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11 hours ago, Antoyne said:

Was Addie older than Doug?

Yes, she was.  The actress (Patricia Barry) was only about four years older than Bill Hayes, but Doug was supposed to be younger than Bill's real age. 

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I think Bill Hayes said Doug was written as being 29 years old in 1970 when he was given the first script and description of the character. He wore mod 70's fashions and touched up his gray when it needed it to appear more youthful. 

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39 minutes ago, Titus Andronicus said:

Vivian Alamain with Phillip Kiriakis.

 

But with that whole embryo switch I can give it a pass.  It was always going to be as wacky.

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2 hours ago, carolineg said:

 

But with that whole embryo switch I can give it a pass.  It was always going to be as wacky.


I can assume Vivian was in her late 40’s like Kate was, and even if Sorel was in her early 50’s she looked fantastic and vibrant letting her hair grow long during that entire embryo story. 

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5 minutes ago, soapfan770 said:


I can assume Vivian was in her late 40’s like Kate was, and even if Sorel was in her early 50’s she looked fantastic and vibrant letting her hair grow long during that entire embryo story. 

I always thought Vivian was a lot older than Kate, but she had a bunch of 20 something kids so Idk.   

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1 hour ago, carolineg said:

I always thought Vivian was a lot older than Kate, but she had a bunch of 20 something kids so Idk.   


It would be realistic to say Kate had both Billie and Austin when she was underage/barely legal and then of course had Lucas in her 20’s. As for Vivian I’m not sure, it probably would have been more realistic for Vivian to dig up some Alamain related niece or something in league with her to act as surrogate since that was Ivan and Vivian’s guise for the embryo theft and say it was a mix of Victor and Vivian. After all that’s what happened years later with Belle/Shawn-D and Mimi/Phillip(whatever happened to Tyler aka “Pocket” Kiriakis  anyways? What shitty writing to say the DiMera feud got so bad they just him in foster care for safety. Really?!!?)

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On 6/3/2020 at 4:05 AM, SoapDope said:

I thought Sue Ellen and J.R. on Dallas looked too old to have a child the age of John Ross. Linda Gray and Larry Hagman had teenage children in real life at the time (1978-79).

Valene on Knots Landing giving birth to the Baaaaaabies in her 40's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Val was 15 when she gave birth to Lucy, so she was supposed to be in her mid-to-late 30s when she gave birth to Bobby and Betsy. Hardly old.

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On 6/2/2020 at 6:03 PM, soapfan770 said:


I think it was although a few years later Sally was trying to get pregnant again with Jack Hamilton’s baby so that was definitely pushing it lol.

 

Now THAT was hilarious. Darlene was 63 at that moment and might have passed for 59...but typical of Darlene, she sold it incredibly, and when Stephanie exposed her, Sally went full Streetcar Named Desire when Jack dumped her. 

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9 hours ago, soapfan770 said:


It would be realistic to say Kate had both Billie and Austin when she was underage/barely legal and then of course had Lucas in her 20’s. As for Vivian I’m not sure, it probably would have been more realistic for Vivian to dig up some Alamain related niece or something in league with her to act as surrogate since that was Ivan and Vivian’s guise for the embryo theft and say it was a mix of Victor and Vivian. After all that’s what happened years later with Belle/Shawn-D and Mimi/Phillip(whatever happened to Tyler aka “Pocket” Kiriakis  anyways? What shitty writing to say the DiMera feud got so bad they just him in foster care for safety. Really?!!?)

 

DA's Kate looked like Vivian's contemporary.   LK not so much.  Maybe it's the blue hair streak lol?  Kate looks about 5 years older than PM's Austin and LR's Billie.  I always thought it was weird Kate became Salem's welcome wagon for young men.   I always thought she and Victor or she and Roman would end up together.  I even liked her and John.  

 

Pocket just went away and it's stupid. At least let Patch and Kayla keep him like they initially wanted.  He's due for an SORAS comeback any day now.  Also Pocket as a nickname will never stop being hilarious.    

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9 hours ago, te. said:

 

Val was 15 when she gave birth to Lucy, so she was supposed to be in her mid-to-late 30s when she gave birth to Bobby and Betsy. Hardly old.

I was thinking of Joan Van Ark being over 40 when she filmed those episodes. I never took in account for Val's supposed age according to her backstory on Dallas, even though most of that was tossed out the window years later. 

Linda Evans was over 40 when she played Krystal giving birth to Krystina in 1984. John Forsythe was 66 as the proud AARP Dad.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kristen DiMera is the most recent one. It was even joked about when Kristen took offense to Dr. Rolf remarking that she was of advanced age to have a baby.

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You know, I'm okay with characters experiencing late-in-life pregnancies; it happens.  But, what I'm NOT okay with is these shows not exploring fully the ramifications of such events.  It's a perfect opportunity to be educational as well as entertaining, and they usually blow it.  The only two instances that I can think of where real and pertinent questions were raised happened on AMC, when Ruth Martin was pregnant with Joey; and on GL, when Holly gave birth to Meg, who was afflicted with Downs Syndrome.  And even on GL, they obviously didn't want to commit to Holly raising a "special needs" child, so they had Fletcher take off with the baby first chance he got.

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3 hours ago, carolineg said:

 

DA's Kate looked like Vivian's contemporary.   LK not so much.  Maybe it's the blue hair streak lol?  Kate looks about 5 years older than PM's Austin and LR's Billie.  I always thought it was weird Kate became Salem's welcome wagon for young men.   I always thought she and Victor or she and Roman would end up together.  I even liked her and John.  

 

Pocket just went away and it's stupid. At least let Patch and Kayla keep him like they initially wanted.  He's due for an SORAS comeback any day now.  Also Pocket as a nickname will never stop being hilarious.    

 

Lauren Koslow always looked a solid 25 years younger than Louise Sorel (in reality they're 17 years apart) while Deborah Adair (only a year older than LK) looked like Vivian's slightly younger contemporary. A lot of that came down to early 1990s styling. You compare Lisa Rinna to Lauren Koslow and it becomes quite stark about the lack of age gap, same with Patrick Muldoon.  The recasts for Austin and Billie have always looked far more age appropriate for LK's youthful appearance.

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42 minutes ago, DaytimeFan said:

 

Lauren Koslow always looked a solid 25 years younger than Louise Sorel (in reality they're 17 years apart) while Deborah Adair (only a year older than LK) looked like Vivian's slightly younger contemporary. A lot of that came down to early 1990s styling. You compare Lisa Rinna to Lauren Koslow and it becomes quite stark about the lack of age gap, same with Patrick Muldoon.  The recasts for Austin and Billie have always looked far more age appropriate for LK's youthful appearance.

 

For sure.  Deborah Adair was definitely styled in a matronly early 90's style that wasn't flattering.  I would never believe she's only one year older than LK.  The younger Billie/Austin recasts definitely helped even if they weren't as good.  AP and KA actually resembled LK's Kate as well. 

 

Aside from looks and aging I just thought Kate was John/Marlena's contemporary, where as Vivian was John's "aunt" so I just assumed she was older than the group by a lot.  But then Days ages have never made any sense so it could be a false assumption.

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