Celebrating his first Daytime Emmy nomination at NBC’s “Days of our Lives” is Freddie Smith, who plays the role of Sonny Kiriakis. The show overall received 17 total nominations, the most it has ever received in the history that it has been on the air. We had the chance to catch up with Freddie and speak with him about how he received the news of his nomination:
“I went to bed, and I was like, ‘Oh, I’ll know tomorrow morning.’ I woke up to my phone vibrating at about 7 AM, and saw all these text messages saying, ‘Congrats on your nomination.’ I was just so stunned. It was so real! I began pacing, and I wanted to call both of my parents, but they were working. I was like, ‘I want to tell somebody, but I have no one to tell this to.’ I was so excited that I couldn’t go back to sleep. It was a fun morning.”
Freddie also filled us in on what scenes he submitted for his Emmy reel, and the process behind choosing such specific scenes:
“I submitted the scene where Will just came out of the closet, and Lucas was trying to figure out how to handle it. Sonny was explaining to Lucas on how he needs to tell Will that he still loves him and nothing has changed. Sonny reveals his true feelings to Lucas, but he didn’t want Lucas to tell Will. I was very proud of this scene. There was a lot that went into this as it was my first time submitting. Someone told me, ‘Just pick the scene that you are proud of. If you do or don’t get picked, it doesn’t matter because you were proud and didn’t choose a scene you THINK people would like.’ So, I chose this, and luckily that was a good choice.”
While Freddie is celebrating his first Emmy nom, he is also working on a new webseries entitled, “Addicts Anonymous.” The series was first thought of in 2010, and he gave us some insight as to what it’s all about:
“It’s a comedy webseries that me and my two friends created years ago. It’s about this addiction therapy class in college, but the twist of it is that everyone in the class has a different addiction. The class is also taught by this lovable idiot who has a generous heart, but doesn’t know what he is doing. It is shot in a mockumentary style, so it leaves plenty of room for improv. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) loved it so much, he signed on as executive producer and act on it as well. It’s so much fun.”
You can find the “Addicts Anonymous” Kickstarter page by logging on: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/236890000/addicts-anonymous
To download the full podcast with Freddie Smith, click the following link: Freddie Smith Interview.