Soap Alum Carrie Genzel In New Film

Premiere Of DIRECTV And Vertical Entertainment's "The Layover" Arrivals

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Carrie Genzel (ex-Skye, ALL MY CHILDREN, et al) hits the silver screen in The Layover, which arrives in theaters today, Friday, September 1. The gal pal road trip comedy was directed by SHAMELESS star William H. Macy, who made a lasting impression on Genzel. “From the audition process to the shoot, Bill was incredible,” she beams. “When I went in to read, he had a few ideas, I did the scene again and he came over to me, shook my hand and said, ‘Carrie, that was swell!’ I almost laughed because it reminded me so much of his character from Fargo! He’s such a warm and humble man — and he played his ukelele in-between camera set ups and serenaded us!” Never one to forget her daytime drama days, Genzel adds, “Two other soap alums, Alexandra Daddario [ex-Laurie, AMC] and Roark Critchlow [ex-Mike, DAYS], are also in the film. I didn’t get to work with them but it’s nice to see other former daytimers keeping busy — and doing comedy!” The Layover is also available via DIRECTV. To see the trailer, click here.