Soaps fans have become accustomed to watching young stars learn how to act on the job, but it’s always interesting to hear what the stars themselves have to say about their start on soaps. In a New York Post article Julianne Moore, Kelly Ripa and Vanessa Marcil talk about their early days on soaps. Marcil remembered this about Maurice Benard,
"Maurice Benard said, 'You're cute, but you suck. What do want? Do you want to get a storyline? If you want that, you're going to have to start working hard,' " he told her.
"He taught me how to act."
In preparation for Julianne Moore's guest appearance on As the World Turns, CBS has posted a brief sneak peek of her return as Frannie Hughes on their website.
The four time Golden Globe and three time Oscar nominated actress' episode will air on Monday, April 5 as Frannie swings through Oakdale for her parents Bob (Don Hastings) and Kim's (Kathryn Hays) 25th anniversary. For a preview, watch the video after the jump.
"There is no time continuum in soaps, so I just came back as one of the sisters. The other one was stuck somewhere else! "As The World Turns was my first big job and everyone was wonderful and incredibly professional and very supportive and loving. It was a great job for me, so when they said the show was ending it was incredibly sad because you don't want to see anything end like that.
"I was happy to go back and glad to be there near the end of it. I was glad to see the people who played my parents and the woman who played my sister and to see a couple of the crew members who were still there. It was cool to be able to have that opportunity and to thank people."
Julianne Moore has taped her April 5 appearance on As the World Turns, when she will reprise the role of Frannie Hughes. Moore recounted to Showbiz 411 what it was like to be reunited with Helen Wagner, who portrays her onscreen grandmother Nancy Hughes.
She says she loved being reunited with her soap family, including 92 year old show matriarch Helen Wagner, who plays her grandmother. “She’s still giving us acting tips,” Moore recalls.
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