Days of our Lives’ Eric Martsolf Answers His Fans’ Questions!
Eric Martsolf is coming to Days as the new Brady Black beginning November 13. Our sister site, Soaps.com recently talked with Eric about his new role and even gave their readers an opportunity to ask him a couple of questions themselves.
Here’s what Eric had to say in response to their inquiries!
Youngesoapwatcher: Did you watch the Passions finale and if so did you like it?
Eric Martsolf: Of course. It’s still on my TiVo. I’m a sentimental guy, I’ll watch that thing every once in awhile and reminisce. It was a big part of my life you know, six years is a pretty big chunk. I loved the last shot of everyone waving and the whole crew got on set and balloons fell from the sky and we said goodbye. It was very cool. It was a nice little wrap up.
Eric: There are more and I talked to Justin a couple of weeks ago and he wants to do more and I do as well. Because it’s such a crazy departure from what we did on Passions, the language is different, the context is different, but you know you gotta spread your wings once in awhile and Justin and I have these ridiculously similar senses of humor so we let that be our guide and what the heck, throw it up on YouTube, right?
Eric: I knew this question was going to come and the awesome thing about my answer is that it’s completely true. I have worked with Arianne and Nadia and I love them both to death, it’s just crazy. They both have strong work ethics as well and we get along great. So it’s going to be a tough thing. I love them both. It’s just too early to tell.
Oldaysfan: Are there any vets you would like to work with on the show?
Eric: By the end of next week, I think I’ll have hit them all. Brady is really making the rounds. He’s like cruising through the neighborhood talking to everybody. I mean Days of our Lives, it’s been around for like 43 years now. I mean I recall seeing that hourglass on the TV when I was like five years old and the vision of that thing. The fact that I’m a part of it now is crazy, so when I walk through the hallways and I see the faces of the people that I’ve seen for so many years, it’s really surreal. They’re such a family over there, to point out individuals would probably be unfair because there’s such a sense of camaraderie over there that I’m just happy to be part of the family in general.
mikey32: Wondering how you feel about taking over a role that someone else has kind of made his own.
Eric: I kind of feel like that’s my marketing skill right now, “Hey if you want to bring a character back, call up Martsolf!” I welcome the challenge. I like to go in guns blazing…On an extreme other note, I really don’t think of it as a recast. I look at it as this is my role, this is what I’m doing and what’s past is past and let’s focus on the present.
So there you have it. Straight from the man himself. For more about Brady’s return to Days of our Lives, read our exclusive interview with Eric Martsolf on Soaps.com. But before you do, don’t forget to share your thoughts about Eric taking over the role of Brady with Soap Opera Fan Blog below!
Headshot photo credit: Eric Martsolf MySpace; Eric as Ethan Crane on Passions photo credit: Soaps.com
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