Patrika Darbo remains one of daytime’s busiest actresses! She’s joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful, but fans haven’t seen the last of her as Nancy on Days of Our Lives!
Soap Hub caught up with Darbo recently at St. Baldrick’s annual head-shaving event in North Hollywood to chat with her about her many projects, her prime time Emmy win last year, and why she skipped some of this year’s Daytime Emmy voting! (Spoiler: It’s for a very good reason!)
You’ve been involved with St. Baldrick’s for years. Why?
It’s a wonderful organization. It’s all about the community getting together for a cause. We have fireman, policeman, city council members, and local bigwigs and then we also have little boys and girls shaving their heads [in solidarity] for their brothers and sisters or for their best friends [who are battling cancer]. It’s so emotional, you want to shave your own head!
The gathering makes people who are going through an incredibly difficult time feel less alone.
Yes, you’re absolutely right. When someone sick sees how much they’re loved and supported, it gives them hope. I wish there were more celebrities that came here and showed their support, but there are other great events like Stand Up To Cancer [that have great celebrity attendance]. Hopefully, we can beat cancer!
The St. Baldrick’s event is going at the same time as some Daytime Emmy voting, yes?
Yes. Usually, it’s all online, but they still bring us to a location for a few categories. But I had already committed to coming to this, and I try to always honor my commitments!