Timing is everything, as they say. The fact that April Fools’ Day followed the announcement of the Daytime Emmy Award nominations had poor Chad Duell (Michael, GENERAL HOSPITAL) falling hook, line and sinker for a well-planned and executed prank!
“My brother is a producer on a radio station in Los Angeles,” Duell sets up. “The main DJ called me and acted like he was the head of the Television Academy. He said there was an accounting error and I wasn’t really nominated.”
Apparently Duell didn’t check his calendar to see that the date was April 1 because he bought it! “I was shocked,” he says. “I said, ‘Come on. Really? Alright. Wow, this is really going to be embarrassing to take me off the ballot.’ Then they told me it was a joke. They did it really, really well.” Duell laughed it off, but another family member took the prank much more seriously. “My mom got pretty angry at my brother,” Duell grins. “The plan is to get them back!”