As the highly-anticipated online series Winterthorne is set to have its online debut this Thursday, August 27th, over the next few days leading up to it, On-Air On-Soaps will be bringing you some red carpet video interviews with the cast taped at the Winterthorne premiere and screening held just over a week ago.
John-Paul Lavoisier is having quite the resurgence in his soap opera career! Beloved for his portrayal of Rex Balsom for almost a decade on One Life to Live, his fans have been clamoring to see him on their daytime screens again, and now they will have the opportunity to do so – in two different shows and formats! Up first, John-Paul makes his debut in Winterthorne in the role of Hugh Cambridge, and that is followed by his contract role on Days of our Lives as the new Phillip Kiriakis!
When discussing with Lavoisier the exciting casting news that he is the new Phillip Kiriakis of Salem, and what it feels like to be part of that iconic clan, JP Responded: “You know, it’s funny. On One Life I started out as sort of a kid and grew up. Now being a Kiriakis and being at DAYS, I feel like an official grown-up. I wear suits every single day and I am corporate. Working with John Aniston (Victor), I’m like this business man. I’m doing man stuff, posing in my suit! (Laughs) I’ve got like computers and paperwork and talking about Taiwan negotiations and all kinds of stuff. So, it’s different. One of my favorite movies of all-time is Glengarry Glen Ross, and it’s finally come to use. I get to use that knowledge and demeanor and bring that to this project, and so it’s good.”
As to what to look forward to in those outdoorsy scenes that feature Lavoisier’s character of Hugh and Martha Madison’s Miranda Winterthorne in the Winterthorne promos, JP teased: “I probably shouldn’t say why because it will ruin it, but these are my Winterthorne scars! (shows hand). I just legitimately got this on set and you will see why. I absolutely had fun being in Winterthorne, because for me I got the chance to be in the woods in real life. It feels really real. It felt like I was on vacation, instead of being in a studio.”
Watch the video interview with John-Paul after the jump. Then let us know if are you excited to see him as Hugh in Winterthorne and as the new Phillip on DAYS? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.