Soaps.com Exclusive Chat with Eileen Fulton!
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Recently, I had the chance to catch up with Eileen Fulton (Lisa) and learned she will appear in a new-old movie (more about that in a bit) and a more extensive role coming on As The World Turns.
Read on to find out more about Eileen’s future roles.
Kristi: “What can you tell us about the new movie ‘The Drum Beats Twice’?”
Eileen: “Well, it’s really an old movie, I did it about 4 years ago, but it’s just now releasing. I had a great time doing it because I played an old, drunk mother! It takes place back in the 60s. I loved working with Amy Redford, it was great fun to know her; she’s a wonderful person.”
Kristi: “Are there any anecdotes you can tell us about?”
Eileen: “This was an interesting experience for me: we were filming in this old house in West Milford and one night there were 6 of us at the dinner table. We had a traditional meal of steak, mashed potatoes and peas, I think. Anyway, suddenly the lights went off. So, we held hands and got out of the house. When the lights came back on we went back inside and the table was the same except there were six missing steaks! (Eileen laughs) The owner’s dog was sitting in the corner, licking his chops. He had eaten all of them!”
Kristi: “You’re fall cabaret show is coming up. What can you tell us about that?”
Eileen: “They will hear some very good [musical] arrangements! I think I’ll have a trio with me [piano, base, drums] for the fall shows and at Christmas, I’ll have a quartet, including winds [instruments like the clarinet and flute]. On September 16 and 17, I’ll perform at the Metropolitan Room at 7 PM and on September 18, I’ll perform at 9:30 PM.”
[Editor's Note, Eileen also has a few Christmas shows coming up. We'll keep you updated on those dates in our Actor's Appearances section.
Eileen and I had the chance to chat about "Lisa", too. Read on to find out what is in store for her character!
Kristi: "Lisa became involved in Casey's lying and has now been asked by Bob to intervene in the Alison/Chris lawsuit … it seems that she is becoming "Ms. Fix It" so to speak. Do you agree?"
Eileen: "There are even more things that are coming up that she'll be asked to fix, too! She's getting back to her meddling ways and I love it. This will all revolve around Sofie. I think Justine (Sofie) is so beautiful! I told her in the makeup room that she looks so much like a very young Jackie-O; and she really does. She has that smile, the brows. Sometimes it's distracting! But she is just wonderful; she's a lot of fun to work with."
Kristi: "Was it hard at all to adjust to nuCasey when Billy Magnussen took over the role?"
Eileen: "It wasn't hard to adjust at all; when he [Casey] robbed his grandmother and stole the bonds, I didn't really know that Casey; but this Casey, we have a great rapport. I love Billy! I can't wait for Lisa to find out about Casey and Emily - I mean, she was with his daddy! The last time I had a scene with 'Emily' was when I threw her out of the church with Daniel, so I think this will be really fun."
Kristi: "Do you like these changes in Lisa?"
Eileen: "I've had fun with Lisa since the very first day she was on! I know what she's about. At different times of the show, the writers may not have known but I've always known. Now, it's a lot of character work and it's great. You'll see her love for Tom and Margo, you will see her fondness for Paul - I've never worked with [Roger Howarth], either .. he's fun! And, you'll see how vindictive she can be with Sofie. You will see what Lisa's made of; she can be quite cold. Loving, but cold! Whatever suits her best interests!"
Kristi: "You've done nearly everything in daytime, are there any storylines or issues you'd still like to do on-screen?"
Eileen: "Yes! Well, Lisa's never killed anyone. I think she could be involved in some kind of intrigue … that could be great."
Kristi: "What is your favorite storyline on the show right now?"
Eileen: "I like what's going on with Sofie. Sofie, Paul and Barbara; Barbara, especially, breaks my heart! Colleen [Zenk Pinter] is handling [the cancer storyline] very well and I admire her for that and for who she is in her real life! She's a wonderful mother and a great actress!"
There you have it, fans. You are up to date with Eileen Fulton.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Eileen for taking time out of her busy, busy schedule to chat with us. It is always great to catch up with our favorite actresses and to hear news from the set.