Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts, DAYS) said “I had to rush my son over to his mother’s house and I will have to leave soon to pick him up again. Then I have to study some lines before work tomorrow.”
When we asked As the World Turns’s Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart) about being new to ATWT , she said “The best thing about working at As the World Turns is the cast. They are so great and it is so much fun working with them everyday!” We told her we'd been enjoying her rather racy drug and porn storyline and she giggled and made it clear that she couldn't be more different than Alison, but was having a load of fun playing the character! When asked about what is next for her character, she responded by saying “All I can say is to stay tuned and expect the unexpected!” She teased at the twists and turns coming in her storyline!
Fellow ATWT cast member Ewa Da Cruz (Vienna Hyatt) informed us “Things are going great at As the World Turns! I love going to work and having so much fun!” We mentioned to Ewa that we were really happy to see Vienna and Henry together and were sad the union didn't last, and Ewa agreed wholeheartedly. She said “I want to see what is next with Henry and to see the characters grow in the same direction together.”
Several of the actors/actresses of the upcoming SOAPnet original General Hospital: Night Shift stopped by and had this to say about the much anticipated show. Sonya Eddy (Epiphany Johnson) said “I will be playing the same character on Night Shift. It will explore who she really is.” We shared our happiness about this and let her know that we adored the character of Epiphany. She was happy to hear that she had her very own actor/character profile on Soaps.com!
Night Shift's Minae Noji (Dr. Kelly Lee) informed us that “They are going to notice that it has more of an edge. Also, each episode will have a beginning and an end.” Cute newcomers Angel Wainwright and Amanda Baker said that “Night Shift takes place in the Emergency Room at night. It will be a little bit sexier and edgier. It is primetime, so we can push the hair just a bit more.”
As the line of soap stars made their way over to us, we chatted them up. After a few hours… yes, a few hours of interviews, we headed inside for the party!
There were restrictions inside the party such as no interviews and no photos. That being said, we struck up a conversation with the lovely Judith Chapman, and happened to find out that she too was going to be interviewing the actors after the Emmys, just like us. A southern belle, she informed us that she'd be carrying a parasol for the red carpet, in order to stave off the heat, and looked forward to chatting with us in the future. (Stay tuned for a little more about what we discussed at the party, later!
We spent time with Crystal Chappell Olivia Spencer, GL and friends; Kim Zimmer… can you believe we hung out with Kim Zimmer (Reva Lewis) and Michael O'Leary (Dr. Rick Bauer), also from GL , but sorry folks! We're not ones to take an actor's of guard words and print them, so mum's the word on who said what at the party! You’ll just have to take our word for it that it was an event to be remembered. Wall to wall soap stars, delicious food, loud music and several bars. Chrissi and I mingled, put back our fair share of vino, and wandered around introducing ourselves to many of your favorites. Hopefully as a result we will have some exciting exclusive interviews for you all to read in the near future!
More Emmy Coverage to come… don't think it's over yet!
Shannon Burrell and Christine Fix
Soaps Journalist and Editor-in-Chief