In spite of difficult early years as a foster child, Portland native Victoria Rowell’s ties to Maine are unshakable. Here’s what she’s up to now!
On May 10, 1959, future ballet principal, dazzling actress, Ph.D., bestselling author, and movie mogul Victoria Rowell was born at Mercy Hospital in Portland. This summer, she’s shooting a film in which she’s the executive producer, director, screenwriter, and a lead actress. We caught up with her as her production company, Days Ferry Productions, LLC, revs up to full throttle.
The village of Days Ferry goes way back in Maine history before it became Woolwich. Established in 1754 on the banks of the Kennebec, it seems almost like a fable—a magic place, like Brigadoon. Is Days Ferry your Castle Rock?
Well, I’ll tell you, I love history. I cover my Maine connections in my memoir The Women Who Raised Me[Harper Collins, 2007, a New York Times best seller]. My mother’s side of the family is buried in the Castine cemetery. In our...
Fans who miss Victoria Rowell on The Young and the Restless can check out her streaming soap opera that’s getting ready for a second season — The Rich and the Ruthless. The show is based on the novel the actress/authored penned in 2013 titled The Young and the Ruthless.
The Rich and the Ruthless (RR) tells the story of people in the soap opera world, primarily ingenue Calysta Jefferies (Alesha Renee) and producer Augustus Barringer (Richard Brooks, Being Mary Jane), who cast Jeffries as Ruby Stargazer.
In addition to telling the stories of Calysta and Augustus, R&R also charts the paths of other characters including Alison Fairchild Roberts (Chrystale Wilson), an older soap diva, and Randall Roberts (Hunter Bodine), Alison’s husband and producer, who is hoping to bed Calysta! There’s also sexy Emmy Abernathy (Elizabeth J. Carlisle), who has been feuding with Alison for over a decade.
On the first six episodes R&R, viewers see Calysta’s journey as she finds the fame and lov...
UMC - Urban Movie Channel's hit soap-within-a-soap dramedy series The Rich and the Ruthless returns June 14 for a 6 episode second season filled with more passion, humor and family intrigue, swirling around soap industry titan Augustus Barringer, his fading leading lady actress wife Kitty, their feuding children and a cast of devious supporting players.
Created by talented multi-hyphenate - executive producer, director, writer and star Victoria Rowell - best-known for her award-winning, starring role as Drucilla on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and her New York Times bestseller The Woman Who Raised Me - The Rich and the Ruthless exposes the behind-the-scenes fictional drama about the first, black run daytime drama in the soap opera industry. The six-episode series stars Rowell as Kitty Barringer, alongside Richard Brooks as Augustus Barringer (Being Mary Jane, Law & Order),Robert Ri'chard as Max Barringer (Coach Carter, Chocolate City), Chrystale Wilson as Alison Fairchild Roberts (T...
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