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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!

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.

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 that he wont let her live it down!

Also what was that at the SAG awards where she won and said how boring it was on ATWT because she had to act with herself. Not exactly a glowing review of her time there.There is also a podcast out there with Alec Baldwin where they really make fun of and put down soaps.

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

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 the entire time.

And of course anyone would want their earlier work, especially as a green performer, not to be seen. But, Moore has always stated she was given more respect on the set than she believes she was deserving of, given how new she was. That is what her comments are in regards of. And of course if I were on a soap opera only acting with myself, when there is a wide company of actors, I’d get bored, too. You’re turning not-so-negative words into worse than they actually are.

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.

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 Marland’s phenomenal ability as a storyteller to take the seamier facets of human nature (e.g., all of that incestuous partner-trading among the Snyder siblings) and find space somewhere for compassion, forgiveness, and understanding. I find (2) charming and endearing–she thinks she was so bad when there have been so many young actors on that show who truly HAVE been dreadful and never got any better (which is so hilarious it makes me want to hug her) and she totally overlooks that they gave her two HUGE storylines to carry during her time there, so the showrunners at the time clearly did not agree with her assessment. I can’t really comment on (3), not being an actor, but I can easily see someone might find it boring to act opposite herself (as opposed to, say, acting in a scene with Hays, Hastings, or any of a dozen or so other very talented actors she worked with during her time on the show), and I don’t see how commenting on that is putting the show down.

JM has been nothing but gracious whenever I’ve seen her comment on her time on the show; she’s definitely been willing to laugh at some of the stranger elements, but she’s always been respectful at the same time, commenting on how hard the work was, how much she learned, and how much respect she had for her coworkers. The fact that she came back for an appearance when the show was ending speaks volumes to me. I don’t know if others were asked, but I do know that at least one other Big Name who got her start on the show has been nothing but disdainful and would likely have turned them down, if so.

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

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

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.

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

Both of these Ladies are first class people. JM will always be a special actor to me. I loved Kathryn Hays from day one when I started to watch ATWT in the 70’s. So glad to see if Julianne owns her beginnings in her career. I have so much respect for her. #RIP Kathryn Hays.

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Jon Lindstrom and Cady McClain Announce They Have Ended Their Marriage

After much speculation, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) and Cady McClain (ex-Jennifer, DAYS, ex-Rosanna, ATWT, ex-Dixie, AMC et al) have officially confirmed and announced they have gone their separate ways and have ended their marriage.

For months on social media, it was clear that the two were seemingly apart, not appearing pictured in any of each others posts.

Now, on a mutually shared Instagram post, Jon and Cady made an official statement on the status of their relationship, beginning with “Cady and Jon here. We are taking this opportunity to make a short statement about our relationship status. It may be obvious to some based on our posts that we’ve taken some time apart. After serious consideration we have decided that our goals have been taking us in different directions and to end our marriage.”

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As to the future, Jon and Cady explained, “We remain friends and wish each other every happiness. As people who work in the public eye, it can be difficult to have a private life. Regardless, we ask for your kind consideration in this matter.”

Jon and Cady met when they both appeared on As the World Turns, he as Craig Montgomery, and she as Rosanna Cabot. After four years together, the couple decided to get married in 2014.

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2024 Golden Globes: Justin Hartley and Amanda Seyfried Among First Round of Presenters

The 2024 awards season truly gets underway this Sunday night ,January 7th on CBS with the presentation of the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in motion picture and television as deemed by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

The ceremony will be broadcast live and will air beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ceremony will also be available on the CBS app and will stream on Paramount+. (Note, however, only Paramount+ subscribers who have Showtime can stream the event live; others can watch the show the next day.)

The first round of presenters was revealed on Wednesday and two soap opera alums are on the list including Justin Hartley (ex-This Is Us, The Young and the Restless, Revenge, Passions) and Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns and ex-Joni Stafford, All My Children).

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Joining Justin and Amanda as presenters are: Angela Bassett, Will Ferrell, Michelle Yeoh,George Lopez, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.  Previously, Jo Koy was named host for the telecast.

The Golden Globes are back on CBS for the first time since 1982. In addition, Dick Clark Productions is back after years away as the longtime Globes producers.

To review the nominees click here.

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Richard Roundtree, ‘Generations’, ‘ATWT” and ‘Shaft’ Star, Dead at 81

Motion picture and television leading man, Richard Roundtree, has passed away at the age of 81. The actor, best known for his role in the iconic film Shaft, and its sequels, died from complications from pancreatic cancer on October 24th in his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Roundtree’s manager, Patrick McMinn shared, “Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film. The impact he had on the industry cannot be overstated.”

During his extensive credits and career, Roundtree made two stops to two daytime soap operas. In 1990 till 1991, Roundtree played Dr. Daniel Ruebens on the defunct NBC soap opera Generations. He later appeared on As the World Turns from 2002-2003, taking on the role of Oliver Travers, the father to T. Marshall Travers played by Lamman Rucker.

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Roundtree’s leading lady on Generations, Jonelle Allen took to her Facebook upon learning the news of the death of her former castmate and friend, expressing: “My Leading Man on Generations. I Am Very Sad. My Condolences To Your Family. Dearest Richard Roundtree.”

In a subsequent post, Allen shared a photo of their Generations’ characters, Daniel and Doreen about to lip-lock. Jonelle stated, “In the scene with him I kept thinking: ‘Shaft is about to kiss ME!!!’ Thank You.”

On Generations, Roundtree’s character of Daniel Reubens was a brilliant doctor, who was accused of killing someone by causing an explosion at a lab in 1974. He and his daughter, Maya, then went “underground” for the next 15 years. Maya was played by Viveca A. Fox.

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Fox, honored her former on-screen soap father with an Instagram post upon learning of his death. Vivica wrote: “GM Dawlings! My heart is sad this morning as late last night I learned that LEGEND Actor @officialrichardroundtree had passed. I had the blessing of working with Richard on alot of 1st in my acting career! He played my Dad on the soap opera #Generation‘s TV show #90210BeverlyHills Mr Roundtree thank u for your AMAZING GIFTS! U will truly be missed as u were the 1st African American Action Star #SHAFT I’ll never forget the time u stood for ME when a director was being a jerk to me! I’ll miss your smile, jokes, laughs & hugs! REST EASY KING! U DID WELL. #Classic #LEGEND #LeadingMan #Actor #SuperStar #Respect #RestInPeace”

Richard was also known for his roles in Roots and the Brad Pitt thriller Se7en. On television, Roundtree appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, A Different World, Beauty and the Beast, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Beverly Hill 90210, L.A. Law, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Alias, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Private Practice and many more.

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