Friday, May 30, 2008By Mala Bhattacharjee Posted: May 30, 2008
This past Tuesday, I was lucky enough to jaunt down to AS THE WORLD TURNS' studio to interview Cyndi Lauper and watch her film scenes (and songs!) that will air in July. Cyndi. Lauper. I can't even tell you the surreal awesomeness of that. In fact, I still haven't even processed that I actually MET a music icon. (But I sort of attribute that to the fact that David Cook is the only musician on my radar right now. I have more Cookie songs on the iPod than Cyndi ones. LOL.) Not only did I, along with other reporters, get to meet her, but we sat in the Snyder kitchen while doing it ... and that was completely hilarious, too, because I was like, "Oh, look, that's the counter where Lily hid Dusty's gun, and the cabinet where Holden stuffed the syringe, and...." Why, yes, I'm a complete dork — and my chair was right in front of the shelf where Lily stuffed her Dusty mementoes. Cyndi Lauper and the Snyder kitchen ... It's a definite combination for squee.
Oh, yeah, two guys named Van Hansis (Luke) and Jake Silbermann (Noah) were there, too. ;-). Besides Cyndi singing, my favorite part of the afternoon was watching them go from clowning around and being themselves to "turning into" Luke and Noah. You can actually see it the minute the cameras roll, like they're mutants channeling their superpowers, because they seem to automatically get younger and their eyes get all googly. I'm talking full-on emo puppy dog eyes. They did it for every take! So, I laughed into my hands during every take! Plus, I hope an especially charming little moment with Cyndi and Jake doesn't hit the cutting room floor. It gave a few of us standing off-set quite a chuckle.
Check future issues of Weekly for more scoop on the scenes (we don't want to give too much away too early!). In the mean time, I'm off "Into the Nightlife."