As the World Turns will be bringing Lucy Montgomery back to Oakdale in the upcoming weeks. The announcement should not come as too much of a surprise to ATWT viewers, as soapcentral.com first reported on the show's plans to bring the character back in late-2005.
As expected, Peyton List (ex-Lucy Montgomery) will not be reprising the role that she held from 2001 through 2005. The actress, who earned two pre-nominations in As the World Turns' Daytime Emmy balloting, has been busy with work in primetime television. It is unclear if the show approached the actress about a possible return.
With List "out," the show has tapped Spencer Grammer to take over the role. Grammer, a newcomer to daytime television, is no stranger to the world of acting - her father is Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer. Grammer has previous acting experience in motion pictures, including Descent and Beautiful.
A spokesperson for As the World Turns states that Grammer will make her first on-screen appearance on Wednesday, May 31.