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The Man of the Hour – ATWT's Michael Park!

If anyone has watched As The World Turns for the last few weeks you have witnessed riveting daytime soap, due in part to Michael Park. As Jack Snyder, the everyman of Oakdale, who has shot and accidently killed his brother Brad in a shootout to protect his bro’s wife Katie and her newborn baby, Park has hit this one out of the ballpark …like five times over. As Jack has to try and deal with the fact that his bullet in the dark hit the wrong target and that it leaves behind a widower with no father to help raise her little baby, Michael Park has delved deep into the heart and soul of his alter-ego and has left our hero guilt-ridden and destroyed.

From the touching scenes after the fatal mistake, to his telling his son Parker and pushing his wife, Janet away, Park made us all realize why this long time veteran of ATWT is a daytime treasure.

And then there’s Carly….Maura West returned from her materity leave to a great new storyline which teases the viewers that this could be a chance for Jack and Carly to find their way back to each other. But as Michael told me in our new interview , he hopes it is not the same road they have taken before. And right now that road leads Carly and Jack all over the US in “The Never Surrender Tour” which has rolled into cities which include Philadelphia, Greenville, and soon Detroit. Along the way Jack and Carly have encountered blast from their pasts.

Next week’s Thanksgiving episode looks to be an eventful one with Jack and Carly getitng pretty close, somone going on a “binge” (and remember Carly is a recovering alcholic) and Janet deciding to bring back home her hubby for Turkey Day Rot-ro!

Michael is also set to co-star with former ATWT superstar Martha Byrne in the new web series, “Gotham” which premieres on November 23rd. I n it, he plays a very wealthy Richard Manning, a far cry from salt of the earth Jack Snyder.

Make sure to read the interview with Michael Park.

I truly enjoyed speaking with Michael, and as I told him, I would be happy to start putting together his Emmy reel for him.

Till next time,

Michael

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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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