What a whirlwind few years Rob Scott Wilson had had in the daytime television and soap opera landscape! Starting off as the first male model of the iconic CBS game show The Price is Right, to next landing a primo role as Pete Cortlandt on Prospect Park’s reboot of the iconic All My Children, to now landing on the longest-running scripted television show in NBC history, Days of our Lives!
As fans know, Rob replaced Justin Gatson in the role of Ben in Salem. And this week with the arrival of Ben and Jordan’s (Chrishell Stause) dangerous dad Clyde on the scene, it looks like trouble is ahead for these siblings!
To say Rob has had a bit of a charmed life over the last couple of years is something that the earnest and sincere Wilson knows full well, and his appreciation of it shows through whenever you speak with him. On-Air On-Soaps had a few minutes to catch up with Rob during Daytime Emmy weekend!
Rob on how he landed the role of Ben on DAYS: “Well, I found a new home… someone picked me up off the street and gave me a new job! (Laughs) I was actually back home for Christmas, and DAYS had asked me about an audition for this right before I left, and I had already changed my flight two times for other projects, and so I needed to just go home. So I went home to reconnect and recollect myself, and I got a call and they offered me the role! I started a week after Christmas. ”
Rob on his time with All My Children: “I loved everyone at AMC. It was such a family. I am very happy where I am with DAYS, but obviously, I miss those faces at All My Children.”
Rob on working with Chrishell Stause as his on-screen DAYS sister: “Chrishell is Awesome … she is like my sister! I work with her all the time and again, I got very lucky to work with such great people, who I have such great rapport with.”
Rob on the secrets that Ben is running from: “Ben is a good guy and he is running from his past, but he has a temper, and that temper can possibly land him in some trouble. We shot so much and we are so far ahead at DAYS, but I can say …. there is so much to learn about Ben and a lot of story and I can’t wait for everybody to see it. ”
How do you like Rob as the new Ben on Days of our Lives? Now that his father Clyde is in the picture, what do you think will be revealed? Share your thoughts below!