How Do Days Of Our Lives Stars Prepare For Love Scenes?

"Days of Our Lives" fans know that there have been some epic love scenes during the show's over 50-year run on the air. Viewers have tuned in to watch some of the soap opera's most popular super couples such as Bo and Hope Brady (Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso), John Black and Marlena Evans (Drake Hogestyn andDeidre Hall), EJ DiMera and Sami Brady (formerly James Scott and Alison Sweeney), Chad DiMera and Abigail Deveraux (Billy Flynn and Marci Miller), and Ben Weston and Ciara Brady (Robert Scott Wilson and Victoria Konefal), per Fame 10. It's couples like these that keep viewers returning to their TV sets time and time again to see the romances unfold and fall apart.

According to Soap Hub, "Days of Our Lives" is one of the steamiest soap operas on television as the show has become known for partnering multiple characters together and producing some of the best super couples in soap history. Of course, those love scenes aren't always easy for the actors to film.

The truth about soap opera love scenes

Being an actor means plenty of love scenes, especially when you star in a soap opera. "Days of Our Lives" viewers have grown accustomed to seeing their favorite couples engage in plenty of steamy and romantic scenes, which the actors have to prepare themselves for. "DOOL" star Mary Beth Evans, who has been playing Kayla Brady on the NBC sudser for decades, revealed to Soap Central that she and her longtime on-screen husband Stephen Nichols (who plays Steve "Patch" Johnson on the show) are more than comfortable filming love scenes. "Because Stephen and I know each other so well, we already know what those things are with each other, number one, and number two, we're just so comfortable with each other," she said.

In addition, actress Nadia Bjorlin, who plays Chloe Lane on the show, says that the scenes are extremely choreographed which makes them feel more technical in the moment. "The sex scenes are the most technically complex things that we do. They're so choreographed when so much of the other stuff isn't, so there's so much you have to think about that it never really becomes sexy," Bjorlin admitted.

Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way that the actors' film love scenes (via Backstage). Actor Eric Martsolf previously revealed his wife was ready to be used as a body double so that he could film some spicy scenes. While love scenes can sometimes be awkward, it seems that the "DOOL" cast has the process down to a science.