Days of Our Lives stops production, General Hospital prepares for a big return and a recast, and a The 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: COVID Shut Down
Days of Our Lives, which returned to production in September, has already stopped due to someone testing positive for COVID-19. The two-week pause, however, won’t affect what viewers see on air.
Port Charles or Bust
Genie Francis has been MIA from General Hospital, since the soap resumed production, with Laura off lobbying in Washington, D.C. But it looks like the actress could be returning to the fold, shortly.
In other GH news, the soap is recasting one of its male roles. Find out who’s in and who’s out.
Farewell to Hope and Dina
Alison Sweeney (Sami) posted a tearful goodbye to Kristian Alfonso, who has exited her longtime role Hope on Days of Our Lives. Meanwhile, Alfonso shared her favorite moments from her tenure on the soap.
The Abbott family said farewell to Dina, who had been battling Alzheimer’s on The Young and the Restless. Actress Marla Adams, who played the character, thanked the show for the powerful storyline and the memories.
Mom’s the Word
Congratulations to The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy). The actress is expecting her second child and delivered the news in a heartwarming video.
Meet the New Zende
Soap Hub spoke to BB’s newcomer Delon de Metz about his new role as Zende. Find out what the actor is really looking forward to.
Noemi Bounces Back
Noemi Gonzalez (ex-Mia, Y&R) has a new Netflix project, Selena the Series, and she’s shedding some light on it. The actress also candidly discussed being “bashed and ridiculed” on social media, during her time on the soap.
Rebuilding Her Life
Tracey Bregman (Lauren, YR) lost her home to the devastating California wildfires nearly two years ago. Now she’s finally ready and able to build a new house on her property.
Who’s That Guy?
Want to know more about Mike C. Manning, who’s playing new Titan intern Charlie on DAYS? Check out our interesting facts about the handsome actor.
A slew of soap stars wore purple in support of Spirit Day and speaking out against LGBTQ bullying. Check out what GHs Wes Ramsey (Peter) and others had to say.
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, DAYS), and other daytime stars spoke out about World Mental Health Day. The actors took to their social media accounts to share their stories and let others know they’re not alone.
Courtney Hope (Sally, BB and YR) shared a very personal message about a disease that’s greatly affected her and her family: breast cancer. Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget, BB) shared her thoughts on the subject, too.
DAYS Behind the Scenes
Galen Gering (Rafe, DAYS) shared video of a behind-the-scenes photoshoot in action at the NBC soap. You can watch the action here.
Haley Pullos (Molly, GH) randomly popped up on a news segment about Halloween and trick-or-treating during the pandemic. You can watch a clip of what she had to say here.
Scarlett Fernandez recently celebrated her four year anniversary as GH’s Charlotte Cassadine. What she remembers most about her first episode is how friendly two of her co-stars were.
Ava and Grace Scarola, who share the duties of GH’s Avery, are having fun schooling at home. And the tykes are learning in two languages.
Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH) is like all the other moms out there — totally impressed by her daughter’s serious tech skills. Apparently, six-year-old Harper can expertly unlock her mother’s smartphone, open an app, and take selfies.
On the Film Front
A pair of BB stars, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Pierson Fode (ex-Thomas), are appearing in a new film. Soap Hub has all the details about Reboot Camp
Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) got to share the screen with a very special co-star in her latest Hallmark movie, USS Christmas. But he wasn’t of the traditional actor variety.
Meanwhile, Kyle Lowder (ex-Rex, DAYS) has a new film project, too, The Amityville Harvest. “Halloween’s coming, and so is some serious horror,” he previewed.
Eric Braeden (Victor, YR) has been championing wearing a mask for months. Now he’s marketed his own with the message “Wear The Damn Mask.” He’s also urging everyone to vote since it’s a sacred right that can change the world for the better.