Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Interview Outtakes

Most of the time when I am conducting an interview with a soap star, I have more interview material than space for printing the interview. I will be making it a semi-regular feature to include little blurbs from stars that did not make it to the print version of the interview, but were too good not to publish somewhere. Read below for the first installment:

Genie Francis on returning to General Hospital
"So far, I have no plans to return there, and they've made no invitations to me. They ended it in such a weird way, and they left it very open that Laura could come back or not, which is pretty much how they always do it."

Rebecca Herbst on ice skating and family life
Daytime Dial: I read that you used to be a competitive ice skater.
Rebecca Herbst: Yes, I competed for 14 years.
DD: Do you ever get the chance to get out on the ice nowadays?
RH: No, never. I have been on the ice once since my 7-year-old son was born, and that’s it. The kids have asked to go ice skating, but I don’t have a rink anywhere near me, so it’s not easy to jump in a car and take them.
DD: What is it like to be a full-time mom as well as working in soaps? It’s got to be hard to juggle.
RH: It would be if I did not have such a wonderful husband. He picks up all the loose ends. He stays home with the kids, gets them ready for school and takes them to school. He does what I can’t when I’m not there. So, it’s actually not that bad.

Brandon Barash on allergies and the wisdom of Grandpa
"Sorry I keep coughing, my allergies are terrible today. Nothing like this lovely L.A. smog that gets you up and coughing in the morning, you know? My grandfather's favorite saying used to be: 'It's not the cough that carries you off, it's the coffin they carry you off in.' That was his way of saying, 'It's just a cough, it's no big deal. Get over it!' As a little boy when I heard that for the first time, I thought it was just about the funniest thing ever."