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Julianne Moore Wins SAG Award & Recalls Her Soap Roots In Acceptance Speech: "When I Was On As The World Turns …"

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Last night on the 21st Annual SAG Awards, Julianne Moore moved one step closer to winning an Oscar after receiving the biggest acknowledgment from her peers; winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Female Actor In A Leading Role in a Motion Picture for her star turn in Still Alice!

When Julianne took to the podium to deliver her acceptance speech, the actress who has continually never forgotten her soaps roots and even visited As the World Turns before it went off the air, and when she was a motion picture star, began by addressing the camera and those in attendance by recalling her time on the defunct CBS soap opera and her times playing the plum dual role of Frannie and Sabrina Hughes, that also won her a Daytime Emmy.

Julianne Moore: “When I was on As the World Turns (thunderous applause in audience, to which Julianne continues.) Yeah! I was so excited when they wrote two parts for me:  the classic twin sister role, the good and the evil one, and I couldn’t wait to do it.  I was so excited, and then I realized it’s super boring to act by myself, and what I really loved, and what I really craved, and what was most exciting for me, was being with another actor and feeling that intimacy, and that excitement and that thrill of getting to know somebody in that way.  And, that’s what keeps me coming back to acting, and again, and again, and again.”

Later, at the end of the evening upon presentation of the award to the cast of Birdman for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture, actor Zach Galifianakis riffed off the beginning of Moore’s speech, as each one in the Birdman cast got an opportunity to say a few words.  Galifianakis started with: “When I was on As the World Turns,” and then handed the mic over to actress Amy Ryan, who admitted,” There’s no way to follow that, just thank you so much.”

Now watch Julianne’s SAG Award winning speech after the jump! Then share your thoughts on Moore recalling her time on ATWT,  and paying homage to her acting roots.

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MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Truly a class act. Congratulations Ms. Moore.

To all you east coast soap fans, stay warm & safe in the pending snowstorm.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I’m so happy she acknowledged her soap opera roots. There is such a wealth of talent within the soap opera community. To all those marvelously talented artists – actors, writers, producers, sets, make-up, wardrobe, lighting, sound, cameras, everyone – thank you.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

She, Nathan Fillion, & Sarah Michelle Gellar are all proud soap alumni. But, if Julianne Moore receives an Academy Award in February, she may become the only actor to win a competitive Daytime Emmy, Primetime Emmy and Academy Award. Go, Julianne!

Stephanie
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Stephanie

As an ATWT fan, I was thrilled she mentioned her beginnings. The crowd didn’t seem as pleased, then she trailed off by saying it was boring. As I remember, she worked with a lot of wonderful cast members. From the little I know about the industry, a soap opera is the only place where you learn every facet of the job. I’ll never understand why their peers are so hard on the shows that started it all. They need to realize that the masses don’t always have the opportunity to see Shakespeare in the park, nor want to.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

She didn’t say acting on a soap was boring. She said she was bored acting opposite *herself* when she was playing the twins/lookalike storyline & much preferred acting with others.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Well, she said it was boring to act . . . with herself, as Frannie/Sabrina, though she was initially thrilled with the twin storyline. I never thought about it, but I suppose I see her point.

Steven
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Steven

She remembers where she started from! 🙂

It was funny when Zach Galifianakis repeated that line!

MH
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MH

I appreciate that she’s never afraid to state she was on the cast of ATWT. Ms Moore is a very gifted actress and I wish her the best in the run for the Oscar.

Beth
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Beth

One of the reasons why I’m such a big fan of Julianne Moore is because she remembers and values her roots in Daytime. When I heard her talk about ATWT and then cheer for the show, I let out a little shout. I love her and love that she respects Daytime for the learning experience it was. I can’t bring myself to see Still Alice because the topic of Alzheimer’s hits close to home, but I hope she wins the Oscar. She’s a great ambassador for Daytime in the world of film and prime time. She’s got a fan for… Read more »

Jo Saponare
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Jo Saponare

I won’t be able to see Alice either but am another fan for life.

Carlos C.
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Carlos C.

The fact that she appeared on ATWT, months before the end, for one episode, makes Julianne Moore a class act in my book.

Jo Saponare
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Jo Saponare

I was her ‘security’ in ’86 at a World Turns fan event. Having spent so much one on one with her, I felt if she ever achieved success, she would always remember her roots. Not only has she remembered them, she references them. Brava, to one heck of a lady.

Scott
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Scott

Great that she holds her beginnings in high esteem.
Amy Ryan was AMAZING in Gone Baby Gone!!!

Blake
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Blake

I was watching this live on TV and I got chills when Julianne mentioned ATWT! I’ve never been a viewer of ATWT but I loved it’s sister soap Guiding Light. That was so cool to see Julianne do, she loved ATWT so much that she came back in it’s final week. It’s great to see a famous person acknowledge the soaps they came from. Look who all came from soaps: Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Meg Ryan, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Bacon, etc. I loved it when Zack G. (famous for the Hangover movies) said the line about ATWT, that was… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Julia Roberts never appeared on a soap opera. Maybe you’re thinking of Kyra Sedgwick, who was on ANOTHER WORLD.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Or maybe you’re thinking of Eric Roberts, who was also on Another World (in the 1970s).

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Julia’s brother Eric Roberts appeared as the 1st Ted Bancroft on Another World back in the late 70s…that is whom Blake might have meant…i could be wrong but im certain i read somewhere that before she hit it big in movies Julia Roberts audition for the soap ‘Santa Barbara’ but…obviously…didnt get the part!!!

JUDY
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JUDY

TRUE LADY WHO DIDNT FORGET HER START….A NICE DIVERSION FROM MOST OF THE HOLLYWOOD CROWD!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

She comes across as very genuine. Now, admittedly—with an excellent actor, it’s hard to tell, right? But she does seem that way. Whenever I’ve seen her on talk shows, etc., through the years, she’s always been very positive about her soap opera experience. She acknowledges the far-fetched-ness of some of the storylines (identical cousins, for example) while at the same time saying she admired how well-written and well-produced ATWT was—and she comes off as though she means it. I’ve always appreciated that about her (in contrast to certain other soap alumni who try to distance themselves from their soap days,… Read more »

fguinaspy
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fguinaspy

Thank you Julianne Moore for an ATWT shout out. I had the pleasure to meet JM at the National Book Festival a few years (after ATWT went dark) and I got to thank her for coming back near the end. I love that she acknowledges her roots in daytime.

Rodd
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Rodd

I have always appreciated that she isn’t “ashamed” of her soap roots. How refreshing to find such a talented actor who has the spine to constantly recall their roots. She is total class.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Great actress. While it was interesting that she acknowledged…rather than hides…her soap experience, she did seems, probably unintentionally, downplay her role or the significance it played in her career. I wouldn’t say the crows cheered for soaps; seems they laughed at what they thought was either her…but when she changed her tone to a cheer they went sling with it. So many actors came from soaps…Demi Moore, Marisa Tomei, Tommy Lee Jones…

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Egads! She did seem…to downplay…crowd not crows…not either, should say “with”…along, not sling.

janet
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janet

When I heard she called the producers of ATWT and said she would be willing to come back to the show and say goodbye . She had a fan for life. Some actors think they are too good for soaps, what they don’t realize is. Soap fans are the most loyal fans in the world. They will go see your movies and support your tv shows.forever. be ashamed of your time on a soap, and they will forget you . Miss Moore is a class act. Congratulations to her .Happy she won !

Patrick
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Patrick

I haven’t been this excited for an academy awards …. since Viola Davis lost for “the Help” to meryl overrated streep Julianne Moore : YES ! Patricia Arquette : YES ! Laura Dern : YES ! I’ve loved Julianne Moore since ATWT … followed her work forever ! talk about the most celebrated daytime alumni… and a close 2nd would also be an ex-ATWT STAR… also one of my faves… Marisa Tomei… ta-da Oscar got her off the cuff…. two of my favorite movies by JM : 1. Far from Heaven : w/Dennis Quaid…The film tells the story of Cathy… Read more »

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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.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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

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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