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Van Hansis Reveals His New Project & Update On EastSiders In New Video Interview!

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It’s always great to hear and see what former As the World Turns favorite Van Hansis (Ex-Luke) is up to, and today a new video interview was posted with the talented star, who is nominated for an ISA Award for his leading role in EastSiders, at the Celeb Interview You Tube Channel!

During the interview, Van discusses how he got his start acting, discusses the challenges of being a professional actor, and also fills us in on a new project of his that sounds extremely intriguing called MsGuidance!  Van will not only have a role in the production, but is also producing a project for the first time.  He reveals he hopes to shoot the first three episodes in July.

Van revealed what is at the center of MsGuidance’s story:  “It’s about a woman who attended this performing arts boarding school, and she was an actor, and she went to Julliard.  Everything was supposed to go well for her.  She was pretty, she was talented, she was smart, but she has a huge sense of entitlement, and was unwilling to work her way to the top, because in her own mind she was already there.   She was just waiting for the rest of the world to acknowledge that. So, ten years later after a nervous breakdown on the New York stage, she returns to the performing arts boarding school she went to in her youth to become the interim guidance counselor.  However, listening to the dreams of the young artists makes her realize she is not quite done with the theatre and acting.”

In addition, Van says that there will be a second season of EastSiders and he is looking forward to being part of that and shooting it out in Los Angeles, when the show goes back into production!  In addition, wolfeondemand.com has the first season of EastSiders as a full length feature for fans to download and purchase.

Watch the full video interview with Van below! Then, let us know what you think about his new project?  Do you miss him on your daytime television screens?  Are you looking forward to EastSiders season two?

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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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