DAYS' Molly Burnett Sings For Jesus on True Blood





Well I had a little talk with Jesus. Told him all about my troubles... Days of Our Lives star Molly Burnett (Melanie) is definitely leading a charmed life. After basically being handed the soap opera for most of 2008 and a good chunk of '09, Burnett, as previously reported, is now set to inhabit my new favorite prime time soap True Blood. Sigh. Here's what Burnett revealed to TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan about her role as a Christian pop singer on the vampire opera.

True Blood couldn’t be hotter—and cooler—so kudos on the gig! Are you a fan?

Before I did the role I didn’t have HBO—which has obviously changed now—so I didn’t know the show. Prior to the audition I went online to watch an episode. I just selected one at random and it was the one where this crazed naked vampire [Liam, played by Graham Shiels] is having sex with a woman who’s all tied up, and I was like, “Oh, my God! What kind of show am I auditioning for?” But my best friend, who watches True Blood, said, “It’s OK, Molly. Relax. It’s not all like that.

Now if you've been listening to the Daytime Confidential CBS/DAYS podcast, you know I've been the first person to admit that Burnett has come a loooong way since she first arrived in Salem. The show has smartly stopped trying to make her their young adult heroine and are instead tapping into Burnett's quirky sensibilities and utilizing her penchant for Jim Carrey-esque facial contortions to the character's advantage—here comes the but—True Blood is my new obsession, and you know how I get about shows I'm obsessed with! I watched the entire first season last Friday night in preparation of last Sunday's season two premiere, and to say this show has staked a place in my heart would be an undead understatment. To make a short story long, don't eff this one up Burnett, 'cause I'll be watching!


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23 May 2009
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TRUE BLOOD is my obsession!

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My obssession, too. A GREAT show.

I don't watch DOOL so I have no idea who this actress is, but if she has a gig on True Blood, she must be okay. It looks like the B&B actress playing the new Merlotte's waitress is getting a pretty gig on the show as well. Viva the Soap Divas!

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I bought the first two Sookie Stackhouse novels yesterday, can't WAIT to read them!

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Love True Blood and I think MB will be okay. I hope she is a bloody victim.

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Just a heads up Jamey, the books are a little different from the show. However, they're still really addictive -lol!

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I heart TrueBlood - just finished Disc 1 and moved to others to the top of my NetFlix queue...can't wait to watch the others, but I digress...MOLLY BURNETT?!?!?!

NOOOOooooooooooo! Talk about a stake to the heart!

I heart(ed) DOOL too. When Drake & Dee left and "this little girl" stayed I wanted blood. So the only way this is going to make me happy is if the writers of TrueBlood murder her on screen for 3 full minutes while the theme song of DOOL plays in the background. Ahhhh...now that would almost make up for the character of Melanie!

Yes, I'm aware how pathetic this fantasy is...