Soap Opera Actors: Where are they now? Faith Ford returns for The Bridge: Part Two, as Kelly Ripa celebrates 15 year milestone
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Soaps.com is back with a Hallmark movie sequel, a big milestone, a new supernatural series, as well as other primetime and stage appearances in this week’s column surrounding the careers of actors from canceled soaps “All My Children,” “Another World,” “As the World Turns,” “Loving,” “One Life to Live,” “Ryan’s Hope” and “The Doctors.”
Mark Consuelos lands recurring role on Queen of the South.
Mark Consuelos made his mark in daytime as Mateo Santos on “All My Children” (on and off from 1995 to 2010). In 1996 he married his co-star Kelly Ripa (Hayley Vaughan Santos, 1990 to 2010), who he shares three children with. He’s turned up in numerous primetime and film roles over the years, including “I Hate my Teenage Daughter,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “American Horror Story,” “Alpha House” and “Kingdom.” Next up for the actor will be a recurring role on the USA Network’s upcoming drama “Queen of the South,” based on the best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Consuelos will play a lawyer named Teo Aljarafe, one who is in deep with the cartel, as the plot follows a woman who seeks refuge in America after the murder of her drug-dealing boyfriend and works to take down those involved in a drug trafficking ring. Stay tuned for the series premiere sometime this year.
Speaking of Consuelos’ wife, Kelly Ripa…
Kelly Ripa celebrates 15 years as a morning talk show host.
On Friday February 12 Kelly Ripa celebrated 15 years with her talk show “Live! With Kelly & Michael,” previously “Live! With Regis & Kelly.” To celebrate the milestone, her husband Mark Consuelos surprised her with flowers and a special message from their children. Watch the video celebrations with Ripa, her co-host Michael Strahan and Disney Chairman CEO Bob Iger. Soaps.com wishes Ripa many more years with the syndicated morning talk show!
Scott Porter lands recurring role on Scorpion.
Scott Porter first broke into acting playing Casey Hughes on “As the World Turns” in 2006. He went on to appear in popular roles on “Friday Night Light’s” (Jason Street), “The Good Wife” (Blake Calamar) and most notably as George Tucker on “Hart of Dixie” (2011 to 2015). TVLine learned the actor recently landed the recurring role of a former prom king/football captain named Tim Armstrong on CBS’ “Scorpion.” His character, also a former Navy SEAL injured in the line of duty, is Cabe’s (Robert Patrick) new trainee, leaving Walter (Elyes Gabel) unsure where he’ll fit into Team Scorpion. Paige (Katharine McPhee), however, finds Tim very intriguing. Keep an eye out for Porter’s character and tune in Mondays at 9:00 PM.
— Scott Porter (@ScottPorter) February 12, 2016
Jonathan Hogan and C.J. Wilson onstage in Hold on to me Darling.
Longtime soap fans may remember Jonathan Hogan for his roles on “Ryan’s Hope” (Mitchell Miles, 1980), “One Life to Live” (Walter Douglas, 1992 to 1993), “The Doctors” (Dr. Jerry Dancy, 1976 to 1977) and “As the World Turns” (Jason Benedict, 1992 to 1993). Though C.J. Wilson only appeared in daytime once, as a sheriff on “All My Children” in 2009, the two will join other actors onstage in Kenneth Lonergan’s “Hold on to me Darling.” The production will run off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater at 336 West 20th Street in New York City, New York from today through Sunday April 3, with an official opening on Monday March 14. Directed by Neil Pepe, the production showcases a famous country star named Strings McCrane (Timothy Olyphant, “The Grinder,” “Justified”) who abandons his celebrity and returns to his Tennessee hometown after the death of his mother. Things don’t go well for him, which leads to an examination of fame, fortune and narcissism along the road to the American Dream. Look for Hogan as Mitch with Wilson as Duke and visit the Atlantic Theater Company for tickets today.
— Atlantic Theater (@AtlanticTheater) February 10, 2016
Elizabeth Mitchell cast in Freeform’s Dead of Summer.
Elizabeth Mitchell (“Loving’s” Dinah Lee Mayberry, 1994 to 1995) will appear in Freeform’s upcoming ‘part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror’ series “Dead of Summer” as Deb, the owner of Camp Clearwater. The series will be set in the late 80s at the idyllic Midwestern camp where kids plan to spend their summer filled with first loves and first kisses but never expect ‘first kills’ to be on the itinerary. Viewers can expect haunting scares and evil around every corner, as Deb has a dark reason for wanting to remain in control of the camp. Elizabeth Lail (“Once Upon a Time”), Zelda Williams (“The Legend of Korra”), Mark Indelicato (“Ugly Betty”), Alberto Frezza (“Touch”), Eli Goree (“The 100”), Ronen Rubinstein (“Orange is the New Black”) and Paulina Singer (“South of Hell”) also star. Production starts in March.
Jessica Morris in The Hollywouldn’ts.
Jessica Morris made her daytime debut in 2001 as “One Life to Live’s” Jennifer Rappaport, a role she held until her character was murdered by DA Daniel Colson in 2008. Since then, she’s had numerous primetime and film roles and will appear as Connie in Nightmare Nurse this weekend. Morris recently took to Twitter to let fans know that filming is completed for one of her latest projects “The Hollywouldn’ts.” The comedy follows a group of misfits who travel through tinsel town on an Alice in Wonderlandesque journey with lots of attitude, no money and one objective – to make a film. Stay tuned for release details and look for Morris as Peach Allure.
— Jessica Morris (@Jessicaamorris) February 3, 2016
Faith Ford returns for sequel of Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge: Part Two.
Back in December Soaps.com alerted fans to the premiere of Hallmark Movies and Mysteries’ The Bridge, starring Faith Ford. The first film, based on the best-selling Karen Kingsbury novel, aired that same month and now details have been released for “The Bridge: Part Two.” Ford (“One Life to Live’s” Muffy Critchlow, 1983; “Another World’s” Julia Shearer, 1983 to 1984) will once again star as Donna, along with Wyatt Nash as Ryan, Katie Findlay as Molly and Ted McGinley as Charlie, as the story picks up seven years after the first film. Ryan returns to his hometown in Franklin, Tennessee after a music tour and despite her initial yearning to take her own path, Molly now works at her father’s company. It isn’t until these star-crossed souls receive devastating news about the bookstore, The Bridge, and their friends and owners Donna and Charlie, that they reunite and remember their past dreams. Tune in Sunday March 20 at 9:00 PM on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.
We also uncovered appearances for current soap alums, including John Stamos in concert with The Beach Boys, two actresses battling it out on “Lip Sync Battle” and more!
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