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AMC's Eden Riegel: "The cliffhanger definitely impacts my character in particular & she’s reeling from the effects!"

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When All My Children debuts next week on Monday April 29th, the fallout from the 2011 ABC finale cliffhanger, where JR fired a gunshot at the Chandler soiree’ will resonate in many ways and for many characters.

For Bianca Montgomery, played by fan favorite and Daytime Emmy winner, Eden Riegel, it will provide spark for major story for her long suffering morale center of Pine Valley, who happens to be gay and now raising a teenaged daughter, Miranda played by Denyse Tontz!

In a new interview out today with the Dallas Voice, the premiere media voice for LGBT Texas, Eden Riegel previewed what to look for when things kick-off for her character in the revival of AMC.  Riegel related,  “I would say the cliffhanger more than gets addressed. The effects are felt basically by everyone in Pine Valley. It’s five years later, so we get this exciting time jump and catch up with these characters’ lives. The cliffhanger definitely impacts my character in particular and she’s reeling from the effects. It’s affecting her family, so it’s definitely a big part of the show. Moving it forward means that people don’t have to stand around in black and mourn for weeks.”

Eden also informed the Dallas Voice that Bianca being a gay mom does impact the now SORAS’d Miranda in High School: “Miranda is dealing with things at school that have to deal with her mother’s sexuality. The fact that Bianca is gay is really sort of first and foremost in her life and the plot. We deal with that fallout, too, because we’ve never seen Bianca with a grown daughter having to deal with maybe her daughter feeling the effects of intolerance. Bianca has certainly dealt with that, but it’s a lot different when the person you love more than anyone in the world has to deal with it because of you. So I think Bianca feels some guilt about that and is trying to help her daughter deal with that. Bianca’s sexuality definitely plays a role in the context of her family.”

So where do you think Bianca will be at emotionally from the fallout from the 2011 gunshot and Miranda’s teenaged angst?  Weigh-in!

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Simi
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Simi

Will Bianca’s daughter with Reece be on the show? I cannot even remember her name. I just remember Zach being the biological father.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I am not sure if I am remembering this right or not but I thought that child went with Reese back to Paris?

su0000
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su0000

Yah well, she returned to Pine Valley 🙂

Bren
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Bren

That’s Gabby. She was on the show that last year. I’ve been wondering where she’s been too.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Maybe they are casting Gabby and will be on screen later on?

Johnny
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Johnny

So, for Bianca to be impacted so strongly by the gunshot fired by J.R., does this mean perhaps that Erica Kane [her mom] was shot? I somehow doubt that, so who was Bianca with at the get-together when the shot rang out? I know that at the time her character was being played by another actress, but I can’t seem to remember now – it occured back in September 2011 and my memory of it isn’t that great – I will say though that I’m happy that Eden Riegel is reprising her role as Bianca, I wasn’t overly impressed with… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

what if it was Marissa who was shot?

you could see that happening…. JR WAS maligned… caught off gaurd… this would never happen to him….

unfortunately… this would give Bianca years and years of story… and big history.

Bren
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Bren

Marissa was his ex-wife who left him for Bianca. It seems very likely that is who he shot.

Chaz
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Chaz

My guess is Erica was shot . I doubt they will kill off the character and with Susan Lucci scheduled for 1 appearance, I believe, Erica is probably in a coma somewhere in Switzerland. Looking glam, naturally….lol. (Hey, maybe Faison has her,too! LOL)

Brinard
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Brinard

I feel like JR shot Marissa.

Patrick
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Patrick

ditto….

by choice and/or wrong place at the wrong time…

and… this would give Dr. David Hayward… plenty to real with.

hardened evenmoreso.

Gosh how I love his acting.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I never thought of Marissa. I thought maybe he shot Brooke, but when the shot Personally affects Bianca, I wonder if it is Erica, that would be a way to keep her “alive” and yet not have to see her until Susan is able to return…..

ethel
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ethel

i think it was marissa because in the preview david is at a cemetary standing by a tomb stone saying he is back & there is going to be hell to pay……………….

Johnny
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Johnny

Was Marissa at the Get-Together with Bianca when the shot rang out? I would have to dig out the last ALL MY CHILDREN abc-tv episode to see where she was at. I don’t remember everyone who was there, I just remember Opal telling Erica “now you’ve done it, you’ll never get him back now” and a determined Erica running out after Jack, and the shot rang out – that was it — I don’t know if they will ever re-enact the scene, because not all of the actors are returning.

Bren
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Bren

Marissa was standing next to Bianca. JR aimed the gun at Marissa, Dixie, Angie… bang…

Joshua
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Joshua

I thought Tad was in a coma, too. We can’t have both Erica and Tad (and possibly Kendull) all three in a coma.

Would be nice if J.R.’s gun actually sidelined two characters (permanently!)

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Wasn’t bianca and char of tamara braun very unpopular w/ amc’s audience that they had to be being written off amc? Not odd though that bianca’s back w/ amc. A poll from ipsos media center reports that 18% of americans have become more favorable to same gender marriage bec of hollywood tv shows like “new normal” w/c shows gay couples. This is what hollywood does. They push for same gender marriage bec that’s hollywood’s priority. There are 205 countries on this planet. Only 14 have same gender marriage. But same gender marriage is such a priority for profit driven hollywood… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Dude just shut up already about the lack of Racial Equality practices in Hollywood. Bianca is not an Unpopular character because she is gay, Bianca’s character has always been a popular character before and after she came out! Bianca and her “Wife” Reese was an unpopular couple because Reese Cheated on Bianca and was controlling and a leach…..Now really dude take your Racial equality in Hollywood and go post it on a HOLLYWOOD SITE, NO ONE ON HERE CARES TO HEAR IT REALLY!!!

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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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