Within weeks of exiting ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston) had already landed two new high-profile gigs! First up is her appearance on the Showtime series THE BIG C, starring Laura Linney. Underwood appears as Greta, a member of the swim team coached by Linney’s character, Cathy. “It’s a good show that makes me laugh and cry every episode,” says Underwood of the series, which follows Cathy’s journey of living life to the fullest despite a cancer diagnosis. In the episode, Underwood gets lots of one-on-one time with Linney (who won a Golden Globe for the role) as Cathy attempts to bolster Greta’s confidence while protecting the teen from her overbearing father.
Next up for Underwood, who is over the moon with her good fortune, is a role in the HBO miniseries GAME CHANGE, based on the bestseller book about the 2008 presidential election. “I am playing Willow Palin, and Julianne Moore is playing Sarah Palin. She has just been wonderful,” gushes Underwood of the Academy Award nominee (famous in daytime circles for playing AS THE WORLD TURNS twins Frannie and Sabrina). “It’s a really fun project.”
Underwood’s episode of THE BIG C will debut on Monday, August 1, at 10:30 p.m. EST/PST. There is no date yet for Game Change.