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Jamie Dornan Lands Role Of Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey!

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So, Billy Magnussen nor James Scott (who soap fans hoped would get a chance to audition), or Matt Bomer, nor Ian Somerhalder, will play the role of S&M billionaire Christian Grey in the upcoming production of the film adaption of the hit novel 50 Shades of Grey!

According to Variety today the role has gone to Jamie Dornan who appears on ABC’s Once Upon a Time as the character of The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham!  As previously reported, Dornan is now the second actor to get cast in the role of Christian Grey after Sons of Anarchy star, Charlie Hunnam dropped out!

Now as far as the nudity in the film, Dornan seems on paper might comfortable in front of the cameras without much clothes on having modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Armani.  Dornan has also taken some turns to the dark side previously playing a serial killer in BBC Two crime drama The Fall, He has also appeared in Sofia Coppola’s  film Marie Antoinette!   Dornan is  31 years old.

According to the item in Variety today,  “Execs decided to go for more of a discovery and brought in Dornan and Billy Magnussen to test with Dakota Johnson last Friday who is playing Anastasia Steele.  Though the studio considered bringing in more actors to test, as of Wednesday morning sources said no one else had been brought in.  Universal will now work quickly to land thesps for the remaining supporting roles that include Steele’s roommate Kate, a role for which Universal had already been testing actresses prior to Hunnam’s exit.”

So what do you think of the choice of Jamie Dornan for the role of Christian Grey?  OK with it on paper? Disappointed already? Willing to give the guy a shot?  Comment below!

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He is a cutie pie, I could watch him…

Shirley A Miller
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Jamie Dornan looks good to me ….right age and all….I’m wiling to give him a chance. He and Dakota will make a nice looking couple!!!!! So good luck, Dakota and Jamie, and may the movie “50 Shades of Grey” be a BIG SUCCESS!!!!!!

Beacon
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I thought this was a soap opera website. Nobody with taste cares about 50 Shades of Shit.

Joshua
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Joshua

Agreed, Beacon

This web site is becoming like Soap Opera Weekly in it’s last three or four years: giving fashion advice and previewing reality TV shows. Is that where this once fine site is headed?!?

Tori
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Tori

I never read the novels but the way people are talking it seems there will be a lot of nudity, including full frontal. I find it hard to believe about the rumored frontal nudity because no way the movie can get a R rating.

Joshua
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Joshua

And this pertains to us daytime soap opera fans because …… ?????

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Didn’t you read the first line– a soap opera star didn’t get the role– granted it is a flimsy connection, but technically that is the reason Michael is reporting it here, because some soap fans were hoping certain soap actors would be in the running— I wasn’t one of them because I never read the book, nor plan to see the movie. If I want to watch racy scenes with my favorite soap star– I will do it the old fashioned way– with my imagination. LOL.

bonnie
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bonnie

was hoping for Bryan Craig thought he would have been perfect he plays dark and brooding well

Charday
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Charday

Look forward to seeing his “uncomfortable” scenes. 😉

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Gorgeous…loved him in Once Upon A Time…

Patrick
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Patrick

all I can say: right now; welcome to the fold…. “Dakota Johnson” Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson’ sired siren. I hope her debut to Hollywood enriches people: my favorite movie w/ her parents…. “Paradise” 1991 excellent… acting… despite the returns, reviews, and profit/loss margin romantic, loving, tragic, enriching, blossoming, endearing… netflix it…. you’ll not be dissapointed…. especially in the dynamics between Melanie and Don – I love Melanie Griffith… what can I say… and Don was sexy, charismatic… tough, tender, I wanted him… aloof, giving… who really stole the show… as it were… was Elijah Wood and his co-star –… Read more »

Lew S
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Lew S

Maybe not much soap news happening that day

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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.

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

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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