Days of Our Lives favorite signs new contract; a The Young and the Restless star returns after battling COVID; and an actor weighs in on his “heavy” storyline… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: New DAYS Deal
He’s baaaaaaack. On contract, that is. Read the latest on Bryan Dattilo’s (Lucas) new Days of Our Lives deal.
Man Back at Work
After contracting with COVID-19, Donny Boaz is back on the job as Chance on The Young and the Restless. The actor offered a special thank you to two people and shared some news about his return.
Playing the Heavy
Lucas Adams (Tripp) opened up about playing “the heavy” in Days of Our Lives’ front burner rape storyline. You can read his exclusive interview here.
A Time to Mourn
Stephen Nichols (Steve, DAYS) opened up about a poignant personal loss on social media. The actor lost his beloved sister, Penny Spiegel.
Condolences are also in order for Sarah Brown (ex-Carly/Claudia, Days). The actress announced the passing of her father, David Brown, on Instagram.
Getting Into The Spirit
Last week, The Young and the Restless stars Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Christian Le Blanc (Michael) bought out the toy section of Big Lots to donate to kids in need. This week, Stafford, her co-stars, and kids started distributing the goods and it meant the world to her.
BB’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) brought her social media followers along when she took a tour of the Christmas lights on display in Beverly Hills. You can check it out here.
Because of COVID, Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, YR) won’t be able to take her daughter JoJo to the local mall and pose for her first Christmas photo with Santa. However, she does have an idea about who could don the red suit and beard and fill in.
Mishael Morgan (Amanda, YR) came up with a new holiday decorating tradition that you might want to try. It all started when she waited too long and couldn’t find any ornaments for her family’s tree.
A Martinez, last seen as Eduardo on DAYS, reflected on the unique year that was 2020 on his Instagram page. You’ll want to read his poignant thoughts.
Soap Stars, Movie Gigs
Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin, DAYS) chatted with Soap Hub about his new role in the time travel movie Timecrafters: The Treasure of Pirate’s Cove. Read what he had to say here.
YR alum Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) and DAYS’ Vanessa Williams (Valerie) have teamed up on the new movie A Rich Christmas. Williams even shared a festive photo with the film’s cast.
Pierson Fode (ex-Thomas, BB) posed for a cool shot with his stunt double on the film The Man From Toronto. He’s currently on location filming the project with Kaley Cuoco, Woody Harrelson, and Kevin Hart.
Jacob Young (ex-Rick, BB) shared a cool photo from his upcoming film Prepare to Launch, as well as some thoughts on the project. A few of his soap star pals weighed in, too.
Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) posted a fun photo with TV sister Christie Clark (ex-Carrie)from one of her favorite location shoots of all time. Plus, she shared an interesting backstory about it that she’s sure fans will appreciate.