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"Dear John's" Amanda Seyfried talks about her firing from ATWT!

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Well, this is refreshing and honest.  Amanda Seyfried who is currently starring in the motion picture Dear John opening February 5th with Channing Tatum, spoke with BackStage about her time on As the World Turns. Amanda played Lucy Montgomery in 2000, and reveals why her performances in the role came to an end!  Here are some excerpts:

Seyfried: I’ll be honest, I was pretty bad starting out. When I was 15, I was on As the World Turns, and I was so bad they had to ship my character off.

Back Stage: Are you sure it was because of you—it wasn’t a story-line decision?

Seyfried: It was absolutely, without a doubt, because I was that bad. I was so uncomfortable. I had it in me, but if you aren’t comfortable, you can’t access your skill.

Back Stage: Getting fired at any age is tough. How did you handle it at 15?

Seyfried: I was devastated. You always think it’s the end of the world. I remember crying on the pier near my house on the Hudson River. Everybody gets fired for one reason or another: They don’t have the right look, they’re too tall. It’s weird. No matter how old you are, no matter how much experience you have, it’s never easy. But when I moved to New York at 17, I said, “I’ve got to get this shit straightened out because I don’t want to embarrass myself like that again.” So I took some Meisner classes with Nina Murano in New York. I did six to eight months of master technique. She’s amazing and really helped me out with one-on-ones for auditions and such. Then I got cast in “All My Children,” where I met my first love, who introduced me to my manager. He was the reason I got “Mean Girls.” I originally auditioned for Rachel McAdams’ role, Regina. When I didn’t get that, he went over the script with me and helped me prepare for the part of Karen. He set me up with a comedic director and really worked his ass off for me. He passed away not long ago; it’s sad that he didn’t get to reap any of the benefits of his hard work.

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FRIDAY: ATWT’s Larry Bryggman and AMC’s Dorothy Lyman Guest Star On ‘The Blacklist’

Two of the most revered performances ever in the world of daytime drama will be seen tomorrow night on an all-new episode of NBC’s drama series, The Blacklist. (10/9c).

In “The Pawnbrokers”, Daytime Emmy winners, Larry Bryggman (Ex-John Dixon, As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Ex-Opal Gardner, All My Children) will be seen as a criminal duo!

Bryggman and Lyman play a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In story, series star, James Spader’s Red acclimates himself to his new digs in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival.  Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. (Enter Larry and Dorothy!)  And, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Check out the promo for tomorrow night’s episode below.   Then let us know if you will be checking out Larry and Dorothy and if all of this brings back memories of their amazing performances in Oakdale and in Pine Valley in the comment section below.

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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