In Hollywood, once some actors and actresses reach star status, they’re quick to forget their early days, especially if their early days involved soap operas.
Yet some of our major stars today spent some of their earliest screen time on daytime serials. ABC’s General Hospital introduced Demi Moore and Ricky Martin. Kathleen Turner got her start on NBC’s The Doctors, a soap that disappeared in the early 80s.
CBS soaps introduced stars like David Hasselhoff (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS), Teri Hatcher (CAPITOL), Kevin Bacon (SEARCH FOR TOMORROW and GUIDING LIGHT) and Meg Ryan (AS THE WORLD TURNS).
On April 5th, another AS THE WORLD TURNS veteran returns to one of her earliest roles with a guest appearance: Julianne Moore, who originally appeared from 1985 through 1988, will again portray Frannie Hughes to celebrate her father and stepmother’s wedding anniversary.
Moore has certainly done well in her craft since her ATWT days. She was most recently seen in “A Single Man,” the feature film debut of fashion designer Tom Ford, which also stars Colin Firth and earned her a 2010 Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Moore is the ninth person in Academy history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for her performances in “Far From Heaven” (Best Actress nomination) and “The Hours” (Best Supporting Actress nomination). She was the recipient of many critics’ honors for her performance in “Far From Heaven.”
She has also received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress, and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in the same category.
Be sure to set your DVR for Monday to see her one-day comeback to the show that helped launch her career! AS THE WORLD TURNS airs weekdays at 2:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.