A Days of our Lives star opens up about addiction; a General Hospital actor remembers a powerful Oprah Winfrey encounter; and a cast member on The Young and the Restless celebrates 17 years on the soap … Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News
Men Making A Difference
Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn (Chad) opened up about his struggles with alcohol and addiction on Maurice Benard’s (Sonny, General Hospital) YouTube show, State of Mind. You can watch the entire segment here.
Plus, Benard shared a powerful video clip from his long-ago appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, during which he revealed he had bipolar disorder. “I haven’t shut up about mental illness since,” he noted.
Bryton James recently celebrated 17 years of playing Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless. The actor received congratulatory wishes from a slew of co-stars, including his former TV mom, Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla).
Look Who’s Talking
A pair of GH stars sat down for an exclusive chat with Soap Hub. Johnny Wactor (Brando) discussed the vacation spot he’s dying to visit, his favorite weekend pastimes, and more. Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) revealed the song he’d love to sing at GH’s next Nursing Ball, his must-watch TV shows, and the two movies he could watch on repeat.
Daytime veteran Vincent Irizarry (ex-Lujack, Guiding Light; ex-Deimos, Days; and more) chatted with Soap Hub, too. Among the topics: surviving the craziness of 2020 and the TV star he was crushing on as a teenager.
Joy and Sadness
It’s been a week of tears of joy and sadness for Y&R’s Jess Walton (Jill). The actress shared the painful news that her beloved husband John’s cancer had returned, but on a brighter note, he was able to walk his daughter Allison down the aisle at her recent wedding.
Don Diamont (Bill, The Bold and the Beautiful) gave a shout-out to someone very special on Memorial Day, his late father. He served in World War II.
There’s another social media scam going around, and this time Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, Y&R) is the victim. The actress filled fans in on the fact that someone has been trying to impersonate her.
Actor Robert Hogan, remembered as patriarch Vince McKinnon on Another World, passed away at the age of 87.
Meanwhile, Farah Fath (ex-Mimi, Days) and her family suffered a major loss, her beloved father-in-law, Glenn.
Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R) has been devoting her time to charitable causes for decades. Now she’s paying tribute to a friend, Linda Yielding, who was a partner in some of the endeavors and recently passed away.
Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R) is in serious puppy love. Her family has welcomed two adorable yellow labradors into their home and lives.