Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Emmy-Nominated Actress to Leave ATWT

Alexandra Chando, who has portrayed Maddie Coleman on As the World Turns since 2005, will be leaving the soap at the end of the month. Her last day is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26. While no official word has been given for her departure ("We don't discuss casting decisions," is the standard response), it hasn't gone unnoticed that since Casey Hughes (Zach Roerig) left town, Maddie's presence in Oakdale has been limited and "third-wheel"-ish.

The Daytime Emmy Award-nominated actress played an unusual spoiler in the Luke/Noah/Maddie love triangle, and came out the loser when Noah revealed that he is gay. Since then, she's been kind of hanging out in the background, dispensing advice and reacting to the story lines of those around her.

My guess is that this talented actress is eager to spread her wings and show us what she's made of. And I have no doubt she'll do just fine.


Anonymous said...

I think maddie was a great on as the world turns but she needs more screen time to show what a great actor she is. I think it was a good choice for her to leave the show shell do great on another show with a better role.