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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.

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

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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.

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

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Days of our Lives Preemption Schedule During 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

It’s close to that time when NBC will preempt episodes Days of our Lives for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

DAYS will be preempted on Friday, February 4th, the full week of February 7-11th, and then the following week February 14-18th.

Look for all-new episodes of DAYS to return on Monday, February 21st.

Meanwhile, look for some of the juiciest stories in Salem to leave you with some exciting cliffhangers before takes the soap takes a time-out on the network for the Olympics from China.

So, will you be jonesing for DAYS during the Olympics? Will you be tuning-in to the competition from Beijing? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang and Ashley Jones Reveal They Want Brooke & Bridget To Deal with Their Shared Past with Deacon

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) of The Bold and the Beautiful was last Friday’s guest on BOLD Live, and during her interview with B&B supervising producer and host, Casey Kasprzyk, none other than Ashley Jones (Bridget) made a surprise appearance.

Once Jones arrived on the livestream (late in the episode), the discussion turned to wishing that Brooke and Bridget would get the opportunity to deal with the fallout from years ago between mother and daughter.

If fans recall, Bridget was married to Deacon (Sean Kanan), and then he had an affair with Brooke, and then Brooke became pregnant with Hope.

On BOLD Live, Lang said, “There is so much good story there.”  She then added, “I honestly feel Brooke and Bridget never dealt with that. It’s honestly something that was pushed down.”

Ashley shared on the current state of B&B’s episodes: “This is the juiciest the shows been in a long time.”  And on Brooke/Deacon/Bridget, Ashley concurred with Kelly: “Oh. 100% … they never dealt with it.”

Watch BOLD Live with Katherine Kelly Lang and special guest Ashley Jones below.

Then let us know, would you like to see Bridget return and in-turn bring with her some meaty scenes between mother and daughter, especially given Brooke’s temptation with the bottle again? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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All My Children Alum William Christian to Debut on Days of our Lives

Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, look for former All My Children favorite, William Christian (Ex-Derek Frye from 1990-2007), to join the cast of the NBC daytime drama series.

Christian is taking on the role of Lani’s (Sal Stowers) not-so-good biological father, TR Coates, and when he arrives in Salem, Paulina (Jackée Harry) is not too pleased!  This isn’t the first time Bill has appeared on DAYS. He previously had a four-day stint in another role in a storyline in 2018.

Now in 2022, as it turns out ,TR is a movie producer with a connection to Johnny (Carson Boatman).  So, will the JoDevil and TR make a despicable team and wreak more havoc on Salem? stay tuned.

Watch the latest DAYS promo below featuring William’s Christian’s arrival on the Salem scene.

Then let us know, are you glad to see Bill back on daytime? What do you think will be TR’s agenda while in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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