There are a couple of topics you probably want to avoid when you are talking to James Scott. First, don’t ask about all his tattoos. For the record he has tattoos (writing) on his inner forearm. I have also heard from another cast member that he has a good portion of his arm/shoulder covered in tattoos. There is speculation that these tattoos are the reason he is always in suits. Covering up the ink with makeup is a time consuming task.
The second topic to stay away from is the rape scene on Days. This is controversial stuff so I will tread lightly. In the scene EJ offered Sami his assistance in saving Lucas if she would have sex with him in the car. He did not force her with any physical threats to have sex. She could have said no.
Anyway, at the meet and greet I did have a chance to discuss this with James Scott. He made it clear that he was a bit tired of talking about it and that people need to realize that it is a tv show. If he had it to do all over again he would have re-written the scene so that Sami was the one offering the sex in exchange for his help. His exact words when describing the re-write of the scene: “I’ll fuck you if you save Lucas… I mean I’ll have sex with you.”
I love it when celebrities drop the F-bomb. It makes me feel like they are human and that they feel comfortable enough to be themselves.