THE DAY OF DAYS 2013 INTERVIEWS WITH ALL OF THE CAST MEMBERS CAN BE HEARD HERE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/outtakes/2013/11/12/outtakes-at-day-of-days-2013
Peggy McCay (CarolineBrady, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) -- November 9th, 2013
OUTTAKES: So how has it been for you playing this Alzheimers storyline? You got a Daytime Emmy nomination for it. What has it been like as an actress to tackle that?
PM: Well, it’s had an amazing effect for the show that I had a nomination for Lead Actress. We had the Entertainment Industry Council award us a Prism award for doing the story. And the writers won another award for having chosen the subject. So it’s brought us a lot of prestige. And I think it’s very appropriate because it’s a big serious problem. 60% of the caretakers are women. Two thirds have the disease. There are millions of people have this. And I’m so glad our show brought it to the fore. So I think it’s a good thing.
OUTTAKES: What do you like the most about playing Caroline?
PM: That she’s direct. That she isn’t saccharine sweet. She’ll haul off and call a spade a spade; and I like that. I’m a New Yorker (laughs). And I think that’s our characteristic. Here people are very polite in Los Angeles. If someone breaks into a line in New York City, people say, “Hey! There’s a line here!” So what I love about Caroline is her directness; and she loves her family deeply.
OUTTAKES: Why do you think DAYS OF OUR LIVES has lasted almost 50 years? What is it about this show that has kept it on the air?