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Josh Duhamel Raves About AMC's Jill Larson & Why She Is Inspiration For His New Project!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Now here’s an exciting quote for a woman we all know in love in the world of daytime soap operas!  Daytime Emmy winner and motion picture star, Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo AMC) had nothing but praise and raves for his former All My Children cast mate Jill Larson who is reprising her one-of-a-kind role as Opal Gardner in Prospect Park’s  reboot of the series!

In an interview with Glamour.com, Duhamel told reporter, Jessica Radloff about Larson, “She is one of my favorite people! Jill is part of the reason that inspired this show that I’m trying to develop. It’s based on my years on All My Children and the contrast with people of who they are on-screen and who they are in real life. And it goes both ways. Some people are despicable on-screen and then the most genuinely kind people off-screen. Jill is one of those people. She’s just the kindest person ever.”

What do you think of Duhamel’s raves about Larson? Are you interested to see his new project that is in the works based on  his time with All My Children?  Let us know!

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jim
jim

I met her years ago…she is one of the most kindest persons iv ever met…wish there were more people in the world like her.

Keith Baughman
Keith Baughman

I agree with Josh. I’ve met Jill and she’s so kind and sweet. Just a lovely lady.

Dorothy Ann
Dorothy Ann

Jill is a lovely lady and great actor. Josh is a class act too. Two of my favorites from AMC

Renee
Renee

I’ve never met either of them, but have heard wonderful things about Jill the entire time she has been on AMC. I really think this is a great idea that Josh has and can’t wait to see it.

Dinah
Dinah

I’ll so proud of Josh always bring up his time on AMC

Dez
Dez

Yes! I was just thinking the same thing. He’s a class act. I like the way he always quite fondly claims his connection to AMC. Unlike so many they pretend they never crossed the soap airwaves. Such as Demi Moore who spent considerable time on GH. Also Tchina Arnold (Pam from Martin)was on Ryan’s Hope for some years. Many more I can think of. AMC is iconic and Josh knows it. I’m looking forward to his new show. Totally! It sounds very interesting.

Terry
Terry

I love Jill Larson and I love Josh Duhamel and I’m VERY interested to see his new project that he says he’s developing. Sounds Quite interesting. Love them both

Joanne McCabe
Joanne McCabe

That is great what Josh Duhamel said about Jill Larson I also think she is such a nice person and yes I’d love to see what Josh is putting together for the show he is about to get together of the people of All My Children!!!!!!

Lew S
Lew S

Doesn’t surprise me. She seems like a cool lady.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I’ve admired Jill’s work since as days as Ursula on OLTL. She is absolutely perfect as Opal. I’m so glad she’s still with AMC.

Kim
Kim

Love both Jill and Josh. I am always ready to see them!
Glad that Opal will be back with AMC.
Will be interested in Josh’s new project too!

Cathy
Cathy

Nice idea but I never remember Opal being despicable.

Derek
Derek

He doesn’t mean she was. He was just making a point that sometimes characters are very different than the actors who play them and Jill is very different from opal.

jane
jane

Opal was never despicable!

Liz Arnold
Liz Arnold

The original Opal was despicable. She won an Emmy for all her misdeeds. Jill Larson’s Opal is not what I would call despicable. She has had her share of schemes gone wrong, back in the day.

I am very intrigued and want to hear/see more about Josh’s project. It’s definitely something I plan to check out. I love him for being proud about his AMC roots. He seems like such a sweetheart.

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

She was never despicable, but let’s face it, Opal started out thinking only about Opal. The character grew into the wonderful lady we love now, thanks to Jill Larsen’s acting.

su0000
su0000

Yes, Jill is a sweetheart..

But- nobody ever says a soap actor is a bad person, and one might be a nasty person in real life.. they all can’t be a sweetheart like Jill . lol ..

Carole Anderson
Carole Anderson

Anything Josh does interests me. He is awesome, and it is so good to know how much he respects Jill Larson. Can’t wait for AMC to return, and see what Josh has going…..

Johnny
Johnny

I love Jill Larson as Opal since she took the role over in late 1989 (!) – Time does move on, doesn’t it. The original concept of Opal was introduced as Jenny Gardner’s mom, a self-serving, vulgar and abusive parent but with a hint of sadness under the facade played at that time by Dorothy Lyman.
When the character resurfaced as played by Jill she became more lovable and also brought humor to the show especially alongside Michael E. Knight as Tad.
I am really glad that Jill is returning for the AMC reboot – what would Pine Valley
be without Opal at the Chicken Shack or the Glamorama!

SoulKirk
SoulKirk

I was fortunate enough to talk with Josh at the rise of his “AMC” light. Sincere, great, down to earth, funny, intelligent, and supercool. Hoping he’s still that way after moving from NYC to LA and film fame. Re: Jill Larson. Never met her but she’s certainly well-respected by me and her industry and everyone she meets, seemingly. Josh, contact me! LOL. Def interested in his project, even sounds like a little something I’ve been working on for awhile. (Mine isn’t “AMC” specific of course.) ~ @SoulKirk

terp0709
terp0709

I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Larson last September – she was a part of the 25th anniversary staged reading of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Poised, charming, funny, and absolutely a treat to work with!

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Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

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Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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