Sean Blakemore in Ad Astra, Trent Dawson to Mrs. Maisel; Alum News
Former daytime stars winning awards, dancing and in buzzed about projects.
There is a lot going on for former stars of daytime. An As the World Turns alum will debut on a reality show, a former General Hospital star has a role in a highly anticipated Brad Pitt movie, an alum from The Bold and the Beautiful will appear in a buzzed about Hulu series and an ex-Days of our Lives actor’s new show just won an award. Soaps.com has scoop below about the stars who have also appeared on Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless.
Star Wars Resistance Honored
The Saturn Awards were handed out on September 13 at The Avalon in Hollywood, with Christopher Sean’s (Paul Narita, Days of our Lives) show Star Wars Resistance winning Best Animated Television Series. The Saturn Awards honor the best in science-fiction, fantasy and horror in television, film and theater. In the series, Sean voices the main character Kazuda Xiono who is tasked with spying on the First Order for the Resistance. Star Wars Resistance’s season two will premiere on the Disney Channel on October 6.
Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler, General Hospital) can be seen in the upcoming sci-fi movie Ad Astra. The film centers around Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) who stars as an astronaut who travels through space in search of his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones, Just Getting Started), whose 30-year-old expedition is now threatening the universe. Ad Astra also stars Liv Tyler (Harlots), Ruth Negga (Preacher), Donald Sutherland (Trust) and Kimberly Elise, who is also starring in a Christmas movie with General Hospital’s Anthony Montgomery. The movie premieres September 20.
Little Fires Everywhere
Deadline is reporting that Obba Babatundé (Julius Avant, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Jaime Ray Newman (Kristina Cassadine, General Hospital) have been cast in Little Fires Everywhere. Based on the novel of the same name, Hulu’s limited series “follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.” Babatundé plays George Wright, the deeply religious father of Kerry Washington’s (Scandal) character, who makes tough choices when his daughter’s decisions conflict with his moral code. Newman will play a gynecologist working for Planned Parenthood whose views on motherhood conflict with those of the friends she grew up with. The series premiering in 2020 will also star Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies), Rosemarie DeWitt (The Last Tycoon) and Joshua Jackson (The Affair).
Dancing with the Stars
The newest season of the reality dance competition will premiere on Monday 16 on ABC and will feature a soap opera alum. Best known for his role as Dawson Leery on Dawson’s Creek, James Van Der Beek had a 1995 role on As the World Turns as Stephen Anderson. Van Der Beek will be competing against fellow celebrities including model Christie Brinkley, the most recent Bachelorette Hannah Brown, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, former NBA star Lamar Odom and more. His professional partner has not yet been revealed. Van Der Beek was most recently seen in season one of the FX series Pose as well as voiced a character in Disney’s animated series Vampirina.
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Trent Dawson (Huxley Lynch, General Hospital; Henry Coleman As the World Turns) will appear in an upcoming episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The Amazon Prime series follows a 50’s housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) who reinvents herself as a stand-up comedian after ending her marriage to her unfaithful husband. Dawson appears in the seventh episode of the third season that sees Midge going on a nationwide tour. Season three premieres on December 6 and will also feature Sterling K. Brown (This is Us).
Reminder, the release date for the film starring two former General Hospital castmates has been announced. Read all of the details surrounding Natalia Livingston and Rick Hearst in Full Count.
We won the Saturn Award!!! So so amazing! Way to go #StarWarsResistance !!! https://t.co/9YNmQbaKG9
— Christopher Sean (@ChristopherSean) September 14, 2019
Suit up and check out this new clip from #AdAstra, starring Brad Pitt. Get tickets now to see it in theaters September 20. https://t.co/EPaoHaQnuM pic.twitter.com/inEgFmKEa6
— Ad Astra (@adastramovie) September 5, 2019
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