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7 hours ago, dragonflies said:

I also remember reading that filming the scenes of Jennifer's death was kind of a catalyst and losing his mother as well. 

 

This reminded me of Richard Higgs, who was playing Andrew Marriott on LOVE OF LIFE, when he committed suicide.  I wonder how his sudden death affected LOL's plans for Andrew beyond recasting his character.

 

(BTW, Higgs also played Dr. Dan Allison on THE DOCTORS, in case anyone who's been watching the reruns on RetroTV can't place him on LOL.)

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I think had the show opted to bring Patrick Duffy back as a Bobby lookalike.. I would have written the lookalike as being different from Bobby in some ways.. to give the character a chance to stand on his own.  Perhaps even have it being questioned if he's a twin of Bobby's.. only to find out that he isn't related to the Ewings, just happens to look like Bobby.  If the audience accepted Duffy as a Bobby lookalike.. than test him with the ladies on the show.. Jenna, Pam, etc.   If the audience didn't accept Duffy as a new character, then have him take a dark turn and try to use his resemblance to the late Bobby to get in good with the Ewings, except for J.R..

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4 hours ago, Soaplovers said:

 

If I recall, she had a problem with the work hours.. that increased when Farren Phelps came aboard.. and also complained about the writing for Alexandra.. becoming one note with her vendetta against Mindy.  And I tend to agree with her complaints.  

 

Yep.

 

She tried to convince JFP to conduct some sort of study and figure out why the workdays were getting so much longer.  However, her pleas fell on proverbial deaf ears.

 

In her interview w/ Michael Logan, she did say that she had thought about asking TPTB to cut back her hours, but realized this would have cut back others' as well, and she didn't want to do that to them.  So, she made up her mind to leave.

6 hours ago, GMac said:

Myrna Clegg should have never been brought in to play Alexandra, she was miscast from Day 1. 

 

I don't think Marj Dusay was miscast, per se, but I do think she came aboard at a time when GL started to go down in quality, and that that resulted in too many poor story decisions for Alexandra (and others).  If Nancy Curlee had still been working on the show, I feel like she would have done a much better job tailoring Alex around MD's strengths.

31 minutes ago, applcin said:

On AW, when Linda Dano was going to get a facelift, didn't they write about Felicia falling through a window?

 

I thought it was a skylight (during a fight between Alexander Nikos and Carl Hutchins)?  Oh, well, I could be wrong.

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9 hours ago, kalbir said:

 

So Bill Bell didn't originally plan to pair Victor/Nikki then? I wonder who Victor and Nikki were supposed to end up with. Could we possibly have gotten a Victor/Casey pairing?

 

I asked about this in the B&B Old Articles thread, but I've always wondered if Bill Bell originally intended for Brooke/Eric to become involved (that story had elements of Katherine/Phillip/Jill and Liz/Stuart/Jill) or was it a rewrite due to KKL becoming pregnant.

 

Nikki was also seeing Andy around the time of the stalker storyline and Greg still had feelings for her. So who knows how things would have went without MTS real life pregnancy effecting the story. 

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Yeah, Linda didn't want Felicia to have a facelift, she said, "That was Jeanne Cooper's thing."

 

A million years ago, I was an extra in the movie Minority Report which filmed in D.C. We were moving to another location and I was in a people carrier with some of the wives of crew members. They were all from L.A. and kind of drooling over the monuments and I mentioned Capitol which would fly from L.A. to shoot on location. One of the ladies perked up and said her friend Todd Curtis was on the show. This is a really long way of me getting to the point that we talked about his car accident that caused substantial trauma to his face. For those of you who don't know, he was temporarily replaced by Russell Todd, then Todd Curtis returned and they wrote his injuries into Jordy's storyline. The lady I was chatting with said he had a real rough go of it, and they certainly worked that art imitates life element into Jordy's storyline as well. I read that the show actually made him up to look more injured than he actually was.

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9 hours ago, titan1978 said:

As I recall from her infamous exit interview, she felt the story was done and it was time for a new dimension if it were to continue, and that Alex had become so harsh as a result of everything without balance or a story or love interest to bring her back out of just being a meddling bitch.  Plus the JFP production had added hours to all their days, and her concerns were ignored.

 

I cannot imagine her on the show that GL turns into within a couple of years after her departure.  She would have quit then anyway.

 

I just love her, nobody could deliver a line like her.  

 

True.

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On 8/4/2018 at 10:31 PM, carolineg said:

I think so?  I was talking about the actual bombing being pushed back, but Hunter vs. Spelling works too....

 

I think Hunter herself is a real life soap

 

Hunter Tylo being fired from Melrose Place certainly changed up whatever Bold & Beautiful was planning to do without her. She left in June 1996, and B&B was starting up the Ridge/Brooke/Grant story. Once Tylo got the Melrose boot, she jumped right back in to B&B, Ridge proposed to Taylor as she wore the bride's dress at the fashion show, and the rest is history. 

On 8/5/2018 at 3:00 PM, applcin said:


DAYS - One of Mary Beth Evans' pregnancies resulted in Kayla being drugged, lying in a bed in the Devereaux mansion.
 

 

What an icky coincidence - same thing happened to Billie Reed in '96 when a pregnant Krista Allen meant Billie was stuck in bed getting pumped heroin for months. 

 

 

Speaking of Marj Dusay as GL's Alex, late in 1998 she returned to the show (along with Mary Kay Adams as India) but left by February '99 because she accepted the contract role of AMC's Vanessa (GL only brought her back recurring). I wonder if they had any concrete plans for Alex or if she would've just been window dressing as India became. 

 

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42 minutes ago, Gray Bunny said:

 

Hunter Tylo being fired from Melrose Place certainly changed up whatever Bold & Beautiful was planning to do without her. She left in June 1996, and B&B was starting up the Ridge/Brooke/Grant story. Once Tylo got the Melrose boot, she jumped right back in to B&B, Ridge proposed to Taylor as she wore the bride's dress at the fashion show, and the rest is history. 

 

What an icky coincidence - same thing happened to Billie Reed in '96 when a pregnant Krista Allen meant Billie was stuck in bed getting pumped heroin for months. 

 

 

Speaking of Marj Dusay as GL's Alex, late in 1998 she returned to the show (along with Mary Kay Adams as India) but left by February '99 because she accepted the contract role of AMC's Vanessa (GL only brought her back recurring). I wonder if they had any concrete plans for Alex or if she would've just been window dressing as India became. 

 

 

I recall marj was offered the role of vanessa with a guaranteed contract...but she was working at GL on recurring...and she checked the filming schedule for GL..and sake shr wasnt listed on the filming schedule that was scheduled out 3 to 4 weeks into the future...and decided to make the leap and accepted the role of Vanessa.

 

However, she chewed scnerary and over acted as vanessa...she didnt have that sinister undertone that she had as Mryna clegg..nor the fun side of alexandra.

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Just now, Soaplovers said:

However, she chewed scnerary and over acted as vanessa...she didnt have that sinister undertone that she had as Mryna clegg..nor the fun side of alexandra.

 

Sometimes actors just act what's on the page, or they get bad notes from directors.  I have a feeling she got both on AMC.

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1 hour ago, Gray Bunny said:

 

Hunter Tylo being fired from Melrose Place certainly changed up whatever Bold & Beautiful was planning to do without her. She left in June 1996, and B&B was starting up the Ridge/Brooke/Grant story. Once Tylo got the Melrose boot, she jumped right back in to B&B, Ridge proposed to Taylor as she wore the bride's dress at the fashion show, and the rest is history. 

 

 

 

I think it changed the proposed storyline for B&B, but not in a drastic or a ridiculous way.  They just stuck Taylor back in with Ridge.

Melrose Place intrigues me more as I can't reconcile Lisa Rinna's version of Taylor as anything Hunter Tylo would play.  Like her or not, Rinna's Taylor was a bright spot of ridiculousness in Melrose worst years. 

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1 minute ago, SteelCity said:

That might be the most offensive advertising I can recall for a soap! I think Rebecca Budig even got upset?

Yeah its way offensive to Sabine

 

At least when they brought Susan Haskell back as OLTL's Marty months later they said Original Marty

 

One word can make all the difference

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4 minutes ago, John said:

Yeah its way offensive to Sabine

 

At least when they brought Susan Haskell back as OLTL's Marty months later they said Original Marty

 

One word can make all the difference

That one word makes a huge difference! I don't even think Sabine was bad! She brought back the original Greenlee bite and didn't exude that overconfident, lazy performance Rebecca had.

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