As The World Turns Casting Rumors Addressed
The life of a daytime actor or actress is never boring! It seems like rumors pop up each week about what actors are staying or going. Soaps.com has received several emails wondering if a couple of characters are leaving the canvas – or coming back! We contacted our contacts with the show and this is what we learned.
Several posters have asked about Tala Ashe (Ameera). A show representative tells us that Ameera is, indeed, on her way out of Oakdale! It seems like she just arrived! Since Ameera’s arrival on the Oakdale canvas fans have had one of two reactions: they have either loved her addition to the Luke/Noah storyline or have hated the fact that someone was trying to come between their favorite couple.
When Ameera arrived in Oakdale, very few fans trusted her, even though the Snyder family readily accepted her into their little group. Now that the Colonel is back on the scene, many fans believe Ameera has been a double-agent of sorts and they hate her for it. What will actually happen to Ameera? Was she working with the Colonel? Was she just another of his pawns? We’ll find out – and very soon! The show rep wouldn’t tell us an exact exit date yet, but we’ll keep you up to date with the latest information as we hear it.
The next rumor is that Justine Cotsonas (Sofie) is on the way out.
Our show rep refused to comment on that rumor. What is clear about the Sofie character is that she is rapidly losing her balance. Some fans would say she didn't have far to go to lose that balance!
When Sofie arrived in Oakdale, she was the trampled on girlfriend of Cole Norbeck. She was pregnant, neglected and desperate for someone - anyone! - to be her friend and confidant. That friend turned out to be Aaron for a while; he even managed to help her separate from Cole after she learned that he was trying to sell her baby to Barbara. With Cole out of the picture, Sofie seemed to be growing as a person. She gave up custody of the baby, Hallie, when she realized she couldn't give the kiddo a stable home. Then, she became attached to her anyway when Will and Gwen allowed Sofie to spend a little time with the child - and kidnapped her! Aaron managed to get Sofie back to Oakdale before anything bad happened, but when she began to lean to heavily on Paul Ryan, Aaron had had enough.
Now, Sofie seems even more dependent on Paul. She can't even design a necklace without imagining him making love to her. Does this indicate that Sofie could be losing her mind - and leaving town? We have no idea but it sure will be fun to watch!
Finally, rumor has it that Chris Heuisler (Cole) will make an Oakdale return. We can confirm that this rumor is true! Sources tell us Cole will return in June. What could Sofie's ex have in mind for Oakdale this time around? We'll have to wait and see!
There you have it, fans, you're up to date on casting news from Oakdale. Who would you like to see return - or leave - in the coming months? Drop us a note in comments or start a thread in the message boards and we'll chat about it.