News - Soap Buzz

2 November 14th, 2011 Soap Stars Moonlighting as Daytime Dwindles: GH’s Laura Wright & OLTL’s Austin Peck – Watch the Video!


The Today Show had a great piece featuring Daytime Emmy winner, Laura Wright (Carly) General Hospital and One Life to Live’s Austin Peck (Rick) about daytime soap stars who have jobs or businesses on the side of their very fast paced life in a dwindling daytime soap market.

The piece brings up some very interesting points, especially that many performers may need to look for a second job while the challenges in show business have become more daunting due to the economic times we are all facing, and that the our beloved soap genre is washing up on daytime television screens.

Watch how Laura balances her day gig as Carly with running Standing Sun Wine with her husband, and how Austin Peck spends his nights as a trainer at a boxing gym in New Jersey after the jump!

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Tags: , , , , ,

  1. Blake says:

    That’s a great story, i’m glad to see the actors having other jobs lined up. That will definitely help if their shows are cancelled or they are canned. I hope all the soap stars have something else in mind as a back up.


  2. Brian Greene says:

    Show business job-finding has always been a risky endeavor, but now that daytime soaps are steadily disappearing from broadcast TV, it’s even more necessary for performers, directors, writers, etc., to have back-up plans to maintain self-survival–for themselves & their families!


Leave a comment