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Super Duper model Paulina Porizkova on her soap stint on ATWT!

paulina_porizkovaSupermodel Paulina Porizkova is heading to As the World Turns this January as a  bitchy sidekick to Simon played by Paul Leyden.  In this rather revealing and hilarious short interview with TV Guide Magazine,  Porizkova, the former cover girl chats about her shock at the ATWT studio digs, the pace of daytime, and how well she thought she pulled off her role of snooty Clarissa.  Check out some excerpts!

Paulina on if anyone warned her how tough doing a soap can be: “Nobody warned me! I showed up at the studio—which is a warehouse in Brooklyn—lugging bags and bags of my own clothes because they claimed they didn’t have my size. No one greets me, so I’m wandering down these long empty hallways that stretch on forever like something from ‘The Shining’ trying to find hair and makeup. Then I find out they like to shoot scenes in only one take and I have, like, 150 pages of script! I’m thinking, Oh, f—k, this does not bode well. It was utterly insane.   I admit I’m a little spoiled. I thought they’d give me a P.A. [production assistant] to help me find my way around and help get me coffee and order me some lunch. But nooo! Nothing. Suddenly I’d hear my name called over the loudspeaker—“Paulina Porizkova to the set please!”—and I wouldn’t know what to do. I’m running in my heels down corridors, up stairs, down stairs going “Where the hell am I?” It took me 10 minutes to find the set! I’m sure they thought I was some kind of pain-in-the-ass diva sitting and snacking in my dressing holding up production. But the people—once I finally found them—were so nice and sweet. No egos. No egos at all—and I haven’t been in that sort of world in a very long time.

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Paulina on how she thinks she did in the role: “Who knows? Everybody on the set is too busy to say, “You did well.” They just finish a scene and move on to the next one. Watching the show at home you have no idea how crazy fast it is. I so admire everybody. To do a scene in five minutes and be done is just weird. Maybe Trent was just being nice but he said: “Boy, they really did lay it on you with so much dialogue. You really managed to stay afloat.” And I did! I survived! But my acting? I have no idea how the hell I did. I was just so glad to remember my damn lines.”

Make sure to tune into ATWT on CBS beginning on January 5th for Paulina’s four day soap stint!

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WATCH The Replay: ‘As the World Turns’ Reunion With Maura West, Michael Park, Martha Byrne, Don Hastings & Kelley Menighan

Earlier today in a very special You Tube live-stream none other than former cast members from As the World Turns gathered together via Zoom, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to share some screen time with each other and walk down memory lane during their time in Oakdale.

As soap fans know, yesterday was the anniversary of ATWT as it first aired back on April 2, 1956 and ran through September 17th, 2010.

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Former publicist for As the World Turns and Guiding Light, Alan Locher, presided and hosted the live-stream and came up with the idea to bringing together this talented group, with the potential for more of these down the road.

Participating were longtime ATWT favorites: Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily), Don Hastings (Ex-Bob). Maura West (Ex-Carly), Michael Park (Ex-Jack) and Kelley Menighen (Ex-Emily). During the one hour plus show, first days, screen-tests. favorite moments and more were bantered about.

Check out the replay here.

Then let us know what you thought of it and seeing everyone chatting together and discussing life on ATWT and more via the comment section.

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Remembering ATWT On Its Anniversary: Who Was Your Favorite Oakdale Duo?

One of the greatest soap operas of them all, and one that was number-one for quite some time, As the World Turns, debuted on this date back on April 2nd in 1956,.

The CBS daytime drama series was beloved by viewers who were fascinated by the town of Oakdale.

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The series aired it final episode on September 17th, 2010.  The photo that is the header of this post is from the last day of shooting with all of the cast, and crew taking part in one last look at Oakdale and their time together.

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The series was created by soap icon, Ira Phllips and ATWT had many firsts in the genre.  It was the first show to expand to 30 minutes and it was the first soap to expand to one hour in 1975 and at that time ATWT was number one, as it had from 1958 all the way through 1978.

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As the World Turns gave career starts to so many actors including Meg Ryan, Julianne Moore, and Marisa Tomei, and it certainly had its share of memorable couples through the years from: Nancy and Chris Hughes, to Ellen and David Stewart, to Holden and Lily Snyder, to Carly and Jack Snyder, to Noah Mayer and Luke Snyder, to Lucinda and John Dixon, and so many others.

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As we remember ATWT on this day, cast your vote for your favorite all-time Oakdale duo in our poll below! Then in the comment section, let us know what couple you chose and why.  

 

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Final Season of ‘EastSiders’ Starring Kit Williamson and Van Hansis Gets Premiere Date on Netflix

The fourth and final season of the much heralded LGBTQ series, EastSiders now has a premiere date of December 1st on Netflix, and fans of the show will see how things will play out for the Silver Lake duo of Cal  and Thom, who have gone through quite a lot in their relationship over the last three seasons.

EastSiders stars series creator, Kit Williamson (Cal) along with As the World Turns favorite, Van Hansis (Thom).  The last six-episodes that comprise season four will tackle questions such as… what does commitment really look like in a long-term relationship? And what unique challenges does a “gay marriage” present?

In story, Cal and Thom are back home in Los Angeles following season three’s cross-country road trip.  The guys are still trying to figure out if they are just best friends with benefits, or more, or less, than that.

Elsewhere, Douglas (Willam Belli) and Quincy (Stephen Guarino) are engaged to be married, but with very different ideas about what a gay wedding should be. Hillary (Brianna Brown) and Ian (John Halbach) are cohabiting peacefully; and Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon) and Derrick (Leith M. Burke) have taken a huge step in their relationship by fostering a child.

Deadline broke the news of the premiere date and the many special guest stars from primetime and more to look forward to this season.

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Will you be watching the final season of EastSiders? If you follow the series, how do you hope the relationship between Cal and Thom resolves itself? Do they stay together, or move on from each other once and for all? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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