Do you have an eventual goal with your career, something you'd like
to be doing before you retire?
I'd love to CREATE entertainment that inspires people.
hey Joe! I would like to know if you taped Jake and Vicky's wedding yet?
Yes, we shot Vicky and Jake's wedding this week. It was the first
location shoot I've done on the show. We taped it at the Brooklyn
Botanical Gardens. It's going to look beautiful!
Visty8: Joe, what is it like working with Judi she seems really cool
to work with?
Judi is the coolest. She is a phenomenal actress and always prepared.
She makes everyone around her comfortable.
What were you doing before another world?
I was doing mostly theater. I did a play off-Broadway called "Tony
and Tina's Wedding" for 2 years and speaking of theater... I'm going
to be back on Broadway, in "Grease" for one week only, Dec. 8-14!
Joe Barbara -- I just love your work on Another World. Do you have
any upcoming projects in the works?
As I just mentioned, I'm doing "Grease" on Broadway for one week
Dec. 8-14. So get your tickets now!!!
And thanks for the compliment!
Joe ... What was your experience like working as a PA for
The first part of my job was driving the ET van through the streets of NYC.
The rest of my job was carrying all the heavy things! But through
all this I met some of my show business idols and some very cool
celebrities. Like one night, I got to meet Jimmy Stewart. But overall
it was very frustrating, because I was always around people doing
what I wanted to be doing.
Mr Barbara - how do you see your character Joe Carlino developing
over the next several episodes? Any hints or spoilers?
He's finally going to get fed up with Paulina's behavior.
I'm told that Joe is going to have hot sex with Cindy :-) Of course,
Cindy told me that!
Folks, Kim Rhodes has just joined us. Be sure to get questions in for Kim!
Has any of your family ever come to watch you do an episode of the show?
Yeah! My dad started lobbying for a hot scene with Cindy.
Kim Rhodes: Hi Kim, This is Bernard and Michael Sandner. One thing
thanks for mentioning us in Soap Opera Weekly as one of your loyalest
fans. We were honored.
You're fab!!! Now I gotta start plugging for that SOD Award! Help me
out guys! There is a letter on the way. It's sitting on my dressing
room table. I SWEAR.
Kim-Who is the Best Kisser on the Show?
JOE CARLINO... it was a really hot kiss, but it never made it on the
air. Paulina is pretty good too! ;-)
Cindy is known for her hot kissing all over the set. I'm proud to
have shared in the experience.
If my sister or my boyfriend are reading this... I'm... um....
well... lying. As in not telling the truth. Not as in lying down.
I'm outta here. It's been fun guys! Keep watching. Hope to see you in
Tucson (if you're in the area). Later!!!
Kim, do you like playing an evil character?
:Never a dull moment. I love it!!
Kim...Yourcharacter has totally changed. How do you
feel about the direction they're taking with Cindy? Ever hear from
Grayson McCouch (Morgan)? A possibility he may return someday?
I love her sense of humor. I love working with Mark. But
I never want to see the element of danger totally disappear. No, I
haven't heard from Grayson. He's a big movie star now!
Tim Gibbs as now joined us. Welcome, Tim.
Hello, all you keyboard fanatics. Thanks for having me. Let's hear
some challenging questions.
(Cindy) Are you going to testify against Grant?
I don't know. I really don't. Nobody tells me anything.
Tim, was it hard playing an alcholic?
It wasn't as hard playing an alcoholic as it was playing
drunk. The challenge of playing drunk is, if you've ever been drunk
before, which I'm sure all of you hackers have.... when you're drunk
you're always trying not to be. And, when you're playing drunk,
you're trying to be drunk and not to be drunk at the same time.
Will you get caught using that "magic thing" on people in
Your friend and mine, the booba, must return to his native
village in Africa. No one is having sex without him and the
population is dying out. What a shame! What a shame :-(
Years ago there were charity softball games on Staten
Island between AW and Guiding Light. Any chance of that happening
Hopefully. I would love to hit one out of the park into Staten
Does it ever get bothersome being noticed all the time? Don't
you ever want to go out, and not be bothered?
I never get noticed! NEVER. It would be nice sometimes,
like...when I'm being ignored by a waiter or get bumped off a flight.
But it keeps me humble.
you and amy have done an absolutly fabulous job with the
miscarriage story line. Will you be able to gain custody of Rain?
It's hard to tell they haven't told us yet, and of course
Gary being an alcoholic probably will not help our chances and
perhaps Josie's distant past of prostitution won't help matters
either. But, if we gain custody we plan on putting the child through
intensive hard labor.
I'm going away. We don't get sunshine in NY. At least not
like this. So I'm going toenjoy it a little bit. Bye to the Druker
(sorry if I spelled it wrong) Lab.
(it's sunny and 85 today in Tucson)
How about the love scens Tim With Josie? did you to ever
just bust out laughing?
Tim Gibbs:No, but Amy frequently bursts out laughing if she catches a
glimpse of my manhood.
Amy Carlson and Dahlia Salem have also just joined us Welcome, Amy
Hi, I'm here!
Tucson is great. Tonight we're going to crown the homecoming queen at
the University of Arizona.(tim and I). Which is exciting. Also,
we'll be at the Tucson Mall on Saturday and the mall at UA.
And we'realso going to crown the King, a queen, hoping that his
sexual preference coincides.
And, we're going to be picking a new cast member for "Days of our
Lives" on Saturday at the Tucson Mall.
How far ahead of time do you get the script before filming begins?
We usually get our scripts a couple days in advance and sometimes
there are last minute change And you may receive them the night
If you'd chosen a career besides acting, what would it have been?
I would be interested in counseling. Working with children. It would
be fun to teach drama to children.
Describe how you felt when you went to the audition. What mental
keys do you keep in mind at an audition?
I just concentrated on enjoying the moment and taking my time. I feel
a lot of actors seem to forget that the casting directors want to see
you do well. They are not your enemy. So, there no rush or specific
rhythm to a scene. You can really make it your own. But of course,
you are quite nervous going in there and making a good impression.
Dahlia Salem -- What was it like working with Mercedes Ruehl in 'The
It was the most wonderful experience I've ever had acting! She was a
teacher to me and tremendously supportive. I understudied the role of
her daughter and had an opportunity to perform the role one matinee.
Yeah, that would have been a really cool to try as a young actress.
She guided me and I learned a lot from just observing her work daily.
She's a fantastic actor! And very down-to-earth.
What projects are you working on in addition to "AW"?
Right now (I'm on vacation) , and I happen to get a film that
coincides with my vacation.
The project that I'm currently working on outside of "AW" is finding
a project outside "AW" to work on.
It's for Showtime, and it's called "Thanks of a Grateful Nation"
starring Ted Danson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, and Marg
Helgenberger about the Gulf War syndrome I shot yesterday then flew
to Tucson, then I fly back tomorrow night (Toronto).
Dahlia Salem -- What was your experience like working with Jeff
Bridges in Blown Away? Any desire to do more film projects?
Unfortunately, I didn't actually get the chance to work with Jeff
Bridges. I was a concert patron and of course, in a crowd of
thousands of people :-) He was miles, upon miles away from me. But he
looked good from a distance :-)
Dahlia Salem -- How does a psychology major end up on a soap like
I think I learned to be a good listener and able to engage and
interact with others on a certain level.
For Dahlia Salem, who would u want to work with more on AW?
I would love to work with Joe Barbara more (my brother
on the show) and Linda Dano. She and I had a few scenes a few months
back. We had a lot of fun working together. I think it would be NEAT
to work with Charles Keating. I could do some und cover work for him
you all do a lot of stunts on your show. Do you do your own stunts or
do you have stunt doubles?
I've always done my own stunts. I've never had a double.
They've hired doubles, but at the last minute, asked me to do it. For
instance, the rats.
I do all my own stunts, except falling from the hay loft, and any
scenes with Vicky Wyndham. They are both very dangerous. Ha Ha.
What are your favorite shows besides you soaps?
ER and Seinfeld are my favorite shows. In fact, I'd love to do a
sitcom, given the opportunity.
amy do you ever go online in your spare time?
I recently went online and found it very difficult to listen to what
people were saying about me and things that I feel are personal. I
felt that I was listening in on conversati s about me, so since then
I've stopped going online and I feel that it's better for me. For
instance, everyone online thought it was ridiculous that I was
promoted to captain, and many people expressed that Josie didn't care
about her baby. Therefore, the scenes about the miscarriage were not
as poignant :Sometimes I want to play and say I'm doing
the best I can with what I get. That's why I stopped looking, because
I have to play it anyways - the best I can and make sense of it.
Dahlia, at what age did you start acting??
I started acting when I was about 12. In school, I chose to
creatively do things rather than technically, when it came to oral
So, if I was doing a report on something, I would act it out and
direct other peers in my class. I also like to imitate certain
cartoon character voices.
My parents would beg me to shut up, but I couldn't! Remember, Speedy
Amy-what is your favorite Disney character?
Amy, Dahlia and Tim are going to answer the question.
Pluto. I love him because he's so goofy.
(Pluto) and because he's so vulnerable.
My favorite character was the little girl who was in "The Rescuers"
who was lowered down the hole to get the jewels. If anyone knows her
name, please send it.
I feel like she's a little bit like Josie.
My favorite character is Dopey, because he's just the right height
and he doesn't ask too many questions.
My second favorite character would have to be piglet from "Winnie
dahlia what direction do you think your character will go to tomas or nick
Right now, Sofia has her hands full with Nick. But there maybe a
triangle with Tomas and Nick...
Sofia gets along with Tomas very well. We're very good friends and
their friendship may go further...you never know.
Some fans are asking ..... what has "Another World" been nominated
for the Soap Opera Digest Awards?
"AW" has been nominated for Best Show, which it is. For those of you
who watch, you already know. Also, we're very proud of Eric Stuart
who is nominated for Best Scene Stealer, Judi Evans Luciano who was
nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Jensen Buchanan who is
nominated for Hottest Female Star, and Kim Rhodes and Mark Pinter for
Best New Couple. And, Tom Eplin for Best Actor.
I'm very happy for the nominees. Eric Stuart, Kim Rhodes, Judi
Luciano, Jensen Buchanan, Mark Pinter. VERY WELL DESERVED. and of
course, Tom Eplin.
And Tim Gibbs for being huge in Daytime. Frank Grillo is also
nominated for his hugeness. :-)
I always knew that Tim would be huge in daytime.
(we're talking about the celebrity basketball game last night)
I had a fabulous 2 pointer just at the point where everyone thought
I was a choker. I came through!
Tim was a wonderful MC. He got all the tuba players up on their feet!
Amy- what is your favorite T.V. show?
"Seinfeld " and "ER." Tim's is "Law & Order."
Dahlia-what was the most embarassing thing you've ever done?
I have so many...it would too embarrassing to reveal.
Scenes with Ozzie.
Gotten too happy with trying to act as my own dermatologist.
Amy Carlson -- it sounds like your quite the outdoorsman. What is
your favorite outdoor activity?
White water rafting.
Hi! Are you guys anything like your characters in real life?
Well, I'll tell you, Sofia and I are opposites. She's a damn good
cook apparently...and its tough for me to even boil water.
Sofia is more tolerant of situations than I am. I tend to fly off the
handle too soon and she sits back analyzes before she makes her move.
Tim Gibbs -- how does Sunset Beach compare with your previous work on
"Sunset Beach" is by far the easiest show I've ever done. In fact,
it's almost like I'm not even on the show.
Where can you buy your monkeywrench line of clothing?
Christie Clark has generously donated her entire line (of clothing)
to me...so now I never have to buy it from her ;-) There's a mail
order address...it was recently listed in Soap Opera Digest.
Timothy Gibbs -- which do you like more -- sunny California or your
home in Manhattan?
I like aspects of both (LA and Manhattan)...but I'm enjoying NY,
because I lived for 20 some years in LA and I like the change.
Tim... how do you see your character's relationship with Josie developing?
It's hard to tell what the plans are for my character. I find that
when I do communicate with the executive staff about the future
There is not enough concrete information to get excited about,
therefore I opt for surprise.
What do you do if you have a zit on a day you're supposed to be filming?
I unintentionally aggravate it as much as possible through nervous
picking, which requires a trowl of makeup to cover.
I try to reason with it, and if that doesn't work, I upstage it.
(MARK MORTIMER has just joined us)
Mark Mortimer -- which national commercials have you been in?
Anything we might remember?
jockey underwear, and its still running
Did any of you have to change your appearance to get your jobs on the soaps?
Hey, blondegirl, that's how I've had to stay for Josie.
Just a chin implant.
For Mark Mortimer: Is it true that Nick will join a religious cult?
There has been rumors to that affect...
that is the most ridiculous thing that I have ever heard.
For all the stars how long does it take to film an episode?
As long as it takes. Anywhere from 10-18 hours that's every day by the way.
Mark...Is that you in the magazine ad for for Shaving gel (I think).
There's a pic (I think it's you), and it says heartbreaker under it.
yes thats me!
Thanks for joining us today! It was great seeing you Amy and Tim. In
case you're wondering (which I'm sure you are ), Tim and Amy are
going to relax and swim before the big homecoming event at UA.
It's always a pleasure, thank you so much for the opportunity to chat.
Thanks for not asking the 2 questions that you always ask. ;)
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Mark and Dahlia- do you two like working together? Are the love
We really haven't had any love scenes yet. But I love working with
Mark. We have a lot of fun together.
yes, we like working together, but we've never actually had sex.
He tries to get in my light a lot! He enjoys shadowing me!!
she's easy to shadow
Do any of you read your fan mail, and on average, how much do you
get a week?
Mark and Dahlia; we read allllllllll the fan mail and respond as soon
as possible and we get quite a bit.
thank you very much for your questions we have enjoyed this time
with you very much
All of us at NBC.com and Yahoo! wish you a fantastic day, and we look
forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Hank Cheyne, Brian Krause and Laura Moss have just joined us!
Laura Moss -- how do you see your character Amanda Cory progressing
over the next few episodes?
Rachel's dissappearance forces her to look at Carl in a different
light. And starts to appreciate him. Long time coming, huh?
Brian: what has it been like working with the cast of "AW"? Did they
openly welcome you to the production?
It's been very challenging. Everybody has been more than welcoming.
They made me feel very comfortable from the moment I got there.
Laura- I've read that you were trained in musical theater and dance.
Any desire to return to those roots in the future?
Yes I do have aspirations to return to the theatre. Its the best
training for me, I believe.
Laura, who is your favorite jazz musician?
I have lots of favorite jazz musicians on any given day, but today
I'm thinking John Coltrane
Laura Moss -- do you have any influence over how the scripts are
written or over your character's personality?
No, I do not have any input in how they write Amanda, only in how I
play what they write. It would be nice to have more input.
We have another new head writer so things will be changing.
Brian: what can you tell us about future developments for Matt Cory?
I'm a little uncertain. I hope that they continue to match Lila.
Laura - what do you think about the way your character has turned -
she is so bad now
Well I don't mind playing a bad character, we all do terrible things
at some point in our lives. As long as we understand why she does
what she does I think it could be great.
Do you think Amanda just needs a 'man' in her life?
AMANDA NEEDS A MAN, YES! YES! YES! (do you get my drift?)
Laura, do you have any imput as to the hairstyle and clothing you
wear on the show?
Hair & Clothing...Hair I have some input. Clothing, unfortunately, I
do not. But everyone is in the process of changing Amanda's image -
fewer power suits.
AW cast: Tim Gibbs and Amy Carlson came online yesterday. Are they
as wacky on the set as they appear in a chat room?
They're pretty wacky in person. They both have a great sense of
humor. I know that when they work together, they keep things light
and fun. But they take their job very seriously at the same time.
Brian- was it easy to get right into the Matt role? Did you watch
past shows of him?
It was pretty easy to get into "Matt" because the other characters
in the show helped me to learn all the history of "Matt." I didn't
want to watch any previous shows because I want to make Matt my own,
and I really didn't want to know what Matt Crane ha done. I didn't
want to emulate him as much as I was trying to create my own
Whatever happend to the previous 'Matt'?
Matt Crane has established himself as a sculptor/artist and has put
his time into his love. I believe he's very happy following this
dream of his.