Here’s Why These 10 Soap Actors Should Be Hallmark Stars — and How Their Daytime Roles Could Be Mimicked on ‘The Heart of TV’
Just imagine the possibilities if some of our favorite soap stars — ones who haven’t already, of course — turned up on the Hallmark Channel.
Many of our readers love their Hallmark movies, so with each season, whether it be Spring Fling, June Weddings, Fall Harvest or Countdown to Christmas, we are always sure to alert fans to the latest new television schedule. After a recent post of DVR alerts for the network’s January special, New Year, New Movies, which features soap opera alums from Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, one of my Twitter followers made a good point.
@BobbyFr49455571 tweeted, “I love my Hallmarks even if they are cheesy. Soap Operas could pick up some hunky guys from Hallmark.”
I love myHallmarks even if they are cheesy 😂😂😂. Soap Operas could pick up some hunky guys from Hallmark
— Bobby (@BobbyFr49455571) January 2, 2021
While it would be neat to see a few of the Hallmark hotties on our soaps, we’d also love to see more of our soap hunks appear in the wholesome romantic originals, as well as a few daytime beauties. For those soap stars who haven’t already taken a turn on Hallmark, we have a few ideas of others who would be able to compete with the likes of well-known faves such as Candace Cameron Bure, Andrew Walker and Lacey Chabert and with their fellow soapy castmates like Alison Sweeney, Ryan Paevey and Jen Lilley — to name a few.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 popular actors and actresses from all four soaps and, though it wouldn’t be necessary to carry over their daytime personas, for fun we’ve done a spin on just that — not as soap character crossovers but rather how their individual characteristics could very easily be incorporated into Hallmark’s trademark themes.
We invite you to take a look at our photo gallery below featuring some of the soap stars from The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless to see who we think would be great as a bad boy with a heart, a girl who switches places with her twin, a good ol’ boy done good and more — you may be shocked by one of our picks! While everyone might not agree with our choices, feel free to leave yours in the comment section, along with what role you think they’d be perfect for.
Before you go, browse our other gallery consisting of photos of Hallmark’s 20 most beloved stars — ranked. And don’t forget, if you want to stay up to date on all of the latest Hallmark news — as well as receive your free daily soap-opera fix — delivered straight to your email inbox, be sure to sign up for Soaps.com’s newsletter.
<p>Jacqueline MacInnes Wood’s character on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> always manages to get herself in a pickle but one thing’s for sure, Steffy knows her way around Forrester Creations. The actress would be a perfect fit cast as a strong woman in the business world on Hallmark.</p>
<p>Calling doctor love! <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/587481/bold-beautiful-hope-finn-next-couple/" target="_blank">Tanner Novlan’s Dr. Finn</a> on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> not only shows every patient — even Thomas Forrester! — the same level of care, his sweet demeanor is very hard to resist. Sure, he could jump into a Hallmark movie as a new small town doctor, but with a smile like his, he could play just about any character — even a patient in need. </p>
<p>Robert Scott Wilson may be a reformed serial killer on <em>Days of Our Lives</em> but Ben’s <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/gallery/days-of-our-lives-characters-ben-could-murder-ciara-photos/" target="_blank">transformation from the Necktie Killer</a> to a grieving groom, who now looks out for others, has been a hard pill to swallow for many. However, serial killers aren’t heroes on Hallmark — but what female lead wouldn’t simply melt following a marriage proposal from this guy?! </p>
<p>From sweet Brady to bad-ass biker chic, Victoria Konefal has lit <em>Days of Our Lives</em> on fire — and as Ciara has found herself in the middle of one as well! We can picture her now on Hallmark… as the daughter of an uptight mayor returning home — not with a law degree but with a license to ride! Yes, a woman owning and operating a new motorcycle shop in town would be fun.</p>
<p>We can’t deny that Katelyn MacMullen’s Willow made a beautiful bride on <em>General Hospital</em> — even though it started out as a marriage of convenience. June on Hallmark makes for a romantic month filled with weddings and MacMullen could easily be any handsome prince’s happily ever after. </p>
<p>While <em>General Hospital’s</em> Josh Swickard could play any number of leads on the Hallmark Channel, we’ve witnessed his character Chase firsthand as a sexy cop. Why not give him his own series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries? Cop, robber, whatever, Swickard’s another actor who could do it all.</p>
<p>Sofia Mattsson’s Sasha rocked a Captain Marvel costume during Halloween on <em>General Hospital</em> in 2019. Picture this… a single dad moves to a small town, next door to a local beauty who happens to be an elementary teacher. In steps said beauty, dressed for Halloween, wins over the kids and ultimately their father’s heart. </p>
<p>Mishael Morgan’s Hilary and Amanda on <em>The Young and the Restless</em> lived two different lives as twins separated at birth. Taking a page from <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/soaps/news/50094/soap-alum-eric-winter-in-hallmarks-five-night-thanksgiving-movie-event/" target="_blank">Candace Cameron Bure’s <em>Switched for Christmas</em></a>, Morgan could play twins on Hallmark — one a world renowned supermodel and the other who stayed behind. Craving the other’s life, they switch places, unbeknownst to those around them. </p>
<p>Bryton James’ Devon may have inherited his billionaire status on <em>The Young and the Restless</em> — unlike Victor who was self-made. James could reverse the roles on Hallmark with a hometown-boy-done-good, who saves a local school from being closed or rescues a down-on-her-luck damsel from losing her family farm just in time for Christmas.</p>
<p>We won’t argue that Mark Grossman’s <em>The Young and the Restless</em> character is total opposite of a Hallmark leading man. However, a bad boy with a heart is very appealing to many women, and with Grossman’s good looks we have no doubt that he could win the heart of even the most reserved female.</p>
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