HomeTVAll My ChildrenBLIND ITEM: Which Former West Coast Soap Ingenue Just Booked a High Profile Drama Pilot? Jamey Giddens March 17, 2011 All My Children, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and The Restless 27 Comments It didn't take long for this former West Coast soap princess to find a new gig. Just a few, short months after news broke she was leaving daytime, the thesp has booked one of this fall's hottest drama pilots. Expect the news to drop any day now… 27 Responses dang90210 March 17, 2011 i bet you it annie from amc forgot her name Log in to Reply Forever8 March 17, 2011 Natalia Livingston oh boy LOL ! Log in to Reply Forever8 March 17, 2011 Natalia Livingston oh boy LOL ! Log in to Reply keanna March 17, 2011 I agree. it could very well be Melissa Claire Egan, (Annie) AMC!!!! Log in to Reply dang90210 March 17, 2011 i forgot about her i hope it not Log in to Reply east.west March 17, 2011 Melissa Claire Egan. I’ll say for “Good Christian Bitches”. Log in to Reply dang90210 March 17, 2011 i forgot about days star her i hope it not Log in to Reply aveRex March 17, 2011 Stacey Haiduk? Log in to Reply JasamForever March 17, 2011 Melissa Claire Egan is my guess. Log in to Reply AllmyDaysatGh March 17, 2011 I think it’s my Melissa Claire Egan, will be so happy for her if it is!! Log in to Reply east.west March 17, 2011 If it is her and that show, I see her playing a young trophy wife. As cliche as that kind of part is, I imagine her being a breakout character. Between Kristin Chenoweth and Annie Potts being a part of this and now possibly MCE, I may have to look at this w/new eyes, b/c I was writing this off as the new ABC regime to recapture the magic they had w/”Desperate Housewives”. And maybe this could be the show that brings that creator out of irrelevance. Log in to Reply SoapFan75 March 17, 2011 I hope it is Melissa Claire Egan who is the most talented of the possibilities listed so far. Log in to Reply troymcclure March 17, 2011 I’m leaning towards Missy Egan as well but I have no idea on what show since I don’t really follow that stuff. MCE would be awesome in anything and she deserves the best!!! ETA: good christian bitches sounds awesome, read the synopsis, great cast as well. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 March 17, 2011 It sounds like Melissa. Stacy Haiduk seems a little long in the tooth to be considered an “ingenue.” Log in to Reply summerofsoaps March 17, 2011 I’d say MCE is most likely. Could also be Shelley Hennig maybe? Log in to Reply watchingallday March 17, 2011 I would guess Shelly Hennig because of the “ingenue” thing. If not for that I would agree about MCE. Log in to Reply DynamiteKiddo March 17, 2011 MCE hasn’t been playing an ingenue in any capacity for years now, lol. Ashley Jones? Natty Livingston’s not a bad guess . . . Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 March 17, 2011 Technically, Ashley Jones and Natalia Livingston aren’t “ingenues” either. The more I think about it, Melissa is not really an “ingenue” either. All three are seasoned soap actresses who have YEARS of experience. Good point, DynamiteKiddo. I would have to say Shelley Hennig now that I’ve thought about it some more. Log in to Reply bett_str March 17, 2011 My first thought was Shelley Hennig. She is the only one young enough to still be called a soap princess/ingenue. But I could be wrong of course. If it is Shelley, GOOD FOR HER! Log in to Reply troymcclure March 17, 2011 It could be Shannon Kane. Jamey also used the word “thesp” which makes me lean towards MCE over the other candidates. On twitter he used the word “princess”. If it’s not MCE, I won’t be too upset since I secretely hope she returns to AMC. LOL Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 18, 2011 I will say this, the right guess has been made in this thread. Log in to Reply Brando628 March 18, 2011 Why can’t you just tell us? I HATE those “blind item” games. lol Log in to Reply AllmyDaysatGh March 18, 2011 [quote=troymcclure]If it’s not MCE, I won’t be too upset since I secretely hope she returns to AMC. LOL[/quote]Exactly my thoughts! LOL. Log in to Reply east.west March 18, 2011 It’s Shelley Hennig. She’s joining the CW’s (of course) “The Secret Circle”. Congrats! Log in to Reply Dariclone March 18, 2011 Shelly Henning did just book a lead role in “Secret Circle,” [sorry if I'm spoiling anything,] but she doesn’t really strike me as the “ingenue” type. Could it be Melissa Claire Egan? If it’s her, I hope it’s a juicey role. She does coniving so &very* well. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 March 18, 2011 Dariclone– It’s already been announced in another thread that it’s Shelley Hennig. Log in to Reply Dariclone March 18, 2011 Lol, guess I’m late to the party! Oh well, at least I didn’t spoil anything. Thanks for telling me, Alstonboy. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.