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November 12th, 2011  |  Leave a comment ( 99 ) James Scott Interview – A Day of DAYS 2011

James Scott (EJ Dimera) of Days of our Lives chatted with Michael Fairman at A Day of DAYS 2011. During the conversation, James teases his upcoming major storyline that will shake-up the Salem canvas, and reveals that he has signed his contract to stay with the NBC soap after a long negotiation. Plus, what it is like to play one of the most complex characters in soaps!

  1. AliciaE says:

    Michael Fairman, You do the BEST interviews with James Scott out of anyone I’ve ever seen. I just want to take this interview, wrap in a blanket and rock it in my arms like a sweet, sweet baby.

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    AliciaE replied

    Hopefully that came across the way I meant it. That’s just my silly way of saying I LOVED IT! I admire the fact that Mr. Scott sets such clear boundaries with technology. I think that’s healthy (though I’m a lot closer to my computer myself). Can’t wait to see the upcoming drama on my show. I don’t remember EVER being this excited for a Monday. ;)

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  2. sweetsherry30 says:

    Michael – Thank you for posting the interview with James, I really enjoyed watching it!! As an Ejami fan I am really excited, I have seen the preview for next week and James is absolutely right, this has to be one of the best scenes he has done, and to be perfectly honest I don’t believe any other actors could pull this off if they didn’t have REAL CHEMISTRY like James and Ali do onscreen!! It blows away anything I have ever seen on this show, and is in my opinion emmy worthy!! It is so unbelieveably raw, intense and I am so hoping that this show finally sees that Ejamistory is where the soapy drama lies!! Love it =)

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  3. sara says:

    OMG OMG Omg I’M speechless right now!!!!! James Scott you r HOT HOT HOT! I just saw the promo for next week AMAZING!

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  4. Vicki says:

    Loved the interview with James Scott at DOD’s. So looking forward to his scenes with Ali Sweeney. Go EJAMI

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  5. Anne says:

    Great interview with James, Michael. Loved it! You have such a great rapport. Looks like some exciting things to look forward to with EJ and Sami…can’t wait.

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  6. Lizzie says:

    I FL JAMES!!! I can’t wait. I’m so excited to see EJAMI in scenes again. DAYS sounds like it is finally getting back on track, and I can’t wait to Ali and James in these amazing scenes coming up. James is such a great actor for making me want to watch DAYS again. Please let this lead to Ejami being together with their kids. Thanks Again Michael & James for giving me HOPE, which is something I haven’t had in a really long time. This is the best interview from the Day at Days TY!!!

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  7. Lucky5000 says:

    Great James Scott interview as usual. I’m looking forward to these upcoming scenes. James and Ali work so well together. I think this will be memorable.
    Thanks so much Michael ! :)

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  8. JS/EJ fan says:

    Thanks so much Michael. Another great interview w/James. Looking forward to what happens to EJ and how it affects him and others around him.

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  9. mememe says:

    Thanks you, Michael. I always love your interviews with the soap opera stars. Wonderful interview with James Scott. Looking forward to his scenes with Alison Sweeney on Days.

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  10. Dorothyg says:

    Thank you for the great interview, Michael. I love James Scott and I’m so looking forward to his scenes with Ali…it’s been so long since they have been in each others orbit. As an Ejami, I am thrilled. You always seem to know the right questions to ask…..Go Ej & Sami <3

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  11. Patty says:

    Wonderful interview, Michael! Yours are always so thorough and personable, and this is no exception. I have so much respect for James as an actor and as an individual. I appreciate the opportunity to hear him speak about his craft and the show. I’m excited to see the scenes he’s talking about and even more excited to hear him describe them as the biggest thing that’s happened since the new writers came on board. Anytime he and Alison Sweeney share scenes, I watch with full attention. They have a dynamic that’s mesmerizing. I’ll be glued to my set! This sounds like the start of a really good storyline. I hope that he and Alison share many more scenes!

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  12. zarine says:

    Michael, You by far do the best interviews with James, you two have a great comfort level where James is at ease! So nice to see, love James mentioning AS and the work they have recently!
    Thank you! Please give us Ejami writers!

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    Powermouse replied

    ejami is rape…..rapemi!!!

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    the truth replied

    ejole is attempted murder….murderole!!!!

  13. Susan McLaughlin says:

    Thank you so much for doing this interview. You can tell how much you enjoy your job because it sure does show on screen. I also believe that you have a wonderful way in making the people you interview feel relaxed.

    I enjoy watching how wonderfully James has taken the character of EJ and turned him into a multi – layered character whom you love to hate but also hate to love! I love the fact that they are possibly writing a story line for Ejami but more importantly for James and Alison together, I love watching them interact on screen!

    Again thank you and continued good wishes in what you do. It is a joy to watch your interviews!

    Susan

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  14. JSFan4Life says:

    Thank you for the James Scott interview!! Loved it!!

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  15. jorgeann says:

    I love James. I never get enough of watching him or listening to and reading his interviews. I can’t wait to see his latest work with Alison Sweeney.

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    Powermouse replied

    no way!!!!!idisagree!!!!!!!!

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    the truth replied

    yeah way!!!!!!!!! agree totally !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Cory says:

    I cannot tell you enough how impressed I am with your interviewing skills. Especially with James Scott!!!
    You get James to laugh which makes me laugh also. You get James to really have to think about how to answer which makes me adore James even more than I do!!! I absolutely love the fact that James wants to say the right thing about the show he works on.
    Have read the spoilers of what’s coming up this week on DOOL and it was fantabulous to hear James saying that he & Alison took the extra time to rehearse. I am STOKED to see these scenes now more than ever!!!!!!
    Thanks for asking James about Twitter. I love that his message on his phone tells everyone when they might get a call back!!!! (hee, hee) James is such a nice guy and I’m so fortunate to say that I have met him twice and have had wonderful conversations with him both times!!!!
    Once again, Mr. Michael Fairman, you’ve hit the jackpot on this interview!!!! Thanks for the great job! But I wouldn’t expect any less from you Michael!!!!

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  17. Cath says:

    Thank you so much Michael! You always have the best interviews. SO excited for what’s coming up, not only as an EJami fan but how it’s gonna blow the entire canvas wide open afterwards.

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  18. gail says:

    Michael, you do the best interviews! Thanks so much for asking the right questions and prying some details out of James. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing James and Ali on screen together. I’ve missed them so much. I, of course, am hoping for EJami in the end, but it sounds like whatever happens is going to give us great stories in the meantime.

    Thanks, Michael! You do a great job and we appreciate you so much!

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  19. Jewals6 says:

    Thanks for the interview. I can’t wait to watch the awesome scenes the James and Alison Sweeney create together. Tv entertainment at it’s best. Excited about where this will lead. This dynamic unduplicable combination is what will turn days around. So yes James you are the reason many world wide watch days.

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  20. Anna says:

    Michael, this interview was amazing!!! The best you have ever done with James I think. You always make him feel so comfortable and he always gets so sincere and open with you. I can´t wait to tune in next week to see whats in store for Ejami. Love when James and Alison share scenes together! Finally its sounds that there is some hope for them and some really good drama coming ahead. Ejami makes really for entertaining television! Thats for sure!

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  21. Liz says:

    Thank you for this interview, I am coming back to watch DOOL, any scenes with James Scott and Ali Sweeney, is must see TV! Please writers……EJAMI

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  22. Kelly says:

    Excellent interview, Michael! Love James Scott and hearing him talk about these upcoming intense and soapy scenes with Alison Sweeney has my EJami-lovin heart all twitterpattered. I’m excited to watch Days again. Thanks so much, Michael!

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  23. Avelina says:

    Great interview:)

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  24. pspcindy says:

    As usual, Michael you do the very best interviews. You and James Scott have such fun talking. Just so James knows, I can’t speak for anyone else, but he is the sole reason I watch DOOL. I like many of the characters/actors but James makes me want to tune to see what EJ will do next. I’m so excited by this chance he has to kick off this story that will touch so many in Salem. James and ASweeney are just so good together. Again, thanks for another great exchange with James Scott.

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    Powermouse replied

    ejami is rape!!!! yuck!!

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    AliciaE replied

    Powermouse, I can understand having an issue with EJAMI. I have a similar issue with John and Marlena (JARLENA). I found their affair story line to be disturbing. Sometimes I talk about that, but I don’t go around screaming “JARLENA is adultery!!!” #1 That’s not the whole story. #2 That would be crass.

  25. Krista says:

    This is, by far, the best interview with James from DOD this year! You have this wonderful rapport with James that draws out so much of his beautiful personality and his wonderful sense of humour. Lol at James as the executive producer of Days. Thanks Michael F!

    I’m more excited about seeing Days this coming week than I have been for a very long time. James’ upcoming scenes while Johnny is missing are sure to be Emmy-worthy!

    I’m also looking forward to his scenes with Alison. EJ & Sami haven’t had a genuine interaction, with just the two of them, for such a long time that this one promises to be full of all the feelings of anger, grief, and passion that have been pent-up for far too long. As a fan of EJ & Sami, I’m fervently hoping that this will lead to something more for them in the future.

    P.S. I’ll add my name to the tally of people who watch Days to see James – that number is not as small as he seems to think it is :)

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  26. Leslie says:

    First of all, the interview was terrific, and your interviewing style is first rate. Since we all know what scenes James was discussing, it makes me happy that he has seen the final cut and is pleased. That’s always a good sign. It would have been enough that James and Alison are finally sharing scenes but knowing they’re explosive and pivotal is icing on the cake. Hopefully, the decision makers will at long last recognize James and Ali’s unique chemistry and give us more good stuff in the future.

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  27. Jill says:

    Oh my goodness, I love him! Funny and a fantastic actor to boot! He has made me even more excited to see the scenes coming up! They sound intense and so full of drama! Can’t wait! Thanks for the interview, it was fantastic!

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  28. Nicole says:

    What an amazing interview! Thank you so much James & Michael! I am really looking forward to your upcoming scenes with Ali Sweeney, that you both worked so hard on. I know you are both such amazing actors and will bring us the BEST performances to date! Watching you together is like seeing the pure magic, we are so blessed and fortunate to have you signed on to Days! I am really looking forward to these upcoming episodes that you and Ali Sweeney worked so hard on! You both truly are the best and we the fans are lucky to be able to watch you on Days of Our Lives! Thank You James for always giving us 110%

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  29. Kelly says:

    OMG!!! Thank you Michael! JAMES SCOTT!!! ALISON SWEENEY!!! EJ & SAMI!!! EJAMI!!!!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!! Thank you so much Michael for discussing it the greatest soap Supercouple in a looong time in soaps and on DAYS SUPERCOUPLE EJAMI!!!! and asking James about EJAMI and what’s to come! LOVE YOU MICHEAL!!! THANK YOU!! I always love reading, watching, and awaiting you interviews with James or Alison because I know you will do your best to get to the bottom of and to the heart of what’s to come for EJAMI and the fans and viewers! WE LOVE EJAMI!!!!! And of course you already know that Michael…LOL!!! Hence, why you do a brilliant job every year getting to it and getting it out of James & Alison (Jamison!!!) and getting it for EJAMI’s EVERYWHERE!!!! EJAMI IS SO AMAZING & THE BEST THING ON THE SHOW!!!! ALWAYS IS & ALWAYS HAS BEEN!!! They’re absolute perfection together! Never seen two characters on a soap or in television period, in a long time, with so much power, so much perfect, natural, real, geniune, intriguing, and absolutely flawless perfection of OFF-THE-CHARTS excellent, brilliant, and passionate chemistry together!!!

    It’s like James & Alison come literally ALIVE in their scenes together, where as to with other people, its like they’re doing the best that they can but they’re not as alive and just going through the motions and getting to the next step and moving on. But in scenes and story TOGETHER JAMISON (James & Alison) just explodes and wakes EVERYONE up, including each other and their characters, and the entire Soap World. I mean I saw twitter and facebook messages from other Soap Stars and other soap writers that were messaging about EJAMI together and how they are they’re absolute favorites. And how much they love EJ & SAMI together and how much they couldn’t wait to see EJAMI!!! I mean these are other Soap stars from other big shows like Y & R and such, with their own stories and awards and such…and they’re just as big fans of EJAMI together as were viewers are!

    I mean that’s got to be special, great, and huge for James & Alison to know that they’re own co-workers, collegues, and writers in the business right there with them are HUGE fans of their work and their characters EJ & SAMI being together. That writers and other actors and actress from these shows or formerly of DAYS are like…the two of them together are a writer and producers dream! That they are the way to tell a story! That they are the ONLY ones that can get viewers to tune back into DAYS and watch the show. THAT IS SUCH A POWERHOUSE COUPLE & ACTING TEAM RIGHT THERE! That they’ve even got others right there in the soap world with them as HUGE EJAMI fans and are so excited and can’t wait to see them together again!!! AWESOME!!!!

    I LOVE EJAMI!!! And I am so, so, so going to be tunning back into DAYS to watch EJAMI together! I can’t wait to see them! I haven’t watched DAYS since they screwed up EJ & Sami’s 2nd wedding back in August that Summer. I completely stopped watching DAYS and completely tuned out altogether. And I’ve been a fan of the show and watched it consistantly for years! I stopped watching consistently and almost slim to none in Summer of 2008, and I came back to watching the show when EJ & SAMI got their daughter back and Sami moved back into the DiMera mansion with EJ. And then that August when they were about to get married again and were having their wedding and then DAYS screwed it up and completely went in the wrong direction for the show, and these two characters…I just COMPLETELY stopped watching and tuned COMPLETELY out altogether! I just COMPLETELY turned DAYS off! I didn’t even return for the so-called reset, new set, or vets back and all that stuff…didn’t care and wasn’t interested, been there done that, and seen it all before! EJAMI together is what I want! EJAMI together is what I want to watch and see! And EJAMI together is the ONLY way to get me and a viewer like me to tune back into the show to see it and them!

    And EJAMI together is the ONLY reason that I’ll be tunning back in to the show to see them! JAMISON working together and EJAMI back together is the ONLY reason to return, to tune back in, and watch! And I can’t wait to! Now, DAYS is talkin’! This is what I’m talkin’ about right here! Give us viewers what we want to watch and see (EJAMI!!!) and we’ll flock back to watch the show for EJAMI together!!! EJAMI together gets the whole Soap World excited and ablazed! Gets everyone pumped to watch again and to write or talk! They get viewers excited and they get buzz together that flies immediately around the viewer outlets, publicity outlets and to everyone in the matter of seconds. There’s NEVER a boring or dull moment at all between the two of them!

    And I couldn’t be more over joyed and excited to run back to DAYS to watch EJAMI’s upcoming scenes! I’ll definitely be returning to the show to watch EJAMI!!!! Thank you Michael for a fantastic interview with our EJAMI King himself James Scott!! You two always seem so comfortable and just like you’re having a natural conversation together! And that goes to your hard-work and how comfortable and natural you make them feel to talk with you for us viewers! And can I just tell you that I have ALWAYS loved how excited you get, as well Michael, about EJAMI and talking to our EJAMI King James or our EJAMI Queen herself, Alison, about it and them! People love them some EJAMI together!!! We love our EJAMI!!!! And Thank you so much once again Michael for this! You’re the best! You always get it done and let the both of them know how much viewers LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOVE EJAMI together!

    [Michael if you ever talk to Arianne Zucker and Eric Martsolf again, I love Brady & Nicole and Eric Brady & Nicole! Those two male characters are so much better for her and the character of Nicole! And after all without being brought on as the love of Eric Brady’s life…she would have never been on the show. I love me some Ericole and Bricole! And I know a whole lot of other people and viewers that are sooo wanting Eric Brady back and to have a Eric Brady/Nicole/Brady Black story. So Michael if you ever get the chance to talk to Eric Martsolf and Arianne Zucker again could you please ask them if we’re going to see Brady & Nicole again! And ask her if we’re ever going to see the return of Eric Brady! I know she’s stated in numerous interviews recently and with the cast and crew changes that the one character she’d love to see return back to Salem is ERIC BRADY!!! And she is DEFINITELY not alone in that! Tons of us would love to see that too! Let her know that! And let her know how much if he was to come back, how much we Eric & Nicole fans can’t wait to see them hash out their details and problems of what happened in general and what happened between them with the $5 million dollar check and their relationship, and can’t wait to see them back together again! And that we’re just as excited about Nicole & Brady and to see all three of them in a story together and vying for her affections. Can you please let her know Michael how much we want and love Eric Brady & Nicole and Brady & Nicole and want that story for her and them just as much as she does! Viewers completely agree with her there! What an amazing story and coupling those would be and completely right for her, Eric Martsolf, and whoever is to play Eric Brady since Jensen Ackles is all superly-tied up; it would be fascinating to watch and right where she and all three of them belong and hashing that out and her completely torn between Brady Black & Eric Brady!

    And I’m interested to see where they could possibly take Carrie & Rafe together! Now, that’s much better for him!!! I was excited to see Carrie comeback for that much alone…and since her & Austin are having problems and aren’t really connecting and not really “there” between each other anymore…Carrie is just the kind of woman that Rafe has been trying to change Sami into and make her be. Carrie is the exact woman that Rafe has been looking for, dreaming about, and vying for. It could get really interesting between Austin/Carrie/Rafe. And Austin and Rafe already don’t like one another, and Carrie & Rafe are connecting more and more! Could finally get interesting there for the character of Rafe and finally give him gawd…SOMETHING else to do…good lordy, besides constantly being glued to Sami’s butt and hip, and looking like a fool all the time, and constantly butting his nose in people’s business. Could finally give him something to do for real…instead of just making up boring stuff and crap for him. Could finally give him something and some interest for viewers with Rafe in general with him & Carrie and having to deal with Austin and such. Much better outlet and opportunity for him there. And Christie Clark is great and great as Carrie. Could be really interesting and intriguing to see her & Galen together. And to see a Carrie/Austin/Rafe story together. Much better and works much better, and makes way better sense than what both he and Arianne Zucker have been in since they came on the show.

    Thanks again Michael! Fabulous job and interview! AND GO JAMES!!! GO ALISON!!! GO JAMISON!!! AND…..GOOOOO EJAMI!!!!!!!! YEA!!!!!!!!

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  30. Nesrine says:

    I absolutely loved this interview. After months and months of being completely apathetic towards Days, I can’t believe I am actually excited to see what’s coming up next! What a fantastic interview. It really got down to the goods about what the fans want to hear. Loved the questions and loved the answers even more. I was under the false impression that the Days reset was nothing more than hype. Talk is cheap. Well I am happy to say that it looks like I couldn’t have been more wrong. It seems like the writers really will deliver after all. I dare not miss what’s coming up next. James has ensured that I will be glued to my TV as I must see how everything unfolds.

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  31. Kate says:

    It’s always almost tangible how much respect you have for James as an actor and how much respect he has for you as an interviewer. You’re both amazing at your jobs, which is why I always look forward to your interviews together. THIS is the DoD interview I’ve been waiting for, and, as always, it was well worth it! Love James Scott, and love you!

    Also – MAN! – Am I ever excited about these upcoming scenes! Alison Sweeny and James Scott are going to rock it. I adore EJami and I can’t wait to watch all the soapiness unfold. :)

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  32. Ree says:

    Thank you Michael for that wonderful interview with James Scott. I am really looking forward to seeing Sami & EJ sharing screen time again, I’ve really missed them. James Scott & Alison Sweeney are amazing together and have the best chemistry I’ve ever seen. James has done what I didn’t think possible, he has me looking forward to watching the show again,

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  33. Carol says:

    Oh My God…James is Beautiful! So excited to see what’s ahead for EJ and Sami! Thanks MF for the interview! It was riveting!

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  34. Polly says:

    Thank-you so much Michael for this great interview! What great rapport you have with each other. James seems so comfortable talking to you.
    I absolutely love James! He is such a top-notch actor! Ejami is my favorite because they are the most passionate and compelling couple that I have ever seen. Everyone is buzzing about their upcoming scenes together. That James has said it is the work he is the most proud of is quite telling. He is very modest so these scenes are going to be spectacular!
    Thanks again! I just can’t wait to watch Days during the next few weeks!

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  35. AngelOB says:

    Michael, your interview with James Scott was fabulous! I don’t know how you do it, but James always seems so at ease and comfortable when you’re asking him questions. This particular interview was very informative and I’m getting very, VERY excited for the upcoming EJ & Sami scenes. I know both Ali Sweeney and James will bring their A game and blow us all away.

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    Powermouse replied

    youre wrong. ejami is rape

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    Tralala replied

    rape ? don’t think so..more a twisted deal whereas with ejole you had/have real abuse !

  36. bettyrj says:

    I loved James’ interview! He is honest and forthright and doesn’t sugar coat what he says to let the fans believe what they want to believe. I can’t wait to see the scenes with Sami – from the previews they look awesome – James says it’s some of his best work! I can’t wait to see the sparks fly between EJ and Sami, as only they can do!

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  37. SnowAngelSarah says:

    Hi Michael! Thank you for the amazing James Scott interview! I’m Sarah from Canada, married to Ron, and recently had two beautiful red-haired twin boys named Bailey and Hunter. They are three months old and a bit now!!

    I have had the pleasure of meeting James several times, and he’s a very nice, intelligent, and talented person and actor. I have very much enjoyed your interview.

    I like how James comments on how dedicated he is to his character of EJ DiMera, and how much thought he puts into eloquently protraying the character so the audience can enjoy his marvelous performances. Being a stay at home mom now, I am unable to attend the charity events I have attended in the past, I enjoy catching Days, when I can, and the show is amazing right now! I love the re-boot, and the storylines are amazing.

    I am really enjoying the storylines surrounding the mayoral race, the link between Stefano and Alice, Bradison, the rivarly coming up between Kate and Madison, the Jack/Jen/Daniel triangle (although as a newer viewer, I’m partial to Danifer), John’s trial and the return of Jarlena, Carrie and Austin, as well as all storylines pertaining to my favourite actresses on the show Arianne Zucker, Lauren Koslow, and Kate Mansi. I am also a huge fan of Chabby, and I’m not thrilled they might be going with a Chad/Melanie romance, but I will still watch to give support to the show.

    Personally, I am not looking forward to an EJ/Sami reunion. Just with their histories of how much they torture each other, I just don’t see this romance is realistic. It’s based on abuse, crimes, and manipulations. I know there is an upcoming spoiler about them, but I think it was in the moment because of perhaps the circumstances of Johnny’s disappearance. Anyways, I will still watch the show every day because I support James, Ali, and all the cast, even if Ejami is on the screen. I don’t prefer them or if there is a Chad/Melanie hook-up, but supporting the show and watching the commercials is what matters.

    Lastly, I would like to comment on your question and James response to long line at fan events. I have had the opportunity to have attended many charity events before I had my sons, and I have always been respectful, polite, and courteous to the events. I meet James or other cast members at designated times, whether meet or greet, or cocktail hours or for lunches. I can understand how James gets fustrated with the long lines, but the problem is with these events is that there are certain groups of fans who hog James at every event, even though they do their own event every year, they still hound him. My best friend Cher was unable to meet James twice at events because the same group of fans take up his time at every event, and as a respectful person myself, I think it’s unfair that these people hog James’ time, and he can’t meet new fans. I felt bad for my friend Cher because she really wanted to meet James, and wasn’t able to wish. I wish more fans were so selfish and absorbed in their own time, if they’ve had time with James, especially at their own event, and give them sometime to new fans. I know many fans gets fustrated with all the actors. Not just James Fans!!

    Anyways, thank you for the interview. As a mother now, I don’t see myself attending anymore events because I would never leave my babies home alone to jet off for the weekend. That’s just not my parenting style! :) Anyways, thanks again.

    Also, I loved your Rachel and Brendan interview from Big Brother and Bold and the Beautiful! I am so excited because they are going to be attending my sons’ 1st birthday party next year!!

    Anyways, thank you Michael for providing yet another amazing interview. Also, I loved your interview with Chandler and Gabi. I am so thrilled as a teacher that Days is focusing on a gay story for Will in a very sensitive way, and I hope this will help all the young kids/teenagers who are LGBT to understand it’s okay to be who they are, embrace and love themselves for who they are, and it will maybe have an impact on those cyberbullies that make these young people commit suicide. It’s so sick that bullies are so cruel to children, that they see no way out! Thank goodness for media like Days, popstars like Lady Gaga etc.. who show these young people it’s okay to be who they are. Love who you love I say! Anyways, thanks Michael. You and James are both class acts, and I love your interviews!! I can’t wait to see more of the other cast members.

    P.S. As far as EJ’s love story, I think I would love to see him with Nicole on one side because I think they truly love each other and it would be beautiful to see Nicole and EJ have a baby, but on the other hand, I think this situation has played itself out, like Ejami has. Personally, I would like to see Nicole with Quinn. She needs someone to love her unconditionally. I’m not sure who I see EJ with to be honest. I definitely don’t want to see him with Melanie. I wouldn’t mind Abigail. Thanks! Take care, Sarah :D

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    the truth replied

    Ej and Nicole ‘truely love each other’ ? Since when ? lmao Ej ALWAYS chose Sami or even another gal (her own sister Taylor ha) over Nicole..Nicole is a pathetic character with him, always the consolation prize for Ej, moreover they are as much ‘abusive’ as Ej and Sami…minus the chemistry..yep Ej and Nicole together are BORING and it is the kiss of death for a soap, believe me..

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    Snowangelsarah replied

    Whatever you think Jenn aka JAM177 on twitter

    the truth replied

    I’m not this Jenn girl you say is on twitter so stop being rude & assuming so.

    Tralala replied

    She is just telling the truth Snowangelsarah, maybe it is time you deal with it !

  38. Yusra says:

    He is beyond AMAZING. I love all the layers to Ej he can portray. So gifted and I hate that he doesn’t see that about himself. Hope he wins an Emmy one day bc he truly deserves it. Keep up the FABULOUS work James. Thank you Michael! You always have the best James interviews that’s for sure :)

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  39. Mary says:

    After giving up on DAYS out of disgust and sheer boredom, hearing there are some Sami and EJ stuff, I am back with a vengeance.
    James sounds like such a down to earth guy and someone I’d love to hang out & drink a beer with.:D

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  40. Lisa says:

    Loved this interview with James, he’s such a well spoken guy and omg so charming. Shriekkkk about what he said about these upcoming Ejami scenes being the best work he’s done. Also a big Shriekkkkk to the fact we’re getting Ejami in the NEAR future. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about that. Put it this way, I stopped watching the show in the middle of September and since hearing this Ejami spoiler I have been marathon watching Days trying to get caught up before the Ejami stuff happens….long way to go, only watching Oct 3rd’s episode now lol.

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  41. Nicky says:

    Thank you Michael, I came across your webpage looking for current info on James. Excellent interview, and yes if I could get a babysitter I would fly out from Australia just to meet James..He is modest, but it is TRUE most fans still watched Days because of him, he does carry the show currently.. Another thing WHY OH WHY hasnt this man been picked up for MOVIE ROLES..One fabulous actor…

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  42. Sarah says:

    I love this interview! It was really good. Cant wait for his and Ali`s upcoming scenes together. Have missed seeing them interacting on screen as EJami. I love these two. James just made me even more excited about watching next week.

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  43. Colleen says:

    Loved the interview!! Can’t wait to see how all of the action that is going to unfold. It is definitely the first time in a long time that Days has been “must see tv.” So happy to hear that he and Alison worked so hard on these upcoming scenes… I know they are going to do a fantastic job!! :)

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  44. Sara says:

    Great interview! All I have to say is EJAMI! EJAMI! EJAMI!!! Can’t wait!

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  45. Libby says:

    Superb interview. I can hardly wait to see the scenes with EJ and Sami next week.

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  46. JB says:

    Wow, great interview. I was already excited for what was coming up with Days from the preview but after this interview, I’m am over the moon buzzing with anticipation. This is going to be huge and I cannot wait to see “the event” and the s/ls that will stem from it. I know Ali and James will be amazing. They haven’t failed me yet.

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  47. Jane says:

    REPULSED at what is coming up. There is nothing sexy or entertaining about this coming storyline. BELCH!

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  48. Michael Jenkins says:

    I love James! thanks so much for posting.

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  49. Steph says:

    What a great interview! Thanks.

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  50. Serena says:

    I’m sure James will be great-he always is and even though I do NOT look forward to seeing EJ even touch that slut, I will watch because of James only. Why oh why couldn’t the shooter have killed the peroxided bimbo cancer of DOOL when he had her in his sights? Please, please do not waste EJ on that nasty skank-she made her bed with doofus and that is where she should stay!

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  51. Serena says:

    Thank you for the James interview Michael! You do such a great job with ALL of the actors. I would love for you to do an interview with James and Ari Z sometime soon! I am Team EJole all the way-their scenes this past week were beautiful, heart wrenching and full of the wonderful scenes and dialogue that were supercouple worthy. I’m hoping the mystery for EJole will be that Sydney is actually their daughter!

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    Emily replied

    BLECH not another ‘miracle baby’ keep your stories for you..please..and Ej and Nicole together..just look at the ratings..it will tell you how it is ‘interesting’..HA

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    Serena replied

    EJ has only been on 1-2 times per week since the reset and I’m guessing the same is true for Nicole. The returnees have been the focus. EJ and Nicole are just heating up and I hope Days has the good sense to have the writing to support EJole for once. I am a former EJami who is 10000% behind EJole now. I want better for EJ (and James Scott) than for him to pine after a woman that has never loved him-has always chosen someone else over him-and has made EJ second, third or fourth choice. James and Arianne Z sparkle on screen-they have a playful, yet red-hot sexy chemistry and I am in love with this couple now. And YES I would love for Nicole to get another miracle baby and for the father to be the gorgeous, sexy Brit with the high sperm count and magical, womb-healing sperm-EJ DiMera! :) #teamjamesscott

    Emily replied

    i am team Ej and James Scott and Ejole is a BORE chemistry free story. Period. No wonder James is FAR MORE exiting about his scenes with Sami/AS than some other love-interests. Get real.

    Snowangelsarah replied

    Serena, I would love to see Nicole have a baby as well. She definitely deserves it! :)

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    Emily replied

    As a Ej and James Scott fan i can say that he is criminally wasted with Nicole…boring whereas he could drive some really soapy stories with Sami Brady and don’t even start with the chemistry part..his scenes with AS are captivating whereas with AZ (nothing against her but it is simply the truth) it is average or even dull…bore bore boring. No wonder JS is FAR MORE exited by his last scenes with Sweeney than by the so fake story with Nicole..no wonder..ha.

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  52. Renae says:

    Thanks for the great James interview Michael! I love how James is so humble, but he IS the reason I watch DOOL. I appreciate how seriously James takes his craft and how hard he works and has worked to make EJ the beloved character he is. I think that it is a very rare actor that could do what James has managed to do with EJ, with the writing he has received in the 5 1/2 years he has been on DOOL. I look forward to seeing James hit it out of the park once again! #Days-you are fortunate to have James Scott in your cast-make the most of it!

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  53. Pamela says:

    To realize how hard James has to work to create his character is totally amazing. Thanks for the info on waiting in line for an autograph. I guess I will pass on this and you will have to find me and ask me for mine instead! Thanks for being humble in the interview. See you around!

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  54. Dolly says:

    What a good interview. How happy James looked. He always puts more into his time with Alison, and I am glad that he realizes that Ejami is the couple we all want to see.

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  55. Powermouse says:

    Wow…so many pro ejami comments…well, I am totally against Ejami!! they are horrid…i would love to see ej hook up with Nicole shes way better for him….sami is skanky and doesnt desrve ej..i would rather see ej wth nicole…or some1 else…maybe nikki…or maybe me…hheehee…just kidding…i love james scott. he is sssssooo hot. i dream of him at night….sometimes i wish i was married to him…..hee hee……..i love him….lol as an actor of couse…………..hes my tv husband…..perfect man, sexy, accent…cant go wrong….love it NO EJAMI though ever!!! abuse and rape are NOT romance!!!!! how aboout ej and me…lol jk

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    Jen replied

    Yeah right..and abuse and attempted murder (yep Ej tried to choke Nicole more than once) are not romance EITHER so your argument is moot. Bottom lime Ej and Sami are interesting, full of chemistry and drama involving almost all the other characters from this soap whereas Ej and Nicole are boring and without interest..simple as that.

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    asecretikeep replied

    Just curious…where did your name “Powermouse” come from?

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    Wekng1 replied

    Powermouse eh? I don’t think so.

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  56. Jen says:

    Great interview with James Scott looking forward to these EJami scenes. Love hearing about the upcoming scenes. Thank you Michael.

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  57. darnell says:

    Thank you Michael! Great Interview with James. Loved what he said at the end about how much he and Ali practiced for these upcoming scenes, and that in all his years on soap, he’s most proud of the finished product. Can’t wait to see it. James and Ali always have such great push/pull and magnetic chemistry.

    You give the best interviews with James! ;)

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  58. Serena says:

    WOW! The kool-aid being doled out by the mothership must be some strong stuff! So strong, it should be used to bring about world peace! I am a James Scott/EJ fan over anything else and only want the best for him and the pairing that is the best for EJ is with Nicole, not the haggy skank.

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  59. Lois says:

    l always get so excited when I hear that you have interviewed James Scott and this interview was no exception, Michael. It was fabulous. I love the ease with which you and James exchange thoughts and comments. He is obviously very relaxed and comfortable with you. Unfortunately, I haven’t bothered watching the show very much in recent weeks since I felt James was back-burnered. I will definitely have to catch up in viewing so I can enjoy the promised upcoming drama between EJ and Samantha. Thank you again for the wonderful interview.

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  60. the REAL powermouse says:

    Hey Michael – thanks for the interview! It was fantastic and it is clear that James is very comfortable chatting with you which makes for a wonderful interview for us fans. :)

    As for my doppelganger in here, well, I’ve had lots of people text message me, phone me, PM me and send me messages on Twitter to let me know someone was pretending to be me so I think it’s safe to say you didn’t fool anyone into thinking I had gone rogue and turned into an EJami hater. ;)

    Very excited for this week’s episodes! I truly hope Days gives EJami a real chance this time. To quote an awesome Forbidden Love member, rtrocketman, “Go Go Go EJami”!!

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    Steph replied

    Great to see the real you here. None of us were fooled into thinking you were not excited to see these upcoming EJ and Sami scenes and had become some Ejami hater. LOL I know that James and Ali will do them justice and I can’t wait to see them.

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    DianeV from FL replied

    First off..lets get it right..I agree with you about this secret person claiming to be other people…, and I am deeply saddened to see someone who is pretending to be you rebecca…at least she could give up this crap once in for all… Who do u think u are???? i know it is you here Sarah….u r a crackpot full of lies about james…all u do is lie and manipulate everyone pretending to be a hater of ejami when in reality you are jealous!!!! cmon sarah!!! give it up!!! everyone knows you are crazy and james would never date you..much less talk to you at an event …your just jealous cause he talks to rebecca and I..we are the real true ejami fans!!! we all know it takes awhile for things to get goin at events!!! :P :P

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    the REAL powermouse replied

    Wow, did you really think anyone would believe dianev posted that?

    Some people have WAY too much time on their hands.

    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

    Michael Fairman replied

    Hey everyone!

    I am so glad you are super passionate about James Scott, EJAMI, EJOLE, Alison, DAYS etc… but I would ask that we stop this banter, about each other, that is taking away from the original point of the purpose of the interview. Let’s all play nice!

    XO’s
    Michael

    the REAL powermouse replied

    I would rather see the impersonation posts stop. it is hardly banter. I think it is quite serious when someone impersonates another online. The post above attacks someone and it is attributed to dianev – dianev would never attack someone online like that. It is wrong for her to be associated with that post just as it is wrong for me “powermouse”, to be associated with the earlier rude posts.

    Michael Fairman replied

    I understand.

    DianeRo replied

    I hate to see that my name was used to post a comment that I would NEVER post! First of all, I would never type my name as “DianeV from FL”. If anything I would type it as just “DianeV” (I chose to use my twitter name for this post so that everyone would know this is actually me writing this time). Writing “from FL” shows that you wanted to make sure everyone “knew” that it was “me” writing the nasty reply. I don’t appreciate my name being dragged onto this site. Anyone who knows me knows that I would never write those things.

    Thank you to the Real Powermouse who let me know what was happening on here so that I could defend myself.

    And thank you Michael for your reply! I don’t understand the need for personal attacks. We all love Days, and we can disagree and debate (which I really enjoy) but it doesn’t need to get nasty.

    DianeRo replied

    And since I’m here, might as well say….I LOVED the interview Michael!! You always do a great job!! :) Thanks for everything!!

  61. Wekng1 says:

    Thank you Michael for this wonderful interview. :) I am so excited about the EJami scenes that are coming up. It’s been a long time. I am sorry, James could never be boring.

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  62. Beija says:

    Thanks for a great interview Michael. I am so looking forward to these great scenes between James and Ali. They are the best. And so are you :) .

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  63. Daisy says:

    Thank you Michael for this wonderful interview. Thank you James and Ali for working so hard to bring us what will be, without a doubt, an encounter to remember for years to come. I always enjoy the Ejami interaction, it is always, IMO, above all other couples’ on the show. It cannot be immitated or replaced, so I hope that TPTB can finally take a chance on what’s “the real deal” instead of playing things “safe” or politically correct. I’m waiting in anticipation for some outstanding Ejami scenes.

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  64. Mo says:

    nice interview. thanks michael and James!!!

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  65. Chelsea says:

    Thanks for doing the interview with James Scott, I enjoy EJ very much thanks to Mr Scott and look forward to his future storylines. JS sure generates a lot of comments, just shows how popular he really is.

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  66. Jophiel says:

    Just not a fan of the actor and definitely not the character. Not sure what the hype is.

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  67. Niiyaah says:

    Great interveiw JAMES,finally i hope things will be good on days now , i have stop watching for a long time .even though we are in season 45 in Nigeria i still keep tabs on the net.but i think i will start watching now,and i hope you and sami will be together soon. i love you guys.

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  68. Kelly says:

    Let me just start off by saying “GREAT INTERVIEW MICHEAL” as always!! I’ve never attending a Day of Days event or met James in person, but I would LOVE to! I’ve heard so many nice things about James and what a wonderful person he is, and it definitely comes across in his interview! Let me also say that he has to be the sexiest guy I’ve ever seen and I could listen to him talk ALL DAY!!

    I’m a HUGE EJami fan and ALWAYS have been, BUT I’m also a HUGE Days fan. I have my favorite actor/actress as I’m sure everyone does, but I watch faithfully EVERY day, regardless of whether I’m happy with the current storyline or not. I just don’t understand all the hatred between some of the fanbases! We all have our favorite couple for our own reasons and I don’t believe that attacking fans of another fanbase or attacking the actors themselves for portraying what is written is right! Like I said, I’m an EJami fan, BUT I don’t feel it’s appropriate to attack someone who is a Safe fan because of who they like as a couple. Also, I just don’t understand why anyone would post a comment pretending to be someone else…..that’s ridiculous and childish if you ask me!

    I’m an EJami fan because James Scott and Alison Sweeney are AMAZING! IMO they have a chemistry that is beyond all others! I just finished watching Friday’s episode AGAIN and I feel that James and Ali delivered Emmy winning performances!!

    I feel that Days has the most talented and beautiful cast and even though I watch faithfully EVERY day, I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited to see what happens next!!

    Keep up the great work Michael, your interviews are by far the BEST!! ♥

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    Kelly replied

    *attended…..oops my bad!

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  69. Jane Funck says:

    James Scott <3

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