[Talks about DAYS].... One DAYS'
greatest on-again off-again loves stories is that
of Jennifer Horton and Jack Deveraux, played by
our next guests, please welcome, Melissa Reeves
and Matthew Ashford.
MISSY AND MATTHEW AND MISSY ENTER, WAVING TO THE
CHEERING CROWD. THEY COMMENT ON THE AMOUNT OF
FANS MATTHEW AND MISSY HAVE. MISSY REMARKS ON
HOW GREAT THE DAYS FANS ARE.
DICK CLARK: What
is going on with your two characters? I don't
me you two characters, the characters on the soap.
We're a little immature?
Jack and Jennifer?
MATT: And we are too. MISSY:
And we are too.
Last I heard you are divorce? And living in the
And we decided we're going to date people, to
make each other jealous. And we go to the same
places with our dates. We're really really dysfunctional
No it's not. You know, we decided it's best...
we want have... I say we have a child together
we have to give her a nice feeling if a family,
so we have to be a family. So I sold her on this
idea because now our little daughter is so happy
so happy seeing us together, but at the same time...
you know, at night were going on a date... so...
DC: You are so hot, hot on TV. How
do you quickly turn this off?
[Turning to Matt and teasing him] You're sooo
[Turning to Lopez] You've seen this.. Sizzzzzle.
MISSY LAUGHS, AND LOOKS
AT MATT WHO THINKS IT IS FUNNY TOO.
DC: How do you
turn it off when you're not on camera?
Start talking about children.
Yeah, we start talking about our kids.... Macaroni
and cheese tonight? No.... you know the hot scenes
are so technical, really. Your hand here, don't
block my nose....
MISSY:h, right. We have right kiss;
left kiss; turn it this way
[With some accent] Don't touch the hair. Don't
touch the hair.
DC: The director,
"Alright, it's a right kiss?"
Can you give us a quick demonstration? Don't get
AND MISSY DEMONSTRATE HOW THE DIRECTOR SHOTS
MISSY: Well, it's
like this when we're practicing.
Okay, turn 180. We have 180; 360. Completely.
So then it's choreographed.
Well?.... Yeah.... Because....Well, there
is a little bit, but if you're really having a
good scene the last thing you want to do is mess
it up [Missy nods her head, and agrees].You know,
you take a good run at it and do it well.
You both two [children]?
MISSY: We both have two children exactly
the same age. Both of them. See it's hot in our
LAUGHS AND IS A LITTLE SURPRISED.
Wait a minute! I have a comment (hesitates)
Well, I don't know if that's very tasteful (thinks
decides to say it anyway) You know what it is,
get all hot in the the daytime, then turn around
and go home (he slaps his hands together, to show
what he means).
LAUGHS, INCLUDING MATTHEW AND MISSY. DICK CLARK
THEN ASKS THEM TO SET UP THE CLIP THAT THEY
ARE ABOUT TO SHOW.
Well, the point of our relationship is that
Jack and Jennifer are soooooo in love with
each other. And it is so intense that
they are doing everything they can real to come
back together, even though it looks completely
immature. [She then sets up the scene] They talk
about their time in Africa and Jack asks me to
I suddenly, I say go.... I gotta propose, so I
SHOW THE CLIP OF JACK TALKING ABOUT AFRICA, AND
REMINDING HIM HE NEVER WAS AROUND. THEY CUT FROM
THE CLIP AND MATTHEW FLASHES AN EMBARRASSED LOOK
AS FOLKS RESPOND TO THE CLIP AND JACK NEVER BEING
THEY MENTION THAT MISSY IS MARRIED TO SCOTT REEVES
OF THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. THEY ASK
HER ABOUT HOW THEY JUGGLE TWO SOAP JOBS AND FAMILY.
SHE TELLS THEM ABOUT THEIR SCHEDULES AND HOW THEY
HAVE A GRANDMOTHER JUST DOWN THE STREET. MATT
COMMENTS THAT IT IS JUST LIKE DAYS.
I have the greatest respect for daytime drama,
because you do volumes of stuff, you do
a movie a day. How on earth do you remember all
We just talk to each other all day long like "Do
you wanna run lines.... run lines?"
....we're getting hair done.... make-up... just
running around all day [doing lines].
You don't stay awake nights memorizing all that
Matt's 4 year-old runs lines.
And a lot of times, right, it's all like on the
same day, right? You don't get material until
the same day?
Sometimes they say, "Rewrites," or "we
need an add. Here's an add." And they give
you the add, and all of sudden you say, "Let's
just run away from it, and go.... get.... learn
the lines. And then come back and say, "Okay,
here we go!"
But it's good. There's never a dull moment. The
LOPEZ AND DICK CLARK JOKE THAT IT IS LIKE THERE
SHOW; MATTHEW AND MISSY LAUGH IN AGREEMENT. THEY
TALK ABOUT HOW IT WOULD BE LIKE IF THEY HAD TO REMEMBER
LINES FOR THEIR SHOW LIKE SOAP STARS HAVE TO DO.
WITH THAT THE TIME IS UP AND THEY THANK MATTHEW
AND MISSY FOR COMING.