Eric Martsolf, (Brady, "Days Of Our Lives") stopped by Soaps.com on the red carpet to discuss life, which he says isnâ€™t so bad. "I have beautiful healthy boys, I have a wife that Iâ€™m still married to, I have a home and Iâ€™m on a soap that hasnâ€™t been cancelled in the past 8 years." He tells Dee theyâ€™re thankful for all of the nominations, and "thankful [for the show] to just be alive." About his storyline he says, "I have my own little personal Vietnam over there because I was put in the storyline, and someone stepped on a landmine, and everyone around me blew up except me. And I kind of feel like Iâ€™m standing there in the middle of the woods." Eric, who is celebrating 10 years in Daytime in October, shares that he doesnâ€™t know whatâ€™s coming up with Brady. "DOOL" has shown an interest in keeping him. "Iâ€™m sure Gary Tomlin is going to find a way to display Brady on the canvas. He was responsible for shaking things up and giving Brady the alcoholism and burying Vivian (Louise Sorel) [storylines]. I think theyâ€™re just looking for excuses to get Brady back on drugs. â€˜We canâ€™t do it willingly. Letâ€™s have someone drug him. Letâ€™s have evil Ian [Ian Buchanan] drug him and then itâ€™ll cause rifts in his relationshipâ€¦â€™ Eric jokes that heâ€™s waiting for Brady to head to Sin City and let loose! Deanna brought up how Brady and Nicole (Ari Zuker) who once couldnâ€™t stay away from each other are just friends now. Eric would be happy to see a little less movement. "Keep the players the same but change the game up a little. That would be my wishlist but Iâ€™m just an actor. What do I know? It just feels like musical chairs right now. Am I coming? Am I going? I donâ€™t know," he drawls.
Deanna spoke with Lauren Koslow (Kate) about her Emmy outfit. She has it picked out already and discussed doing presenting for the Creative Arts Awards with James Scott (EJ). She was hoping to present for make-up and hair. They dish on storyline. The last time Deanna spoke with Lauren, she didnâ€™t know Stefano (Joe Mascolo) was going to be shot. Lauren found it so difficult but says, "Itâ€™s going to lead into some really fascinating storylines and it is kind of interesting that weâ€™ve had a change in writer. Itâ€™s a total game changer. Itâ€™s interesting that itâ€™s happening at a crucial point and in some ways itâ€™s beneficial." She talks about how theyâ€™ll be wrapping up some storylines soon and feels confident about the current writing. Theyâ€™re taping for September right now, so she couldnâ€™t say much but says, "Itâ€™s a summer of ramifications. Weâ€™ve had a lot of changes and youâ€™re going to see the effect of that. Itâ€™s really intriguing." Laurenâ€™s excited about the writing to come. She did a scene with Ali [Sweeney] (Sami) and Judy [Evans] (Adrienne) which is unusual. "Thereâ€™s going to be more interaction between characters you havenâ€™t seen interact before." She thinks itâ€™s a positive thing for the show. She talks about the scenes between the three ladies being strong scenes about Will (Chandler Massey). "They really seem like character driven scenes," which really appeals to her.
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- Christine Fix
Reporting, Deanna Barnert