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WHET Sonni Carrera?

Is she still practicing psychiatry? Has she given up cigarettes? Is she in the US, or Venezuela?

Is she working as a St. Vincent impersonator?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 155Yesterday at 9:47 AM

Gracias, Solita.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 105/22/2020

Frank Grillo & Wendy Moniz Divorce

In this "life imitates art" here are a few of the Dinah / Hart break-up scene on Guiding Light during the Dinah/Hart/Cassie triangle - as their real-life portrayers ( Frank Grillo and Wendy Moniz) announce they are divorcing after almost 20 years together

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 205/22/2020

I do imagine what Sonni went on to be. It was strongly hinted her Solita persona was not entirely gone in her last brilliant scene.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 305/22/2020

R1's our secret!

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 405/22/2020

I was so grateful that Andy Cohen asked me, Scoche Marin, to interview for ABC’s The Story of Soaps ahead of my debut as the new Katherine Chancellor on Y&R.

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 505/22/2020

Tons of Frank and Wendy stuff in the Frank Grillo thread. What I want to know is WHY NOW? She's basically immune to him being an asshole, so what could he have done that pushed her to divorce?

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 605/22/2020

I wasn't able to post in Emma's thread any longer, as it has been Murieled, but I just loved this post:

[quote]That bitch Ava Jerome has my china.—Emma Snyder

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 705/22/2020

Someone please refresh my memory. How did Alexandra get involved with the Sonni/Solita mystery? She accompanied Sonni to so many places in the course of unraveling the mystery. Why was that?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 805/22/2020

Liz, I usually remember GL plots but a lot of that was during the writers' strike and it got confusing.

But I do know they became friends before the Sonni/Solita business (a shared dislike of Reva, for one) and there's a glorious scene of Sonni seeking Alexandra's forgiveness after the whole Solita business.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 905/23/2020

Yes they became friends due to the mutual Reva hate. Sonni confided in Alexandra all the time.

When Sonni and Roger were together and trying to solve the mystery of whether Beth was still alive (a great use of all characters btw), did Sonni break up with Roger because they did find out Beth was alive and Roger wanted to help cover it up causing Sonni to question whether being with Roger was good for her? Did Sonni actually think about covering up the fact Beth was alive?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1005/23/2020

Today at the grocery store where I work, a woman came in wearing a "Loving" tee shirt. I asked her if her shirt was from the soap opera and she said indeed it was and that she starred on the show for 12 years. This famous soap star also stated that she was doing a virtual cast reunion. I, of course know all of this, I tell her that I never watched Loving, that my shows were GL and AW but that my grandmother watched Ryan's Hope and possibly Loving. This actress then told me that she was also on RH. So we continued talking; I learned that she and her grandmother watched AW and that is when she knew she wanted to star on a soap. So when she was cast on RH she called her grandmother and asked her to watch, to which her grandmother replied, no, that's not not my channel! Classic! So today I met Lauren Marie Taylor. Who knew?

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1105/23/2020

Cassie Physically Assaults Dinah on Guiding Light

Cassie demonstrates how mentally unstable she is when she

Physically Assaults Dinah

After Dinah discovers her own Fiancee and Cassie in a hotel room together.

Dinah is the aggrieved party, and she is the one who gets beaten up by Cassie (who is trying to steal Dinah's own fiancee?)

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1205/23/2020

I wish both would have pushed each other off a cliff. Couldn't stand that era of GL, hated the Cassie/Hart/Dinah triangle.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1305/23/2020

R13 you will be happy to know that Frank Grillo and Laura Wright have gone on the record stating their unhappiness with the Cassie/Hart/Dinah triangle.

They didn't like the storyline either - I suspect Wendy Moniz didn't like it either, but she has never gone on the record stating what she thought of TPTB breaking up Hart & Dinah, whom the audience liked.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1405/23/2020

While the Hart/Cassie pairing sucked, Frank was happy to be out of the Hart/Dinah story since he'd up til then spent over a year being her personal wrangler on the set. While they were together in real life, he wanted a chance to show his acting chops free of the appendage known as Wendy Moniz. She had a harder time with it than he did, and was prone to fits of rage and jealousy on set.

From a fan perspective, it made no sense since DIRT were one of the more believable couples on the show, especially when you compare that to Hart/Cassie. Even physically it was a joke.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1505/23/2020

Lord help us, Frank and Wendy were exhaustively discussed in the thread with his name, I hope we don't do a deep dive on yet more about them. They are not THAT interesting.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1605/23/2020

You're right R16, DL should stick with things you like and find interesting. Go ahead and give us a list so we can stay on topic.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1705/24/2020

Ok here’s a new question.

Richard Culliton was the headwriter for AW, ATWT and GL at different periods. He seems to have received praise for his work on all 3. So why did he stay for a relatively brief time at each show-he didn’t last more than a year or so at any of these shows.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1805/24/2020

Episode of Love of Life from 1975. Whoever was directing or producing was obviously gay because there’s a nice lingering shot of Christopher Reeve’s ass. This guy’s channel is great, he constantly posts daytime and primetime stuff, the most recent was the pilot of Paper Dolls

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 1905/24/2020

R17 Not at all.

But we really dug deep in that other thread. Not sure what else could be said.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2005/24/2020

Mr. Jackson is fantastic. Here's his Secret Storm.

Go to his channel, and he's done quite a few of the old themes: EON, GL, ATWT, SFT.

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2105/24/2020

I really hate to hear about Marnie Schulenberg's stage 4 breast cancer. And her with a tiny newborn infant. Fuck!

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2205/24/2020

R22 Really sad. And she just did the Locher Room spot last month with the other (now thiritysomething) youngins from ATWT

Her description of the genesis-diagnosis of it on IG sounds like something that could be covered in soap opera PSA. .. I've never heard of it before.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2305/24/2020

Thank u for that Love of Life bit. Brian Farrell was so cute (and gay) as David Hart. What ever happened to hiim?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2405/24/2020

Who in the GL, ATWT and AW casts do you think had the SMALLEST dicks?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2505/24/2020

R25 GL- Kim Zimmer

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2605/24/2020

the fuck kinda question is that?

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2705/24/2020

R3, that last scene was brilliant.

The clerk says to Sonni: "Smoking or non?" and the look on her face says it all.

Such a well-written last scene; Josh and Sonni knew they couldn't really kiss goodbye in front of scene stealing Ashley Peldon/Marah.

All the angst and longing was heartwrenching till the end.

They really used to know how to write people off. Now? Not so much.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2805/24/2020

R25 AW - Brent Collins?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 2905/24/2020

here's the last episode; Dear GOD, what a great show.

Mindy comes to see Sonni off, then, later, Josh shows up with Marah.

The flashbacks were awesome; Forbes' Sonni had the BEST theme song of any character on a soap.


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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 3005/24/2020

Just terrific, R30! Thanks!

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 3105/24/2020

R30 Such a great episode. Pam's writing was all over that. Those were her characters- Beth, Sonni, Phillip, Mindy, Lillian, Rick.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 3205/25/2020

Blake was such a CUNT! in those days.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 33Last Tuesday at 7:41 AM

R33 Blake was friggin' awesome in those days. She had a lot of vulnerability. I think she stopped Roger from trying to kill Beth for her. It is hard to believe Sherry was only in the role for a few months during that episode. She really learned quickly and made Blake such an interesting character.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 34Last Tuesday at 7:49 AM

The Locher Room episode with the Shaynes (plus Michael O'Leary and Krista Tesreau) is tomorrow.

Apparently, Audrey Peters may have died last year. Not a surprise (she was in her 90s) but Digest never reported it and it's uncertain where she was (the only info is that the Television Academy site lists a date of death for her).

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 35Last Tuesday at 9:06 AM

I’ll never forget Sherry as Blake saying “Nothin’ says lovin’ like a Spaulding in the oven.” Was it when she droppped her pregnancy bomb on Beth?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 36Last Tuesday at 9:39 AM

Haha R36, someone just quoted that very line to me in the last few days.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 37Last Tuesday at 9:53 AM

actually, Roger blasted Blake for when SHE danced around asking Roger to take out Beth.

Here's a scene where Blake tells Alex she's pregnant. Great scene and Bev really lets Sherry shine.

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 38Last Tuesday at 4:48 PM

Was Beverlee a smoker? Her voice feels smoker's voice

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 39Last Tuesday at 5:07 PM

you mean, it SOUNDS like a smoker's voice.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 40Last Tuesday at 5:10 PM

Ahh yes it was Blake who came very close to pushing Roger to try to kill Beth. Roger wouldn't even consider it. Blake and AM were fire with Sherry and either CTEvans but esp Rick Hearst in the role.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 41Last Tuesday at 5:52 PM

I said this before and I'll say it again

Casting director Betty Rea saw Sherry at a SUNY Purchase showcase and was blown away. She went straight to the producers and said you had to hire this girl, If you don't have a role, create one. She is that good. ( the producer was Robert Calhoun who had hired Julianne Moore when he was EP at ATWT)

Years later when Sherry was a big star on ER, she returned the favor by presenting the lifetime achievement award to Betty Rea at Soap Opera Digest Awards - Thanks Betty for giving her that first job, when she had NO experience

Marisa Tomei (she had won the Oscar by then and was another Betty Rea discovery) also paid tribute to Betty, but via video.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 42Last Tuesday at 5:58 PM

R42 Yes we sadly have no video of that tribute.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 43Last Tuesday at 6:01 PM

Steven Weber declined to partake, I heard

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 44Last Tuesday at 6:01 PM

[quote] Steven Weber declined to partake, I heard

Because Betty Rea DID NOT cast him.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 45Last Tuesday at 6:14 PM

R39 In Zimmer's book, she mentions McKinsey's "husky, sultry voice" and says she figured it came from many years of smoking.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 46Last Tuesday at 6:17 PM

R45 Nor would she!

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 47Last Tuesday at 6:35 PM

Betty was mostly GL but she did help at ATWT from time to time.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 48Last Tuesday at 6:55 PM

Betty Area did double duty and worked on ATWT in the early 80s, before Marland and Calhoun showed up. She discovered Meg Ryan and Marisa Tomei, as well great daytime talents like Brian Bloom and Scott Bryce.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 49Last Tuesday at 7:03 PM

I meant Betty REA

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 50Last Tuesday at 7:04 PM

One of Betty Rea last casting discoveries was Wendy Moniz

So blame Betty for Moniz being on Guiding Light!

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 51Last Tuesday at 7:11 PM

Did Betty discover Cynthia Watros?

Wendy was a find. She was great as Dinah.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 52Last Tuesday at 7:17 PM

[quote] Did Betty discover Cynthia Watros?

She actually cast Watros in an under-five part YEARS before she came on as Annie

Cynthia played a waitress involved with Matt - see below

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 53Last Tuesday at 7:28 PM

I guess she hired Jo Beth Williams, Kevin Bacon, Victor Garber, Francis Fisher, Michelle Forbes, Nia Long, Paige Turco, Ian Zeiring, James Rebhorn. Anybody else? There were tons of stars in and out of GL in the 80s and 90s. I guess she left before Hayden P, Tammy Blanchard, Brittany Snow?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 54Last Tuesday at 7:34 PM

She also cast Ron Raines in the re-cast of Alan Spaulding

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 55Last Tuesday at 7:37 PM

And Marj. And Ann Hamilton after Kim Simms. So she had flaws.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 56Last Tuesday at 7:39 PM

Small correction about Cynthia Watros--her debut was indeed as a day player with a yet-unnamed Matt, but it was during the summer of 1994 (June/July). She then debuted as Annie in January 1995 when Josh broke his leg in the Fifth Street Fire and she takes care of him in the hospital, thus beginning their connection.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 57Last Tuesday at 7:40 PM

How many times did soaps do that thing where someone was hired for a bit part and then given a more substantial role later?

Cynthia Watros/Annie.

Joie Lenz was a teenage Clone Reva before she became Michelle.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 58Last Tuesday at 7:45 PM

Betty Rea cast a then unknown Bradley Whitford (West Wing) as a day player

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 59Last Tuesday at 7:47 PM

R59 And he shared a scene with Forbes.

I remember seeing Forbes in Kalifornia with Pitt, Ducovny and Lewis and thinking, yep, she did have it after all.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 60Last Tuesday at 7:51 PM

Betty Rea cast Angela Bassett as a nurse!

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 61Last Tuesday at 7:52 PM

Betty Rea cast Thomas Calabro (Melrose Place) as a punk #1

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 62Last Tuesday at 7:53 PM

Betty Rea also cast Allison Janney (Ginger the maid), Calista Flockhart (Marah's babysitter) Bai Ling (!) as a English translator who translates for Elani (see below)

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 63Last Tuesday at 7:56 PM

R61 I never knew that. That is a find. Thank you!

R63 Duh, I knew Janney ( I loved Ginger) but had no idea about Ling. Nice finds.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 64Last Tuesday at 7:57 PM

last but not least, Betty Rea cast Billie Elish father (Patrick O'Connell) as Beth new love-interest

She thought his pony-tail added something to part

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 65Last Tuesday at 7:57 PM

And of course Melina Karakaredes! LOL

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 66Last Tuesday at 7:58 PM

R65 When Beth showed back up in SF with that I thought she not only lost her memory and voice but also her taste in men.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 67Last Tuesday at 7:59 PM

In the previous thread, I asked why Alex teamed up with Sonni. Someone replied it was their mutual dislike/hatred of Reva.

Please refresh my memory. Why did Alex dislike/hate Reva? Was it just that Reva was loud and flashy and always tried to command all the attention in the room? Or was there something specific that Reva did to Alex?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 68Last Tuesday at 10:26 PM

R45, actually, she did.

Weber appeared on GL as some Spinelli-esque computer hacker named "Thurman."

This was from 1988 after Kevin had been killed off by Marsha Talbot in 1986.

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 69Last Tuesday at 10:29 PM

[quote]How many times did soaps do that thing where someone was hired for a bit part and then given a more substantial role later?

Danny Markel first played a psycho fan of Josie's on AW before they hired him in the full-time role of Sam Fowler.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 70Last Tuesday at 10:30 PM

R53, interesting; Zimmer also played a role on GL as one of Roger Thorpe's secretaries pre-Reva.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 71Last Tuesday at 10:32 PM

R69 And when Paige Turco was on the show.

Damn, how many future stars were on GL during the late 80s and 90s? So far you all are digging up large numbers I never knew about. The late 90s/early to mid 00s saw an explosion of contract future stars.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 72Last Wednesday at 5:11 AM

Speaking of La Bev's voice, what is the famous description Logan used?

A mixture of something with cyanide?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 73Last Wednesday at 5:20 AM

Bev seemed to age rather quickly from '84 to '92. She looked much older than her age. She did have an old lady's voice, too.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 74Last Wednesday at 5:29 AM

Isn't Meg Ryan snooty and won't talk about As The World Turns?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 75Last Wednesday at 6:30 AM

R75 Not sure but Matt Bomer, Kevin Bacon, Allison Janney talk about GL when it is brought up. Nia Long loved talking about GL to some interviewer who brought it up. I think Hayden Panenttiere and Brittany Snow enjoy talking about their GL days.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 76Last Wednesday at 6:49 AM

Betty didn't have an absolute say, of course. I imagine the producers listened to her often, but in the case of, say, Ann Hamilton, someone overrode her. OR she was giving them what they were asking for - a mature Mindy - and the audience didn't like it.

[quote] Wendy was a find. She was great as Dinah.

She was very good in her first year or so, and certainly, physically, looked the most like a child of Jerry and Maeve would actually look. I think she relied too much on tics and histrionics later on, but she was very good at establishing who Dinah should have been when originally on the canvas in the 80s, but never was: the hurt, lost little girl.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 77Last Wednesday at 7:03 AM

The actors who are too good to talk about their soap days (like Frank Grillo) need to get a clue. Everybody starts somewhere, and despite being a ridiculed medium, it's one of the hardest places to get your start. After doing a soap with 15-hour days of page after page of dialogue, blocking, waiting, etc. you can do anything.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 78Last Wednesday at 7:04 AM

Let’s be honest... being on a soap is not for everybody. Long hours, often bad writing, memorizing lots of dialogue, psycho fans, toxic co-stars. It’s not all just people being snobbish when they don’t remember their soap days fondly.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 79Last Wednesday at 7:06 AM

Personally I think it's funny that some people won't even mention their soap days, and others make a semi-professional career out of still talking about them. I can't think of a single event, book, gathering, cruise, now zoom, and so on that Kim Zimmer hasn't been a part of.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 80Last Wednesday at 7:10 AM

[quote] Matt Bomer, Kevin Bacon, Allison Janney talk about GL

All three talk about GL when asked - they don't look down on the experience at all

In fact Allison Janney talks about her role on GL with gratitude, as it beats waiting tables anyday - do a soap 2 or 3 days a week instead of waiting tables? Who wouldn't want that! It gave her the money to do theater.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 81Last Wednesday at 8:04 AM

Solita would make a great drag name!

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 82Last Wednesday at 8:14 AM

R82 Yes it would! Or porn name.

R81 I really wish they would have used Allison more. She was great comic relief. Ginger was hysterical with Donna. Then one day they were gone. Any clips of Allison talking about GL? I saw one on some show and the clip they showed was horrible quality wise. It was blurry.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 83Last Wednesday at 8:21 AM

This channel has just uploaded videos of ATWT from the early 1980s which have great video/sound quality. Here’s Barbara and the bull!

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 84Last Wednesday at 9:03 AM

R84 that channel is actually taking episodes that have already been on YouTube for awhile and downloading them and re-uploading them on his channel

So those high quality ATWT episodes have been online for awhile

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 85Last Wednesday at 11:20 AM

btw the Shayne Family reunion is on Youtube right now LIVE

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 86Last Wednesday at 11:21 AM

damn it, I always get the timing wrong because of time zones.

I will watch it once it's done, like to start from the beginning

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 87Last Wednesday at 11:28 AM

Poor Kristi Ferrell - So many fans were so anxious to see her again and she has fallen in the same fate as Anna Holbrook

The connection is so lousy and we can barely hear her, and nothing she is saying is making sense.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 88Last Wednesday at 11:40 AM

Oh no! That is a bummer.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 89Last Wednesday at 11:54 AM

Actually Kristi Ferrell connection improves towards the end, she sticks it out and hangs in there. So not all is lost

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 90Last Wednesday at 12:02 PM

R83 Various soaps used to have wonderful comic relief servants, but they are all gone now, except for Esther on Y&R, and she isn't really a maid any longer.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 91Last Wednesday at 2:37 PM

R79 good points

you left off toxic fans and psycho co-stars

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 92Last Wednesday at 3:11 PM


My favorite will always be AW's Vivian.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 93Last Wednesday at 4:44 PM

R93, when Iris came back to AW circa 1987 Vivian is still working for the Corys.

She says to Iris: you still owe me a week's pay.

Vivian interacting with Carmen's Iris allowed us to accept her as Iris.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 94Last Wednesday at 6:14 PM

Yes, bringing Vivian back certainly helped longtime viewers accept Carmen Duncan as Iris. That was quite smart on the part of the producers. Vivian was always so entertaining.

Incidentally, Gretchen Oehler who played Vivian had been off the show for a few years but they brought her back in 1988 when Duncan started playing Iris.

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 95Last Wednesday at 6:30 PM


This was all Harding, I take it.

I loved the Rachel v. Sharlene scenes.

I wish Harding had stuck around and rejuvenated the Matthews clan.

Imagine if they'd been able to find another man whom Alice and Rachel could have sparred over.

Over on ATWT, when Kim learned Bob had slept with Susan she said: She's been waiting for years to get even with me over Dan and by God she found a way!

You can't buy history like that on soaps; you have to invest.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 96Last Wednesday at 6:34 PM

[quote] Imagine if they'd been able to find another man whom Alice and Rachel could have sparred over.

It is possible they could reactivate the Alice/Mac romance (played by another actress at the time). When Jacqui came back she was asked about Alice being involved with Mac (played at the time by another actress) - Jacqui said she thought it was "incestuous" and didn't approve of that

She had a similar problem with another storyline having her fall for her brother-in-law and balked at that story, which led to her being fired.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 97Last Wednesday at 6:38 PM

AW needed a strong older male character (NOT CARL) after Mac’s death. Someone for Rachel and Iris to fight over.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 98Last Wednesday at 6:50 PM

[quote] This was all Harding, I take it.

Agreed. I doubt any producer had that kind of wisdom.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 99Last Wednesday at 7:53 PM

R78, any actor who wont talk about their soap past is insecure and fears deep down they don't have any real talent.

i think Grillo got in those Capt. America movies b/c a brother or cousin (same last name) is a producer.

He's got one character in him; an angry guy from brooklyn.

I met him a few times when he was on GL and he was kind of a dick.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 100Last Wednesday at 8:23 PM

I used to think Bryan Cranston was a bit of a jerk, because he can come across snarky in interviews. But the fact that he is so open about and shows a fondness for his time on soaps, even taking part in the recent "The Story of Soaps" special, makes me like him more.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 101Last Wednesday at 8:31 PM

R101, I work as an ent. journalist in LA.

I can tell you that Cranston has not only always talked about his soap past, but that he's a genuinely good guy.

A really good guy.

Any snark you see is just his humor.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 102Last Wednesday at 9:59 PM

R102 I suspected that the snarkiness was probably either his attempt to entertain or as a defense mechanism. Glad to know he is a nice guy!

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 103Last Wednesday at 10:43 PM

Nancy Lee Grahn has done some quarantine interviews via Zoom. She did an outstanding interview a couple weeks ago with Tony Geary.

Tomorrow she's doing a Zoom with Kim Zimmer & Jane Elliott.

Booze + those 3 should be a fantastic experience.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 104Last Thursday at 12:50 AM


what an odd combo.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 105Last Thursday at 4:18 AM

Is there a link for these Nancy Lee Grahn Zoom interviews?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 106Last Thursday at 4:21 AM

apparently THE scene with Reva, India and Maeve was mentioned in the Locher Room chat yesterday

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 107Last Thursday at 6:51 AM

I never saw this before.

am in tears.

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 108Last Thursday at 7:08 AM

[quote] I can tell you that Cranston has not only always talked about his soap past, but that he's a genuinely good guy. A really good guy.

If you read Byran Cranston book he devotes a HUGE part of the book about his time on Loving - he says out of everything he has done (Breaking bad, Macolm, Emmy & Tony awards) all of that doesn't compare to his time on Loving. That was the singular most important work he has ever done. This is Bryan Cranston writing this!

He is still good friends to this day with James Kiberd (ex-Trevor All My Children) and John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) whom he met on the show.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 109Last Thursday at 7:08 AM

R109 did he say "important"???

Maybe influential? I mean he's done bigger work. But I could see him saying his time on Loving had the strongest influence...?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 110Last Thursday at 7:21 AM

R110 he puts "Loving" heads and shoulders over everything he has done to this day

Those are his words

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 111Last Thursday at 7:26 AM


Nancy has a channel called Soaps in Quarantine

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 112Last Thursday at 7:43 AM

I just watched r108’s clip. Beverlee’s Alex was vulnerable and motivated by the pain of her losses. That’s what made her compelling and why you rooted for her even when she was doing something terrible.

Marj’s Alex came across as a generic rich bitch in contrast.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 113Last Thursday at 7:48 AM

I liked Marj, too, but Beverlee - as both Alex and Iris - always showed the vulnerability and aching hurt behind her resting bitch face.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 114Last Thursday at 7:52 AM

Tom and Margo/original Mo are on the Locher Room tomorrow.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 115Last Thursday at 8:45 AM

"Well, anyway, perhaps, you didn't heart Joseph. I am not receiving tonight which means 'please leave.'"

LOVE THIS!!'s a great exchange between them over Sonni. Alex is trying to help her and Reva is slowly letting things inevitably unfold so that Sonni gets hers.

"Funny. I was just about to say the same thing to you."

"Beats being old and slow."

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 116Last Thursday at 9:41 AM

* hear Joseph

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 117Last Thursday at 9:41 AM

the brilliance of the 1989 Alex and pregnant Reva visit is that their relationship is different at the end compared to when it began.

All that history; Lujack, Beth (unnamed, which was interesting), Reva's marrying all the different Lewis men....

Friends tell me I hate change. But this is the example I always use. I hated that Doug Marland left GL, but that led to scenes like this and the Pam Long era.

I don't hate change. I hate bad change.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 118Last Thursday at 9:44 AM

As I have said many many times here before:

Some long time GL fans think Pam Long is the REASON for the change; CBS wanted GL to be GH, and it was only the strength of Pam Long pushing back re the Bauers that we had as many left as we did.

If "TPTB" had their way the Bauers would have been wiped out. (That sentiment never really went away: see under Bauer, Maureen, date of death 1993)

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 119Last Thursday at 9:48 AM

R104, I loved that Tony Geary interview, too. And it may have been the first venue where he announced he’s just been made an EU citizen. He now has a dual passport. Looking forward to Nancy, Kim and Jane tomorrow.

Kim said yesterday she didn’t remember the scene with Reva/India in the ladies room at the Blue Orchid. Maybe she was just being diplomatic about Mary Kay Adams? I loved Michael O’Leary’s story about James Goodwin refusing to sing a song Pam Long wrote-he called it a piece of crap-and soon afterward Johnny Bauer not only ended up with terminal cancer, he was impotent, too.


by Guillermo Ibarra reply 120Last Thursday at 9:51 AM

The comments from the Shayne Family Reunion seem to suggest that Kristi Ferrell was possibly high or drunk........sad but several posters seemed to believe it was more than just technical difficulties.

I honestly couldn't watch after the first few minutes.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 121Last Thursday at 11:20 AM

I don't think Zimmer was being diplomatic. She didn't spar often with India; she did more with Vanessa, Sonni, Annie, et. al.

She referenced the showdowns that MK and Beverlee.

I don' t think there's bad blood.

I heard the scene (aka THE SCENE) has been sent to Zimmer.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 122Last Thursday at 11:52 AM

Yeah, I imagine she can't remember every scene she ever did! We love it but even I forgot about it over the years until it surfaced on YT.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 123Last Thursday at 11:53 AM

Well, Ferrell said she never married or had kids. I think she’s probably had an alcohol/substance abuse issues for a very long time. Going by yesterday’s reunion she wasn’t a fan of Larkin Malloy’s. I thought it was interesting that Michael O’Leary stepped away around when Krista Tesreau mentioned Judi Evans.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 124Last Thursday at 1:43 PM

I wonder if the backstage Judi issues were about Mikey. She and Grant talked when he visited the set a few years back (and when Vincent was there - the three of them took a photo) so they seem to have been on good terms.

BTW, looks like Judi's condition is worse....she has blood clots.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 125Last Thursday at 1:51 PM

[quote] I thought it was interesting that Michael O’Leary stepped away around when Krista Tesreau mentioned Judi Evans.

And the chances of a "Four Musketeers" reunion seems less and less chances of happening

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 126Last Thursday at 2:11 PM

R125, I thought it was supposed to be a good thing that they caught a blood clot when Judi was being examined for her collapsed lung following the horseback riding accident

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 127Last Thursday at 2:18 PM

R127 they did say it's good they caught it, but she has to undergo some serious surgery.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 128Last Thursday at 2:23 PM

Duncan and his wee lass.

(Filed under: it's a shame a man so hot is such a right wing pigfucker.)

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 129Last Thursday at 2:23 PM

it's a shame that Audrey Peters died almost a year ago and we never heard about it.....

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 130Last Thursday at 2:28 PM

O’Leary’s impressions of Terrell Anthony and Jordan Clarke were pretty funny. He said that Krista and Kristi were two of the nicest girls he ever worked with on GL. Interesting. He also said the chick who played the “deaf Amish virgin” was a wild woman off set.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 131Last Thursday at 2:41 PM

Folks this is how you win an Emmy.

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 132Last Thursday at 3:31 PM

R121 I felt the same way. It was painful to watch.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 133Last Thursday at 3:33 PM

Oh, Lord, R129! Margaret is a VERY outspoken liberal. Should be... interesting, no?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 134Last Thursday at 7:07 PM

R134 They were a couple years ago (off screen as well as on) so hopefully they still get along.

Then again, it might be more fun if they didn't! LOL

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 135Last Thursday at 8:36 PM

I always knew that the show found Mary Kay Adams when she auditioned for the role of Beth's cousin India Raines. But I was surprised to hear that Kristi Ferrell was discovered at that same time when she also auditioned for India Raines.

Ferrell said she and Mary Kay did so well, they decided to create two characters out of the one. Thus we got India Von Halkien and Roxie Shayne, neither of whom were related to Beth.

And then a year later, they brought in Beth's cousin Jessie Matthews (played by Rebecca Stabb) and her mother Calla (played by Lisby Larson) .

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 136Last Friday at 12:39 AM


The latest on Judi is that the surgery has had to be postponed due to her not being stable. It's really frightening because that thing could break loose and kill her .

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 137Last Friday at 1:37 AM

So did the video with Kristi get better? I gave up at the beginning, but if it's watchable later on I may try again.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 138Last Friday at 7:32 AM

The woman on the left in OP's photo-wasn't she on some episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She played a Maqui fighter or something.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 139Last Friday at 7:59 AM

The new Locher Room annoucement:

Melissa Hayden, Mark Derwin, Kimberly Simms, Morgan Englund and Jocelyn whatsersnatch that played Mallet's sister.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 140Last Friday at 8:07 AM

Mark Derwin So sexy.

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by Guillermo Ibarra reply 141Last Friday at 8:14 AM

I find both the Mallets - Mark and Rob Bogue - really sexy

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 142Last Friday at 8:33 AM

R138, no, the Kristi thing never got any better. She logged in and out a few times but it never improved. Big disappointment. And she was always too far away from the camera.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 143Last Friday at 9:15 AM

[quote] I loved Michael O’Leary’s story about James Goodwin refusing to sing a song Pam Long wrote-he called it a piece of crap-and soon afterward Johnny Bauer not only ended up with terminal cancer, he was impotent, too.

Poor guy - first he plays a guy who can't get it up, then he gets a role as a guy with a small dick on "Sex and the City". No wonder his career went straight down the shitter...

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 144Last Friday at 9:46 AM

Johnny Bauer was the cure for insomnia. Poor Kassie - stuck in boring land until OLTL tapped into what she could do.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 145Last Friday at 1:10 PM

Johnny Bauer had a potato face.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 146Last Friday at 1:28 PM

I'm watching Ellen Dolan and Scott Holmes on The Locher Room right now. Alan Locher asked Scott to talk about the Broadway musicals he was in, and Scott was listing them off really fast, like, "Well, Evita was my favorite, and then I worked on one with Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli, and then I did--"

Locher: "Wait, wait, wait!" LOL... "Talk about Liza!"

So, Ellen leans into the camera, puts her elbow on the table and her chin on her fist, and says with a knowing smile, "YES, SCOTT-- TELL US ABOUT LIZA." Well, it's obvious that Ellen has already heard PLENTY.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 147Last Friday at 3:47 PM

Hillary B. Smith (Margo #2) tells the story where she dropped by the ATWT set to visit Ben Henderickson and Ellen Dolan (Margo #3) walked up to her with a smile, handed her the script and said "You play it"

Hillary said "Noooo, it is your part now:

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 148Last Friday at 3:53 PM

who was Margo in a scene with when Ellen said that to HBS?

Tom, I bet.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 149Last Friday at 4:15 PM

Supposedly Scott, Ellen and Ben were very close friends.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 150Last Friday at 7:35 PM

Gregg Marx was a tough act to follow -- and Scott Holmes proved Marxx was actually an impossible one to follow.

Holmes played Tom more pompous than Don Stewart played Mike Bauer.

When it was clear that Henry Lange had pulled the trigger on himself and framed Caleb for his killing, Tom decided to let the law decide ...everyone was giving him props for not going for the win. PLEASE!

And there's no way Tom should have prosecuted Barbara for James' murder given; all Jessica would have to do is go to the judge and say the defendant dumped the d.a. at the altar to marry the decedent.


by Guillermo Ibarra reply 151Last Friday at 8:53 PM

In the reunion, Ellen seemed a lot like Margo, but Scott did NOT seem a lot like Tom. It confirmed my suspicions that "Uptight Tom" was more a product of the writing and direction than of Holmes himself. No, I don't think Holmes could have played Marx's "Romantic Tom," but I do think he could have played Justin Deas' "Shambolic Tom." A return to writing the character as a well-meaning but semi-dysfunctional victim of divorce and war would have been more of a challenge for Holmes and more satisfying for viewers.

And OMG, when Scott was talking about Benjamin Hendrickson's impersonation of Helen Wagner's walk... "the hand waving behind the back"... Can't you just see it?

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 152Last Saturday at 6:33 AM

Scott and Ellen made it clear, without mentioning him, that Goutman totally fucked up ATWT’s last months.

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 153Last Saturday at 6:34 AM

Oh shit, I need to watch that one!

by Guillermo Ibarra reply 154Last Saturday at 6:57 AM

Tony & Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth plays a maid on As The World Turns

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