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Day of 'Days' Interview: Lauren Koslow on the Show's Faster Pace, and Meeting Diehard Fans Around the Country

Lauren Koslow at the Day of Days event on November 14, 2015. Photo Credit: Jessica Weisel
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. Lauren Koslow–who plays Kate Roberts–shared her thoughts on Days' new faster pace, the impact of social media, and meeting fans while celebrating the show's latest milestone.

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?

SERIAL SCOOP: What has been the biggest shift for you with the regime change?
LAUREN KOSLOW: We're moving a lot faster. In fact, super fast. I do think it's a good thing. I think it's how stories are told in other genres. Sometimes you have to understand a lot of stuff happens off camera, that you might not see. We're used to doing scenes where we explain everything, and there's less of that. Now we have to get caught up too. I actually think it's a positive change.

SERIAL SCOOP: If you could play any other character on Days, regardless of age or gender, who would you want to play?
LAUREN KOSLOW: Well, I really like my character. I could say Rafe [Hernandez, played by Galen Gering] because he's sitting right here, but probably Victor Kiriakis.

SERIAL SCOOP: Would you be friends with Kate in real life?
LAUREN KOSLOW: Yeah, I think actually we would. Because I do like her attitude–no BS, take no prisoners kind of thing. She's basically a good person; she's just been through hell and this is her way of coping with it. You know, I like the fact that she is an outsider, but she owns it. Those are things I appreciate so I think yes, we would be friends. I guess there are some similarities between us.

SERIAL SCOOP: How has social media changed your experience as an actress?
LAUREN KOSLOW: It's brought the actors and the fans closer together. It's fantastic to get their feedback, to exchange opinions about the show. To be able to really, in real time, hear a response to what you’re doing. You don't get that except in theatre, so this takes us closer to that experience. I'm really enjoying it.

SERIAL SCOOP: How has it been being a part of the 50th anniversary celebrations?
LAUREN KOSLOW: It's been amazing. I am kind of tired. [Laughs]. It started a year ago and we've had the book tour and the party. I think the best part for me, to a certain degree, was the book tour because we got to go to different places and meet the audience, and they came out by the thousands. It's been fantastic to see the support for the show. It makes you feel renewed, and then you go back to the show and all of those people are in my mind now.


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