DC #273: Joseph Mascolo Interview

News that Days of Our Lives supervillain Stefano DiMera wouldn’t be coming out of his coma caused fans of the iconic character and his portrayer Joseph Mascolo to quickly mobilize. Soon after came the announcement that the Phoenix would indeed rise again from the ashes and more pointedly, from the coma Marlena (Deidre Hall) put him in.

Recently Luke and Jamey had the chance to speak with Salem’s most famous puppet master Joseph Mascolo, aka Stefano DiMera himself, about his history-making run on Days. Find out what led to the decision to put Stefano on ice and why Mascolo firmly believes it was the fervent outcry of his friends (he doesn’t like to use the word fans) who demanded The Powers That Be thaw Stefano out.

In the revealing interview Mascolo weighs in on how he feels Stefano should deal with his enemies-namely Marlena, his onetime "Queen of the Night" and John, his ultimate Pawn. Find out if he’s worried about whether or not Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) has become the new kingpin of Salem and if he believes The Phoenix should find love this time around.

They also compare and contrast the role of Stefano with Mascolo’s memorable turn as Ridge Forrester’s biological father Massimo Marone on The Bold and the Beautiful. You’ll never guess Massimo and Stefano’s surprising link! This is an interview Days and Bold and Beautiful fans won’t soon forget.

We hope you enjoy listening to this industry giant as much as we did.

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10 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Brooke

    From Joseph’s mouth to the writer’s ears with regard to what Stefano should do on his return to Salem… I can’t wait!!!! Great interview Luke and Jamey!!

  2. Profile photo of mrsnoahdrake

    They are 1/2 brothers because they had the same father – Santo DiMera.
    Colleen Brady was John’s mother – but not Stefano’s.
    of course, John’s history has been rewritten probably more than any other character in the history of daytime. So, it could change again.

  3. Profile photo of DS9Sisko

    Luke & Jamey, not only was that a really good interview but I know you both are pleased as punch to have landed such a big name in the soap world, on top of your other recent great interviews.

    If I were to offer a couple of suggestions: a little more about the behind the scenes stuff instead of such a heavy emphasis on storylines and a little more probing about how the actors approach their craft as artists in shaping their characters.

    Overall, an excellent job.

    THE EDGE OF NIGHT: 2008 – Hi-Octane Version

  4. Profile photo of Danielle

    Great interview guys! I don’t watch DOOL but I have always admired JM’s work!!!! I always thought he would make a good Mikkos Cassadine if GH ever got a clue to bring the Cassadines back!

  5. Profile photo of angmc

    Wonderful interview by Luke and Jamey!! I’m so glad they brought Joe back! I never thought they would leave Stefano in a coma but it sounds like the fans made this comeback happen and not TPTB.
    Now I have to pin my hopes on Dena being able to write an interesting story that can incorporate Stefano/John/Marlena/EJ/Sami. I don’t think the odds are in our favor but I will cross my fingers…

  6. Profile photo of Nicki

    Phenomenal interview you guys…he’s such an amazing man and I was so excited when you told me about the interview talk about a major upside for DC. You both definately held your own and had an amazing conversation with a legend I’m very proud of you two. Can’t wait to see him back on the show it’s going to be awesome. Great job again!!


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    Jillian Bowe

    Great interview fellas!  What a nice man JM is and a major coup for DC. When I heard about the interview I was like, "DC’s on FIRE now!" Not that we weren’t before but you know what I mean! Oh how I wish Brad Bell decides to snatch Joe back up to B&B or better yet…. have sister-in-law Maria wisk him to Y&R!

  8. Profile photo of soapscribe

    Awesome interview! I met Joe a few years back and he was an absolute pleasure to talk to. Very nice, humble and down to earth. I really enjoyed listening to this. Thanks a lot guys!

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