Friday, June 12, 2009

Interview Outtakes, Part 2

Here are some blurbs from stars that did not make it to the print version of the interview, but were too good not to publish.

Jess Walton (Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless), pictured, on what she likes best about Jill: “I think it’s the humor, the way she’d call Katherine and old trout, her sarcastic tongue with Esther, and the strength that she never does stay down for long. I think people like that. I used to have women come up to me and tell me that they were trying to raise their daughters just like Jill. Now, of course, I thought that was going a little far, but I appreciated the sentiment and their love of the character.”

David Charvet (ex-Craig Field, Melrose Place) on competing on The Superstars, which premieres June 23: “Without giving too much away, there were a lot of interesting personalities on the show. Terrell Owens is just a ball. He is so much fun and so funny and just so sarcastic. He and (NBA star) Robert Horry would go back and forth. There were some events where we thought these guys were gonna whip our butts, but a lot of the celebrities held their own. It wasn’t all about physical challenges; it was also about using your head and figuring out a strategy with your partner. It was not just about being physical, but about being intelligent and just going for it.”

JoAnna Garcia (Megan Smith, Privileged) on her co-stars: “Lucy Hale (Rose) and Ashley Newbrough (Sage) are so good and so sweet and so driven. I couldn’t be more proud to work with them. They bring the levity to their characters as actors, because that’s how good they are. But then the heart of their characters is really what they are as people. It’s a nice combination of what these women are real life.

“With Laurel, Anne Archer’s character, what is so special is her strength and determination, and because of those things you see what that has afforded her. But then she plays this vulnerability that is just so heartbreaking and so touching. She is just a very real and a very powerful woman. She fights the stereotypes and isn’t afraid to make the tough decisions. But at the end of the day, she is really human. I couldn’t think more of Anne as a human being, and as an actress, I am just in awe of her.”

Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey, All My Children) on her favorite part of performing with the Divas of Daytime: “When you get a chance to do something you are proud of, it is very rewarding artistically — plus we have a good time with each other. The rehearsals are almost just as fun as the performances. Anything we want to do is on the table. It’s an opportunity to pull songs out of your repertoire that you’ve always wanted to do. We also experiment with doing songs differently.”

Bobbie also spoke about performing with her sisters when they were younger: “My sisters and I had an amateur group where we started singing in the neighborhood. And then it became semiprofessional as we became older. I’m really the only one who took it to this level, although a couple of my sisters also have been a part of different local groups in their different towns. All five of us were singers growing up.”