As the World Turns
I just love that Julianne Moore! In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the superstar reminded an entertainment journo that her Best Actress in a Miniseries Primetime Emmy nomination—for playing Sarah Palin in HBO's Game Change—isn't Moore's first dance with the golden lady. Said Moore:
"I did win a Daytime Emmy for As the World Turns in 1988," she laughs. "But I couldn't attend the ceremony because I was playing Ophelia in Hamlet at the Guthrie Theater. So they called me up and told me I won!"
Moore played identical half sisters/first cousins (Got that?) Frannie and Sabrina Hughes on the Procter and Gamble serial from 1985-88. She reprised the role of Frannie in 2010, the same year ATWT ended its 54-year run on CBS. It's so refreshing to see an A-lister who isn't afraid to mention her sudsy past. Yeah, Meg Ryan, we're talking to you! Watch a clip of Moore as Oakdale's Frannie and Sabrina after the jump!
Guiding Light and As the World Turns grad Tom Pelphrey signed autographs for fans at the final performance of End of the Rainbow on August 20 at the Belasco Theatre. Pelphrey was “perfectly cast” as Mickey, according to the New York Times. Tracie Bennett played Judy Garland. See more photos from the final performance of End of the Rainbow after the jump! READ MORE
The mystery of who killed Irving Reed (Harlan J Strauss) has everyone on edge during this week’s episode of Empire. As the impact of Reed’s death ripples throughout the Long Island community, everyone is handling their grief in a different way.
Will the new partnership between detective Cane Haven (Ryan Clardy) and photojournalist Jesse Jordan (Josh Davis) uncover something unexpected? Watch Empire’s latest episode “I Don’t Give A” after the jump!
Who says daytime dramas are a cakewalk? Longmire star and As The World Turns alum Bailey Chase (ex-Chris Hughes) spoke with Assignment X on the rigorous shooting demands of his hit A&E series. Chase revealed to the site how starring on the now defunct sudser helped him prepare for primetime.
AX: You were on AS THE WORLD TURNS from 2003-2004. A lot of actors say that acting on soaps is the hardest acting work there is.
CHASE: I feel like – for me and probably for most actors – it’s boot camp, at least in the beginning. It was a great training ground for me, I logged a lot of hours in front of the camera and at that point, I felt a real growth, like I got over myself a little bit, my vanity and things like that. It’s about just showing up and the work. I feel like at that point, by the time I was done with that, it was like, “Okay, I’m a professional actor, this is what I do” [laughs]. And I felt like I earned it at that point. It’s hard doing daytime because of the demands. And I think that’s why the finished product suffers a little bit, because there’s never any time. READ MORE
The campiest, kookiest party in soap opera history is under way in the latest episode of Empire. Ponzi schemer Irving Reed (Harlan J. Strauss) has gathered the Havens, Reeds and their various friends and foes for a celebration they won't soon forget, and I can't stop laughing!
Empire truly is delicious, soap spoof fun. Strauss chews so much scenery in this installment, he'd make several former One Life to Live villains bow at his feet. Watch the latest episode of Empire after the jump!
Former As the World Turns and One Life to Live costars Austin Peck and Terri Conn are expecting their first child as a couple. Peck broke the news on his Facebook page saying, "It's official! We [are] having a baby girl!!" The bundle of joy will be Peck’s third and Conn’s second. Congrats to the couple!