Surprise exit at Days of our Lives; eye-saving surgery for a CBS actress; and The Bold and the Beautiful celebrates 34 years on the air… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: So Long, Sarah
Linsey Godfrey is on her way out as Days of our Lives’ Sarah Horton. The actress took to social media to confirm the shocking news.
Shortly after Godfrey’s announcement, the Days cast rallied around her. Here’s what they had to say about the departing actress.
The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda) recently underwent emergency eye surgery to save her vision. Fortunately, she’s now fine, however she is sporting a new look. Think Patch on Days.
General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) chatted with co-star Donnell Turner (Curtis) on a recent episode of his videocast State of Mind. The pair chatted about the career opportunity Turner squandered as a young man, his family life, and his daytime stint.
About That Breakup
New YouTube docu-series Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil features the singer opening up about her relationship with Max Ehrich (ex-Fenmore, YR). It’s set to premiere on March 23.
The Bold and the Beautiful Celebration
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful got together for a live streaming pop-up parade in honor of the show’s 34th anniversary. The event took place on her Instagram feed.
In other KK Lang news, the actress/equestrienne has a new family member. It’s a beautiful Arabian horse named Al-Marah Tiffany.
In Other Projects
Katrina Bowden (Flo, BB) is appearing in the new film, Great White. She shared a trailer from the project on Instagram.
Sean Kanan (ex- Deacon, BB and YR; ex-AJ, GH) has a new film on the horizon. He’s set to appear in Killing Field with Bruce Willis and Chad Michael Murray.
Lauralee Bell (Christine, YR) is starring in two Lifetime movies, premiering this weekend. You can read all about them here.
Kate Grahn, daughter of GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) finally released her mini-album, Ragdoll. Find out what her mom’s castmates had to say about the endeavor.
In Memory of…
A Martinez, best remembered as Cruz Castillo on Santa Barbara, paid special tribute to Henry Darrow, who played his father, Rafael Castillo, on the NBC soap. The veteran actor recently passed away at the age of 87.
Sarah Brown (ex-Carly/Claudia, GH) took to social media to honor a dear friend, who died. Find out why the doctor was like a father to her.
Milestones and Moments
Kelly Monaco recently celebrated 2,000 episodes as GH’s Sam McCall. In honor of the occasion, she recounted her favorite memories as the beloved character.
Days’ Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail) wished her former soap mama, Melissa Reeves (ex-Jennifer) a happy birthday and recounted how they nearly met before she ever stepped foot onto the show’s NBC soundstage.
Meanwhile, Tracey Bregman (Lauren, YR) wished her first-born son birthday greetings, as well.
Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GH) celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day 2021 in grand style — in Ireland. Find out why.
A Good Cause
CBS daytime stars spoke out about recent hate crimes against Asian-Americans. And they shared photos of their protest.
GH vet Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) supports women supporting women. She spoke out about female friendship and not living in a competitive world.
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, YR) took to social media to praise Big John Harriel and his International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The group helps women and men who have spent time in prison find a vocation.
Did you know that Days’ James Reynolds (Abe) once shared the screen with Hollywood great James Stewart? Here’s what went down.
“Sonny” Gets His Shot
Days’ alum Freddie Smith (ex-Sonny) is one of the lucky few to have gotten his COVID-19 vaccination. And he shared the details about it.