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OLTL Alum Renée Elise Goldsberry Says: “I Just Think The Best Actors In The World Are On Daytime Television”

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As everyone knows by now, we have always been a huge fan of the work of Renée Elise Goldsberry starting back to 2003 and her beginnings on One Life to Live in her twice Daytime Emmy-nominated performances as Evangeline Williamson.

Since OLT, Goldsberry’s career has found her on-stage in the smash musical Hamilton, then in feature film and TV series including: Waves, Altered Carbon, The Good Wife, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Documentary Now, The Get Down and Evil. 

Deadline has recently released their New Hollywood Podcast and Goldsberry was a guest on the most recent episode.  While she fielded questions from the hosts about her life pre and post-Hamilton, the topic of her time on the soaps was bantered about,  Renée stood proud with the daytime community and their talent and unbelievable work ethic and how they are not given the credit they deserve.

When talking about One Life to Live, Goldsberry stated: “I learned my acting chops on that show, because we have so much work. I just think the best actors in the world are on daytime television ”

In explaining to the hosts how soaps are shot and the pace in which the actor’s are asked to perform, she related: “We take three months to film an hour and a half movie, but soap actors. shoot six hours of television a week. They’re just really talented. The stories are so broad, and they always have to continue to defend their character and some kind of really crazy situations.”

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Renée summed it up by sharing: ” I love soaps.  I love the fans of soap operas, I love the writers and the producers, I love everything about soap operas. I have some really, really good friends who are still in that medium, killing the game… I still see my friends on those shows, and I watch them, and I’m super proud.”

So, what do you think about the sentiments shared by Renee on the hard-working men and women in daytime?  Plus, what do you think of the success she has found utilizing all of her talents on stage, recording, TV and film? Comment below.

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lol,
she really still is in the coma ReRon left her in.
if she would stop and think for just a minute, she might awaken from the coma.
she might actually support ‘the best actors in the world’ instead of standing on their backs.
putting this one in a coma, was probably rerons best work EVER!!!
–;)–
expecting her to wake up on Days, on finale day.

Jonsey
Jonsey

I lost interest in OLTL when they killed her character off. I think Renee always supported her daytime colleagues while on and off the show. I do believe TPTB of soap entertainment made it difficult for her to be truly recognized for her amazing talents as they held onto their longtime favorites. She may have been in a supportive role but she exhibited lead actress talent.

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Llanviewer717

Renee did an absolutely super job as Evangeline Williamson. I loved her and the character. I was so sad when Evangeline died. I am very pleased for her as her career continues to grow.

I am very pleased that Renee takes such pride in her soap opera roots. I couldn’t agree with her more. “I just think the best actors in the world are on daytime television.” And she worked with the very best of the best. Every single day, I miss our beloved One Life to Live.

LINDA D. KISH
LINDA D. KISH

That is so awesome that she feels like that and that she spoke up about how she feels. I totally agree!!!

DMRR
DMRR

I don’t completely disagree. But, there are exceptions to the statement (Ramsey).

brian
brian

Loved her performance on Evil ! She was outstanding and in my opinion, stole the show that episode ! What a strong and amazing role she played. You are missing out if you haven’t seen it yet !

Sally singh
Sally singh

Renee Williamson should return to soaps she is amazing

Christy
Christy

I always enjoyed watching her on One Life and get excited any time I get to see her in other places.

I was designing a publication a week ago and working on the movie pages putting in a photo and hey – isnt that Renee? yep it was!

That night I watched the latest episode of CBS Evil and hey – that voice sounds like Renee, and then there she was! She was on the next episode too.

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WATCH: ‘The Longest Days of our Lives’ Quarantine Soap Spoof With Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig & Will Ferrell

Wanna know how your daytime dramas might looks if we continue to be quarantined for months, and months, and months to come ? Well, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon showed viewers last night just how in a hilarious soap opera satire

Fallon, along with guests Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell (you couldn’t have asked for a funnier trio to do this) play characters in a soap opera called, The Longest Days of our Lives.

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Within it watch for: evil twins, doppelgangers, bitchslaps galore, and lots of other soap tropes and plenty of breaking character and all out laughing.

The spoof is now up on You Tube where the loglines say: “Jimmy shares a clip of a soap opera that has adapted to social distancing by having actors (Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig) film their scenes in quarantine using video chat.”

Check it out below and then let us know what you thought of the hilarity that ensued via the comment section.

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Following the overwhelming popularity of last week’s As the World Turns online reunion, comes another one today on Wednesday, April 8th featuring beloved stars from the former CBS daytime drama, Guiding Light.

Former show publicist, Alan Locher, will once again be hosting the You Tube livestream event, and it all kicks-off at 3PMEST/12PMPST.

Taking part in this very special hour will be: Kim Zimmer (Ex-Reva), Robert Newman (Ex-Josh), Jerry verDorn (Ex-Ross), Liz Keifer (Ex-Blake). and Maureen Garrett (Ex=H9lly), plus you never know who else might pop during these livestream sessions since everyone is participating remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To watch the Guiding Light on-screen reunion live click here

Get ready to walk down memory lane and catch-up with some of these amazing stars from this one-of-a-kind soap, that is missed by so many.

So, will you be checking out the GL reunion today? Comment below.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Livestream Reunion On Tap

Look who is reconnecting and reuniting for a special online reunion this coming Sunday? Several of the women from Wisteria Lane from the popular ABC primetime soap, Desperate Housewives that ran from 2004-2012.

Taking part in this latest reunion during the Coronavirus pandemic will be: Eva Longoria (Ex-Gabriella), Marcia Cross (Ex-Bree), Brenda Strong (Ex-Mary Alice), Vanessa Williams (Ex-Renee) and Dana Delaney (Ex-Katherine) on Sunday April 12th beginning at 8PMET.

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The actresses are coming together as part of the livestream episodes at Stars in the House, the series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to raise donations for The Actors Fund COVID-19 efforts.

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You can watch the Desperate Housewives livestream either at the Stars in the House website or via YouTube. 

So, will you be checking out the latest reunion one of your all-time favorite soaps be it primetime or daytime? Comment below.

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