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Audrey Landers On If Afton Will Return To DALLAS Now That Rebecca Was Revealed to Be Her Daughter!

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On the August 8th stunning season finale of TNT’s Dallas it was revealed that Christopher Ewing’s estranged wife, Rebecca Sutter (Julie Gonzalo) is really Pamela Rebecca Barnes!  So that means, wait for it …  all this time Rebecca is actually the bi0-child of the Ewings bitter rival, Cliff Barnes and his ex, Afton Cooper!

In a fun and interesting interview, TV Guide sought out Audrey Landers who portrayed Afton from the original Dallas to find out if this could mean a trip back to Southfork for Audrey who is now 56 years old!  Landers admitted thus far she has not been asked back by the producers of the Dallas reboot for season two, but would jump at the chance to play with good ole J.R., Cliff,  and the new boys, for sure!  Here are a few excerpts from the TVG conversation with Landers below!

Audrey on what she thought of the final scene of the season one finale of TNT’s Dallas when Cliff Barnes emerged from the plane to greet Rebecca: “I thought it was very dramatic and powerful. A great cliffhanger and a shock to the audience, which was in keeping with the classic Dallas. Cliff was always trying to out due the Ewings any way he could. Back in the day, he would use Afton however he could as his tool, and now here he is using his own daughter for their collective benefit.”

Audrey on when Afton actually gave birth to Rebecca in the original Dallas:  “There was a period that Afton left Dallas, and I left to do the movie A Chorus Line.  When the character reappeared in the late ’80s, there was a very touching scene where Cliff was looking for Afton and he finds that she’s back in Dallas singing somewhere. He knocks on her door and this beautiful little girl answers and says her name is Pamela Rebecca. Afton would never tell Cliff that she was his daughter. And then in J.R. Returns, all the kids were hanging out.”

Audrey on if she feels Rebecca needs her mother to come and help her:  “Oh I think she definitely needs her mother. And for different reasons. Afton’s character went through some amazing transitions during the run of the series. Afton started out as the gold-digger who would do whatever was necessary. I think early on she poisoned Cliff! But then somehow she finally fell in love with Cliff. He was pretty much a loser, but she stuck by him until he was impossible to put up with anymore. The audience really grew with Afton and they came to really admire her strength and how she was able to turn her life around. To this day I still receive letters from women who appreciated that she stood up for herself. It could be very interesting to see Afton show her daughter that she doesn’t need to follow in her father’s footsteps. She doesn’t need to be conniving and evil. She can make it on her own merits.”

So, would you like to see Audrey Landers return to the new Dallas as Afton in season two?  Let us know!

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James
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James

Yes. It would be so much fun to have Audrey Landers in the new Dallas tv series. She might make “J.R. Ewing and “Cliff Barnes” sweat a little bit.

SZima
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SZima

Yes please, get Audrey back. Her daughter needs her and it would be good story to have Afton battle Cliff over their daughter and what Cliff if making her do. I’m assuming that this will be a major story next season, so it would only make sense.

(I had forgotten that Audrey’s name was Afton…that’s my granddaughter’s name!)

Doreen
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Doreen

Wasn’t she on Somerset – a soap from the mid 70’s?

MK
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MK

She was on OLTL in 1990-92.

Rodd
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Rodd

Yes, she was on “Somerset”….I think her name was Heather. (?)

lew
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lew

You are correct!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

While I love the surprise DALLAS 2.0 sprung on us in th its first-season finale, I am a bit uncomfortable that Christopher and Rebecca are first cousins by family arrangement; he adopted by bobby and Pam whose brother Cliff is the now-revealed father of Rebecca. And there are babies coming! Now, I know there is no blood tie but…

Maybe Afton would rather stay away!

gloria
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gloria

YES, YES, YES bring Afton back. This “cliff”hanger (no pun intended, ha) of Dallas surprised the hell out of me. I love this show & cannot wait for it to return. Brings back great memories & I love how they are staying true to history & mixing the old & the new. Long live Dallas!

lisa
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lisa

Oh yes ….absolutely !!
Bring back Afton !!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I wanna see Pam and John Ross together. Since their families r rivals itll be interesting.

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Dallas and B&B Favorite, Patrick Duffy Finds Love Again at 71 with Actress Linda Purl

It’s never to late to fall in love again and Dallas star, Patrick Duffy (Ex-Bobby Ewing) is proof positive of that.  Duffy, who was married for 48 years to ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser till 2017, when she passed away due to cancer, has reconnected with Happy Days and motion picture and TV actress, Linda Purl whom he first met knew years ago.  Soap fans also remember Duffy’s turn from 2006-2011 on The Bold and the Beautiful as Stephen Logan.

According to PEOPLE and as it has turned out, the Covid-19 pandemic was actually the impetus for Duffy and Purl reconnecting after being casual friends for years, who had simply lost touched with one another..  However, during the Covid-19 lockdown, they happened to be on the same group text chain with other friends that eventually wound up with just the two of them chatting.

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Duffy shared,  “At that point, I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real.  We haven’t been apart since.” He added, “I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I’d feel this way again.”

 

The actor who is going to be in the upcoming Lifetime holiday movie, People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street debuting on November 29th, noted on his relationship with Purl, that he know his beloved late wife would want him to be happy, expressing: “I  feel quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy.  So when it’s offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don’t let it pass you up if it’s the right thing.”

So,  happy for Patrick that he has found love again after his enduring romance and life with his late wife? Comment below.

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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Appear In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), will be speaking during the event.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan Pablo? Comment below.

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