A DAYS legend returning, a prominent GH leading lady joins the Directors Guild, and a BB actor opens up about his painful past… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Another Days Return
The wild and wonderful Vivian Alamain is heading back to DAYS for another visit, and this time she’ll be played by the actress who originated the role, Louise Sorel. You’ll never guess who broke the big news.
Daytime legend Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital) announced that she’s a new member of The Directors Guild of America. Find out the Freeform show she’ll be making her TV directorial debut on.
Speaking of Hughes, Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin, Gh) shared a photo of her daytime mom from a classic musical. It’s a must-see shot of the actress.
A Kayla/Steve Reunion?
Kayla finally saw Steve on Days of Our Lives’ New Year’s Eve episode. Actress Mary Beth Evans weighed in on the story twist and working with Stephen Nichols again.
Meanwhile, off-screen, Evans is about to become a grandmother. The actress celebrated by toasting her big news with champagne.
More GH News
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) shared a photo of her and her fiance sharing a kiss in a very romantic spot. Find out why it holds special meaning to the actress.
And big news for General Hospital. The soap ended 2019 with a big rating boost, landing the #2 spot in a coveted demographic.
Camila Banus (Gabi) reflected on DAYS 2019 and how “special” it was to her. Plus the actress, took look back at all the hard work she’s put in during her nine years in Salem.
The GH cast is traveling to Graceland for the second year in a row. Soap Hub has all the details of the show’s upcoming meet and greet with fans.
Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John) took a sad look back at some of the Days co-stars they’ve lost over the past few years . You can watch the emotional clip here.
The daytime world lost another consummate performer. Pamela Payton-Wright, who played Addie Cramer on One Life to Live, has passed away.
Jacob Young (ex-Rick, The Bold and the Beautiful), who just turned 40, opened up about his struggles with drugs and alcohol over the years. He also shared news that he’s released a new song, Lovin’ It, which is available for purchase on multiple platforms.
Brandon Barash (ex-Stefan) took his daughter, Harper, to see her first theater performance. And, apparently, the little girl was totally in awe of Frozen the Musical.
Meanwhile, onscreen, Days’ Billy Flynn (Chad) got a brand new TV daughter, as the role of Charlotte was aged and recast.
Soap News: Target for Trouble
Denise Richards (Shauna, BB), who does double duty on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is targeted for trouble on the show’s new season. Looks like she’ll be at odds with a few of the women, including Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie, Days).