Newmans agreed to deal with Victor for show. So she has no choice but to do it to keep up appearances.
Not sure why you think she's not a fan nor why you think her opinion will stop what Sony or CBS dictates? I know she created Phick and likes to brag about it. That story paid dividends for the show so she should be proud. But I can't say it translates to hating shick, of which I've never been a fan.
I feel like that would have been super painful to have Anne back for just two weeks, then lose her again! I liked Jensen's Vicky enough, but she wasn't even in the same stratosphere as Anne's portrayal. Love when actors aren't ashamed of their soapy past, fine to joke about having evil twins and all the silly soap tropes, but I love when actors make it to the big time and look back fondly on their soapy starts.
I LOVED Angela and that was the storyline where I fell in love with her. They really should have continued trying her as the new female lead because it was working. Unfortunately, Pam Long severely backburnered her in favor of BJ Walker. It didn't work, like all of Long's tenure.
Yes, AW tried to get her back......sort of. She was asked the first time Jensen left, but her Hollywood career was picking up steam and she declined. She was asked again to sub in for Jensen as a temp recast in September 1998, at the height of her stardom. That time, she actually wanted to do it- it was only going to be a 2 week gig and she was all for it. Things were looking good but either her agents/management wouldn't let her or there ended up being a scheduling conflict. Pretty sure it was the former and instead we got Cynthia Watros.
Alright it is official in my thirty years of soap watching, whatever flew as the Avant family drama story this past week on B&B is the DUMBEST, MOST ASININE and IMPLAUSIBLE story I have ever seen on a soap. So dumb and nonsensical I can't even describe it words...