Ariana Muenker is very friendly on FB, at least she was in a Doctor's group I am in. When someone asked her about her characters, she gave a lot of info about them. They had spelled her first GL character Christy and she explained the importance of it being Christie. She was just a temp. Greta on TD, but she recalled a lot about the actors. She spoke highly of her Melinda run. She didn't say a lot about Christine Valere, mostly how nice James Goodwin was, and the levity BTS.
Francesca James directed episodes for All My Children.
I thought she had started directing in the ‘90s, but I was watching the 1987 episode where Erica famously drives a race car, and Francesca was the director of that particular show.
Thank you, I've been aware of this website as well. They actually used to be on YouTube, but this person decided to move off of there about 6 months ago because their videos kept getting deleted and I believe they wanted to monetize it also. The Russian site pretty much has every episode in usually English and Russian. They usually list which language each episode is in and most episodes have up to 3 versions of varying quality. Let me know if anybody wants it. it's all in Russian though so you would have to use a translator of some sort, and you have to register to view the content, otherwise, if you're just a guest on their message board, all those threads and posts are invisible to you so you would have to be registered
I believe she was Ariana Chase when she appeared on the show. I don't recall that much about Melinda, other than she was a trouble maker and died after falling off a boat into a lake and getting hit in the head by said boat. She just died and was rarely ever mentioned again.