Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Day of 'Days' Interview with Josh Taylor

The annual "Day of Days" event was held on Saturday, November 14 at Universal Citywalk. Mandy Lynn Denaux covered the event for Serial Scoop and chatted with the cast of Days of our Lives about the 50th anniversary of the iconic soap opera, and much more. Josh Taylor–who plays Roman Brady–shared his thoughts on how he has been impacted by the recent behind the scenes changes at the show, which character he would like to be if he wasn't playing Roman, and what it has been like for him to be a part of this historic anniversary celebration.

Read our interview below.

SERIAL SCOOP: We know you can’t share too much of the upcoming storyline, but if you had to summarize in one word what your character has been up to, what would that word be?
JOSH TAYLOR: Challenging. And wonderful.

SERIAL SCOOP: What has been the biggest shift for you with the regime change?
JOSH TAYLOR: Huge. We’ve been talking about this … and I can’t go into it too much, but the show has been kicking ass. There’s just so much more of a …. … I mean I get scripts where I don’t have to change a thing. I have stuff to do that is incredibly real. Stuff with my mom and my sister. It's so much clearer...at the cop shop, you never knew who was a cop or who was in charge. And since the new writers have come in, we know who is in charge. We brought in JJ, which has been great. And we have the commissioner, and the detectives and the cops. We know the hierarchy and that makes storyline.

SERIAL SCOOP: If you could play any other character on Days, regardless of age or gender, who would you want to play?
JOSH TAYLOR: JJ. The characters have a lot in common … he’s a lot like I was in the past and I feel like he’s a son. JJ is a younger version of Roman.

SERIAL SCOOP: What’s it been like to be a part of the 50th anniversary celebrations?
JOSH TAYLOR: Extraordinary! I’m so happy for Kenny … [executive producer] Ken Corday . I mean his mom and dad … this was their baby. Then Kenny came in, and he was a musician … and extraordinary musician. He came in and took a big responsibility, which he wasn’t necessarily looking for. And he’s guided this show all the way to 50 years. His mom and dad I know would be proud. So I’m especially happy for Kenny. He and I are good friends, and I’m just thrilled for him. But I’m also thrilled to be a part of it. To celebrate the 50th and the ratings are kicking ass … higher than they’ve been in two years. All of our work is being rewarded. All the writers work. All the directors’ work. Albert’s [Alarr, co-executive producer[ work. Josh’s [Griffith, co-head writer) work. Janet’s [Spellman-Drucker, producer] work. Dena’s [Higley, co-head writer) work. It’s good to see all of that rewarded. I’ve been on this show a while and I’ve never seen it like this.

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