As the World Turns
Jimmy Bales (Brent Bailey) was just your typical, mild-mannered office drone, nursing a broken heart, until one morning he got into an accident that changed his life—and his voice box—forever. That's the premise behind Nate Golon's (WORKSHOP) insanely-funny, new web comedy My Synthesized Life.
For the online series, Golon reunited with As The World Turns and Port Charles alum Marie Wilson. Wilson plays the no-nonsense boss of Jimmy and his cubicle nemesis Alan (Golon). Watch the first two episodes of My Synthesized Life after the jump!
Former As The World Turns actor Billy Magnussen is headed to the big screen. According to Deadline, Magnussen is in talks to replace silver screen hunk Jake Gyllenhaal in Disney’s Into The Woods. Magnussen will play Rapunzel’s prince in the remake of the stage musical, starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt and James Corden.
Former General Hospital and Days of Our Lives actress Natalia Livingston has joined the upcoming web dramedy, Tainted Dreams. Livingston is set to play Liza Park, who is described by creator Sonia Blangiardo as:
a woman in transition, making all the wrong choices in her personal life until she finally learns to listen to her heart and then finds strength she never knew she had. READ MORE
Oscar nominee and former As the World Turns star Julianne Moore may be joining the cast of blockbuster dystopian film franchise The Hunger Games. According to Deadline, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence is interested in casting Moore as President Alma Coin.
I’ve heard that Lionsgate and director Francis Lawrence are eye-ing Julianne Moore to play the role of President Alma Coin. She is the manipulative politician who figures brightly in the finale as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a symbol of rebellion against the autocratic Capitol government.
One daytime soap alum recently appeared in a project which scored boffo ratings for Lifetime, while a vehicle featuring a few other soapers—one being the genre's biggest star ever—didn't do so hot for the cabler.
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, starring Tania Raymonde and As The World Turn's grad Jesse Lee Soffer, was watched by 3.1 million people on Saturday night. The ripped-from-the-headlines confection of lurid sex and bloody murder now ranks as the No. 2 original cable move of the year, following Lifetime's equally-tabloid-inspired, Prosecuting Casey Anthony. READ MORE
There must have been something in the water in Oakdale, Illinois. The fictional burg from CBS Daytime's defunct sudser As The World Turns proved quite the training ground for future film starlets like Julianne Moore, Meg Ryan and Parker Posey.
Now a new generation of ATWT grads are taking Hollywood by storm, including Vampire Diaries hunk Zach Roerig and one of pilot season's most in demand actors for the past few cycles, Jesse Lee Soffer.
A month doesn't go by without an item about Soffer being written up on Deadline or The Hollywood Reporter's website. With impressive acting chops and a chiseled, slightly-freckled, alabaster body to go along for the ride, Soffer has booked steady work since vacating the role of Will Munson on the CBS Daytime soap.
Most recently, he's been getting ink and/or HTML code due to his turn as murder victim Travis Alexander in Lifetime's upcoming Jodi Arias biopic, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret. In the flick, premiering Saturday at 8 EST, Soffer stars opposite LOST's Tania Raymonde.