Day of 'Days' Interview: Wally Kurth Honored To Be Back at 'Days of our Lives' for the 50th Anniversary
|Wally Kurth at the Day of Days event on November 14, 2015. Pictured with Judi Evans, who plays Adrienne. Photo Credit: Jessica Weisel|
Read our interview below:
SERIAL SCOOP: So how is it being here for the 50th? Great time?
WALLY KURTH: They wanted to bring me back…and with Peter [Reckell, who plays Bo] and Stephen [Nichols, who plays Steve] being a part of this new thing, I love it. I’m honored.
SERIAL SCOOP I loved you on GH. I love Lisa [LoCicero, who plays Olivia on General Hospital] and I loved you with her. [Kurth shakes his head in agreement] But don’t get me wrong, I love you on Days too.
WALLY KURTH No, I feel the same way. I told them, "Look, I would really like to continue to do both." That was my first response, you know? I said, "Is there any way? I really like what I am doing." I thought I was doing pretty good work. It really made me focus. And not much down time, you know?
SERIAL SCOOP: If you had the opportunity to play a different character on the show, regardless of gender or age, who would you like to play?
WALLY KURTH: Character? I would say it would have to be a bad person. I feel like I am never really bad. I was talking to Robert [Scott Wilson] about Ben, and playing a crazy, bad guy. He’s doing a great job. So, I don’t know who that crazy person would be for me, maybe Ben. I feel that would be a real test. Because youI are so used to just playing a real, sympathetic character who you understand and apply yourself to everything they do. How in the world do you understand that?
SERIAL SCOOP: Social media. How do you feel about that? The interaction–are you cool with it? Do you like the immediacy?
WALLY KURTH: I do. I don’t mind that. I like Twitter. I watch Twitter. I follow Twitter. Because I also follow a lot of news organizations so I get my news that way. A lot of political things that go down day to day. All the soap stuff. I do find that I tweet more about General Hospital because the stories were more current, and I know something that is coming up in three weeks so I can somewhat kind of massage the story and things I was seeing because it was more immediate. I don’t find myself doing that as much with Days because I know in five months it is not coming out. I know where it’s heading. It’s much more about the show.
But I like Twitter. I have a woman who does my Facebook fan page. I love that, and I will come in and comment on stuff. So I think that’s great. People like to comment. I think that is nice. I can also release songs on the fan page or on Twitter. I can keep people up with what I am doing.
SERIAL SCOOP: Would you be friends with Justin in real life?
WALLY KURTH: Yeah, because I like everybody! [Laughs] He’s a little cocky, full of himself, you know? Confident. I don't mind confidence but yeah, I would be friends with him.