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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.”

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.

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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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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.

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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
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DMRR

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

brian
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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 !

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Sally singh

Renee Williamson should return to soaps she is amazing

Christy
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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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Now here’s a trio from Springfield that fans of the beloved Guiding Light will sure to want to hear converse about their time on the iconic CBS daytime drama series and their career paths afterwards.

Look for Maureen Garrett (Holly Lindsey), Daytime Emmy winner Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding) and Amelia Marshall (Gilly Grant) to talk live with Alan Locher in The Locher Room on Friday, October 2 at 3 p.m. EST.

To watch the live conversation click here.

What are your favorite memories of Rick, Maureen and Amelia’s time on Guiding Light? Share them with us in the comment section below.

 

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GH Alum Hayley Erin and Adam Fergus Tie The Knot

The former Kiki Jerome of General Hospital, Hayley Erin, is married! The news actually came via her own Instagram post when she wished her new hubby, actor Adam Fergus (Ex-Supernatural) a happy birthday while on their honeymoon.

The post by Hayley said: “I had to pop in and wish my husband a happy day of birth… I fuckin love you man @adamfergus ♥️ And many thanks to the incomparable @sheenfalls for our honeymoon.”

In addition, Erin shared several other pics – one of which was Adam’s with his wedding band on.  =Fergus expressed to his bride: “You’re simply the best.”

None other than the actress Erin replaced on GH, Kristen Alderson, also commented on the wedding news sharing: “Husband!?! Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!❤️❤️❤️You two are beyond amazing together, so happy for you!”

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‘This Is Us’ Moves Up Season Five Premiere Date

The Pearson family will be back on your screens, much sooner than later!  The upcoming fifth season of the NBC beloved drama, This Is Us will now bow in a two-hour premiere on Tuesday October 27th, instead of the previously announced date of November 10th..

The series is slated to go back into production today on Thursday, September 24th amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The move to a premiere in October a big win for NBC as so many scripted shows and content at the major broadcast networks are very delayed getting back on air or online, and won’t return until November or even later this year, or in 2021.

This Is Us is coming off a second Emmy award for actor Ron Cephas Jones for his guest star performanc as Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) bio-dad, William Hill.

So looking forward to seeing Justin Hartley, Mandy Moore, Sterling and the gang back for a new season of This Is Us in late October? Comment below.

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