Vivian has a busy week, culminating in a cake fight with her nemesis, Kate. Louise Sorel talks slinging mud... and cake frosting!
WEEKLY: What are the circumstances that lead up to Vivian and Kate getting into a fight and falling into a cake?
SOREL: Vivian and Kate are in a restaurant, and there is a verbal provocation that triggers the fight. It doesn't start with a cake fight; it's the aftermath of an exchange between Kate and Vivian. It's some kind of catty remark that Vivian makes because she cannot contain herself, and she pushes Kate. It accelerates into a fight.
WEEKLY: When you see the script that says you're going to get into a cake fight, how does that affect your day?
SOREL: It's a soap and people do enjoy that sort of thing. God Bless Lauren Koslow. We commit to the scene and do it. I grew up in the theater and there was no excuse for not doing something full-out.
WEEKLY: Why is Vivian so intent on learning what Stefano is hiding?
SOREL: Vivian is trying to find a way to separate Kate and Stefano. She wants to accomplish that by telling Kate that he is doing some horrible things.
WEEKLY: Vivian reveals to Carly that she was also buried alive, and Carly has no sympathy.
SOREL: That's not a surprise!
WEEKLY: Why would Vivian think that Carly should have any sympathy, when she did the same thing to her?
SOREL: There's some kind of button or switch off in Vivian's head. Vivian doesn't feel that she deserves any kind of comeuppance. It's the part of the character that I never could be, but I think it's pretty funny. When someone treats Vivian badly, after everything that she has done, she is absolutely appalled.
WEEKLY: Vivian is aware of the fact that Bo dumps Carly and she gets her digs in. Will Vivian ever forgive Carly?
SOREL: No. Vivian can't forgive Carly. Vivian came back this last time to avenge Lawrence's death. So far, Vivian hasn't quite followed through on that. But I think it's a definitely throughline for her. Vivian always refers to Lawrence as the light of her life. It's unimaginable for her that he's gone. It's something she will never get over with Carly.
WEEKLY: This week, Vivian also encourages Maggie to go for Victor. Is that a big step for Vivian, considering that she was against Maggie and Victor getting together a few months ago?
SOREL: When Victor married Vivian, it was done as a business deal. he has never expressed any real concern, care or love for her. Once somebody does that to Vivian, there is no way back, because she's been crossed. So Vivian thinks, "The hell with it." This has nothing to do with Suzanne Rogers, who I love, but Vivian has always referred to the character, Maggie, as the cookie-baking little housewife -- someone Vivian considers dull. So Vivian figures, "Let Victor have Maggie. it serves him right not to have the excitement and madness of Vivian."
Credit to Forbidden Love for posting the original article.
Post by rockfordfosgate on Mar 17, 2011 0:47:03 GMT -5
Louise always comes across as a class act in interviews. I will say I do love Vivian for what she could represent and bring to the show, even if I don't like certain storylines or think the writers under-use/misuse her.
Post by DancingDays on Mar 17, 2011 9:04:33 GMT -5
Louise does seem like a class act, but I'm super tired of Vivian. Viv used to be the funny-bad guy, but now she's just a clown. I feel like the writers don't really know what to do with her. She can't be over the top all the time, it just wears thin. If she shows up any more than once a week, I'm FF through her scenes. She just doesn't seem relevant anymore.
I love Louise, and love Vivian. She keeps it amusing. I like her plans, but they write them to be so long. It'd be better if they cut the story lines shorter, otherwise, then they look dumb. I'm surprised she's not trying to get back at Brady for stealing Titan from her. She and Brady had some good mojo (and I will admit more Brady is a good thing).
Or, have Brady hire Vivian to handle foreign accounts. It'd be fun to see her at his mercy (in his head) while she's planning a take over (in her head).
Post by addictedtodool on Mar 24, 2011 9:02:04 GMT -5
I think that having Brady go to the dark side has been good for Vivian all the way around. Victor needs more than one nemesis and Stefano has been awfully busy cleaning up Elvis's messes for a couple years. Now Vivian has time to focus on other things. I love her and Kate in a storyline better than her and Maggie, they are more equals and whatever they do to each other I don't have to feel badly for either of them...LOL! When Brady took up with Kate, it sealed the deal for his character...he has become ruthless and while the Kiriakis men do have heart, I think it's important for them to also be ruthless when necessary. It's in their blood. I would love for Brady and Vivian to share more scenes.