Soaps.com’s Comings And Goings
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Soap ins and outs.
In April soap opera casting news there was some notable exits, some fun returns, and some new faces cast.
The Bold and the Beautiful:
This month brought the two-day reappearance of Kim Matula as Hope. Also, Katherine Clark, Amanda Riley, Shiya Zhao, Tatiane Souza, and Koreen all played Forrester models in April. Zane Achor returned as Baby Will, Zach Conroy was back as Oliver, Othello Clark appeared as Othello, and Tom Lind popped back in as the pilot of the Spencer jet. Michael Blain-Rozgay was the jeweler who interacted with Rick at month’s end, and news broke that transgender actor Scott Turner Schofield had been hired to play Maya’s friend and mentor. Read more about the new role through The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings.
Days of our Lives:
April brought news of upcoming exits in Salem. Melissa Archer is departing as Serena, but will be seen through the summer, Molly Burnett is out as Melanie and will air through the end of May, and Freddie Smith is exiting as Sonny, though he will be seen for another 5 to 6 months. Wally Kurth and Judi Evans, who play Sonny’s parents Justin and Adrienne, were moved to contract status from recurring. Eileen Davidson wrapped up her latest stint as Kristen on April 29. Two casting calls were issued, one for a strong actress to portray a frail, sweet female Caucasian patient in the late 40s – 60 year age range, and the second for a 40 – 55 year old Hispanic male to play Peruvian specialist, Dr. Salinas. Paola Grande appeared as a nurse in April, and it was revealed that Shon Lange was cast to play an agent in May. Victoria Hande will appear as a Paige lookalike in June. Patsy Pease shared her return dates as Kimberly, and another actress’ name was added to the list of those returning for “Days” 50th anniversary this summer. Find out who she is through Days of our Lives Comings and Goings.
It was reported by TV Guide that Ian Buchanan's Duke Lavery is leaving Port Charles, though ABC had no comment. Emily Wilson returned as Ellie Trout in April, and fans learned Donna Mills will be back as Madeline Reeves in the near future. A casting call went out for a name actor to fill the major recurring role of a handsome and charming Caucasian man in his 50s. Finally, there have been whispers that a certain actress may reprise her notorious role in time for the Nurses' Ball. Find out who may be returning through General Hospital Comings and Goings.
The Young and the Restless:
Angell Conwell's Leslie Michaelson returned to Genoa City in April. Martha Boles appeared as ADA Sanbourne, Barry Livingston played Judge Hoffman, Hilary Ward appeared as Dr. Allison, and Dalila Ali Rajah was on as Barb Martin. Familiar faces that also popped up included Judith Chapman as Gloria, Jerry Douglas as John's ghost, and Nadine Nicole as Gwen. A casting call went out for an ethnic male in his late 30s to early 40s with a leading man quality to play an FBI agent. Looking ahead, Lindsay McKeon appears as Felicity, Max Ehrich is back as Fenmore, and Sofia Pernas joins "Y&R" as Marisa. Kelli Goss concluded her role as Courtney when the character died, and another actress may be leaving as well. Read more about Cady McClain's possible departure through The Young and the Restless Comings and Goings.
- Candace Young