Being a soap opera actress or actor has to be challenging. Unlike primetime dramas, where actors have a week to prepare for scenes, daytime actors go at it daily and are constantly thrown plot twists and curve balls. Not to mention the fact that daytime soaps do not get a summer hiatus. These actors are needed to work daily which means learning their lines at a faster pace. Some soap opera actors rise to the occasion and simply nail every storyline that is handed to them — while others clearly struggle with simply making a dinner scene look believable. Below are the ten best of the worst, as it relates to soap opera actors.
10. Charity Rahmer – Belle Black – Days of Our Lives
It can be difficult for any actor to step into a role that was previously held by a fan favorite, which was exactly the case in 2004, when Kristen Storms opted to leave the role of the much-loved Belle Brady. Charity Rahmer stepped into the part and shortly after was released. In fact, Rahmer only taped a mere 16 episodes of Days of Our Lives (DOOL) as Belle Brady. If fans blinked, they may have missed the second portrayal of Belle, but her character wasn’t too memorable to begin with.