Soaps.com exclusive Halloween soap star interviews!
Michelle Stafford (CBS)
Oh beloved Halloween! Halloween is my absolute favorite time of the year, and apparently I’m not the only one who adores it. Our staff here at Soaps.com all appear to love the holiday, as do some of your favorite soap stars! We even love the candy corn that a few of the stars adore!
Michelle Stafford gave Amy Mistretta (Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, Editor OLTL) a treat mid October when she told Amy her thoughts on Halloween!
Michelle tells us, “I would love to hand out candy but I live in the hills of Hollywood and I don’t get any trick or treaters. Such a bummer.” When Amy asked what Michelle’s favorite Halloween memory was and her favorite costume, and Michelle says, “We dressed up our house like a Haunted House 4 years in a row! People would come from other towns just to see our house. Her favorite costume? “A princess. I was a princess almost every year,” says Michelle!
Julie Pinson spoke with Soaps.com’s Lori Wilson (Journalist/writer) recently and told her about our themed Halloween interviews with the stars. Julie loves Halloween! When asked about her thoughts on Halloween in general, Julie gushes, “I love it. I love dressing up for Halloween. My favorite costume was a costume a made almost ten years ago I guess, when “A Nightmare Before Christmas” came out. I hand-made my own costume of the character Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas, bought like a long red wig and I took a bunch of scraps of clothes that I had laying around—old scarves that I didn’t use any more, old jeans, and I cut them all up and I made a patchwork dress out of all this old fabric. I used yarn to stitch it all together so it looked really roughly stitched. Then I got to put all the makeup on, make myself look dead with all the stitches all over my face and arms. It was really fun.” As for Julie’s plans for this year? Julie says, “My husband Billy is going to be out of town so I don’t know. I might just be staying home passing out candy, which I like too. It’s fun. My house is already decorated for Halloween because I like to get it done early.” Oddly enough, the favorite candy amongst the stars appears to be candy corn! When asked what candy she enjoyed the most Julie says, “Candy Corns are my favorite at Halloween. I like the Candy Corns!”
Amy Mistretta spoke with Christian Leblanc (Michael Baldwin, Y&R) recently. He had some exciting Halloween news to share! “This year, I’d like to take a trip back to New Orleans, Louisiana – and plan to! It’s one big party! We always have a Halloween parade. The executive producer of Y&R and I always ride a float in the Mardi Gras parade. Where I live now, my house is located on top of a steep hill, so kids really have to want their candy to climb up there!” Laughing, Christian says, “When I moved here, I always wondered why no one came to my house on Halloween because the flat street below was always packed with kids! I also have a house in New Orleans, so people will stop there to get candy!” Amy asked what his favorite childhood Halloween memory was and Christian says, “I had this Zoro outfit with a mask, a cape and a switch! I remember putting a piece of chalk on the end of the switch… There were Z’s everywhere! I think I even got in trouble for that too!”
Editor-in-Chief and Days of Our Lives Editor, Christine Fix, spoke with Marcus Patrick (Jett Carver Days) a few weeks back for a completely different article and Marcus had some funny anecdotes about past Halloweens!
The conversation went something like this.
Marcus: “My House is currently looking like a Spider Lair…My Girl friend is a nut for Halloween so… My house looks like a freak show!”
Christine: So it’s your girlfriend who is into Halloween more than yourself then? Because she is, do you think you’ll be celebrating this year or do you prefer to leave that to the little kids?!
Marcus: “I would do nothing at all personally. I’m a bore. I’m told she wants to dress me and the dog up as fairies… So I guess I’ll be the joke on Halloween, but it’s all in the fun and games. When I was a kid we played trick or treat and anyone who didn’t give me a treat got a stink bomb through their door!
Christine: That’s hilarious! What did you make the stink bombs out of?
Marcus: “My stink bombs lasted for three days of rotten eggs… So my hood learned to give me Candy!!! Stink Bombs I bought from the Joke Shop.. They are liquid glass bottles and that sh** stank!!!!! (laughs)
What a riot!
Julie Clark Robinson, (Editor, General Hospital) spoke with Jason Gerhardt’s (Cooper Barrett, General Hospital) about Halloween, during another interview. Jason tells Julie that he’s into Halloween, “Especially now that my little girl is in our life. Last year, she was the cutest little chicken that I’ve ever seen. This year I think she’ll be catching on to the concept that if you knock at someone’s door and say, “trick or treat,” they’ll give you candy. She loves her chocolate. I’m expecting to walk….strike that….chase her for several miles from home to home….with “prego” mommy in the car to carry all the loot.” This year, he’ll be chasing his kid from house to house, “scoring lots of candy.” He ponders, “Do I get to take a “candy” commission?” Since his favorite candy is Candy corn (See? I told you, it’s loved by all!), chocolate……Milk Duds, Whoppers, heath bars…he stops short. “This question is way too dangerous!” he says to Julie.
Jason shares his favorite Halloween memories with Julie and tells her, "Our neighborhood was incredible to trick or treat in. Many houses set up some kind of display, scary, fun, and some tricky. My dad was a big guy and made a great Frankenstein. Lots of great haunted house stories, too!" His favorite costume was this generic “blue monster” suit that a friend dressed up in one year. "Every time he put the head on, I laughed hysterically!"
Julie Clark Robinson, (Editor, General Hospital) spoke with General Hospital & General Hospital: Night Shift's Minae Noji) recently and found out that she's right into the season! Minae tells Julie, "I LOVE to dress up, so I look forward to Halloween every year. I especially love to make my own costumes and be creative. I am proud to say I've won Best Halloween Costume for the last 5 years! (smiles). Minae even has a favorite Halloween memory that will make you chuckle! "When I was 7, my parents took me to a haunted house for kids. The house had cob webs all over and scary sounds. There were kids everywhere, screaming and laughing and running around and I just remember feeling my body shaking all way down to my toes. After going through the entire house, to my relief I finally saw the exit door. When I reached the door and was ready to escape, a big zombie popped out of nowhere and moaned at me! I was so frightened by this crazy zombie that my gut reflex was to kick him. Unfortunately, I kicked him in the crotch and he fell to the floor. The zombie was obviously not a monster at all, but my best friend’s dad. Poor guy. Moral of the story, if you’re going to dress up as a monster and scare people, don’t be surprised if you get kicked in the nuts!"
Julie and the rest of our staff got a kick out of Minae's favorite all-time Halloween costume! "A few years back when the ATKINS Diet was huge, I got the idea to dress up as a Carb Temptress," says Minae. "So I made a dress full of different carbs for example, croissants, pastas, breads, cereals, crackers, etc. And the idea was that I would visit the Atkins dieter at night in their dreams and tempt them to cheat and eat carbs! (See picture attached!) Minae sounds like a lot of fun. This year she says she's not sure what she's going to be, "But trust me, it's going to be good! I’m aiming for first prize again!" When Julie asked about what Minae's favorite Halloween candy was, Minae tells her, "Hersheys Mini Dark Chocolate, Recess Peanut Butter Cups & Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum. The list goes on…"
Amy asked Don, "Given the upcoming holiday, do you do anything special to celebrate Halloween? Hand out candy? Dress up for the trick or treaters?" Don tells Amy, "We’ll be dressing up, decorating the house, going trick or treating, doing the whole thing." He remembers a particular Halloween that we don't think he'll ever forget! "My mom dressed me up as a cheerleader. I had the skirt, pom-poms, breasts… I’m scarred for life. But my mom had a good time with it!" We couldn't help but laugh but we should have asked for photos!
Julie Clark Robinson, (Editor, General Hospital) spoke with our favorite on-screen bad girl, Kirsten Storms (Maxi Jones, General Hospital) not too long ago and Kirsten surprised us! She tells Julie, "I wasn't (a big Halloween fan) growing up. My family didn't celebrate it and I've never been that into candy. But now that I'm a little older I kinda like the whole costume/dress-up part!" She even has a funny memory of past Halloween that she shared with Julie. "One year there were "trick or treaters" at our door when we were coming home from the grocery store, my family just drove around the block until they left. It took awhile, but we had a really good time making
jokes about giving them the vegetables from our grocery bags!" Hey, a treat's a treat, right?! Veggies are good! Kirsten goes on to tell Julie that "Last year I dressed my sister up as fairy. She looked so pretty!" This year she's planning on trying "Knott's Scary Farm" for the second time. "Last year I almost didn't make it through the park. That place is crazy!" We should note that she (along with several of our stars) may be delving into the candy corn! "I'm not big on sweets, but I LOVE candy corn. There are so many candy corn haters out there, I just don't
get it." (Editor's note: Me neither. I'm a candy corn fan, too!)
Our busy little reporter, Julie Clark Robinson, (Editor, General Hospital) spoke with pal, General Hospital's Jackie Zeman (Bobbi Spencer), who tells Julie, "I love Halloween. Always have, always will. My favorite costume is always the one I'm wearing in the present. A few years ago my daughter Lacey and her friend Ashley were a "burger" and "fries". That was a favorite. Last year I went to the Key Club (on Sunset Blvd). It was fun! I'm not sure where I'll be this year but I do know I'll be dressed up and ready to party. And, as always, I'll be eating Milky Ways' and Snickers!"
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