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152 April 30th, 2014 DAYS James Scott Interview: EJami, EJabby, The Incriminating Photo and More!

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Days of our Lives EJ DiMera is in so much hot water at the moment!  That incriminating photo showed up at the mansion… and he is trying to hide it from his beloved Samantha who he is set to marry!  What’s in the photo?  EJ’s tryst with Abigail Deveraux!

And last week in a very special episode of the NBC soap opera,  EJami fans were given a treat getting to see Alison Sweeney (Sami) and James Scott (EJ) in tour de force performances … only there was a catch … those emotional scenes happened only in the mind of EJ’s, not in Salem’s reality!

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with one of our favorite gents, James Scott for a chat about all of EJ’s latest shenanigans and how it will impact EJami moving forward.  James also shares his thoughts on the upcoming departure of his long-time co-star Alison Sweeney, what he thought of the Abigail (Kate Mansi) and EJ fling, his chances at landing a Daytime Emmy nomination tomorrow, and much more!  Here’s what James had to share!

What did you think of the whole EJami episode that aired on April 21st and being handed that script which in essence was two-character based?

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JAMES:  I thought it was a compliment to us as actors that they had given us a whole show to carry.  I think it was good for the story that they would want something like this for one specific storyline.  The EJami fans either loved it, or hated it.

When you found out the episode was going to be EJ’s dream/nightmare and it didn’t’ actually happen in the story, what was your reaction?  Were you as frustrated as some of the viewers were with it?

JAMES:  When I first heard about it, I thought it was a little bit frustrating.  But as I have said many times with this particular storyline, when I came to understand how things will play out over the next six months, I understood why it was necessary to tell story the way they did and the way that they will.  It all fits well together.  You will have to keep watching.  I have been saying that a lot too, but it’s true!  There is a lot of great stuff coming up with some very unexpected twists.

Alison Sweeney (Sami) was very vocal about how hard the two of you worked on those scenes together in the special episode, and that you spent quite a lot of time making sure all the right beats, nuances etc were there.

JAMES:  We did take our time with it, and we rehearsed our lines quite a few times, because there were a lot of them. (Laughs)  We actually came in on a dark week and spent time working on the scenes.

I had to laugh, because Alison as Sami slapped you hard once again during the episode!

JAMES:  Yeah, I know.  She just does like to do that! (Laughs)

When you found out that EJ would have a fling with Abigail (Kate Mansi), what was your initial reaction to that, when for many it seemed out of character for EJ to do after finally getting ready to marry Sami after all they had been through?

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JAMES:  I was not best please with it when I read the storyline.  Look, I spent seven years with Alison Sweeney, where even when Sami and EJ are not together, it’s always a big deal.  They had been apart for years and there is just that something that this couple has that is really telling for both of them.  I think that makes for good television.  To finally get to the place where it looked like they had overcome all obstacles and to have this story come along … it felt like a little bit of a slap in the face.  Especially, when you consider if you put that much time into something, it becomes a part of you whether you want it to, or not.  You become very protective of your storyline, because you have put in so much work to getting it there.  I was concerned how the fans would react.  I mean, of all the things of EJ to do?  It’s not something that women usually come back from when they have been betrayed.  So, I was intimidated by that for what it meant. The only thing that I can say is, that as the storyline has progressed, and as the storyline was explained to me at the time, and put in its full context, I came to be O.K. with it, and then ultimately came to really like it.  Now I am really enjoying it.  I think the audience and the EJami fans will find it much the same.  I know they were initially sort of irked by it, and upset by it, and they felt betrayed, and felt the storyline was cheapened for something unnecessary, and I can certainly empathize with that.  But what I can say is … it does come around!  It is a catalyst for a lot that unfolds.

It raises the stakes now for EJami!  How was it working with Kate Mansi in this storyline?  You two had not really worked together for quite awhile.

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JAMES:  We had not worked together in a long time, but I enjoyed working with Kate very much.  I felt like we developed good chemistry on-screen.  She was a lot of fun to work with.

Kate Mansi took a lot of hits from the fans and much of it was very uncomplimentary and mean-spirited towards her, which I found uncalled for.

JAMES:  It’s ridiculous!  Kate is an actress on a television show.  What are they being mean to her for?  She gets up, she comes to work, and that’s her job.  Don’t be upset with her.  That is what she does for a living.  Those people are just f***ing idiots …  and you can quote me on that.

How do you feel about Alison leaving the show?  You two have built this couple so incredibly and so multifaceted.  I have not seen in many years of covering daytime, the phenomenon that you two created together.  I don’t think it can easily be replicated.

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JAMES:  That’s very kind of you and you know, we both feel we have something very special with each other.  We have both gotten a tremendous amount out of this experience.  It’s going to be very different without Alison Sweeney here at DAYS.  It will be different for the whole show and the actors here.  What is interesting is that Sami is one of those characters that weaves so many different storylines together.  She is sort of up to her neck in it all over the place.  I don’t know how they are going to replace her and I don’t think they can really.  But we are lucky that this show is in a healthy place.  It’s been doing well this year.

How exactly did you find out that your long-time scene partner was leaving the show?  Did Alison just say to you, “I’m leaving”?

JAMES:  She did.  She pulled me to one side, and I completely understood.  I get it.  That woman works incredibly hard.  She has two wonderful children, and I know she would like to spend more time with them.  I think she made the right decision for a woman in her position in life, and it’s not like DAYS is her only gig!  She has two full-time jobs and she is a mother.  Something in there has to give; otherwise you are going to end up short-changing one of those positions.  Somehow, she has managed to be an amazing mother and turn up here knowing her lines, and then leave her and go straight to the Biggest Loser!  You just can’t keep doing all of that, and so, I think she felt it’s time to focus on her kids.  I am proud of her for doing it.

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The Daytime Emmy Nominations will be announced tomorrow morning and you have received a Pre-Nomination in the Lead Actor category.  What do you think of your chances?  What episode of your work was submitted?

JAMES:  I am in contention, and I would be very surprised if I was nominated!  (Laughs)  I went with some a scene where Alison and I were having a fight!  I actually don’t know if I ever saw the episode in its entirety.   I am not a big one for watching myself on the show.  I said to publicity, “pick a show”, and they did and they picked one!

But, what if they picked right?

JAMES:  Well, if they picked right then obviously I have a chance to win, and if they didn’t pick right, then clearly they picked wrong! (Laughs)

Back on DAYS, that incriminating photo of EJ and Abigail in the throes of passion shows up at the mansion, and when it comes in, EJ can’t seem to figure out who sent it! (Laughs)

JAMES:  When the photo comes in it takes EJ a week to figure out who it is from! (Laughs)  He’s quick like that!  He looks at list of enemies and thinks, “Who could it be?  Kate? His father …? ”  I think it takes a bit of a long time for him to put two and two together!  Let’s just say as I read the scripts,  I thought he could have connected the pieces together a little faster. So, that is going to be whole big thing when he discovers Nick (Blake Berris) is behind it.

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Your face was priceless on the April 21st episode when EJ receive the photo! (Laughs)  I mean, what does one do when a photo like that shows up at your door?

JAMES:  What do you do, indeed!  There is not anything one could do.  So he just stood there!  I feel like it was one of those situations where you feel like something is happening, but you think maybe it’s not really happening, and maybe if you just face it long enough or blink … it will go away.

You just got back from another one of your world travels … this time it was Peru!

JAMES: Yes.  I just got back from Peru. I spent six days in the jungles of Peru doing Ayahuasca with the shaman.  It was the single most positive experience of my life. Ayahuasca is this hallucinogenic.  I sat in a tent, in a hut, in the jungle, on the amazons with three shaman blowing tobacco smoke into my crown, realigning my chakras and my energy, while I hallucinated for four to six hours.  I mean, this is all hard to explain.  It’s very spiritual and very interesting.  This is a medicine that the people of South America have been using for years to have a relationship with a higher consciousness.  It sounds wacky when you say it, but it was truly the most important thing I have ever done.  I came back a very different person.

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Where is Joe Mascolo (Stefano) these days?  How is he doing?  Fans would like to see more Stefano and EJ!

JAMES:  I would like Joe to be back more too.  He is getting back; it’s just taking him a minute or two.  I think he is working this week, but you won’t see him probably till October on-air! (Laughs)

How is having Eileen Davidson back as Kristen DiMera?  I hope we get to see more Kristen and EJ scenes together, as they can be quite wicked when in a room together.

JAMES: I like working with Eileen, and I like when she comes back to DAYS. I’ve just had the pleasure of working with her over the last few days.  She is wonderful, fun, and I enjoy her a lot.  Hopefully, she will keep coming back to the show.  The Kristen and EJ relationship is fun to play, too.

In closing for the James Scott fans, can we tell them to expect lots of EJ DiMera screen time coming up?

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JAMES: Yes.  What we are taping now is up to October.  There is a lot going on and a lot of fun twists and turns.  I can tell the fans that I am a pretty busy boy.

So, what did you think about James comments on the latest plight of EJami? Are you glad to hear James’ thoughts on the EJ and Abigail fling? What do you think will happen next in the story?  Do you hope James lands a Daytime Emmy nomination for Lead Actor tomorrow?  Let us know your thoughts!

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  1. andrew hass says:

    That was a very good interview with James Scott and hope he does get a Emmy nomination tomorrow because i think he deserves it.Plus i liked it that he stood up for Kate Mansi.

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    DaysFan replied

    Finally! Stood up for Kate. Been waiting for him to support her. Was losing a lot of faith in him as a human being over that.

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    samigo replied

    Me too! He almost los t me as a fan. He never even gave his new ejabby fan base a pic with Kate Mansi. The show has lost me again though. I have been watching since the 70′s. I can’t stand the Sami storyline monopolizing the with EJ. I did like JS. Now I’m just kind of meh. I’ll check back with the show if 8 see ejabby again.

    realitycheck replied

    ejabby fanbase ? what ejabby fanbase ? lol

    AliciaE replied

    I imagine that James feels a big brother sense of protection for Kate. That’s sweet. As always, I’m impressed by his dedication to staying true to his character. I don’t think Ejami would be the supercouple/powecouple (however you want to say it) they are if he weren’t so devoted to their story. Whatever happens next, storywise, I’ll always have so much respect for him for that.

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    Libby replied

    Amen, Alicia.

    jenesais replied

    What Emmy? A guy who can not stop blinking and has frequent, ridiculously over-acted “upset” scenes? I laughed all the way through the fake-out at his histrionics. Oddly enough, I thought FOR ONCE, Sweeney did not overact.

    Why on earth do some fans think they “know” James Scott? I think he says what he does to pander to fans; he’d be an idiot not to. I suspect he doesn’t even like the diva of Dool–not with the way he and Chandler M cracked up on air when the Sween smacked her face into a door in a scene either June 24 or 26. HI-larious! She had a bruise on her face the next day. HAHAHAHA!!!! The two men had to REALLY try to control their laughter. Check it out: it was about 20 minutes into the show.

    I did read him calling Ari Zucker a “goddess– never heard he said that about AS; and what kind of heterosexual (I guess) male would NOT like to have hot scenes with the gorgeous Kate Mansi, who is also can also act circles around both JS and AS?

    “Devotion”, my ass. The guy is devoted to keeping a paying acting job; treks into the jungle notwithstanding.

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    Days4Days replied

    You sound like you swallowed a bunch of sour grapes. James and Ali are very obviously very dear friends in real life. He compliments her all in every single way all of the time. We do feel that we know him, because he is never shy about his feelings on storylines and always speaks his mind. We’ve been fans of him since EJ answered that door to Sami in his towel. His passion about this pairing is ALWAYS shown in every single interview. The man is the biggest Ejami shipper there is for crying out loud. It is obvious that you are not a fan of Ejami or Ali, but don’t try to act all inferior or rude. Any simpleton can see all of this any time that you see him or hear him speak. Go be a hater on a real issue that actually matters.

    Days4Days replied

    Kate Mansi is doing a pretty good job and starting to hold her own, but don’t say that she is “acting circles around them” because that couldn’t be any farther from the truth. The girl is young and still has a lot to learn and I’m sure that she is appreciative of all that she is learning from these FANTASTIC vets of the business. Your hate is obvious and disgusting.

    juby1951 replied

    Is that you Galen?

    andrew hass replied

    Considering that Allison smacking the door in her face wasn’t planned i don’t blame James or Chandler for cracking up and laughing.Also i’m sure James Scott wants to keep his job but to me it sounds to me that he loves working with Allison and will miss her when she leaves in a few weeks.

    AliciaE replied

    Jenesais, Ali is accident prone and it’s something they tease her about on set. I’ve seen James catch her mid-stumble and of course he grins. It’s funny. She laughs about it too. If you watch and read interviews, you’ll see it brought up. I even listened to an interview with Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) and he brought up how fond James and Ali are of each other. He said that they’re always laughing and joking around “like a couple of kids” and even went on to say they were “like newlyweds.” I get my information from interviews. Hopefully you do too? If so, I love that James called Ari a goddess. Very apt.

    jenesais replied

    Hate? Not toward any soap opera character. Sour grapes? What is it I am ticked off about not getting?

    Scott is not a “brilliant” actor. Why is he still on a soap opera? Mansi is a better actor than either Sweeny or him. Blake Berris is, by far, the best actor on that show.

    No one “knows” anyone from what is printed– on line or elsewhere.

    Save your impassioned replies for someone who might care–like each other. Send JS and AS another cake, gift, cash, whatever. Go to another fan event and tell him how well you “know” him.

    Hahahahaha!

    anon replied

    Scott and Sweeny are vets with more talent in their finger than Mansi will ever have, she can’t act her way out of a paper bag which is why she barely has any fans while they get Emmy nominations. You’re the one making impassioned replies ranting and raving like a lunatic and whining when people call out your blatant lies, ironic you arrogantly claim you don’t care yet you keep throwing temper tantrums as if anyone cares about your life let alone your imbecilic opinions. You like crappy actors can’t recognize actual talent and are too stupid to realize the information printed in interviews comes straight from the horse’s mouth, an actor giving facts about themselves obviously means you know things about them. Your insane ramblings detailing how much you despise fictional TV characters and fake laughs to hide your butthurt feelings over people pointing out the truth about your favorite actress shows what a pathetic existence you have, you’re nothing more than a sad worthless loser with no life who will die alone.

    louise replied

    James also called Ali a goddess..yes i said it, you had the right to know after all..now that you know that Jenesais it seems the bitterness will smother you..be careful..lmao.

    Jen replied

    Ah, still a hater of James and EJ I see. Some things never change. What ever will you complain about once EJ is off the show??

    On another topic, I think it’s hilarious how upset people are getting because of not so nice comments to KM. She’s seen nothing compared to the utter nastiness that Ali deals with all the time. The difference between the two is that Ali doesn’t go crying to others about it. When you’re in the spotlight you really need to grow a pair.

    jenesais replied

    What a ridiculous tempest in a prancing teapot.

    When Elvis has left the building (perhaps because all this insane passion has frightened Scott— enough to use drugs seeking an epiphany, anyway; or perhaps he truly fears one of the weekly cake love offerings will have arsenic in it), I shall continue to “hate” the abusive, patient-molesting Orange-Egg Savior of Salem and his Chick-Fil-A-eating, I-support-the actual-killing-of-non-heterosexuals-because- I-am-a-”Christian” girlfriend as they both worship at his altar.

    Cheer up, Jan! Maybe once Junior and Samonther have left, people–excuse me, “haters”– will stop making fun of them and their fans.

    Nolagirl replied

    Shame that James seems to only remember AS – Ejami as the story of his days at Day’s. I guess other fan base’s are forgotten and disrespected at this point by Day’s in general. Good riddance to AS, and glad he took up for KM sometimes people need to be called out on bad behavior. As for Day’s they’ve made their bed with AS being in everything let’s see if real talent can get them out of the shit.

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    Jen replied

    The relationship between EJ and Sami WAS his whole DAYS career. No matter whom EJ was paired with besides Sami, he always ended back with her. It makes sense that he made the EJami comments that he did. Maybe it’s hard for people to see that because they hated EJ with Sami from the beginning so they disregarded him until he was away from her.

    Nolagirl replied

    Don’t know if this will get to Jen but your comment is EXACTLY Day’s problem everything revolves around Sami. Guess what in 7 years James has had storylines with more than just Sami – Stefano, Victor/Phillip, Abe/Lexie, and lastly of course by all accounts the wife they’ve erased Nicole. It’s just the last year that he has not been able to interact with anyone besides Sami. AS ruined Day’s and her obsession to be center stage in al has cost the show many viewers. Ejami is not Day’s Super Couple of all time, and it’s not AS best pairing.

    Ceel replied

    Details were left out and I think JS was not previewed on why KM got all the hate tweets. She started it. You do not insult fans as an actor. Its not professional. I saw the “F** off” Instagram picture she posted and the “middle finger” stop bullying tweet. JS should school KM since he has some chemistry with her and call her out on it too!

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    andrew hass replied

    Maybe James Scott did talk to Kate Mansi about been more professional and not to let fans get to her.

    Anna replied

    But fans have the right to harass and insult actors on the net? Enough with the high road! KM doesn’t have to put up with disrespectful people in the name of professionalism. As an EJami fan, I was irked by the fling between EJ and Abby. Yet, I was happy for KM because it was an opportunity for this young actress to showcase and improve her acting skills. Why couldn’t those “fans” make/see the difference between the actress and the character? She had every right to tell them to fuck off because what TV show would be proud of having fucking idiots as “fans”?

    annonymous replied

    Honestly I am thrilled he never posed with Miss KM she had her 5 minutes of fame alongside a gifted actor. On the other hand James Scott posed with Alison Sweeney and Ari Zucker because even though Nicole was his second choice he did care and love her. Abigail was simply an easy lay, what was there to talk about or even promote TSS. I will forever follow James Scott and am glad he is leaving this show before they had a chance to destroy the essence of EJ further.

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  2. N says:

    I am not sure ,I am happy he said all those things about the twitter bullies, but it makes it seem like he thinks this is an EJ/Sami show, soaps are about AFFAIRS, maybe he is in the wrong business or he should take his own advice and do his job and not be so vested (and he can quote me on that).

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    Daysfan replied

    Soaps aren’t just about affairs. Certainly no couple would be worth investing in if they’re willing to sleep with everyone else on the canvas. There are a lot of couples built on soaps, there are periods of monogamy. They are characters who have never cheated. And there are some that cheat on every single partner etc. But overall soaps are about stories. Some are about love. Some are about business. Others about betrayal and revenge. It’s reductionist to say it’s just about Affairs. Clearly James felt an investment in Ejami.

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    emma replied

    well said. Affair is a sleazy and lazy tiring soap plot point..Ej AND Sami, as complex characters deserved better than that..this story is/was just awful and trashy.

    N replied

    I agree that it cant ALL be about affairs, but in the end love triangles are what drives soaps.. so there is always a third factor in relationships of soaps. The part that is weird to me is that there seems to be talk about EJAMI as it is this unbelievable couple, but if you think logically, it is not bringing ratings which can be proven by numbers (decline was in 2006-2007) Days is the lowest rated soap, and soaps are a dying genre, while people talk about a surge in soaps that is not proven with any ratings. Days would need to hit an average of 3 million for the year for that to show. I think EJAMI fans are in it just for this couple, but for the actor to think only of one couple and not ratings for the show, and what might keep people working on his set is what makes me think this interview is strange( not necessarily bad). It is 2014 and soap couples are not on TIME magazine covers, while non soap watchers know who Luke and Laura are, do they know who EJ and Sami are?

    emmathesmartone replied

    Oh please maybe the actor is entitled to HIS opinion even if it is not yours. Ridiculous.

    big blue replied

    I think he was talking about YOU.

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  3. Rose says:

    James is awesome, love how honest he is. Great interview. Love Ejami!

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  4. Beacon says:

    Good luck for tomorrow James!

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  5. Jules says:

    Good interview. With Alison leaving they should go back to EJ and Abigail. I love him standing up for Kate Mansi the ejami fans who attack her are really pathetic.

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    Jenny replied

    It was not EJami fans who “attacked” her, it was socially inept jerks running amok and hiding behind internet anonymity. It is extremely unfair the Mr. Scott’s large and loyal fanbase got dragged into that nonsense.

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    Jen replied

    But isn’t it easier to just lump EJami’s together and blame world hunger on us as well? Every fanbase as their outspoken (I’m trying to be kind) followers. Those people do not represent the majority of the fanbase though. And every fanbase knows that. Some just don’t want to admit it.

    truth replied

    please… NOOOOOOOO ! James and Ej deserve better..they just need to cast another gal for him, someone who would suit him.
    Abby fans (if they really exist..) are as much pathetic with all their insults too.

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  6. Marc says:

    Michael thank you for the great interview !! Yes I hope James wins he is currently my favorite character on my favorite show and I think it is high time Days got some appreciation

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  7. marie says:

    I enjoyed the interview. I love how candid James was regarding his thoughts on the story. Both James and Ali were spectacular on the 21st of April show. Just wow! I have been pulling my hair about the story since the beginning of the year. But James’ excitement is so contagious that I am actually getting excited myself by what’s coming up. Whatever it is, jamison will be amazing as usually. I love James/Ej.

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  8. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I did believe Nick would be murdered in the storyline and Percy the killer but now me wonders if Percy will end up dead instead!!! Was hoping Percy wouldve pursued Caroline before anything bad happens!!!

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  9. Grace says:

    I’m very pleased that James called out the bullies who were attacking Kate. It would have been more helpful if he hadn’t tweeted one of them on April 21st – the biggest offender and multiple id’s.

    As for the interview, I will never understand why both Michael Fairman and James Scott think the show revolves around ejami. There are many fans who are counting the days until that disgusting, abusive relationship comes to a close. To hear that it may drag out until Alison is gone is really disappointing. Sami, a legacy character, existed long before Ejami and deserves better for her final bow in Salem.

    James, the chemistry you have with Kate Mansi is unlike any I’ve ever seen. Despite your attempts to downplay EJ/Abby here, I am hopeful that the show knows better and will write them as a full fledged couple in the future.

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    Kay replied

    I agree. This show is far from the EJ Sami show and when its all about them the show tanks.

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    DaysFan replied

    Perfectly said!

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    truth replied

    I don’t see any chemistry between James and the actress playing Abby..therefore it is a matter of opinion. Their scenes to me were totally awkward, weird and contrived..As for Sami’s character, you are transparent..you only want Sami with Lucas or whatever everyone except Ej..it is transparent and tiring. By the way Ej has already a BAD history with the Abby’s character the same way Sami has a BAD history with Lucas..so stop the ‘digusting, vile..blabla’ history it is totally hypocritical.

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    Nolagirl replied

    Two Words come to mind with Ejami that can never be undone no matter how they down play it – GRIEF SEX that is basically this so called Supecouple, the very idea is disgusting and so is the couple.

    PinkiePIe replied

    Truth, making assumptions about someone’s supposedly “transparent” motives about Sami and whatever coupling, just stop. That assumption and bickering amongst fanbases is old and childish. Who cares who Sami ends up with? Maybe, perhaps, there are some non-EJ/Sami fans that don’t care about Rafe or Lucas either? Do you think that’s possible? Do you think you can step outside your petty fanbase wars to consider that possibility?

    Abigail’s “history” with EJ is tame compared to Sami’s history with EJ, so there is no comparison there. There is not a comparison to Sami’s history with Lucas either. EJ hasn’t directly schemed with Abigail to break up anyone (a la Carrie/Austin) nor has he directly schemed against her (a la a custody battle for Will). All he has done to directly affect Abigail in their “history” is be an accomplice to Chad’s “lie” about the brain tumor to Cameron (the lie wasn’t to Abigail directly).

    emmathesmartone replied

    And actually Ej also threatened Abby’s mother’s life and put her in jail not so long ago..quite direct affect me thinks…While Abby accused Ej of abuse..not so tamed..the history..

    Days4Days replied

    James and Ali have always had the BEST chemistry. Period. He is also so involved with that because he’s been acting the same thing that we fans have been watching since the start. He puts his whole heart and soul into their pairing because he gets it the same as we do. He is their biggest shipper, always has been and will be until the end. Don’t be angry because he stands by his work and believes in it so much. He is passionate about it. That is a true actor.

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  10. Emma says:

    It does seem that he feels that only the Sami/EJ fans count. That if they are happy or sad, that is what matters. Not the other 90% of the audience.

    Perhaps he should think about the fact that Days is an ensemble show, there ARE other stories, actors, etc. And be grateful he was given a story that did NOT include Alison Sweeney, showing him that the EJ character can be involved elsewhere, and received well.

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    emmathesmartone replied

    James has had LOT’s of stories without the Sami’s character..they have been more apart than together for pete’s sake.

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  11. Ali M. says:

    Tired of hearing “Ejami, Ejami, blahdy blah.” Liked hearing the rest. Interested in seeing what’s coming up on the show, especially with Kristen coming back and Abby (maybe?) being pregnant.

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    emmathesmartone replied

    And MANY MANY are interested in Ej and Sami and what is happening between them and don’t give a damn about self-righteous, bland characters like Abby.

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    Nolagirl replied

    And many many can say the same about Sami and The Sami Hour, we don’t give a shit about her the whole year of 2013 was all about her every storyline, everything revolved around her. Thank God she’s leaving.

    emmathesmartone replied

    Moreover what you said is not true; 2013 was one of Day’s most successful year since quite a decade and stories were about lot’s of characters, particularly Kristen.

    emmathesmartone replied

    well to each its one Nolagirl. The Abby hour is right now and i can tell i am not watching just BORING.

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  12. Maggie says:

    I like that James Scott is very honest about what he thought about this story, and he is right. It made no sense for EJ to cheat on Sami after all he’d been through to finally get her. From what he said, it sounds as if this story is going to be stretched out for quite some time. I don’t think he has an accurate read on his EJami fans however. I’ve yet to meet an Ejami fan who’s enjoying this story. They’re still waiting for the other shoe to drop. As for Mansi taking hits from fans? I think that story’s been more than a bit exaggerated, and I’d really like to see proof that it was extensive. There was little on twitter, although I did see Miss Mansi tell someone to F off. Ali Sweeney’s had a lot more tossed her way, and she’s still keeps it classy. I do hope James is nominated for an Emmy this year. It just might offset seeing the character he worked so hard to create destroyed for the sake of a ratings stunt.

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    DaysFan replied

    Considering that James uses the F-bomb quite a bit, calling Kate out for a photo that read, “I’m spiritually in a good place, so F off” is kind of silly. (which is what you are referring to, and makes me wonder if you actually saw it, or just read about it, because she didn’t say it to someone, it was a photo that she posted it to instagram and copied to twitter.)
    In fact, I”m pretty sure, if you read this interview, James just said that people who bash Kate are F-ing idiots. : )
    So, not sure how you can take issue with Kate’s statement and not James’s as well.

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    Maggie replied

    I actually saw it in my timeline. And there is a significant difference between James saying “F’ing idiots” and Kate telling a fan to “f off.”

    Anna replied

    Good grief! KM’s a classy young lady. I would love to see you react to being attacked on internet for doing your job. Your comment is a judgemental low blow. She’s as human as you, she feels pain just like I hope you can too so let her have a REAL NATURAL HUMAN reaction for crying out loud. KM was the victim, not the aggressor. Enough with this judgy knee-jerk attitude where victims are blamed for defending themselves! Btw, I’m a die-hard EJami fan.

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    Maggie replied

    Sure you are.

  13. Shawn says:

    There were actually quite a few fans who noticed the chemistry between Kate and James and wanted the EJ and Abby affair to happen. At least on several message boards.

    He’s right about Twitter bullies. I will never understand how people cannot separate life from television. Kate is an actress and it gives the sane soap fans a bad name when they threaten and bully and attack someone. It’s actually sad.

    Great interview and I appreciate how candid James Scott was!

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    lulu replied

    As there were many fans who did not see anything between these characters and find this cheating story ridiculous. Ej Dimera would never take a look to someone like Abby..even his little brother prefered Melanie to her, for real…

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  14. PABWECG says:

    James is right about twitter bullies, and the same can be said about the folks who bash him and Alison.

    I was glad to hear him speak honestly about how the EJ/Abigail storyline felt like a slap in the face at first, but that he really likes the whole story arc now.

    It’s obvious how much he enjoys working with Alison, and he is going to miss that. I wish we had a clue as to whether or not he is staying, but not surprised he can’t divulge that info.

    The recounting of his travel in Peru was pretty hilarious, but he says “it was truly the most important thing I have ever done.” That’s really saying something.

    I love how candid he is – not afraid to say he initially felt insulted by the EJ/Abigail story line, but also not afraid to call out the fans who were insulting Kate Mansi.

    James may not be able to say everything, but he always speaks truthfully, which I respect and appreciate.

    Thank you, Mr. Fairman, for another wonderful interview!

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    JaneDigby replied

    Very true, PABWECG!

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  15. EfanaticAnn says:

    Great interview! I still hate this stupid story line that had EJ cheat on Sami. Since he was asked specifically how he felt about the cheating story line, James is entitled to give his POV about it. He didn’t like the idea of it and I can’t say I blame him. His character has taken a hit as has Kate Mansi’s character, Abby, Most twitter comments were about Abby, not the actress, until she made snarky comments about the fans not liking her character, then she opened herself up to the mean comments. And while soaps are about affairs, on most shows, the affair initiates because it make some kind of sense. There is a build up. Days rarely does this with their random hookups. From a fan’s perspective, the affair made no sense at all. It was cheap and gratuitous, as the Days writers are prone to doing; like so many of their cheap and gratuitous story lines that have no rhyme or reason, it was just shoved down our throats, while the so called people in charge, laughed at the fans reactions. They think any reaction bodes well for the show. Sadly, they are wrong. Perhaps one day, before it is too late, Corday will learn that. They degrade the characters with their plot point writing, and often times lack continuity from one script to the next. Filming so far ahead, leaves no room to correct stupid mistakes when the fans’ reactions are completely opposite of what they hope for. Surely the intent was not to drive the ratings down so spectacularly? Or at least, one would think that was not the objective. However, given Corday and the head writers propensity to ignore their fans, or continuing to bait fans, I’m not surprise they would find a way to destroy the trust of their viewers and in turn, devastate their ratings. James and Ali talking up the current story line does not change what we’ve seen on our screen, or the disgust we felt at the idea of this affair with his little brother’s ex-girlfriend. The little brother who stepped in front of a bullet for him, no less. I don’t blame the actor or the character he portrays. However, I complete blame the ineptness of the people in charge at Days for failing to know their audience. For writing dialogue that was insulting and disgusting, and misogynistic. I blame them for disregarding the fact that most of their viewers are women, working women, who often go out of town on business. The idea that if they do, their spouse could cheat, is nauseating. Days has a lot of work regaining the trust of some viewers, Personally, I don’t think they have a clue how or why they should have to. That’s often the case when the person in charge is so completely out of touch with his viewing audience. For the sake of the future of this show, the head writers have to be replaced. Also, I hope Corday either steps aside and allows someone else to run the show, or opens himself up to listen to more than just the people that say only what he wants to hear. However, I won’t be holding my breath.

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  16. Llanviewer717 says:

    I just started watching Days about a month ago and am truly enjoying it so very much. I am actually entertained!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m also developing interest in and concern for the characters. Keep up the great work.

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    4everDAYS replied

    And Kassie DePaiva will arrive soon!

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  17. Ro says:

    Great interview, but I didn’t hear the one question I would like to know the answer to: Is James resigning for another two years. He is such a charismatic person and such a great actor, i would hate to see him leave dool, but not seeing him perform at all would be an even bigger lose.

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    andrew hass replied

    Even if James had been asked that question he may not have been able to answer it because it could spoil upcoming story if fans knew if he was staying or leaving.For example if he was indeed leaving then the chances would be good that Sami and EJ would be leaving together.Then if he said he was staying then we would have known Sami and EJ would break up or something.

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  18. Mark says:

    He is so classy! But then that’s Days for ya CLASSY!!

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  19. maddiehayes says:

    If the Ejabby affair means that eventually I’ll get LUMI, I’m all for it. As great as Ali Sweeney and James Scott’s chemistry is, I cannot forget Sami & Lucas and the way they were cheated out of happiness time and time again because of EJ. Nor can I forget that EJ forced Sami to have sex with him to save Lucas’ life, conceiving Johnny. Yes, Sami & Lucas got married, but they couldn’t even be happy for one day before EJ was all up in their faces, making trouble for them. Ejami make for good drama, I’ll grant you, but romantic?! Never.

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    lisa replied

    At least you are honest..and doesn’t try fake shipping Abby with Ej suddenly..just because..You clearly explain you want/has hope for a Sami and Lucas’s reunion and so you like this Ej cheat story because it could be a way for Sami to dump Ej and reunite with Lucas. That i can respect, in a way . Unllike some totally fake ‘fans’ who suddenly ‘love’ the Abby’s character whereas they did not care at all about her before..and are not even honest about the fact they just care/’love’ the character now because she could be the reason Ejami break up..pathetic.

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    maddiehayes replied

    I know what you mean, I have seen that strategy used before, and the truth is found when you look at Youtube hits and the like .. Also, if SOD did a three-way poll, Ejami, Lumi and Ejabby, I wonder how many votes Ejabby would get :P

    PinkiePIe replied

    Pathetic is that you assume fans couldn’t have liked Abigail before the EJ/Abigail affair. Pathetic is childish petty fanbase wars when we are simply all fans who love the show.

    Seriously, what is wrong with liking the chemistry and unexpectedness of the affair simply because it was a “moment in time” for the both of them? I actually like it when two characters who normally don’t have much interaction actually get to interact and have a storyline, affair or not. But no, let’s just revert back to elementary school and make it a fanbase war into “our side is better than your side”.

    lisa replied

    It is not question of petty fanbase wars just the cold hard TRUTH. ha.

  20. Lily says:

    What couple hasn’t overcome obstacles only be slapped with more? He isn’t the only actor to devote himself to his pairing or storyline. Look around at the other strong couples who have had sizzling chemistry. Affairs are pretty much a staple on soaps. I think it presumptuous to assume Ej should be above that act. Ejami aren’t the pillar of a pure love story. He’s lucky because the show still has him constantly working with Ali. They aren’t using this to separate them. He doesn’t have to struggle making a new romance work from this action. TPTB obviously love the pairing and will continue to write story for them til Ali leaves.

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    lisa replied

    If you know Ej and Sami’s characters and their story, you know a cheating story with a character who was not even relevant to them was ridiculous and yeah an insult to the characters and what these actors worked on for almost a decade now..no matter how ‘affairs’ are a sleazy, tiring soap staple. It was not in character for Ej to do that, end of story.

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    Lily replied

    Not in character for Ej to do that? Ej has been shown to be a selfish man since he hit Salem. His needs always come first! Having sex with a willing hot young thing after being put out of Sami’s bed doesn’t surprise me in the least. James may have preferred a different ejami angst, but it doesn’t mean its not something Ej would do. There has been too much history of not respecting Sami to make me believe he’d be above this.

    PinkiePIe replied

    EJ’s cheated before. Sami’s cheated before. EJ’s proven he’s a very selfish person time and time again, even at the expense of his own children’s happiness. So I don’t buy that cheating’s not in his character. It very much is.

    lisa replied

    Well maybe you don’t know very well Ej and Sami’s history. Yeah Ej is a very selfish character but NEVER he would cheat or even desire another woman (although Abby is not even a woman) when he is with Sami. Given their long and complex history it is just not believable. Simple as that.
    Sami and Ej cheated once with each others and it was under very very particular circumstances and they regret it totally after and never did it again, nothing to compare with this last trashy ‘affair’.

    Paul replied

    James had every right to defend his character the storyline sucked ratings are down from last year because of this crap and last year Ejami was happy they lost Ali and James and those that say they won’t be missed I am going to laugh in a few months time when KC is telling everyone is latest plan to save Days this show will be rubbish without Sami and EJ. They carried this show for years KC even said it last year I bet he cussing those writers for having EJ cheat Sami with a child and as for that poster that said KM is a better actress than Ali and James all I say is lol your a idiot Abby is a boring character she never be Sami Brady.

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  21. Tina says:

    Great Interview. EJ and Sami are the last of the super couples. They are truly spectacular I did not like the affair storyline. My feeling on internet comments toward Kate Mansi is that she hasn’t gotten anything any better or worse than any other actress. If you want an A story, it comes with the territory.

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    Shelia replied

    AMEN!!!! Great post!!!

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  22. Sara says:

    I say pish posh to that previous comment. Great interview, gives me a more hopeful outlook on things to come with EJami and Alison’s departure from the show. I absolutely ADORE James Scott and EJami. I’ve watched the show since Alison started and have been a huge fan of this story line versus many of the crazy things they’ve written into the show. EJami is the reason the viewership has allowed the show to continue for another season… I will miss Alison tremendously and I was convinced I wouldn’t watch once she leaves but now I think I will continue to watch if only to see more of James!!! BTW my daughter watches with me sometimes and calls Days “the Sami and EJ show”!

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  23. DaysFan says:

    As a person who is seriously sick of the Ej and Sami show, their “plights” are no longer interesting (sorry James). I am glad that he finally kind of stood up for Kate. She didn’t deserve an ounce of the backlash that she got for her storyline with him, and as the offending groups “captain”, I feel that he should have come out in support of her a lot sooner instead of throwing a fit over the storyline himself.
    Not sure how I feel about the nomination. I mean, of course, I should want him to get it, but if he doesn’t want to work outside of that one storyline, how does he deserve it? I’m kinda sour about him at the moment. Give the nomination to someone who is ready to work with whatever material they are given, especially when it spices and freshens up the show.
    (and for the record, it stabs me in the heart to have to say that)
    EJ and Abigail were such a breath of fresh air. I am back to being bored. I hope that they revisit that connection once Alison is gone, if James is sticking around. It was really what the show needed.

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    realitycheck replied

    Totally disagree. It did not fresh up anything, it was trashy and gross. And worse of all : awkward and total nonsense. When Ali is gone, James deserve better than revisiting this disgusting story. It was certainly NOT what the show needed..
    And emmy nomination has nothing to do with deserving because of ‘a story’ an actor want or not it is about actors’s performance in a scene. Eyeroll.

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    sam replied

    What ‘connection’ ? lol It was just sex scenes and after sex scenes..and kind of gross sex scenes..ew.

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    PABWECG replied

    James’ opinion on particular stories, or who he prefers to work with more often, is not an issue when it comes to Emmys.

    An Emmy should be given to the actor who does the best artistic work with a scene…not the one perceived to be the best “team player.”

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    nrod replied

    ICAM. James has proved time and time again, no matter who he is working with in a particular story that he is worthy of an Emmy. In fact, his talent has spoken for itself, many times over. It should be judged from those standpoints alone, talent, professionalism, hard work, dedication to the craft. James exhibits all these qualities and more. He has brought so much to his role as EJ DiMera, to his fans who respect him, to his co-workers who he works with. While I find this particular story-line not to my liking, I certainly do not hold any of the characters involved accountable. However, when any actor/actress gets out of line and doesn’t follow there “professional ethics” you have to question that. Take Alison Sweeney for example: she has dealt with extreme fans for years with the utmost professionalism, discretion and class. Hollywood is a tough business and you have to have thick skin. They are so many crazed fans and you need to learn to ignore these people. Back to my reply: I happen to love James and Ali together, they work well, they have amazing chemistry and ease with each other. Those are qualities that I find appealing. They attract me into watching more. Of course, I am going to miss James and Ali (EJami), they were simply amazing. As for James, I only wish him the best and if staying with DAYS is what works, good for him. Michael as always, I enjoy your interviews. Thank you so much.

    Efanatic replied

    The “Captain” was not calling out the EJami fan base. One person making a direct comment to KM does not a fanbase make. So excuse you for your misinformation. However, it is well documented the level of cray exhibited by the handful of EJ/ Abby fans that made nasty remarks to and about JS when he stated that EJ had no feelings for Abby whatsoever. Or the level of super crazy that was directed at Alison Sweeney when she was no longer paired with either Lucas or Rafe. JS knows full well it was not his/EJami’s fanbase, as a whole, that made those comments.

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  24. Libby says:

    Michael is almost always the go – to guy for repair interviews. This was an excellent one.

    James Scott is a tremendously talented actor. I have respect for him. This storyline was a terrible idea from the beginning. It had to be stressful on all three of the actors to have professionally step through it.

    The nastiness on social media was the worst I have seen in a long time. I blocked or unfollowed more people dring the heigth of the story than I ever have. I know I am exhausted from this story. I place the responsibility ultimately with the Corday organization.

    The damage done to an iconic 8 year story is not really measurably. A lot of hard working professionals, like James Scott, have to live with the consequences whether they had a say or not. If they are under contract, they are bound to perform to script. However, they do not need to renew their contracts.

    James Scott has a very strong fan base. They represent a sizable portion of the viewing audience. Days is in trouble. This interview is a repair step in crisis.

    It is sad that James Scott who obviously gives his all to his craft and his own standard of ethics – that he felt need to go on such a journey to Peru to gain perspective and peace. I am glad he is refreshed enough to continue for awhile.

    Sony or some power should have put an end to this disaster months ago. Someone has the power to fix it. I have watched DAYS for over 40 years. I am 48 barely hanging in the demo. Days of Our Lives has been on in my family homes since the beginning in 1965. And I am turning it off at end of May.

    I will read for the EJ and Samantha wedding and the HEA I pray that it comes. I will tune in for it. I will tune in for the 50 th anniversary shows. This show has been a part of life for me and a great escape during those inevitable difficult life experiences.

    Clearly, James is walking the corporate line. He has to do that. He has found a peace it seems in getting a positive message across for the show and remaining true to himself.

    Days has the chance to conduct damage control as they move to yet another show transition. I am still getting off of the train.

    I hope James gets to do work that he feels proud of… he has given all of us ( certainly me ) great enjoyment and entertainment in these last 8 years. I will be supportive of his work and career in the future. However, I still feel (personal opinion) and irrelevant to him and his decision making – it is time for James Scott to break away. He has given his all. It has been overall fabulous performances.

    It is obvious the show to tune in through October/ November as they begin the new transition. I just do not have it in me. I want to walk away with good memories from 1974- now. I want to see a wedding and a retrospective when the time comes.

    But I along with many loyal viewers suffered through preposterous transitions from Higley, the worst HW of the show for all time, and MARDAR. I dont have another transition in me. There are other priorities and other scripted serial programs doing much stronger and consistent work.

    I would still love to see James as Adam Newman on Y&R. It needs an actor and a force like James. CBS is working hard to shore up the show. Superb segment on CBS This Morning. But it needs a real leading man like Scott. Days of Our Lives has had so many chances and comebacks – but this latest transition that begins this summer and the endless filler that has aired this year to date is just too little too late for me.

    The show is not completely the EJ and Samantha show, however, it depends heavily upon it. There is a stellar dialogue writing team in place. I think the trajectory of the show is directed at a higher level. That is where the problem resides.

    There are solid actors who will remain: Kristian Alfonso, Suzanne Rogers, Jen Lilley, Kassie DePaiva, Eileen Davidson, Greg Vaughan, Ari Zucker, Casey Moss, Mary Beth Evans, James Reynolds, John Aniston, Eric Martsolf.

    But it is time for me to move on – and no articles are going to change that or even keep me watching until October.

    Godspeed to James Scott in all he does. I look forward to seeing him on my screen in May. And on future projects that challenge him in a positive way soon. ( CBS – Y& R pick him up as Adam Newman, if he will take the role.)

    I sincerely appreciate all he and Alison Sweeney have given to Days of Our Lives. You made a positive difference.

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  25. Ray says:

    Excellent interview. I have watched “DOOL” since 1982. I think EJ and Sami are the super couple of the show, in the same league as Hope/Bo, Julie/Doug, Kim/Shane, John/Marlena, Patch/Kayla, etc. The cast is a group of excellent actors, working hard to put a great product on television every day. There are three people who I hope receives nominations tomorrow – James Scott, Allison Sweeney and Eileen Davidson. I am a huge fan of their work. Best of luck!

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  26. Cory says:

    Another great interview MF.
    Quite the interesting vacation James took this time around.
    Of course I believe that James deserves the Emmy nomination no matter what scene was submitted.
    But you forgot to ask one question MF. (wink, wink) James’ fans are dying to know if he’s staying or leaving DOOL since his contract is just about up.
    Hopefully someday soon James will answer that question.
    Thanks for being the great interviewer you always are Michael!!!!

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  27. Stephanie says:

    Great interview! James deserves an Emmy nomination for his consistently great acting. I look forward to seeing the rest of the Ejami storyline unfold. He and Alison Sweeney have undeniable chemistry that has entertained us for years. Would love a final interview with Alison and James before she leaves!

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  28. 4everDAYS says:

    Great Scott, James must be on a power trip! I do like that he defended Kate Mansi. Fans should distinguish between the character of Abby and her portrayor, KM.

    I detected a lot of EJ in the interview.

    Eileen Davidson was mentioned!!!!!!!! Every performer must love to work with her!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will miss AS, but suspect that she will return in a jaw dropping way for DAYS’ 50th!!!!!

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  29. Morgan Farantino on Facebook says:

    ha! GOOD FOR U JAMES!
    for telling it LII…”like it is.”
    you said f#$kin idiots,who are bothering kate beautiful sexy actress she is, kate/abigail.are f$%kin idiots ha ha! i love that. great interview tonight thanks michael,your amazingggg!
    james and michael fairman,going to post this on days pages online,FB,so they can see how imo foolish they have been EVEN TO EJ,and i love he say about his REALLY GREAT the good chemistry on screen ,with abby…
    love this interview!!!!!

    Morgan
    nyc/
    nj
    fan

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  30. Vickie Rakich says:

    James Scott is a great actor who deserves an Emmy award. Love Days of Our Lives–the show would be very dull without his talent.

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  31. pinky says:

    Interesting! I certainly agree that it seemed very out of character for EJ to have an affair and I am looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. Thanks for the interview, I always enjoy reading what James Scott has to say.

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  32. Rox says:

    Great interview, Michael, as usual! :-) James Scott is such an impressive guy! He and Ali Sweeney have managed to spin gold out of a vile out-of-character plot gimmick, which thank the soap gods is finally almost behind us. He sooo deserves an Emmy nom – has done several times in fact. But Days actors are always overlooked, so I’m not getting my hopes up. I just hope he’s right and Days is somehow going to give him and Ali a S/L worthy of their talents before she is gone from the show!

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  33. Amy from Australia says:

    James very much does deserve a daytime Emmy, so does Alison. Being a devoted Ejami fan, I was delighted that he said, that he and AS know they have something special. I was also happy that he seems highly emotionally invested in the integrity of EJ as James is correct-it is completely out of his character to betray Sami. I really want Ejami to work out-no matter what, even if that means they leave the show together. Sorry James-I just love Ejami too much for them to not go out together. Ejami-ing into their future!

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  34. RLeternal says:

    JS is an extremely handsome man, a fantastic actor, and from this interview comes out as a very good human being. Hope he is nominated and wins the lead actor trophy; but he will be against mighty heavyweights. JS and AS make a wonderful on-screen couple.

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  35. Paul says:

    Great interview Michael love that Ejami is not over well we all know they will be after Alison leaves but they are not going to be over after Sami finds outs EJ’s cheating on her. I agree with James this totally out of character for EJ there no way in a million years EJ would cheat on Sami if you look how much he has loved her from day one he took a bullet in the head from her still didn’t kill his love for her. Every time she was with Rafe it killed him he never loved Nicole the way he loved Sami he ever wanted one woman and that was Samatha. No wonder James didn’t like the storyline most fans hated it I know EJ and Abby have their fans as well bit look at all the negative response to this couple and look at the ratings now down from last year and this time last year Ejami was happy so it wasn’t a successful storyline. As for the fans bashing Kate I don’t agree with it in the same I don’t agree with anyone bashing Alison but goes both ways I see a lot of hateful tweets sent to Alison as well.

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  36. Kay says:

    Gimme a break Ejami is not that big of a deal Puleeze. You either hate them or love them. Very polarizing. EJ is but a 7 year chunk of Sami’s 21 year history on the show. They only seem like a big deal because the f@&@(ing idiots would never shut up.

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  37. Juju says:

    Great interview Michael and James.
    But what about the bitter ugly comments towards Ali/Sami during this storyline..even the Days twitter handler gave some barbs/insults towards the Sami character whereas she is the character betrayed, cheated on..and for no reason..why you did not ask about that ?

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  38. Ceel says:

    That was a candid interview from James. The ritual in Peru was hilarious in a Christian perspective. Calling out people who were mean to Kate M should go both ways. James / Kate or as they call themselves Ejabby fans have also been mean to Alison. Very mean and insulting. Micheal, you should have asked James about the mean twitter comments to Alison too in all fairness.

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  39. bettyrj says:

    That was a great interview with James, as usual, Michael. James being candid and up front as only he can do. I am hoping that he gets an Emmy nom and the win! He deserves it!!! The epi that would be a good one was when he got down on his knees and begged Stefano to bring the evidence forth to free Sami from jail for killing Bernardi! He was phenomenal in that! The dynamic acting in the April 21 episode would be a winner for both Ali and James unless that one is too recent. I retrospect, as far as I’m concerned every time James is on screen is a winner!!!

    I totally agree with his attitude about EJ cheating on Samantha. No way, no how!! After he wanted her for 7 1/2 years and she finally admitted she loved him, he has sex with Abigail? Out of character for EJ to say the least!! He and Alison Sweeney have all of those years invested in bring these two characters to life and for the writers to ruin their trust with a couple of key strokes on their computers? James, Ali and their fans wondered what the heck was going on with EJ!! I realize it’s a job and they have to bring the writer’s words to life but they don’t have to like it!! He implies that we will like what is coming up but how could we unless EJami has their happy ending and they go to Europe and join Carrie and Austin and run Countess W from there. My perfect scenario would be that Ejami would have their HEA and Sami would be replaced but with the stipulation that when Ali is ready, she would be able to return . I would be very sad to not be able to see James as EJ but without Sami, it would be so hard to watch him in his grief and devastation at her absence.

    Do I think that Sami will forgive EJ when she finds out about the affair? Only the writers know!!!! In real life, a wife would be devastated and heartbroken if she found out her husband had an affair. I admire James for speaking out against the comments made about Kate Mansi on twitter. He’s right. It is a job and she was only doing her job. But for some of us fans, it’s just like a betrayal to us as well as Sami because the characters of EJami have become so real. James and Ali have taken criticism and jabs by viewers about their characters too; it’s part of their job.

    I’m glad that he came back cleansed and refreshed from his Peru trip. However, I’m not from his generation or in the same mindset that he is as far as the shaman and smoke

    Best of luck tomorrow, James! I hope that he gets the nomination and in June gets the win. He’s been nominated two other times and I feel that he should have won both times. His work is always outstanding.

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  40. Lisette says:

    Great interview. Long overdue to hear James speak out on the EJabby storyline. And I loved that he called out the certain segment of his fandom on their idiocy. Glad he enjoyed working with Kate Mansi, their chemistry was palpable and quite an unexpected surprise. I hope James will come to realize that there is a big segment of fans that are now EJabbys and are hoping the show will once again have EJ & Abigail gravitate to each other should James stay with the show after Allison’s departure… I for one will be glad to see the EJ & Sami storyline conclude. I’ve never been a huge fan of their very dysfunctional relationship.

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  41. Stella says:

    That was a fantastic interview! The questions were spot-on. They were exactly what I would have asked him myself. I was so interested to hear his take on the Abigail thing. Also, I got the impression that Sami would be re-cast when Alison leaves. But I thought the whole ‘hallucinating with the Sharman’ thing was so pretentious and to me it sounded like he went there and took a natural form of LSD for a week. Lol

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  42. elsa says:

    This story was a total insult to first the Ej’s character, then the Sami’s character and finally to their history, complex and multi-layered relationship. Ej has been capable of a lot of things but cheating on Sami..add to that with a nothing character like Abby (who doesn’t even look like Jack and Jen by the way..) totally disgusting and preposterous.

    As for the ‘poor’ actress playing Abby..euh Michael all over the years and even during this ‘story’ Alison Sweeney got through so much worse from ‘fans’, i am not on tweeter and don’t interact with actors but the woe is me for this particular actress is ridiculous.

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  43. Rhonda says:

    Great interview.

    James Scott will always be my favorite daytime actor!

    I do disagree with him, I don’t see the show being in a stable place. They are going to take a big hit once Ali leaves! Anyone that thinks otherwise is smoking crack.

    If KM wants to play in the “Majors” then needs thicker skin if she plans to continue with this as a career. She put herself out there with all of the interviews and comments. Telling fans to F off, only added fuel to the fire. I do find it interesting that the fans saying how cruel everyone is to her, are the same ones making negative comments about Ali. Pot / Kettle

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  44. No1_ILoveLucyFan says:

    Great interview. I’ve seen some of the venomous comments directed at Kate Mansi & those fans should be ashamed of themselves, as well as those who chose to sit by & remain silent and allowed the bullies to speak for them. A few rotten apples spoiled the bunch and I don’t have a lot of sympathy for them anymore regarding Ali’s departure.

    I’ve liked James since he was Ethan on All My Children and while I want to like EJ, I wish they’d write him as a dark character, James portrays the dark-side of Elvis better than the nice-guy, which Elvis wasn’t created to be. I would love to know that he’s sticking around Days and that EJ is returning to his bad-guy roots again – he’s a great love-to-hate character.

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  45. Lisa says:

    Thanks Michael.Love James,love EJAMI.Have been a fan since day ONE.I find it ironic tho,you brought up the negative feedback for one,when AS has dealt with it for 20 years.Its part of the job.And any actor or actress can tell you that.On ANY soap.Regardless James is correct on alot of points.I live in the real world and would never insult anyone over a soap opera,but I guess some do.Anyhoo..I look forward to EJAMI dealing with this absurd mess and getting married..James is correct,that EJ would have never cheated on his Samantha.That is VERY clear.Longtime EJAMIS just want EJAMI married and being a family with their small children.Im going to miss AS.And Im going to Miss the interaction between AS and JS.Whom I consider one of the best couples ever to grace daytime.When Ali is gone from the show,,I will be as well.

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  46. Mo says:

    I love James and EJami!

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  47. DD says:

    Always love Mr. Scott’s interviews…never have to second guess where he’s coming from or what he means or feels.

    It’s good he was able to get away and “find himself” so to speak. It can get pretty hairy in his line of work and a bit of separation is necessary.

    Love his onscreen chemistry with Ms. Sweeney…will definitely miss the EJ/Sami dynamic as they are two powerhouse actors.

    Looking forward to how the crescendo of this crazy s/l.

    Thank you, Michael, for this interview and to Mr. Scott for agreeing to do it. It was very enlightening!

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  48. JaneDigby says:

    Another great interview, Michael. James has certainly experienced enough fan foolishness directed at him to be sympathetic to any other actor receiving the same.

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  49. Bobbi says:

    It is EJ and Sami’s time in the sun because at one time you could not see anything but John and Marlena and at other Jack and Jennifer not to mention Bo and Hope.

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  50. Roni says:

    Very disappointed in those who act like it was Ejami’s bullying Kate. All of the Ejami’s that I follow on twitter never said a hateful word to her. Her character Abby was fair game, but no hatefulness was sent to KM. I’ve seen so many hateful things said about and directed to Alison Sweeney by the exact same people who are accusing Ejami’s of bullying. Hypocrites. And where are those hate filled tweets to KM? Those hateful messages? I have yet to see them. I’m very proud of James for sticking up for her though. That’s just the kind of class act he is, and that’s why I love him, no matter who he’s paired with.

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  51. pspcindy says:

    Thank you for the interview Michael.

    I always love your interviews but I must take issue with your inclusion of the question about the actress involved in the huge SL curve for EJami. We on twitter have seen James himself crucified, as well as Alison Sweeney over and over. It is wrong but actors get criticism whether deserved or not. It’s part of the job. I saw lots of distress and unhappiness about the vile story but very little abuse of the actress. For myself I wanted to hear from James about his story, his future and EJami not others.

    I think James was very cagey in his answers and left many people wondering just what his future holds. He has added luster and interest to DOOL throughout his run. I appreciate all his efforts and the many way he and EJami have entertained me. Best of luck to James whatever he may do.

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  52. Kathy says:

    It’s a shame that DAYS caters to the junior/Sami fans, and the other fans be damned, and have turned the show into “The Days of Ej/Sami Lives”! I find this SL very disgusting, disturbing, distasteful, and deceiving. From day one the only thing they have done is lie, manipulate, scheme, deceit each other, along with rape, kidnapping, and torture. There is NOT one ounce of Love on the show anymore! For years DAYS was an amazing daytime soap, and today I find it hard to say it’s even mediocre at best! There are many talented actors on the show that have been put on the backburner for what I just noted. And you can quote me on this!

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    Rachel replied

    wtf ? they are many other characters and couples on this show..watch them..why do you care about Ej or Sami ?..unbelievable.

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  53. Silo says:

    I love James, Ali and EJami. Looking forward to the upcoming SL for EJami. The best couple and chemistry on Daytime :-) .

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  54. Lena says:

    Another great Michael Fairman interview with my favorite soap actor, James Scott. I never get tired of hearing from James how much he loves working with Ali Sweeney and how much he enjoys the EJami story and how deeply he understands the EJami fans.

    As much as I detested the fling ( thanks for that word, Michael, because that’s all it was) that EJ had with Abby, I have realized that they were never meant to be a legitimate pairing. That fling was a plot point in the EJami story. I will be glad to see the whole ridiculous sordid mess revealed so that we can move on to the next beat for EJami. I am putting my faith in James that I will enjoy what is to come.

    The faux reveal was a well written, superbly acted episode. My only quibble was the disappointment that I fella when I realized that this EJ/Abby mess was not being dealt with.

    James was quite right in his assessment of what I feel as an Ejami: this fling was an unnecessary and cheap attempt at drama. The dialogue given to Alison Sweeney during this story was vulgar and insulting to not only her character but to women in general.

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  55. juby1951 says:

    Thanks for the great interview Michael. I do hope James wins, he deserves it. As for all the hate, you can tell by all the comments here, it’s not EJami fans because all the hate is directed toward James, Ali and EJami.

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  56. DaysFan1981 says:

    Another wonderful interview from Michael! However, the amount of preference the Ejami fans get from James is beyond nauseating! I wish he would realize he has other fans out there besides ejami fans, like ejole fans, ejabby fans, and just plain EJ fans. What will it take for JS to realize this isn’t his only fan base? Hopefully, one day, he’ll stop putting them on a pedestal, probably after Ali leaves. I’m sorry to see Ali leave. She is fabulous, fair to all fans. Just wish her co-worker was like her in that department.

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    thetruth replied

    so bitter..maybe James can love who/what he love and by the way he has been quite complimentary to the Ejole pairing in the past..The Abby mess is just a disgusting mess (worse than the Taylor era) who would want to praise this awkward trash, seriously ?

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  57. Rj says:

    Thank you for the JS interview, Michael. Good questions as always! James’s interviews are always engaging, entertaining, and fun to read!

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  58. Fran weaver says:

    I love and adore James Scott. Met him on soap cruise. A wonderful man. Great interview ! I feel he hints we do get ejami! I’m hoping. !

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  59. dmr says:

    James Scott is a classy, sophisticated, top-notch actor who gives his best to each and every scene. He deserved to be nominated as a Lead Actor in this year’s Emmy race. I watched the dream sequence two times. By the time the scene changed to the Horton house, I suspected it was a dream. I actually like the on-screen chemistry between EJ and Abigail. I’ve never really cared for “EJami.” To each their own, though. I also love EJ’s scenes with Kate!

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  60. Michele King says:

    James is one of the most talented actors!!! I have enjoyed watching him bring EJ DiMera to life. I am so upset that he is leaving the show. Days will not be the same without him, and Allison.

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  61. Rosalind Tolstoi says:

    I am heartbroken about EJ and Sami both leaving the show. They have become like family to me seeing them every day. I adore everyone on the show and hate to see any of them permanently leave the show. I think everyone on the show should get an Emmy!!! They are all fabulous actors.

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  62. Pat Neeland says:

    I think James Scott is a marvelous actor. He would have been good in silent movies because his facial expressions do all of the acting. I hope we see him in a tv series.

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  63. Grace Ippolito says:

    I am so involved with Days.

    Have been watching since Sami was a teen who got pregnant by Lucas resulting in Will. By the way, not crazy about this new Will. Just not believable. As for EJ and Sami, can’t get enough of them. Could care less if Kristen came back. So sorry to hear thst Sami, and now, EJ too, are leaving Days. It will never be the same. Good luck to you James, and to you, Alison, wherever you are heading. Hope to see your acting abilities in other venues..you are both too talented to let acting go by the by

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  64. JAN says:

    I WILL MISS EJ, SAMI, GABBY WISH NICK WAS DEAD GLAD LIAMS DEAD JEN DAN .NICOLE FORMER PRIEST ERIC NEDDS TO MARRY NICOLE.

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  65. bettyrj says:

    I am so sorry to see that both Ali and James are leaving Days. I have been a fan of DOOL since 1966 and it’s become a part of my daily ritual. In all of my years with Days, I have never been enthralled with another couple as I have been with EJ and Sami! At the Day of Days they seemed so close – I wonder if they gave their notice at the same time. After Ejami finally being a couple, they get thrown that s/l with EJ cheating on Sami? No way, no how would EJ cheat on her. I read that neither James nor Ali liked that. Would James and Ali have decided to leave if Ejami would have been left alone to work on the issues of their relationship like any other couple? Good question!! I wish them the very best in all of their future endeavors and hope that we would see them on screen together again!

    I guess I’m a Nervous Nellie and want the best for James; his description of the shaman and the hallucinogenic smoke disturbed me. He felt refreshed and clearheaded afterwards? A spiritual experience? It made me sad to read that. I hope that he finds peace within himself without that.

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  66. Tracy says:

    So happy I read the interview instead of what people are saying it said. He didnt call fans idiots, he called the people who sent kate mansi hate mail over the affair with ej..

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  67. T says:

    I see the Galen obsessed poster is posting attacks on James again.

    Michael – I think a great story would be to expose the cyber bullies and get to the bottom of why they hate. Or why they feel the need to attack actors whom they have no personal relationship with.

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  68. Leah says:

    Now the big announcement about James (EJ) leaving Days I have a feeling EJ is going to return to being evil…. I hope I’m wrong but I think Corday and his team are going to want to make the most of the time they have left of Mr EJ Dimera.
    An Ejami and Ejamily happily ever after…. in the 7 years prior to this year we didn’t get it I wonder if we ever will? I would find that all rather sad as an Ejami fan. Like AS said in an interview once Lumi and Safe were given their times of martial bliss, Ejami (up to now) have never been given that chance :(

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  69. Annie says:

    Great interview, wonderful actor. Both he and Allie will be missed by many. He was defending KM and the idiots who were nasty to her because he knows only too well how it feels to be under that kind of attack, you only have to read some of these comments to see the hatred still exists. He and Allie are too professionals who never resorted to what KM did in putting nasty banners on the internet. I didn’t find Ejabby hot or compelling, she seemed much too young and awkward and the sL really didn’t make any sense. Just another way for Corday to diminish the Ejamie fan base and it didn’t work. By the way KM really cant

    act circles around Ari Zukor, a really special lady. There are times when I do not like the character but disliking the actor depends on their words and actions off the screen.

    Wishing both James and Allie every good wish for things to come. They were wonderful to watch. Days has a lot of talented actors what they really need. Are some talented creative head writers

    Thank you for another great interview.

    Hopefully there will be an Ejamie wedding and a HEA,

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    jenesais replied

    Ari Zucker is the best female actor on Dool. I didn’t read anyone saying KM could act circles around her. I said KM can act circles around AS and Scott.

    Personally, I am hoping the Sween does NOT have another humiliating non-wedding and that, as a pay-off for the company girl she is, she gets to humiliate and smash the man who raped her once himself and repeatedly by proxy and who tortured her and her family for 7 years. I won’t even care if she uses that Exorcist voice when she does it.

    Mainly, I am glad I won’t have to endure either of those two bad actors anymore; nor will I be reading how “no way would Elvis cheat on Sami, blah blah”. Well, he DID. They are not PEOPLE! They are soap CHARACTERS who are what writers write them to be. And I do not “hate” soap characters. That would be not-enough-in-my-life-to-do, obsessively crazy! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

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    thetruth replied

    smart post Annie.

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  70. Lilly says:

    The build up to the affair was ludricrous. It was completely out of character for EJ to cheat on Sami. It was like the show wanted EJ to cheat, and it did not care how it got from point A to B as long as the end result was that EJ cheated. It was disgusting, and It was very insulting to the audience’s intelligence. At least it is being portrayed as a terrible mistake and that EJ’s love will never waver for Sami. But now EJ, Sami, and their fans have to live with the fact that EJ crossed a line that no one expected that he would ever cross. This show has no respect. I hope they do something to fix this before James and Ali leave the show. If not, thank goodness for fanfiction to do this intense, amazing , and unique couple justice.

    As far as Ejami fans being “mean” to KM, I follow hundreds of Ejami fans, and I only saw 1 tweet that out of line, and that tweeter was immediately shut down by other Ejami fans. James , Ali, and other actors have all faced criticism. Unfortunately, it is par with the territory, but only represents the few, not the whole. I totally agree with James about those people. However, telling fans to f -off and then calling out the entire Ejami fan base in an interview was not endearing, nor was it professional.

    Goodbye James and Ali. Thank you for being my favorite soap opera couple of all time!

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  71. Paul says:

    Yes that Galen poster is a troll she hates Ejami and Ali and James lol at this idiot say KM is a better actor than Ali and James let her take over when both Ali and James are gone and lets see if Days survives bet within a few months Days will be getting ratings like Passions did you think their bad now just wait until they hit the 1.4 and 1.5′s. Ejami is the couple that save Days the most even this story all about Ejami it never about EJ and Abby hell James even said so he always talks about how EJ loves Sami he never once said EJ has major feelings for Abby that saids it all to me.

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  72. Rj says:

    Well, I figured something had to be up since there was no mention about James’s contract or continuing. It has been so quiet on that front lately. Michael, would be good to do an interview with JS and AS together about their leaving. Also, an interview with Ken Corday to hear what he has to say about it, and the direction Days will take now that they both are leaving.

    Then some day, ‘we’ can interview you, Michael about what it is like to deal with all the behind actors, comings and goings about Soaps. I always say the behind the scenes can be more entertaining than the soaps- actors departing shows, hallucinogenic drugs with shamans, divorces, calling fans fucking idiots, – even if it is justified, etc. Maybe the final scene should be EJ with the shaman hallucinating an eternal life of bliss with Sami…..

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    julia replied

    Ken Corday can only say : i screwed up i screwed up as usual..i am an idiot i write awful stories or let write..lol.

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    RJS replied

    I hear you, but Mr.Corday has managed to keep the show on for 50 years despite many challenges, so I give him credit for that . I have not always liked the writing or all of the storylines, but he has been somewhat of a magician to keep the show going. Would like to hear what tricks he may have up his sleeves to pull the rabbit out of the hat this time. Losing two lead characters on the show is a big hit. Well, maybe he can produce a show with AS and JS – talk show, drama, etc. – think they would be good together.

  73. anon says:

    Good interview.

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  74. Dawn says:

    Glad he called out those ejami nutjobs, some of you ejami fans are beyond pathetic its pitiful. The horrible comments you freaks made about K.M was sickening and disgusting……you weirdos know who you are a nothing but a bunch of worthless disturbed, manics who cannot understand the concept of reality vs fiction. You ARE indeed a bunch of f$#@ing idiots, K.M is a young actress doing her job and because she threatened the nasty relationship that is ejami you lose your sh!t and act like a bunch of rabid dieased dogs towards both the actress and character K.M/ A.D. Makes me wonder how truly lonely, desperate and pathetic your life really is you become unhinged over a fictional nasty rapist marrying a woman he kidnapped and raped gross……puke. So glad both J.M and A.S are leaving Days, J.M was probably afraid to stand up for Kate because of these disturbed “fans” now that he’s leaving he doesn’t give a f%$k. I wonder what the loser rabid dogs will do when there is no more ejami, perhaps they’ll quit watching and go to Youtube and re watch the old ejami episodes lol. #ejamiwasneverandneverwillbeapowercouple ! That is all

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    Dawn replied

    J.S*

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    juby1951 replied

    Time will tell Dawn. That is all.

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  75. Karen says:

    Hi Michael! Thank you so much for the interview with James! Great interview as usual and as you always do Michael! Loved it and all of James and his leading lady the gorgeous and sexy Alison Sweeney and the love of his character’s life, the fabulous, fantastic, sexy, and gorgeous Samantha Gene!

    I just love how much Supercouple EJ & Sami are so loved and cherished! And how much James & Alison loves their absolutely fantastic POWER & SUPER COUPLE EJAMI!!!! Love how much James knows that he & Alison are a super power acting team together and James knows how absolutely amazing and fantastic EJ & Sami are together and that no matter who or what, it will never change and that they will always belong together and overcome any and everything, as they always have and always do! EJ & SAMI are absolutely FANTASTIC together and the greatest Soap Power Super Couple and acting team ever in Soaps! These two are remarkable together in every way! They have always been, for years, on a league and field of their very own!

    Love how much of a Super Golden Power House EJ & SAMI/JAMES & ALISON are together and are and have been THE stars, THE faces, and THE Supercouple of the show and the daytime genera for years! Way to go JAMISON & SUPER POWER COUPLE EJAMI!!!!!!

    I love how much James disliked and despised that dumb and absolutely stupid, trash, and ridiculous story of EJ cheating on Sami with a boring and slum of a child that he barely even ever knew or had scenes with and who was his little brother’s ex-girlfriend. Please, that bullcrap was so dumb and stupid and made absolutely no sense at all. And was absolutely stiff, uncalled for, and boring and lame as hell. Such a piece of trash and wasted time and story plot point and tactic, that was just incredibly dumb and out of character for all involved. But no matter, it was nothingness and pointless, just absolutely stupid and ridiculous all around and poor and trash of an excuse to use and exploit such a little girl character and sleaze. Nothing more, nothing less.

    EJ only ever loves and cares about Sami and their children! The cheating story with that boring little girl, whose never even had scenes with these two and barely knows them, was just dumb and no matter at all…it won’t stop Supercouple EJAMI!!! Sami has cheated on EJ multiple times, even when they were married a couple of years ago, she was cheating on EJ; and now he’s done this and only out of mainly trying to control the little child and keeping her from talking to the police about the love of his life Sami and what she was involved in with his step-son Will, with Gabi, with Kate, and with Sonny, etc. and just because he was vulnerable, at a weak and low point in his life by being upset and mad with Sami for pulling away due to his sister Kristen and the ridiculousness she pulled with Sami’s twin brother Eric and step-brother Brady, and because he was absolutely lost without Sami there with him and healing with him, as he always is. Samantha Gene completes him, as he completes her! They are so absolutely perfect together and absolute soulmates and made for each other in every way! So EXTREMELY happy that their (James & Alison and EJ & Sami’s) last year and moments on the show are with, for, and about each other and them together as it should be!

    Woo!! Just love how much James knows what’s up and the games, ploys, agendas, and tactics that people play and he didn’t fall for any of it and stayed true to his character and all the work and YEARS and history from EJ & Sami, to Santo & Colleen, to Supercouple EJAMI all if it throughout the YEARS, that he & Alison had put into their characters, their relationship together as EJAMI and their relationship together as great friends, partners, and co-workers and how he felt just the same as the major majority of viewers and that he didn’t like the EJ and the little girl cheap and ridiculous trash and stupidity, how he felt just like the major majority of viewers did, that he felt like it was completely unnecessary, completely out of character for EJ to ever do to Sami, and James knowing that EJ would cheat on any and everyone else and could and would careless about it, but that he would never cheat on Sami, and how James didn’t like that at all and felt like it was cheap and a slap in the face to he & Ali Sweeney’s characters, all of their hard work and years on the show together and all that they have done and given to their craft, their characters, and the show, and to Supercouple EJAMI’s relationship. Love reading all of that from him! GO JAMES!!! Speak the truth about that trash and ridiculousness! Just stupid and dumb as hell all the way around and for all three of their characters involved.

    Supercouple EJAMI had already been through way more than enough over the years and overcame it all to finally be together, and there was absolutely no need for that kind of trash and mess. And love how he felt just as the major majority of viewers did…cheated out of his story, love, relationship, and all of the incredible hard work and years that he & Alison have put into their characters, their relationship, and their story together and how it was just utterly ridiculous, unfair, cheap, and made absolutely no sense at all to even do, as EJ would never have done such a thing TO SAMI! EJ will cheat on others WITH SAMI…and he won’t really care at all about doing so, as Sami is and has always been THE ONE for him and THE ONE that he wants, loves, and is the love of his life. So he could care less about anyone else, Sami’s THE ONE for him anyway, so he doesn’t care about cheating on someone else WITH SAMI! But EJ would never cheat on Sami.

    James, of course, must still see and know of the positives to come for Power Super Couple EJAMI despite this and how it really is no matter for them at the end of the day, and they’ll get over that incredible lame, cheap, and stupid mistake that he made, and they’ll be even stronger for it and still top it and stomp it down and out like they’ve done everything else that tried to get in their way or between them. It’s no matter and won’t phase Supercouple EJAMI at all, they’ll get through it and over it just like that. And James must know of and see that positivity coming for EJAMI, despite such garbage and trash that ridiculously and stupidly occurred with that boring little girl child and completely out of character for EJ in all regards to even ever do.

    He & Alison are absolutely brilliant with or without Emmy nominations, doesn’t change a thing about their greatness, talent, and brilliance as actors together and as their Super power couple EJAMI together! They’re brilliant and fabulous without the politics of all that Emmy stuff. They deserve nominations, but there’s so much politics and network mess wrapped up in that, that it doesn’t even matter, Jamison’s brilliant and super impressive and great stamp and #1 spot in the daytime as actors and as THE Supercouple of the show and genera speaks volumes for itself and always has!! James & Alison are so great that they could really have their very own spin-off primetime show together as EJ & Sami and their family, their businesses, their children, the mafia life when they have to use it, the excitement they bring constantly and every single time together, their absolutely fantastic, unmatched, untouchable, blazing, off the charts and in a very own super high league and field of their very own super chemistry that they have together (just…WOW!!! They can not even be touched or matched in that department alone; no one even comes close to what James & Alison have on-screen together and to what EJ & Sami just passionately have, feel, and show for one another! So hott and thrilling! Just absolutely brilliant together!), and all of their scheming and plotting ways together to take people down that dare to threaten or mess with them, their family, or their businesses together. Would love it!

    LOVE POWER and SUPER COUPLE EJAMI!!!!!! #1 EJAMI!!!! #1 EJAMI!!!!! EJAMI!!!! EJAMI!!!! & JAMISON!!!! YESSSSS!!!!!! LOVE THEM!!! THE ABSOLUTELY GREATEST & #1 SUPERCOUPLE EVER IN SOAPS & FOR THE NEW GENERATION, ERA, AND DECADE!!!!! POWER and SUPER COUPLE EJAMI and JAMISON all day long and all day everyday forever and ever and always!!! LOVE the GREAT # 1 SUPERCOUPLE EJAMI!!!!!!!!!! LOVE JAMISON!!!! James & Alison are absolutely terrific and fantastic together and always have been!!! LOVE THEM!!!!

    Thanks again Michael for the great interview once again! And GO SUPERCOUPLE EJAMI!!!!!!! GO JAMISON!!!!!!

    LOVE JAMES SCOTT!!!!! THANK YOU JAMES!!!!!

    But he must see some kind of positive happenings for Supercouple EJAMI and them

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  76. Judy Mastrullo says:

    I have been watching DOOL for over 8 years. James and Allison have always been my favorite characters. I will hate to see Allison leave when the time comes. But that is all a part of life. I’m happy for her that she can spend the time with her children. As for James I hope he stays, but if he doesn’t I certainly understand. But I don’t understand why people have to compare one actor to another. They are all good and worthy to be recognized for their talent. If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it.
    I hate when people bash the actors for what they do. I for one don;t want to hear all their negative BS. I record this show everyday. I love watching it. I hope its on for a long time to come.
    I don’t like what they have done to EJ and Sami at this time. We have all wanted to see them happy at least while they are both are still on the show. It sure would be nice. I love you guys on this show together and will truly miss it when Allison is gone. Thank you for giving us all these years a good show to follow. You are Both remarkable. As well as all the other talents on this show. Good Luck in all you do with DOOL and other places. James I look forward to seeing you on DOOL into the next chapter. I have learn to love you when you are a nice guy and hate you when you aren’t. But isn’t that the sign of a good actor? I think so! Good Luck to you Both!

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  77. Becky Rowe says:

    I have watch this show since day one. I have experienced every emotion a devoted fan can have. We fans become so immersed in the daily drama of the characters that it is hard to remember ‘it’s only television’. When I learned that Allison was leaving the show, I cried. Truly cried. It was like losing a family member. I have shared her ups and downs right along with her. AND NOW!!!!!!!!!!! James is leaving. I have fallen in love with EJ and Sami. I really do understand their desire to do more (or shall I say, experience more) and different things with their lives. But I don’t believe I can continue to watch Days. It just won’t be the same for me. I do wish them God Blessings in all their future endeavors. They truly deserve the best their careers can bring them. Good-Bye Days.

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