Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 37
Learn Very

Soaps are the best. They really are. If you can do a soap, well, you can do anything. You have to learn pages of dialogue very quickly.

- Alec Baldwin

Goodbye Feel

I've met so many fans of daytime television who've watched the shows with their moms and grandmas and feel like they've known the characters their whole lives. It's sad for them to have to say goodbye to their favorite soaps and characters. We don't want that to happen to the 'Days' fans.

- Alison Sweeney

Play TV

Soaps are one of the few areas on TV that really embrace older women. In drama, there's this ridiculous invisibility for women between the ages of 40 and 60. Unless you're old enough to play a grandmother, there just aren't the roles.

- Amanda Donohoe

Problem Never

That's the problem with soaps, of course. The stories never end. They can go on and on and on.

- Amanda Donohoe

Death Bus

In soaps, people come back from the dead all the time, to the point where death is just a bus stop.

- Anthony Geary

Some Very

Soaps are great. You learn to work very fast - some say superficially, but that's not really true. You do some very serious character work. I've never had any feelings about a stigma attached to it, and nowadays there seems to be less snobbery about what you do. More and more big names are doing TV and commercials and voiceovers.

- Charles Shaughnessy

Doing How Much Time

Well, there's much more time to do a weekly show, and much more coverage - as it turns out, it was all preparation for the stuff I'm doing now - but it was interesting to see how much time was spent on how little airtime, compared to knocking out a show a day on the soaps.

- Jonathan Frakes

Doing Other

Doing the soaps, every day it's constant training. Dealing with camera angles, the other people - it's great training.

- Billy Magnussen

News Very

Just as soaps were very pivotal in the transition from radio to television, they will be right in the thick of things again in the transition from television to the Internet. Exciting news.

- Cameron Mathison

Generation About

We all grew up, our grandmothers and mothers had about three channels to watch, so we watched those soaps and now, a generation has grown up with the Internet and computers and video games.

- Jack Wagner

Smell Edition

In terms of brands, I generally try to stick with EDITION Hotels or Soho House. That way, I know what I'm getting myself into. Plus, the lobbies and bath soaps smell the same - if you're into that kinda thing, which I am.

- Jillionaire

About Shop

The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor.

- Elaine Sciolino

Beauty Hardworking

The beauty of soaps is that it takes a village to make it work, and you get to work with really hardworking people.

- Kassie DePaiva

Always Great Stories

I can't imagine soaps will ever stop, because people will always watch as long as they have great stories and characters. But the soaps will have to keep evolving, won't they?

- Katherine Kelly

TV Allowed

I wasn't allowed to do commercials. I wasn't allowed to do TV series. I wasn't allowed to do soaps or basically anything that would mean I missed too much school.

- Keira Knightley

Performing While

They do the soaps differently in Mexico. You just have to know the storyline and not memorize the lines. There would be someone feeding you lines while you were performing.

- Erik Estrada

Very Strokes

Very few people run around and get amnesia and have comas and come out of them and do all the silly of people have strokes and have comas and come out of them and do all the silly things we do on soaps.

- Erika Slezak

Will Like

I went to Yale's drama school for theater, so we did tons of Shakespeare; then, I got out of school and said, 'OK, it will be Shakespeare,' and it was like, 'Or, it will be commercials and soaps.'

- Kristen Connolly

Going Nine

I just want to keep going with the soaps. Maybe it's because I'm just so used to them. I was 21 when I started 'Passions' and did that for nine years. It's what I know.

- Lindsay Hartley

Movie 15 Minutes

Soaps have a schedule where you have to be done in 15 minutes. With an hour show, there's no way to get off schedule. On a movie, it's a lot easier to go back and reshoot scenes. I wasn't used to that at all... taking the time to really make each scene as good as it can be, which you can't do on soaps.

- Lucy Deakins

Want Be Careful

Soaps are a great springboard for any actor but if you want to be taken seriously, you have to be careful.

- Michelle Ryan

Guiding Beneath

We've all but abandoned soaps in our own culture. I lost my beloved 'Guiding Light' in 2009, and 'One Life to Live' was just the latest casualty to fall beneath the programming axes.

- Teresa Medeiros

Celebrity TV

Television is kind of a disappointment. I often want to watch it, but I find it quite hard - I don't like soaps, reality TV or celebrity chefs.

- Quentin Blake

Very Works

Most English people are horrified that I use soap, but I like it - it works for my skin. I try different soaps all the time, but I use very mild ones.

- Marie Helvin

I Am Happy TV

Of course it worries you as an actress to stay away from projects. I was approached for many TV soaps as well as reality shows. But, to stay away from work was my decision, and I'd glad to be part of such an interesting and unique concept like 'Ghar Jamai.' I am happy that I am playing a role that is so relatable.

- Nia Sharma

Moved Out

I didn't go out for a soap until I moved to New York. I wasn't even considering soaps, but my agents talked me into it and said it's nice, steady work.

- Trevor St. John

Thought Joined

I joined 'Hollyoaks' because in the long-term, I thought it's good money, it's good profile, and everything happens in soaps!

- Ricky Whittle

Always Which

I've been always clear that I wouldn't do TV soaps just for the sake of doing them. I would rather wait and work on projects which enable me to make an impact.

- Rithvik Dhanjani

Habits Set

The soaps are great training. You can form good habits - or you can form bad habits. You have to set your goals. If you're not clear on what you want, you can slip into bad habits. It can become a comfortable place, and you don't grow.

- Mary Page Keller

Small Very

I'm actually a very lazy person. Most of the time, I'm happy to sit around and stare. Or watch bad TV soaps. It's quite rare for me to get inspired by anything, but it could be something small. A view of the Serpentine. A snatch of music. Or a little shred of conversation overheard on a bus, such as, 'You also will marry someone of my choice.'

- Vikram Seth

Tell Trading

How many soaps does P&G make? In a sense, they're all the same. Can you tell me the difference between trading soybeans, cotton and rubber? They're all soaps to us.

- Whitney MacMillan

Still Extent

Even though shows like NYPD Blue are soaps in my opinion, but they're individualized to an extent that you can still follow what's going on if you miss a week.

- William Devane

Moving On Next

Life goes on, and I'm moving on to the next thing, but I hope the soaps that are still running will thrive. They have millions of loyal viewers.

- Susan Lucci


I just don't see ABC letting go of soaps completely.

- Michael Easton

Gun Operas

I have turned down soaps operas. I want to be outside, and I want to have the gun. It is cowboys and Indians to me.

- Michael Horse

Game Fundamentals

Soaps taught me the fundamentals of the game. You know, how to show up, hit your mark, how to be on time. That soap opera world is a microcosm of the entertainment culture.

- Michael Weatherly

Pay Bills

I have to stay in soaps to pay my bills to Kodak.

- Michael Zaslow