HomeTVDays of Our LivesFormer ATWT Star Joins the Ever-Expanding Web Soap, Empire Daniel Pearce July 27, 2010 Days of Our Lives 4 Comments The cast of the hit web soap, Empire, just got a little bit bigger. Former As the World Turns star Yvonne Perry (ex-Rosanna) joins the cast, along with actors Mary Leggio and Ariel Heller. Leggio is best known for her appearance in Andy Samberg’s digital shorts on Saturday Night Live, and Heller is a member of the Lyric Stage Company. The show expresses their excitement in Perry’s return to the soap genre. "Yvonne Perry’s experience brings not only an established reputation to our young show, but has helped us combine her familiar soap opera milleu with a new age online channel" said co-creator Greg Turner. "Her expertise, added to our talented ‘Guiding Light’ alumni and combined with the excitement and energy of our up-and-coming stars has created an unmatched chemistry." Making cameos in the new season are Days of Our Lives stars and real-life supercouple Casey Deidrick (Chad) and Molly Burnett (Melanie). Along with the casting news, Empire is fundraising in New York City while they finish season three. You can donate to kickstarter.com or visit empiretheseries.com for more details. 4 Responses Silver44 July 27, 2010 I loved her as Rosanna, nothing against Cady McClain but Yvonne is Rosanna to me, so I will probably check this one out. Log in to Reply Carol2 July 27, 2010 I’m glad Yvonne is doing well in her fight against cancer and is back in the soap genre! Never very fond of early Rosanna but I thought Yvonne was great when Rosanna got the harder edge and went after Carly. Log in to Reply shane1969 July 28, 2010 I am glad she is on Empire. I loved her as Rosanna. I hated it when they recast Rosanna, and then they made Rosanna bad and turned Carly good. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott July 28, 2010 I remember her as Rosanna. She used to live at Emma’s and worked on the farm. She looks lovely. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.