Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux, Days of our Lives) joins OutTakes Interviews to discuss his role in the paranormal WWII horror feature film The Castle.  This blend of horror, history and psychological terror also stars Lew Temple (Axel, The Walking Dead) and Tierza Scaccia (Fast Looker) and is directed by John Patrick Tomasek of Distant Star Pictures.  We also discuss Days of our Lives, the Daytime Emmys and more.  Enjoy!

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Blake Berris (known for his role as Nick Fallon on Days of our Lives) is gearing up to be a triple threat — actor, writer and director — for the feature film Fangirl.  Not only is this movie deeply rooted in the soap opera fan community, but soap star A-listers Eileen Davidson (Ashley, The Young and the Restless), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days of our Lives) and Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel, Days of our Lives) have all been cast in this project.  Learn more about Fangirl and how you can be a supporting player in Blake’s new movie!

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Founder of Chicago-based Distant Star Pictures, John Patrick Tomasek has a passion and deep knowledge for filmmaking. He has written and directed documentaries and several short films, some in the horror genre such as Forgiveness & Distorted as well as made for television projects like Traitor.  John joins OutTakes Interviews to discuss his current feature film The Castle, a blend of horror, history and psychological terror starring Lew Temple (The Walking Dead) and Matthew Ashford (Days of our Lives).  Find out how you can be a contributor to this exciting project! Continue reading “JOHN PATRICK TOMASEK talks THE CASTLE”

Sailing with the SANTA BARBARA 2019 Reunion Cruise — INTERVIEWS with the Cast


Thirty-five years ago, NBC launched Santa Barbara, a daytime drama revolving around the eventful lives of the wealthy Capwell family.  It aired in over 40 countries around the world, won 24 Daytime Emmy Awards and has the distinction of being the longest-running series on Russian television.  With a $30 million budget and unique blend of romance, melodrama, and black comedy, the show truly encapsulated the Golden Age of Soap Opera throughout the 1980’s.  Even Ronald and Nancy Reagan were enthusiastic fans!  Although Santa Barbara ended in 1993, it still enjoys a strong and passionate international following to this day. So now, for the first time ever, fans may enjoy a reunion cruise setting sail on November 4 – 8 from Miami to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas.  Six of the original cast members — Lane Davies (Mason), A Martinez (Cruz), Judith McConnell (Sophia), Nicolas Coster (Lionel), Louise Sorel (Augusta) and Harley Kozak (Mary) — will be on board to mix and mingle with passionate fans.  There will be plenty of photo ops, autograph sessions, and face time planned, along with a tribute to veteran actor Jed Allan (C.C. Capwell) who passed away this March.  Enjoy this interview as these actors share their thoughts about the upcoming cruise and memories of their time on Santa Barbara.  [Editor Note:  Due to scheduling conflicts, A Martinez could not participate in this interview.]

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Talking with Hollywood’s Bad Guy JASPER COLE



One of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood, Jasper Cole has over one hundred television and film credits to his name, more often than not being cast as the villain.  Along with his acting, Jasper hosts his own successful podcast, One on One with Jasper Cole.  Jasper joins OutTakes to discuss his career in acting, radio and more!

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Exciting times this year for Marie Wilson who has been nominated for Best Lead Actress for her role as “Morgan Firestone” in the Indie Series Awards for the Amazon Prime series, Ladies of the Lake: Return to Avalon.  Daytime drama fans will remember Marie for her roles on Days of our LivesAs the World TurnsPort Charles and General Hospital.  The 10th Annual Indie Series Awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019.  Ladies of the Lake (Season One) and Ladies of the Lake: Return to Avalon (Season Two) are both available for viewing at Amazon Prime.

OT:  Congratulations for your Indie Series Awards nomination for Ladies of the Lake:  Return to Avalon

MW:  Thank you!  I’m so excited for me and for all the actresses in my category.  There’s some good talent there; and I’m so proud of them.



Andrea Evans, producer of ROCKING THE COUCH

Andrea Evans is well known in daytime for her work on One Life to Live, PassionsThe Bold and the Beautiful and The Bay. Now as a producer, she joins OutTakes to discuss her latest project Rocking the Couch.

We are all aware of the #MeToo movement in the news brought on by the scandals of Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. But sexual harassment and abuse have actually occurred in Hollywood ever since its beginnings. This documentary explores the history of the “casting couch” and asks why it has taken so long for Hollywood to learn from the past. Produced by Andrea, Minh Collins and Jerry Sommer, this documentary stars Tonja Walker, Alana Crow, Carrie Mitchum, Lauren Anastasi-Peter, Sadie Katz, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Tiffani Fest, Pritesh Shah and Ikon Barenbolm. Rocking the Couch by Avail Films is available now on demand through Amazon Prime.

See the official trailer here!

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NEW DOGS OLD TRICKS — Interview with Candice T. Cain, Cody Calafiore and Paulie Calafiore

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Spinning off from the 2016 feature film “What Happened Last Night”, writer/director Candice Cain’s half-hour dramedy series “New Dogs, Old Tricks” centers on the life experiences of a group of college friends in a small town.

The core cast is comprised of Shelley Regner (Pitch Perfect franchise), Alix Kermes (Gilmore Girls), Clayton Snyder (Lizzie McGuire franchise), Cody Calafiore (Big Brother 16 & 18) and Brian Tyler Cohen (Independent’s Day). ​  Many other well-known guest stars are featured throughout the first season, including Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, WWE wrestler-turned-commentator David Otunga, Jessie Godderz (Big Brother 11) and Paulie Calafiore (Big Brother 18 and MTV’s The Challenge).

See preview below.

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STEPHEN NICHOLS and MARY BETH EVANS at “Reach for the Stars Fan Events”


REACH FOR THE STARS FAN EVENTS — Radisson Hotel, Hauppauge NY, June 23rd and 24th, 2018 benefiting the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation.

No question when you hear soap opera fans mention the word “supercouple”, Steve and Kayla from Days of our Lives fit that description.  For decades, Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans have acted out one of the most romantic and enduring love stories in daytime drama.  Not only do these two actors have a large fan base…but they have several sectors of fan bases, including the original fan club founders who attended the event as well as the S&K Twitter fan group.  Mary Beth even mentioned several times how she loved to see how such lasting friendships have continued on over the years because of their work on the show.

Enjoy this video recap of the event by OutTakes‘ Angela Trupiano!

Here are some “Days of our Lives” related answers from the two different Q&A sessions with the actors which happened throughout the weekend.

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