Showing posts with label Cynthia Watros. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cynthia Watros. Show all posts

Cynthia Watros Leaving THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Cady McClain To Replace Her As Kelly

Cynthia Watros won at the 2013 Indie Series Awards as
Best Lead Actress - Comedy.
Cynthia Watros is leaving THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and Cady McClain will replace her as "Kelly Andrews," according to Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment. Watros will shoot her final scenes March 14 and will last air April 16.

"We're all sad to see @watroswatros leave #YR for her new series on the East Coast. Please RT to welcome @CadyMcClain to Genoa City as Kelly!" tweeted McDaniel.

"Last day is March 14. So sad to leave," confirmed Watros via @wtroswatros, her Twitter account. "Welcome Cady! She will be fantastic. Kelly is one lucky girl :)" she added.

NEWS: CORONATION STREET Star William Roache Cleared of Rape, Indecent Assault Charges; Y&R Recasting Kelly?; Julie Poll on Writing for Soaps

CORONATION STREET actor William Roache cleared of rape, indecent assault charges
Roache, 81, who has played Ken Barlow in the world's current longest-running TV soap since it began in 1960, had pleaded not guilty to two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in 1967 and four counts of indecent assault involving four girls aged 11 to 16 in Manchester in the late 1960s.

Roache to return to CORONATION STREET in the summer
Roaches has not appeared since his arrest over allegations of rape and indecent assault in 2013.

Police confirm new allegations against Bill Roache
Detectives are examining "further information" which came to light during the CORONATION STREET actor's trial, which saw him acquitted of all charges.

Emergency recast for Kelly on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS?
Now that the MTV pilot FINDING CARTER has been picked up, it appears that Cynthia Watros (Kelly, Y&R), who is part of that cast, will be too busy for her daytime job.

David Tom Previews Billy's Story on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: 'A Fuse Has Been Lit and It's Getting Closer and Closer To An Explosion'

David Tom - Photo Credit: Bjoern
Emmy winner David Tom spoke with TV Guide Magazine in a new interview about his return to THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Billy Abbott on February 3. Tom, who played the part from 1999-2002, replaces Emmy winner Billy Miller who is leaving the show on January 30.

"It feels totally comfortable and I'm smiling from ear to ear," Tom told the magazine. It's like I'm still waiting to snap out of a dream. It's so great to be back working with Peter Bergman [Jack] and Jess Walton [Jill], again. When I left, Billy was more of a boy. Now I get to play him as an adult, with all his adult problems."

Tom also previewed what's ahead for the character of Billy.

"For now, he's furious that Adam did what he did and — even worse — kept it a secret."

Meanwhile, will Victoria (Amelia Heinle) find out about Billy's grief sex with Kelly (Cynthia Watros)?

"Something very big is going to happen with this. A fuse has been lit and it's getting closer and closer to an explosion."

Cynthia Watros To Co-Star in MTV's FINDING CARTER Pilot

Former GUIDING LIGHT star Cynthia Watros will co-star in MTV's drama pilot FINDING CARTER, from Emily Silver and Terri Minsky.

FINDING CARTER centers on teenage Carter, who has the perfect life with her fun-loving single mom Lori until a police bust reveals that Lori abducted her as a toddler. Now Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her, including her biological mother Elizabeth (Watros), a tough police detective who was devastated by the disappearance of her daughter and will stop at nothing to catch her kidnapper. As she navigates brand-new parents, a twin sister, high school and boys, Carter vows to find Lori before the police capture the only mom she’s ever known and put her behind bars.

Watros won a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Annie Dutton on GUIDING LIGHT, and an Indie Soap Award earlier this year for her playing an extreme version of herself in CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST. She begins a stint on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in November as Kelly, a character that will have "a profound influence on the lives of several characters, including Billy, Victoria and Chloe."

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Cynthia Watros is joining the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in November, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Watros will be playing Kelly on Y&R, a character that will have "a profound influence on the lives of several characters, including Billy, Victoria and Chloe."

Her first Y&R appearance will air November 15.

The casting notice that Y&R sent out for the character described Kelly as "a grade school teacher by trade, but not currently working. She has been married, but recently divorced." It also calls for the role to last a minimum of three episodes, but Y&R will likely keep her recurring for longer than that if possible.


If you are anxiously waiting for the premiere of Michelle Stafford's web series THE STAFFORD PROJECT (like we are), now is a great time to catch up on CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST. Both Indie comedies feature an exaggerated look at former Daytime Emmy-winning actresses living their lives, and the degrading things that happen to them along the way. Cynthia Watros won at The ISAs this year for her work, and we can't wait to see what Stafford comes up with on her project (streaming this month).

Check out the four episodes of CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST below, including the recently released "lost" episode. Although WATROS has now finished its run, we can't help but wish these two shows would do a crossover. Please!

30 Dynamic Duos of Daytime Soaps (15-11)

Our list of 30 Great Dynamic Duos of Daytime Soaps kicked off with a look at twosomes 30-26, 25-21, and 20-16. Below the countdown continues with Dynamic Duos 15-11. Tell us your favorite Dynamic Duos in the Comments section below:

CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST: 'Of Course I Can Act. I Won An Emmy For The GUIDING LIGHT For God's Sake'

The hilarious new Cynthia Watros web series, CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST, begins with hearing her side of a phone call with her agent as she is leaving an audition:

"Did you even read the specs? You sent me in there with a bunch of trannies.....Of course I can act. I won an Emmy for the GUIDING LIGHT for God's sake. You're my agent, you should....yes, it was 14 years ago, but..."

She ends up with a Guru where she guesses, "You're a GUIDING LIGHT fan." He replies, "I'm a guiding light."

And so it begins.  The up-and-down life of an actress looking for work.  Written and directed by Ben Fritz, there have now been three episodes released. Watch them all below:

50 Greatest Soap Actresses: #33 Cynthia Watros

NAME: Cynthia Watros
RANK: 33
SOAP ROLES: Annie Dutton, GUIDING LIGHT (1994-1998); Vicky Hudson, ANOTHER WORLD (1998)

2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
1998 Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
1998 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Villainess

Damon L. Jacobs: Cynthia Watros had the unenviable task of portraying the third woman in Springfield to try to win Josh Lewis' heart after his wife Reva's untimely "death." What easily could have been a cliched one-dimensional role quickly became a complex psychological powder keg in Ms. Watros's capable hands.  As the recovering addict Nurse Annie, she made us care for her and hope she would end up satisfied with the widower Lewis.  But when Reva came back from the Amish, Ms. Watros surprised and shocked us by making the audience love her even more, despite her diaphragm hole-punching, dead fetus-carrying, calculated stair-falling antics.  She raised the good-girl-gone-psycho soap staple to an art form, one that every other soap has tried to duplicate ever since.  In a just world we would be seeing Ms. Watros consistently on our television and movie screens.  Does anyone else hope to hear Wisteria Lane calling?