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Westwood Actor Dishes On Drama At New Amazon Soap Opera

Westwood resident Austin Peck, left, can be seen in Amazon's "Tainted Dreams" TV show.
Westwood resident Austin Peck, left, can be seen in Amazon's "Tainted Dreams" TV show. Photo Credit: Submitted

WESTWOOD,  N.J. -- There's a lot of drama going on in the life of Westwood resident Austin Peck.

That's because the soap star, a regular on "Days of Our Lives," also appears in" Tainted Dreams," the Emmy-nominated web series about the "behind the scenes" drama of the fictitious soap "Painted Dreams."

And, by the way, he's married to another soap star: Actress Terri Conn.

Confused yet? Welcome to the soap opera world.

And though we're kidding about any real life drama, on Amazon, at least, you'll be able to dive into a world of lust, love and intrigue. As of December, 2016, "Tainted Dreams" has found a new home on Amazon, making it free, even for non-subscribers.

The show, produced by NYC Brand Productions, follows the funny, often painful, twists and turns in the lives of fictional soap actors on and off-screen. Creator and Executive Producer, Sonia Blangiardo calls it "a soap within a soap."

"It's like Grey's Anatomy set in a soap production studio instead of a hospital," she said.

The cast features a host of daytime talent, including Alicia Minshew (Angelica), Michael Lowry (Jordan), Terri Ivens (Kassandra), Walt Willey (Gregory), Kelley Menighan Hensley (Veronica), Grant Aleksander (Adam), Bobbie Eakes (Courtney), Natalia Livingston (Liza), Marnie Schulenburg (Peyton), Nathan Purdee (Ethan), Colleen Zenk (Sofia), James DePaiva (Eddy) and the late Larkin Malloy (Henry).

It also taps into the Reality TV world with stars Jessie Godderz (Dylan) of "Impact Wrestling" and "Big Brother" fame and Dina Manzo (Alessandra) of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," as well as an Off-Broadway supporting cast, including Anthony Wilkinson (Anthony) of the "My Big Gay Italian" franchise.

Peck said it was fun working with the cast and enjoyed the premise. "I loved the idea of a soap in a soap," he told Daily Voice. "The characters cracked me up. And, besides, Sonia Blangiardo is one of my most favorite people."

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