6 Soap Opera Stars Who Should Retire
It’s hard to break into the world of showbiz, whether you are talking movies, television, or daytime drama. Therefore, a soap opera star who is able to successfully fill a role and remain in that role for decades is considered a great accomplishment. It’s no secret, fans of daytime television can grow incredibly attached to soap opera characters, and the actors that play them, but when is it a good time for an established (or iconic) soap opera actor to call it quits? Below are six soap opera stars that should probably retire in the near future.
6. John McCook (Eric Forrester) – Bold and the Beautiful
Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) fans have been watching John McCook portray the founder of Forrester Creations for over 25 years, while also making appearances on B&B’s sister show the Young and the Restless (Y&R). Some of his acting accomplishments include two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Lead Actor, one in 2001, and one in 2012. B&B fans would undoubtedly miss him greatly. At the age of 71 with a tremendous career in soaps behind him, now may be the time for John to forget about cameras and lines and start thinking about golf courses and beaches.
5. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) – Days of Our Lives
The beautiful and talented Suzanne Rogers has been playing the sweet Maggie Horton for over 40 years on Days of Our Lives (DOOL). She won a Daytime Emmy in 1979 in the Supporting Actress category for the role, and has won the hearts of DOOL fans worldwide. While currently, she does have a pivotal role within the show, the character of Maggie Horton has really done it all — she’s been part of the infamous serial killer DOOL storyline in 2003, had romance and family woes, and suffered through the Myasthenia gravis illness. At 72 years young, with all the above accolades and accomplishments, it might be time for this lovable soap actress to settle down and take a rest!