Steve Burton is keeping his mind occupied while life throws at him “curveballs.”
Burton 52-year-old Burton spoke in an interview with Fox News Digital about what remains to be his greatest inspiration as a performer, while promoting Season 2 of Peacock spinoff show “Days of our Lives Beyond Salem” along with Co-Star Deidre Hall.
The soap-star was divorced from the woman he has been married to for 20 years in July after discovering that she was having the wrong baby. The baby is not his. He was also dismissed of “General Hospital” due to his coronavirus vaccine status.
Steve Burton was fired from “General Hospital” after the doctor decided to not get the coronavirus vaccination. (Craig Sjodin/ABC)
Steve BURTON, SHEREE GUSTIN “WENT TO the COASTING STAGE’ PRIOR TO SPLITTING REPORT
“Obviously life throws you the most unexpected challenges, and it’s what you do with it, and how you deal with the things that matter,” Burton told Fox News Digital. “And I’m always able to come up with a way to be thankful. You know that gratitude is the top priority for me. It’s a blessing that I’m in a place which is still in existence in the past 50 years and that Deidre and I can be able to sit on a zoom and chat with you about still working during the day and the ‘Days of Our lives.'”
“I am hopeful. I believe and am just thankful,” he added.
Steve Burton filed for divorce from Sheree Gustin in July. The soap actor declared the divorce date as 1 March. (David Crotty/Patrick McMullan)
Burton as well as Sheree Gustin were married for 23 years prior to their breakup. Gustin has revealed that she is pregnant with her 4th child. Then, a few days later Burton made it clear that the baby isn’t really his.
Burton identified the date of separation official for the couple on March 1 in court papers.
Prior to the announcement of the divorce, Burton was hit with career shifts after being removed on “General Hospital” over ABC’s coronavirus vaccine requirement in November.
“I wanted to tell you this directly from me,” he explained on Instagram at the time. “Unfortunately General Hospital has allowed me to go due to the mandated vaccination. I did submit my religious and medical exemptions but both were refused and, as you can imagine hurts. However, this is also about my personal freedom to me.”
The actor is still busy with the spinoff show “Days of our Lives Beyond Salem.”
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Steve Burton reprised his role as Harris Michaels in the Peacock spinoff “Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem.” (Jason Merritt)
The Peacock series brought back the presence of Burton and his co-stars Hall, Kristian Alfonso, Peter Reckell, Eileen Davidson, Drake Hogestyn, Loretta Devine, Stephen Nichols, Mary Beth Evans, Camila Banus, Robert Scott Wilson and Victoria Konefal.
Burton made a return to the show in the role of Harris Michaels after exiting “Days of Our Lives” in 1990. Burton explained what viewers will get for the sequel.
“You’ve seen so many amazing couples from ‘Days’ that are back together This is fantastic,” Burton told Fox News Digital. “I began my career with “Days of Our Lives,” then the years have passed and I’m back on the show as Harris Michaels. This character is doing some insane things.”
“We’re having fun. It’s action-packed” said the actor. “There’s plenty of tension. It’s been so much fun. was a blast filming this.”
Hall explained that , after having worked for so long The cast have an “rhythm and the chemistry” that isn’t easy to see on other television sets.
“It is so wonderful to be a part of the same group of people every an year” the actress stated on Fox News Digital. “And we’re able to establish a rhythm and connection and a sense of familiarity which I believe shows on screen.”
Deidre Hall plays Marlena Evans on “Days of our Lives Beyond Salem.” (Evans Peacock/Vestal Ward)
“And even if we’re competitors in the program, we’ll have still a tiny glimmer of ‘Yes it’s true, but we’re buddies off-stage.’ It’s a real family. We’ve always referred to it as”a family,” and that’s precisely the definition of.”
In addition to the bond among the actor, Burton explained that the fans are “loyal.”
“‘Beyond Salem 2’ ‘ is unique in that we have daytime viewers, you know they’re so loyal to us,” he told Fox News Digital. “That’s the reason we’re doing what’s happening. They’re simply looking for more content. Also, Peacock has decided to put this short series and people who watch it are loving it.”