As I mentioned in a previous post, some actors may not want to return to AS THE WORLD TURNS in its final months. Even though it was brief, it was wonderful to see Julianne Moore again. Gwen and Will are returning soon. I don't know how Larry Bryggman would feel about returning but I'm trying to find out.
One of the more curious situations though is the character of Lily. Whatever the ending is for Lily and Holden, it just won't have any weight to it for me with Noelle Beck in the role. I am a longtime Beck fan from her days at LOVING and no one could have done a better job taking over the role from Martha Byrne than her. But having watched this show since elementary school, I want to get a final, beautiful closing for Lily and Holden, as well as Lily and Lucinda, and that can only happen with Byrne. Noelle Beck's contract with ATWT has already expired. It was actully a perfect time to ask Byrne to return as Lily, without going back on the commitment to Beck, yet no one did. It seemed like a golden opportunity and a no-brainer.
What do you think? Do you want to see Byrne back for the final months of ATWT? Are you okay with Beck's Lily closing out the show with Holden? Tell us what you think in the comments section.