Leading ladies leaving, GH and other soaps’ possible return dates, and a long lost twin story brewing… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Salem Exits?
Is Camila Banus (Gabi) the next actress who’ll be leaving Days of Our Lives? The Salem star addressed the rumors and what started them.
Plus, Stacy Haiduk spoke out about wrapping up her latest run as Kristen on Days of Our Lives. But the actress teased a return down the line and even mentioned “the Phoenix.”
The Question of the Hour
Nancy Lee Grahn gave an update on when the General Hospital cast might return to filming the soap. Is the best case scenario this summer… or later?
Scott Clifton (Liam, The Bold and the Beautiful) addressed that topic, too. Find out what he had to say during an impromptu Q&A session with fans.
Fan Event Update
General Hospital’s annual fan club weekend, which normally takes place in July, has been postponed. However, the event has been rescheduled and Soap Hub has the details.
In an interview with TV Insider, Mishael Morgan addressed the possible connection between her current YR character, Amanda Sinclair, and her late doppelganger Hilary. Specifically, could the two actually be sisters?
“Cin’s” surprise engagement hit DAYS fans by storm. Actor Robert Scott Wilson addressed the story turn and his thoughts on the future of Ciara and Ben.
The wrap up of the baby switch story received an overwhelming response from DAYS fans. Linsey Godfrey (Sarah) spoke out about the gut-wrenching scenes and how they affected her and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen).
May marks the month that one of DAYS most iconic characters ever made his screen debut: Bo Brady. In honor of the occasion, actor Peter Reckell reflected on his first day on the job.
Eric Martsolf (ex-Ethan and currently Brady on DAYS) and other members of the cast of Passions reunited on Zoom to share stories in memory of the soap’s late producer, Lisa de Cazotte. The chat was organized to raise funds for COVID-19 charities.
Stephen Nichols (Steve, DAYS) praised his brother-in-law, David Gordon, and his Special Needs Solutions workshop. They’ve made and donated over 2,500 masks to help protect people during the pandemic.
Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) and Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel, DAYS), who recently hosted virtual variety show Daytime Cares: A Live Event with Laura Wright (Carly, GH), thanked fans for their generous donations. The event raised money for Feeding America and the Disaster Responder Assets Network.
Kimberlin Brown (ex-Sheila, YR and BB) recently donated blood to help those in need, while wearing a mask, of course. And her son, Nicholas, was right by her side.
Addressing Mental Health
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) posted a message to fans, reminding them that May is Mental Health Month. He stressed the importance of staying connected to people during the current pandemic.
YR Stars Launch App
Bryton James (Devon) and Daniel Goddard (ex-Cane) of The Young and the Restless are partnering on a new venture. They’re launching an app that will let soap fans connect with each other in a whole new way.
GH shut down production before filming their 2020 Nurses Ball. However, fans can still enjoy the soap’s talent shows of the past. Find out how.
YR is now airing classic episodes every week, and Camryn Grimes (Mariah) weighed in on what she’d like to see. Hint: it involves her former character, Cassie.
Mom’s the Word
BB’s top actress contingent — Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Heather Tom (Katie) and more — reached out to fans via video to wish them a Happy Mother’s Day. Plus, find out the creative passion Tom’s been pursuing under quarantine.
Lexie Stevenson (Mattie, YR) gave a poignant update on a beloved family member. Her father has been battling COVID-19.