An actress’s husband is playing her kidnapper, BB’s Matthew Atkinson talks twisted doll twist, and GH actors plan virtual fan event… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: My Hubby, My Kidnapper
Melissa Claire Egan’s (Chelsea, The Young and the Restless) husband Matt Katrosar’s guest spot on the soap — as her character’s kidnapper no less — got lots of people watching. And one of them is her former TV hubby, Justin Hartley (ex-Adam).
It looks like Tyler Johnson’s run as Theo Vanderway on YR is over. He’s what the actor had to say about it.
The Ratings Game
Get ready for the weekly ratings’ roundup and to see how your favorite soap performed. Check out our report here.
Thomas and the Real Girl?
Soap Hub chatted with The Bold and the Beautiful’s Matthew Atkinson, who plays the mentally unstable Thomas, about his front burner storyline opposite a mannequin that eerily resembles Annika Noelle’s Hope. Here’s his assessment of the wild plot.
Stone Cold and Spinelli
Fans of General Hospital’s Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) can enjoy a virtual get-together with the two actors via Zoom. It’s happening on Sunday, November 15, and will benefit the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
Voting Past and Present
GH celebrated the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with a special retro episode. Actress Eden McCoy (Josslyn, GH), who was front and center in it, shared her thoughts along with some fun photos.
Also on the election front, a number of soap stars urged fans to get out on vote on November 3. Check out what they had to say.
The cast and crew of GH honored Finola Hughes, who celebrated 35 years as Anna Devane in 2020, and they all wore a special Fin-tastic T-shirt for the occasion. Jophielle Love, who’s been missing in action as young Violet, was on hand for the celebration, too.
Meanwhile, co-star Laura Wright just reached a milestone moment as Carly. She’s been playing Mrs. Sonny Corinthos for 15 years.
A Powerful Message
Coronavirus survivor Judi Evans (Bonnie/ex-Adrienne, Days) recently had an encounter with someone out and about and not wearing a mask. Here’s the message she delivered to him.
The Show Must Go On
Despite two members of the show’s behind-the-scenes team testing positive for COVID-19, production hasn’t halted at YR. Instead, the soap is forging forward as it prepares to tape its milestone 12,000th episode.
In honor of her late brother DJ’s birthday, Courtney Hope (Sally, YR/BB) posted a loving tribute to him. Meanwhile, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, YR) shared some fond memories of her Uncle Jim, who worked as a journalist in DC, along with a photo of him with President Gerald Ford.
Christmas came early for Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) and her husband, Jason. The happy couple added to their family by officially adopting their second son, Jeffrey.
Denise Richards (Shauna, BB) has a new pal — actress Jane Seymour. The two women are working together on the new international mini-series Glow and Darkness.
The End of a Journey
Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan, DAYS) was recently ousted from Dancing With the Stars. However, she had a lot to say as she reflected on her journey with the show.