NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers finds that star Lamon Archey (Eli Grant) has recently opened up about the lack of black stories in daytime television. Here’s what he has to say.
Speaking to We Are Entertainment News in a new interview, the handsome actor talked about his character Eli Grant and his upcoming wedding to Lani Price (Sal Stowers) and also noted the homogeneity of most of the daytime casts. He told the site, “It boils down to a lack of black stories. I hope there is change. I won’t speak for anyone else. I can only speak for myself. I have never felt on the set of Days I was treated less than anyone else because I was black. I do feel the black characters on the show should be more on the forefront and equal to some of the white counterparts. It should be equal or close to it.”
NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Star Lamon Archey Opens Up About Lack Of Black Stories In Soaps
Lamon added, “I don’t keep track of how many episodes I have in relation to other actors. That’s not my job. My job is to take my lines, go to work, and do the best I can with it. I just hope that there is some change for the stories that are being told for the black counterparts on the show. What I can say with certainty is that I have always believed that we need more than three.”
Of course, it didn’t take very long for his fans to respond to the interview. Many commented with, “So handsome and has grown in leaps and bounds from when he started out on Y&R. He’s absolutely correct and hope he doesn’t face any backlash from Production for speaking up on what is so glaringly obvious. It’s crazy how much less diverse the landscape on daytime has become since the early 90’s.”
Another fan said, “Didn’t see him on Y&R, but I have loved him on Days!! Handsome, sexy, talented and has chemistry with all of the actors with whom he works, whether it’s love interests or his mother or his grandmother! And I strongly agree with what he says!! Where are the characters and stories for Abe, Eli, Lani ?? Abe/James Reynolds has been there for 40 years!! Flesh out the Carver family!! Eli is a Horton–give him more story!
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