Friday, October 8, 2010
Maura West (ex-Carly, ATWT) Takes Over the Role of Diane Jenkins TODAY (Friday, October 8th)!
"If I [were] to stay in soaps, my loyalty [is] to CBS, where I’ve been on for 15 years. That's where my loyalty lies," West responded when asked if she'd consider joining another soap.
West becomes the third actress to tackle the role of Diane. The role of Y&R's Diane was most recently played by Susan Walters. Walters appeared on the role from 2001 to 2004, but popped up in Genoa City last February for a two-day run. Alex Donnelley originated the role and two runs with the show, one from 1982 to 1986 and another from 1996 to February 2001.
Maura West picked up her second Daytime Emmy earlier this year when she was named Outstanding Lead Actress. West has received four consecutive nominations in that category.
As the World Turns halted production in June, and the show aired it's Series Finale on September 17. West, meanwhile, reported to work at Y&R on September 1. Those first scenes are expected to air on Friday, October 8.
Watch out, Phyllis!