Days & Y&R Alums’ Lifetime Premiere ‘Psycho Escort’ Has a Pathological Liar With a Disturbing Past
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A temporary date that has no intention of going away.
Young and the Restless actor Victoria Barabas, who played Quinn in 2013, is headed to Lifetime for an intriguing new movie with a creepy twist, Psycho Escort – previously titled Lies For Rent. The project also stars Days of Our Lives alum, Nick Ballard, who played Mitch in several episodes in 2013, and premieres Sunday May 3 at 8:00 PM. Soaps.com has learned, in Psycho Escort, Diane (Barabas) is a widowed mom to son Jake (Jacob Sandler). Still grieving from the death of her husband, she decides to hire a steady date to accompany her to work events at the suggestion of her sister (Kat Fairaway). Miles (Nick Ballard) is the perfect person to step into the role — he’s personable and good-looking. Things go well for the pair until Diane realizes her temporary date has no intention of going away. He wants to be her permanent date.
Barabas shared photos from the set when they wrapped production back in October 2019. One of the pictures hilariously featured her head pasted onto Richard Gere’s body and Ballard’s head pasted onto Julia Roberts’ body from the movie poster for Pretty Woman. The title was changed to Pretty Woah, Man to acknowledge the role-reversal plot in the Psycho Esco.”That’s a wrap on a blast of a film. Had so much fun shooting this one with an amazing cast and crew,” she wrote on Instagram. “I laughed til my sides split and got to wear the BEST clothes. This goodbye was bittersweet.”
Ballard’s Instagram post included a photo of his face on a dog, a nod to the fact that Miles isn’t of the highest moral character. It’s easy to see that the cast enjoyed working together. “That’s a wrap on Lies For Rent! What an amazing experience! It was the best cast and crew you could ask for,” he wrote in his post. “We laughed, we cried, we laughed a lot more. I probably (definitely) peed my pants from all the laughing. I can’t wait for everyone to see this movie!!”
Barabas has been keeping busy this year with another Lifetime movie, A Mother Knows Worst, and the Amazon original, Seberg. Ballard is continuing with his role on OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots.