Hollywood Heights’ Brittany Underwood on James Franco: “He Just Looked You Right in The Eyes and Stared Into Your Soul”

That sound you hear is One Life to Live alum and Hollywood Heights leading lady Brittany Underwood swooning over the teen soap's multi-episode guest star James Franco. Underwood, who plays aspiring songbird Loren in the fun, 80-episode Nickelodeon serial, shared her recollection of her first Franco sighting with New Jersey's Star-Ledger. Said Underwood:

I met him in the dressing room," she said. "He just looked you right in the eyes and stared into your soul."

Sounds like Underwood is crushing on the eccentric A-lister, who has an affinity for serialized dramas produced by Jill Farren Phelps! Franco is appearing as Osborne, a movie mogul who will stop at nothing to get Loren's pop star crush, Eddie Duran (Cody Longo) to appear in his movie. Watch a clip of Franco on Hollywood Heights after the jump!

As The World Turns Vet Grayson McCouch to Play Sexy Doc on Hollywood Heights; New Soap Filmed in Old All My Children Studio!

Soap Opera Digest is reporting As The World Turns' Grayson McCouch has signed on to Jill Farren Phelps' upcoming Nick-at-Nite's soap Hollywood Heights. McCouch will play ladykiller Dr. Don. Masters. Said McCouch:

I get to be a surgeon and he's a player so I’m right in my element! This project is special; it's the first of its kind! My first day was around the 24th [of March] and it was spectacular. It's [taped in] the old ALL MY CHILDREN studio!

One Life to Live’s Brittany Underwood and Days of Our Lives’ Cody Longo Dish Nick-at-Nite’s Hollywood Heights!


Clever TV recently caught up with One Life to Live alum Brittany Underwood and her castmates from Nick-at-Nite's upcoming soap opera Hollywood Heights. As previously reported, Hollywood Heights is an English-language adaptation of the popular Mexican telenovela Alcanzar una Estrella (Reach For a Star).

The music industry-set sudser centers on Loren (Underwood) an aspiring songwriter and high school student, who makes an intense connection with rock star Eddie (Days of Our Lives' Cody Longo). Melissa Ordway and Justin Wilczynski, seen above with Underwood, Longo and the host, round out the core cast for the 80-episode, daily drama, set to premiere this summer.

Hollywood Heights is being helmed by veteran daytime suds producer Jill Farren Phelps and the most famous FOJ (Friend of Jill) ever, James Franco, will guest on the serial.  Long-time daytime soap scribe Josh Griffith is writing the project. I cannot wait to see how Hollywood Heights turns out! Watch the Clever TV interview after the jump.


One Life to Live’s Brittany Underwood Lands Role in Jill Farren Phelps’ Reach For A Star!

Former One Life to Live star Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston) has signed on for Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith’s upcoming, Nick-at-Night teen soap Reach For A Star! According to Soaps in Depth, Underwood is on board for the show’s entire 80-episode run, yet there's no word on who she will be playing. 

Since leaving OLTL, Underwood appeared on Showtime’s The Big C and she can next been seen in HBO’s movie Game Change on March 10 as Willow Palin

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