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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

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The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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Julianne and Kathryn had so many great scenes together. My favorite was actually a scene between Kim and Sabrina where Kim let her know that while she loved her she wasn’t liking her very much because Sabrina had sex with Frannie’s boyfriend Seth which caused Frannie and Seth to break up. I am certain that Julianne learned a great deal from Kathryn – all of the young performers who paid attention the veterans gained enormous acting skills as a result!

Kathryn Hays was my personal favorite actress. Kim was a “second mom” for me. I just loved her so much!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Julianne Moore is pure classic and supreme example of someone who began in daytime, gained major success in mainstream film, and has never once spoken poorly about her beginnings. She’s always been honest in that those as World Turns should’ve treated her worse than they did because of how new she was, but she is humbled by the experience. And her return in 2010, following the cancelation news, was amazing to see and be witness to.

Greg
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This was very gracious but I have been disappointed in how she has spoken of the show in recent years. Every time I see her interviewed she says what an icky storyline she came into with the identical sisters also being cousins. She went as far as to say that she is happy that CBS has her work locked in it’s vaults because she was so terrible in the roles that she would be mortified if anyone saw her work from the show. She also said her husband saw a scene of hers and thought it was all so bad… Read more »

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

No offense Greg, but this sounds the complete opposite of anything I’ve ever heard Julianne Moore say about her time on World Turns.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

And Greg, I also think you mis-remember Moore’s own words. She stated, on The Late Show: “They were half-sisters and cousins, which is kind of disgusting because it means their moms were sisters and they had the same dad.” And she’s right: the idea of a man sleeping with two sisters, at the same time, is kind of icky in real-world context. But I don’t, for one second, take her comment to mean she, herself, is against her time in daytime. Especially since, in telling the story to Stephen Colbert, she kind of had a laughing smile on her face… Read more »

The other Lis
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The other Lis

Who can forget Kim and Lisa, Kim and Susan, Kim and Nancy? I even remember Kathryn Hayes from Star Trek. Kathryn Hayes was just plan memorable. Condolences to her family for her loss.

As for Julianne Moore every time I have ever seen her on TV or read her in print, she has been so positive about her time on the show and spoke very warmly of her costars. She came back to the show after it was cancelled – a major Hollywood star and she did that. She is a class act.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

So she (1) thought that the concept of a man fathering a child with two sisters (and she had to play both children!) was icky, (2) cringes when she looks at her early work (as I’ve heard other actors say they often do too), and (3) found it boring to act opposite herself? I have to say, Greg, I’m not seeing anything particularly disrespectful to the show in any of that. I agree with her on (1) and think that that particular storyline was saved by the stellar acting of the principals involved, the excellent use of history, and Douglas… Read more »

Michaea
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Michaea

Class act both women. Meg Ryan could learn a lesson or two.

Caress Morell
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Caress Morell

I love how Julianne has never forgotten her soap past. She is just so classy. Unlike Smeg Ryan who acts like she was never on the show. RIP Kathryn

Greg
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Greg

The only negative thing I have heard Meg Ryan say about the show is that “it was the most absurd time of my life” followed up with”but I learned how to act” Other than that I have only seen her be bubbly and joke about the stranger elements of her time there.I have read a lot of interviews and seen a lot with her on Youtube and her remarks are certainly no worse than Julianne’s.

Evyonne Paul
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Evyonne Paul

It’s so nice to see your kind words….and to give gratitude. I noticed a lot of stars when interviewed don’t even mention that they have been on a Soap . I respect you even more.
My condolences to Ms Hayes family…..RIP Kim

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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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As the World Turns’ Beloved Kathryn Hays Passes Away at 87

Heartbreaking news to report this Friday. Kathryn Hays, a mainstay of As the World Turns in the role of Kim Hughes has died.  The actress passed away on Monday March 25th at the age of 87 in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Hayes had played the role of Kim for 38 years on the CBS daytime drama series.  Throughout her enduring career, one of Kathryn’s other most notable roles was that of “Gem” in the original Star Trek.  She also appeared in many series and productions o the stage, screen, and TV.

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In a statement, Hays’ longtime ATWT screen-partner Don Hastings (Bob Hughes) expressed: “Our relationship as Bob & Kim, was as close as Kathryn & my relationship except we were not married. We were more like brothers and sisters and we were great friends. Our biggest squabble was that she always wanted to rehearse and I wanted to take a nap. This is a huge loss to all who knew her.”

Kathryn is survived by daughter Sherri, son-in-law Bob, grandchildren Kate, Cameron and Garrett, and great-grandson Jack.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Kathryn Hays via the comment section below.

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