EXCLUSIVE: Blake Berris Talks Meth Head, House of Last Things and Springing Nick Fallon From Jail on Days of Our Lives



 


DC: You were on the Daytime Emmy red carpet with Camila Banus...

BB: Yes. I was with Camila...Gabi and Nick, we've done a lot of scenes together. I don't know if I can define it, but there's certainly a connection.

DC: Meth Head is getting crazy buzz. What can you share about your character, seductive drug dealer Dusty?

BB: I was ecstatic and honored to work on that project. It was just an unbelievable role. When my manager first emailed it to me, I saw it was very, very intense material. It's exactly the kind of stuff I've always wanted to work on. When Nick went dark in the first go round on DAYS, I loved exploring that stuff. The content in Meth Head gives you a lot as an actor to sink your teeth into. My character is sort of a small time party guy/drug dealer. He's not like a head honcho of any sort. He's a guy around town who does drugs and deals. He ends up meeting Lukas Haas' character [Kyle] out and Lukas and I sort of develop a friendship in drugs. We become partners in crime. One thing leads to another and it goes pretty dark. We end up prostituting ourselves. It shows the lengths you will go to when you have a drug addiction. It's pretty profound. It's an interesting dynamic, because his character is gay and my character isn't — though we definitely have a strong friendship. The three of us—Lukas and Necar Zadegan, she has a new show on The CW called Emily Owens, M.D— we become a dysfunctional family, then it all sort of spirals out of control.

DC: When does Meth Head premiere?

BB: We are hoping to announce a festival premiere in the next month.

DC: I remember seeing the trailer and thinking, "That's Nick being a badass!"

BB: [Laughs]

BB: It's a really moving film. It's not easy to watch, but it's wonderful. I'm really proud of it.




DC: From the trailer, House of Last Things looks a bit trippier than Meth Head.

BB: Yeah, it's definitely a huge trip! Jesse in House of Last Things was an incredible role. Without giving too much away, me and Lindsey Haun's character, we're kind of these Portland trailer trash characters who move into this house—they're house-sitting—and there's a supernatural aspect to the house. It's kind of transforming them as people. It was really an awesome role to craft, because my character, from beginning to end, really becomes a different person.

Blake Berris returns as Nick Fallon today, Aug. 27 on NBC's Days of Our Lives.


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gato1's picture
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Great Interview Jamey! Meth Head sounds very interesting!

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Oh, God. Are we gearing up for a Nick/Gabi/Chad triangle once Melanie is written out? I guarantee it.

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Can Gabi just leave leave die I dont care just get gone

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I still don't get why he had to be brought back. I never got him the first time, and I still don't.

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Nick coming back is a breath of fresh air. This is one move I can get behind. I have missed the techno geek and his offbeat charm. He is kind of a throwback to Eugene Bradford! I am also estatic that they are bringing his mom back for some scenes. Maybe they can use Jessica some in the future as well. I am sure that is an interesting dynamic. It must have been rough being raised by a woman with two personalities. They could use that story to inform his current life. I am also eager to see Jean Bruce Scott whom I haven't heard anything about since she was on Days. It will be great to see how Nick fits into the current show. I think he will do well. The boys on the show seem like they would mix well with him. As far as girls are concerned, the show could use one or two more. And one or two less lol. I too am over Gabby. So it might be a nice time for a new girl to come to town. Maybe a niece of Marlena's. We have not seen a relative of Marlena's in many years. Surely her seldomly talked about brother had some children.....

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Never cared for the character or the actor (although I loved his parents, Jessica & Joshua)so my reaction to his return is "meh".

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Days seriously needs to pump up its twenty-something generation. Bringing back Blake can help do that. It's a pity Nick is related by blood to Abby because the two of them would be hot together.

People can criticize B&B for Liam/Hope/Steffi overkill all they want but at least the actors playing those roles are good.

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Yoryla wrote:
I still don't get why he had to be brought back. I never got him the first time, and I still don't.

^^Agreed. "Meh."

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THEBEST wrote:
Oh, God. Are we gearing up for a Nick/Gabi/Chad triangle once Melanie is written out? I guarantee it.

I don't know why Chad would want to even be part of such a triangle, since he's made his feelings clear with regards to Gabi. Melanie leaving will only make him even more bitter towards her. A Chad/Sonny/Will triangle sounds about right though. LOL. Poor little Chad will soon be womanless so maybe he can explore his "other" side. LOL.

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Glad to see Blake/Nick back. He was such an original character on the show. I hated how they got rid of him with the crazy storyline and Nick sitting in prison but Blake Berris did wonders with the storyline.

While I wish he hasn't been sitting in prison when others far more deserving to be in a jail cell have always had their freedom, I am interested in seeing where they take his character.