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Lindsay Hartley Dishes Playing The NIGHTMARE NURSE, Her Upcoming Evil Horror Film Role, And Desire For A Passions Reunion!

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Daytime fans know her work as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions, Arianna Hernandez on Days of our Lives, and Cara Castillo on both the ABC and Prospect Park versions of All My Children, but now get ready for actress Lindsay Hartley’s turn to the dark side in two juicy new roles, the first airing tonight … Nightmare Nurse!

Premiering on Saturday, March 5th, on Lifetime (8PMEST/7CST), Hartley stars as Chloe, an attractive in-home care nurse who is assigned to take care of Lance (Steven Good) after his car accident.  Lance has sustained a leg injury that requires him to be bedridden with at-home care. When Chloe (Hartley) is recommended for the job, she seems so perfect for the task.  However, when her troubled past comes to light, it becomes apparent to Lance and his fiancée; Brooke (Sarah Butler) that someone is out to destroy their lives!

Taking on the role of the Nightmare Nurse was a welcome change for Hartley, who along with her real life boyfriend, Jason-Shane Scott (Ex-Will, OLTL) have found their niche playing some not-so-nice, good looking individuals of late.  But that’s not all, Lindsay is also getting ready to shoot her first foray into the horror film genre, and it’s a doozy of role as one of the five evils of hell in Death House.

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with the beautiful and talented Hartley to get the lowdown on her frightening medical role, her upcoming horror flick, and if a Passions reunion should be discussed with so many TV shows about the supernatural becoming very successful on primetime, that a return to the town of Harmony might just be what the doctor, err, nurse ordered.

How did the role in Nightmare Nurse come about?

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LINDSAY:  I did not audition for this one.  My agent called me over a weekend, and said they made an offer for me to play this part in this movie.  They wanted me to read the script in like two hours and get back to them since they started shooting on Tuesday.  So, I really quickly read the script and thought it was fantastic, and I loved it.  It kind of reminded me of Theresa from Passions having a bad day!  (Laughs)  It’s like her, but where she went dark, and where she really went down the wrong path.  It really reminds me so much of that character.  So I got back to them and said I would do it.  I ended up finding out, and this was so crazy and random, that my daughter’s girlfriend in her sixth grade class, her dad is the director of Nightmare Nurse!  So, I had known the dad and been over to their house before.  Then even crazier was I actually knew the executive producer.

So this was a bit of trial by fire in the shooting process of playing Nurse Chloe in the film?

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LINDSAY:  Here I am on Tuesday morning, and they had re-written the script, the night before we started shooting.  I got to set and I basically had to learn as I would go throughout the day.  It was insane.  I was working on set, and then sitting on the floor and memorizing and going through the scenes.  Movies don’t shoot in order.   It was really hard to know: what I was doing, where was I coming from, because it’s a little convoluted what happens with my character, and trying to track that.  I think my soap opera experience helped me 1000% in this instance.  I don’t know how I could have pulled this off, otherwise.  Absolutely, the quick-thinking that you get from working on soap operas, and how they train you helped me get through this one.  I had an amazing time.  I loved working with the director who is a friend of mine, and the cast was such a great group of people.

So just what is Chloe, the Nightmare Nurse’s, problem?  Clearly, she must be off-kilter! It’s a Lifetime movie for God sakes! (Laughs)

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LINDSAY:  There is a twist as to why she is there within the movie, but she shows up to take of Lance (Steven Good), and then things go wrong.  She starts going a little nuts.  In the teaser clip they released for the movie, you see that the nurse is thinking about overdosing Lance.  You think she wants to murder him and the movie is set-up in a certain way.  She is the ‘Nightmare Nurse’ though, and she does become unstable.  She legitimately has mental issues that she has been treated for in the past, so she has got some problems. Why she is still allowed to be a nurse?  I don’t know! (Laughs)  She is mentally ill and bad things happen with her, and the happy couple.  At the beginning, she is super sweet and hides it all very well.  But when she goes home, she is like a whole different human being.  Then she goes back to work, and she gets a little too close for comfort and gets more inappropriate.  However, she is the perfect nurse, but then she starts doing things that are pretty disrespectful, and then she has a breakdown, and things go awry from there.

So is there an attraction being played out between her patient Lance, and Chloe?

LINDSAY:  I think he likes her, but he loves his fiancée, but he sees the nurse as this amazing person, which is all part of the story.

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Your real life boyfriend, Jason-Shane Scott (Ex-Will, OLTL) also has been appearing in some Lifetime movies and such of late.  He has also been playing some creepy characters.  So are the two of you putting out there, “Hey, if you want any scary roommates or lovers, call us!” (Laughs)

LINDSAY:  Jason just had a Hallmark movie air over the Christmas break, and it broke ratings records when it aired for the channel, something like 4.3 million viewers watched it.  He was the one you were not supposed to really like, which now thinking about it just runs in our gang! (Laughs)   And then he was in the Lifetime movie which has been airing a lot called The Wrong Roommate, and he was the wrong roommate.  Jason was the bad guy in that one and tried to kill people.  Ironically, Jessica Morris (Ex-Jen OLTL), who had a part in The Wrong Roommate, is also in Nightmare Nurse.  Now Jason and I are writing something together that fits that genre, and it’s kind of fun playing these types of characters. (Laughs)

I posted picture of you, me, and Eric Martsolf from the Soap Opera Digest 40th anniversary party just the other week.  Fans commented, “Passions Reunion!” Would you love to see a TV special or movie of a return to Passions? Do you think it could ever happen?

LINDSAY:  I would love that.  Everyone could come back and be in the reunion, wouldn’t that be fun?  If we could get the money and the funding, I think it would be great if we could do some type of TV movie.  I kind of feel like Passions was ahead of its time.  Looking back on it, I wish Passions would have started its run a few years later.  Now, there is so much supernatural stuff going on with primetime television, especially on the CW, and of course motion pictures are coming out left and right with superheroes and supernatural stories.

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What do you think Passions’ Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald is doing now?

LINDSAY:  When I saw Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS, Ex-Ethan, Passions) at the Soap Opera Digest party, I was thinking about that.  I guess she would have to be with her 4,000 children, and maybe living in the same house as Alistair and Julian.  They are all living together as one big unhappy family.  We would have to have Mrs. Crane (Kim Ulrich) and Andrea Evans (Rebecca) doing their thing.  Maybe everything has been hunky dory in the past, but now they reveal they have been plotting and planning to ruin Ethan and Theresa for the last decade.  They are coming in full steam ahead with Gwen to destroy everybody!

And on Days of our Lives, they have completely beefed up your former clan, the Hernandez family!  The series has brought in both A Martinez (Eduardo) and Jordi Vilasuso (Dario).  It’s unfortunate that your character of Arianna was killed-off back in 2010, and not around to be part of this.

LINDSAY:  I know, and all the people I have loved working with are there.   I love Jordi Vilasuso so much, and worked with him on All My Children.  He and his wife are pregnant with their second child!  Time flies so fast.

This has been a busy time for you.  You are also getting ready to shoot a horror film, called Death House!  You play one scary badass in this one?

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LINDSAY:  Yes.  I am shooting my part in April.  They are saying the film will be released in 2017.  My character’s name is Balthoria, and she is one of the evils of hell.  There is this prison nine levels down into the earth, and the last level is where these five evils of hell are. This facility is a way of taking prisoners and bad people to retransform their brain to not think negatively, and to be more balanced.   It’s really torturous.  When I read the script I had to keep walking away and then coming back to it, and then continuing to read it, because it is so gruesome.  There was a scene that featured my character that just got me.  When I read it, I went, “Wow!  I would like to experience that on camera!”  Throughout the movie they talk about the five evils, but you don’t meet them really till later, but you do see them through the use of flashbacks.  They are the worst of the worst, and they are supernatural.   However, then the audience meets us at the end of the movie.  The plan for this is to do six sequels of Death House,  and each sequel is to have a movie based on one of the evils and how they became who they are.  Right now, it is my understanding that my character would be featured in the third movie, and that is where you will meet her, and learn all about her.

Do you have any trepidation doing a major part in the horror film genre? 

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LINDSAY:  I think it’s a great idea to do a horror film!  I love how dark and powerful this character is.  She is a heavy hitter in this. I am shocked that this happened.   One of the things I have personally always wanted to do was be in a horror movie, because they scare me!  I can’t watch bloody things in movies, but I also thought, what would happen if I get cast in one of these?  Will I be able to handle it, or will I still be the same going, “I can’t watch it?”  Ironically, Freddy Krueger haunted me for so long when I was a kid, and he is in the film Death House!  What they have done is bring in all of these iconic and amazing actors from the horror film genre, and grabbed them and put them in this movie.  They are promoting as The Expendables but of the horror genre. Dee Wallace from E.T. who was on General Hospital last year, and who has done a lot of roles in the horror genre is also in this.  It’s very exciting.

So, will you be checking out Lindsay on tonight’s premiere broadcast of Nightmare Nurse? Looking forward to seeing her playing some villainess roles? What do you think of her role as one of the five evils of hell in Death House? Would you like to see a Passions reunion special? If so, what would you like to see happen to Theresa and the gang in it?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below, but first check out the trailer for Nightmare Nurse.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Passions: The Return!…On Lifetime Channel-?

Lucky
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Lindsay Hartley is perhaps my favorite actress to have ever worked in soaps. I adored her on Passions and followed her to Days, AMC and Queens of Drama. Her upcoming projects sound interesting, especially since I’m a pretty big fan of the horror genre. I’ll definitely be watching.

Alan
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Alan

Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Crane Crane Casey Winthrop was a hot mess in the best possible way. A PASSIONS reunion would be awesome.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

At least it’s not that NIGHTMARE of a show with ex soap actresses again Queens of drama. .it was more like Queens of the mundane lol what a bore

SW
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SW

Loved her on AMC too!! The soda landscape has changed so much…sniff! Happy to see she’s busy and working!

SW
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SW

Crap… Soap!!! Soap landscape 🙂

blake
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blake

I like Lindsay Hartley. I actually liked Passions, I actually liked it better when it moved to cable (I think it was DirectTV). Andrea Evans and Susan Lucci’s daughter (sorry her name escapes me at this moment) were awesome together, and of course Timmy and Tabitha.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Liza Huber?

blake
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blake

Yes, thank you!

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I always thought she would have been a good choice for a recast of Robin on GH…. Hope shenreturns to daytime (just not B&B, it’s a mess there)

carol
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I also loved Lindsay Hartley. and I loved the movie now that is my kind of movie.Also a huge horror movie fan so I will be on the lookout for that and yes I would love to see Passions again.they should have never cancelled it.

Mo
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When is her reality show Queens of Drama returning?

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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