Soaps fans have become accustomed to watching young stars learn how to act on the job, but it’s always interesting to hear what the stars themselves have to say about their start on soaps. In a New York Post article Julianne Moore, Kelly Ripa and Vanessa Marcil talk about their early days on soaps. Marcil remembered this about Maurice Benard,
"Maurice Benard said, 'You're cute, but you suck. What do want? Do you want to get a storyline? If you want that, you're going to have to start working hard,' " he told her.
"He taught me how to act."