Fireside Chat

Martha Byrne Joins Soap Hub Fireside Chat Honoring Elizabeth Hubbard

Martha Byrne will visit Soap Hub to pay tribute to the late, great Elizabeth Hubbard.

martha byrne will be joining soap hub for a fireside chat in tribute to elizabeth hubbard.Join Martha Byrne in paying tribute to Elizabeth Hubbard.

Martha Byrne played Lily Walsh, daughter of Lucinda Walsh, portrayed by Elizabeth Hubbard, for many years on As the World Turns. Now, Byrne is coming to Soap Hub for a Fireside Chat to share memories of her friend and former co-star, who recently passed away. Soap Hub newsletter subscribers, mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 18, at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. That’s when three-time Daytime Emmy-winner Byrne will be joining us.

Martha Byrne: Lily was Lucinda’s “Pussycat”

Byrne joined ATWT in 1985 as Lucinda’s daughter. In 1986, viewers learned that Lucinda was not Lily’s birth mother — Iva Snyder (the late Lisa Brown) was. For over a year, Lucinda and Iva battled to keep the secret of Lily’s true maternity from her. It came out accidentally after Iva thought Lily’s birth father, Josh Snyder (AKA Rod Landry, played by William Fichtner), was attacking her.

Byrne and Hubbard played out several more dramatic tales, including Lily dissolving her adoption after she discovered Lucinda kept silent about Lily’s husband Holden (Jon Hensley) being alive. This was after part of his brain had been removed. Other storylines included Lily and Lucinda battling evil Orlena Grimaldi, and the two were nearly killed by Lucinda’s step-grandson Evan Walsh.

Byrne and Hubbard remained close following both Byrne’s exit from ATWT and the show’s cancellation in 2010. The two actresses took part in The Talk’s tribute to ATWT in 2016 as part of CBS Daytime, celebrating 30 years as being No. 1 rated. They appeared at the Daytime Emmys in 2018 as presenters in the category for Outstanding Lead Actress. Hubbard won the inaugural Daytime Emmy in that category for her role as Althea Davis on The Doctors.

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Soap Hub brings readers exclusive live fireside chats with soap stars. It’s an opportunity to get up close and personal with the actors to learn more about their lives outside of soaps, the projects they have, and life in general. Are you new to Fireside Chats? We would love to have you join the event! Get the details on this page.

Past Fireside Events


March 23 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Beth Maitland and Michael Damian

February 9 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Carson Boatman



December 12 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Cynthia Watros


September 28 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm TY: Jophielle Love and Easton Rocket Sweda


July 27 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Lydia Look


May 19 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Kate Linder


March 22 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT: Jeff Kober


February 22 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Brandon Barash


November 9 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Lisa LoCicero

September 23 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Eva LaRue

August 10 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Tristan Rogers

April 21, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Marie Wilson

March 17, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Jacob Young

February 23, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Patrika Darbo
February 2, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Robyn Griggs

January 29, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Chat with Soap Hub Editors


Fireside Guests for December
December 11, 7 pm EST/ 4pm PST: Robert Scott Wilson

November 9, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Kathleen Gati
November 19, 7:30 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson
November 20. 7 pm EST/ 4 pm EST: Mike Manning
November 21, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Nancy Lee Grahn

October 26, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Trent Dawson
October 1, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: McKenzie Westmore

September 4, 2:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am PST: Eric Martsolf
September 9, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Vincent Irizarry

August 17, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Melody Thomas Scott

July 22, 2 pm EST/ 11 am PST: James Reynolds
July 30, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Hillary B. Smith & Crystal Chappell

June 25, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST: Martha Madison
June 25, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST: Lily Melgar
June 27, 5 pm EST/ 2 pm PST: Sean Kanan

May 21, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Maurice Benard

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. for Soap Hub’s Fireside Chat with Martha Byrne.

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