Cheap21

Soap Stars - Where are they now?

2,739 posts in this topic

Faith Catlin's (Faith #1, Ryan's Hope) pilot of her web series Parmalee in up. She is in the show --and  she is the executive producer –and one of the creators –and helped write the story --and is involved in casting. Her husband, John, directed.

 

Also in the show are actors Dan Butler and Gordon Clapp

 

Kids stumbling into a horrific video and posting it on the internet… a young man returning to the hometown he’d sworn he’d left forever… a community theater production jumping the rails… sex in the workplace… work in the sex place.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocj3PiEJA9M

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wolé Parks, the last actor to play Dallas Griffin on ATWT, debuted playing The Devil (literally) on the final season of The Vampire Diaries tonight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Christopher Gerse, the last tween Will Horton on DAYS of the 2000s, was on Westworld a few weeks back playing a nerdy lab scientist who fücks the deactivated robots. I didn't recognize him at all until I saw his name in the credits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Andrea Navedo (who is on the terrific Jane the Virgin, watch it!) speaks on her experience on One Life to Live:

 

=======

 

Then when you started your acting career, your first stop was One Life to Live — a soap. Different than telenovelas, but still a soap.

 

Yes, but still dramatic [Laughs]. Totally dramatic.

 

I read that you were disappointed in that role because it turned out to be more stereotypical than you thought it was when you auditioned for it.

 

I felt like I had been duped. It was one of my first professional television auditions and I was just starting out in the business. I didn’t know that sometimes when a show doesn't have a character written yet, they will use a previous character that has been shot already in a scene to audition someone. But I was not aware of that at the time. So when I got the scenes for the audition, I thought that was the character I was auditioning for, and she was like the girl next door. She was almost a Jane-type character and it was a leading role and I thought to myself, This is perfect for me. I'm the girl next door. I felt like I was, and why shouldn't I be a leading lady? I was really excited and I prepared a lot for the audition and went in and read for casting directors and I really did well. They called me back again and I did it well again and actually right there in the room, they offered me the role, which was never heard of. I was so surprised, so excited. I was walking on cloud nine and they said, "The role starts tomorrow, are you available? Can you do it?" I’m like, "Yeah, absolutely!" They asked if I could go to a fitting right then. When I went to the fitting, they had me try on different outfits, different kinds of clothes that didn't make sense to me — mini-skirts and a combat boot and bamboo hoop earrings. I was like, "This is not fitting with what was on the page." I asked, "Why are you putting these clothes on me?" They go, "Oh, well she's the girlfriend of a gang leader." I was so crestfallen and heartbroken when they told me that. I thought TV was turning around and it was starting to see Latinos in the mainstream and in a new light and not only in negative stereotypes. I was really, really hurt only because it was the first major TV role I had been offered and I felt torn because, on one hand, I didn't want to participate in the stereotype, but on the other hand, I wanted to work and I had to pay my bills [laughs]. So I really felt like I was painted into a corner. I did decide to play the role, but I chose to play her not exactly the way she was on the page. I tried to not do all the stereotypical things that you would think this character would do, and I gave her a conscience and a heart. The role ended up lasting for two and a half years, and the character changed over that time when she became a good girl. So that was good. I think a lot had to do with the fact that I wouldn't play it the way it was on the page.

 

=========

 

I have no idea how to quote things on this board now but that's it. Sad. I'm pretty every person of color on a soap in the last 20 years feels this way.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder which character she was given for the audition. I thought she did a good job giving Linda Soto some layers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Thanks @Darn His appearances were probably at a time when I wasn't watching. That picture of him with those children made me shudder.:unsure:

He played a background character . You would've never noticed onscreen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, QueenOfHearts said:

He played a background character . You would've never noticed onscreen

 

 

I'm actually one of those people who usually trains my eyes on the extras and the people in the background, lol.  I have missed a lot of Y&R over the last 6-7 years though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eddie Alderson has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Sending him good thoughts.

 

 

 

Edited by marceline

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.