Days of our Lives James Scott (EJ DiMera) is the main feature interview in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, so make sure to pick up a copy! In his chat, the talented fan favorite discussed a myriad of subjects including: the status of the long-awaited EJami reunion, working with the just returned Eileen Davidson (Kristen), and the Will and EJ relationship, where the actor admits he enjoyed working with Daytime Emmy winner, Chandler Massey (Will)! Below are a few excerpts from the interview!
James on DAYS seemingly working toward an EJami pairing: “They’re not really re-visiting it. They have never done it. I think it’s about time, frankly. There is a good opportunity for story there. Alison Sweeney (Sami) and I work very well together. It’s sort of a fairy tale. They don’t play it so much now, but the Bradys and the DiMeras have a history. You have these two waring families, and then this sort of love between these two people who should not really love each other. They do love each other. Not in a romantic way, necessarily. They care for each other very much. I think there is always the potential to have a very powerful relationship.”
James on Eileen Davidson returning to DAYS as Kristen “She is fantastic. She’s a great actress. I feel she’s a breath of fresh air on the show. She’s one of those actors – love them or hate them, they’re just compelling to watch. They give performances that are very hard to turn away from. That is a great value to any show.”
James on if there might be a family reunion between EJ and his mother, Susan Banks, played in the past by Davidson: “I feel like that was from an era of storytelling – there was a sensibility there and a kookiness that the show is actively trying to avoid.”
James on missing working with Chandler Massey and that the storyline between Will and EJ just stopped: “I was extremely disappointed. Aside from my own selfish reasons of just enjoying working with Chandler Massey very much, I thought it was a very interesting, unique dynamic on the show. When you communicate directly with the audience, as I do on occasion, and you have a storyline that overwhelmingly and without exception is praised and embraced by the audience that I have spoken to, it’s always disappointing when something like that is killed. From my perspective, it’s a great shame.”
So, soapers are you ready for the EJami romance to move forward 100%? Do you miss the dynamic between Will and EJ? Would you like to see Susan Banks and EJ deal with their mother/son relationship, now that Davidson is back in the fold at DAYS? Weigh-in!