Martha Byrne (ex-Lily, “As The World Turns”) is heading to “The Bold and the Beautiful” as a writer!
Former “As The World Turns” star Martha Byrne (ex-Lily Snyder) has landed on a new soap. Nelson Branco of TV Guide Canada (and TVS’s Guilty Pleasure of 2008) is reporting Byrne will join the writing staff of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” for a nine week trial run. Martha Byrne…soap scribe…we like the sound of that! Go Team Martha!
It’s not uncommon for actors to delve in behind the scenes work. James DePaiva (Max, One Life to Live) joined “As The World Turns” as a director for the soap, and later wrote for “One Life to Live”. Returning “Guiding Light” star Grant Aleksander (Phillip) also joined the directing staff of ATWT from 2006 to 2007. John Loprieno (ex-Cord, One Life to Live) earned a WGA and Daytime Emmy nomination for in 2006 for his work on OLTL.
One of the most notable to jump from actor to behind the scenes is Francesca James, who once played Kitty Davis and Kelly Cole on “All My Children.” James created a very successful career behind the scenes, having served as a breakdown writer, producer, executive producer or director for six different soap operas since the 1980’s. she began writing career on different writing staffs and has had a very successful career in writing.
We hope Bryne’s trial run at B&B is successful. It’s no secret TVS is totally “Team Martha”. It’s been our hope Byrne would get back into soaps after her controversial exit from “As The World Turns” in 2008. And though we’d love to see her on our screen, we’re perfectly content with Mrs. Byrne behind the scenes…for the time being. ATWT’s loss could turn out to be B&B’s gain!
Good luck Martha!