Tuesday, July 8, 2014

~TALK TO ME TUESDAY-JULY 8, 2014~


MY INTERVIEW WITH RADIO HOST, CODY MURPHY (WEEKDAYS WITH MURPH)






Thank you so much Cody for being here!



I thought I would do something different, when I approached you, what did you think of my idea?

First of all, thank you so much for reaching out to me about this.  I've been a huge fan of this blog for a long time, and
I, again, appreciate the opportunity.  I honestly was completely shocked, but humbled, that you'd reach out to somebody
like myself, who, in no way, shape, form or fashion, is in the entertainment industry at all, so, just to know that I had
somebody out there who appreciated me and what I do enough to ask me to do something like this, is humbling in and
of itself.




Tell us a little about yourself.

Where do I start?  Ha.  I've been a soap fan for 10+ years.  I originally grew up an ABC Daytime fan, but, recently have branched out to other soaps.  I host a radio show called Weekdays with Murph, where I bring on actors from soaps to
chat with fans for about 30 minutes or so.  I enjoy it, it's just a little hobby.





What made you start your radio show?

Interesting question.  As I said, I've been a Daytime fan for a while, and an actor I follow on Twitter had tweeted out one day that she was going to be on a radio show.  I thought, "Okay, I'll tune in, just to support her."  I did, and as it turned out, I think
I actually ended up calling in to that show.  After the show, I thought about it for a while, and went, "You know what?  If they can
do this, I can do this".  I mulled it over for a couple months, and started the show on August 20, 2012.  We're about to celebrate our 2 year anniversary in a month and a half.  I also recently brought on a co-host, Emily.  I wouldn't trade anything about the show for the world.  It's afforded me so many opportunities to chat with some of the sweetest, most down to earth people on the planet.





What shows do you watch?

Aside from General Hospital, I tend to be all over the map with my shows, anything from reality to drama.  I have a policy with any new show, I'll give it at least an episode or two to see if I like it.  That's actually worked out for me pretty good.  Some of my favorite shows I still watch have started out with this thought, "Let me just watch this and see if it's any good".  To answer your question, I LOVE Nashville, this new reality show on ABC called Rising Star, GH, of course, and the list goes on.  We'd be here all night if I had to list them all.

Favorite interview?

That's like picking a favorite child, I can't do it.  I will say this, though:  A few interviews that are close to my heart are the first time GH's Kelly Thiebaud was on, and my interview with Kathleen Gati, who are two of the sweetest people you'd ever want to come in contact with.





Favorite character?

That's a tie between GH's Ava and Britt.  Both Maura West and Kelly Thiebaud are complete sweethearts.  With Kelly, you wouldn't think she'd be as sweet as she is simply because of the character she plays, but I can't say enough good things about her.


Least fave character?

Tie between Duke, and, I hate to say it, Sonny's been getting on my nerves a bit, lately.  I used to be a HUGE Sonny fan, now, not so much


Any more dreams you need to accomplish?

I am actually in the process of writing a book called "Throwing Curveballs".  I have a dream of seeing all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums by the time I'm 30 myself and I'm writing about my experience at every one, so I'm working on that, hopefully it will be finished within the next couple years, cross your fingers.  Other than that, just keep doing what I'm doing with the show and hopefully some good things will come of that.

Thank you so much Cody for doing me the honor. I am a huge fan of yours personally and professionally. All the best to you always!

Thank YOU for asking me.  Like I said, I've always been a huge fan of you and this blog and anything I can do to support you and your projects, I'm more than happy to.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TAKING A SMALL HIATUS










Hi everyone! Hope all is well. There are a few things I wanted to discuss.

I don't have any current interviews back from the people I sent to, so I will be taking a small hiatus until then.

Thank you for all the loyal spielers and the support. Please share and spread the word.

If you are on twitter, follow us there @thesoapspiel. You can also find us on Facebook. I will be updating that daily or every other day.

Take care everyone and spiel!

xoxo

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

~TALK TO ME TUESDAY-JUNE 3, 2014




Doing something different this week. One of my dear friends is a star to me. I do believe we all are and need to shine. Well, I am making my friend Daphne Mahotiere shine today. I am indeed her biggest fan!  She is beautiful inside and out and I hope you enjoy!









Thanks for joining me again Daph!
You have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. When were you diagnosed? Tell us briefly what that is and your experience.

I was diagnosed on 3/28/2012 after a grueling 8 months of doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me. The textbook definition of Crohn’s Disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the mouth to the end of the rectum (anus). The TMI definition is that your guts are turning inside out. To put Crohn’s into context, if you’ve ever had food poisoning multiply that by 100 then add the flu and multiply that by 100 and then add in how you would feel after working a 16-hour shift at McDonalds and multiply that by 10. That would be a general description of a day in the life of Crohn’s.


You love to travel. What places have you been blessed to visit?

Traveling gives me LIFE!! Since my diagnosis, I had to learn to appreciate my own life today and make my own dreams come true. I have been blessed to visit Costa Rica, Beijing, Xi’An, Shanghai, Manhattan, Vegas, Los Angeles, Cancun, Hawaii, Dubai, Abu Dubai, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Bangkok. I have a trip to Tokyo planned for October 2014.


What are your thoughts on being single? I ask this because I just love you and your words of wisdom regarding this subject.

Being single is a state of mind because I’m alone but not lonely. I used to be a relationship junkie until I became ill. That’s when I had to take the time to fall in love with me which is something I had never done in the past. I’ve learned to create happiness in my own life without being dependent upon someone else to do it for me. If I meet that special someone someday, great. If I don’t, that’s great too because I’ve created my own happiness and appreciation for my life.
You have started your own reality show. Tell us about that. Any words of wisdom to leave us with? I started a reality show with my family called Mingling With The Mahotieres aka #MWTM which is currently on hiatus. I have since formed a partnership with a production company called DaphRo Productions, LLC and we are working on a lot of exciting TV projects slated for release for the 2014-2015 season.


Love you and thanks so much! You truly inspire me xoxo

Love you too! Thank you for having me!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

~TALK TO ME TUESDAY-MAY 27, 2014~



                           MY INTERVIEW with JADE HARLOW (Lianna Ramos, The Bay)

 
 
AS SHERYL CONNORS ON DAYS OF OUR LIVES

 
 






 What was your experience like on Days?





It was Fantastic! I had a great time and loved the people I worked with on both sides of the camera.


Will we see Sheryl again?




I have no idea




 The Bay is on fire! What can we expect from Lianna in the coming eppys?



Thank You! Lianna is still trying to find herself. She's a person that truly has no sense of where she fits in the world. No sense of being loved in a way that matters. In this chapter, she collides with some new Bay City residents & tries her luck with both new and old acquaintances.
Working on any projects?








The only one I can talk about at the moment is a film I'm doing with Pascal Payant entitled "On the Horizon"

When I approached you about the fan club, what was going through your mind?


Somehow my mom has put her up to this

haha nope, all my idea ;)

Join the fan club everyone. It is free! Join in the fun!
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/officialjadeharlowfanclub/info

Thank you Jade! All the Best to you!



 
 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Some of my faves pics/edits :)




















RIP MATTHEW COWLES








The Soap Spiel would like to extend their condolences to Matthew's wife Christine Baranski and family on the loss of soap icon Matthew Cowles, EX Billy Clyde Tuggle, AMC




Tuesday, May 20, 2014

~TALK TO ME TUESDAY-MARCH 20, 2014~





                         TALK TO ME TUESDAY WITH JOSEPH C. PHILLIPS
                                      (ex- Justice Ward, GH)





                                                    JOSEPH AS JUSTICE WARD ON GH
Welcome Joseph! What projects are you working on right now?

Lisa,
right now, I am not working on anything.  Two years ago, my wife and I opened a restaurant, so I left the business to run our little restaurant.  Alas, we are now closed. I am keeping myself busy trying to close out business for the store, pay off our bills, of which there were many, and taking care of the house.  I am at a point in my life when I must reinvent myself, find a path for this next phase of my life.

What was your time like on GH?
 
I have mostly very fond memories of G.H.  I truly enjoyed working with the people in the cast and crew.  Of course, I recall John Ingle, who recently passed.  John was such a good man.  He was kind, funny, helpful, wise...I really loved that man.  And his wife!  I loved working with 
Roselyn Cash.  Wow!  I recall when she died, i cried like a baby.Tony Geary was great, Maurice, Sean, Senait, and on and on.  I can't think of anyone that I did not enjoy spending time with on the set.  
I also loved playing the part of Justice Ward!  Claire Lebein loved the ward family and loved Justice.  She wrote such good stuff for me and the Ward family.  it wasn't until after she left the program that things went south.  Of course that was the time Justice became a coat holder in the Quatermaine mansion.  A particular head writer told me that he just didn't know how to write for black characters...Yes, I sat there with my mouth agape.  But the writing was on the wall.  The Ward family was on the way out.  Those were sad days. Unhappy days.  Miserable days!
One of my favorite memories was doing " The midnight train to georgia with Roselyn, Tony and Johathon. The trial defending laura for the murder that I committed was also tons of fun. 
But mostly, what i recall from those days was how great the fans were.  G.H. fans were loyal and loved the ward family.
 
 
 
Would you do another soap?
 
 
I would do another Soap in a heart beat.
 
 
Do you still keep in touch with your former castmates?
 
I don't really keep in touch with people.  I haven't spoken to senait in a dozen years.  My wife and i used to hang out with maurice and his wife. We were both young newly married couples back then.  i haven't seen them in a very long time.  Sean kanan came through the restaurant and it was good to see him.  I have had a few conversations with John Lindstrom...Thats about it.

What is your advice to up and coming actors?
 
Mostly my advice to up and coming actors is to get out of the business as fast as you can!  lol  before its too late!   But seriously...I think it is important to have a skill other than acting that you can sell to make money while you are waiting for the big part.  don't get caught with no marketable skill!  The other thing I would say is to learn your craft.  Oh yes and develop a thick skin because you will hear the word NO a lot.  
 
Thank you so much Joseph! All the best to you!
Good luck to you.
JCP