Two stars speak out about their exits, Maurice talks missing a GH son, and YR writers credit a late actor for their recent award. Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world (with links) in the Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap.
Soap Opera News: Sonny’s Boy
Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital) continues giving fans sneak previews of his book, Nothing General About It, coming out this spring. The latest is his first impression of Dominic Zamprogna, when he auditioned for the role of his son, Dante.
Chandler Massey (Will) and Freddie Smith (Sonny) candidly spoke out about their pending exit from Days of Our Lives. The popular duo is slated to leave the soap later this year.
Meanwhile, DAYS co-star Galen Gering taped his last scenes as Salem cop, Rafe Hernandez. Find out what went down on his final day.
A Tribute to Kristoff
Scribes from The Young and the Restless took home the best writing for a Daytime Drama trophy at the Writers Guild of America Awards. The team is crediting the late Kristoff St. John (ex-Neil) for the honor and this is why.
The Genoa City Scene
Another week, another Newman returning to the Genoa City fold. Tristan Lake Leabu is set to reprise his role as Victoria’s (Amelia Heinle) son, Reed.
Robert Parucha returned to The Young and the Restless as Matt Miller to appear in the special episodes devoted to Newman Enterprises 50th anniversary. The actor chatted with Soap Hub about the experience.
From Actor to Anchor
Since exiting General Hospital as Dr. Griffin Monroe, Matt Cohen landed a gig as reporter/weekend anchor on Entertainment Tonight. He chatted with Soap Hub about the gig and lack of pop culture knowledge.
Going for the Gold
Happy anniversary to Bill Hayes and his character Doug Williams. The Days actor and his character have been part of Salem for 50 years.
Man with A Cause
GH’s Ryan Carnes (Lucas) continues to visit the country’s southern border with @thisisabouthumanity. He shared his experiences from his second trip; namely, getting to know asylum seekers and the challenges they face.
Hunter Tylo might be off the canvas, but she’s certainly not forgotten as The Bold and the Beautiful’s Dr. Taylor Hayes. She recently shared some memories of co-stars who were “wonderful” to work with on the soap.
Double Fan Bases
BB’s Courtney Hope, who plays the terminally ill Sally Spectra, has devoted fans in two arenas. Aside from the daytime contingent, there are also those from the video game world, where she recently won a best acting award.
Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm, YR) is mourning a very painful loss. The actor’s beloved mother, Marilyn Joan Wilson-Moore, passed away, and he shared some special words about her.
Adopt A Pet
Animal lover Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) is fostering an adorable pup named Claire. The actress took to Instagram to show off the three-year-old Pitbull/Terrier mix along with how you can adopt her.