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OLTL Alum Renée Elise Goldsberry On Lesson Learned From the Soaps: “At The End of the Day, You are the Only One Responsible for the Fact that the Audience Roots for You”

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She is currently starring as Wickie Roy in Tina Fey’s streaming 90’s girl band revival comedy series, Girls5Eva, on Peacock.  And now, Tony-Award winner (Hamilton) and former One Life to Live alum, Renée Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline Williamson) talks about her latest role and her career path with Deadline.

During the conversation Goldsberry’s time on the soaps was discussed, and her takeaway from playing legal eagle Evangeline Williamson from 2003-2007 on the beloved ABC Daytime drama series.

When asked if daytime prepared her for all the next chapters in her impressive career in film, theatre, and TV, Renee responded: “Daytime was my best training ground. Your character is blind one week, then hunted by a serial killer. Whatever it is, the most important lesson that I learned in a soap opera, and it is definitely at play here, is how to always win at the rooting factor. At the end of the day, you are the only one responsible for the fact that the audience roots for you. So I’ve always learned no matter what I’m doing, I had to make sure that someone would understand what my character was doing. Even if she was doing something wrong, the audience would on some level love her.”

And isn’t that the truth? For a success in the soaps, the audience has to have that rooting factor for the performer, but more importantly for their character, and with such little time to prepare for scenes in the soaps, so much is up to the actor to invest in their character.

Share your thoughts on what Renee shared on her time working on the soaps, and if you have caught her hysterical performance in Girls5Eva via the comment section below.

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“Daytime was my best training ground.” I have heard that stated so often through the years. Hats off to Renee Elise Goldsberry for her wonderful and varied career. I absolutely loved her as Evangeline Williamson on One Life to Live. It broke my heart when Evangeline ended up in a coma and then died.

Continued success Ms. Goldsberry. Keep dazzling us with your amazing talent.


Kudos to REG.I appreciate when actors go e credit to their time on daytime serials.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Not familiar with her daytime work, as I was not a One Life fan, but I admire how she has always appreciated and acknowledged her daytime beginnings. People like her, Julianne Moore and, even Alec Baldwin, I appreciate when the acknowledge daytime and what a training ground it was for them.

Lew S
Lew S

Loved her as Evangeline and Tika Sumpter as her sister, Layla Williamson. Both have done exceptionally well!


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According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Diamont alleges that Adams took to YouTube saying Don was a Satanist and responsible for COVID, 9/11, and the Iraq war.  In addition, Adams claimed to be connected to him some way from birth.

It was then that Don grew increasingly concerned when the man shared online that he knew where Diamont and his family lived.

Then came June 2nd, when Adams showed up at their front gate and Don received a call from his wife, Cindy.  The police handled Adams from there, but Don was very worried that Adams might harm him, or his family, so he was granted the temporary restraining order against him.

We wish Don and his family nothing but safety in the days ahead.

So what do you think about the claims and actions of Adams on Diamont? Comment below.

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Jill joins host and former ATWT and GL publicist, Alan Locher on Wednesday, June 23rd at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As soap fans know Jill has helmed Another World, General Hospital, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara and The Young and the Restless.

She has also been nominated for 15 Daytime Emmy Awards and took home 11 Emmys for her work.

While Phelps has been a polarizing figure on the soaps, look for the good, and the bad decisions under her tenures at the soaps to be discussed and more.

Here is the link to watch it live 

So, what would you want to ask Jill? What was her best decisions and worst decisions as EP of the soaps? Let us know via the comment section below.

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‘The Talk’ Renewed for its 12th Season

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However, news today from CBS has that it has renewed its top daytime talker, and the series will live to see another day for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

Having debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth as it primary co-hosts.

As with previous amalgamations of the co-hosts, the women discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories of the day.

The series put out this tweet on their pick-up sharing: “JUST ANNOUNCED! #TheTalk has been officially renewed for another year on @CBSreturning for a 12th season in 2021-2022! More fun, more topics, more talk!”

So, glad The Talk is continuing on, or did you think it was time for it to go? Comment below.

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