A Days of our Lives alumna is joining The Bold and the Beautiful… a pair of soap stars marry in a splashy, offbeat wedding… and a General Hospital actress speaks out about her misguided character’s misguided actions… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Weekly News For The Bold and the Beautiful: Billie Gets Bold
Days of our Lives’ veteran Krista Allen (ex-Billie) is heading back to daytime in a challenging new role. Find out the prominent character she’ll be playing on The Bold and the Beautiful.
All Things Deacon
Sean Kanan appeared on B&B’s YouTube talk show BOLD Live and opened up about all things Deacon Sharpe. Can you guess which character he believes Deacon viewed as a mother?
Over At DAYS: New DAYS Dad
Another DAYS star is about to become a first-time parent. Billy Flynn and his wife, Gina Comparetto, are expecting their first child. Check out the clever way Camparetto released the news on social media.
While Gwen has been in the slammer on DAYS, Emily O’Brien (Gwen) has been focusing on a much more positive project: her short film Too Close. The actress shared a trailer from the movie, which you can watch here.
General Hospital Check-in: A Wild Wedding
The real-life daytime duo, Chad Duell (Michael, General Hospital) and Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless) recently tied the knot in a fun Steampunk-themed wedding. Check out photos and videos from behind the scenes, courtesy of Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, The Bold and the Beautiful).
Cynthia Watros chatted with Soap Hub about Nina’s recent misadventures with Mike/Sonny on General Hospital. The actress spoke out and up in defense of her misguided character.
GH’s Maurice Benard sat down with former NFL fullback Freddie Stevenson to discuss his new book Trials to Triumph on his YouTube show, State of Mind… Later in the week, Benard took center stage weighing in on all the actresses who have played Carly to his Sonny on GH.
In Other Soap News
Emme Rylan (ex-Lulu, GH) celebrated her 12-year-old son Jackson’s birthday and shared a video of the family fun. You won’t want to miss Jackson’s reaction to his special present: a new puppy.
Sadly, two daytime stars suffered heartbreaking losses. Cameron Mathison’s (Drew, GH) beloved mother, Loretta, passed away after a battle with brain cancer, while Michael Damian (ex-Danny, Y&R) also lost his mom, Maria, too.
Memories of the Past
The tragic shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film, Rust, conjured up memories of the late Jon-Eric Hexum’s untimely death 37 years earlier for GH alumna Emma Samms (ex-Holly). Samms, who was friends with Hexum, had some poignant things to say about both incidents.