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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!!!!!!

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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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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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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 »

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Maybe not much soap news happening that day

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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ATWT Favorite, Jon Hensley, Releases New Single ‘I See Heaven’

Former As the World Turns, and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Jon Hensley (Ex-Holden Snyder and Ex-Dr. Meade), has announced not only the launch of his new website, but his new single called “I See Heaven”.

According to Hensley, the new track is a 9/11 20th anniversary song.  Through the holiday season, Jon is noting that you can make donations in lieu of the song and he will take a portion of the proceeds and donate them to various 9/11 charities.

In his welcome note on his site, Jon shares: “Welcome to my site, I am very excited about my new project. Most of you might remember me as Holden, it’s been a long time since the good old days in Oakdale. Who knows maybe they bring them back some day. As the World Re-turns?  After the show did end in 2010, I slowly started getting back into music. I spent some time playing in Las Vegas and decided a year or so ago it was time to release my debut album. Over the last few years, I wrote many songs with my great friend and producer Alan Schwartz. And my 1st single, I See Heaven (911 20th anniversary song) is now available as a download. Sing Out Revolution, my title track which was inspired by the Tennessee Williams quote on my home page, is a revolution on love. I’m planning to release SOR by Xmas 2021. And the full record by early 2022. Join my mailer for updates and thanks for listening!”

So, excited to listen to more of Jon’s music? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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ATWT Legend Eileen Fulton Virtual Interview Slated

The one and only Eileen Fulton (Lisa, As the World Turns) is set for a very special edition of The Locher Room when she appears next week on the Friday November 5th episode.

Fulton’s livestream with host, Alan Locher is set to begin at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST.

Eileen played the role of Lisa Miller Hughes Eldridge Shea Colman McColl Mitchell Grimaldi on the CBS daytime dramas for nearly 50 years.

The character of Lisa joined the cast of ATWT in May 1960 and remained with the show on and off, until the show went off the air on September 17, 2010.

In addition, Eileen starred in her  own prime time soap spin-off of ATWT, Our Private World, and is also known for her work on the stage and for her cabaret and nightclub act which she performed around the country.

So, looking forward to this conversation with Eileen, who was the ultimate first soap ‘vixen’ of soaps and ATWT? Comment below.

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