Cast Roundup – Soap Opera Digest


Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan, DAYS) “Kristen being a mother and reuniting with her daughter for the first time. It has softened her a lot. She is who she is, but this child means everything to her. I love that she was able to spend some time with her when Rachel was a baby. And, this past year, it was about interacting with a child who is old and can talk to you. Just those warm moments that Kristen has with Rachel.

Beth Maitland (Traci, Y&R) “I think the music on the show, the summer gigs with Danny Romalotti were career highs for me. Recording songs at Capitol Records and even a Y&R album was especially fun. More dramatic stories, where I got to really shine emotionally, include Colleen’s death and the weeks leading up to it. love the masquerade ball episodes where we all got to show off the hair, makeup and wardrobe talents at the top of their game! And lots of weddings! So many beautiful Y&R weddings!! I can’t choose just one! »

Thorsten Kaye (Crest, B&B) “Everything I do with John McCook [Eric]. We are friends for life.

Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GH) “Walking down the aisle when Olivia was getting married to Ned, a Quartermaine, and remembering watching Genie Francis [Laura] walking down the aisle to Luke when she was a girl, and seeing Genie standing there, watching me get married on the show. It was really a very beautiful moment. I love Genie; he is a very special person.

Kin Shriner (Scott, GH) “First day at GENERAL HOSPITAL, August 2, 1977. I walked into the studio, it was fresh and lively, I was well prepared to be on a soap opera and my first scenes were with Susan Brown [ex-Gail].”

Annika Noelle (Hope, B&B) “I should say the first Hope For The Future fashion show I attended when I started. It was such a fun change of pace on set, and it was nice to see Nia Sioux [ex-Emma] dance too.

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) “Some of my fondest memories at Y&R are of our crew. There was a cameraman named Shell Mooney who was on Camera 2. He had the greatest sense of humor. He has since passed away and I miss him dearly. Also , Kristoff [St. John, ex-Neil] and I were locker room neighbors for many years. My dressing room was above Kristoff’s room. I was shouting down the stairs ‘Come have a coffee with me!’ and he would say, ‘I’m in two scenes!’ I always told him ‘Don’t worry, we can go back in time!’ He always came with me and we always went back in time.

Chandler Massey (ex-Will, DAYS): “When Christopher Sean [ex-Paul] was there, he, Freddie Smith [ex-Sonny] and I was hanging out in one of our dressing rooms to rehearse. We were like the Three Musketeers. We would make each other laugh endlessly. It was one of the few times I didn’t mind them calling me five hours before I had [to tape], because I have to hang out with these guys. It was really special, and I will never forget those moments.


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