talks about Matt coming up next, we see Matt doing
various poses as he waits to come into the studio.
Okay, so here is the bad news, our first guest
was murdered by the Salem Stalker on Days
of Our Lives--
I know, I know but the good news is he's coming
back to daytime hunting down a serial killer himself
on One Life to Live.
of Matt's first day, explaining the mind of a
serial killer click
to view clip from episode]
Please welcome back my friend, Matt friend Matt
runs out, he mutters something, which I could
not hear; the crowd cheers. He gives both Ty
and Lisa big hugs.
Well, isn't this just a fine "how do you
Oh, my gosh.
How does it feel all this that is going on with
Well, I feel as though I stepped out of a Stephen
King novel. Where I'm like, you know, I leave
one reality and suddenly stepped into another,
and were all talking about finding a serial killer
(pointing around) wait a minute just oh--
Wait a minute I was just killed by one.
Then I there with you, and you're here (pointing
back and forth).
I know, I know, it's very spooky; it's very spooky.
Yes, well, I'm excited, we had a chance, you know
to work together, and kinda make some really neat
things happen. We're just starting to get into
Really great things this week.
(Sounding excited) Did you guys work together
Yeah. First time.
(Gushing but sincere) Isn't he a good actor, I
love working with him.
you. Thank you.
There's some, I mean, I'm not just going to do
a promo here, but we had some really...., a scene
that was very difficult that, that Ty had to come
in to and in the course of the day we ended up
creating a very, you know, intense....
(Nodding in agreement) That's right.
....neat scene where we are trying to break this
guy down, but also try..., I'm trying to help
him. And it, and it really ended
And it's the kind of reason, it's the reason
I feel we want to do daytime, because the actors
have the opportunity to actually create something.
it actually is a great feeling afterwards, and
you feel like very fulfilled.
Huh Hmm, yes!
Let's go back to Days real quick, were
you happy the way that Jack went out or....
(Sounding diplomatic) Well, (makes a slight face)
you mean in a brick in
Laughs. They show a photo of Jack and Jennifer
from the time they ate the chocolate fondue.
Yeah? Because I know that was your whole thing,
you wanted him to go out like Slim Pickings, you
know ridin' the uh--
was ridin' the brick, Baby! Yeah
and Lisa are laughing.
(Laughing) I don't... I mean it just....
in some ways it was soooo funny,
'cause it was just ironic, you
think about so many ways you can go, and you go
with a brick. And.... I had to laugh. It's okay
(brushes it off) I mean I'm sorry to leave so
many friends, and also I realize I sad to realize
that character who is like a friend.
sarcastic) but the good news
is that they were able to recycle your organs.
of making a face) Yeeesss, so I'm (laughing) I'm
still out there (motions with
his hands, mumbles).
They donated your organs even though your organs
were a donation to you in the first place, right.
Oh, from Steve, from my brother Patch....
That's what I mean.
Yeah, so they're.... we're really
recycling on Days, and uh...
That's great, I'm glad. I'm glad.
....so Patch is still out there too, yeah.
Did you say something to the writers or anything....
I happened to mention it, and they just said (makes
grumbling noises, and motions that they tried
to ignore the question). So we just..... we kind
la.... and I the (shrugs it off) course of everything
going on what's an organ here or there.
Yeah, that's right, who can keep track of a kidney.
Lisa: Now, you were on One
Life in '82?
Yes? Yes, I started in--
this is your second trip?
Yes, it's (holding up two fingers) Two
Lives to Live for me.
(Talking to Ty) How many is it for you?
It's like Forty-five
Lives to Live.
Yeah, yeah I was actually killed off of One
Life to Live by a guy who just
won the Academy Award.
Chris Cooper was a day player, came on, and killed
me on the way to my wedding with Becky Lee, and
(crowd laughs; Matt does a fake laugh) Ah, ha,
yeah that was the end of Drew for me. But now
I've come back as Stephen in a whole
'nother thing. Unless, you know, some fans are
watching, and are say "I bet that's really
Drew, and he's in disguise and he's come back
and" you know, we'll see.
Yeah. Now who did you work with when you were
there before? Did you work with Bob Woods--
(Thinking) Yeeesss! I worked with--
....Robin Strasser, and all them?
Yes, Bob, and Robin, and um, a little bit with
Erika in scenes. But now, my first day was with
Bob, and Michael Easton....
Who we worked with on Days, and um so
many people I know. And they're still there, and
they're great actors, and you
know it's exciting, yeah.
Does Jack ever pop up in your.... in your new
role? I mean when you go from one....
Especially when you have such a successful
....yeah, I mean Jack was sooo Jack!
does not seem to know how to respond. The crowd
laughs. Lisa looks towards the crowd.
You know what I mean? he was!
No you don't? But anyway.
Well, I.... You know, in the course of right now
Stephen is really there to help people whether
it's (pointing to Ty) the character of Troy or
....and um, you know, his.... uh.... his.... his....
his own desires and wants and needs have yet to
be...., you know, shown.
And I think Jack was all about wants and needs
and desires. Umm, and so I haven't been able to
kinda put that in yet, Ummm, I don't know, I mean
as an actor dontch', you really
want to think "I can create other characters,"
and yet there are elements of myself that I want
to bring in--
....if they work with the character of Stephen,
are you liking New York City, with the snow and
all that stuff?
I love it! I grew up in the snow,
in Iowa. And uh, um I actual had my daughters
out there recently when they came to visit, Grace
and Emma, and they.... they got back on the plane
and were crying said that there life would be
so boring now, you know, after being in New York
City. It wasn't me.
Now they're back in LA?
back in LA.
You're doing the commute thing?
Yes, I'm commuting.
We know about that.
Now, let me ask you this, let's say One Life
comes to you says, "Hey, we'd like you to
be here permanently," would you move to New
York? Would you take it?
(Thinks) Well, that's.... that's the challenge.
I mean, I said if the opportunity... if it turns
into something big, then uh,
then we're.... we're ready. They're scared, the
girls are scared, but I said "You know we've
done it before." So we'll see.
And that's the actor's life.
That... that.... yeah--
We have to be open to that.
(Nodding in agreement) It is, you know, you go
where the work is, and uh.... be happy you've
got it, and if you've got a great character you....
you.... you run wit it.
Now tell us about the CD you put together for
Oh, yes, I think we....
holds out the CD Emma and the GobbletyGoos.
the CD here.
Emma is a sur.... cancer survivor, that's our
which we talked about last time you were here.
Yes! And umm, as it turned out a dear friend of
ours, as she was going through chemotherapy...
picture of Emma from the CD.
she was just a tiny baby--
Ummm, there she is.
....she uhh.... she's not.... yeah, she's now
a big girl of six,
ahh, we had a friend write write this story for
her called, Emma and the GobbletyGoos,
and it's about a.... a.... a little child umm,
actually having to face uh.... an illness of her
own with these.... and these.... comes to the
aid of these three funny characters, and it really
made a big difference not only in Emma's life,
but our.... our bigger.... her bigger sister Grace.Then
we got this idea let's uh.... let's uh.... you
know if we can.... uh,and put this on a CD , and
ah, I got friends from Days to help narrated
it, you know Deidre Hall, and.... and uh, and
all the proceeds are being given
to Retinoblastoma International, it's the--
So you're the spokesperson?
Yes, I'm one of the spokespeople,
yes, it's a.... it's a great good thing.
Married for sixteen years, correct?
Sixteen years, yeeesss!
Your wife, Christina?
I believe she's here with us today.
And when we come back, you're gonna, sing,
Yes.... We're gonna, sing.
You and Christina are going to sing, (talk to
the audience) so stay with us, we'll be right
crowd cheers and Matt thanks them. The announce
says that Matt's wife we tell us why she wanted
Matt to be fired.
They come back from break and Christina and Matt
are sitting together, holding hands.
We're back with Matt Ashford, from One Life
to Live, and joining is is Matthew's lovely
wife Christina. Welcome Christina.
Now you actually met while you were doing a show
Yes, actually we were both volunteering for a
world peace cultural festival, and I was a choreographer,
and Matt, I needed actors who moved well.
does a little dance.
He moves well, all right.
He moves welll!
doing his little dance, and singing) Oh baby!
Now what was your first, first impression of Matt
when you first met him?
Actually, I thought he was he was pretty full
of himself, and I didn't like him.
laughs, and Matt just nods.
But I was wrong, I just assumed that somebody
that was that good looking, and--
I was full of myself and she
did like me, that's pretty good.
There you go, there you go, exactly. No but I....
I realize after he started speaking with me that
he was very normal, very down to earth, came from
a big family, like myself, and uh, and the rest
is history (laughs).
Ty: Down to earth, yes; normal,
(shaking his head) the jury is still out.
Yeah well, yeah....
Matt says something but
it is hard to hear.
I don't know if he ever wants to be considered
There you go.
But what is normal?
what are you going to sing for us today?
looks at Matt.
We're going to sing a song called,"I have
dreamed," from the musical The King and
I. It's an old romantic song.
For a young romantic couple.
and Matt sing, and do a fabulous job. [Soon I
will have the song on-line!!]