Another soap star contracts COVID-19, a GH actress heads to another soap, and DAYS fave Peter Reckell checks in with his fans… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links, in the Soap Hub Soap Opera News Wrap.
Daytime Vet Recovers From COVID-19
Another soap actor — and his wife and kids — tested positive for the coronavirus. Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, The Young and the Restless) and his wife, Kaitlin, shared an update on their clan’s health in an effort to help others.
After a long break from Twitter, Days of Our Lives vet Peter Reckell (ex-Bo) reported in from his home in Nashville. Find out how he and his family are coping with the country’s quarantine.
GH Star Heading to New Soap
General Hospital star Kelly Thiebaud is gearing up for double duty. She currently plays Dr. Britt Westbourne n General Hospital and is about to join the cast of another soap this week.
ABC’s Dancing With the Stars has already tapped GH’s Kelly Monaco (Sam) and Ingo Rademacher (Jax) to compete on the reality competition series. Find out why Josh Swickard (Chase) would be a great third choice with video footage to prove it.
All My Children vet Susan Lucci (ex-Erica) self-reported her health status with @communityconnect.io, a platform designed to help first responders stay prepared during the COVID-19 crisis. And she urged her Instagram followers to do the same.
Americans everywhere are now wearing masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, YR) shows how easy they are to make in an online video.
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katrina Bowden (Flo) believes we’ll overcome the coronavirus and return to all the activities that bring us joy. Tops on her list will be traveling, which she calls her biggest “splurge.”
On the Homefront
GH’s Genie Francis (Laura) popped up on social media to tell fans what she’s been up to during the coronavirus quarantine. Check out how she’s spending her time.
It’s hard to imagine GH’s dashing Valentin Cassadine on a camping trip of any kind. But actor James Patrick Stuart did just that, pitching a tent in his yard to share some fun with his children.
Meanwhile, being at home means Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, DAYS) is spending more time in the kitchen baking. She recently whipped up her husband Michael’s favorite cookie and shared the recipe for the treat.
Don Diamont (Bill) just celebrated a major milestone on the network he calls home. Find out what it is here.
With production shut down indefinitely due to the current pandemic, three soaps have found a way to prolong their stockpile of original shows. The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and General Hospital are airing classic episodes every Friday.
Eden McCoy (Josslyn) enjoyed her stint as a young Carly on GH. Find out which co-stars inspired her during the flashback scenes.
Soap Vet Succumbs to Coronavirus
Former Edge of Night star Forrest Compton, remembered as district attorney Mike Karr, succumbed to the coronavirus. He was 94.
The deadly virus has hit close to home for actor Gilles Marini (ex-Ted, DAYS), too. The actor reports that one of his beloved family members died of COVID-19.
How Do I Love Thee…
Billy Flynn (Chad, Days) wished his wife, Gina Comparetto, a happy birthday in true romantic fashion. He made a list of all the things he loves about her.
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH) may wreak havoc onscreen, but she’s a woman with a cause off-screen. She’s drawing attention a new initiative that was launched during Autism Awareness Month.
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, BB) responded to actress Jane Seymour’s (Live and Let Die, Smallville) “open-hearted challenge.” Find out what Lang is doing affect positive change in people’s lives.
By day, she’s Shauna Fulton; by night, she’s a real housewife. Actress Denise Richards is returning to hit reality show, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, next week when it debuts its tenth season.