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Lauren Koslow's Kate has this category on lock, especially with the actors who were cast to play her sons...Lisa Rinna doesn't work because she's only ten years younger than Lauren Koslow (who looks ten years younger than Rinna...)

 

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As others have mentioned, Alicia Minshew was the first name that came to mind. Before we knew what an Alicia Minshew was, I thought Wendy Moniz would've made for a good Kendall recast given her resemblance to Susan and coming off her portrayal of Dinah.

 

I wonder if Bianca would've been cast with actresses more closely resembling Susan had they not taken the character in a different direction with Nathalie Paulding. Gina Gallagher's Bianca was a bratty sassy pants ("I'm Erica Kane's daughter!") and seemed geared to morph into a second incarnation of Erica. The anorexia storyline had Bianca as depressed, withdrawn, "*different* looking", bullied/teased.

 

While Mark LaMura favored Albert Stratton, I don't think Susan particularly resembled either of her onscreen parents. Certainly not in the way Robin Strasser resembled Constance Ford and Walter Mathews. Robin even spoke about how they cast her father "explaining" where Rachel got her dusky features.

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13 minutes ago, SFK said:

Gina Gallagher's Bianca was a bratty sassy pants [...] and seemed geared to morph into a second incarnation of Erica.

 

And I wish she had stayed that way.  Bianca, Patron Saints of Lesbian Rape Victims, could be unbearable at times.

 

She wasn't Bianca for very long, but I thought Lacey Chabert favored Susan Lucci a lot.

 

Also, I thought ATWT's first two Margos, Margaret Colin and Hillary B. Smith, could pass for sisters IRL.  (Same with Kathleen Turner and Kim Zimmer, who both played THE DOCTORS' Nola -- that is, before alcohol abuse, bad plastic surgery, and rheumatoid arthritis medication wreaked havoc on Turner's looks.)

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4 hours ago, DaytimeFan said:

Lauren Koslow's Kate has this category on lock, especially with the actors who were cast to play her sons...Lisa Rinna doesn't work because she's only ten years younger than Lauren Koslow (who looks ten years younger than Rinna...)

 

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Koslow and sons were my first pick as well. Also Krista Allen was believable as her daughter.

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I know Hunt Block was an unpopular choice to play ATWT's Craig, but in terms of resemblance, I always though the casting of Block and Todd Rotondi as father and son was genius. 

 

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Also... Is this thread only for castings that were, or also for castings that should have been?

 

When Marie Wilson was brought onto ATWT as Meg, I know a lot of people said she should have been Ellie because that character was more of a blank slate (whereas Meg had been married to Josh, a marriage that was broken up to allow for the recast). 

Personally, I had never seen Ellie, and I didn't immediately see it when I first saw her in classic clips, but when I came upon these more recent photos of Renee Props, I thought she and Marie Wilson shared an uncanny resemblance. 

 

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10 hours ago, DeeeDee said:

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I don't think they look anything alike but Ashley Bashioum looks 100% like she could be Beau Keyser's daughter.

 

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Adrienne Leon and Lyndsy Fonseca were both excellent casting as Beth Maitland and Don Diamont's daughter.

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13 hours ago, Dr Neil Curtis said:

Peter Reckell, Patsy Pease, Mary Beth Evans, Wayne Northrop, Frank Parker, and Peggy McCay all had features one way or another.  Not to mention the chemistry!

 

Yeah. As for Drake's Roman, I think he and Bo had a "something" that made them believable as brothers, even if the resemblance wasn't as strong. I don't think he looked mush like Kayla or Kim. In that case, I think that chemistry you mentioned helped make that recast work, too. (And now, as things go, the lack of resemblance works for obvious reasons.)

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As someone said before- Marlena's kids.  Not sure about GV, but AS, Kirsten Storms/MM, and Jensen Ackles  were perfect casting.  Even Christie Clark favors Marlena which makes no sense since they aren't related, but she looked like Sami and Belle.  John's kids look a lot like him too.  EM and CS literally have the same mannerisms as Drake/John

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I think Lucky, especially when he was younger, really looked and acted like he was Luke and Laura’s child.  He has physical traits that match both of them, and his portrayal really lined up with theirs.

 

 

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Definitely agree about Marlena and her children/ stepchildren looking like they are related.

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I also agree about Kate and her children. And I think that Chelsea Brady (Rachel Melvin) looked a lot like her mother Billie, (more so Julie's Pinson's Billie.)

 

Also Darnell Williams and Cornelius's Smith Jr's Frankie as father and son. He was very believable as Jesse and Angie's biological son.  I also thought that Shannon Kane looked like she could be Jessie's and Angie's biological daughter. (though she wasn't) I thought she looked a lot like Angie.

 

And Maxie/Felicia, Patrick/Noah/Matt, Carly and Joss from GH

 

 

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, xtr said:

Definitely agree about Marlena and her children/ stepchildren looking like they are related.

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I also agree about Kate and her children. And I think that Chelsea Brady (Rachel Melvin) looked a lot like her mother Billie, (more so Julie's Pinson's Billie.)

 

Also Darnell Williams and Cornelius's Smith Jr's Frankie as father and son. He was very believable as Jesse and Angie's biological son.  I also thought that Shannon Kane looked like she could be Jessie's and Angie's biological daughter. (though she wasn't) I thought she looked a lot like Angie.

 

And Maxie/Felicia, Patrick/Noah/Matt, Carly and Joss from GH

 

joss looks totally like a CarJax kid.  Michael looks like an AJ/Carly hybrid.  Morgan favored Sonny.  And Kristina, well, she looks a bit like Alexis.

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