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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

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In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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I think I want to catch this…always liked her as Maddie on ATWT.

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I will try it also. Loved Alexandra on ATWT and THE LYING GAME and liked Ben Rappaport on THE GOOD WIFE as the “other” sexy Cary. Any show that’s not about demons, ghosts, conspiracy theories, or corpses is welcome these days.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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As the World Turns’ Beloved Kathryn Hays Passes Away at 87

Heartbreaking news to report this Friday. Kathryn Hays, a mainstay of As the World Turns in the role of Kim Hughes has died.  The actress passed away on Monday March 25th at the age of 87 in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Hayes had played the role of Kim for 38 years on the CBS daytime drama series.  Throughout her enduring career, one of Kathryn’s other most notable roles was that of “Gem” in the original Star Trek.  She also appeared in many series and productions o the stage, screen, and TV.

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In a statement, Hays’ longtime ATWT screen-partner Don Hastings (Bob Hughes) expressed: “Our relationship as Bob & Kim, was as close as Kathryn & my relationship except we were not married. We were more like brothers and sisters and we were great friends. Our biggest squabble was that she always wanted to rehearse and I wanted to take a nap. This is a huge loss to all who knew her.”

Kathryn is survived by daughter Sherri, son-in-law Bob, grandchildren Kate, Cameron and Garrett, and great-grandson Jack.

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ATWT Multi-Daytime Emmy Winner, Jen Landon, Made Series Regular on ‘Yellowstone’

Paramount Network has given the green light to a fifth season of its smash hit, Yellowstone.

In casting news from Deadline, three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Jen Landon (Ex-Gwen, As the World Turns) has been upped to series regular for the upcoming season of the western drama set to shoot in May.  Kevin Costner stars.

The series follows the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

Landon has also been seen on Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, FBI: Most Wanted, Animal Kingdom to name but a few.

On Yellowstone, Jen plays a ranch hand on the show named “Teeter”.

So, looking forward to seeing Jen more front and center in the upcoming season of Yellowstone? Comment below.

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