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Julianne Moore Eyes Return to 'As the World Turns'

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 1st 2010 10:30AM
For years, novelty mugs and t-shirts have sported the pithy slogan "Stop the world, I want to get off." But for Julianne Moore, the opposite may be true: The 'World' is about to stop -- and she's ready to get back on.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Moore is in talks to return to where it all started for her, the long-running CBS soap opera 'As the World Turns.' The afternoon staple, which debuted back in 1956, is slated to end its 54-year saga run September.

UPDATE: EW.com has since confirmed Moore's appearance, which will be a walk-on role that may tape as early as Wednesday.For years, novelty mugs and t-shirts have sported the pithy slogan "Stop the world, I want to get off." But for Julianne Moore, the opposite may be true: The 'World' is about to stop -- and she's ready to get back on.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Moore is in talks to return to where it all started for her, the long-running CBS soap opera 'As the World Turns.' The afternoon staple, which debuted back in 1956, is slated to end its 54-year saga run September.

UPDATE: EW.com has since confirmed Moore's appearance, which will be a walk-on role that may tape as early as Wednesday.

Moore got her start on the sudser back in 1985, playing the dual roles of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes. The job earned her a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988, jump starting a career that quickly led to big screen stardom. But while Moore remains hotter than ever -- in addition to her critically-acclaimed turn in Tom Ford's 'A Single Man,' she's also been fielding multiple television offers after a buzz-worthy stint on '30 Rock' -- she apparently has a soft spot in her heart for the soap that kicked everything off. While it's unclear just what role she will play in her return (when last we saw Sabrina, for instance, she was running a clinic in South America), it's likely to be a small appearance due to her busy schedule.

Moore is just one in a long line of Hollywood stars who began their careers on 'As the World Turns,' which dominated daytime ratings for over 20 years, beginning in the late '50s; Amy Ryan, Martin Sheen and Meg Ryan all got their start on the venerable series. Whether or not any other stars will return to their old stomping grounds before the final curtain drops remains to be seen, but here's hoping they can also talk Steven Weber ('Wings') into returning to reprise his role as Kevin so we can see the sparks fly one last time.

And who knows? Maybe with enough star power, they can find a way to keep this old 'World' spinning a little longer after all.

Check out a clip of Moore on 'As the World Turns' below.


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