Justine Cotsonas, who portrayed AS THE WORLD TURNS’ lovelorn (if not slightly loony!) Sophie, is about to have another bad run of luck. In the next episode of CBS’ BLUE BLOODS (titled “Scorched Earth”), she guest stars a Mid-western children’s book editor who falls victim to a drive by shooting on her wedding day! “She is very excited because she is about to get married the love of her life,” Cotsonas explains. “Unfortunately she never gets to that point.”
Although her character suffers the worst of fates, the actress says that being on set that day gave her reason to smile. “Christopher Stadulis plays the limousine driver [in my scenes] and it’s funny because when I was ATWT’s Sophie and I kidnapped the baby and ran away to New York, he played the cop that approached me and tried to make sure everything was okay,” Cotsonas confides.
The beauty also got to meet series star Donny Wahlberg who was on hand during taping. “It’s so funny because when I was real little, I had girlfriends who were kind of like big sisters and they were obsessed with [Wahlberg’s former boy band] New Kids On The Block,” Cotsonas giggles. “I have a video of myself when I was very little and dancing around to ‘Step By Step.'” Tune in for CBS’ BLUE BLOODS on Friday, October 19, at 10 p.m. EST. For more about Cotsonas’ future projects, check out her upcoming feature interview in Soaps In Depth.