Days of our Lives star Eric Martsolf (Brady) sat down for a interview with TVSource Magazine during the “Day of Days” fan event at Universal Studios this past Saturday. The hunky actor discusses the end ‘Bristen,’ the dark path ahead for Brady and a huge development that’ll set Brady on a journey that uncovers a big mystery!
The actor’s had quite the ride since joining the soap in 2008 as perennial loser in love Brady Black. With a string of dead ex-girlfriends (Arianna, Madison) and on-again-off-again lover Nicole always leaving him for another man, it wasn’t too surprising when the former addict hooked up Stefano’s villainous daughter, Kristen DiMera (Eileen Davidson). That is of course, if you ignore that she almost became his step-mother…and her obsession with destroying his father, John and step-mother, Marlena.
With Kristen, Brady saw a women who needed the benefit of doubt; underneath tough facade was a woman who just wanted to be loved. Kristen originally only saw Brady as a means to an end in her quest for revenge, but ended up falling for him. That didn’t stop her from drugging and raping his brother, Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan). Last week, the s—t hit the fan and all was exposed!
“It was as soapy as it gets,” said the actor with excitement. Though the climax of the story lead to the end of a year-long storyline, it was also bittersweet as Eileen Davidson was also departing the show. “I am going to miss Eileen like crazy. My experience with her has been awesome.”
While Brady and Kristen did became a popular couple, they also weren’t without their critics. Many questioned why Brady was able to put such blind faith in Kristen after all she’s done. That’s something that wasn’t lost on the actor as well. “I know Brady has taken a lot of hits lately for being the ignoramus of the story, but I wouldn’t be too hard on the guy. When you are in love you don’t tend to see things how they [really] are.”
The actor says there is a difficult road ahead for his character. Brady is driven by addiction, something the show plans to delve into in a big way. “[Brady's] is an addict. He wants to drink a lot, he wants to snort a lot, he wants to love a lot, he wants to have sex a lot, and he wants to have power a lot,” teases the actor. “Not only [are the writers] going to explore his substance abuse, but other realms of addiction as well. We are going to learn he is a deeper addict than was initially thought.”
But what about life-post Kristen? Will Brady move on sooner rather than later? He wouldn’t tell us specifics, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be lonely for too long. “They love to mix relationships up when these disasters happen so don’t get too comfortable with the pairings right now because it all gets mixed up.”
Eric Martsolf was sure to leave us one final tease, and it’s a pretty big one at that. “It’s also going to come out that Brady [actually] has no ties to DiMera or Brady families at all,” he said with excitement. “There is a reveal that happens – something about John Black’s true mother, her true identity. There is a twist to that.”
A twist indeed!
TVSOURCE MAGAZINE “DAY OF DAYS” COVERAGE 2013
- ‘Day of Days’ Interview: Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn Preview John & Marlena’s Reunion
- ‘A Day of Days’ Interview: Blake Berris, Camila Banus and Kate Mansi
- ‘A Day of Days’ Interview: Casey Moss and Jen Lilley
- ‘A Day of Days’ Interview: Greg Vaughan and Ari Zucker Talk Eric and Nicole’s Big Confrontation
- ‘A Day of Days’ Interview: Suzanne Rogers and John Aniston