General Hospital’s Steve Burton chats all things Jason, more casing moves at Days of Our Lives, and a Bold and the Beautiful actress is expecting, again… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Back to Work
Days of Our Lives’ two-week shutdown, due to someone testing positive for COVID-19, didn’t last as long as expected. Check out when the soap returned to production.
DAYS Goodbyes… and Hellos
Now that her final episode of Days of Our Lives has aired, Kristian Alfonso took a walk down memory lane and shared her favorite memories as Hope. Plus, she already has a new role working with an old Salem friend.
Meanwhile, Nadia Bjorlin, who’s heading back to DAYS as Chloe Lane, revealed when you’ll be seeing her back on your screen, again. And the soap has recast a character who’s been off the canvas since 2018.
Talking With Steve
Steve Burton is in the thick of things as General Hospital’s Jason, and he’s returned to the stage with his band Port Chuck, after a long break. Soap Hub chatted with the actor all of the above and life during the pandemic.
The first U.S. television show back in production after the COVID-19 shutdown, The Bold and the Beautiful, has reached a pandemic-era milestone. What is it? You can find out here.
Get Out the Vote
The 2020 presidential election is an important one for Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GH). It’s the first time he’s getting to cast his vote as a United States citizen.
Eric Braeden (Victor, The Young and the Restless) put on his ‘VOTE’ mask and cast his ballot, too. He even shared a video of himself dropping off his ballot.
The Ratings Race
Which soap came out on top in the weekly Nielsen ratings race? The numbers are in. Find out the top daytime show.
On the Storyline Front
Now that Alexis has fallen off the wagon, again, on General Hospital, Nancy Lee Grahn is delving back into her character’s alcohol abuse. And she has personal experience to draw from.
General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) sat down with Ingo Rademacher (Jax) and his son, Peanut, for an episode of Benard’s video series State of Mind. And the subject was pretty intense: how to deal with real-life anger issues.
On a happier note, Benard is reveling in the joys of being a grandfather for the very first time. He even posted a photo with the baby girl who’s captured his heart.
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, YR) and her children, Natalia and Jameson, have survived quarantining during the pandemic. And now they have something to cheer about: the Dodgers being in the World Series.
Darin Brooks (Wyatt, BB) and his wife Kelly Kruger (ex-Mac, YR) need your help coming up with a family costume theme for Halloween. Weigh in on who you think the couple and their adorable daughter Everleigh should dress up as.
Virtual Reality Bites
Rena Sofer (Quinn, BB) has ventured into the virtual reality world. She even posted a video of herself wearing goggles and experimenting with the new technology.
Josh Swickard (Chase, GH) shared a photo with his new TV dad, Gregory Harrison. He’s super excited to be working with the Trapper John, M.D. star.
Soap vet Patrika Darbo (ex-Shirley, BB; ex-Nancy, DAYS) is enduring a real-life crisis. The actress shared an update about her husband Rolf, who’s been hospitalized with a heart problem.
Look Who’s Moonlighting
Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days) is embarking on a new project. It’s a sci-fi feature called Monsters Of California and explores the world of UFOs.
Another DAYS alum, Kyle Lowder (ex-Rex, DAYS), is starring in the horror film, The Amityville Harvest. Lowder explains why he’s always been fascinated by the real-life haunted house story.
Obba Babatunde, who just popped back up on The Bold and the Beautiful as Julius Avant, has been keeping busy with other work. He has a brand new role in Trigger, a movie on BETplus, portraying a determined lawman.