If you missed last night’s season premiere of the new monthly Internet radio series, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, not to worry, you can listen here to the archived broadcast of the entire show!
During Soap Nation Live, Michael welcomed very special guests: General Hospital’s Michael Easton (Silas), The Young and the Restless David Tom (Billy) and Days of our Lives Guy Wilson (Will) who each gave a very candid and fun interview to the listeners, and took several callers questions and comments along the way!
General Hospital’s Michael Easton, who rarely does interviews explained why that is so on the broadcast, plus discussed if and when he knew about Silas’ big story that is currently playing out on GH, and what he thought of being given the name “Silas” after having switched from playing John McBain!
And speaking of John McBain, Michael discusses his time playing the beloved character, and his former cast of OLTL, including working with his pal, Trevor St. John (Victor Jr.) Of course, we had to ask about Michael being re-teamed with Kelly Monaco (Sam) and if it’s been difficult to make lighting strike three times with the popular duo with him playing three different roles opposite Kelly – Caleb of PC, John, and now Silas. And Michael played our very special game show segment, “Who Knows Michael Easton’s Soap Roles Best?” and helped a lucky listener to victory!
During his radio appearance, David Tom was very candid about replacing the beloved Billy Miller and taking back his original role of Billy Abbott for the first time in more than a decade. He also filled us in on why he decided to exit Y&R in the first place years ago, and was open to conversing on how he deals with fan pushback and getting their acceptance playing the role of Billy again.
Since talent runs in the “Tom” household, David reveals if he and sister Heather Tom of The Bold and the Beautiful give each other acting tips, and David talks about working with his Y&R cast mates: Amelie Heinle (Victoria), Cynthia Watros (Kelly), Jess Walton (Jill) and Peter Bergman (Jack)!
Guy Wilson was very sincere and forthright discussing taking over the pivotal role of Will Horton from Chandler Massey and the importance of the couple WilSon to the daytime landscape. He also revealed what has been like for him to play with all the recent bedrooms scenes with Freddie Smith (Sonny), working with baby Ari, three important ladies in Salem: Deidre Hall (Marlena), Alison Sweeney (Sami) and Lauren Koslow (Kate). Guy also answered what is the importance to him of playing an LGBT character and representing it on television, and where he hopes Sonny and Will’s story will go in the future, after their big moment that aired today on Valentine’s Day!
Listen below to the entire broadcast which includes our special SoapValentine’s Day segment too! Then let us know what was your favorite part of the premiere episode of Soap Nation Live was?