Tara Cast in New Soap Opera

taraTara‘s TNA character isn’t unfamiliar with drama (Lockbox Showdown, anyone?), but now she’s going to be portraying a whole new dramatic persona in a (dun dun dun..) soap opera.

Tara, real name Lisa Marie Varon, and her Impact Wrestling on-screen boytoy Jessie Godderz, have both been cast in “Tainted Dreams”.

The soap, created by Emmy Award winning director Sonia Blangiardo, has been described as a “soap within a soap” and is set to “blow the lid off the behind-the-scenes comedy and drama of producing a daily soap opera”.

Director Blangiardo has revealed what she believes Tara and Jessie will bring to the project. She said, “Wrestling has evolved into an ‘action soap opera,’ combining athletic prowess with the on-going, serialized drama taking place in and out of the wrestling ring. “There is a tremendous crossover audience between traditional soap operas and wrestling which creates a perfect fit for Jessie and Lisa Marie in our cast.”

Blangiardo also took to Twitter to post a more personal message. She tweeted:

 

Tara and Jessie will join a whole host of actors, singers and reality TV stars including the likes of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo and Alicia Minshew of “All My Children” fame.

On top of wrestling and acting, Tara recently opened a new restaurant, The Squared Circle, in her home town of Chicago.

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  • MAXILLIAN

    Well that’s rather cool isn’t it.

  • k2evecrew

    The (ex) knockouts are doing their thing on the screen . I can’t wait to see this

  • VelvetLoveFan

    TBP with the superhero movie, Rosita with the horror movie and now Tara in the soap opera, pretty freakin sweet.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

    Whoa!! Congratulations to Tara!! :D

  • DJ8946

    Tara is giving TNA the finger saying she doesn’t need them. She has a successful business & now is starting to act. You go girl!

  • numero47

    I’m just surprised to see an attempt at a new soap opera given the fact the most of them are gone now! Good Luck to her

  • http://www.yahoo.com Gameman305

    Congrats Tara! Do ya thing Girl!

  • Ace Of Base

    Awesome! And I was just saying in the Sherri thread how I think. Tara can still tap into greater acting skills and here she goes! Yay! Congrats Tara, you’re gonna be amazing!

  • Getdownwithachola

    She is made for soap operas.

  • Raekon

    Great news! :)
    Best of luck to both Tara and Jessie!

  • Shan

    Heck yea Tara!