Thanks. It's a shame that great actors get let go while crappy ones like Darin Brooks get all the storylines.
- Dec 18 2008, 04:47 PM
SOD has named Blake Berris performer of the week in the December 30th issue.
SOD says that they knew Berris had the acting skills, but he sadly has not had many opportunities to show these skills in the past, though he was voted Hottest Newcomer in 2007. But then when Nick fell for Melanie, this let Berris "shine, as his alter ego descended into madness."
SOD relates that Berris made small changes in Nick's behavior, for example becoming jumpy and distracted. But SOD lavishes the greatest praise on Berris's scenes when Nick was arrested. Though Nick didn't get up from his chair, Berris was able to convey Nick's emotions with his face alone. In Nick's conversation with Chelsea, his eyes teared up but his voice remained steady. SOD compliments Berris on playing it as though Nick were in a state of shock and disbelief.
SOD ends the short article by saying that some actors would have used the above scenario to "go over the top", but Berris avoided this, "which ultimately makes the fact that he'll be written out soon that much more of a shame".