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Victor Alfieri on debut of new role of Ciro on AMC!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Victor Alfieri is debuting this week on All My Children in the role of a photographer named Ciro.  Alfieri no stranger to daytime fans from his role on B&B and DAYS, chatted with We Love Soaps to give fans a sneek peak as to what is behind this mysterious new character and how will it affect the lives of the women of Pine Valley!

Victor Alfieri on this role of Ciro: “He lives in his own world.  He doesn’t follow any rules, he doesn’t respect anybody, but in a good way.  He’s a very famous photographer.  He thinks he is The Man and that people should just go to him.  It’s funny to play because he’s a little cocky, but I’m playing him likable.  He will make you laugh.  He’s fun to play, and I think he’s fun to watch.  He provides that comedic relief that every soap needs.  So I read the material, I called my agent and manager said, “Yes, I want to do this, this is crazy, this is fun.”  It happened very quickly.  I accepted the first week in March, and started working March 10th.  I met with the producer and the casting director, and both ladies are super nice.  I felt right at home.  I felt good inside.  Like, “Wow this is a good family.”  I showed up on set and all these ladies were so beautiful.  I figured, “I’m going to stay here awhile.” 

Victor Alfieri on which of the ladies of fusion or women in Pine Valley that Ciro will take a liking to:  “I shot a lot of episodes with the character of Natalia, Shannon Kane.  I don’t know where they are going with that, but it’s obvious Ciro has a thing for her.  She is beautiful.  Sometimes I become speechless. Like, “My God.”  They are all beautiful.  On the first day I was working with the character of Randi, played by Denise Vasi.  She has those beautiful eyes and that complexion.  I asked her, “Are those real?” And she said, “What? The eyes?” Yes, they are so blue, so beautiful.  Also the girl who plays Amanda is so beautiful.  I feel like I’m in the candy store.  I’m very happy.  There is beauty on the outside, but they are very beautiful on the inside.  I have to say, with all honesty, they are really nice people.  I got to know the girl that plays Madison [Stephanie Gatschet].  We have all hung out already.  And with J.R., who plays Brock, we’ve gone to dinner a couple of times already, and it’s like wow, I’ve never done this before on other soaps.  They are very nice nice people.”

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Kelly Ripa Reveals How Her Son Chose NYU Due To The Consuelos Connection To Former Soap EP/ Director, Chris Goutman

Last week on an episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the former star of All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) told Ryan Seacrest how a chance meeting when her son, Michael was deciding where to go to college; between her, Michael, and Chris Goutman (Ex-Executive Producer As the World Turns and former director, All My Children) changed the course of Michael’s creative and academic path.

Turns out that Goutman is now working over at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts as an assistant professor and academic director.

During their banter on the talk show, Kelly revealed that Goutman directed the screen-test that landed Mark Consuelos the role of Mateo on All My Children, and thus how Ripa met her real-live enduring lovematch.

Ripa explained that Michael was waiting for a sign as to which college to go to as he liked most of the places he saw.  Then came the sign as Ripa explained to Seacrest: “We’re walking down the hallway and I hear a voice I know say, ‘Consuelos!’ “He turns around and I see Chris Goutman, who was our director at All My Children … I worked with him for 11 years.”

Ripa says Chris then expressed to Michael: “You have to come here, because I am the reason you literally exist.”

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Ripa is reportedly also working on a film for the class, as well.  Watch what Kelly shared below.

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Y&R, AMC and GL Alum, Jeff Branson Featured In New AppleTV+ Drama, ‘For All Mankind’

Daytime Emmy winner, Jeff Branson is featured in a new drama coming your way on the new AppleTV+ platform.  Branson takes on the role of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong in For All Mankind.

At the epicenter of the story is NASA and the Soviet space program as they square off in the space race of the 1970s.  But this has a twist, America has lost the race and tensions boil over between the two nations.

The main focus in the series is the lives of the astronauts and the personal and professional relationships they encounter. For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams.

Branson is fondly remembered in soapland for his performances as Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless, Jonathan Randall on All My Children, and Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light.

For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

In addition to Branson the cast includes: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour. General Hospital’s Jason David (Aiden Spencer) also appears in the series.

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The first season streams on on AppleTV+ beginning on November 1st, with the second season of the series “all systems go”.

Watch the teaser for the series and interviews with some of the cast including: what Branson had to share about playing Neil Armstrong below.

Then let us know, would you love to see Jeff back on the soaps? Will you be checking out the new streaming service featuring For All Mankind and check out Jeff’s performances? Comment below.

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TODAY: ‘Tainted Dreams’ Begins To Stream Episodes On PopStar! TV Platform

Beginning today on Monday, September 23rd, the series Tainted Dreams, which shows you the behind-the-scenes antics of a fictional hit TV soap opera, will stream its first two seasons for free on the on the Popstar! TV platforms.

To view: you can download the Popstar! TV’s mobile app or visit www.popstaronline.com to watch Tainted Dreams or for more info visit https://www.tainteddreams.com/#home-section.

For those who need a refresher: Tainted Dreams follows the cast and crew behind the scenes of a hit TV soap opera called “Painted Dreams”, and of course, it’s filled with lots of twists and turns

In addition, there is a bonus episode on Popstar! TV that gives some background on how all the characters came to be a part of “Painted Dreams”.

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Sonia Blangiardo, the executive producer and creator of Tainted Dreams shared in a statement: “We are thrilled that there is more life for the show and that the new exposure will attract new viewers for the series. We’re excited to be in great company with the other shows the platform will be streaming and couldn’t be happier to be working with Craig and Jim Romanovich who has always been a loyal soap supporter.”

Tainted Dreams features a cast that includes: All My Children veterans Alicia Minshew, Walt Willey, Michael Lowry, Bobbie Eakes, Terri Ivens and the late Larkin Malloy, General Hospital’s Natalia Livingston, As the World Turns‘ Colleen Zenk, Austin Peck, Marnie Schulenburg and Kelley Menighan, Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander, One Life to Live’s Ilene Kristen, Tonja Walker, Nathan Purdee and James DePaiva, Big Brother’s Jessie Godderz, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo, and more.

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