The girl who plays Emma cannot act.
I think Bechtel ironically became a considerably better actor once he was on less and got older. But when he was frontburner as a little child he was unbearable. No matter how talented he is now, they were long overdue to recast.
Agreed..EF was the first soap star to hire a publicist (or so I heard) and she paved the way for the divas to come so I am sure this, and her bodyguard was a ploy...(probably started and the guard paid for by Fulton herself.)
Erika Slezak made a point of saying she thought it was nonsense when Dan was reintroduced as a working-class doctor in the '80s, because she said she was there for the scenes of the will reading and remembered how much money was left to Dan. I don't know who's right on that one.