Last Week, the cast and crew of As the World Turns recorded their final episodes. The CBS soap opera has been cancelled after more than 50 years on the air and the series finale will air on September 17th.
Actress Colleen Zenk Pinter, who plays Barbara Ryan on ATWT, has been with the soap since 1978 and has seen her character go through a lot of changes. Understandably, leaving the fictional community of Oakdale is an emotional experience. She shared the final moments with her Twitter followers.
June 21st: “Just read the last script..So beautiful… How can we get through it?.. A puddle of tears.”
June 23rd: “Here I go… One last day of love & angst in Oakdale, Illinois…my last day of Barbara…”
June 23rd: “Barbara’s set is only a memory…”
June 23rd: “Almost gone… Two more scenes as Babs… The walls are bare. The drawers are empty.”
June 23rd: “It’s a wrap……ATWT…..xoxoxoxoxox”
June 24th: “I am an unemployed actor for the first time in 32 years… what a wonderful run it was!!!!”
June 24th: “But… Rehearsals begin soon! …A new NY musical! …SUMMER STOCK NYC!! …Details later!”
What do you think? Any memories of Pinter’s performances on ATWT that stand out to you?
Image courtesy CBS.