Jackson Montgomery is back, and we've got him! On today's episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey talk to All My Children veteran and all around nice guy Walt Willey, who recently reprised his signature role as Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) most enduring lover on the sudser.
This Friday, April 9 at 9 pm Willey will be appearing at SoCal's hottest spot for sketch comedy, ACME Comedy Theatre, where he will be hosting "Unscripted Hollywood Dream Role". Willey offers DC listeners a preview of his upcoming show, and gives his hilarious reaction to having witnessed the infamous Kato Kaelin hosting the show when he first visited ACME.
"He's held up good since the white van days," Willey quips.
Then the discussion shifts, of course, to what it's like for Willey to be back in Pine Valley— by way of Los Angeles instead of New York— and to be working again with the likes of Rebecca Budig, Vincent Irizarry, Julia Barr, and of course the unforgettable Susan Lucci. It's an interview Pine Valley lovers and comedy buffs alike won't wanna miss!
If you are in the SoCal area be sure to go see Walt Willey in ACME Comedy Theatre's "Unscripted Hollywood Dream Role" this Friday night at 9 pm. ACME Comedy Theatre is located at 135 N. La Brea Ave Hollywood, CA 90036. For everyone else, you can watch the show being streamed live at www.acmecomedy.com. We will also be posting a reminder with the link on the blog before the show. Also, be sure to visit Walt Willey's official website Willey World.
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We Love Soaps TV has a batch of new interviews up with the men and women of All My Children. Hosted by Stephen Seidel, who starred in Roger Newcomb's sudsy flick Manhattanites, the interviews feature such Pine Valley dwellers as Bobbie Eakes, Julia Barr, Denise Vasi, Shannon Kane, Natalie Hall, Brittany Allen, Jamie Luner. Vincent Irizarry, Jacob Young, Cornelius Smith Jr., Walt Willey and Adam Mayfield. See the revealing chats after the jump! READ MORE
The interim writing regime is off to a running start over at All My Children. Michael Fairman spoke with the face of daytime, Susan Lucci, about her altar ego's romance with Ryan and what fans can look forward to.
MICHAEL: Ryan, Greenlee and Erica will possibly have a triangle in the New Year. Are you looking forward to that story?
SUSAN: I have no doubts about that. The Ryan/Erica thing is very new and we have had some fun stuff to play just before Thanksgiving, and certainly Greenlee coming back into the picture will complicate things. I think it might also mean that Jackson may be back, so we can have a lot of complications all the way around.
This just in. According to insiders, Julie Hanan Caruthers has re-signed her contract with All My Children. Hanan Caruthers will in fact remain as executive producer as AMC makes its transition to Los Angeles and its new high definition filming style. Walt Willey (Jack) on the other hand may not be so lucky.
"Walt is officially off contract," says a mole. "Also, Ray Mac Donnell wasn't at the cast meeting." READ MORE
Sources are telling TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco All My Children may be trying to phase out leading man Walt Willey (Jackson), and push daytime's most famous face Susan Lucci (Erica) to take recurring!
Don’t expect the contract player to appear in Pine Valley “for a while; they want to force him on recurring,” maintains an insider. ABC is also trying to figure out a way to throw Susan Lucci (Erica) on recurring, offers a major network insider. “She just costs too much,” he/she explained. Don’t worry, fans — the network doesn’t know how they will pull this off, but they’re trying to find a way to do it. Hello: L.A.!
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