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AMC: J.R. Martinez's Book Full of Heart


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#1 ~bl~

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

He considered himself lucky because he didn't have to endure hair/makeup. just needed anti-shine and powder. Some of the guys wore eyeliner, and some even had abs sprayed on them.

Shortly before he was due to do his first scene, he was approached by one of the show's seasoned actors with whom he'd be sharing his acting debut. "Hey babe. do you want to run lines by the window?" He called everyone babe, and J.R. didn't even know what run lines meant, this was 20 minutes before he had to go. Instead of looking at the script, this actor starting telling J.R. his life story and they didn't rehearse at all.

In the first two weeks he did about 10-15 shows. Once he was on The View, he started to get attention from cougars. He does say on set, a lot of the cast and crew seemed to care, if he did something well onstage, he would get applause.

His first partner was an "experienced soap actress who'd recently come to AMC from another soap." According to J.R. she was less than thrilled to be paired with him, but he respected her work. He tried his best, and asked for feedback. This story is about their first kissing scene. He was nervous, and giggly like a 5 year old, he continued giggling and then he did a big laugh. The she said "What the hell are you giggling about?" and hissed at him. He tried to stifle laughing, and put his energy into the kiss. He kissed her and well she pulled back and yelled "Oh my God, the rookie used his tongue!" He was embarrassed as he had no idea that you don't use tongue as no one told him. According to him fortunately he "never had to be in the position to do a love scene with her again." And she was gone before the end of the year.

On Shannon Kane...he calls her beautiful and freethinking. She also would give him suggestions and was encouraging and helpful.

Another costar female approached him and gave him her number. (He describes her as a diva, pretty full of herself, but she was very experienced and wanted her approval.) Then J.R. realized they weren't friends when this woman told him "I see the way you play against Shannon on-screen, and you're acting like a boy, not like a man." He then explained that's what he was told to do, and she backpedaled.

He also mentions how he ended up going to LA with the show, and he was shocked since he knew there were a "handful of experienced actors who weren't being included in the move."
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

I love how Ehlers is simply referred to as "experienced soap actress" as if we didnt know who it was

I wonder who that other female costar was that gave him her number
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

I don't know why but for some reason I thought of Bobbie Eakes when I read that part about the number Posted Image
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

I love how Ehlers is simply referred to as "experienced soap actress" as if we didnt know who it was

I wonder who that other female costar was that gave him her number

A full of herself diva with a lot of experience. To me that says Budig but somehow that doesn't feel right. (I'm assuming this actress was in his age group.)
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

Who'd he interact with when he first joined the show? Ehlers and who else female wise?
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

It sounds to me like he's talking about Charity Rahmer.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

Who'd he interact with when he first joined the show? Ehlers and who else female wise?

Debbi Morgan. Maybe that was her way of giving him acting advice.

Edited by marceline, 04 November 2012 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

Dont know why but I instantly thought of Jamie Luner
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

I thought Morgan too.

Had to be MEK calling him babe.

Loved Martinez on the show. Sure he wasn't gonna win any awards, and the writers never gave him any story to work with, but he had such an easygoing likable presence. Glad he was there till the end.

(how does one "spray paint"abs?)
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

I love Debbi onscreen but I've heard stories in the past about her perhaps being prickly. I don't know if that's true. My first thought was Budig, but she seems pretty down to earth and sweet despite her character growing increasingly remote in the later years.

JR Martinez was a solid performer who worked hard, and - yes - he had charisma and I daresay sex appeal. He certainly charmed me.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

JR had his first scenes with MEK. So, it has to be him. I remember this because I just JR's first scenes again about 2 months ago (Thx SoapNet)

*go finds rope to hang self wiiiiiiiiiiith!* (kidding)


Also. Beth Ehlers treated JR like s**t. At least that's what I heard back in 2009.

Edited by weareclouds, 04 November 2012 - 07:34 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

I actually recently just watched Brot's debut on AMC again (from the recaps on SOAPnet) and, yep, he shared his first scenes with MEK. LOL!

JR had his first scenes with MEK. So, it has to be him. I remember this because I just JR's first scenes again about 2 months ago (Thx SoapNet)

*go finds rope to hang self wiiiiiiiiiiith!* (kidding)

LOL, great minds. I was watching that episode a few days ago. I know the recaps are in like March 2009 now but Im still very behind! ;-P
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

I never knew BEh was such a c u next tuesday till the stuff on AMC
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

She always rubbed me the wrong way though. She seems like a major douchette.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

I never knew BEh was such a c u next tuesday till the stuff on AMC


I've heard of a couple GL stars who turned into monsters when they joined other shows.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

Who!? I wanna know! :D
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

His first partner was an "experienced soap actress who'd recently come to AMC from another soap." According to J.R. she was less than thrilled to be paired with him, but he respected her work. He tried his best, and asked for feedback. This story is about their first kissing scene. He was nervous, and giggly like a 5 year old, he continued giggling and then he did a big laugh. The she said "What the hell are you giggling about?" and hissed at him. He tried to stifle laughing, and put his energy into the kiss. He kissed her and well she pulled back and yelled "Oh my God, the rookie used his tongue!" He was embarrassed as he had no idea that you don't use tongue as no one told him. According to him fortunately he "never had to be in the position to do a love scene with her again." And she was gone before the end of the year.

I wonder if TV4Me has a response to this? LMAO!

I remember watching Taylor on AMC the first time and I wasn't that bothered by her but now that I know how Beth treated J.R, I've been nothing short of annoyed with the bitch since Im reliving her stint again. I think they should've stuck with Taylor/Jake/Amanda and brought Brot in as a fellow friend of Taylor & Frankie from the war.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:42 PM


I've heard of a couple GL stars who turned into monsters when they joined other shows.


It seems to me like the GL culture under every EP from Rauch on seemed to be enabling the cast's bad behavior instead of nipping it in the bud. As a result, when they went to other shows they behaved as if they ran the show.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

Most likely because at GL, someone would have taken J.R. under their wing and something like that never would have happened. Also on that set perhaps there was positive peer pressure.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

I never knew BEh was such a c u next tuesday till the stuff on AMC


I didn't really surprise me especially knowing about her cheating in the early 90's and I had heard other things about her.
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