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Booked and Busy: Ryan Phillippe Headlines Two New Thrillers

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This week, As the World Turns alums are booking gigs from Disney+ to HBO Max and ABC in franchises from Star Wars to Pretty Little Liars. Kudos to the former residents of Oakdale!

Ex-One Life to Live star Ryan Phillippe has made headlines for his roles in two upcoming thrillers, while fans of The Young and the Restless grad Eva Marcille and other soap alums can see the stars on VH1 this holiday season. 

As The World Turns

  • Ming-Na Wen (ex-Lien) will star in Lucasfilm's The Book of Boba Fett, available Dec. 29 on Disney+; watch the trailer here
  • Jennifer Ferrin (ex-Jennifer) is set to recur on HBO Max's Pretty Little Liars reboot, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin
  • Peyton List (ex-Lucy) heads to ABC's The Rookie as Genny Bradford, sister of Sgt. Tim Bradford (Eric Winter), starting Dec. 12

The Bold and the Beautiful

  • Anna Maria Horsford (ex-Vivienne) will appear in a RuPaul-fronted holiday movie, The Bitch Who Stole Christmas (part of VH1's holiday-themed "Naughty or Nice" slate), debuting Dec. 2 at 9 PM EST

Days of Our Lives

  • Sal Stowers (Lani) has launched a health, fitness, wellness, and beauty platform called SOUL by Sal Stowers
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Guiding Light

  • Nia Long (ex-Kat) has been cast in an untitled, Kenya Barris-directed Netflix comedy opposite Eddie Murphy and David Duchovny

One Life to Live

  • Laurence Fishburne (ex-Josh) will lend his voice to, and produce, the animated feature Sneaks
  • Brandon Routh (ex-Seth) will star in the indie Western film The Redeemer
  • Valarie Pettiford (ex-Sheila) will star in the Jamie Foxx-EP'd Hip Hop Family Christmas, part of VH1's holiday-themed "Naughty or Nice" slate, premiering Dec. 6 at 9 PM EST
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline) will appear at the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with her Girls5eva co-stars on the Birds of a Feather Stream Together by Peacock float; the event will air on NBC and Telemundo and will be live-streamable on Peacock on Nov. 25 at 9 PM EST
  • Ryan Phillippe (ex-Billy) will star in the thriller Summit Fever, which will be distributed in North America by Saban Films; the story centers on an Englishman who wants to climb "the Big Three" mountains (the Eiger, the Matterhorn, and Mont Blanc) only to encounter major hurdles; he will also headline the thriller The Locksmith, out Sept. 2022
  • Ilene Kristen (ex-Roxy) appears in the movie Bleecker with Ben Stiller
  • Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer) shared on Instagram that she has wrapped filming The Sweepers


The Young and the Restless

  • Eva Marcille (ex-Tyra) will star in Adventures in Christmasing, part of VH1's holiday-themed "Naughty or Nice" slate, premiering Nov. 29 at 9 PM EST
  • Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella) will executive produce Let’s Get Merried, art of VH1's holiday-themed "Naughty or Nice" slate, premiering Dec. 13 at PM EST
  • Sean Patrick Flanery (ex-Sam) will star in Boondock Saints III; he also co-wrote the script