What's it like to be a model, an actress, and a reality TV star? THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Eva Marcille (ex-Tyra) says it's definitely hard work! Of course everything is easier with a little help from your friends, and in her new Oxygen Network docu-series, GIRLFRIEND CONFIDENTIAL: LA, she gets just that from her "girls": interior designer Nikki Chu, talent manager Kelly Marie Dunn, and actress Denyce Lawton (HOUSE OF PAYNE).
"It's about our journey in Hollywood and being each other's support system as we try to maneuver through and figure this thing out," Marcille reveals of her series that debuts Monday, September 3, at 11 p.m. EST. "But the difference between this show and other shows (like DIRTY SOAP) is that we truly are girlfriends #&151; we've known each other for years and are very aware of each other's struggles."
However, being followed around by cameras for weeks put the ladies' whole lives on display, so viewers will find out a whole lot more than just what goes on in their careers. "You'll get an idea of who it is I'm dating, if I'm dating, and where my life is now (having been engaged a couple of years ago)," Marcille previews.
Then on Tuesday, October 2, Marcille's new romantic comedy, Note To Self, releases direct to DVD. In it, her pal Christian Keyes stars as a student athlete whose decision to keep a journal leads him down a new path. Alas, there's definitely a fork in the road! "I play the home wrecker!" she confides, adding that her former HOUSE OF PAYNE castmate Valarie Pettiford (Sheila, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) co-stars as Christian's mother. "She's amazing!" Marcille enthuses.
The entertainer is quick to credit the great training that she received on Y&R and the support of former castmates for her continued success. "I was completely green to what soaps were, [but] Kristoff St. John (Neil) and Nia Peeples (ex-Karen), just made it home for me," she recalls. But it was Tyra who inspired Marcille to keep taking chances in her career. "Tyra is a woman of no regrets -- a free spirit who wasn't necessarily given all the proper tools as a child to figure life out," Marcille reflects. "So some of her tactics as an adult might be not the best; however, she's a woman of her own, and I love that about her." So keep your eyes peeled. Given the chance, the actress might just pop back up in Genoa city -- or on another soap opera -- some day. "I love daytime!" she enthuses. "I would totally do it again."