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WATCH: Wally Kurth Warns Filming Suspension Could Be "Dangerous" for Soaps

Wally Kurth

Wally Kurth (Ned, General Hospital/Justin, Days of Our Lives) is a veteran of the soap game, and he's concerned. In a chat with on-screen son Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS) and girlfriend Alyssa Tabit on their The Freddie & Alyssa Show podcast, Kurth revealed that the delays in filming due to coronavirus remind him of challenges soaps faced in the 1990s.

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The veteran actor shared:

They’re going to run out of shows, and I think that’s dangerous. All I know is that I remember the days when during the O.J. Simpson trial we lost a lot of viewers because once viewers tune out it’s sometimes hard to go back. 

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DAYS has an advantage. in that it films so far ahead that it has ample original episodes to air for months to come. Kurth noted:

It will have the only original content for soaps. I have a feeling we may gain a few viewers.

He also reminisced with long-standing relationships with co-stars, including Jane Eliot (Tracy, GH) and John Aniston (Victor, DAYS).

Watch the chat go down below.