In a move sure to shock some 'RTSB' viewers, executive producer & creator juniorz has fired Christine Tudor Newman and replaced her with Deborah Adair as Elizabeth Wayne. Adair takes over the part beginning today. Why the sudden change?
"We wanted someone who people might be a bit more familiar with than Christine. While I love and admire her work and thought she was brilliant in the part so far, I had to take a step back from my own thoughts and think about how others see Elizabeth. Right now, those who are unfamiliar with Christine are probably having a hard time picturing Elizabeth, which only works against me. There aren't many online pics of her and the two that I have found don't represent the quality I want for Elizabeth. Deborah Adair may not have many more pictures than Newman, but hers have the quality I want for Elizabeth. Additionally, Adair was always my second choice for the part and the past couple of weeks, I've been toying with the notion of bringing her on, with the character of Elizabeth in mind. The more I thought about her in the part, the more I realized how right she is for it. I'm thrilled to have her on board!!" explains juniorz.
Elizabeth hasn't been too heavily featured up until now, but her story seems to be picking up again. All of the scenes of the abortion and her history with CC & Sophia have been re-shot with Adair, and will probably air again at some point.
Don't miss Adair's debut on Episode 36 at approximately 9 PM EST TONIGHT as 'RTSB' continues with its NON-STOP JANUARY!!!!