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All My Children Casting News: Looking For "Vlad" and "Yuri"!

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Now with all the casting calls going out of late for All My Children with seemingly unrecognizable characters unless they are casting “code”, just what will Prospect Park’s Pine Valley look like?  Most likely a mix of the old and the new, which could be intriguing for the new 2.0 online version. According to Soap Opera Digest, a casting call has gone out for two new recurring characters by the names of … wait for it …. “Vlad” and “Yuri”!

Here is what we know via SOD:  “Vlad, who is described as a 30-something, Easter European-looking man who is “willing to get down and dirty to get what he wants” and the “brawn behind a covert operation”, and Yuri, the powerful, confident businessman behind Vlad, who is in his 30s/40s.”

How will “Vlad” and “Yuri” be connected to story on AMC? What actors would you cast in the parts? Who would you like to see back on a soap? Weigh-in!

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Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

Vlad sounds like a Marick and Yuri could be Dimirti

ghfan4evr
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ghfan4evr

Very interesting thought, my friend!

su0000
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su0000

Oooohhh geez! I would love to have the ‘original’ Dimitri return!!
That would be awesome..
I did like him, a lot, a big lot, he was a strong character, and debonair sexy 😉

Sarah White Sees
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Sarah White Sees

Van Hansis is in his 30’s and he was amazing as a Russian in “Nikita” last year. He would be my pick.

Ann
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Ann

I do not think Van would be interested in doing this. He’s already doing a web series and wants a regular gig on primetime tv.

KateK
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KateK

Im starting to wish PP would have just left the shows off the air.Most of the cast members arent coming back, & AMC is going to try & attract a younger audience, so the vibe of the show will resemble nothing what it once did.

Derek
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Derek

Bite your tongue! This show definetely needs to come back. We don’t know who all is cast yet or what the stories are going to be really. So far we have a cast of 8. Long live AMC!

Derek
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Derek

Please be Dimitri and Edmund!

su0000
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su0000

They are ‘reoccurring’ so could be the start of a story.. AMC was dead in the water its’ last years.. (and I am a 30yr fan of AMC) And now it has a bare bones cast of originals so I see many changes and that is not a bad thing. It needs a ton of modernizing especially now that it is on the internet were there is no censoring.. However Agnes will keep things a family rating. In my mind; there is no actual AMC any longer.. It died with its’ cancellation and I am looking forward to new stories… Read more »

Jim
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Jim

I really wish the writers the best of luck with the AMC reboot. The writers for the last few years of the network version left the show in shambles, and I’m not sure it’s really salvageable.

Val
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Val

Perhaps Yuri is a recast Anton! I’d love to see Vlad/Dimitri too! 🙂

Mary Bangs
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Mary Bangs

First I would like all the old cast back. Then if they can’t come now, I would like a space saved for when they could come. Then if all else fails, bring on new characters. I really need to see all my friends and family back on the show. Somehow PP needs to try their best to contact and secure all the previous cast members. There are some out there still waiting to be contacted. I know, I watch their post. Thanks PP for this opportunity. Still need to see Tad, Jackson, Jake, Krystal, and many others before bringing on… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

It sound stupid and another mafia storyline.

Jim
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Jim

It does sound intriguing, Micheal. I actually enjoy the casting suspense, and i hope the end results make me feel the same way when we finally see AMC again.

Bart
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Bart

Anton recast? And maybe Sam gray?

Sheri Beatty
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Sheri Beatty

Adam, Erica, Liza, and Tad!

Kathy
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Kathy

I don’t know but I think I like it. I liked Aiden ! Although I think Aiden was from Australia.

Frank
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Frank

Sounds like Dimitri and his son Anton (who wad once married to Kendall).

Gillian
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Gillian

Agreed. I wonder if they will have ties to Zach Slater through business?

lady love
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lady love

i need bianca back .

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I rarely watched AMC when it has on network, but just noticing the picture that goes with this article- am I seeing things but from a distance doesn’t it look like a shot of woman’s cleavage with the tile All My Children written across it? I know the old title of AMC was on the front cover of a book, and when I looked closer, I realized it was a still a book, just shot from the side– did anyone else see a woman’s evening gown with her boobs showing instead of a book? If so, it is pretty slick… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

Can someone confirm for me that AMC & OLTL will definetely be free to watch on line and that there are not any hidden fees. I just want to be sure! I went to Hulu and it says
a month & $7.99 a month…. That’s why I am asking if it is going to be FREE to watch OLTL& AMC .

susan M.
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susan M.

Eight dollars a month would be outrageous. I want to watch them for free like I’ve done for years! I don’t want to pay to watch the soaps!

jim
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jim

i agree with you Susan. i pay enough for cable and internet as it is. Gosh, in the 1960s i could watch over a dozen soaps on just 3 networks and it was free. now we pay a fortune to watch tv and with over 100 channels there are only like two or three shows worth watching.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

from what I understand, both free and paid options will be available

boes
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boes

You only need to pay for Hulu Plus. Regular Hulu is free. The only real difference for us is that with regular Hulu, you have a limited time to see episdoes of current shows, usually a week to two weeks. With the paid subcription to Hulu Plus, you have unlimited viewing whenever you want.

So rest easy, it will be free, unless you choose to pay for Hulu Plus.

susan M.
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susan M.

Thank you both for the info. (Troy & boes).. I was getting worried about this. I didn’t want to miss them especially OLTL. Again thanks boes for all the information on Hulu because I am not familiar with it and how it works.

su0000
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su0000

So far the cast for AMC doesn’t excite me, but only so far (with the exception of Dr. Hayward 🙂

Cara Castillo
Griffin Castillo
DR. David Hayward
Zach Slater
Opal Cortlandt
Angie Hubbard
Jesse Hubbard
Dixie
JR- recast
Cassandra Foster – recast
casting Vlad and Yuri

I can’t imagine what type stories will be written for that cast..

Patrick
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Patrick

Wow…. it’s disheartening…. a “dammed” shame…. what AMC had….

from the above listing…

Cara and Dr. David…. should be exciting…. her being pregnant and involved with David…

Dr. David and Angie should; and is always… a coupe… this acting duo… run with it… whatever material they’re given….

I hope Dixie’s chemistry is their with JR….

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for me… personally….

i don’t think AMC would be AMC without, minimally….. Kendall and Bianca. then Brooke…. so she can beacon pine valley… with Opal. heck…

Jared
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Jared

I think it’d be better if some of the bigger names from AMC were integrated into OLTL. It doesn’t seem to me like AMC can make it if they don’t manage to get Susan Lucci and David Canary and Michael Knight. I want both reboots to be successes, but I truly believe OLTL has the better chance.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

We won’t know what we get until we get. When Agnes Nixon gave us ALL MY CHILDREN in 1970 it was modern, radical, new. Now, with a new way to see the show (on line) and being in a different world, it seems right AMC take the lead among daytime drama in reinventing itself (as many of us of this age do!). The new AMC will not be the old AMC, but there will be enough to give us a foundation for new stories and journeys. My hometown is not like it was. Core families and businesses are gone. Annual… Read more »

Tish
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Tish

Where are the open casting call?

Johnny
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Johnny

There have been about four gals playing Colby Chandler and at least four actors that have played JR Chandler and four actors have played Tad Martin (although of course Michael E. Knight is most associated with the role) – I’m a longtime fan of AMC and I’m really happy the show is coming back, but we all have to accept the fact that this will be a new inception. The actors can’t just drop what they are doing, especially since a good number of them already relocated to the West Coast when the show demanded it. Recasting is not easy,… Read more »

The_HugoBoss
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The_HugoBoss

Well said!!!

Tania
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Tania

Even with the Easern European sounding names there is no way these roles would be Dimitri and Edmund. Remember the show is jumping 5 years into the future. That would mean Dimitri would be in his 60s and Edmund in his 50s. When they were on 20 years ago they were in their 40s and 30s then.

Lisa
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Lisa

I’m super excited for this new version of AMC, I watched the show for the better part of 30 years. The idea of an original Internet series is very interestinting to me also, I’ve never watched one before. I don’t know how successful they are, I can’t imagine they get many viewers unless they have an established star or are a continuation of a previously broadcast story. So AMC would seem to have both working in its favor…… As for “Vlad” & “Yuri”, I would love to see Dimitri & Anton return. Anton could be recast ( he was on… Read more »

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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