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0 June 7th, 2010 DAYS Peter Reckell speaks on Mrs H’s upcoming tribute!

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Days of our Lives, Peter Reckell, (Bo) who was extremely close to the late Frances Reid (Alice) spoke with TV Guide Magazine about the start of the upcoming tribute episodes that brings family and friends together for Alice’s final days and passing.   Here are a few excerpts:

Reckell on how it was to play out the sad episodes: “We loved having the opportunity to say goodbye — both as actors and characters. It was wonderful to have all those great old friends come back to the show and it was much like catching up with people at a real funeral. “It’s great to see you but, boy, do the circumstances suck!” And it was funny because we just kept going between takes — looking through all these great old photo books, reminiscing about our storylines with Mrs. H, and telling stories about Frances some of which aren’t repeatable. [Laughs]. She was not a G-rated person! The emotion of it all just clobbered me over the head. I’d come out of scenes not able to speak because the bond we had with her was so tremendous. There was no acting necessary!”

Reckell on the pairing of  his then Rebel Biker, Bo, and Gran and her donuts! ” Bo and Mrs. H!  I loved our scenes together. It would be great if we mixed it up more on the show these days. I don’t see the kids on our show hardly at all anymore. And that’s a shame because, you’re right, the audience eats that up. But we do have Suzanne Rogers [Maggie] picking up the torch from Frances and working with the younger ones. It’s good to see her step up and become our matriarch. She’s the one with the history now.”

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