Daytime’s fast pace has showbiz vets shaking in their shoes when they guest-star on a soap, so Bergman is pleased to see that the younger crop of actors manage to keep up! “In the old days, we used to take months to do things, and we could ease people in,” he shares. “Now we just light a fire underneath them and stoke the fire. We throw them into onetake scenes, one after another, and fly through the day. And then the very next day, they have a mountain of dialogue to do! So it’s very impressive to watch a number of younger actors — Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Jason Canela (Arturo) — come in exceedingly well-prepared. I’ve been doing this for 39 years, and to watch them come in and knock it out of the park… it really makes me happy!”
The kids are all right!