EXCLUSIVE: Terri Ivens on Planned YA Book Series and Reuniting With All My Children's Alicia Minshew in Tainted DreamsBy Jamey Giddens on June 21, 2013
Simone Torres may be so dead not even Dr. David Hayward can bring her back to life on All My Children, but her former portrayer's career is alive and well. During Daytime Emmy weekend, I caught up with the striking Terri Ivens, who revealed exclusively to me she's signed on with Sonia Blangiardo's red-hot, soap-within-a-soap, Tainted Dreams.
Ivens dished reuniting with fellow AMC alum Alicia Minshew on the upcoming web series and also talked about her planned YA book series. As if starring in a web soap and becoming a budding novelista aren't enough to keep the fit star busy, she's also launching her own radio show, producing and starring in movies. I felt exhausted just listening to her talk about all her projects! Thank the Soap Gods, for Monster Energy drink — which she's currently being sponsored by!
Daytime Confidential: I hear you’ve been cast in a new soap opera project? That’s going to make a lot of All My Children fans excited!
Terri Ivens: I know! This is very exciting. They’ve [the fans] been asking me for quite a while if I would jump on the bandwagon and do a web series, and of course they were all crossing their fingers that Simone would be resurrected from the dead. [Laughs] But it’s better than that. I was invited to partake in the fun of Tainted Dreams.
In 2006, she took over one of the most popular, young adult roles in the history of CBS Daytime's No. 1 soap — and more than made it her own. In 2013, however, The Young and the Restless alum Davetta Sherwood (ex-Lily Winters) is going hard on cable.
The talented actress is starring as feisty stylist Cecile on Fuse's first-ever scripted drama, The Hustle. I recently caught up with an all-grown-up Sherwood, who dished about her new gig in creator Prentice Penny's (Happy Endings) dramedy.
Daytime Confidential: Congratulations on being cast as Cecile in Fuse's premiere, scripted drama, The Hustle. What can you tell us about your character?
Davetta Sherwood: I play Kutta’s [one of the rappers from the group] baby mom. She’s a mother and a stylist. And despite not being with Kutta, she is still trying to have her career as well as keep a cordial relationship with her child’s father. She kind of helped him get on and she still cares about him. But now she is dating someone and trying to live her life.
EXCLUSIVE: Winsor Harmon Talks 'Cathedral Canyon' and Teases More Action For Bold and Beautiful's ThorneBy Jamey Giddens on June 20, 2013
Winsor Harmon may not be getting as much airtime as he once did on CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful, but the ever popular actor hasn't been lounging about during his free time. He's been working on a passion project with a very powerful subject matter — the exploitation of children by polygamist cults.
I recently caught up with Harmon, whose film Cathedral Canyon, recently debuted at the esteemed Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival. The actor, who co-produced and co-directed the film about a real estate developer who stumbles upon an illicit religious group, went into detail about why being a father made him want to tackle a project like this.
Harmon also shared what it was like having his soap opera dad, John McCook star in his film. Was it fun for international TV's Thorne Forrester to play boss man to his "Pop" for a change? Speaking of those woman-sharing fashionistos, Harmon sounds off on why Eric Forrester and his sons love to share women and offers up scoop on more storyline for Thorne.
Daytime Confidential: Congratulations on your film Cathedral Canyon being selected for the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival! What made you want to tackle such powerful subject matter as underage brides being exploited by polygamist cults?
Winsor Harmon: Thank you. First, it's based on true events and it's political! What actor doesn't wanna tackle that topic? You know, love is one of the great things two people can share and every person should have that opportunity on their terms. These kids don't have a choice! These cults are robbing them of their childhood, and they run the young boys off from their families so that there's no competition for the elders of their so-called church. We're talking about rape, pure and simple, and it is happening right under our noses and no one is doing a damn thing about it! I'm a father of three amazing kids; I couldn't fathom some church taking them away from me! These offenders are hiding behind the cloth.
Student nurse Sabrina Santiago barrelled into Port Charles General Hospital, a mess of hair, thick-rimmed glasses and nervous energy. However, at the recent Nurses Ball, this quirky duckling transformed into quite the magnificent swan, securing Dr. Patrick Drake's (Jason Thompson) heart in the process!
Being gorgeous both inside and out is a trait the new R.N. shares with her portrayer Teresa Castillo. I had the pleasure of chatting up the break-out star at the Paley Center's recent celebration of General Hospital's 50th Anniversary. Castillo shares how much she is enjoying her time in Port Chuck, the friendships she's developed, and dished on what she and best pal Felix (Marc Samuel) will be up to in their battle against Dr. Britch (Kelly Thiebaud).
Daytime Confidential: This all has to be pretty exciting for you?
Teresa Castillo: I feel like I’m dreaming right now.
DC: General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary, all of this and this is your first role on a soap opera, right?
TC: It is, it is! I had seen soaps before, but I had no idea what I was getting into with the shooting schedule. It’s challenging, a little bit, to get the hang of it, the flow of it all, but I feel like I finally settled in.
DC: Well you’re not just settled in, you’re in a great love triangle! Pretty great for your first soap role?
TC: I’m having a blast; I really am.
DC: It’s wonderful when you love what you’re doing. It shows on screen with you.
TC: Thank you, you couldn’t ask for anything more, right? To be able to do what you love for a living and have other people enjoy it as well. It’s just so fulfilling and I’m so thankful. READ MORE
Few characters on television right now are better with the turn of a phrase than Felix Dubois, R.N. on General Hospital. I spoke with Felix's potrayer, Marc Samuel, at the recent Paley Center event celebrating General Hospital's 50th anniversary. I quickly learned the man behind Felix is just as fierce and funny as the character he plays.
Samuel shares how Felix will continue to have his girl Sabrina's (Teresa Castillo) back, as she battles evil Dr. Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) for Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and addressed questions surrounding Felix's own love life. Could a new man be on the horizon for the fabulous Mr. Felix?
Daytime Confidential: We're loving Felix!
Marc Samuel: I gotta tell you, it’s awesome. You’re allowed to say what you want. Well, what’s written, but the way you want to… You know what I mean?
DC: A little improvising never hurt anybody.
MS: That’s true and they seem to like it, they’re ok with it.
DC: I just spoke with Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) and it looks like Felix is going to be helping his girl out; proving that Britt is a liar.
MS: Oh, absolutely! Felix has Sabrina’s back. They’re as thick as thieves; that’s his girl. READ MORE
EXCLUSIVE: Zack Conroy's Oliver Jones to Crossover From Bold and Beautiful to The Young and the Restless!By Jamey Giddens on April 04, 2013
The Young and the Restless' fashion storyline, featuring Jabot Cosmetics branching off into the garment trade, is heating up. It only makes sense that daytime's top soap would get a little help from its glitzy, sister sudser The Bold and the Beautiful. I've learned Zack Conroy is set to crossover from B&B to Y&R as in demand fashion photographer Oliver Jones! READ MORE