Walt Willey has found something to do to fill his time while waiting for a deal to continue with All My Children. The funnyman is performing at Harvey’s South Street Comedy Club in Jackson,Tennessee October 14-16. There he will be filming a new comedy DVD for national release, reports the Jackson Sun.
Q: Why the "R" and "PG" rated shows?
A:The "PG" show is on Sunday afternoon. I'm respectful of where I am. Doing a show in the afternoon is a little odd, anyway. Normally, I do a meet and greet with each show. But with this set-up, that will be impractical. I'm not Redd Fox or anything like that. It was my idea to say "R" to be aware to local sensibilities. I also think that is something bookers should do. I've been here before. I haven't gotten any worse since then. I thought it would be a good idea. On the DVD, there's a parental advisory. I do not want a little girl to recognize the guy on the DVD cover as that guy on Mommy's show, putting in the DVD and hearing me talk about parrots making sex noises. I'm pretty clear that "All My Children" paid me lots of money for many years to not be myself. I'm going to be me now, and I've not had one complaint. I've been in the buckle of the Bible Belt and not had one complaint. It's a sophisticated place but conservative.
"Tuesday night, Prospect Park presented their first proposal on this. I’ve only barely scanned the thing because I’m in Chicago doing press, so I don’t fully know the content, but I know this much: Here we go! Obviously, they are going to do this thing. READ MORE
Let the games begin. All My Children patriarch Walt Willey (Jack) revealed to WGN the cast received their proposal from Prospect Park—re: appearing on the upcoming web/possible cable TV continuation of the serial—two days ago. Here's hoping the cast was made offers at least a good chunk of them won't be able to refuse! Watch the video interview after the jump. READ MORE
Paging All My Children lovers. Celebrity Events Group has announced "A Tribute To Pine Valley" events being held in New York and New Jersey starting Oct. 25. Fans of the sudser will get to spend time with AMC'ers: Walt Willey, Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Vincent Irizarry, Julia Barr, and Jacob Young. Check out the press release after the jump! READ MORE
Current and former Days of Our Lives stars Molly Burnett, Casey Deidrick, Mark Hapka, Lauren Boles, Terrell Ransom Jr. and a sunglass rocking Suzanne Rogers (pictured above) were among the DAYS and All My Children stars who attended the Samantha’s Friends fundraiser at Henry’s Hat on June 4, in Los Angeles. For more on Samantha’s Friends and how you can help, visit Samathas-Friends.org.
TV Guide Magazine: How do you feel about this triangle? From the get-go it seemed like Jack would end up the odd-man out.
Willey: Well, it ain't over yet! And, actually, now that Krystal [Bobbie Eakes] is involved, it's really more like a big, sloppy, sharply pointed quadrangle. If you look at any of the polls, the fans really want to see Jack and Erica together but the writers don't seem to come up with a story for them as a couple. They're Moonlighting, they're Nick and Nora, as clever and funny as can be, but it's always the Sturm und Drang that carries us away.