Soap opera actresses star in primetime movies.
Soap fans will be able to catch a few daytime actresses in primetime come December. Soaps.com has details for three upcoming Lifetime premieres featuring “Days of our Lives’” Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and “General Hospital’s” Ashley Jones (Parker, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Bridget) and Tamara Braun (mysterious new “GH” character/ex-Carly, “Days’” Ava, “All My Children’s” Reese).
You Killed My Mother.
On Friday December 8 at 8:00 PM Ashley Jones will star as Miriam Preston in the Lifetime Movies channel family thriller “You Killed My Mother,” filled with revenge, love and obsession. 19 year old Jo Flay (Carlena Britch) rushes her mother to the emergency room and learns from Nurse Lynn Darcer that she’s dying of liver failure. The hospital director, Miriam Preston, refuses to appeal her failed transplant request, which throws Jo into a violent fit of rage that leads to her arrest and committal into a mental hospital for two years. Jo looks back on the deadly acts of her abusive father and uses what she’s learned throughout the years to plot an insane and elaborate revenge scheme on those she believes is responsible for her mother’s death. Jo takes out her targets one by one, while framing Miriam’s boyfriend along the way, and sets her sights on the hospital director’s son. Miriam soon discovers what Jo's been up to and races to save her son. As the women face off only one of them will survive. Tom Berry, Sebastian Battro and Pierre David served as executive producers with Curtis Crawford as director and Stephen Romano as script writer.
Stalked By My Ex.
Then on Friday December 15 at 8:00 PM, look for Tamara Braun to star as Chloe in “Stalked By My Ex” on the Lifetime Movies channel, where a woman’s attempt at a new life turns into a nightmare she never imagined. 15 year old Olivia (Brytnee Ratledge) receives a birthday call from her father Sam (Yves Bright, “Days of our Lives’” Alec), who informs he may get an early release from prison, which stemmed from a domestic violence charge. As her mother Chloe listens in on the call, she vows to keep her abusive ex away from their daughter and moves them back to her mother’s house – and to a town she swore off forever. Though Chloe reconnects with friends from high school, one being Brian, who’s now a cop, she goes toe to toe with an old nemesis for a job at a yoga apparel company. Things go downhill when Brian is released from prison, learns his ex and daughter moved to her hometown and calls Chloe in a rage to inform he’s on his way. Chloe turns to Brian for help but is told the police can’t do anything unless Sam breaks the law. It’s not long before Sam plots his revenge and comes face to face with his ex-wife while breaking into her home for a final showdown. Tom Berry, Nicole Reid, Gilles Laplante and David DeCrane served as executive producers.
Web Cam Girls.
To round out the soap-studded features, on Saturday December 30 at 8:00 PM Arianne Zucker will appear as Rachel on the Lifetime channel in “Web Cam Girls.” Alex Hiles (Sedona Legge) begins to worry after her cousin Carolyn (Lorynn York) vanishes. Knowing she’s been ‘camming’, Alex wonders if Carolyn broke the rules and went off to meet a client. When Alex voices her concerns, no one takes her seriously, which sets her on the hunt for a predator that kidnaps Cam Girls. Doug Campbell served as director with Stephen Romano as writer.
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- Amy Mistretta