Executive Produced By Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Amber Mazzola, the Eight-Episode, Hour-Long Series Debuts September 25 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on E!
(Los Angeles, CA, July 28, 2011) – They’ve been killers, ghosts, homeless, prostitutes, prisoners and even murder victims – but it’s off the set of their famous soaps where the real drama begins. Featuring a drop-dead gorgeous ‘who’s who’ of daytime television – Kelly Monaco (General Hospital), Nadia Bjorlin (Days Of Our Lives), Kirsten Storms (General Hospital), Farah Fath (One Life To Live), JP Lavoisier (One Life To Live), and Galen Gering (Days Of Our Lives) – “Dirty Soap” is a titillating look at these stunning thespians as they navigate high-profile careers during pivotal moments in the industry and deal with their own real-life drama, which often rivals that of their daytime counterparts. Executive produced by Amber Mazzola’s Machete Productions and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions, the eight-episode, hour-long series, “Dirty Soap,” premieres September 25 at 10:00PM ET/PT only on E!
The “soap bubble” is a small and intimate world and this cast of characters has played extremely significant roles in each others lives for years. They’ve been co-stars, best friends, worst enemies, boyfriends, girlfriends, and everything in between. Working together on set and spending time with each other in their down-time, they have formed substantial bonds and created a pseudo “soap family.” In the series we see them all begin a new chapter in their lives – some have left the soap world, some are doing film, some are focusing on family, and others are simply trying to determine what would be the best next move. Romantic relationships are tested when one person’s career rockets forward and the others is stuck at “go.” Jealousies arise as actors attempt to jump from one soap to another, and arch rivals must find a way to coexist in this sudsy microcosm without ripping each other to shreds. The softer side of these heartthrobs is also exposed as they interact with their families – one beauty meets her biological father for the very first time and another tearfully sends her brother off to the United States Army flight school. All the while their goals are clear – to grow their careers and to keep their hearts and heads above water in Tinseltown – where it’s so very easy to drown.
In case you have been living under a rock, Nadia has wrapped her role as ‘Chloe Lane’ on NBC’s daytime drama, Days of our Lives. She will continue to air until late September (tentatively September 28, 2011).
“It’s a bittersweet moment for me, but fortunately I have been at these crossroads before, and I’ve always rose to the challenge in everything I pursued. I will miss the cast and crew dearly, and they — including [executive producer] Ken Corday — will always be considered family to me. At the same time, I am excited for where this next chapter in my life takes me.”
Nadia told Michael Fairman,
“Days of our Lives has been such an amazing huge part of my life and I will always be so grateful to them. It would have been 12 years come this October for me on the show as that is when I started working there. I loved playing “Ghoul Girl”. And I adore Chloe and all of her faults as well. Realistically, I was not happy towards the end. OK, I was not happy at all. I felt it was really out of character for Chloe to end up this way. I tried my best to redeem her, but sometimes as an actress there is only so much you can do. But I have always adored the place and everyone who works there.
On one level it does feel like the end of an era, but it does not feel like the end for me. Never say never on Days of our Lives and off screen, all of these people will continue to be in my life. And you never know what is going to happen.”
Stay tuned to see what happens next in Nadia’s career!
Nadia starred in a short film entitled We Can Lose the Flowers Now in August 2010. The film was written by Alyson Bruno.
Nadia portrays “Lara” on the web series, Venice. The series also features Crystal Chappell, Jessica Leccia, Galen Gering, Lesli Kay, Gina Tognoni, Peter Reckell, Shawn Christian, and Hillary B. Smith. Seasons 1 and 2 of Venice are available to purchase online at VenicetheSeries.com.
Season 3 is scheduled to shoot in September 2011 and will most likely air in December 2011.
IMPORTANT VENICE LINKS:
Nadia attended and presented at the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nadia attended the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees Cocktail Reception held in Beverly Hills, California on June 16, 2011.
Nadia attended the NBC Universal Winter TCA Press Tour All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 13, 2011 in Pasadena, California.
The original airdate of Nadia’s episode was November 8, 2010. The episode can be found online at CBS’ Two and a Half Men Official Website (please note: some geographic regions may not be able to view the episode).
Nadia attended the 3rd Annual Day of Days, a fan event held at Citywalk at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 6, 2010. The cast of Days of our Lives was there for a meet and greet, Q&A sessions, as well as autograph signings.
Nadia anchored a team for the LLS’ Light the Night Walk on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Griffith Park in Southern California.
Some of you may remember that Nadia served as the 2002 LLS Light the Night Ambassador, and she says this about the event:
Thank you all who have graciously agreed to donate your time and money to such an important cause. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has always been near and dear to my heart. My father passed away from Leukemia when I was 13 years old, so I’ve experienced firsthand how devastating a blood cancer can be, and how profoundly it affects family and friends of those diagnosed.
Nadia’s Cancer Crusaders raised $5,485.00 in 2010 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
Nadia attended Academy of Television’s presentation to ‘Celebrate 45 Years Of Days Of Our Lives’ at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on September 28, 2010 in North Hollywood, California.
Nadia appeared on the CBS drama, NCIS in the fall of 2010. She guest starred in an episode called “Dead Air” and can be found online at CBS’ NCIS Official Website (please note: some geographic regions may not be able to view the episode), or you can download the episode on iTunes.
Nadia was the special celebrity host of ACME Saturday Night at the Famous ACME Comedy Theatre in Hollywood, California on August 14, 2010. Nadia participated in a variety of comedic skits with a full cast from the ACME Comedy Club.
Nadia attended the Candy Ice Jewelry Launch event held at MyStudio Nightclub on August 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Nadia attended the first ever Venice fan event held at the Universal Sheraton in Universal City, California on July 10, 2010. The event featured the Venice cast, including Crystal Chappell, Jessica Leccia, Gina Tognoni, Jordan Clarke, Hillary B. Smith, Harrison White, and many more.