January 30th, 2013  |  Leave a comment

The Blake Berris Interview – Days of our Lives

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If you caught the fall-out from the wedding of Salem’s Nick (Blake Berris) and Gabi (Camila Banus) on Days of our Lives, you know that hell hath no fury when a man’s plans are thwarted by his nemesis, Will Horton (Chandler Massey), and wedding wrecker Chad DiMera (Casey Deidrick)!  And with this, what the writers have been building with the twisted character of Nick Fallon is about to take even more drastic turns!

After a successful run as nerdy Nick turned obsessive lover to prison inmate from 2006 to 2009, Blake Berris left the canvas to pursue roles in television and film.  But when in the spring of 2012 DAYS came knocking one more time, no one was happier and more surprised than Berris!  But with just some ties to the canvas being the extended Horton family, and hardly anyone left from his last round of mischievous behavior, Nick would end up being DAYS truly homophobic character, who stirs the pot for fan favorite same-sex couple Will and Sonny!

It is hard to refute that when Blake is on-screen you know something is brewing, and is about to happen, and as the talented actor tells On-Air On-Soaps is this interview, playing those interesting, dark characters that are not so easy to predict, and that are just a bit off, are parts that he relishes!

So what does the future hold for Nick and Gabi, and the unborn child she carries whose bio-dad is gay Will?  What propels Nick’s homophobic behavior … will it be explained?  What does Nick have in store for Will and Chad? Could Nick’s mental issues end up being hereditary?  Let’s not forget his mother Jessica Fallon (Jean Bruce Scott) at one time split into multiple personalities!  For the answers to these and more of our burning questions, let’s hear from the man himself!

MICHAEL:

Let me start about by saying, “Nick is a prick!”  What happened to you, Blake? (Laughs) Did you know that Nick was going to end up being homophobic when you returned to Days of our Lives?

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BLAKE:

It was very vague.  I did not know how homophobic he would be.  That was a surprise.  I knew they were going to toy with whether Nick was good or bad.  I knew there was going to be a question mark over that for a while, and that was super interesting to me. And I might add, I don’t think that answer has been resolved.  I think we are going through a bad period with him.  But what I love about the character is that he is all over the place.  Nick has a lot of unattractive qualities, but also some virtue.

MICHAEL:

When I initially started watching your return, and Nick’s integration from prison back to the Salem canvas, I did not know whether he was supposed to be a good guy or a bad guy!  Of course, I knew they were not just going to bring you back to washes dishes at the Brady Pub! (Laughs)  Was it harder for you to play Nick at the beginning, towing the line between him being good or bad, as to not tip the audience on what was going to happen?

BLAKE:

No.  I loved playing with that, because to me the way I crafted it was the way I see Nick.  He means good and wants to do good, but he kind of has this obsessive side to him …

MICHAEL:

…. You think?  (Laughs)

BLAKE:

He can’t control it, and it’s like this monster inside that is hungry, and when he sets his eyes on something he has tunnel vision, and he pursues it ruthlessly.

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MICHAEL:

Can I just tell you how fantastic the episodes of the disastrous wedding of Nick and Gabi were?  What did you think when you read the script and all that was going to happen in it?

BLAKE:

Oh, my God, wasn’t that a great episode?  When I read the whole script, I was like this is fantastic because everybody is waiting for the climax of the wedding, and is it going to come out that Nick is not the father.  And just reading it, it was a page-turner, and great television.  Then we filmed it.  We had so many scenes to do, and we had so many people on set.  It was one of those days when everybody was pulling their hair out!  I can tell you the stress levels were really high, and you just kind of go for it.  We were going straight to tape on a ton of the material.  No rehearsal, we just did it.  I did not know what to expect when the episode was put together, and I kept thinking, “I hope we didn’t blow it?”

MICHAEL:

After Will revealed that he is the father at the wedding ceremony, Nick’s world was totally turned upside down, and everything he was trying so hard at that time to cover-up!  When you, as Nick, threatened Chad and delivered those threats to him, it was pretty ominous!  And next, Nick overheard Will and Lucas’ big cover-up from years ago!  Nick is now armed with info!  But since he is so homophobic, do you know why and where this stems from?

BLAKE:

I can’t say too much, but the show will investigate that and you will learn something. Even before I knew anything about where the storyline was going, I think we all know what happens to people in prison.  It was kind of a confluence of things.  I don’t think there is one thing that makes somebody homophobic.  You have to probably culturally be pre-disposed to it, but also events can change things.

MICHAEL:

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How is working with Chandler Massey?  I love the scenes between Nick and Will! They are some of the best “snot-off’s” I have ever seen between two characters on daytime!

BLAKE:

Totally! (Laughs)  Chandler is one of my favorite actors I have ever worked with.  He is one of those people who when you get into a scene, and I am sure we work differently, but our working styles gel really well on set.  We will run our lines, but when we go to tape, both of us are totally up for everything being totally different than the way we rehearsed it.  We love surprising each other and sort of letting life play out in the most organic way we possibly can.  Certain people make you feel really present, and Chandler is one of those people.

MICHAEL:

How is working with Camila Banus?  What did you think about how fast Nick and Gabi were thrown together?  And on that note, do you think Nick truly loves Gabi? Or, does he love what she represents?

BLAKE:

I think he definitely loves Gabi.  He is very much in love with her.  I think underneath everything is that he wants to be with Gabi and raise a family with her.  The way that it manifests, and what he has to get out of the way to get what he wants, is where I think malevolence comes in.

MICHAEL:

I have to say that Nick Fallon is one of the most interesting younger characters on a soap in a long, long time.

BLAKE:

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Thank you very much for saying that.  I find him interesting, too.  I love playing him. When they first told me the character was going to be homophobic, I was really upset.  I was like, “This is not who this character was.”  He was rooted in science, and his first time around on DAYS you certainly would not peg him for that.  As it has unfolded, the writing team had done such a good job at writing him.  I really started to see it as a story that needs to be told, the storyline in general, and the storyline the way Nick relates to Sonny and Will.  It starts to become an argument about a nuclear family and what a family truly is … and how that is changing, and how people have trouble with that.  I think that Nick represents the part of the country that is having trouble adjusting to new definitions of family.  And, that isn’t just gay people, but now divorce rates are incredibly high.  People now do have these incredible families that were not what they were in the 1940’s and 1950’s.

MICHAEL:

Has the LGBT community taken Nick to task, and called him out on his homophobic behavior in articles you may have seen?  Or, on your Twitter account? What are fans saying to you?

BLAKE:

Yeah, on Twitter I get a lot of crap about it, but a lot of people are supportive, too.  A lot of people know how to decipher between the character and me.  Some people go, “I want to throw something at the television when Nick is on, but Blake Berris is doing such a great job.”  A while ago when the storyline started, some people said, “Well, from the way he is acting, it seems like Blake Berris himself hates gay people.”   So I sort of send out a tweet about how I support gay marriage and that I have lots of gay friends, and this is a character I am playing, etc, etc.

MICHAEL:

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Just to clarify!  You are not against gay rights?  You, Blake Berris are 100% supportive of LGBT community?  I hate to even have to bring this up, but since there may even be some doubt from people who cannot separate fact from fiction, let’s address it here!

BLAKE:

Totally!  Some of my best friends are gay!  I have always been involved in LGBT causes. I think it’s cooler to tell this side of the story.  I like playing characters that are different anyway.

MICHAEL:

What did you think when you have read the scripts about how Nick is going to seemingly continue to dismantle Will’s life? This is really low!  Were you like, “Right on. This will be fun?”

BLAKE:

I thought it was exciting when I read it.  I am all for characters that are so singular in vision and an obsessive.  I can relate to that in a very different way, and yet I can imagine somebody who wants something so badly can relate to that.  I think if you know what a character wants, and you see them basically do anything they can do get it; it is very definitely compelling and fun to play.  So, I was all for it.

MICHAEL:

What was like for you coming back to DAYS this time, as opposed to your first time around?  Was there any hesitancy to decide to come back to a daytime soap?

BLAKE:

It was a big decision for me.  I left the first time never imaging that I would find myself back in Salem.  It was something that my team and I talked about a great deal.  It was a not an instant decision.  When we did eek out the deal, I was told in good faith from DAYS casting director Marnie Saitta and some other people to, “Trust us.  This is an amazing storyline.”  Also at that time, I had just done a bunch of independent films, including Meth Head and House of Last Things.

MICHAEL:

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Tell me about the films?

BLAKE:

House of Last Things is going to be premiering in France, this week actually, at the Gerardmer Festival.  It is an international film festival.  We weren’t able to work out the schedule with DAYS for me to go to that one, which I was bummed about.  I think I can make it to the next festival it’s playing at in Brazil.  This film is a fantasy thriller.  What happens is: this house possesses this karmic power, and Lindsey Haun (who has been on True Blood) is a wonderful actress and is in it with me.  In the story, we move into this house and I start out as this jerk…

MICHAEL:

Not you ….. playing an asshole? (Laughs)

BLAKE:

Like a douche bag (laughs) … and I want to steal things, and drink, and screw all the time, and all those things.  I just want to have my way with this house.  But slowly, this house is transforming us is into the previous owners of the house.  This incident happens, and it’s this awesome arc where I start as one character and end as a totally different one!

MICHAEL:

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Meth Head is the one I am very excited to see your performance in.  I hear it is riveting!

BLAKE:

Meth Head will be premiering in the DC Independent Film Festival.  I will be going out there for that in March.  I totally play a meth head.  Oh, my God, playing this role was amazing.  We were so excited that Lukas Haas came on, and he is a great actor.  It is hard-core stuff as an actor, and that is the stuff that turns me on.  I like stuff that is a challenge, and I love comedy.  But, I love hard-core drama, and that is what this is.  In the film, I am the one who gets Lucas’ character into meth.  I play a guy who goes into the clubs and is sort of a small time dealer.  But then we befriend each other, and then we start prostituting ourselves, and it evolves from there.

MICHAEL:

I honestly did not think Nick Fallon would ever return to DAYS once they shoved him into prison?  When did you make the decision to make the comeback?

BLAKE:

Basically, it was at the end of April 2013 that they told me we got the offer.  DAYS wanted me to start May 17th.  It was two weeks of me not knowing for sure what was going to happen, but in the end I am so glad this all worked out.

MICHAEL:

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Have you stayed in touch with your former Salem love interest Molly Burnett (Ex-Melanie)?

BLAKE:

I am in touch with Molly, and it’s funny.  I came on originally, and a couple months then she came on, and then I came off.  Then when I came on this time, she was off.  So we have been ships in the night both times.  I love acting with her.  I think Molly is so talented. 

MICHAEL:

TV Guide recently named you one of the sexiest soap stars!  How do you feel about that?

BLAKE:

Yeah, that was cool.  I thought it was awesome!

MICHAEL:

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Do you see yourself as a “sexy” star?

BLAKE:

Sure.  I can get down with that!

MICHAEL:

If you were writing the show, what would you like to see happen to Nick?  What would you like to tackle?

BLAKE:

I like investigating where all of this is coming from, and the root of it.  I think there are certainly things that happened in prison, and to be honest, I still don’t know how thoroughly the show will delve into it.  But someone brought this to my attention when I had scenes when I returned with Jean Bruce Scott, who plays my mom, Jessica.  They were telling me that her character was schizophrenic, which has always been an idea that has affected me.  I know that a mental illness like that can have its onset in your early to mid-twenties.  I think there is a lot of evidence that Nick has a borderline personality disorder.

MICHAEL:

Nick’s mother, Jessica, actually developed DID.  She had three personalities - Jessica, Angel, and Angelique!

BLAKE:

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Interesting!  It can manifest in so many different ways.  I saw this play called Tribes that is coming to LA via New York, and it investigates a lot of things like deaf people being one of them, but also the onset of schizophrenia.  I think it would be really cool, and that would be my wish, for DAYS to investigate the mental condition of Nick Fallon.

MICHAEL:

What have people in your life: family, friends, and colleagues, said to you about your recent performances as Nick?

BLAKE:

My parents, and my family, and friends, they all dig complex storylines.  I think they were excited to see me doing something like that.  I think they were like, “You are playing the homophobe?”  And I went excitedly, “Yeah!”   Now they think it is kind of cool.

MICHAEL:

Is your goal to act in more films?

BLAKE:

Yes, but I like doing everything.  I don’t care what the medium is.  I am just drawn to interesting, and complex, and psychological material.  I feel what I bring is something different, and a different approach to a character you may have seen before, but I do it in a different way.  I like to add some element that I think that will surprise people.

MICHAEL:

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Tell me about working in scenes with Freddie Smith (Sonny) who clearly on-screen you have a very contentious relationship, and working with Casey Deidrick?

BLAKE:

Freddie and I have some great stuff coming up.  We have a good time together.  I can tell you Sonny is totally on to Nick.  Will can almost like spiral into depression, and he slinks into himself.  There was some look that Freddie shot me during Nick’s totally upsetting bachelor party.  I think I said something along the lines of, “Oh look. I have it all. Something every guy dreams of … a beautiful wife and a family on the way …”  And Sonny says, “Not every guy dreams of that.”  And I look at him and say, “Yeah, well the guys that I know!”  Then I walk away and Freddie’s look was so priceless that he wanted to kill me!  Stuff does get very confrontational between us in upcoming episodes.  But, sometimes it becomes so confrontational in rehearsal that we can’t stop laughing.  I love working with Freddie. And with Casey… I love that guy!!  I still don’t know how they are going to bring that storyline full circle yet.

MICHAEL:

As we alluded to earlier, Nick did make that threat to Chad at the church after the wedding broke-up.  So one would assume Nick will do something to pay him back?

BLAKE:

Oh yeah!  I think that’s how it will go.

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MICHAEL:

Nick has so many to pay back on his little list now!

BLAKE:

The list is getting so big! (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

Maybe we will find a piece of paper, and we will see him checking names off the list while he splits into multiple personalities!  Wasn’t Nick originally this brilliant, nerdy guy?

BLAKE:

I think that is what makes Nick so dangerous.  This time around, we are kind of seeing his intelligence manifest in more of a manipulative way.  I think we saw that with Melanie the first time around, and they kind of locked into that.  From talking to directors and producers, they have talking to me saying, “We have not had a character on here that has been smart.”  That is one of the identiable things of who this character is.  Even though many of the characters are smart on Days of our Lives, it is Nick’s hyper-intelligence, and the way he manipulates that is so stunning.  Now he is using his intelligence for evil.

MICHAEL:

Did you have an idea during your initial run on DAYS that he was going to end up from geek to messed-up-guy in prison?  Did anyone, at that time, have a clue as to the path they were going to take with the character?

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BLAKE:

No. You know we went through so many administrations the first time I was on DAYS.  At that time, because my character was new, it was one of those characters that nobody knew what to do with the first time around, but this time around that is what I love about this.  It is very deliberate, and our co-head writer, Gary Tomlin, has a very specific idea of what they wanted to do and they are doing it.  That is why I think this time it’s translating on screen a lot better.

MICHAEL:

What warning would you want to give DAYS fans about Nick that they should watch out for in the coming months, as we wrap up our chat?

BLAKE:

Look for Nick to wreak havoc, and to ruthlessly try to get what he wants… and Will and Sonny are definitely in the way.

  1. Daysfan says:

    Blake seems like an awesome guy! I love to hate Nick, and Blake is really doing a phenomenal job playing the character.

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  2. lulu says:

    I love Blake Berris, he is a talented actor, Nick makes a very interesting boderline psychotic mi-villain mi-lost boy..very interesting. I am looking forward to see what he does next but please Days not a ‘rape in prison’ storyline..i am over it, i am over the rape plot points and this story had already been done recently by GH so don’t go there..
    Love all the scenes between Nick, Chad, Will and Sonny, Gabby is the weak list, Blake/Nick deserves a far better leading lady, Rachel Melvin as Chelsea was one or even Molly Burnett as Melanie but the girl playing Gabby is so dull and weak..what a shame.
    Let’s hope the soap delve on Nick’s schizo roots and not so much some usual, predictable abuse on jail..let’s hope.

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    Margot replied

    Amen to that.

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    Michael replied

    Unfortunately, from I can gleam from Michael’s interview with Blake, I have a feeling that we will eventually find out that Nick was sexually assaulted in prison and he’s been keeping this anger bottled up inside of him up until now and he’s going to use Will & Sonny as his excuse to get his revenge for what happened to him in prison. However, knowing that his Mom had DID, it’s not that far-fetched that Nick will have some psychological issues to deal with in terms of what he dealt with in prison and he takes it out on the wrong people, being Will & Sonny and by extension, Chad too since Chad was the one that busted up the wedding of Nick and Gabi.

    I have to agree with LuLu’s assessment of Camila Banus (Gabi). She just is not that strong of an actress to take on this heavy kind of storyline and I agree, Nick needs a stronger woman to play off of, and Camila is not that actress. In all honesty, I think Days needs to either recast the role of Gabi with a stronger actress or get rid of Gabi altogether and hire another actress who has very strong acting chops for Blake to play off of.

    But I’ll save my strongest criticism for the brass at Days for letting Marlene and Darryl (Days’ former head writers that took over after Days got rid of the disaster that was Dena Hegley) go. The brass at Days really didn’t give those two enough of a chance to really tell their stories and unfortunately, the show is paying for it now. I really liked Marlene and Darryl’s writing and Gary Tomlin and whoever else is writing with him is just taking Days back to the days of Dena Hegley, although nowhere near as horrible as she was but pretty damn close.

    I had been watching Days up until the scene with Rafe and Nicole in the Brady Pub and the dialogue and the acting was horrendous to the point that it was like listening to sharp nails scratching on a chalk board AND paint d r y i n g ever so s l o w l y. It was horrible. I pretty much stoped watching the show at that point. Now, I’m about to drop B&B since it looks like Brad Bell (B&B EP/HW) is going to put Taylor (the awful puffy lipped Hunter Tylo) with Eric (the fabulous John McCook) as a romantic pairing!

    But back to Blake, everyone’s right, Blake is playing this character so well that it’s easy to hate Nick and when you can hate as character like Nick so much, then you know that Blake is doing his job very well. Not many actors/actresses can pull this off. Blake is one of those actors that can.

    Jim replied

    Agree I hope it is not about prison rape … Michael, you’re missing out on a lot. Days is character-driven, deep, realistic, and very well-paced right now. The cliffhangers every day are so good. The dialogue is spot on. Also lots of use of family and community ties. The stories are not islands, the canvas is tied together. Lorraine Broderick’s influence perhaps, and the very talented script writing team (it’s like an All-Star team, not a weak writer among them), but I don’t take credit away from Tomlin/Whitesell either. Every character has motives for what they do and none of the stories are black and white. Days has been on fire for the last month, since the aborted wedding, and the writing shows no signs of flagging!

    Sara replied

    Agreed, Camila Banus is not doing justice to the storyline, and yet she and her character appear to be the darling of Tomlin and his minions. I don’t know if it was intentional but I love that Blake Berris had great things to say about the personalities and acting skills of Freddie, Chandler and Molly, but when it came to the question about working with Camila, he neatly side-stepped it and talked about her character only :D

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  3. Jules says:

    He’s extremely well spoken and I think he’s doing a really good job with a really difficult part. It’s not the direction I ever thought they’d take with the character, but I am still really happy they brought Nick back after these years. I also like how he insinuated they’ll tie his homophobia to his experience in prison. That NEEDED to happen to explain why this shift in his character, and it is the best reason for it.

    Thanks Blake for this great interview and I can’t wait for more!

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  4. Alex says:

    When Nick loses it. I just hope that he doesn’t hurt Will or Sonny because they are the reason why I have started watching DOOL.

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    Patrick replied

    I hope no one gets hurt as well…. Days… for what it’s worth… has a stellar cast…. OK…. Rafe/Gabbi are suspect… OH! and def. Daniel. . I hate this… dissing DrOOL. evenso… I love Rafe.

    This is such a good story… and it’s Blakes’….. moreso than it being a homophobic story… but, i could see how i’d fear for Will and Sonny.

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  5. Liza says:

    I love Blake as well….I really enjoy watching him on Days. I think he is an exceptional actor and I look forward to following his career! Thank you for the interview Michael!

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  6. Ann says:

    Great interview with Blake. So good to see him bring Nick back to Salem. Look forward to seeing how the rest of the storyline plays out with him/Gabi and everyone else.

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  7. Mimi says:

    Blake is doing a wonderful job with showing the many sides of Nick. Good/dark/obsessive etc. He & Gabi are my favorite parts of the show.

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  8. kay says:

    I am with you on that. Blake is so good at being evil Nick.

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    Patrick replied

    it’s so good for the show….. EVIL… but not lost… as we need HIM. He’s driving a big part of what makes DAYS Good.

    an evil guy… as opposed to how many more bitches do we need?

    and let me prop…. Kristen, NIcole, Sammi…. These ladies are fiesty, driven, and they’re behaviours are a HOOT.

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  9. Andrea @kins says:

    So glad Blake returned to Days- Excellent performance in every episode! Love Nick Fallon, the good and bad :) ! His character makes for a must dee TV Days! I am looking forward to see what else is in store for Nick and the rest of the Day’s cast!

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    Patrick replied

    it doesn’t happen too often… but, i like his scenes with Hope, Maggie, and even Julie, have to even include “Mamma” Caroline…. perhaps… these 4 familial mother hens will help keep him grounded… and that maternal love will help steer him clear of fighting his “demons”, as it were….

    I definately don’t know what to expect… and thats all good…..

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  10. Nia says:

    Blake Berris is a fantastic actor. His portayal of Nick is really chilling. And he seems like such a delightful guy too…

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    Patrick replied

    Standing Ovation! Much to Do… his nuanced deliivery…. eye contact… the way he projects his character… is riveting…. it’s his acting…. that is making this storyline. Blake Berris… I appreciate your delivery….

    It’s a treat to watch Good Acting.

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  11. ltklo says:

    Nick IS a prick! Blake is very good and, although I hate Nick’s underhandedness, he is really good at portraying a manipulative person. I get some good laughs watching Chandler and Freddie’s WTF-faces when Nick is talking to their characters.

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    Patrick replied

    LOL…. I’m laughing good naturedly…. because… i can relate…. when, you’re going through that in life…. that one person… be it a man and or woman.. who insinuates themselves…. ie: body language…the verbage…. it’s clearly understated… or so obvious, and yet can cause anxieties and how to deal with that on a daily basis….

    i am cheering both Will and Sonny on…. it’s a story that needs to be told…

    neither will and Sonny are playing their characters as intimidated or cowering… they’re certainly not running away from facing their life head on…. at least that’s what i HOPE for.

    i’ve posted this before…. had it not been for Chandler Massey… Eileen Davidson… and Blake Berris…. Steering DAYS with what material… ie: writing, producing… budget constraints… you know the drill… but these 3 IMO are leading the pack in keeping DAYS relevant…. in the mix…. and still Must See.

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    ces replied

    I agree Patrick. Those three are my favorite to watch. I still love Ali Sweeney also so I’ll add her to my favorites. Her story has been maddening but her scenes with Chandler are some of her best.

  12. Long Time Days Fan says:

    Michael, love your comments after the interview with Blake!!

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  13. Brett Bradley-Howarth says:

    Love Blake, love to hate Nick!

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    mari r.r.em replied

    agreed!! it’s cool to see a person play a homo phobe ;lots of people are and we don’t see the media mention it that often unless its in a joking way.

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    Patrick replied

    Thank you Mari -

    this is well played out… and def. needs to be shared with the viewing audience.

  14. Dmitri says:

    Blake is in the leagues of Chandler and James in terms of acting, and seems like a great guy! I’m glad he’s back, adn like Nabi together! They have chemistry! Nick seems like a douche though!

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    lilou replied

    They don’t have chemistry, Blake/Nick deserves better but the story leading to lot of interactions between important characters (aside the Hernandez) is great.

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    Patrick replied

    Ditto…. Blake Berris is in the big leagues…..

    not to mention….. ahem….. handsome…

    he’s a lil Lanky… but… in his later years… with his smoldering looks… he’ll be a demi-god BEAR status.

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  15. scyren says:

    Blake is hot and sexy (those lips….). Loving his portrayal and can’t wait to see his movies! He’s a very talented actor!

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    ces replied

    very sexy lips :P

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  16. Cathy says:

    Blake is a terrific actor! Nick always entertains me whether I agree with his actions or not. He & Camila are wonderful together and have great chemistry. They make it seem very natural and effortless.

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  17. bc says:

    he looks like kyle lowder. him being named by tvguide is kinda like bradley cooper getting the people’s most eligible bachelor cover. I don’t think I would be naming them as some of the handsomest hollywood actors but that’s how hollywood and the mainstream manhattan media operate. physical attractiveness has to be defined by the mainstream manhattan media and hollywood as being white. hollywood and the media are abt controlling and brainwashing and shaping the culture. movies and tv shows are saturated w/ white actors and actresses. white char storylines are universal while dtorylines for African american chars are often referred to as “black storyline” bec racial minorities are marginalized by hollywood and the media. hollywood’s like this incestuous cesspool where it’s the same white actors jumping from 1 soap to the next and from 1 primetime show to the next. unattractive actors like liev shreiber get movie roles. you could argue it’s bec he’s talented but that’s subjective. it’s laughable when society is being told that ugly actresses like kristen wiig should be considered pretty. tolerant hollywood would rather have ugly white actors succeed than give more opportunities to racial minorities. there must be tons of racial minority actresses who are unemployed but are a lot better looking than wiig. but that’s hollywood and the media. the mainstream manhattan media and hollywood have elevated whiteness and put down racial minorities thru representations and portrayals and thru naming who’s attractive and thus defining who isn’t attractive for society and the culture.

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  18. gaelyn thomson says:

    nick’s plan won’t work it will blow up in hes face i think gabie and nick should tell sonny what they did to will sonny and will should be back together they are meant to be they meant to be together they belong together sonny and will should raise this baby together i like to now when sonny and will be back together again

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  19. Patrick says:

    I hope Nicks’ story – his contribution to days is magnanimous…. Top Drawer… is canvassed for a long time…. he’s interesting… intrigiuing… and bringing intelligence to the screen…

    yeah, i like him.

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  20. Harley says:

    When is Nick going to be found out… ? Before he destroys Will?? I hope soon… Nick needs to be found out… before Nick destroys himself and everyone connected… with the baby!

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    Patrick replied

    for the sake of watching a good actor…. on DAYS…. I hope the fallout for Will and Sonny is minimal…. I hope the writers and producers know this…. how talented Blake Berris is… he’s more than contributing supporting act to Will and Sonny.

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  21. Harley says:

    “When will Nick be found out!” and how soon, will he go back to jail — He’s up to no good, and he is breaking his probation… It will get thrown back to jail. hopefully soon.

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    lulu replied

    Nope Nick is an interesting character therefore he needs to stay, he just has to be multi-dimensional, with good writing and BB’s talent it is easy actually.

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  22. ces says:

    Thank you Michael Fairman for an awesome interview with Blake! Such a talented and sexy guy who just lights up the screen!!! I really hate Nick and his homophobia and treatment of Will but Blake plays him to the hilt! Would love for DAYS to explore not only what happened in prison but also his mental health. Great interview :)

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  23. Lia says:

    I love Blake, and I love Nick. Nick reminds me of David Hayworth on AMC…A brilliant mind that is highly dangerous. He’s do delicious, that I am strictly watching DAYS now to see what Nick is going to do next. I love Camila too, because Gabi’s being warm and vulnerable at the moment, but we all know what this girl is capable of. Together Camilla and Blake’s superb acting has made Nick and Gabi my new fav soap couple to watch. :)

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  24. ladybelle says:

    Blake is a wonderful actor,but I dont want him to hurt Will. I love Will and Sonny!

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  25. TJ says:

    I love Blake Berris and hopes he stays on DOOL. He’s so good. Also, I look forward to seeing him in other works.

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  26. randy says:

    sonny will catch on to everything and protect his man Will and btw blake great interview

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