Rib Hillis (Jake, PORT CHARLES) is a model, a reality show star, a talk show host, an actor, and a producer, but in this weekend’s SyFy’s creature feature, Piranhaconda, he’s a killer! Together with fellow soap alums Terri Ivens (Simone, ALL MY CHILDREN) and Michael Swan (Bishop Carpenter, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Adam, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL; Duncan, AS THE WORLD TURNS), they’ll fight for their lives in the Amazon jungle.
“I play another Jake!” he laughs. “He’s an actor/stuntman in a low-budget movie that’s being shot when some of the cast gets kidnapped and held for ransom. Coincidentally, the piranhaconda [a monstrous anaconda/piranha hybrid] wakes from its 50-year slumber and starts killing people — everything hits the fan!”
Left behind, Hillis and Ivens will join forces in a fight to save the day. “I absolutely love Terri,” Hillis confides. “We got along so well, we have kids the same age… it was magical. We are still super-close.” Piranhaconda, which also features Michael Madsen and Rachel Hunter, premieres Saturday, June 16, at 9 p.m. EST on SyFy. For more from Hillis, including his upcoming nuptials to world champion ballroom dancer Elena Grinenko (DANCING WITH THE STARS), keep an eye out in Soaps In Depth for his upcoming Keeping Track feature!