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ATWT's Don Hastings and Kathryn Hays on end of series!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

In a new feature out today, TV Guide Magazine spoke with Don Hastings and Kathryn Hays ( Bob and Kim Hughes) of As the World Turns, who will celebrate the characters 25th Anniversary in April, with a special appearance by their former on-screen daughter, film actress Julianne Moore.  The item was bittersweet when the question of dealing with the end of the run for their beloved soap.

Kathryn Hays: “This show has done nothing but bless me. I’ve had this job nearly 40 years—that’s most of my adult life!—and to be less than grateful would be unspeakable. I still can’t fathom that we’re wrapping things up. I don’t think any us will truly know how it feels until the show’s not there anymore.”

Don Hastings: “Even though CBS has canceled us, I don’t know that it’s really hit me yet because we keep on working! It’s like we’re all on this doomsday flight but we gotta keep laughing and keep our spirits up in order to get through it. I’ve literally gone from job to job to job. My wife [former ATWT star Leslie Denniston] says I really don’t know what the hell it’s like to be an actor because I’ve never been unemployed. Well, (Laughs), I guess I’m about to find out!”

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‘Santa Barbara’ & GH Favorite Judith McConnell Virtual Interview On Tap

You loved her as Sophia Capwell on Santa Barbara, and the troublemaking Augusta McLeod on General Hospital, plus several other soap roles, and now fan favorite Judith McConnell is set for a virtual interview in The Locher Room.

Look for Judith to chat it up with host, Alan Locher on the upcoming Friday, October 23rd edition of the You Tube series beginning at at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As well as being known for her soap roles on SB and GH, Judith also played Valerie Conway on As the World Turns, Miranda Bishop on Another World and Eva Vasquez on  and One Life to Live.

In primetime, McConnell has appeared on Star Trek, Dragnet, Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry RFD, Green Acres, Mannix and more.

To watch the livestream click here.

So, what has been your favorite Judith McConnell role in her illustrious daytime career? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

Photo: IMDb

So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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