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Catching up with the former daytime actors.

In our latest column, Soaps.com has various news to deliver surrounding the careers of former soap stars of daytime canceled soaps “Another World,” “As the World Turns,” “One Life to Live,” “Ryan’s Hope,” “Texas” and “The Doctors.”

A sequel, a Hallmark movie, a divorce, an engagement, a memoir and more…

Morgan Freeman lawyers up for Ted 2.
Legendary film actor Morgan Freeman is no stranger to daytime and had roles as Dr. Roy Bingham on “Another World,” as Detective Michaels on “Texas” and as Cicero Murphy on “Ryan’s Hope.” To add to his movie credits Freeman will take part in the Mark Wahlberg (“Wahlburgers”) sequel “Ted 2” as a high-profile civil rights lawyer who will help the vulgar teddy bear Ted (Seth MacFarlane) with some legal issues. Amanda Seyfried (“As the World Turns'” ex-Lucinda Montgomery, “All My Children’s” ex-Joni Stafford) will also star. Production took place in Boston with a release date set for June 26. Please be advised, the official trailer below contains profanity and adult content.

Tamara Tunie and Gregory Generet call it quits.
TMZ is reporting that “As the World Turns” alum Tamara Tunie (ex-Jessica Griffin, 1987 to 2009) and jazz musician Gregory Generet have decided to amicably end their twenty-three year marriage. The couple married on October 21, 1995 and do not share any children together. Tunie spent twenty-plus years on the CBS Oakdale soap opera then went on to play Judge Weston on NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in 2011. She’s made a name for herself in primetime over the years and currently plays Dr. Melinda Warner on “Law & Order: SVU,” a role she’s held since 2000.