Days of Our Lives’ Eli Grant and portrayer Lamon Archey have some hot times ahead on DOOL. We landed an exclusive interview with the hunky NBC Days of Our Lives‘ actor. Soap Dirt chatted with Lamon Archey while he enjoyed a banana waffle and couldn’t wait to share the scoop with our readers. Here’s how the chat went with one of DOOL’s hottest actors and what we found out about what’s next for Eli Grant.
Days of Our Lives – Fan Questions for Lamon Archey on Gabi
Soap Dirt: We have questions from Days of Our Lives’ fans for you that we gathered on social media. People were excited to know we’d be talking with you. The first thing they want to know is – why didn’t Eli Grant fight harder for Gabi?
Lamon Archey: You know I think that with everything that was going on between those two and seeing her in the predicament that she was in, I think that Eli felt that she was just kind of too far gone. The last two times he went to see her, he was basically kicked out of the room. I just think he hit a point that there was nothing else he could do.
He couldn’t come up with anything to help her get out of jail. He was doing everything he could –and he knew that he had messed up big. Him being around is also making it worse. He’d be around and she’d get all pissed off. Thought was making it worse than being around.
Lamon Archey on Fellow DOOL Cast Members
SD: Which actor on Days of Our Lives do you wish your character would have scenes with?
LA: John Aniston! He’s a wonderful actor and when he acts, it’s just so effortless. He has some great one-liners. I like him.
SD: Who was the most welcoming cast member to you on your first day on set?
LA: I would say it was Vanessa [Williams, Dr. Valerie Grant]. Most of my scenes were with her and she really took me under her wing and til this day, you know, she still feels like a mom in some ways to me.
More family for Eli Grant on Days of Our Lives?
SD: Would you like Day of Our Lives to cast your half-brother Scotty?
LA: Of course. I think that would be great. He already got so much family right now – what’s one more? The “First Family” [The Hortons] is pretty big so yeah for sure. I don’t know much about Scotty, but I’m sure him coming up to Salem would be pretty cool for Eli.
Eli Grant’s Love Life on Days of Our Lives
SD: Which woman do you think is best with Eli Grant – Gabi or Lani?
LA: I like whatever the fans like – whatever they’re into, I’m into.
Lamon Archey on Young and the Restless
Fans of Lamon Archey should remember that the hunk was also on the CBS soap Young and the Restless for a while. Archey played Mason Wilder on Y&R from 2012-14 and worked at Newman Enterprises for Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman). Mason was spying on behalf of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). Fans wanted us to ask Lamon about the role so we did.
SD: Which do you like playing more – Eli Grant or Mason Wilder?
LA: Eli – just because I’ve had more time to develop him and get to know Eli better. There were things I liked about playing Mason. I like to play the bad guy – it’s fun. Eli is the good guy that’s done some things that were not so good.
— Sal Stowers (@SalStowers) March 19, 2018
Lamon Archey and the actress who plays Lani Price (Sal Stowers) did a phenomenal job with the baby storyline, from the beginning when he found out the baby was really Eli Grant’s to the mourning of the death of their infant. Fans felt Eli’s pain while he comforted Lani. Brilliantly done.
Thanks to Lamon Archey for sharing a breakfast moment with us. We can’t wait to talk to him again and so what’s next for him and alter-ego Eli Grant.
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