(Motioning) Come on in here! Look who it is, Matthew Ashford.
Out side the Kodak Theater,
Hollywood, the site of the 2006 Daytime Emmy Awards.
The Soap Net's Red Carpet pre-awards segment;
various arriving soap stars are interviewed as they
make their way up the red carpet into the theater.
Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro Guiding Light)
introduces his next interviewee.
Matt appears and
Ricky shakes his hand.
How are you?
Matt: Ricky Paull!
Ricky: Jack Deveraux.
Now this is one of the.... I'd say, for me in my age group
one of the original supercouples Jack and Jennifer.
Matt: (Frowns) In
your age group?
Ricky: Well, when
I was growing up I was watching you guys.
Matt continues to frown. Ricky
bursts out laughing.
What a minute! What are you--
Ricky: Wait wasn't
Matt: Missy was your
Ricky: (Tilting his
head, pretending to be annoyed that Matt outted his real
age) Oh, why do you bring these things up!
Ricky: Yes, Melissa
Brennan who turned into Melissa Reeves....
Matt gestures toward him, and
pulls a face.
(Cont.) who became Jennifer, who became your leading lady.
Matt: I met (pointing
at him) you through her because she (pointing
to himself and back to Ricky) told me about you. So I
know all about you.
Ricky: Hi Missy!
The guys both smile
smugly at the camera.
(Cont.) If you're watching!
Matt: Hi Missy, if
Ricky: Remember Me?
Matt: Got the dirt,
Ricky: Now, how long
have you been gone.... from the show?
Matt: (Frowning, thinking)
I.... In fact I never left the show. I'm
still on the show.
Ricky: Well, physically,
in your being, like, when's the last time you went to
Matt: Ahh, yesterday.
I was actually.... (fiddling with something around his
wrist) I have a hospital band her from the hospital....
as Matt shows him the hospital band.
....I jumped out of the bed--
Ricky: Look at that.
It says, "John Doe"--
Matt: John Doe.
to read the hospital band) "Doctor Butler."
Matt: Doctor Butler.
to read the hospital band) "Room 224."
Matt: I'm not telling
them who I am--
Ricky: But you were
dead, what happened? I.... I...., you were dead
on the show.
Everyone thinks I'm dead, but really I've been
lying in a hospital bed....
Matt: (Cont.) ....waiting
to die, and this guy.... doctor says, "I can save
your life." (gesturing, waving his arms) I say, "No,
no, no don't do that, I don't want to be any trouble."
(Matt smiles at how silly that sounds)
Ricky: Now, I do want
to know something, You're coming back to the show, but
it's possible that Missy, who plays Jennifer, is leaving
the show? Is that.... what's happening there?
Matt: (Looks like
he does not know exactly how to answer the question) There
is rumor about that, but in the meantime (looking that
the camera) we have some big stuff happening....
about to.... you know, some other people are just about
to show up on.... on the canvas, very soon.
Ricky: That's the
beauty about business, you know--
Matt: I know.
Ricky: (Cont.) But
you.... We.... We made.... we made some waves in Canada
on the some many appearances that we had, right
Matt: (Flashing a
mischievous looking) Oh, yeah. (Matt pantomimes
Ricky: But, ah, whatever
happened in Canada stays in Canada.
Stays in Canada.
As Ricky introduces the
next interviewer, he and Matt exchange thanks and
goodbyes, shaking hands.