James Scott Talks About the Rape Scene

By James Plouf

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.

  • Michael Jenkins

    Gertrude you are pathetic, the story ends by you being a worthless poster.

    Not everyone agrees, the rape debate is old give it a rest and grow the heck up.

  • Jennifer

    giftofamber you sound like my sister. She hated Jack with Jennifer. She hated that the only way to redeem Jack was Jennifer getting raped. I think she even blamed him in a way. I myself loved Jack and Jennifer and thankful they were on in a time when the internet was small and stupid people like Gertrude wasn’t on.
    I’m just woundering (you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to) who did you want Jennifer with if not Jack? My sister had a big thing for Frankie and Jennifer thats why I’m asking.

  • Gertrude

    Jack and Jen were a huge supercouple so stop comparing the rapist and the rape victim to them. At least Jack never raped Jennifer.

  • Jennifer

    Shut up Gertrude. I wasn’t talking to you. I can compare any couple I want. My sister may have not like Jack with Jennifer and I may have not Jennifer with Frankie but she knew the different between life and fic unlike you. Ej and Sami are not the first couple to get together under “rape” (even tho I don’t think what Ej did was rape) Hello Bill and Laura. Jennifer’s mom and dad. It happened befor I was born but it happened I looked it up. Bill raped Laura. You know what Gertrude, Bill and Laura are still together.

  • Gertrude

    Get your facts straight Jennifer, Bill and Laura are not together anymore and if they were, i wouldn’t be against it because they were a legendary couple and you can’t compare them to a lousy couple like Ejami. So please stop comparing great couples with this abomination.

  • Gertrude

    and the Bill and Laura rape happened decades ago and people have long forgiven Bill and even Laura forgave him and they had Jennifer to prove that.

  • Jennifer

    Gertrude I thought you said rape was rape. I thought you said they should never put a rapiest with thier victim. Well Sami forgave Ej and they had Sidney to prove it just like Laura forgave Bill and they had Jennifer to prove that.

  • Gertrude

    Jennifer, there is a difference. Bill was a beloved character and EJ was just a loser newbie character that came to the show and thinks he could rape a long time fan favorite character. There is a huge difference and Bill loved Laura when he raped her and EJ just raped Sami for a sick game and the only reason Sami forgave EJ was because of the terrible writing and even the birth of Sydney was terrible writing. Bill and Laura were a legendary couple and the writers gave us time to forgive Bill but the writers paired Sami and EJ just months after the rape and that is pathetic. Ejami is just a terrible couple and you can’t compare them to Bill and Laura so please shut up.

  • Madie

    JS is a great actor … he was doing his job at the time; however, his interview was not appropriate. All he needed to say was something to the effect “that happened 4 years ago on the soap and I do not wish to talk about it anymore”. He didn’t say that. Using the “f” word and his other words just offended many real life rape victims. I realize his was a storyline, but if had handled the interview differently, we would not be having this controversy right now and I think the real people behind this controversy are Mr. & Mrs DaysTalk who want to be kept on the frontburner, not matter what any fanbase thinks. This is their “time to be popular”. If we all left DaysTalk, where would that leave them?

  • Michael Jenkins

    Don`t bother reasoning with her Jennifer, she thinks everyone agrees with her, she needs help.

  • hoping

    James is an amazing actor. I don’t watch for who he is in real life but for his ability to act and he is one of the best on Days. All those attacking James need to direct your anger to the writers who have constantly over the years written stories of rapist who are not punished and later redeemed. James supurbly acting a role doesn’t make him evil, it’s the writers you might want to look at. I’m just saying.

  • lily

    I think he was completely tasteless in his response knowing it would be repeated.

  • Jennifer

    Michael Jenkins I can help it. I just find it hard to believe a person like Gertrude is out there. I want to believe reason will get to her. I want to believe when shown something is wrong a person will just go okay your right I’m wrong and learn and grow from it.

  • Jennifer

    Gertrude the writer didn’t pair Sami and Ej months after he raped her. I think Ej is a beloved character. He has a fan following. Ej loves Sami. You may think Sami forgiving Ej was bad writing Well I think Ej’s deal with her was bad writing. I pointed out meny holes in that bad writing mess but you don’t show any reason that Sami forgiving Ej is bad writing. Sami forgiving Ej made sence because she’s always wanted forgivness for all her past sins. Sami even said she once loved Ej. I think she still loves him and hopefully soon she’ll tell Ej. I get you don’t like Ej whatever but the rape issuse is over once Sami forgave Ej and made love to him. I never forgave Lucas for druging Sami and sending her over a cilff. I never forgave Lucas for setting Sami up for murder and sending her to death row. I always felt Lucas killed Franko and sat back and let Sami rot in jail for mouths was unforgivable. But I don’t hate BD. I don’t go around calling BD a murder. I don’t say BD should be fired. I like BD I always thought he was funny. I even like to hate Lucas. I didn’t want Lucas to leave the show. I wanted him to go bad after what happened with Chloe. I liked watching Lucas way better than watching no back story boring Rafe. You have no argument. I just wish you’d understand how stupid you sound and see that your wrong. Is reason hard for you to understand?

  • Gertrude

    You are so annoying Jennifer. Please go to your room and argue with your little stuffed animals.

  • Alicia E

    Gertrude, I gotta say that was a pretty good comeback. It made me giggle. But I also gotta say AND THIS IS TO EVERYONE. MYSELF INCLUDED that we all have a choice in how we respond to each other’s posts. If we can forgive the sins of our beloved character’s on Days, and/or the writer’s for what they put us through, then surely we can deal with our fellow fans a little better. People can disagree passionately and it doesn’t mean one side or the other has to be an “idiot.” Anytime I feel like saying something obnoxious from here on out I’m going to imagine Maggie Horton is sitting across the kitchen table from me drinking a cup of tea and I’ll think twice about it. Who’s with me?

  • Jennifer

    Gertrude that comeback is as good as I know you are but what am I.

    Alicia E I don’t like Gertrude because she’s rude and mean and stupid. I can take a good disagreement. Sometimes I am wrong and I say so. But I’m not wrong on this and Gertrude knows it because she doesn’t even answer half my questions. I know rape is touchy. I also know soaps put rapiest together with thier victims. Is that right? I think if it was really wrong then all the soaps would be off the air right now. I think the bad writing in this story is because it was unclear. I really see it as a deal. I feel if they really want to go the rape road they would have wrote Ej putting the gun to Sami head and making her take off her clothes but they didn’t do that. Because they didn’t do that we have this fights about weather it was rape or not. Really it shouldn’t be a issue any more once Sami forgave him and they made love. People like Gertrude are the ones that want to fight. She’s the one who can’t see passed her own nose. I’m sure if Maggie met Gertrude she’d have some chose words with her.

  • Alicia E

    Jennifer,
    *You make a really good argument and explain yourself well. If this was a court of law you might win your case. But even with all the facts carefully laid out and examined two people can still see the same situation differently. For the record, I agree with you. I’d love to see Sami and E.J. as a couple, but if I didn’t already feel that way you wouldn’t be able to convince me. I see Sami and E.J. as two characters who’ve grown and changed and still have a way to go. I believe Gertrude sees Sami as Marlena’s little girl and E.J. as a basically bad person. He hasn’t been redeemed in her eyes. I also feel that you’re letting Gerty get your goat and vice versa. Maybe Maggie would tell me to but out!

  • Gertrude

    Jennifer, let’s just agree to agree with me and end this argument. You know i’m right so please shut up.

  • Jennifer

    Gertrude I don’t agree to disagree because you contradic yourself. You like Bill and Luara even tho Bill raped Laura but you hate Ej and Sami for the same thing. You say your a lumi fan but your for Rafe when Rafe took Lucas job. You’ve shown me nothing to make me see your right when I’ve shown you lots to prove my point. Everyone see it. I’m not the only one who’s told you these things. So really Gertrude why can’t you see reason?

    Alicia E I really wish this went to court then maybe I could get Gertrude to hold up her deal about leaving once Ej and Sami get together. I’m also sure Maggie would butt in herself. She always was a busy body but in a good way.

  • Alicia E

    Jeez Gertrude, I was totally standing up for you and now you’ve made quite the ass out of me. You are proving their point with your responses. I enjoy talking about the show with you when it’s not about this topic and I’m not hating on anybody but I’m soooo done with this thread. bye

  • Gertrude

    I’m sorry Alicia E but people like Jennifer don’t know when to shut up. Jennifer, i told you already that I am a Lumi fan before anything and I am only rooting for Safe because i would much prefer Sami to be with him than EJ and Lucas isn’t around anymore so i have to root for someone and I will always root for Lumi first.

  • Alicia E

    Gertrude, I can see this is something you’re very passionate about and I respect that. I just hope we can all keep it in check enough for it to still be fun. But, yeah these type of story lines are very intense, so sometimes we’re gonna get a bit riled. Thank you for your response (except perhaps for the “people like Jennifer don’t know when to shut up” part) Sigh. Clearly, I’m no Maggie Horton. Maybe instead of tea, we discuss this over a pint.

  • Gertrude

    Well Alicia E, I think of myself of being more like Sami Brady or Vivian Alamain or Kate Roberts, I am nothing like Maggie Horton and i’m not the type of lady that bakes cookies and acts loving and nice, I prefer to have people make me cookies and then throw it at them if i don’t like it.

  • Alicia E

    Gertrude, clearly you do not need my defense. I am laughing so hard from your post that I can barely type. Talk to you all tomorrow! lol

  • Jennifer

    Gertrude you would throw cookies in someone face after they made them for you. I believe you are that rude.

  • Michael Jenkins

    I don`t think Gertrude has any manners, she needs a time out.

  • Lily

    Thanks for the article but I must say why is it when people do an interview with him in person or on the phone the first thing that pops out of their mouth is 12/29. I’m not trying to offend you but geez. No wonder he gets tired of talking about it. I would too. It is what is it. He didn’t write it but by the way some fans treat him you would have thought he wrote it and he was one in real life. Man, let it go people. He is nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and instead of talking about that you talk about something that happened almost 4 years. Excuse me while I yawn.

    Personally in my opinion there were a ton of things to talk about but you picked tattoos, the fact the man says the F word, and his character was a rapist. Really wasn’t there anything else you could have talked about? If this show was on cable you wouldn’t be renewed.

    Next time do your homework and try not to make yourself look silly by asking something that everyone and their mother has asked for the past 4 years.

  • Stonelola47

    He is covering up his old girlfriends name he had tattooed on his shoulder with other tattoos!

  • Terryann0329

    Thanks for posting..I love James Scott and his uber talent. I would love to see the tats though! It is nice knowing it didn’t sit with him well the way they did the “rape” and he is tired of talking about it. It is such old news there is so much more to EJ Dimera then that..It is also nice how you mentioned the fbomb being dropped…I always like when they are candid and are down to earth…enjoyed this thank you again.

  • hiya

    he’s from the UK. they say fuck all the time, and it don’t think it holds as much value there as it does here.