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MATTHEW ASHFORD (ex-Jack, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) — YesterDAYS Starstruck Series

Catching up with Matthew Ashford (ex-Jack, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) at Starstruck’s YesterDAYS Fan Event, November 10th, 2017.

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Matthew Ashford (DAYS OF OUR LIVES, THE BAY)

 

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST ABOUT PLAYING “JACK” ON DAYS OF OUR LIVES?

Matthew: The opportunity to always improvise the moments, not the lines per se. To just have fun and to see what would come out right now. How can we play? What can we do? They’ve always been very accommodating and very welcoming at DAYS OF OUR LIVES and say “Well, let’s see what we can come up with.” Let’s play. With whatever actor or whatever scenes we’ve been doing, it’s always been a really fun place to play. I’ve worked a lot of different places; and they never say “It HAS to be this way!” That’s always been enjoyable.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANY OTHER CHARACTER ON DAYS BESIDES JACK, WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY?

Matthew: I’d take a crack at Alice Horton. Why not? Go for the gold! Alice had her moments; and given a chance, I’d do that. Frances Reid was a rocking actress.

WHAT PROJECTS ARE GOING ON FOR YOU RIGHT NOW THAT YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT?

Matthew: I’m currently still on “The Bay” playing the character of Steve Jensen. I’ll be shooting a movie in January. Currently I’m spending a lot of time with two very little kids, Henry who’s 4 and Willa who’s coming up on 2. So I’m doing a lot of Daddy Time. As for the older girls, Emma’s at school at the University of Michigan; and Grace just graduated from Columbia’s School of Journalism; and is now at the New York Times as a reporter. How ironical is that! She’s actually part of the team who’s working on the whole Harvey Weinstein story. I said to her, “Wow, I used to play this stuff; and now you’re doing it!” Anyway, there’s a lot happening; and it’s all good.

WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR FANS WHO HAVE FOLLOWED YOU THROUGH YOUR ACTING CAREER?

Matthew: Thank you so much for appreciating, supporting and always sticking with me. Fans of “Days of our Lives” and daytime in general are so loyal and supportive. It really helps. The life of an actor is really full of ups and downs. It’s nice to have people around who are really there for you in your corner, even when you’re not in your own corner. So I want to say thank you.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES stars remember JOSEPH MASCOLO (Stefano) at Day of DAYS 2017

DAYS OF OUR LIVES CAST remember Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) at Day of DAYS 2017. Thanks to James Reynolds, Billy Flynn, Galen Gering, Kristian Alfonso, Suzanne Rogers, Drake Hogestyn, Deidre Hall, Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth Hayes and Bryan Dattilo for their memories. Joseph Mascolo: March 13, 1929 to December 8, 2016.

Suzanne Rogers and Meredith Scott Lynn (Maggie and Anne, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) — Day of DAYS 2017

Enjoy highlights from the OutTakes interview with Suzanne Rogers and Meredith Scott Lynn (Maggie and Anne, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) at the Day of DAYS Universal CityWalk fan event, November 11th, 2017.

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SUZANNE, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE NEW “MAGGIE” DAYS OF OUR LIVES EMOJI?

Suzanne: Isn’t it cute? What is an emoji? But it’s really cute.

Meredith: I want an emoji. Anne needs to come back for one scene or two; and maybe then I can earn an emoji. Give me a chance to earn an emoji. You have to earn your emojis. You can’t just throw emojis out to anybody.

ANNE NEEDS AN EMOJI AND A STORYLINE. LUCAS IS AVAILABLE AGAIN.

Meredith: This is the ripe perfect time for me to swoop in, save him, love him, drink him under the table.

SUZANNE, DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES TO SHARE ABOUT JOSEPH MASCOLO (STEFANO) SINCE WE ARE COMING UP ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PASSING? ALTHOUGH MAGGIE AND STEFANO WERE NOT IN SCENES TOGETHER MUCH…

Suzanne: They weren’t together that much, but I think they respected each other. We had one scene once where when they blew up Tuscany, Joe and I were outside and this dumpster blew up. And he fell on top of me! And I went oh this is really cute. We don’t ever work together but you’re going to fall on top of me. It was just something funny.

Meredith: That was her favorite moment when Joe Mascolo was on top of her.

SUZANNE, HOW SURPRISED WERE YOU WHEN BONNIE CAME BACK ON THE SCENE WITH THIS OLD VENDETTA AGAINST MAGGIE?

Suzanne: I was thinking the audience doesn’t even know who Bonnie is. I remembered, but that was during Mickey’s story, and then I was gone. They killed the ten of us off; then they brought us all back. But yeah, I was glad to see her go. I was glad to see her go out of the house.

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Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) — Day of DAYS 2017

Enjoy highlights from the OutTakes interview with Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) at the Day of DAYS Universal CityWalk fan event, November 11th, 2017.
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BILL, TELL US ABOUT YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FILM — WORLD BY THE TAIL: THE BILL HAYES STORY

Bill:  You can see it free online if you go to billhayesmovie.com. It’s wonderful. They did a great job! 80 minutes of a documentary of me.

Susan:  And lots of music. I’m very proud of it. Our grandson produced it because he adores his grandfather…

Bill:  Which is mutual

Susan:  He has been successful in life and had the money to do it.

Bill:  Our producer and director, Lee Levin, put it together.

Susan:  It took about 4 years.

Bill:  Yes, and they did a great job! It has my parents and brothers and children in it as well as a lot of close friends.

AND MORE EXCITING NEWS.  YOU WERE ON THE JIMMY FALLON SHOW A FEW MONTHS AGO?

Bill:  That was quite an experience. Susan and I were in New York with our grandson; and we went to see the Jimmy Fallon show. They went through the whole show. Near the end, he was about to introduce Sheryl Crow; and her amplifier quit working. So they stopped the taping; and Jimmy Fallon went out into the audience and was talking to the people.

Susan:  Just schmoozing with the audience. Filling the time.

Bill:  “Hi, where are you from?” And so on and so on…

Susan:  Australia. It’s always Australia!

Bill:  And then he got up to the back row where we were. And our grandson got up and said…

Susan:  “This is my grandfather, Bill Hayes. He recorded ‘The Ballad of Davy Crockett’ and has the gold record for it. He was also on ‘Your Show of Shows’. He’s been on ‘The Tonight Show’ three times in history; whereupon Jimmy Fallon said “Really?” And Billy said “Yes.” And Susan said “Oh, My God!” So Jimmy said Billy had to close the circle. He led Billy out of the back row where we had been stuffed and down this long flight of stairs. And I’m looking at Billy and saying, “Oh, my God! His jacket hasn’t pressed because we have been outside in New York all day long!” Then he’s sitting in the interview chair. Jimmy Fallon interviewed him; and Bill was Mr. Cool!

Bill:  Well…

Susan:  Well, you are.

Bill;  I did to The Tonight Show when Jack Parr was doing it which was a looooooong time ago. In the late 50s probably. And I did “The Johnny Carson Tonight Show” a couple of times.

Susan:  And I did “The Johnny Carson Tonight Show” when Johnny was on vacation. They were kind of throwing a bone out to the soap opera people.

Bill:  It was quite a thrilling moment.

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK OF HAVING YOUR OWN DAYS OF OUR LIVES EMOJI

Bill:  Ours is the best!  The picture of us is the best.

Susan:  We love our picture.  We really do, even if it is listed with the props.  Deidre’s levitating; and under that is us.

Bill:  Whatever.  It’s a thrill; it’s wonderful.  To have your own emoji?  It’s fabulous.

HAVE YOU ACTUALLY USED YOUR EMOJI?

Susan:  Billy sent it to me, saying “To my darling wife, with love”.

Bill:  It’s Doug and Julie, but it’s also Bill and Susan.

HOW AWESOME IS IT THAT “DOUG’S PLACE” IS COMING BACK TO SALEM?

Susan:  I was thrilled today meeting the hundreds of fans who come to Day of DAYS, saying that they were grateful that “Doug’s Place” was back.  So it wasn’t just something that we liked because we got to play around in it but apparently the fans enjoyed it once upon a time too.

Bill:  We did have for a dozen years the real “Doug’s Place” with music all the time.

Susan:  Gloria Loring and Robert Clary.

Bill:  We see Robert Clary every week; and we just saw Patty Weaver recently who played Trish Clayton.  The music was a huge part of the show for a long time.

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Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall (John and Marlena, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) — Day of DAYS 2017

Enjoy highlights from the OutTakes interview with Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall (John and Marlena, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) at the Day of DAYS Universal CityWalk fan event, November 11th, 2017.

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WE ARE COMING UPON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING OF JOSEPH MASCOLO (STEFANO). ANY SPECIAL MEMORIES OR STORIES YOU COULD SHARE WITH US ABOUT HIM?

Drake:  I’ve got a hundred of them. That’s really hard. I loved Joe a lot. He was bigger than life. He loved life. He’d come rolling into the studio; and he’d have Pavarotti playing on the stereo of his car. And he’d be behind the wheel and conducting a symphony and he’d be singing his brains out in that baritone voice. And he’d get out of his car and say “DRAKE! I need to talk to you about Stefano! About something that you’re doing as John Black and we have to take care of this right now!” He’ d say “Drake, I’ve got to talk to you about Stefano and something that’s gone on as John Black” and as soon as we walked through the door of DAYS OF OUR LIVES, he turns into Stefano with the booming voice. And he stays in character all day long until he walks out through the threshold and then he has Joe’s voice. And that is from old school. That you are in character. That’s what you’re taught the very first day in acting, Columbia Pictures 1976 was you will be in character all of the time; and that was Joe. God love him. We just did a scene in the Dimera mansion; and I always walk up to his portrait. His portrait’s up on the wall like this…and I always walk up to the portrait and fist bump him. Loved that guy.

Deidre:  I have never heard Joe speak in his own voice. We weren’t social friends and I didn’t walk him to his car. I think one of the loveliest things you could say about Joe is look who chose to marry him. I mean Patty’s an extraordinary woman. She is beloved by all of us and trusted by all of his. She was our head of publicity for a long time. And I thought, “She married Joe! Wow!” That’s high marks.

HOW WAS IT PLAYING COMEDY AS “HATTIE” THIS YEAR?

Deidre:  Too much fun. We play so much drama; and I am fiercely devoted to comedy. I love comedy. If we could do a pratfall in every scene, I would be the happiest girl in town. So getting to play Hattie and especially working with Judi Evans…it was irreverent and hilarious. We would sit in the dressing room and just scream. In fact, there was a moment where I met her in the prison visiting room; and I walked in and I said something that they couldn’t use on the air. We stopped; and I said, “Why did we stop?” And they said, “You can’t say that.” I said, “Of course, I can say that. It’s Hattie!”

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Judi Evans and Lucas Adams (Adrienne and Tripp, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) — Day of DAYS 2017

Enjoy highlights from the OutTakes interview with Judi Evans and Lucas Adams (Adrienne and Tripp, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) at the Day of DAYS Universal CityWalk fan event, November 11th, 2017.

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JUDI, HOW SURPRISED WERE YOU TO FIND OUT “BONNIE” WOULD BE RETURNING TO SALEM?

Judi: It was kind of funny because some of the crew members were like “Oh, Bonnie’s coming back”. And I’m like Really? Awesome. So I went to Albert Alaar, our executive producer, and I said I hear Bonnie’s coming back and he said yes and I said well, that’s awesome. Who’s playing her? And he said you. And I said, Oh, great! I had no idea so it was pretty cool.

WAS IT CONFUSING PLAYING BOTH CHARACTERS IN ONE DAY’S SHOOT?

Judi: No, because they split them up. Most of the time, one was in the morning and one was in the afternoon. So you could totally change and focus and refocus but they are such different characters. There was no confusing them. The harder part was Bonnie pretending to be Adrienne; so that was a little fun.

Lucas: I loved the scene in the hotel room. That was like my favorite one. Just because I was watching whenever ya’ll were filming it. And this just looks hilarious. They looked like they were having a good time in there.

LUCAS, HOW HAS IT BEEN PLAYING THE CHARACTER OF “TRIPP” WHO IS SO TIED TO THE SUPERCOUPLE OF STEVE AND KAYLA?

Lucas: Amazing and very stressful sometimes. Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans do such a great job that it’s like I kind of had to jump in running. And so you really have to keep your wheels turning. But they took me under their wing immediately. That was really cool. They really just expressed, hey, don’t worry about it. Just go with the flow. Be yourself. Whatever you’re doing, just keep going with it. And I’m like okay. Plus the first day I was there, Stephen was like, hey, you know, you want to go straight to tape with this? And I’m like sure. Is that what you do? And he’s like yeah, you know the lines right? And I’m like yeah. So let’s do this. And we did it. And actually that was kind of nice. They threw me in the deep end without even thinking about it.

Judi: You’re so talented. Not everybody could do that. You’re a really solid actor and person. Where are you from originally?

Lucas: Texas. 80 miles north of Dallas. I grew up near the border of Oklahoma in Texas. Like 25 minutes from Oklahoma. Don’t hold that against me though. We’re not Okies; we’re Texans.

LUCAS, DO YOU PREFER PLAYING TRIPP WITH AN EDGE; OR MORE AS A NICE GUY?

Lucas: I think he’s always going to have an edge on him because he’s lived his life and kind of had the rug pulled out from underneath him multiple times. So he has trust issues. I describe him as a good kid with bad tendencies. I love being this good kid now. I like the road that we’re taking now because he’s becoming more mature, more of an adult, using more reason instead of being a sad and depressed kid all of the time. And he’s really seeing the world in a different way. That’s what I really like to play him as. That’s always a lot of fun.

JUDI, IT SEEMS ADRIENNE IS NOW BACK WITH JUSTIN AGAIN? WHAT DOES ADRIENNE SEE IN JUSTIN AS OPPOSED TO WHAT SHE SEES IN LUCAS?

Judi: There’s so much history with Justin. There’s a great love there but there’s always that element of is there always going to be that one hundred percent trust. Where with Lucas there was always one hundred percent trust. And then it’s just two different relationships. Lucas was in some ways a lot more fun loving where Justin is the ultimate romantic man. So they’re very different. And there was never any mistrust between Lucas and Adrienne. It was always very solid but there’s the great love story of Justin and Adrienne. You never know where that’s going to go.

LUCAS, WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT PLAYING THE CHARACTER OF TRIPP?

Lucas: I just like him as a character. Like I was saying earlier, I like that he’s a good kid with bad tendencies. He very much mimics not fully me in real life but a lot of me in my life. So that’s why I think it’s so much fun to play him because I kind of am playing myself in a way. And I just add even more of a bad person.

JUDI, WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT PLAYING THE CHARACTER OF ADRIENNE?

Judi: Her heart. Her love of her family. Nothing can tear her away from her family. And she always puts her family first. Always. I love that. She’s a great character. Great ethics.

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James Reynolds and Vanessa Williams (Abe and Valerie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) — Day of DAYS 2017

Enjoy highlights from the OutTakes interview with James Reynolds and Vanessa Williams (Abe and Valerie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) at the Day of DAYS Universal CityWalk fan event, November 11th, 2017.

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WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR FAVORITE SCENES TOGETHER SO FAR?

Vanessa: The love scenes.

James: And we haven’t had enough of those.

Vanessa: I loved our courtship. I thought it was very sweet. Because the characters share a history. We were just trying to feel out as Abe and Valerie what the history was and where they were in it as she returns. So I thought that was really lovely letting that play out.

James: We’ve had some wonderful moments. It strikes me that these are two people who have known each other and they knew each other at a different point so their lives have moved on and to see that reconnection, to see it happen

Vanessa: What’s old is new again.

James: And that growth of that relationship. That’s a much more realistic look at relationship, how they catch fire and grow.

Vanessa: I love how much Abe supported Valerie, especially through that whole secret reveal and knowing just how hard that was with that isolation and her son being angry with her. Having a shoulder to lean on and support. I really loved that in their relationship and how that played out on the show.

VANESSA, HOW WAS IT RESEARCHING THE ROLE OF “VALERIE” WHEN THE CHARACTER HASN’T BEEN ON “DAYS” SINCE THE 1970S?

Vanessa: It wasn’t so easy because people’s memories had faded. I did one-on-one interviews with veteran members of the cast; the stories were so long ago. People were trying to remember, “Now was she here for that?” Some of the fans were really helpful in terms of sorting that out. I was able to get enough of it and then move forward. I really enjoyed too that Valerie Grant was part of one of the first interracial couples on Daytime TV. That was big shoes to fill. I felt really honored to be holding up that place of diversity and inclusion on our show and bringing that back.

JAMES, COULD YOU SHARE WITH US YOUR MEMORIES OF WORKING WITH THE LATE JOSEPH MASCOLO (STEFANO)?

James: I have wonderful memories of Joe. He was a force of nature. I think everybody knows that. Joe walks in a room — everybody’s going to turn around and they’re going to see Joe. We shared a tremendous joy in working together; and we talked about it a lot. We would see a script and knew we were having scenes together because we saw that as good versus evil battle every time. You’d have these two men who would face off with each other; and neither one was going to give an inch. It was the titanic example of those two typical kind of characters. Joe and I loved doing that so much whenever we could. And I miss that. Walking in the Dimera mansion and having my battles with Joe, with my father-in-law, my son’s grandfather. The most evil man on the face of the earth.
We’ve battled together forever; and Abe actually began the show before Roman and the Dimeras came on. Not very long, but just a few weeks before. So Abe kind of set the table for all of them. That’s been the historic fight has been between Abe and Stefano.

Vanessa: That even leads to Theo being shot in the current storyline.

James: All of that’s intertwined with that. He was always fighting for Lexie’s soul. Theo’s soul. Always and Abe was even accused of shooting Stefano a couple of times. One of the many times that he was shot!

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Bryan Dattilo (Lucas, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) — Day of DAYS 2017

Enjoy highlights from the OutTakes interview with Bryan Dattilo (Lucas, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) at the Day of DAYS Universal CityWalk fan event, November 11th, 2017.

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Bryan Dattilo (Lucas, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) with OutTakes interviewer Laurie Baker

LUCAS HAS HAD HUGE FRONT BURNER AND POWERFUL STORYLINE THIS YEAR…

Bryan:  There’s a lot of pressure when they give you good stuff that’s emotional; so you want to do it justice. You want to make sure that you deserve the storyline that you’re getting. So I’ve been trying my best, studied hard and people like it.

AND HE HAS HAD SO MANY PLOTS WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT CHARACTERS.

Bryan:  I always thought Lucas had the ability to jump storylines and be part of a lot of different groups; and I’ve never really had that in the past. So to have that and to be able to work with other people like Eric Martsolf. My Uncle Marty! He’s the best. We get along great in real life and have the same outlook on the business; I really like working with him. And he’s so good at what he does. When you’re in a scene with someone that drives themselves, you just watch them sometimes and you don’t feel like you have to add much to make the scene better because he is already doing his thing. I like his pace.

HOW HAS IT BEEN WORKING WITH ALISON SWEENEY (SAMI) AGAIN?

Bryan:  It’s been good! That’s when we’re at our best. The interesting thing about Sami and Lucas is they love to show the mirror to each other. Look what you are now! No, look at what you’ve become! No, I’m not that person…you are! It’s fun. She’s always so good at bringing her routine to the table. Again, it’s like working with Eric where you know that the other person knows what they’re doing. So you can take risks. You can throw them. You can ad lib. Throw them an unexpected beat and they’re ready for it. They’re not going to jump on your line or say “That’s not the way you said it in rehearsal!” They’re ready for anything. It’s interesting that it has been four years…but it seems like yesterday when we worked together. It’s weird. Maybe we were brother and sister together in a former life.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANY OTHER CHARACTER ON “DAYS” BESIDES LUCAS, WHO WOULD IT BE?

Bryan:  That’s a no brainer. I would be Frankie! Because Frankie had Jennifer. And back in the day when I first watched “Days of our Lives”, Jennifer was like IT for me! I told my grandma “I’m going to marry that girl!” And she said, “No, you’re not.” And I said, “Wait, you’ll see. I’m going to marry her!” And then when I got on DAYS after the audition, she asked me “Are you going to marry Jennifer?” “No! She’s my sister! I can’t marry her now because she’s my sister!”

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Sal Stowers and Casey Moss (Lani and JJ, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) — Day of DAYS 2017

Enjoy highlights from the OutTakes interview with Sal Stowers and Casey Moss (Lani and JJ, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) at the Day of DAYS Universal CityWalk fan event, November 11th, 2017.

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Sal Stowers and Casey Moss (Lani and JJ, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STORYLINE OR SCENE OF LANI AND JJ TOGETHER?

Casey: This one that we’re doing right now. We’re doing some really heavy stuff in the aftermath of the shooting; and even more on top of that just keeps coming after so it gets really heavy.

Sal: I agree with him. The storyline that we’re working on now is really great. But we did some fun stuff before. I loved our little picnic in the office. We had some cute little moments building Lani and JJ’s relationship.

Casey: The plane traveling and going to Greece.

HOW HAS IT BEEN FOR YOU, SAL, TO BE PLAYING THE DAUGHTER OF A LEGACY CHARACTER LIKE ABE CARVER?

Sal: James (Reynolds, portrayer of Abe) is just the most amazing person on the planet. His heart is so kind and he’s so gentle. I remember my first day with him. He was just incredible and one of the first pieces of advice he gave me was to always flirt. He was like no matter who it is, whoever you’re with, just always flirt. And I loved that because there’s connection, there’s chemistry. There’s something there. But I love working with him; and we just naturally have a father/daughter connection with each other which makes it very easy for us to work together.

CASEY, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT PLAYING JJ?

Casey: My favorite thing about being JJ is being able to be in these situations and positions that in real reality would make someone fall apart. But it’s interesting that I can work through these problems and I can learn from it.

Sal: You’ve developed him. You’ve turned him into a man.

Casey: But at the same time, I was turning into a man. I can navigate my way through these scenes but if it was actually happening I wouldn’t be able to have a brain like that.

CASEY, HOW WAS IT FOR YOU TO HAVE YOUR GIRLFRIEND, TRUE O’BRIEN, RETURN FOR A CAMEO AS “PAIGE” ON THE HALLOWEEN EPISODE?

Casey: It was so much fun. Actually, I didn’t know it at first. I asked her, “Are you back on the show?” This is a Halloween episode? I had no idea what was going on. It was a blast.

Sal: Lani was threatened a little bit; but True is great. She is such a pleasure to work with.

THE HALLOWEEN EPISODE WAS A FUN EPISODE THAT WAS A CHANGE OF PACE.

Casey: Being an actor, that’s a blast. There’s no rules here? It’s a dream? Oh, we can really do something with that!

SAL, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT PLAYING LANI?

Sal: I love how Lani stands up for herself. She’s had a lot to prove coming into Salem and working with the Salem PD. She never backs down. She always just goes for what she wants.

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