Checking in with the actors.
Soaps.com located a soap star turned novelist, a horror flick, primetime roles, including the revival of an old character, fan Q&As and more in this week's column surrounding the current careers of former "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" actors.
Kim Matula joins Alley Mills in Maybe Someday.
Kim Matula is continuing to keep busy since leaving her "The Bold and the Beautiful" role of Hope Logan (2010 to 2015). The actress joins her former daytime co-star Alley Mills (Pam Douglas) in the Indi film "Maybe Someday." Matula plays Lacey, with Mills as Martha Donnelly, as the story centers on a 20-something slacker named Hal Donnelly (Michael McKiddy) who manages to get his life in order with the help of a girl claiming to be his daughter from the future. The film is currently headed to various festivals throughout the country.
Linda Gray in Hallmark's June Weddings special.
Linda Gray played "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Priscilla Kelly (Samantha's mother) from 2004 to 2005. Best known for her "Dallas" role as Sue Ellen Ewing (1978 - 2014), the actress will star in Hallmark Channel's June Weddings event in the movie "Perfect Match." Gray plays Gabby, as two competing wedding planners are hired to help a couple with opposing visions have their perfect day. New attractions arise from the planning, which proves opposites do attract. Danica McKellar ("The Wonder Years") and Paul Greene ("Bitten") also star. Tune in Saturday June 20 at 9:00 PM. Watch a preview and see how Gray shared the filming location on Twitter.
Lunch in Vancouver while filming here for a Hallmark Movie. pic.twitter.com/9jTFPsz6py
— Linda Gray (@Linda_Gray) April 14, 2015
Matthew Ashford teams up with fellow daytimers.
Matthew Ashford first entered the world of daytime as Drew Ralston on "One Life to Live" in 1982. He then went on to play Cagney McCleary on "Search for Tomorrow" in 1985, appeared as Tom Hardy on "General Hospital" in 1996 and returned to "One Life to Live" in 2003 as Dr. Stephen Haver. However, he's most remembered for his "Days of our Lives" role as Jack Devereaux from 1986 to 2012 when his character fell to his death after pushing his daughter Abigail (Kate Mansi) out of an elevator that crashed during an explosion. He has signed on to play Jeremiah Jacobs in a new horror project alongside "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer, "Days'" ex-Max Brady) and his fiancée Kelly Kruger (ex-Eva, "Y&R's" ex-Mackenzie Browning). Ashford and Brooks co-wrote the project, along with David Michael Ross, that explores the evil as is described in the New Testament Books of the Holy Scriptures. Stay tuned for its title and release date. The actor also appeared on "The Bay" as Steve Jensen from 2011 to 2014.
Jack Coleman revives Noah Bennet in Heroes Reborn.
Who could forget "Days of our Lives'" Salem Strangler and the man who played the role from 1991 to 1992? Though Jack Coleman's Jake Kositchek was apprehended, he died before he could stand trial and pay for his crimes. Coleman has had a very successful career over the years, having had roles on "Dynasty," "Oh Baby" and "Kingdom Hospital." Most recently he's turned up on "The Vampire Diaries," "The Office," "Burn Notice," "Scandal," "Castle" and will soon bring his character Noah Bennet from NBC's 2010 cancelation "Heroes" back to television through the thirteen-episode mini-series "Heroes Reborn." The first episode titled "Awakening" will premiere the special run Thursdays this fall on NBC. Fans can expect storylines to reconnect with the show's first season where normal people uncovered their special abilities.
Taylor Spreitler and Julie Marie Berman join Hulu's Casual.
Daytime alums Taylor Spreitler ("Days of our Lives'" ex-Mia McCormick, 2009 to 2010) and Julie Marie Berman ("General Hospital's" ex-Lulu Spencer, 2005 to 2013) will appear in Hulu's ten-episode Lionsgate Television series "Causal," directed by Jason Reitman. What happens when a bachelor brother and newly divorced sister from a dysfunctional family move in together to raise a teenager and coach each other through the world of dating? Look for Spreitler in five episodes as Mia and Berman as Leia for three. Stay tuned for its Hulu premiere later this year. The former "Days" actress currently plays Lennox Scanlon on "Melissa & Joey," which airs Wednesdays at 8:00 PM on ABC Family.