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5 hours ago, FrenchBug82 said:

Let me ask something I have always wondered as delicately as I can: was Larkin M. considered attractive at the height of his popularity? 

There were many Kyle/Reva fans..so I would say so. I always thought he was more attractive when he first started on Edge, as that was before the flaming nostrils and over enunciating started.

I think Kyle was not the best role for him, he was Alan lite..but there was something in Malloy's acting that changed. From the reunions everyone seemed to kind of insinuate that he wasn't the easiest to get along with...(He confronted poor Terrel Anthony on his first day with a "Don't piss on my leg, I am the resident hunk" even though they were totally different characters) don't know if playing a character trying to essentially in the closet (married to society woman but turned on by Reva) was too close to his life or if he was drinking... I dont think the show or the actor were upset when he left. 

I wish they had just brought him on as Sky and had him fall for Reva and then Raven comes to town...THAT would have been fun to watch Gabot and Zimmer bitching and diva the place up.

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2 hours ago, Mitch said:

I wish they had just brought him on as Sky and had him fall for Reva and then Raven comes to town...THAT would have been fun to watch Gabot and Zimmer bitching and diva the place up.

I think Sharon Gabet would have gone for that rather than go to AW, in hindsight.

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2 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

I think Sharon Gabet would have gone for that rather than go to AW, in hindsight.

A Raven/India team up against Reva...with Alex throwing shade along the way...soap heaven for all of us gaylings back then!

 

 

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12 hours ago, FrenchBug82 said:

Let me ask something I have always wondered as delicately as I can: was Larkin M. considered attractive at the height of his popularity? 

My opinion was that Larkin had panache.  He wasn't conventionally sexy, and it stretched the imagination that young women like Roxie and Mindy would physically attracted to him, but his appeal was evident.  As I recall, Larkin was hit by car at the height of his initial success on Edge of Night.  When he returned he was noticeably more gaunt, but he still played shirtless sex scenes. 

It was also an era when east coast actors were not all as ripped and toned as actors today.  And, a slightly older guy could still be cast as a single leading man without many questions.  For example, Michael Wilding Jr who played Jackson Freemont had some of the sharpest cheekbones in the biz, but he wasn't a chiseled hunk, and Warren Burton who played Warren Andrews got by on his charms, without the visible attributes that would indicate he was attractive to gals like India.

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8 hours ago, Mitch said:

I wish they had just brought him on as Sky and had him fall for Reva and then Raven comes to town...THAT would have been fun to watch Gabot and Zimmer bitching and diva the place up.

And don't forget, Sky and Raven had Jamey and Charlotte. Jamey (born in December 1978) could have been SORASed alongside Alan-Michael (September 1981). It's smoother with Charlotte (December 1984), who could have been peers with Bill (November 1984) and Michelle (November 1985).

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10 hours ago, Franko said:

And don't forget, Sky and Raven had Jamey and Charlotte. Jamey (born in December 1978) could have been SORASed alongside Alan-Michael (September 1981). It's smoother with Charlotte (December 1984), who could have been peers with Bill (November 1984) and Michelle (November 1985).

Very good points. They could have driven plot for years!

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11 hours ago, j swift said:

My opinion was that Larkin had panache.  He wasn't conventionally sexy, and it stretched the imagination that young women like Roxie and Mindy would physically attracted to him, but his appeal was evident

I think he was a very handsome man..tho not sexy (to me) as Kyle as there was this weird bit of "rage" just under the service all the time. I could see Roxy and Mindy taken by this sophisticated classy guy so different then others.  Remember Bernau was not a ripped "hunk" and his younger time as Alan he looks like sex on a stick. I do think something about his looks changed after the car accident..maybe he needed some facial surgery and while still handsome as hell, maybe it just reinforced his tendancy to flair those nostrils which seemed OTT. 

I just watched Days for the first time in forever...(you know Re-Possessed) and found the guy playing John improved with age..(now that he dumped the mullet, and well, he still is the worst actor on earth) and looked much earthier and sexier then the plastic young people..but maybe its just my age.

10 hours ago, Joseph said:

Does Anyone know if Joan Collins as Alexandra was Any good ironically it's harder to find clips with her than with earlier Beverlee or Marj

Joan was MUCH better then Marj (love her R.I.P.) but she wasn't on long so maybe while the clips are hard to find. Look for the Ex-Wives Club clips and you see her in all her wiley Alex glory!

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1 hour ago, Mitch said:

I think he was a very handsome man..tho not sexy (to me) as Kyle as there was this weird bit of "rage" just under the service all the time. I could see Roxy and Mindy taken by this sophisticated classy guy so different then others.  Remember Bernau was not a ripped "hunk" and his younger time as Alan he looks like sex on a stick. I do think something about his looks changed after the car accident..maybe he needed some facial surgery and while still handsome as hell, maybe it just reinforced his tendancy to flair those nostrils which seemed OTT. 

I just watched Days for the first time in forever...(you know Re-Possessed) and found the guy playing John improved with age..(now that he dumped the mullet, and well, he still is the worst actor on earth) and looked much earthier and sexier then the plastic young people..but maybe its just my age.

Joan was MUCH better then Marj (love her R.I.P.) but she wasn't on long so maybe while the clips are hard to find. Look for the Ex-Wives Club clips and you see her in all her wiley Alex glory!

Oh right I'll will thanks

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On 9/22/2021 at 11:31 PM, Joseph said:

Does Anyone know if Joan Collins as Alexandra was Any good ironically it's harder to find clips with her than with earlier Beverlee or Marj

Personally, I thought Collins was a lot of fun in the role; significantly better than Marj Dusay, whom I always found to be breathy and hammy.

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