What a treat it was to see Sheryl Underwood in scenes with Bill Spencer on Bold and Beautiful. She seemed tailored for the part of Emmy, the loyal city clerk willing to come back to work after hours to help out Bill. Emmy had an important task – determining whether or not Wyatt and Steffy’s marriage was valid. But that didn’t stop her from making time to ogle Dollar Bill in his tight shirt, flirt her heart out with him, and even invite him over for a night of ‘Netflix and chill’! With her punchy, entertaining one-liners, Underwood was guest star gold.
Originally only contracted for a 10-day guest star stint, primetime actor Ray Wise went on to fulfill several major storyline arcs on Young and Restless. Wise has a history of playing creepy characters and his work on Young and Restless was no different. As downright slimy and devilish 70’s cult leader, Ian Ward, Wise was transfixing as he taunted Nikki, schemed against Victor, and pranced around town flashing his trademark wicked grin. Who can forget him donning a Devil costume as he set fire to Newman Enterprises? Wise played the part with gusto, making wacky look mesmerizing.
When film actor/writer James Franco announced he wanted to join General Hospital, it created quite a buzz in the entertainment industry. For months, soap viewers and movie critics alike tuned in to see Franco play murderous artist Franco. James Franco used his General Hospital stint as an experiment in performance art, but he also wanted to assess whether or not soaps were a legitimate supplier of professional acting and entertainment. By guest starring in such a unique role, the popular actor did indeed prove that a fascinating character can be played just as well in a soap opera as they can in a movie.