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Characters That Were Re/Cast with Perfect Actor, But Fizzled or Flopped


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#1 SoapSurvivor

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

This is for characters or recasts that were cast with the perfect actor but the story just wasn't there. Let's start with Julie Pinson as Billie Reed, on paper and in theory she would have been the perfect Billie, she had the right amount of beauty and a tomboyish appeal.  She also looked young enough to be Kate's daughter.  But her Billie just never took off because the writing wasn't there.

 

I think Greg Vaugh is the perfect choice for Eric Brady, but this priest angle will drag too many characters down to make it work.  Don't want to speak to soon, but Eric is fizzling pretty quickly to me.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

Natalia Livingston & Tamara Braun both as Taylor Walker on DAYS. Just no!


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Jacob Young and Greg Vaughan as Lucky on GH

 

I agree about Natalia and Tamara as Taylor on DOOL


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Natalia Livingston & Tamara Braun both as Taylor Walker on DAYS. Just no!

Oh yeah forgot about those.  Both great actresses, the writers just never thought the character out before bringing her on canvass.  It was like, let's just toss stories out in the wind and see what floats.


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#5 Cheap21

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Natalia Livingston & Tamara Braun both as Taylor Walker on DAYS. Just no!

I'll agree on NL but TB was just wrong for the role.  TB looked older than her onscreen sister and she played the role too self entitled and obnoxious when Taylor was supposed to be more sweet. Taylor sucked no matter who played her though

Lesli Kay as Lois on GH
Lesli Kay as Felicia on B&B
. She was brought on pretty much to die but when she proved popular with viewers, they changed the story and kept her alive. Unfortunately the show didn't know what to do with her and after a brief triangle with Dante/Bridget, she pretty much fizzled.

Jacob Young and Greg Vaughan as Lucky on GH

I agree about Natalia and Tamara as Taylor on DOOL

I thought you thought TB was an awful choice for Taylor...lol

Edited by Cheap21, 12 February 2013 - 08:36 PM.

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#6 dragonflies

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

I do, I was agreeing with him lol ;)


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#7 Cheap21

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Im confused bc i thought this topic was about actors who were good choices for the roles they were chosen to play but the writing just wasnt there and they were pretty much doomed to fail as a result. Thats why to me TB was never a good choice to be Taylor and it wasnt the writing's fault. TB as an actress was just wrong for that and she failed to make it work onscreen.


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#8 Mr. Vixen

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Im confused bc i thought this topic was about actors who were good choices for the roles they were chosen to play but the writing just wasnt there and they were pretty much doomed to fail as a result. Thats why to me TB was never a good choice to be Taylor and it wasnt the writing's fault. TB as an actress was just wrong for that and she failed to make it work onscreen.

 

 

You're correct.

 

 

Another one was Eddie Winslow as Malcolm on Y&R. On paper and in his audition he really POPPED! but somehow, it never transpired well on-screen.

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

Another one was Eddie Winslow as Malcolm on Y&R. On paper and in his audition he really POPPED! but somehow, it never transpired well on-screen.
 
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Now you know you wrong. Eddie Winslow should have NEVER been hired as Malcolm. ALOT of MAB's casting choices were WTF even on paper...lol

People will disagree with me but I don't care. The Gia recast on GH. I liked her and wish she had been given more of a chance. I don't even know why she was recasted if they weren't going to do anything with her.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

I know some of these aren't going to be popular here but anywho...

Y&R

Susan Walters (Diane)
Rachel Kimsey (Mackenzie)
Tammin Sursok (Colleen)
Nia Peeples (Karen)
John Driscoll (Chance)
Walter Fauntleroy (Nate)
Tristan Rogers (Colin)
Peter Porte (Ricky)
Jennifer Landon (Heather)

B&B

Rick Hearst (Whip)
Dax Griffin (Shane)
Ben Hogestyn (Harry)
William deVry (Storm)
Zack Conroy (Oliver)

Edited by y&r_fan, 12 February 2013 - 08:56 PM.

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#11 MoTheGreat

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:56 PM


People will disagree with me but I don't care. The Gia recast on GH. I liked her and wish she had been given more of a chance. I don't even know why she was recasted if they weren't going to do anything with her.


I liked the recast Gia too. I thought they were going to hook her up with Zander.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

I know some of these aren't going to be popular here but anywho...

Y&R

John Driscoll (Chance)


B&B

William deVry (Storm)

IA with these. How the heck did the shows mess these up? They shouldn't have fizzled
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#13 Mr. Vixen

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

Now you know you wrong. Eddie Winslow should have NEVER been hired as Malcolm. ALOT of MAB's casting choices were WTF even on paper...lol

People will disagree with me but I don't care. The Gia recast on GH. I liked her and wish she had been given more of a chance. I don't even know why she was recasted if they weren't going to do anything with her.

 

I was being 100% sarcastic. That was the worst recast Y&R's ever had.

 

I didn't mind the second Gia but I thought the recast was jarring as they looked NOTHING alike.


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#14 dragonflies

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

Maura West as Diane on YR


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#15 Cheap21

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

TJ on GH. I thought the current actor slipped into the role quite well but we all know how that's about to go down now. Similarly, Kiki Ellsworth as Stan. Different from the original, but the casting of him actually made the character seem more viable with more potential. Too bad the show didn't really see that
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#16 Mr. Vixen

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Maura West as Diane on YR

 

I don't think she fits here. Maura was never right for Diane, seeing as she was 15 years too young. Now of course she was fabulous in the role and made it her own, but it wasn't surprising that viewer response was lukewarm.


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#17 y&r_fan

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

 
I don't think she fits here. Maura was never right for Diane, seeing as she was 15 years too young.

And blonde.
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#18 Mr. Vixen

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

And blonde.

 

LOL yes, thought I might have been able to move past that one.


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#19 y&r_fan

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

Double post.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

From what I've read, Sharon Gabet as Melinda Cramer (OLTL).


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