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#1 John

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:49 AM

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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#2 quartermainefan

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:05 PM

Dawn Winthrop was amusing. Every time you turned around the role was recast.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:12 PM

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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:40 PM

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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:03 PM

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.

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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.

Edited by passionsfan, 07 March 2011 - 10:17 PM.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:08 PM

"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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:13 PM

"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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:17 PM

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

Edited by Cheap21, 07 March 2011 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:24 PM

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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:30 PM

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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:37 PM

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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:39 PM

I love when they speak spanish even if I dont understand what the heck is being said.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:54 PM

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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:01 PM

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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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:07 PM

The thing is, she had a point: Carlotta was (on the surface, at least) devoutly Catholic; and we all know how the Catholic church feels about homosexuality. If anything, I think her decision not to continue with the show pointed up a wonderful, missed opportunity to show someone whom the viewers knew and recognized who was not okay w/ her son apparently involved with another man.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:13 PM

The thing is, she had a point: Carlotta was (on the surface, at least) devoutly Catholic; and we all know how the Catholic church feels about homosexuality. If anything, I think her decision not to continue with the show pointed up a wonderful, missed opportunity to show someone whom the viewers knew and recognized who was not okay w/ her son apparently involved with another man.



I don't really care about her point. If she feels her religion or personal beliefs entitles one to pass judgment on other people's lifestyles, than she should go hang out with white supremacists and applaud when they pass judgment on her. Then we'll see how fast her tune changes to "why can't people just live and let live?"
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#18 John

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:15 PM

That Was Not The Issue

The Issue Was That Without Permission From Frank V She Re-Wrote all Her Scenes. You Dont Do That. Then She Tried To Sue But PM Wasnt On Contract So The Suit Had No Merit
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:17 PM

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


Me too. ^_^

OLTL's Dorian: Nancy Pinkerton was let go/pushed out because the show wanted to keep Dorian around yet take her in a softer, less threatening direction. They felt that was impossible with Nancy still in the role, the image of her villainous Dorian would be too hard for the audience to shake. Her replacement, Claire Malis, ended up moving to California with her husband and that's how Robin Strasser, unhappy with her AMC role of Christina, got the part of Dorian. Robin left in '87 and turned down Paul Rauch's invites for her to return, making one last ditch effort telling her that he'd found an actress who looked just like her... and they'd be shooting in Austria! Robin said too bad it wasn't Paris, and turned down the offer. Elaine Princi was hired. Robin had been doing episodic work in Los Angeles for a few years when her friend Michael Zaslow suggested that she speak with JFP about replacing the freshly departed Beverlee McKinsey as Alexandra on GL. Robin and JFP took a meeting, it all looked good, JFP would get back to her after, she was in the middle of contracts. Robin ran into a soap reporter on her way out. She'd already promised OLTL she'd meet with them first if she ever planned on returning to daytime. She contacted OLTL and met with Linda Gottlieb. Linda didn't really know anything about Robin's history/popularity but soon learned and decided that she wanted her back, especially with the big 25th anniversary down the pike. Elaine's contract was not renewed and Robin was rehired. The role of Alexandra went to Marj Dusay.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:25 PM

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.

Did you see those scenes air:? Regardless of her personal convictions, it was just stupid. Carlota saw Cristian with a book and automatically assumed he was gay even though he had NEVER showed any inkling of being gay. She said she always knew he was and used him eing art as an example to reinforce this. She got overly happy about having a gay son as if he was going to be the Stanford to her Carrie Bradshaw. It made absolutely no sense and was written completely out of character both for Carlota but for the history of Cristian up until that point
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