Any day with Elizabeth Hubbard news is a good one, and today there are two new stories to report. The eleven-time Emmy nominee and two-time winner is joining the cast of Emmy and Indie Series Award winning web series Anacostia. She will play Eva Montgomery.
Hubbard, best known for her legendary performances as Dr. Althea Davis on The Doctors and Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns, will reunite with her ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne, who plays Alexis Jordan on Anacostia so well that she won the first ever Daytime Emmy for the web series drama performance in April. Byrne co-wrote Hubbard's scenes with Anacostia creator Anthony Anderson, and will make her directorial debut in their scenes together.
In addition to shooting Anacostia with Hubbard, Byrne is putting together a docustory about her life.
"Your old actors, like generals, don't fade away," Hubbard told me when I spoke with her last October at the Weight premiere screening in New York City. "I'm ready to act."
Look for Hubbard to debut as Eva when Anacostia returns this fall.
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