Nadia Bjorlin named 2011′s Sexiest Woman Alive by TV Guide Canada? Well duh, as if there is any other choice. The Days of our Lives, and Venice star, is drop dead gorgeous, and truly a stunner. In a brand new interview with the woman who embodies the flawed characters of Lara in Venice and Chloe on DAYS, discussed her recent acting successes in both series, plus her man, B&B’s Brandon Beemer (Owen) who formerly was Shawn in Salem, and gives some insight if there is a Broe reunion in the works. Here are a few excerpts!
Bjorlin on how finding out she was playing Lara in a millisecond on Venice adapted and made scenes sizzle with co-star Jessica Leccia (Ani): ” I discovered Lara while I was acting as the week was unfolding. [Luckily, I gelled with the cast easily]; I felt the chemistry was effortless, at least on my part. I also felt like I instantly connected with Jessica [Leccia]. After two days, I really did feel like I was dating her [laughs]! It was really exciting because I really wanted to challenge myself [as an actress] and really prove that I could do something so different from Chloe. And Chloe’s great; she’s always changing. But Chloe is always going to be Chloe, and I really wanted to prove that I could do something different. It was Crystal’s idea to take Lara to this dark place because she really wanted to push and challenge me and I’m so grateful for that. It was thrilling to have that opportunity. The whole crew and cast … Venice turned into this great love fest. Our camaraderie off-set, I think, really helped create these characters and [kick off the] relationships right off the bat. For example, Crystal and Galen [Gering] really made believable brother and sister thanks to their off-set relationship.”
Bjorlin on the infamous DAYS half-naked between the sheets photo shoot with her, Beemer, Jay Johnson and Martha Madison which soon after saw Beemer and Madison let-go by the series: ”I was completely shocked! At that point, I felt like a pseudo-veteran of the show, like I knew what could happen around there, but I was wrong! People were nervous because Julie Pinson and Judi Evans had just been let go, but I remember saying to Brandon at the time, “Honey, you have nothing to worry about — you’re the son of Bo and Hope; you’re the last person to be fired.” And, as if on cue, like a week later, he came to me and told me he had been fired. I totally thought he was kidding! On some level, I felt like I was an island floating around, so I figured I was more expendable than Martha and Brandon, especially since they had been such front-burner characters for so long. I couldn’t imagine it, but change needs to happen.
Bjorlin on if there is hope for a re-teaming of Chloe and Brady on DAYS, since the Broe fan base have been vocal: ”The Broe fans are amazing. They’re so sweet. Their passion is undying. Personally, I feel terrible because at this point, I can’t offer them anything [story-wise]. Persistence is definitely the key to getting anything you want in life so perhaps they have it figured out. Damn it, maybe it will happen thanks to the laws of attraction. Broe is so special to me personally, and to Chloe … and yeah, I definitely think … there was never any closure and there were so many gaps in the story, which is why the fans — and us actors — never got any closure because it didn’t end properly. I think the possibility is definitely there. You never know what’s going to happen on a soap. Eric (Martsolf) and I always joke when we have a scene together, “Well, that was fun — I’ll see you in four months,” because we have these beautiful little moments together, which are very random most of the time, but they’re really small and subtle. You do wonder if there is something behind those brief scenes — or are we just creating it all in our minds?