Matthew Purvis spoke with Murray Bartlett, who plays Cyrus on Guiding Light and he had a good attitude about embarrassing situations. "Fortunately we have an amazing cast and crew on GL who I feel very comfortable with, so even when I make a fool of myself, I don't really get embarrassed. We are all able to laugh with, and at ,ourselves and each other."
Get to know Murray more, by reading his interview with Matt here.
Amy Mistretta spoke with Kamar de los Reyes about what some of the most embarrassing things he had to do on the set of One Life to Live, while playing Antonio Vega.
Kamar says, "Well, stripping… That was pretty embarrassing. I kind of went into my own little world to get through it!"
When asked how he's different or the same as his character, Kamar admitted, "I'd like to think Antonio is honest, loyal and passionate. That could describe who I am as a person. I'm also a little more sensitive."
Read another, in depth interview with Kamar here.
Lori Wilson spoke with Renee Jones (Lexi Carver) about embarrassing things that happen on the set of Days of Our Lives. Here's what she had to say:
Renee: "It’s always embarrassing doing these sex scenes with these guys. You know they had me doing something with Tek where Tek and I are in the back of a van having sex and Abe walks out and we’re getting it on so wild that the van is moving up and down! And you know how hard it is to get a van, (to move) I mean what are you doing to make a van move up and down? So they had us where you see us through the window and they had us kissing over and over and over and both of us were so tired of it, but they had two big guys moving the van because we couldn’t do it! The sex scenes are always the most embarrassing. You feel embarrassed anyway so you find things to laughabout because you’re so embarrassed anyway."
Read a full interview with Renee, here.
Lori Wilson spoke with Christopher Maleki, who plays Spike, on Passions, about his most embarrassing moments on the show.
Lori Wilson spoke with Kim Johnson Ulrich (Ivy Winthrop Crane) about the most embarrassing thing she has been through while working on the set of Passions.
Kim says, "I hated love scenes. They always wrote, the women especially, we’d walk into somebody’s room naked. And you’re like, ‘No, I’m sorry. A woman over twenty isn’t going to do that, but okay!’ I’m a mother of four on the show. There’s no way she’s going to run around naked, but they were always writing us that way - dropping our coats and being naked. We weren’t really, but still, being in front of the crew in your underwear, it’s just not pleasant.”
Read more about Kim here, and get to know how she feels about the show, storylines and disappointment in the cancellation of Passions.
Amy Mistretta asked Kathy Brier (Marcie, One Life to Live) "What are the most embarrassing things you had to do on set to date?" We've heard a lot about getting naked for the camera, but Kathy has never found anything embarrassing. She did say this: "There was that one scene where I had to dump garbage on me and oink like a pig, but I wasn't embarrassed - I was more angry. It was demeaning…"
Brandon Beemer sat down for an interview with Lori Wilson, about his second year at Soap Cruise. You can catch that interview here.
During that interview, she asked him if anything embarrassing has happened to him yet on the set at B&B. Brandon's been fortunate, so far. "Not yet. Luckily Owen hasn’t been embarrassed or too embarrassed in any way yet.”
Give it time!
There seems to be a trend with the actors -most appear to find it embarrassing to perform those romantic scenes we all enjoy so much. You'd never know that they're uncomfortable, while watching those scenes, which only means they're doing a good job of acting!
What do you think would be your most embarrassing moment on a set, if you were a soap star?