We’ve seen “All My Children’s” Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney) do a lot of outlandish stuff over the years in her daytime career (including marrying a guy who wears a chicken suit, being shot in the arm by her son, and being experimented on by Vincent Irizarry’s David Hayward), but her latest onscreen stunt is perhaps the most entertaining and fun thing she’s ever done before: Posing as Suzy Fucking Homemaker in order to humorously teach fans how to view the new versions of “AMC” and “OLTL.”
Fans of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” have known for a while now that The OnLine Network planned to include weekly recap episodes of both shows once they began airing on iTunes, Hulu and Hulu Plus on Monday, April 29, and now the web network has officially announced it. Beginning Friday, May 3, and continuing every Friday following episodes thereafter, TOLN will be offering original weekly recap shows, “MORE One Life to Live” and “MORE All My Children.”
When your first major acting gig is on a soap opera, you can’t help but start wishing for outlandish scenarios like having an evil twin, being buried alive, and coming back from the dead. Just ask “One Life to Live’s” Jenni “JWOWW” Farley (Nikki): She’s down for every soap twist known to man, including eventually playing a corpse!
Fans of “All My Children” will get a blast from the past when opening the May issue of Marie Claire, which features a spread on Jordana Brewster, who formerly played Maria Santos and Mateo Santos’ younger sister, Anita, and now plays Elena Ramos on the primetime soap “Dallas.” And believe it or not, the actress opens up about how she’s dead set on never allowing her children to go into the acting business!
The OnLine Network’s “All My Children” has a new logo, a new home, new actors and of course, a new theme song. Fans have already been privy to details on the first three fresh and shiny elements on that list, and low and behold, it looks like we may have all been subtly introduced to the last one, as well!
Message board posters circulated a rumor days ago that daytime newcomer Bryan Craig had been tapped to step into the role of “General Hospital’s” Morgan, and a rep for the show has now confirmed it’s true! And that means residents of Port Charles better watch out, because the reintegration of Sonny’s son onto the canvas is likely to be anything but smooth!
Before landing “Castle,” Nathan Fillion did a lot of whacky stuff as “One Life to Live’s” Joey Buchanan (including losing his characters virginity to Robin Strasser’s Dorian Lord!), but his latest gig just may take the cake: According to Entertainment Weekly, he’ll be voicing an animated character in Pixar’s “Monsters University,” a prequel to the popular “Monsters, Inc.”!
Drea de Matteo may be best known for her roles as “Sons of Anarchy’s” Wendy Teller and “The Soprano’s” Adriana La Cerva, but soap opera fans probably recognize her as “Desperate Housewives’” tough-as-nails neighbor, Angie Bolen. And now, the Queens-born actress is set to play in yet another drama-filled adventure: Lifetime’s upcoming film, “Stalkers.”
As we reported previously, “Days of our Lives” Patrika Darbo (Nancy Wesley) last aired Wednesday, April 10, and now word has come about her onscreen daughter’s final airdate. A rep for the show confirms to Soap Opera Network that Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) is set to make her last appearance on Tuesday, April 16.
“It was wonderful,” says Darbo of the brief onscreen reunion between herself and Bjorlin — even though it wasn’t a real-life reunion at all! “Her real mom, Fary, and I are really good friends, so I would see Nadia off and on over the years.”
Say what you will about “Days of our Lives’” Nancy Wesley, but she is definitely a character fans just love to hate. The same can’t be said of her portrayer, Patrika Darbo, who is loved, loved, loved all around for her humor, candidness and ability to play one of daytime’s baddest bitches!
“It is the best character to play,” raves Darbo of Chloe Lane’s mom, a role she originated back in 1998. “Every day, I thank goodness [for] the fact that I get to play this role that they created for me, and that they have kept her coming back.”