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22 November 5th, 2010 Soap Stars Next Act – NY Times on ATWT stars, Hansis looks West!

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In a fantastic piece from the New York Times out today, the feature takes a look at several of your beloved favortie’s from As the World Turns and  where they are now that the 54-year-old soap drew it’s last breath this past September.  Profiled here are: Jake Silbermann on his new film project, Stuffer, Michael Park on his current theatrical productions, and cast members going from making considerable higher dollar amounts on the soap to less for theatre, Terri Colombino who moved to One Life to Live and was one of the only soapers to stay in New York from the show with a new daytime gig.

Then, the piece takes a look at new group of transplanted Oakdalians in L.A. from Maura West, Jon and Kelly Menighan Hensley, Daniel Cosgrove, who now will appear on All My Children, and Van Hansis.  They all either moved to Sunny Southern California or are looking for work in Hollywood.   According to the NY Times, Hansis stated, “I just kind of felt like if you want to get work, go where the work is,”  He hired a West Coast agent to focus on prime-time auditions. “That being said, if a soap contract were offered to me, I might have a completely different story. It’s a great job.”

And what of Eileen Fulton, Trent Dawson, and Colleen Zenk? Well, this talented trio are profiled as well, as they continue with theatre and cabaret and look for their next big projects.

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  1. Biblio says:

    Van Hansis has to be seen on TV and on the gif screen!

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  2. HW says:

    I am missing Van Hansis. I want to watch his amazing acting as soon as possible. This article should have focused on Van more.

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  3. md1347 says:

    missing both Jake and Van.

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  4. Tina says:

    Jake Silberman was amazing and amazingly underutilized by the writers and directors of World Turns. Here’s to success for Jake in the future. Wish he’d come to THE BAY.

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  5. young says:

    i really don’t like silbermann’s acting. He’s too stiff. This article only talks about silbermann’s physic and doesn’t seem to care about his acting because there is nothing to say about it.

    on the other hand, I totally miss hansis’ acting: he is the best actor.

    and please michael, don’t use this photo anymore: i hate how silbermann stands and hides half of hansis’ body. that’s an horrible photo!

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  6. semaj says:

    i hope grayson mccouch and julie pinson end up on the same soap again they have future supercouple written all over them in every scene as dusty and janet on atwt

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  7. Karen (limeybird2) says:

    I can’t wait to see what Van does. I hope he gets a prime time role or a great part in a movie. I can’t wait for Occupant to come out & also Eric Sheffer Stevens new movie Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty. the trailers for both of these are great.
    http://occupantmovie.com/play.html for Van’s movie
    http://vimeo.com/16303327 for ESS’s new movie

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    mmc replied

    I agree.I’m really missing them so much.Both trailers are great!i hope they both do well!

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  8. KSP says:

    Great New York Times article. Jake Silbermann is going to go far in this industry.

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  9. Seth K says:

    Love that the first paragraphs and so much of the rest of this article focused on Jake Silbermann. Congratulations to him for winning an award for his first short film! He’s a wonderful actor and a truly class act. Nice to see good things happening for him. I wish him and everyone from the show well, but I’m sorry to see that ESS fans still feel the need to tear Jake down. Doubt he’d appreciate such hostility on his behalf.

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    Tanya replied

    This.

    I was lucky enough to go the private fan screening of STUFFER this weekend and Jake was fantastic. The movie was amazing, and left us wanting so much more. It definitely showed to me how the show misused and underused Jake. His meaty role was flawless and the lot of us were incredibly creeped and amazed by his performance.

    I am also looking forward to Occupant and LLRT.

    Because I, unlike the Jake haters, love all three. :)

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    mmc replied

    Not all LuRe fans are like that, most like Jake but preferred Luke with Reid.You know in any group there are those who are mean and say things without thinking I’m a LuRe fan and would never be so childish as to criticize Jake ..

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  10. Seth K says:

    Also meant to say I’m sure it was an oversight on your part that you neglected to post the correct link to the article which begins with Jake Silbermann and his film. You know, since you’ve always been so supportive of him…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/arts/television/07soap.html

    And great photos of Jake in the slide show! The reporter knows what he’s talking about. Handsome man indeed.

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  11. Seth K says:

    @young: Is there anything some people won’t criticize Jake S for? Do you honestly think that he directed that photo shoot, or forced Van to stand behind him? Seriously, some people need to get over the ridiculous grudge they have against him. Jake was an actor doing his job, just like ESS, and he’s not the reason Reid was killed. I wasn’t a Reid fan, not even close, but I don’t have anything against ESS; why would I? And I don’t get my jollies by trashing him all over the internet. It’s truly sad that even now some people just can’t let go of their bitterness and anger. I don’t know why I’m even bothering; I doubt this or any of my comments supporting Jake will even get published since bashing him has pretty much been encouraged and enabled here.

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    mmc replied

    I was a LURE fan, but I would never criticize Jake or blame him for Reids’ death.He is a nice man and while i preferred the chemistry of Luke and Reid , I wish him well too.Most Lure fans don’t have anything against Jake .We’re just so devastated with the disgusting ending of this wonderful soap.There was anger on both sides while all I feel is sadness and my last memories of “my” soap are such unhappy ones!

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  12. mmc says:

    I hope Van Hansis gets great acting jobs.Watching him on the screen is wonderful.His face is gorgeous and he always could say so much with his eyes.He has so many different looks , so many hairstyles.I miss him and love him .He deserves the best.I hope he comes back to NYC too and has some fan meets.I live in N.J. and I keep hoping to meet this sweetheart one day.Actually I wish all my beloved ATWT actors well.And Eric S. Stevens deserves a great acting job too.If i don’t see Van and Eric on the screen soon i think i’m going to stay in this down in the dumps feeling! …Michael, where can we write to these actors …if anyone would know it should be you!Any help would be appreciated!

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  13. DH says:

    I agree with young. This photo is horrible. and the interviewer of the NY times article was so not doing his job by talking more about jake’s looks than about his work. What kind of interviewer tell in their papers this kind of things? That’s totally obvious that the interviewer didn’t know that Jake isn’t that popular actor he thinks he is. That’s a bullshit article. I’m not a jake hater, I’m more of indifferent towards him (no actor skills in his work, I think), but I laught when I read it.

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  14. Kellie says:

    I miss hansis’ lovely face everyday or well…once a week or so….I hope he makes it anywhere he’d like but if he went to another soap I’d no doubt watch.

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  15. Nicole says:

    Silbermann’s acting on the show was great, because due to his upbringing, the character of Noah often struggled in showing emotion, and JS played that beautifully. I know subtle doesn’t get the accolades in the soap world that the showier roles (such as those played brilliantly by VH and ESS) does, but such a role is easily the most difficult to play. JS did an incredible job, but perhaps some need to see him in other roles to appreciate the restraint he utilized as Noah.

    If STUFFER has a screening near you, see it. You’ll walk away saying, “I didn’t know he had all THAT.” And with that screenplay, it turns out the kid can write, too. There’s a very bright future ahead for him.

    I believe the same is true for Hansis and Sheffer Stevens. Each of them is a truly gifted artist, and smart casting directors will snap them up for projects quickly. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them.

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    mmc replied

    I would love to see a screening if i’m able.Jake seems to be a nice guy and very talented.i wish all of these wonderful actors well.I’m such a Van Hansis fan and i adore Eric too.I want to see them in anything at all.I live in N.J. and hope they’ll have some fan events in nyc so I can go.Van moved to California , but I hope he comes back.i really feel a giant void without being able to see these guys every day!(I do watch the clips on You Tube every day to keep my sanity!)I now know most scenes word for word, especially the ones with “Reid and Luke!!!’

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  16. ALICE COLLINS says:

    IT’S A DISGRACE TO END THE BEST SOAP ON TV. I USED TO WATCH IT WITH MY MOM AFTER GRAMMER SCHOOL, MANY, MANY YEARS AGO! SO GLAD TO SEE TERRI NOW WHICH BRINGS ME TO WAtCH ANOTHER SOAP.

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  17. Stephanie says:

    I truly miss Jon and Kelly Menighan Hensley, wil we ever see them again? What have they been doing since leaving ATWT?

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