Desperate Soap Stars. Check out Days of Our Lives vixen Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) in the pilot episode of Strike TV's When Actors Need Money. Koslow kills it as an optimistic-yet-broke soap star who decides to take a singing gig in Turkey just to pay the bills. Who cares if she can't sing.This show is so true-to-life it could almost be a reality show. Hi-lar-ious!