A powerful return at General Hospital; a The Young and the Restless star’s husband steps in as her onscreen fiance; and Days of DAYS lives on… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera New: On the GH Front
Soap superstar Jane Elliot is heading back to General Hospital for another visit as Tracy Quartermaine. Find out who leaked the big news.
Matt Trudeau has taken over as GH’s new Lucas Jones. The sudden recast came as a stunner to fans.
Briana Lane bid an emotional adieu to GH when her fill-in gig as Brook Lynn Quartermaine came to a close. She’d been subbing for Amanda Setton while she was on maternity leave.
Soap stars’ spouses are turning up on daytime dramas regularly, these days. Melissa Ordway’s (Abby, The Young and the Restless) husband, Justin Gaston, is the latest, filling in for Donny Boaz (Chance), who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Lawrence Saint-Victor’s (Carter, The Bold and the Beautiful) wife, Shay Flake, has been doing double duty for Kiara Barnes (Zoe) during kissing scenes. It’s part of the show’s new COVID-19 protocols.
Day of DAYS Lives On
NBC canceled its annual Day of DAYS fan event at Universal Citywalk, but the gathering will live on — virtually. Eric Martsolf (Brady) explained all the details here.
Look Who’s Chatting
Here’s your chance to get to know more about DAYS’ Mike Manning (Charlie) — twice. First, the actor answered a few random questions about himself; then sat down for a fireside chat with Soap Hub.
GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) was the latest guest on a fireside chat with Soap Hub, while her co-stars Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) took part in one a few days prior. You can watch Grahn’s segment, as well as Burton and Anderson’s chat if you missed them.
Liz, Luke, and Laura
GH’s Luke and Laura wed 39 years ago. But did you know their lavish wedding wouldn’t have happened when it did if it hadn’t been for Elizabeth Taylor? Here’s the scoop.
On the Move
Christopher Sean, remembered as John’s son, Paul, on Days, has nabbed a recurring role in Netflix thriller, You. Meanwhile, Gilles Marini (ex-Ted), is playing a passionate chef in the Lifetime film A Taste of Christmas and chatted with Soap Hub about it.
Katrina Bowden (Flo, BB) has a new film coming out in 2021, Born A Champion. Meanwhile, her soap mom, Denise Richards (Shauna) has returned to Madrid to continue filming the international series Glow & Darkness.
BB alumna Karla Mosely (ex-Maya) is officially part of the superhero world. The actress is voicing a character in a Spider-Man video game.
Jacob Young (ex-Rick, BB) is heading back to school. Well, sort of. He’s nabbed a role in High School the Musical: The Musical – The Series.
For A Good Cause
When it comes to charity work, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Matthew Atkinson (Thomas) really goes to extremes. The actor shared a photo of the time he repelled down the Universal Hilton to raise money for the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles.