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All My Children Recasting Role of Angie's Daughter Cassandra Foster!

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All My Children is definitely looking to add the character of Cassandra Foster, Dr. Angie Hubbard’s (Debbi Morgan) adopted daughter to the canvas of the online version of the series!

According to Soap Opera Digest today, “AMC is seeking to recast the role of Cassandra, last played by YaYa DaCosta in 2008” Many remember that DaCosta was the runner-up of cycle 3 of America’s Top Model! 

The last time we saw Cassandra … after having problems in Pine Valley she high-tailed it to Paris!   So who do you think would be a recast for Angie’s daughter, Cassandra Foster?  Any casting suggestions? Let us know!

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brian
brian

Although I’d love her back on OLTL, how about Renee Goldsberry !

Torrey
Torrey

I think Renee is Awesome and wish OLTL could find a way to bring her back, she’s a bit too old to play Angie’s daughter.

brian
brian

oops ! I just googled Renee and Debbie…. and discovered only 13 years in age difference !

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is exciting! I missed Cassandra when she left the series. YaYa was amazing in the role, hopefully they find someone equally as good! Maybe Davetta Sherwood?

BillBill
BillBill

They really never gave YaYa DaCosta a chance.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

I dont see this as a necessary cast addition at all.

Johnny
Johnny

Neither do I ~ they need STRONG experienced actors to make this thing really work, not just pretty faces with marginal acting talent. I love Angie and Jesse
as played by Debbi Morgan and Darnell W. but I barely remember the girl who played their daughter briefly – I guess they have to develop stories somehow though. I think the fans should have more say in characters ~ times have changed and today’s higher Tech world should allow for greater interaction with viewers.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Good post, Johnny I totally agree.

Patrick
Patrick

Oye! “Reservations” about …America’s Top Model….”Wannabes’ ”

I don’t know her from the next oscar winner….

IMO… I just hope they have the budget to hire good actors… This comeback and/or Sequel needs to be operating on all cylindars…. quality… to SOS…. save our shows.

it’s too much when hunks/models – take the place of established ACTORS…

I thought Jesse and Angie’s son was a good actor… is he coming back?…. Dr. Frankie Hubbard.

good luck to her.

Brian Tripp
Brian Tripp

This is a great idea. No idea who to cast but I’m sure they’ll do a good job casting. They also need Colby and Pete Cortland recasts!

Bonnie
Bonnie

aounds like there is a Pete Cortland recast, but I liked Natalie Halol as Colby

Brian Tripp
Brian Tripp

Love Natalie Hall too but she lives in LA with her boyfriend who’s on GH (Brandon Barash)

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Actually Brian she and Brandon are NOT engaged any longer. Guess u missed that one.

Bonnie
Bonnie

I was just going to say that!! She was my favorite Colby, she has been doing some TV movies. Guess maybe a recast would be in order, if she does not want to go back East

Johnny
Johnny

Weren’t there like Three gals who played Colby, JR’s younger sister? Not exactly a major character role, almost any passably good blonde haired young actress could do that role I would think – I still think that the “core” of the production had better really have some strong actors holding it together ~

Bonnie
Bonnie

Darnell and Debbie are pretty strong! But I do think a Martin family member is nessasary!

Johnny
Johnny

I was sort of hoping that the “50ish” actors would stick together, meaning that they are not the young young set, but I was thinking that Michael E. Knight, who is good friends with Darnell and Debbie, would join the cast, as of now it doesn’t seem so, but who knows. Would not be so easy to re-cast the role of Tad Martin.

mia
mia

Hasn’t even aired yet and already receiving negative feed back. We don’t know what characters are necessary until the show starts airing. I would like to see Kent Masters-King cast as Cassandra, she’s 39 but can pass for early 20’s.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Wow did not realise she was 39, she does look young.

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Justin Hartley, Judith Light, Finn Wittrock Score 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominations

This morning, nominations were announced in the fields of motion picture and television for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards given out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.  The kudofest will be held on January 13th on the CW airing at 7PMET/PT.

Leading the pack in the TV field was the final season of The Americans and limited series Escape at Dannemora and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story with five nominations.

This Is Us as with the Golden Globes did not come up with a Drama Series nod, however at the Critics’ Choice Awards two if its stars:  Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley were nominated.

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For Hartley, the former Y&R star received an nod in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category,  While Ventimigilia, who plays Justin’s on-screen dad, is vying the Lead Actor Drama category.

Judith Light, the former two-time Daytime Emmy winner from One Life to Live, received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category for her performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

While yet, another former daytime, Finn Wittrock (Ex-All My Children) in the Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television category also for “Versace”.

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To view the complete list in all motion picture and TV categories click here.

Now, let us know if you are happy to hear that Justin, Judith, and Finn received nominations for their work? Comment below!

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Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977,  The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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