A leading man confirms his departure from The Young and the Restless; Days of our Lives’ Robert Scott Wilson discusses the latest Ben/Ciara drama, and General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight reveals the inspiration behind his onscreen twang. Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News — Y&R Exit Confirmed
Rumors of Michael Mealor’s (Kyle) exit from The Young and the Restless apparently haven’t been exaggerated. The actor finally confirmed the move, and his castmates reacted to the big news.
Taking A Break
Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R) was conspicuously missing from social media for a few weeks, and she’s finally explaining what led to the move. Find out what she had to say.
Over At DAYS — Talking “Cin”
Days of our Lives’ Robert Scott Wilson (Ben) weighed in on Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) latest move, summing it up in two simple words: “It’s heartless.” You can read his exclusive interview here.
Off the Market
Lucas Adams (Tripp) has put a ring on it — his girlfriend actress Shelby Wulfert’s finger, that is. The happy couple has gotten engaged.
Checking In — General Hospital
Exactly where did Michael E. Knight’s Southern accent as General Hospital’s Martin Grey come from? The actor explains and credits a former All My Children co-star with helping him perfect the twang.
Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GH) discussed the two moments that traumatized her life and made her who she is today in a raw Instagram post. Her words are powerful and inspiring.
The Fight of Her Life
In the latest installment of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny, GH) YoutTube show, State of Mind, the actor spoke to Mia St. John, five-time world boxing champion and former wife of the late Kristoff St. John (ex-Neil). Her book, Fighting for My Life: A Memoir about a Mother’s Loss and Grief, will be released in December.
In Other Soap Opera News
Camila Banus (Gabi, DAYS) has nabbed a lead role in Christmas & Postre, portraying a “quirky and lovable” pastry chef. The independent Latinx holiday movie also features Mark Hapka (ex-Nathan, DAYS).
Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R), Jacob Young (ex-Rick, B&B; ex- Lucky, GH), and (Jason Cook (ex-Shawn, DAYS) are collaborating on the film, Four for Fun. Young even posted a bloody photo from the project.
Struggles and Survival
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) wants to hear your stories of struggle and triumph. She encouraged fans to share their experiences on the Grateful Grains segment of the Apple podcast, Good Risings.