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Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman in new post-GL interview!

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The incomproable Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman, soaps beloved Reva and Josh from Guiding Light, sailed the high seas recently on the Soap Cruise with TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco and the threesome had a heart to heart about all things past, present, and future with their legendary soap careers, mourning GL and moving on, and what’s the next arc in their professional lives. The interview is a must-read for long time GL fans. Here are a few excerpts!

Kim and Robert on if they have been able to mourn the death of GL and move on…

Zimmer: “These So Long Springfield events have been a blessing because we’ve been allowed to personally say goodbye to our fans. In a way, [soap event producer] Mike Gold has kept Reva and Josh alive. But to answer your question, I am ready to put GL to bed. At this point, we’ve said all our goodbyes. Now I’m waiting for the phone to ring. I’m ready to embark on the next chapter of my life and career. The only problem with these reunion events is all our old feelings return, which can stunt and delay our mourning process a bit. However, it’s been great for me because I’m writing my autobiography. Fans will come up to me and remind me of certain moments I had forgotten about, so it’s been beneficial for my memoirs.

Newman: “I think I’ve already completed the mourning process. Sure, I miss the actors, crew, and fans, but luckily, through these fan events, I’m still able to stay in direct contact with all of them. As for mourning Josh and the show, I have come to terms with the loss. As GL was fading, I was in a different place than my co-stars because I was starring in a musical, Sessions. After we taped GL’s last show, I still had a job to go to the next day.”

Kim and Robert if they would have preferred a different ending to the GL finale for Reva and Josh.

Zimmer: “Our fast-forward wasn’t as bad as the rest of the storylines. But you’re right — the journey is the destination and the fast-forward was kind of lazy. The viewers deserved to see Josh and Reva work through their issues before their reconciliation happened.”

Newman: “We always said to each other that there would never be a wedding No. 4!”

Zimmer: “I think they would have reunited but they wouldn’t marry again. Reva and Josh would have spent the rest of their lives together — maybe more as friends and companions.”

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Beverlee McKinsey Tribute On Tap Featuring Guiding Light Notables

There was no one quite like her and to this day she is revered as one of the greatest actresses every to grace the soap genre, and now on an upcoming installment of The Locher Room, McKinsey will be honored with a tribute, not only by her son, daytime director, Scott McKinsey but several of her former Guiding Light co-stats as well.

Joining host, Alan Locher will be Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander (Ex-Phillip Spaulding), Mark Derwin (Ex-A.C. Mallet), Jay Hammer (Ex-Fletcher Reade) and Vincent Irizarry (Ex-Brandon Lujack Luvonaczek).

McKinsey passed away in 2008 and her daytime resume was quite extensive and memorable from  Iris on Another World and on its spinoff, Texas and from 1984-1992 as Alexandra Spaulding on the CBS daytime drama, Guiding Light.   Beverlee was nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress.

To watch this special tribute, make sure to save the date of Monday, November 16th at 3 p.m. EST/Noon PST.   You can watch the livestream here.

So, what role of McKinsey’s was your all-time favorite? Comment below.

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‘Filthy Rich’ Canceled by Fox After One Season

The soapy Filthy Rich has been short-lived.  News tonight has that the series featuring Sex and the City favorite, Kim Cattrall and former Guiding Light star, Aubrey Dollar (Ex-Marina) has been canceled by Fox in its first season.

According to Deadline, low ratings and uncertainty are behind the decision when the series was originally intended for a summer run.

Filthy Rich has aired 5 of its t0 episodes, and the network will air the remaining 5.

Created by Tate Taylor, Filthy Rich stars Cattrall as Margaret Monreaux, the matriarch of a mega-rich Southern family famous for creating a wildly successful Christian television network. After her husband dies in a plane crash, Margaret and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will — threatening their family name and fortune. Melia Kreiling, the aforementioned Aubrey Dollar, Corey Cott, Benjamin Levy Aguilar, Mark L. Young and Olivia Macklin co-star along with Steve Harris and Aaron Lazar.

So, what do you think about the cancellation of Filthy Rich? Did you happen to check it outt hus far during its run ? Comment below.

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Tom Pelphrey Set As Series Regular For Amazon’s Mystery Drama ‘Outer Range’

Another great feather in the cap for one of the finest actors we know, former Guiding Light and As the World Turns alum, and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey.

Fresh of his star-turn in Netflix;s Ozark as Laura Linney’s on-screen brother Ben, Pelphrey has nabbed a key role in the upcoming Amazon series, Outer Range.

The show also stars Lilli Taylor and Tamara Podemski and Josh Brolin.  Outer Range is from playwright Brian Watkins, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline: The story centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.  Taylor will portray Cecilia Abbott, the matriarch of the Abbott family. Cecilia is a woman of deep faith, which she finds tested as never before. Podemski will play Deputy Sheriff Joy. A life-long cop, Joy is running for county sheriff, and is the first gay Native American to ever do so in Wyoming. Pelphrey is Perry Abbott, the dutiful, eldest Abbott son, who is torn up inside by the lingering mystery of his missing wife.”

Coming up this Oscar season look for Tom in David Fincher’s Mank, where he plays Joseph Mankiewicz .

So will you be checking out Tom in Outer Range? Comment below.

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