Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Martha Byrne Leaves As the World Turns ...

... and I can't say I blame her. If I may paraphrase Soap Opera Digest, Byrne, who plays the lead actress on ATWT, Lily Snyder, was in the middle of contract negotiations when talks were stalled. Byrne then heard through the grapevine that the show put out a casting call for her character and, not surprisingly, took that to mean they didn't want her, so she packed up and left.

Unbelievable! First Scott Bryce (or, going back as far as 2004 with Larry Bryggman/John Dixon) now Byrne. I realize the soaps need to trim their budgets, but this is ridiculous, and it's not just ATWT, mind you, that is shrugging off its vets.

Byrne left the soap before, and Heather Rattray was cast as Lily for a while. I can't imagine anyone else but Byrne in the role, but let's keep our fingers crossed that there's a successful recast. Can you imagine any other actress as Lily? If so, place your nominees in the comments section. I think it's going to have to be a big name and not a newcomer for the recast to be accepted.

P.S. Byrne has an absolutely beautiful singing voice. You can order her CD through her official website:


Anonymous said...

No one can replace Lily.

Anonymous said...

As The World Turns made a HUGE mistake when they replaced Lily. The new girl is just NOT Lily. Bring Martha Byrne back
& save the show.