Thursday, August 27, 2009

News Round-up: Emmys, Haskell, Cosgrove, Jones, Drea

ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Susan Haskell on her Emmy nomination
"I've gotta say, it's nice," she allows of being a nominee again. "I am not going to be shy about that. The character has always been fantastic, and when they give you a story where you get to do something that's really interesting, it's a nice treat. The whole thing of finding out you have a son, while not really having your memory, that's pretty crazy. I enjoy that kind of work, when it's that meaty. It's not that you can't separate what's real from what isn't, but you go home a little more tired than usual, that's for sure."

Alas, the Daytime Emmys, here at last
In an interview with Media Life, Nelson Branco discusses this year's Daytime Emmy Awards: "The Emmys always surprise everyone. It’s really unpredictable because they’re voting on one episode."

GUIDING LIGHT's Daniel Cosgrove on being a "lead actor"
"You think, 'There are people who have been here a long time, so they're the lead actors,' " he says. "It's a weird thing. If the story's based around you, you can look at it as though you're the lead actor in that case."

Soap Dish: The 25 Grooviest Guys and Gals of GUIDING LIGHT
Deep Dish takes a look at the 25 Grooviest Guys and Gals of Springfield.

Marc Cherry on Drea de Matteo’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVE character
“I don’t see Drea as a replacement for Nicolette [Sheridan],” he says. “Her character is more a replacement for Neal [McDonough] in that she’s [the focus] of the new mystery.” Cherry goes on to describe Drea’s matriarch, Angie Bolen, as “a very loving but tough Italian woman who comes [to Wisteria Lane] with her husband and her kid. They’re running from something. We understand through her actions in the first couple of episodes that she’s a smart woman who will do what she has to to protect her family.”

INTERVIEW: B&B's Ashley Jones (Bridget)
On doing double duty on B&B and TRUE BLOOD: "It wasn’t easy but it was an opportunity I just couldn’t turn down. It also came at a time in my life when it was okay to push myself. I don’t have kids or a partner. It’s just me and Scottie. I’d sneak him into my trailer and we’d hang out together between scenes."

Students take show on road — to Scotland
Students with the Palm Springs High School Theater Department will perform a production of “You Can't Take It With You” during this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The students will participate along with cast members from ALL MY CHILDREN and DAYS OF OUR LIVES as part of the American High School Theater Festival venue. The performance will take place Sept. 25-27. For more information contact Palm Springs High School theater director Scott DiLorenzo at (760)778-0419.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the Deep Dish shout-out, Roger! You're a groovy guy! :)