The Day of Days fan event kicked off on November 6 at Universal City Walk in Los Angeles, California. Most of the cast were in attendance to greet their fans, sign autographs and participate in a Q&A. Even though Kristin Alfonso (Hope) couldnâ€™t be there, she sent a video message to the adoring crowd, dressed in her prison garb. Those who were able to make the event were divided up, so half of the cast could be backstage talking with the press, while the other half could mingle with their fans. Since they are so far ahead in taping, the actors couldnâ€™t give away too much, but they happily shared their thoughts on what their characters are going through and gave some hints of whatâ€™s to come.
First up was Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) who was happy to be at the event to meet the fans of Days of Our Lives. "Itâ€™s really quite lovely that folks care enough to come out and say hello. Letâ€™s face facts. Any show thatâ€™s been on the air, television, for 45 years deserves something."
He expressed his appreciation of being able to come and go from the show over the last 20 years when things got â€œtoo stupidâ€ to perform in a play or other project. For right now though heâ€™s happy with his characterâ€™s story and he shared that he even had a hand in getting Kate (Lauren Koslow) and Stefano together, as he encouraged TPTB to put these "villains" together. It turned out to be a good idea, as Joseph pointed out, "Everybody in the audience probably thought, 'Oh, God, theyâ€™re going to start killing each other,' and that's not the case. Without them knowing it, they're falling in love with each other."
As for his new son, Chad (Casey Deidrick), who he has yet to find out about, Mascolo enthused, "It's very interesting and it's a lot of fun." He then joked, "The only thing, as I said the other day on set, the men on Days of our Lives are pretty stupid. They can't be with a woman more than five minutes and they impregnate them. You know, in this day and age you don't have to get everybody you're with pregnant in five minutes."
Onscreen father and daughter duo Molly Burnett (Melanie) and Shawn Christian (Daniel) were up next. When asked what Daniel thought the fans' reaction to Daniel and Chloe's (Nadia Bjorlin) impending rift would be, he joked, "Someone's going to burn something down. Cars will be flipped over." On a serious note, he continued, "People are as insatiable and passionate as this couple. It's extraordinary and it's quite a compliment because people really are that passionate."