There’s nothing Nicole Forester likes better than a challenge, and she proved it by taking over the role of GUIDING LIGHT’s beloved Cassie. Now, she’s dropping jaws as Maggie Zajac, the icy, ambitious wife of a gubernatorial candidate in STARZ’ hit drama, BOSS. “I’d be interested to see what the GL fans think of this role — Cassie and Maggie are very different,” Forester says (tweet your answer to her at @nicoleforester). “Cassie tried to do things more for herself as a result of years of putting others first and kind of being victim; however, I don’t believe Maggie has ever been a victim. She just takes the bull by the horns and either openly or behind the scenes, she is in control!”
The riveting drama, which debuted to rave reviews last year, is currently in its second season, during which Maggie’s revealed to have her eye on the governor’s mansion. “You’ll see Maggie and Chicago’s Mayor Kane (Kelsey Grammer) have direct interaction,” she offers. “Kane becomes aware that Maggie is really calling the shots with her husband and that Kane’s dealing with her more than he ever realized.” Don’t miss the next episode of BOSS, airing Friday, September 14, at 9 p.m. on STARZ. For more on Forester’s post-daytime career, including details about her role in the Tom Cruise film, Jack Reacher, this Christmas, don’t miss her upcoming Keeping Track feature in Soaps In Depth.