After the cameras stop rolling, on-screen couple Joy Bisco (Marissa) and Kiko Ellsworth (Jamal) remain physical ... in a different way. "The karate fighting has gotten even worse with Kiko," laughs teh actress. "We're always playing around, but we wanted to do something really good. So, one time, we tried to choreograph a kung fu scene. I kept trying to block his hit, but it wasn't working. Later that night, I was like, 'My arm hurts,' I looked to see what it was, and there was this huge bruise. I was like, 'Oh, man, Kiko!' He always kicks my butt because he's taller."
[Soap Opera Digest]