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Catching up with the former daytime actors.

Our latest column, which will now bring to our readers twice a month, has some updates surrounding the careers of former soap opera stars of daytime’s cancelled soaps “All My Children,” “As The World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life To Live” and “Santa Barbara.”

Movie roles are abound, as well as primetime gigs, a stage appearance, a death and more…

Jill Larson joins a family cast in The Foreigner.
Jill Larson played the role of “All My Children’s” beloved Opal Cortlandt from 1989 through the reboot into 2013. Though she made a brief return to daytime with a guest role on “The Young And The Restless” as Connie Ross earlier this year, she’ll be heading back onstage this month. Working alongside Ken Jenkins (Sgt. Froggy LeSueur), his son Dan (Charlie), Dan’s wife Katherine Hiler (Catherine Simms), Dan’s son Jesse (Ellard Simms), Larson will play a bed and breakfast manager named Betty Meeks in “The Foreigner.” The audience is guaranteed to laugh along through hilarious scenes as Betty mistakes Charlie as a non-English speaking foreigner when Froggy brings him to the B&B to rest. Performaces will run from July 18 through August 3 at the Totem Pole Playhouse at 9555 Golf Course Road in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania. Visit the Totem Pole Playhouse or call 1-888-805-7056 for tickets.

Michael Woods and Erin Sanders as father/daughter duo in Guilty At 17.
“As The World Turns” alum Michael Woods (ex-Alec Wallace, 1999 to 2009, “Passions'” ex-Dr. Ackland, “Guiding Light’s” ex-Dr. Jim Reardon, “All My Children’s” ex-Kent Bogard) will join forces with “The Young And The Restless'” Erin Sanders (ex-Eden Baldwin, 2008) in Lifetime’s world premiere movie “Guilty At 17.” Sanders will play Traci, a senior who falsely claims her friend was sexually assaulted by their high school teacher. Woods appears as Don Scott, Traci’s father, who becomes concerned for his daughter’s safety after discovering she lied for her friend. Tune in Sunday July 20 at 7:00 PM.

Alexandra Chando does Construction.
Who could forget “As The World Turns'” Maddie Coleman, played by Alexandra Chando from 2005 to 2010? The former daytime star is slipping in to her latest alter ego, Colleen, in the February 2015 release “Construction.” Three blue collar men feel stuck in a rut and sometimes it simply takes the addition of three good women to make their lives better. Gino Anthony Pesi (“Dallas'” George Tatangelo) and Brooke Nevin (“Chicago Fire”) also star.