Beloved eighties soap heroine heading to GH, actress talks surprise DAYS return, and enjoy an intimate chat with a YR superstar… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Big Daytime Comebacks
All My Children vet Kim Delaney, remembered as sweet Jenny Gardner, is heading to General Hospital. Who she’ll be playing, however, remains a big fat mystery.
Tamara Braun, last seen as Kim Nero on General Hospital, spoke out about her return to Days of Our Lives as Ava Vitali. And she urged fans to “come along for the ride.”
Melody Up Close and Personal
Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, The Young and the Restless) was the guest of honor at a Soap Hub fireside chat to share some secrets about her memoir, Always Young and Restless. You can watch the entire video here.
In other YR news, the soaps One-on-One Zoom series featured a pair of fun interviews. Peter Bergman (Jack) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) got together for a fun chat, and so did Joshua Morrow (Nicholas) and Brytni Sarpy (Elena).
Lisa LoCicero spoke out about those gut-wrenching scenes between GH’s Olivia and her son, Dante (actor Dominic Zamprogna) through a locked mental facility door. Find out what brought her to tears and inspired her.
Ready to Rumba
Days alumna Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan), who’s moved on to Selling Sunset, will be competing on Dancing With the Stars. Here’s what she had to say about it.
Denise Richards (Shauna) is stepping away from her primetime gig, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Does it mean she’ll have more time for The Bold and the Beautiful?
Shemar Moore’s (ex-Malcolm, Y&R) late mother, Marilyn, would have just celebrated her 77th birthday. So he took to Twitter to honor her memory.
Marci Miller is back as DAYS’ Abigail and celebrated her return to the soap by posting a H-O-T photo of herself on Instagram. You can check it out here.
What happens when a writer’s scene doesn’t match the way it’s actually directed? You can call it Flute-gate, and DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati explained exactly what happened when Gwen slipped Abigail some drugs.
Champion for a Cause
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), who suffers from bipolar disorder, was recently presented with the Clifford W. Beers Award from Mental Health America. The actor also spoke out during national Suicide Prevention Week, urging everyone out there to “Choose life.”
Two soaps have made strides in the daytime ratings race, increasing their numbers over the past week. Find out which ones here.
Keeping It Real
Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) weathered a power outage in a very old school way. Find out how she passed the time and “actually enjoyed” herself.
BB viewers have missed pint-sized star Henry Joseph Samiri, who hasn’t aired as Douglas since the show returned to production. Turns out the young actor has been on ice along with his brother, William.
DAYS alum Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin) is embarking on his second film with acting legend Morgan Freeman, The Longest Night, while Max Ehrich (ex-Fenmore, Y&R) landed the lead in the movie, Southern Gospel.
Emily O’Brien (Gwen) is preparing to voice League of Legend’s “very first Middle Eastern Champ: Samira,” in the well-known video game. And former GH star Teresa Castillo (ex-Sabrina) is ready to tackle her first animated role in the Hulu series Madagascar: A Little Wild.
Pierson Fodé (ex-Thomas, BB) teamed up with his pal Tylor Kipfel to produce a short video that sends a message to super-villain COVID-19. The heroes don’t wear capes, but masks.
A Treasured Memento
Baseball fan A Martinez (ex-Eduardo, Days; ex-Cruz, Santa Barbara) received a gift he’ll always treasure, featuring pitching legendSandy Koufax. His message explaining why came straight from the heart.