Day Of Days part two:
After everyone broke for lunch and the actors took a breather from meeting their fans and talking to the press, round two of the Day of Days interviews began. The groups switched spots and we got a new batch of actors backstage to grill about Days of Our Lives.
When Eric Martsolf stopped by to chat about his character Brady Black, he expressed his enthusiasm for playing him with more of an edge these days. "It's the best. I mean my soap career, my nine years that I've had, six of them was playing Ethan Winthrop on Passions, who was Dudley Do-Right," he recounted. "The do-gooder that couldn't do anything wrong. And now, finally, I mean, Brady was kind of going that way in the beginning too. He was just too vanilla. He was not doing anything really interesting."
"So, finally theyâ€™re starting to investigate the back story that they created for Brady when I first joined the show," he continued. "I mean, he got addicted to cocaine, he got divorced from the love of his life...he went to rehab, he did manual labor, all this crazy stuff and it really hasn't been examined until now, how fragile the guy is. He's finally cracked. He's been pushed and pushed and pushed and been alright with it for two years, but now he's done, so he's fighting back. I, for one, think it's interesting that he's kind of a mutt in the sense that he's a Kiriakis, heâ€™s a DiMera. His father John Black is a DiMera. He's kind of a Brady; Sami Brady [Alison Sweeney] is his sister. He's a culmination of all these different families, so him flipping out and doing things spontaneously, I think it suits him. I think it's time the complexities of his character were brought out and they're finally doing it, so I'm a happy guy."