Friday, October 08, 2004

Friday October 8, 2004

Alright, my week has now come to a close and I’m actually pretty happy about it. It’s not that anything went really wrong (though there were some... interesting spots to it); I am just really looking forward to this "FAN" weekend and the episodes of next week.

As far as this weekend is concerned, everyone I’ve spoken to at this point has said that I need to get as much sleep WHENEVER I can and get ready to be blinded with flashes i.e. perhaps a good idea to get some dark glasses.

Alright, the low point of my week was that I was late on Wednesday morning to rehearsal. Granted, nothing really came of it (this time) because they (director of the episode and the other actors) were running behind so my segments hadn ’t started, but the point that the producers were stressing was that tardiness will not be accepted... note taken.

It’s funny that this happened though because usually I’m in the building an hour before my call time just to check e-mails, use the gym in studio, or just annoy the writers and casting people, LOL.

As far as taping went this week, Lizzie (Crystal Hunt) and I had some great scenes together. Things are starting to get really charged between the two of us, bantering back and forth, picking on each other, and sometimes giving advice to one another (rarely).

My favorite scene so far is set to air in the next few days involving the Spaulding’s home and a bulldozer that I actually got to operate. I loved filming it and I’m sure that most people will enjoy watching it especially if you’re pulling for the Coopers.

Alright, it’s time to get back to work now i.e. going through my scripts and getting ready for work as well as figuring out what I’m doing tonight at the start of the Fan Club weekend. My next entry I’m sure will hopefully be about how I survived this pandemonium and probably highlight my sparse apartment and what I’m going to do about fixing THAT situation... my work is never done!


Blogger Heather said...

Hi John!

Every "true" blogger needs a comment under the post, so I thought I'd be the first! This is a great idea!

I'm looking forward to the scenes you taped with the bulldozer. Makes my desk job seem kind of boring!

It was very nice to talk to you on the phone on Saturday. I'm the ditz who thought you were Ricky at first... Cell phones were not made to be used in a mall in TX and going long distance. She was breaking up so bad I didn't know who I was going to! It was very nice talking to you... come visit us in TX and go to Marco next year!

If you get a novel of an email through Soapcity by a Heather, that's me as well! Have a wonderful week!

October 12, 2004 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Hey John, its Kevin..friend of Mike G's...we met on the cruise. Hope all is well. Looking forward to the party this your gf's. Anyways, give me a shout when you get a chance. Got some pictures to send to you.

October 12, 2004 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Hey John,
It's Rebecca. We met this weekend at all the GL fan events. I'm the one who you wrote "It was great seeing you the WHOLE weekend" to. I'm the one who gave you that article about the store.
It was a real pleasure meeting you and spending time talking to you over the weekend. I've found over the three years that I've been a fan of soaps, that soap stars are truly good people and you are no exception. The Cooper family are truly the pillars of the Springfield community, and I'm glad you are a part of them. I hope to see you at future fan events soon.
Rebecca Green

October 13, 2004 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Shanna said...


Hey! you saw me at the 3 main events this past weekend. You took a picture by my dad when you were out on the deck of the boat. Hope you had a great time. I saw the scenes with Lizzie today and they were great! I'll bet you did have fun operating the bulldozer LOL. The Coopers have always been my favorite family.

Take Care

October 13, 2004 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...


I also met you on the boat and spoke with you at the Gathering this past weekend. I'm the NC State fan - who needed a black armband after UNC won the game Saturday.

It was great meeting you! You are a class act and an outstanding addition to the GL cast. I'm looking forward to seeing more of Coop on our screens.

October 13, 2004 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Hey John!
Have fun at "the weekend"? I wasn't there, wish I could have been, I hope you go to the Las Vegas event in March, I'll be there. Can't wait to hear more behind-the-scenes stuff from you. You're an awesome actor! I've been watching GL since I was a kid. I love it. You're a great addition!


October 14, 2004 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Chip Coffey said...


"Hello" from a longtime fan of GL -- I started watching the show back in the 1950s with my grandmother on her monster of an old black-and-white TV set!

The work that you've been doing on GL thus far has been terrific! You have not only "held your own" in scenes with the veteran performers, you have EXCELLED! Congratulations! (and, BTW, I am also an actor, director, producer, writer, etc. so I can sometimes be very "picky" and "critical" ... in good ways, of course! :-)

Years ago, I actually did some work on GL -- just some day player stuff. Most of my work these days is as a spiritual counselor, psychic and medium -- think "John Edward with a southern accent!" LOL

Thanks for taking the time to honor your fans with these blogs and best of luck on a long and very successful career.

Chip Coffey
Atlanta, GA

November 12, 2004 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Hi John, What a wonderful surprise when I saw that you had landed a role on Guiding Light. Congratulations! Everyone at Larry's Hair Designer's are very happy for you and even the ones who normally don't watch soaps are tuning in. Keep up the good work and hopefully you won't be Phillip's killer. Your favorite receptionist, Debbie

November 18, 2004 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Adelina said...

Hi John,

This blog thing you and Stephanie are doing is amazingly sweet for us fans! It has inspired me to have my own blog too, though. Good-luck with filiming, and with apartm. decorating and everything else! Have a great day!!!!

PS: I am not sure if you will like his music, but Darren Hayes is one of my favorite artists right now, along with Robbie Williams and Tiziano Ferro.

November 28, 2004 at 6:20 PM  

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