has there been any updates on any additions to the Y&R writing team? with Jean gone you would think they would bring in a new BDW. im not sure if Altman is the only one left or not? Y&R'S credits are so confusing I have no idea who are BDW and who are SW.
I'm curious as to why this thread hasn't gotten any responses? He was brilliant, had a few clunkers but so did every other great HW! Go to the cancelled soap section and look at ATWT and GL's pages, they have plenty of clips up (not sure about the classic GH page)! His writing, IMO, was a mixture of Bill Bell, Harding Lemay and Claire Labine swirled together and it equaled Douglas Marland!!!
budig never left early just once her contract was up she left!! she never said one bad thing about GL but she couldn't wait to leave cause they were not really writing for michelle. Dinah, annie and cassie was where GL was at the time! she spoke once about GL after joining AMC about how much racier the love scenes were then before on GL!
say what you want about Rachel Miner as the best michelle, but she was your typical child actress not ever going to turn into your daytime heroine! she had the same quality like Kirsten alderson, cute child actress but never the type execs would allow to be theyre sexy younger leading lady!! Erin Torpey almost made it but the only one I can think of being allowed to grow up onscreen is Kimberly McCullough and even she never played "sexy"
I liked Budig as michelle on GL! I really wish Budig would have stayed past her contract when michelle and drew killed danny's cousin because I would have loved to seen her chemistry with PAS and seen how they're "manny" would have been as I strongly believe she would have put Lenz's "manny" to shame!! I would give anything to see Budig and Stewart together!!
* Kevin Bacon- I recall in some magazine(I believe it was right after GL's cancellation notice), where he slammed his time there and spoke of how he couldn't wait to leave and even went as far to say how horrible "the writing was" and this was when Marland was writing the show!
*Brian Bloom- ATWT. still don't understand his resentment towards the show at the time? Dusty was the golden boy!
*Wendy Moniz- as much as I loved her portrayal of Dinah, I've often heard of her diva attitude BTS and was always ready to bolt as she did as soon as her contract was up and the rumors confirmed it once she said she would never do daytime again! this shocked me since she was GL's princess during her time there! also there were stories of how nasty her and Grillo were towards Laura Wright after she joined the show and came between Dinah and Hart although I'm not 100% sure on that rumor, they were pretty nasty towards coworkers??