In an interview with TV Guide Canada Days of Our Lives star Galen Gering talks about his role as Rafe opposite of Alison Sweeney and his time on Passions.
TVG: DAYS took their time introducing Rafe to the rest of the canvas, which I think was a smart decision. At first, it didn’t look like they knew what they were going to do with Rafe. Did you offer any input?
GG: I didn’t want Rafe to be this one-note FBI guy. I wanted him to be quirky. I didn’t offer a lot of input because we move so quickly on the show. That said, there is a lot of room for improv because scenes change at the very last minute, so we can add things to the script when it warrants it. This role has been a great marriage of acting and writing. I also think Gary knew what my strengths were as an actor. He’ll often say, ‘I like what you did in rehearsal, so do that.’ Gary also likes the tone I’m bringing to the role. Gary is on the floor a lot, so it’s been great to have a producer who used to be a director right there with you on the set. He gives our company of actors a lot of feedback. Sometimes soap directors are creatively handcuffed, but since Gary is our boss and our director, we don’t have to wait for a [middle man] to approve certain ideas.
Former Passions star Michael Woods is coming to As The World Turns, according to Lynn Herring in an interview with TV Guide Magazine. Reportedly he has a connection to Herring's character Audrey, the mother of Henry Coleman.
So start flirting with all the male characters, baby! That’s one way to get some longevity. Steal somebody’s man!
They’re bringing in Michael Woods [Passions] as someone attached to Audrey, a guy named Jay who wants money from her. I think maybe she got dough from killing off some husbands. She’s a survivor. And it’s really not clear what she wants from Henry. She just suddenly shows up in Oakdale.
Normally a category like "Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling" isn't a category that gets much notice. This year the category boasts the sole 36th Annual Daytime Emmy nomination for Passions. You can read into this what you want, but I call it irony. Here's one last toast to Passions.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN HAIRSTYLING
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Former Passions heartthrob and Desperate Housewives' hunk Jesse Metcalfe is in talks with producers of Coronation Street, according to published reports in the UK. Reportedly Metcalfe is a fan of the show, whose executives "have recently been toying with the idea of breaking into the US market with the long running soap. Links with figures such as Metcalfe may help facilitate this."
Would daytime soap stars, such as Metcalfe, be enough to entice you into trying Coronation Street if it aired in the US?
Martha Madison (ex-Belle, Days), Lindsay Hartley (Theresa, Passions) and Thad Luckinbill (J.T., Y&R) have all landed guest stints on CBS procedurals. We Love Soaps has the news:
Former PASSIONS star Lindsay Hartley will guest on the CBS hit CSI on Thursday, April 9.
Former DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Martha Madison will play Kate on the April 29 episode of the CBS drama CRIMINAL MINDS.
Meanwhile, on April 22, Y&R's Thad Luckinbill will be playing Connor Dunbrook, the son of Craig T. Nelson's character.
Passions (ex-Phyllis) and One Life To Live (ex-Jordan) star Renée Raudman is narrating New York Times bestseller Harry A History, a Harry Potter companion book by Pottercast and The Leaky Cauldron's very own Melissa Anelli. The book details the history of the Harry Potter phenomenon and includes an exclusive interview with the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling. The audio book will be released on March first and can be pre-ordered on Amazon by clicking here, or if you prefer to purchase the paperback version, then click here.