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2005-Jun-24: Heather on Days of Our Lives

(Updated June 28) Heather spoke to the Daily Mail about her debut as a soap opera actress (see May 2) on Days of Our Lives:

"I did it in one take. It was easy - it's what I do. My main reason for doing it obviously is for Adopt-A-Minefield and to make people realize that there are 53 wars in the world right now."

In the first of two episodes, Heather is seen at the character Philip's (a wounded soldier) bedside (dressed in a revealing, low-cut red dress) to counsel him about coping with his injuries. She places an artificial limb on his bed and tenderly touches his arm. The episodes will be shown in the United States on Wednesday, Jun 29 and Monday, July 4. Heather taped her guest-starring appearance on April 15th.

Meanwhile, Sir Paul has seen the footage of the episodes and has been "diplomatic" about her performance. Heather has told reporters that she won't be watching the show because she is convinced that her acting is terrible:

"I'm not an actress. I just went in and did it in two hours and left."

Heather says that she met Days of Our Lives producer, Ken Corday, at a gala:

"He said, 'I'd like to help more...' and I said, 'Well, what is it exactly that you do?' I knew he was in TV but I live in England so we don't have Days of Our Lives. He said, 'We have this top-rated soap show,' and we talked some ideas and came up with a storyline that this hunk would basically go off and work in a warzone, step on a landmine, come back and need some counselling. "I didn't expect to get the email saying, 'OK, we've done it all,' because people make a lot of false promises to charities... It was a big risk for them, so I'm really proud of them for doing that."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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