Days of Our Lives' Brady (Eric Martsolf) has been on hand for some of Salem's zaniest weddings. In a week of nuptials on DAYS, Martsolf shared his reactions to Brady's romances and wacky weddings with Soap Opera Digest.
Looking back at the first take of his 2012-2013 romance with his dad's ex Kristen (then-Eileen Davidson), Martsolf has fond memories of the storyline's climax. At the "Bristen" wedding, Brady's stepmom, Marlena (Deidre Hall), accidentally screened a video of Kristen's rape of her son, priest Eric (Greg Vaughan). He shared:
That awful wedding when Brady had to watch his brother the priest having sex with his fiancée, when it was supposed to be a montage of Brady and Kristen’s love. I’ve been involved in a few soap opera weddings, but that was definitely one of the best as far as the culmination of events leading to this awful cynical [climax]. There was so much hope in Brady’s heart for a beautiful, perfect day, and in true soap opera style it turned out to be an awful nightmare for him and everyone around him. He and Eric beat each other up on the pulpit an hour later in the church. It was great, pure soap fun.
There was this funny moment. I remember walking into the makeup room and seeing this prosthetic mask on one of those Styrofoam white dummy heads. I was like, ‘That’s interesting. It kind of looks like Ari.’ Then I passed by Wardrobe and saw doubles of all these dresses. They were all long, so it meant Ari or Stacy [Haiduk, Kristen]. They’re both tall. I was like, ‘What’s going on here?’ Only in rare instances are you given a giant warning about what’s coming up. I kind of put the pieces together and realized this might be a doppelgänger thing.” What was your initial reaction? “When I realized I was going to be making love to a woman wearing a mask and not be able to tell that she was wearing a mask, I had to take myself to one of those disbelief moments and just embrace the nuttiness of it. That was hard to embrace, and I came from PASSIONS, where anything goes. So my skin was pretty tough in that department. I was like, ‘Okay. Let’s do it. Let’s make it work.’ It was far-fetched, but, God, it was fun.