BethAnn Bonner
GL inks recently departed OLTL star, BethAnn Bonner, to short-term role
Posted Sunday, April 26, 2009 7:10:39 PM
BethAnn Bonner made her on-screen farewell on One Life to Live just last week -- and she's already on to her next role. The six-time Daytime Emmy "pre-nominee" has been signed to a short-term role on Guiding Light. The actress makes her GL debut in June.

That was fast! Before her One Life to Live alter ego even had a chance to dry off, actress BethAnn Bonner has signed a short-term deal to appear on CBS's Guiding Light. Bonner's final One Life to Live scenes aired just last week.

While some fans may be quick to quip that any role on Guiding Light is "short-term" these days in light of the show's recent cancellation by CBS, that's not necessarily the case. TeleNext Media, the production arm of Procter & Gamble in charge of putting Guiding Light and As the World Turns on the air, is actively seeking a new home for Guiding Light.

As for her new gig, Bonner will appear as Natasha the mysterious female companion of a key character. She will share scenes with Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley), who returns to Springfield to find out why he can't locate his brother, Grady. Presumably, it won't be pleasant when he learns that Grady was tossed off a cliff.

Bonner made her daytime debut as One Life to Live's Talia Sahid in December 2006. The actress was written off the canvas when Talia was felled by a serial killer. The exit was story-dictated and brought about as part of budget paring and the exit of her on-screen love interest, Kamar de los Reyes.

Bonner makes her first Guiding Light appearance on June 2. She will last air on June 26.

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