GH fans could get their return wish, YR stars address shutdown, and daytime gets a primetime special. Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world (with links), in the Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap!
Soap Opera News: Dante’s Return?
General Hospital fans aren’t the only ones longing for a Dante homecoming. Dominic Zamprogna (ex-Dante) has apparently reached out to the show’s EP, Frank Valentini, and told him he’s “totally open to a contract.” Find out why here.
It was week one of classic episodes of The Young and the Restless airing, instead of fresh news ones. Lauralee Bell (Christine) spoke out about the production shutdown to the show’s devoted fans.
Co-star Eric Braeden (Victor) addressed the matter, too, in a heartfelt video, thanking viewers for their longtime loyalty to the soap. Braeden also sent his love to three co-stars, past and present, and you can find out who they are here.
Daytime in Primetime
ABC and People magazine are presenting a new primetime documentary about daytime dramas. The Story of Soaps examines the impact genre has had on audiences and society.
Former Days star Christie Clark (ex-Carrie) battled COVID-19 with her husband, Tom, in March. Now that they’ve recovered, Clark has sat down and chronicled exactly what they went through in a day-by-day report.
Freddie Smith (Sonny) has been counting down his final months as Sonny. And he calculated about how many days he thinks he has left leading up to his September departure.
Bold, Beautiful Beginnings
Ever wonder exactly how The Bold and the Beautiful started? Now you can courtesy of CBS.com, which is offering the first 25 episodes of the soap for you to watch online.
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) celebrated her birthday with a drive-by parade of her General Hospital co-stars, including Maura West (Ava) and Genie Francis (Laura), wishing her well. Grahn live-streamed the event on social media.
Deidre Hall (Marlena, DAYS) has been spending her time in quarantine on her favorite hobby. Take a peek at the watercolor paintings she’s created.
Katrina Bowden (Flo, BB) has found a way to have fun and stay active during quarantine. It involves her two new dance partners — her dogs.
Quarantined 24/7 togetherness can likely make or break a relationship. Jacob Young (ex-Rick, BB) notes that the situation has brought him and his wife, Chrissy, closer.
Count Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget, BB) among the array of daytime stars thrust into the role of teacher during the coronavirus. She even shot a cute video of her son, Hayden, doing his schoolwork.
Need some music to soothe you, while you’re stuck at home in quarantine? Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed, YR) shared some of his latest songs on Instagram.
Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas, GH; ex-Stefan, DAYS) has been taking the nation’s stay-at-home order very seriously. But which home has he been quarantining in?
It’s been three happy years of togetherness for real-life GH couple Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter). Ramsey celebrated the anniversary of their first date with some beautiful words about the relationship that changed his life.
GH Kiddie Corner
GH fans have watched Ava and Grace Scarola grow up as Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Ava’s (Maura West) daughter, Avery. The twins, who just turned six, celebrated their birthday by having some wet and wild family fun.
Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte, GH) found her place in history courtesy of Zoom for her fifth-grade school project. She even got to dress up like one of our former presidents.
Mishael Morgan (Amanda, YR) lost a beloved family member, her great aunt Semoy. The actress had some wonderful words to share about her.
Jordi Vilaususo (Rey) still has his little sister on-screen on YR, Sasha Calle, who plays Lola, but he wants more. He seriously misses Noemi Gonazlez, who portrayed his estranged wife Mia, and Jason Canela, who played his brother Arturo.