with Sonny (Freddie Smith). Watch Wednesday's DAYS recap vid below! READ MORE
Greetings from the Land Down Under! With Bo and Hope (Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso) currently facing their 5 millionth obstacle, I thought I would post this nostalgic, tragic, but classic Days of Our Lives clip that reinforces their romantic history. I remember when this scene aired many moons ago, and I can assure you that there was not one dry eye in the house.
I'm sure those long time fans who have put up, shut up and soaked up the drama from these two over the years will remember this one well. It's a shame that the show forgot the past when they played out her characters return to the show many years later. As it seemed, Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) was to blame for everyone's disappearances in Salem, but all know it was Ernesto Toscano.
I think DAYS is missing a good, old-fashioned tragic storyline like this. Don't you think it's time they send some people away and torture them for a few months? Who cares who's responsible, we all know Stefano will cop the blame for it later! READ MORE
Days of Our Lives legends Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie Williams) discussed returning to the show for the upcoming memorial of Alice Horton (Frances Reid) with Days Insider at NBC.com.
Days Insider: What has it been like reuniting with some of the actors returning to the show?
Susan: It's been wonderful. We had a moment when Ken Corday was on the stage, and he had been watching the scenes being filmed. He's usually not on the set, but this time he was. He begin snapping photos of all of us, and the more photos he took, the more actors gathered around to be in his photos. Ken kind of felt like a dad taking a photo of all his kids. It was a sentimental and emotional moment.
Bill: This whole experience, which has now been 40 years for me is like a family. It may be cliché to say, but it really is a second family. To have all of these actors back for the memorial, it's like seeing some of the closest people in your life. So many wonderful characters back on the show, it was great to see. I love the fact the writers brought them back for this special tribute.
The couple also revealed what viewers are in store for once Alice's memorial finally hits the screens.
In the first installment of a multi-part, We Love Soaps interview with one of daytime's most beloved reel and real life supercouples, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and and Julie, Days of Our Lives), Seaforth Hayes sheds some light as to why DAYS' co-executive producer Gary Tomlin has been so instrumental in whipping the once-struggling sudser back into shape.
We Love Soaps: They underestimate the patience of their audience. DAYS has gone up in the ratings this past year, and part of that I think was due to the fact that they told a slow paced old-fashioned baby switch story. It was told slowly, with nuances, so that the audience was grappled for an entire year.
Susan Seaforth Hayes: We have a producer at the moment [Gary Tomlin] who is an actor, a writer, a producer, and a director. He has earned his living in all of those capacities on all the networks for years. My mother [Elizabeth Harrower] worked with him. I worked with him on SUNSET BEACH. There’s nothing he does not know how to do. Apparently, when he came on the show he said that we are not going to tell stories about computer chips implanted in the brain of the leading man anymore. We’re not going to do the “you’re dead, now you’re resurrected” story. Now when you’re dead, you’re dead, so watch out [laughs].
Susan Seaforth Hayes: He wants to tell human stories, emotional stories. I did a scene with Alison Sweeney [Sami] a couple of weeks ago, which was a confrontational scene. We were pretty well rehearsed, and of course we have to be, because its one-take or die. She was just a fountain of tears at the end of it. Gary was standing there, because he’s now always on the set. He doesn’t go into the booth, he doesn’t go into this office, unless he absolutely has a meeting that is unavoidable. He is there from the first shot of the day to the last shot of the day. He said, “That scene was gold. What we do there, nobody can do that as well we do. No one touches these emotions the way we do.” He is very proud of his cast. Other than the frenzy with which it is being produced, it is really a joy to be there now. READ MORE
Joseph Mascolo and Crystal Chappell
I don't know about you, but that picture of Joseph Mascolo, holding the young child, may be one of the most adorable pictures I've seen. See more photos from the event after the jump. READ MORE