Effective May 8, Noelle Beck is the new Lily Snyder on As the World Turns. The actress most recently of Cashmere Mafia will replace fan icon Martha Byrne, whose last episode airs April 22. Byrne quit the soap in a volcanic contract dispute, but she's handling the transition like a pro."I received an incredible bouquet of flowers from Martha on my first day of work," Beck tells me. "To have her support makes me feel great. She's one very classy lady." Beck is no stranger to daytime suds she spent nine years as Trisha on Loving but the mother of three has lately stuck to recurring roles (the conniving Cilla on Cashmere, Tommy's almost-lover, almost-sister Mariel on Rescue Me)."We had to take a family vote about the ATWT offer," says Beck, who is married to hotshot New York restaurateur Eric Petterson. "Everybody said, Go back to work!' I thought they were going to say, Please, don't work full-time!' I'm such a crazy soccer mom; I think they want...
They said they would recast, and they did. As the World Turns announced on Wednesday that Noelle Beck whom daytime fans surely remember as the super-dewy Trisha (as in Trisha-and-Steve/chump and Trisha-and-Trucker) on ABC's Loving will be succeeding Martha Byrne in the role of Lily Snyder beginning Thursday, May 8.Me, I thought the beautiful Beck's post-daytime career was definitely going somewhere when she turned up in Fletch Lives. But then... not much happened. Most recently, she appeared in an episode of Cashmere Mafia. Matt Webb MitovichRelated: Martha Byrne on Exiting ATWT: "I Was True to Myself" Martha Byrne Exits As the World Turns