EXCLUSIVE: Wally Kurth Talks Getting More Days of Our Lives Airtime and Possible General Hospital ReturnBy Jamey Giddens on May 29, 2013
Almost at the halfway point of 2013, one could say it's been a pretty good year for Wally Kurth so far. The veteran soap star is being used frequently on NBC's Days of Our Lives as Justin Kiriakis and his General Hospital character, Ned Ashton is also back in play on the ABC Daytime soap.
I caught up with Kurth at the recent Days of Our Lives Charity Event for Autism Speaks in Atlanta. Amid plenty of appetizers, cocktails and exuberant fans, we chatted about his two defining suds roles.
DC: You've been having a pretty good year. You're on DAYS and you were on GH again.
Wally Kurth: Yeah!
DC: I've been reading in spoilers that Justin is going to be mixing it up even more with EJ and Sami?
WK: Yeah. I love it. I'm working! When you mix it up with those two, you get some airtime. READ MORE
When Will (Chandler Massey) saw Sonny's (Freddie Smith) hand, he immediately demanded to know what happened. Sonny said he didn't want to talk about it. When Will pressed him, Sonny revealed Nick (Blake Berris) had called him a faggot.
Kate (Lauren Koslow) called Stefano to tell him to leave her alone. It was blatantly clear he was toying with her.
Adrienne (Judi Evans) showed Sonny a gift she'd bought for Will's daughter. Sonny had to explain that Will had signed his rights away. As they were talking, Kate walked in and overheard Adrienne question why Will would give up his rights. I hope to the Soap Gods Kate is able to do what Sami (Alison Sweeney), EJ (James Scott) and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) have yet to accomplish — get revenge on Nick.
News that Roger Howarth (ex-Todd), Michael Easton (ex-John) and Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr) are set to return to General Hospital as all-new characters is being met with mixed responses. As suds fans debate the latest chapter in the battle between GH and Prospect Park's One Life to Live, we decided to look back at a few actors who've played two unrelated roles on the same soap. Check 'em out below!
Will (Chandler Massey) and Gabi (Camila Banus) wanted to talk about the baby, but Nick (Blake Berris) said nothing had changed. He insisted he and Gabi could still raise the child as their own. Nick has become one delusional Salemite!
I never thought I’d see the day where I loathed this character so much. I guess maybe that’s the brilliance of Berris’ acting. When Will called Nick “insane,” Nick told him never to say that again — ever. Uh oh, here we go down Salem’s psycho rabbit hole.
Popular daytime soaper Judi Evans is doing a little moonlighting. The Days of Our Lives actress has booked a recurring role on The Mentalist. According to published reports, Evans will play State Senator Elaine Dawkins in at least three episodes of the hit CBS procedural, beginning in January.
Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia followed up their time as lesbian lovers Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera on Guiding Light with a second act in Chappell’s web soap Venice. Now it appears the pair are ready for a third act. Chappell’s production company Open Book Productions has released the trailer for its new web series The Grove.
Starring Chappell and Leccia as Nico and Ivy, The Grove features a cast brimming with popular soap stars. Robert Woods, Jordan Clarke, Beth Maitland, Christian LeBlanc, Michelle Stafford, Nadia Bjorlin, Peter Reckell, Linsey Godfrey, Judi Evans and Bobbie Eakes are among The Grove’s stars. Visit TheGroveTheSeries.com for more information. Watch the trailer for The Grove after the jump!