As soaps begin to return to production and filming, their head honchos are sharing their safety secrets to combat the spread of COVID-19. From using blow-up dolls to regular testing, here's how daytime execs are keeping coronavirus at bay.
We feel almost like television pioneers all these years later because we’re the first ones out, blazing new ways of producing the shows with the current safety standards, and we’re getting the job done. It’s very exciting.
In one recently-filmed scene, Flo (Katrina Bowden) had to engage in a lip-lock with Wyatt (Darin Brooks) freed her from being chained to a radiator. So the actress's real-life husband, Ben Jorgensen, stepped in for "a big embrace and a kiss," Bell noted.
we were producing eight, one-hour episodes a week. That’s basically 40 or 50 scenes a day. That’s going to be basically impossible to reopen, so to speak, at that pace. We’re going to have to be more careful. So will there be five shows a week, or more? Yet to be determined.