A popular leading lady is back on set; the status of a General Hospital leading man is in question; and will Erica Kane live on…? Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Heading Home
The Bold and the Beautiful bombshell Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) has wrapped up her maternity leave. Here’s what we know about her return to the soap.
Kimberly J. Brown (ex- Marah, Guiding Light) is headed back to daytime. She’s landed a new mystery roll on GH.
Daytime legend Susan Lucci weighed in on the upcoming nighttime series Pine Valley being developed by All My Children vets Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. Specifically, how she’d feel about reprising the legendary Erica Kane.
Mad About Mike
What’s it been like for Maurice Benard playing new alter ego Mike on General Hospital, after decades as mob boss Sonny Corinthos? Apparently, he’s having a blast.
A few daytime stars spoke out in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. Courtney Hope (Sally, BB) shared a few favorite books that have helped her take back control of her mind, heart, and more.
Linsey Godfrey (ex-Sarah, Days) suggested we all talk about, destigmatize and normalize mental health issues. Meanwhile, Hunter King (Summer, YR) posted some words of wisdom she hopes might benefit anyone going through a tough time.
Time to Act
Former marine James Reynolds (Abe, Days) took part in a moving video urging veterans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s a link where you can watch it.
Tristan Rogers (Robert) paid tribute to his former GH sidekick, Billie Hayes (ex-O’Reilly). The actress, who also played Witchiepoo on H.R. Pufnstuf, passed away on April 29.
Mary Linda Rapelye remembered as Maggie on As the World Turns and Faith on One Life to Live, has died. The actress was 76,
Moments to Celebrate
BB’s Scott Clifton (Liam) had some special thoughts to share about his son Ford’s fifth birthday. Meanwhile, Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas, GH; ex-Stefan, Days) wished his beautiful daughter, Boheme, a happy sixth birthday.
Pierson Fodé (ex-Thomas, BB) just celebrated a special anniversary with his special lady. But who is she and how long have they been together.
Soap vet Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva, Guiding Light) has welcomed a new addition to the family. It’s her brand new grandson, Reed.
Look Who’s Moonlighting
Day’s Alison Sweeney (Sami) has a new Hallmark gig on the horizon. She’s set to star in the new trilogy movie series, The Wedding Veil.
Co-star Jackée Harry (Paulina, Days) has landed a new role on a prominent FX series. She’s set to appear on the final season of Pose.
Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, YR) is heading to the big screen. She’s set to make her feature film directorial debut in Flamin’ Hot.
Heather Tom (Katie, BB) has put on her director’s cap and headed to primetime. Read all about her Dynasty gig.
Noemí González, who played Mia on YR, is back in Selena: The Series. The Netflix drama just released its second season.
Former All My Children stars Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig, and Jacob Young are reuniting. The trio will be featured in a four-part E! series Reunion Road Trip.
Robyn Griggs (ex-Stephanie, One Life to Live; ex-Maggie, Another World) recently sat down with Soap Hub editors and Soap Hub Insiders for a fireside chat. You can listen to the entertaining discussion here.
Kelly Kruger (Eva, BB; ex-Mac, YR) enjoyed a fun Instagram Q&A with her followers. Check out what she had to say.