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Soap Stars Next Act – NY Times on ATWT stars, Hansis looks West!

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In a fantastic piece from the New York Times out today, the feature takes a look at several of your beloved favortie’s from As the World Turns and  where they are now that the 54-year-old soap drew it’s last breath this past September.  Profiled here are: Jake Silbermann on his new film project, Stuffer, Michael Park on his current theatrical productions, and cast members going from making considerable higher dollar amounts on the soap to less for theatre, Terri Colombino who moved to One Life to Live and was one of the only soapers to stay in New York from the show with a new daytime gig.

Then, the piece takes a look at new group of transplanted Oakdalians in L.A. from Maura West, Jon and Kelly Menighan Hensley, Daniel Cosgrove, who now will appear on All My Children, and Van Hansis.  They all either moved to Sunny Southern California or are looking for work in Hollywood.   According to the NY Times, Hansis stated, “I just kind of felt like if you want to get work, go where the work is,”  He hired a West Coast agent to focus on prime-time auditions. “That being said, if a soap contract were offered to me, I might have a completely different story. It’s a great job.”

And what of Eileen Fulton, Trent Dawson, and Colleen Zenk? Well, this talented trio are profiled as well, as they continue with theatre and cabaret and look for their next big projects.

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Biblio
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Biblio

Van Hansis has to be seen on TV and on the gif screen!

HW
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HW

I am missing Van Hansis. I want to watch his amazing acting as soon as possible. This article should have focused on Van more.

md1347
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md1347

missing both Jake and Van.

Tina
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Tina

Jake Silberman was amazing and amazingly underutilized by the writers and directors of World Turns. Here’s to success for Jake in the future. Wish he’d come to THE BAY.

young
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young

i really don’t like silbermann’s acting. He’s too stiff. This article only talks about silbermann’s physic and doesn’t seem to care about his acting because there is nothing to say about it.

on the other hand, I totally miss hansis’ acting: he is the best actor.

and please michael, don’t use this photo anymore: i hate how silbermann stands and hides half of hansis’ body. that’s an horrible photo!

semaj
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semaj

i hope grayson mccouch and julie pinson end up on the same soap again they have future supercouple written all over them in every scene as dusty and janet on atwt

Karen (limeybird2)
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Karen (limeybird2)

I can’t wait to see what Van does. I hope he gets a prime time role or a great part in a movie. I can’t wait for Occupant to come out & also Eric Sheffer Stevens new movie Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty. the trailers for both of these are great.
http://occupantmovie.com/play.html for Van’s movie
http://vimeo.com/16303327 for ESS’s new movie

mmc
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mmc

I agree.I’m really missing them so much.Both trailers are great!i hope they both do well!

KSP
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KSP

Great New York Times article. Jake Silbermann is going to go far in this industry.

Seth K
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Seth K

Love that the first paragraphs and so much of the rest of this article focused on Jake Silbermann. Congratulations to him for winning an award for his first short film! He’s a wonderful actor and a truly class act. Nice to see good things happening for him. I wish him and everyone from the show well, but I’m sorry to see that ESS fans still feel the need to tear Jake down. Doubt he’d appreciate such hostility on his behalf.

Tanya
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Tanya

This.

I was lucky enough to go the private fan screening of STUFFER this weekend and Jake was fantastic. The movie was amazing, and left us wanting so much more. It definitely showed to me how the show misused and underused Jake. His meaty role was flawless and the lot of us were incredibly creeped and amazed by his performance.

I am also looking forward to Occupant and LLRT.

Because I, unlike the Jake haters, love all three. 🙂

mmc
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mmc

Not all LuRe fans are like that, most like Jake but preferred Luke with Reid.You know in any group there are those who are mean and say things without thinking I’m a LuRe fan and would never be so childish as to criticize Jake ..

Seth K
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Seth K

Also meant to say I’m sure it was an oversight on your part that you neglected to post the correct link to the article which begins with Jake Silbermann and his film. You know, since you’ve always been so supportive of him…

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/arts/television/07soap.html

And great photos of Jake in the slide show! The reporter knows what he’s talking about. Handsome man indeed.

Seth K
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Seth K

@young: Is there anything some people won’t criticize Jake S for? Do you honestly think that he directed that photo shoot, or forced Van to stand behind him? Seriously, some people need to get over the ridiculous grudge they have against him. Jake was an actor doing his job, just like ESS, and he’s not the reason Reid was killed. I wasn’t a Reid fan, not even close, but I don’t have anything against ESS; why would I? And I don’t get my jollies by trashing him all over the internet. It’s truly sad that even now some people just… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

I was a LURE fan, but I would never criticize Jake or blame him for Reids’ death.He is a nice man and while i preferred the chemistry of Luke and Reid , I wish him well too.Most Lure fans don’t have anything against Jake .We’re just so devastated with the disgusting ending of this wonderful soap.There was anger on both sides while all I feel is sadness and my last memories of “my” soap are such unhappy ones!

mmc
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mmc

I hope Van Hansis gets great acting jobs.Watching him on the screen is wonderful.His face is gorgeous and he always could say so much with his eyes.He has so many different looks , so many hairstyles.I miss him and love him .He deserves the best.I hope he comes back to NYC too and has some fan meets.I live in N.J. and I keep hoping to meet this sweetheart one day.Actually I wish all my beloved ATWT actors well.And Eric S. Stevens deserves a great acting job too.If i don’t see Van and Eric on the screen soon i think i’m… Read more »

DH
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DH

I agree with young. This photo is horrible. and the interviewer of the NY times article was so not doing his job by talking more about jake’s looks than about his work. What kind of interviewer tell in their papers this kind of things? That’s totally obvious that the interviewer didn’t know that Jake isn’t that popular actor he thinks he is. That’s a bullshit article. I’m not a jake hater, I’m more of indifferent towards him (no actor skills in his work, I think), but I laught when I read it.

Kellie
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Kellie

I miss hansis’ lovely face everyday or well…once a week or so….I hope he makes it anywhere he’d like but if he went to another soap I’d no doubt watch.

Nicole
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Nicole

Silbermann’s acting on the show was great, because due to his upbringing, the character of Noah often struggled in showing emotion, and JS played that beautifully. I know subtle doesn’t get the accolades in the soap world that the showier roles (such as those played brilliantly by VH and ESS) does, but such a role is easily the most difficult to play. JS did an incredible job, but perhaps some need to see him in other roles to appreciate the restraint he utilized as Noah. If STUFFER has a screening near you, see it. You’ll walk away saying, “I didn’t… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

I would love to see a screening if i’m able.Jake seems to be a nice guy and very talented.i wish all of these wonderful actors well.I’m such a Van Hansis fan and i adore Eric too.I want to see them in anything at all.I live in N.J. and hope they’ll have some fan events in nyc so I can go.Van moved to California , but I hope he comes back.i really feel a giant void without being able to see these guys every day!(I do watch the clips on You Tube every day to keep my sanity!)I now know most… Read more »

ALICE COLLINS
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ALICE COLLINS

IT’S A DISGRACE TO END THE BEST SOAP ON TV. I USED TO WATCH IT WITH MY MOM AFTER GRAMMER SCHOOL, MANY, MANY YEARS AGO! SO GLAD TO SEE TERRI NOW WHICH BRINGS ME TO WAtCH ANOTHER SOAP.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

I truly miss Jon and Kelly Menighan Hensley, wil we ever see them again? What have they been doing since leaving ATWT?

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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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