x-Adam, B&B; ex-Duncan, AS THE WORLD TURNS et al) in action, the latest episode of his web series, ATWILL AT LARGE, recently dropped on YouTube. “It’s a thing I do for a dear old friend, Charles Dennis,” Swan says of ATWILL’s creator/writer/director/producer. “I’ve known him for over 40 years and he puts it together. He gathered this great bunch of people and said, ‘Let’s just do this and have some fun.’ Charles is writing this series in his typical satirical, great, funny way, and there are some wonderful and eccentric characters, and great guest stars come and go. Charles writes these episodes according to who he can get to come in and do the gig, so we’re just taking our time and there’s no real schedule. When we can, we get together and we make an episode. It’s just a whole lot of fun.” All four episodes of ATWILL AT LARGE can be found on YouTube, “With more to come!” Swan enthuses.
Finola Hughes made her debut on GH in 1985 as Anna, but even after 32 years, she still finds it hard to believe that her performances are watched in households across America. Explains the actress, “I kind of put my head down and I work and it is baffling to me and always surprising that people see it. Like, I’m amazed, truly amazed, that that happens. I went into the booth the other day because I needed to ask somebody something and Emme [Rylan, Lulu] was on set; her scene was up, and she was on all of these monitors, like four or five or six monitors, in the booth. I looked up and saw that, and my stomach flipped. I was like, ‘Oh, my God — that’s me sometimes! That’s crazy!’ So, I don’t know if I live in a bubble, but I am constantly amazed that, you know, I’m on TV! And that’s the truth. I literally just kind of do my work and I don’t think about this other part of it, which is that other people see it!”
When it comes to busting a move, Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R) admits, well, he’s a bust. “I have absolutely no talent for dancing,” attests the actor. “Y&R knows this to be very true. Years ago, they wanted Paul and Christine to do a romantic tango, like Al Pacino did in Scent of a Woman. So, a choreographer was brought in to teach Lauralee [Bell, Christine] and me how to tango. Before we started, I warned him, ‘You’ve got your work cut out for you because I don’t dance at all.’ He assured me, ‘There has never, ever been anyone that I couldn’t teach to dance.’ By the end of the day, he finally conceded, ‘Well, you’re the only person I haven’t been able to teach how to dance.’ What can I say? I grew up in the rebel ’60s, so I didn’t go to dance classes or cotillions. I guess that was the beginning of the demise of Western civilization [laughs].”
Lucas Adams (Tripp) has quickly found friends — and avid video game competitors — among DAYS young male cast members. Namely, James Lastovic (Joey), Kyler Pettis (Theo) and Christopher Sean (Paul). “We’re always hanging out, going out to eat with each other. We’ve been over to each other’s houses many times,” shares Adams. “And we’re constantly talking about video games. I started talking about them one day with James and Kyler. Both of them were like, ‘Oh, man, I play this and this!’ Then Christopher said what he plays. We started having crazy conversations about the different games we play and how we play them.” As far as competing in video games with his co-stars, however, there is one small problem. “James and I both play this new game called For Honor, but the sad thing is he has Xbox and I have a PlayStation, so we can’t fully play with each other,” says Adams. “But I am friends with Christopher and Kyler on PlayStation. So we’ve been playing.”