Tuesday, April 15, 2014



Congrats to the both of you on your marriage. May you have many years of happiness! xoxo Welcome to the Spiel!
 thank you SO much :)
How has the cancellation of AMC affected you?

I think it's effected us all the same way. It was news no actor ever wants to receive and made me extremely sad. However, it's opened a lot of new doors and has brought a lot of positive buzz to my name. So I will always be grateful to AMC for taking a chance in me. 
Would you consider doing another soap?

Absolutely. I love the family dynamic it allows the actors to create. I love the speed and how impulsive it forces you to be as an actor as well. Sign me up! 
What were the similarities or differences between you and AJ?

Unlike AJ, I have had no problems expressing my feelings for the love of my life. I am fortunate enough to have found her in my wife and will cherish my relationship with her forever. One similarity I find with AJ though would have to be his devotion for his friendships and longing to help other people. 
What sports are you into?
 HOCKEY! Basketball (Miami Heat baby!) and football…although my teams haven't been so hot the past few hearts. 
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Any future projects?

'14 is going to be a big release year for me. I have a number of films premiering this year including, A Walk Among the Tombstones in which I act alongside one of my favorite actor in the world, Liam Neeson. Make sure to check it out in theaters September 19.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hi everyone! Sorry for the late post. Such a beautiful day, I just relaxed.

I will post more next week. Stay with us more more exciting interviews and if you are on twitter, follow us @thesoapspiel.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Take care!

Lisa :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014



                             WITH HER HUSBAND, ACTOR ERIC NELSEN, (EX-AJ, AMC

Thank you Sainty for joining us on The Spiel!
Thank you sooooo much! What a TREAT :)

Congrats to the both of you on your marriage. May you have many years of happiness! xoxo Welcome to the Spiel!
thank you SO much :)
For those who do not know what you are working on now, do tell.

Hi! So excited to be apart of this interview! I am playing "Becky" in the new FX pilot- Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll with Denis Leary, John Corbett, Liz Gillies and Elaine Hendrix. I play Liz Gillies best friend on the show :) we had our first day of filming on Monday... The show is gonna be GREAT! Tune in :)
What would you be doing if not an actor?
 Umm... Probably own a candy shop. I would love to be like Dylan Lauren who is the CEO of Dylan's Candy Bar!

I would do this anyways (even as a actor), but definitely can't wait to be a mommy one day! 
What are the similarities or differences of your character so far?
Similarities- Becky is a fun, bubbly girl moving from her hometown to New York and figuring out things on her own!

Differences- B is super naive and not very cultured ... Wait till you hear some of the lines... She's a hoot!
Would you ever do a daytime soap?
 YES YES YES!!!! Eric & I would love to do one together. Emma Lavery & Aj Chandler hint hint haha. There is nothing more special & fun than working with your husband every day. That would definitely be our dream.
I know some fans would definitely love that, including myself! Best of luck in your marriage and career! It was my extreme pleasure to meet you and I have found a new friend! You are beautiful!

I am the President of Sainty and Eric's fan club so please join! It is free! :)

Thank you to Sainty and you all for your support! Have a great day!

xoxo Lisa

Tuesday, April 1, 2014



Welcome to The Soap Spiel, Michael! Thank you for being here!

Thank you for having me! I always love talking to fans of DeVanity and answering their questions.
For those that do not know, what projects are you working on now?

I am the creator, writer, and executive producer (I know, it's a lot of hats) of DeVanity which is an online soap opera I created, in which I also happen to play Jason DeVanity. He's the head of a powerful jewelry company in Downtown Los Angeles. We are almost finished airing our 4th and final season, and then I'm off to work on a friends project, and then after that I'm going to take a small break and start work on my next series which will be another soap opera.
What do you do for fun when you are not working?

I love spending time with my wife and our 4 dogs. Barbi (my wife) and I enjoy driving to Santa Barbara for the day, or hiking in Malibu. I love going to the zoo, and to the movies. We also love cooking at home, and crashing out in front of the TV. We don't get a lot of down time so we take it when we can get it.
What are your thoughts on daytime series vs. web series?

I've never worked in Daytime before, so I can't answer from that perspective, but as a viewer and from what I've been told by our veteran Daytime guest stars the big difference is time. We shoot DeVanity more like a movie than a traditional soap is filmed so we have more time to work the scenes. I would also say the pacing is much different. There are fewer episodes so there is a lot more action and information conveyed over a smaller period of time whereas in Daytime it is much more spread out. Either way a great story is a great story, and there is room enough for everyone, so I am a big supporter of both daytime and web series. Having Daytime Soaps as well as web soaps is vital to helping keep the genre alive.

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Hi everyone and Happy Saturday!

Tuesday on the Spiel will be Michael Caruso from DeVanity. It was a pleasure and can not wait for you to meet him.

I have some great interviews coming up that you will not want to miss.

General Hospital was amazing this week. Emmy award performances by everyone involved in the stolen baby storyline. I was on the edge of my seat as I am sure you all were. Congrats GH on the ending of that one.

Thrady just got hotter on Days this week and I am loving! I am looking forward to more of the hot couple!

I was thinking of having one of the lovely daytime stars to switch it up and interview me, if anyone is interested...email me @thesoapspiel@gmail.com

Thank you for all of your support and follow us on twitter @thesoapspiel

Until next time, be well and take care!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014



                                      AS SKYE CHANDLER, ALL MY CHILDREN


Welcome again to the Soap Spiel Carrie! Such a pleasure to talk with you always!

Thank you for having me back Lisa! You're always such an amazing supporter of mine and of course stepped up and run the Carrie Genzel Fan Club in Yahoo Groups, so thank you, xo

You are welcome! Here is the link for those you would like to join :)


What are you working on now?

Well, at the moment it's pilot season, the time when the networks buy a whole bunch of new shows, cast them, make one episode, and see if they want to actually make more of them, so it's a busy time. I also have started to get into voice over work and am also just getting back into doing print work after much encouragement to step back in the ring. Print is where I started as a teenager in this business, acting has and always will be my first love, but I love fashion and photography, so I've missed shooting, I'm excited to see what projects come my way, and recently had a really fun shoot, so I've caught the bug again to shoot more.

Any projects in the works?

My work in front of the camera is what I'm most known for, but over the past few years I've started to develop and produce my own projects and I, along with my producing partner, are about to take out an unscripted drama to the cable networks to pitch that we have been developing for a while now, we also have another unscripted project we've just started to develop, and a feature film screenplay we've optioned which is just being sent out to producers and studios. I like to keep busy and love to find a variety of ways to be creative within the entertainment community. The development and producing is a lot of work, but it's really exciting when you see a project form and come together, and I've met some incredible people along with the way who have become good friends. We've worked on a lot of unscripted or "reality" projects, and you really walk into people's lives and it takes an incredible amount of trust from both parties, but I've learned so much about so many things in areas I didn't know before, it's opened my eyes to a lot of new ideas, so regardless if we sell a show or now, that alone is worth it. Of course, it's always better to sell the show though ; )

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time? What's that? I'm only half kidding, with all of the things I've mentioned above I usually don't have too much spare time, but I do love to exercise, as much for my mind as my body, I love to hike, get out in nature, love to spend time with friends, go to the movies, try new restaurants, spend time with my boyfriend, and laugh, I try to work in as much laughing as possible.

What would you do for a living if you weren't an actor?

If I wasn't acting, producing either for that matter, I would have loved to have done something in fashion. I love clothes and fashion, maybe I would have been a buyer or curator, something like that. As an actor I always love going in for wardrobe fittings, it's the foundation of the character and the time when I start to see her forming visually in my eyes, so even in what I do today, fashion plays a big part in my work, so I think some type of work in fashion is probably what I would have done.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


Hi all and Happy Saturday! Sorry to have not posted the Saturday Spiel in a bit. Hope that you all are enjoying the shows and the interviews that I have had the privilege of doing.

Stay tuned for more as Tuesday's  will be the beautiful Carrie Genzel (ex-Skye Chandler, AMC).

Please do not hesitate to let me know who you would like to hear from and I will do my best to get them for you. Also, positive and constructive criticism are welcome.

Share, follow, comment....I want this to be the place to be and for all to enjoy!

Days is what I am enjoying the most. Thrady is hot, hot, hot! Congrats to Jen Lilley and Eric Martsolf for making this enjoyable storyline come to life. I am hoping we see much more of them.

Enough of this whole Britt, Lulu, baby storyline on GH. It is heartbreaking and gone on much too long. It does look like it is coming to a close, thought because Liz found the letter Britt wrote to Lulu. Monday looks fantastic!  I can not wait!

Luke is not quite acting himself lately. I am thinking Luke is Jerry Jacks and is Julian's benefactor. Where is Luke? Stay tuned and let's find out.

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Have a nice weekend everyone and thanks for joining us. These are only my opinions, we all have them.