Days of Our Lives' Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) is up for a Best Supporting Actress Emmy this year - and rightfully so. The soap staple had quite the year in Salem, after all. Seaforth Hayes opened up in a new interview with Michael Fairman TV about picking her Emmy reel and the challenge of filming such moving scenes.
I submitted when Julie dies. I submitted the farewell montage scenes with Bill Hayes, and they were very moving to us… and we’ll see. I did not submit anything snappy, or bitchy, or hysterical. I’ve lost against hysterical every time. Comedy has never worked. So, I am going to try the heart and soul of soup [sic] opera: not bitchiness, but loss.
Playing near-death scenes across from her real-life husband was challenging, Seaforth Hayes admitted. She shared:
It was very difficult. I mean, these are the things that make us so connected to the characters and the show. This is a place where we can show the public what love means to us, which is everything.
And for an adorable moment, Bill himself chimed in:
SUSAN: (Yells) Billy, what did you say when you found out I was nominated?
SUSAN: That’s about right. (Laughs)