Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Former Days of Our Lives Actress Speaks Out About Executive Producer Scandal: “It’s been hard for me to read the news. I guess I’m shocked he learned nothing”


Actress Farrah Fath Galfond is weighing on “Days of our Lives” EP Albert Alarr. She had two stints on the show, with a better one — on “One Life to Live” — in between. You can read her Twitter comments below, followed by rousing approval of long time “Days” actress Arianne Zucker. Zucker is clearly anti-Alarr. Since she’s an integral part of the show, it’s hard to imagine Alarr can continue as EP. So far there is no word from the show’s owner, Ken Corday. I’m actually surprised NBC, which airs the show on Peacock, hasn’t stepped in.

Galfond writes: I’m not on the cast anymore but I would love to sign the petition in spirit. These were my experiences too. It wasn’t until I switched shows that I realized not every set was like that…I had the particular misfortune of having Alarr direct my first ever “love” scene when I was 19. He was new so I was already nervous not having one of the other directors that I was used to.

“I was extremely modest and freaked out to be standing in my underwear in front of dozens of crew (aka men that had known me since I was 15…ew) and did Albert do or say one little thing to make me feel remotely at ease? Absolutely not. He pushed and pushed and pushed and pushed me on a particular issue, and was annoyed when I stood my ground.

“20 years later and I still feel sad about that day yet happy I set a boundary. But MAN would it have been nice to have a WOMAN direct that scene and make sure I felt protected instead of exposed. It’s been hard for me to read the news. I guess I’m shocked he learned nothing after the me too movement. Or by …hello?? The cast & crew’s appalled reactions to him on daily basis?? I’m sorry to my former coworkers who’ve been dealing with this relentlessly for decades now. Proud of those who are finding their voice now. His time is up. Nice work “

Zucker commented: “Thank you Farah! Your words matter. Knowing you are not alone may not only start to ease what you and many others have gone through, but saying something is everything. Love you always! #Womentakingourpowerback MOVEMENT”

Zucker added on her Instagram page:

“I want to thank you all for the incredible community support! Without all your voices there is no change! (Even though we are still waiting). Your constant positivity and STRONG OPINIONS mean more than you know.
Thank you to those who have formally been on the show who have shared your stories and continue to share them. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! It takes a village.
I’ll leave you with this…doing the right thing can never be wrong. Especially, when it is for the good of the many!”

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