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Why Were Certain Roles Recast?

For Example

YR's Sharon-----Monica Potter Than Heidi Mark Now Sharon Case

GH's Dawn-----Kim Valentine Than Sharon Case Than Lisa Fuller (Dan Gauither's RL Wife) & Finally Jennifer Guthrie

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Dawn Winthrop was amusing. Every time you turned around the role was recast.

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Didn't TPTB at ABCD want OLTL's Kirk Geiger (Kevin) fired because they felt he was too short? In marches the yutz parade of Kevins. I don't think they've ever had a clear idea of who or what they've wanted adult Kevin to be. And it's showed. Something different for every regime.

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Didn't TPTB at ABCD want OLTL's Kirk Geiger (Kevin) fired because they felt he was too short? In marches the yutz parade of Kevins. I don't think they've ever had a clear idea of who or what they've wanted adult Kevin to be. And it's showed. Something different for every regime.

Seems a standard answer - we're taking the character in a new direction.

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Didn't TPTB at ABCD want OLTL's Kirk Geiger (Kevin) fired because they felt he was too short? In marches the yutz parade of Kevins. I don't think they've ever had a clear idea of who or what they've wanted adult Kevin to be. And it's showed. Something different for every regime.

Yeah, as far as I know KG got the boot for being too short. I loved him as Kevin and wish they had kept him around.

Speaking of Kevin, which soap characters have been recast the most times? I don't watch most of the soaps so I'm sure there are a lot of characters I don't know about, but Kevin Buchanan (OLTL) has to be the most recast character I've seen. I think there have been 12 Kevins.

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Days of our Lives

Belle Black: Kirsten Storms left in 2004 when she was cast in the "Clubhouse" pilot. The show didn't last long but by that time Day's had recast the role.

Passions

Kay Bennett- That role was recast several times and with each time her personality seemed to change. I know Deanna Wright left for religious reasons when Heidi Mueller took over.

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"Religious reasons"? That's a new one! (I'm not mocking it, mind you, I've just never heard any actor use that as a reason for leaving a role before.)

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"Religious reasons"? That's a new one! (I'm not mocking it, mind you, I've just never heard any actor use that as a reason for leaving a role before.)

Yeah, at the time her character was out there. Her storylines where involved in all the evil witchcraft, demons, hell storyline, etc. She was the center of alot of it. When she left fans where on her case because she played a hooker on CSI lol.

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Didnt the original Carlota on OLTL leave for religious reasons bc she didnt approve of her character being pro-gay to her son?

Yeah, as far as I know KG got the boot for being too short. I loved him as Kevin and wish they had kept him around.

Speaking of Kevin, which soap characters have been recast the most times? I don't watch most of the soaps so I'm sure there are a lot of characters I don't know about, but Kevin Buchanan (OLTL) has to be the most recast character I've seen. I think there have been 12 Kevins.

To be fair, half of those were kids. There have only been 6 adult Kevins. FYI, Tom Hughs on ATWT had 13 potrayers btu again alot of the early ones were children

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Yes, she left for religious slash actor reasons. She didn't believe that her character, a staunch Catholic latina, would be so openly embracing of her son's (mistaken) homosexuality.

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Yes, she left for religious slash actor reasons. She didn't believe that her character, a staunch Catholic latina, would be so openly embracing of her son's (mistaken) homosexuality.

its too bad that she left/replaced over such a stupid storyline bc Carlota's presence is felt. She should be involved in all these important scenes with Tea over the last year, now with Tomas arrival and dishing advice to Cristian. They dont even use the recast anymore. I wish they'd get PM back

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Yeah, with Antonio gone and Cris on so rarely she's been MIA. She really would be a nice touch, maybe even a surrogate "talk some sense into your fool head" mother for Inez, double interesting given Carlotta's history with Inez's blackmailer Clint. *If I were EP/HW*, I'd do at least one cute scene with Carlotta, Tea, Inez, Cris and Tomas in the diner, completely in Spanish and not at all subtitled.

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I love when they speak spanish even if I dont understand what the heck is being said.

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Most recast roles include Mike Horton (mostly recast as a child -at least 6 times))with 4 adult Mikes-Wesley Eure, Paul Coufos, Micheal T Weiss and Roark Critchlow

Jamie Frame on AW - 5 times as a chil/teen and 5 times as an adult.

Mike Powers on The Doctors 10 times,but Mike started as an older teen on the show,so this could really be regarded as the most recasted role.

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Didnt the original Carlota on OLTL leave for religious reasons bc she didnt approve of her character being pro-gay to her son?

Yes, she left because she thought it unrealistic for a Puerto Rican mother to be tolerant. One doesn't even know where to comment first, is it her opinion of Puerto Rican women that they are all homophobes or is it the fact she is so closed minded and bigoted that she can't even fathom playing a fictional open minded woman on TV? It doesn't matter because however you look at her position she comes off looking like a real piece of work, with "work" being a substitute for another choice word. Good riddance, maybe she should go hang out with some KKK members and cheer them for realistically seeing her as lower than dirt. I imagine then "morality" would no longer be an issue for her, and she would suddenly be about civil liberties.

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