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26 minutes ago, Antoyne said:

 I totally forgot about the Gwens on Passions. I much preferred Natalie to Liza, all day everyday. Natalie also looked much more the part of Andrea Evans daughter once Andrea took over as whatever the mom’s name was.


Actually I am happy that Schuldt and Zea found both real life happiness with each other and found great success outside of daytime. 

Hahaha one of the weirdest things about about Passions was aside from Juliet Mills, Kim Johnston Ulrich and “We’ve got Susan Lucci’s daughter!” is that Passions premiered without any big name star in any of the roles. I recall Maureen McCormick from the Brady Bunch was the original Rebecca but she left not long after that. Once Andrea Evans was hired as a recast coming off as Tawny on B&B, Passions finally started finally  hiring name actors/stars for roles (Robin Strasser, Amelia Marshall, Christopher Douglas, Kathleen Noone, Leigh Taylor Young, Kristina Sisco, Blair Redford, John Reilly, David Bailey etc) to often mixed to disastrous results.

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Christie Clark as Carrie Brady on DAYS

 

Andrea Barber originated the role of Carrie Brady.

August 4, 1982 - March 21, 1986.
Andrea first appeared on DAYS when she was 6 years old.
Andrea last appeared on DAYS when she was 9 years old.
 

Christie Clark
Recurring: April 14, 1986 - April 1, 1987.
Contract: April 17, 1987 - October 10, 1989.
Recurring: October 17, 1989 - January 14, 1991
Christie first appeared on DAYS when she was 12 years old.
Christie left DAYS when she was 17 years old.
 

Tracy Middendorf
January 10, 1992 - December 14, 1992.
Tracy Middendorf first appeared on DAYS just before her 22nd birthday.
 

Christie Clark
Christie Clark returned to DAYS when she was 19 years old, and the role of Carrie Brady has been hers ever since.
Contract: December 18, 1992 - November 19, 1999.
Contract: December 2, 2005 - October 26, 2006.
Recurring (short stints) in 2010, 2011.
Contract: September 26, 2011 - July 24, 2012.
Recurring (short stints) in 2017, 2018, 2019.
Christie now lives in the UK, but visited to tape the 2019 appearance.

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2 hours ago, soapfan770 said:

Hahaha one of the weirdest things about about Passions was aside from Juliet Mills, Kim Johnston Ulrich and “We’ve got Susan Lucci’s daughter!” is that Passions premiered without any big name star in any of the roles. I recall Maureen McCormick from the Brady Bunch was the original Rebecca but she left not long after that. Once Andrea Evans was hired as a recast coming off as Tawny on B&B, Passions finally started finally  hiring name actors/stars for roles (Robin Strasser, Amelia Marshall, Christopher Douglas, Kathleen Noone, Leigh Taylor Young, Kristina Sisco, Blair Redford, John Reilly, David Bailey etc) to often mixed to disastrous results.

 

So I heard the most generic song in a hotel lobby a couple of months ago, an absolutely hilariously over the top ode to the sound of sunshine, whatever that is. And it just made me laugh. I've been watching a lot of Passions recently and it reminds me of the television show version of that. There's something so generically late 20th century/early 21st century America about it, and the lack of big name actors definitely plays into that.

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One of the worst cases of an actor returning to their role was Gina Tognoni as Kelly on OLTL. I’d go as far as to say she was the worst Kelly and I include her original run in that. Her work on Guiding Light was brilliant, but also surprising because of how blah she was on OLTL. I thought Tracy Melchior was as good, but obviously the chance to have a name like Heather Tom was too good to pass up. Heather was the best Kelly by far and it is amazing how different she was from Victoria. In fact, all three of her soap roles are unique. She should be on of the biggest stars in tv and film by now. 
 

Also, and I know it’ll be unpopular, but I feel Brenda Epperson was better as Ashley than Eileen Davidson. Considering Eileen is still saying they need to recast because she won’t come back full time, I always hope they’ll bring Brenda back. 

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I can only remember two examples from B&B:

 

Rick Forrester

Jacob Young (1997-1999)
Justin Torkildsen (1999-2006)
Kyle Lowder (2007-2011)
Jacob Young (2011-2018)

 

Storm Logan

Ethan Wayne (1987-1989)
Brian Patrick Clarke (1990-1991)
Ethan Wayne (various guest appearances between 1994 and 2004)

William deVry (2006-2008)

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I don't remember why but GL - Maeve Kincaid (Vanessa) - Anna Stuart played the role for awhile and it was a good try, but she just wasn't Vanessa.  Kincaid returned.  

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9 hours ago, Chris B said:

One of the worst cases of an actor returning to their role was Gina Tognoni as Kelly on OLTL. I’d go as far as to say she was the worst Kelly and I include her original run in that. Her work on Guiding Light was brilliant, but also surprising because of how blah she was on OLTL. I thought Tracy Melchior was as good, but obviously the chance to have a name like Heather Tom was too good to pass up. Heather was the best Kelly by far and it is amazing how different she was from Victoria. In fact, all three of her soap roles are unique. She should be on of the biggest stars in tv and film by now. 
 

Also, and I know it’ll be unpopular, but I feel Brenda Epperson was better as Ashley than Eileen Davidson. Considering Eileen is still saying they need to recast because she won’t come back full time, I always hope they’ll bring Brenda back. 

 

Something about Gina Tognoni over the years as Dinah is that she just became so... harsh. Hard and cold. I see what you mean by her OLTL return at the end of the show's run. It just didn't fit. 

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19 hours ago, Antoyne said:

Phyllis on Y&R. Stanford left twice. Not sure how the first recast was received but I really enjoyed GT in the role and was disappointed when stuttering Stafford returned.

 

Lily on Y&R. I don’t mind CK myself, but I remember reading people really loved Davetta Sherwood’s Lily and felt she was more like what Dru’s daughter should’ve been.

 

On Days Jason Cook was the most the notable Shawn Douglas Brady but left and was replaced by Brandon Beemer. The character was written off at some point and Jason Cook came back only to leave again and have Brandon Beemer came back again. I actually enjoy both guys in the role, though Beemer truly looks like he’s KA’s Hope’s son, whereas I found Jason Cook to look more similar to Peter Reckell’s Bo.

I have to co-sign on Phyllis. I cannot stand MSs version with the whispering and cold shoulder tops. I wish they would have kept GT.

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2 hours ago, Gray Bunny said:

 

Something about Gina Tognoni over the years as Dinah is that she just became so... harsh. Hard and cold. I see what you mean by her OLTL return at the end of the show's run. It just didn't fit. 

I feel like her “harsh and cold” worked for Dinah and Phyllis, but not at all for how they were writing Kelly in 2010. 

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Stafford used to be a formidable and even charismatic talent, but then got very lazy in the mid-00’s and started pushing her own storyline agendas and has never recovered.

 

If anything, the stint on GH proved how bad and lazy she had gotten when she couldn’t hide under the cache of the Phyllis character.

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20 hours ago, namkcuR said:

Janet Green Dillon, AMC

Kate Collins(91-92, 05-11[on and off])

Robin Mattson(94-00)

 

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I am all for people getting a second chance and for repentance but I could not accept the fact that Trevor would marry Janet.  Forgive, ok.  Marry her?  No way.

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12 minutes ago, BetterForgotten said:

Stafford used to be a formidable and even charismatic talent, but then got very lazy in the mid-00’s and started pushing her own storyline agendas and has never recovered.

 

If anything, the stint on GH proved how bad and lazy she had gotten when she couldn’t hide under the cache of the Phyllis character.

I prefer Michelle over Gina, but something hasn’t been clicking with her this time around. 

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20 hours ago, namkcuR said:

Greenlee Smythe, AMC

Rebecca Budig(1999-2005, 2008-11)

Sabine Singh(2007-08)

 

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I still cannot understand RB's appeal.  Her acting is cold.  Even her attempts at hosting (The Better Show, The Bachelor repeats on ABC Family) left much to be desired.

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9 minutes ago, Soap-princess said:

I prefer Michelle over Gina, but something hasn’t been clicking with her this time around. 

I still prefer stafford, Gina was amazing but they wrote her doing things phyllis would never.

Now they got MS stuck in hotel wars with Abby...

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20 minutes ago, Dylan said:

I still prefer stafford, Gina was amazing but they wrote her doing things phyllis would never.

Now they got MS stuck in hotel wars with Abby...

The writing is not the actor's fault (but in Stafford's case she actively campaigned for certain terrible storylines). 

 

Phyllis is a murderer/attempted murderer, nothing is out of the norm for that character and there are very few things she would "never do" IMO. 

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