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Billy Magnussen Set To Screen Test For Christian Grey In Fifty Shades of Grey!

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With all the talk of former and current soap stars who should be play the S&M hottie billionaire Christian Grey in the motion picture version of 50 Shades of Grey, now comes word out of E! Online that former As the World Turns hunk, Billy Magnussen (Ex-Casey) is indeed in the running and will test for the role of Christian Grey tomorrow.  As everyone knows by now, Sons of Anarchy star, Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the role earlier this week and now the producers are scrambling to find the new Christian as production was set to start next month!

Magnussen, whose career has skyrocketed over the past year, earned a Tony nomination for his work last year in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and he is s currently filming the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Into The Woods, playing Rapunzel’s Prince opposite the likes of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Anna Kendrick!

In addition, E! learned that former Home & Away star, (Australia’s long running soap) Luke Bracey is also in contention.  Bracey played the role of Trey Palmer on the sudser, and was recently spotted with none other than Selena Gomez at the Golden Globes!

So, what do you think of Magnussen for the role of Christian Grey?  Seems like the role may go to a relative newcomer to movie audiences, which may be a good thing!  Weigh-in!

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He;s sexy, But Tom Pelphrey would make me go see it!

toscanti
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I love his work and think he could pull this off.

Shirley A Miller
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I am not familiar with Magnnussen’s work but he is a good looking young man – might work!!!!!!

Ann
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Can you say “career suicide?”

SZima
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I agree Ann!
I’ve never seen Billy in anything, but he’s a little creepy looking in THIS picture, so I don’t see him in the role.
But then, I haven’t read the book, won’t read the book, won’t go to the movie, so I really don’t give a shit. By the time they finally cast/make this stupid movie, no one is going to care any more.

George
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Hot!

jolan
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I think it’s wonderful for Billy to be given this chance. But there is another former star from ATWT who would be awsome as Christian Grey namely Eric Sheffer Stevens, who played the role of Reid Oliver on ATWT. His looks, charisma and body should be perfect for this role!!!!! Give him a chance!!!!!

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As the World Turns Cast To Perform Virtual Reading Of Final Episode

In a once-in-a soap-lifetime event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the cast of As the World Turns will reunite for one night online for a virtual reading of the CBS daytime drama’s final episode that aired back 10 years ago this past September,

This livestream event is for a good cause and is brought to you by former ATWT cast member, Trent Dawson’s (Ex-Henry) theatre group The Katonah Classic Stage.  Dawson is the artistic director there.

Over 26 veteran cast members from ATWT, including Larry Bryggman, Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park and more are set to participate in the reading plus some surprise guests.

The show will be streamed  n The Locher Room YouTube channel, 0n Wednesday night, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, where fans will also  have the opportunity to comment and ask questions of the cast,

The event is asking for a $15 donation to be able to see it and you can click here for more info!

Working with Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), a professional, nonprofit theatre group an hour north from New York City, Dawson is hoping this event will help those in need.  KCS has access to outdoor performance space that can provide a safer, more  socially-distant experience for the artists and the audience. The fundraiser not only  applies to salaries, but to health care as well; without employment most artists are ineligible for health coverage during a time when such insurance is critically important.

So what do you think of getting these beloved stars from ATWT together for a good cause to relive and read the script of the final episode from Oakdale? Comment below.

 

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ATWT Alum and Two-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Michael Park in Virtual ‘STOMP Out Bullying’ Chat

This Thursday, October 8th, to support National Bullying Prevention Month, Alan Locher and his Locher Room You Tube Channel will be holding a special conversation.

That is when As the World Turns fan favorite, and two-time Lead Actor Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) along with the CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying, Ross Ellis and former New York Jets legend Tony Richardson will join Alan at 2 p. m. EST.]

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Michael and company for this special chat? Comment below.

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ATWT and GL Casting Directors To Talk Casting Some Of Your Favorites In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Here’s an intriguing virtual reunion from Alan Locher, and his Locher Room channel.  Coming up next week on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 p. m. EST/11 a. m. PST, the former casting directors of As the World Turns and Guiding Light will chat it up about their time casting some of your favorites from Oakdale and Spingfield.

Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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