Connect with us

Dallas

10

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

Courtesy/IMDB

Courtesy/IMDB

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!

Leave a comment | 10 Comments
Advertisement

10
Leave a Reply

avatar
7 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
10 Comment authors
DmitrilisalewgloriaRodd Recent comment authors
newest oldest
James
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
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
Doreen

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

MK
MK

She was on OLTL in 1990-92.

Rodd
Rodd

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

lew
lew

You are correct!

Iakovos
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
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
lisa

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

Dmitri
Dmitri

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

Dallas

Y&R and Dallas Alum, Oscar Winner George Kennedy Has Died

Photo Credit: WireImage

George Kennedy,  the Oscar-winning star of 1967’s Cool Hand Luke, which also starred Paul Newman has died at age 91, his grandson, Cory Schenkel confirmed.

Kennedy died in his sleep at his Boise, Idaho home early Sunday morning, the day of the Academy Awards.  He had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month.

In the soaps, Kennedy is most remembered for his guest stints on The Young and the Restless playing Victor Newman’s despicable father, Albert Miller.  Kennedy first played the role in 2003 and then reprised it again in 2010.   Victor’s relationship with his father gave Eric Braeden some of the finest material of his career as the complex Victor.  Albert had abandoned his family, causing his son to be raised in an orphanage.

CBS original primetime soap Dallas also featured Kennedy as Carter McKay, one of the Ewing families bitter enemies from 1988 to 1991.  Geroge also played the role in two follow-up TV movies, 1996’s Dallas: J.R. Returns and 1998’s Dallas: War of the Ewings.  In addition, Kennedy appeared in several of the 70’s major disaster films including the original Airport and several sequels, as well as in Earthquake.  In the 80’s, he would appear in The Naked Gun franchise of films along with Leslie Nielsen.

After the jump, watch George Kennedy as Albert on The Young and the Restless in scenes with Eric Braeden and Joshua Morrow (Nick).  Then share your thoughts on the passing of this talented actor in the comment section below! (more…)

Continue Reading

As The World Turns

7th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations Announced: Winterthorne, EastSiders & The Bay Battle It Out In Drama Series! Van Hansis, Melissa Archer, Lilly Melgar, Kathleen Gati, Deidre Hall, Martha Madison,Tristan Rogers & More Soap Notables Score Nods!

Courtesy/Winterthorne

On Wednesday, nominations were announced for the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards.  The ISA’s celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.  Nominations this year were announced in 30 categories.

Online series which featured stars of your favorite daytime dramas took three of the top four spots that led all fields in total nominations.  Michael Caruso’s Winterthorne scored a record-tying 13 nominations, followed by Gregori J. Martin’s The Bay with 12, and Kit Williamson’s EastSiders with 10.   The series Hollywood Wasteland also scored 11 nominations.

The winners will be announced in ceremonies on April 6th at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, and the awards show will be hosted by Days of our Lives Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Jen Lilley (Theresa) starting at 8PMPST.

The nominations were revealed within a very special video presentation hosted by actress Jillian Claire, which features a cameo by Eric Martsolf.

Courtesy/EastSiders

From Van Hansis, Elizabeth Hubbard, Deidre Hall, Eric Martsolf, John-Paul Lavoisier, Martha Madison, Lilly Melgar, Brianna Brown, Constance Wu, Tristan Rogers, Karrueche Tran, Linda Gray, Kathleen Gati, Carolyn Hennesy, Kevin Spirtas, Patsy Pease, Melissa Claire Egan, Melissa Archer and more, there is plenty of talent on the web these days and they all are ISA nominees this year.

Below is just a sampling of categories featuring daytime notables who received nominations.  For the complete list go to Serial Scoop and click here!  (more…)

Continue Reading

Dallas

Former Dallas Star Josh Henderson Back With New Series From E!: The Arrangement

Courtesy/TNT

We all loved Josh Henderson’s portrayal of John Ross Ewing on TNT’s defunct revival of the classic primetime soap, Dallas.

Since Dallas was never able to find a suitable home at another network, Henderson had teased via social media some time ago that he had something big in the works.

Now it is revealed! On Friday, E! announced plans for its second scripted series following The Royals.  The new show is called The Arrangement and stars Henderson alongside Christina Evangelista. The story revolves around a young actress named Megan Morrison (Evangelista), who auditions for a huge summer movie alongside top Hollywood action movie star Kyle West (Henderson). When Megan’s audition leads to a first date with Kylie, she’s presented with a contract that could change her life forever. But will she accept The Arrangement?   Michael Vartan and Lexa Doig also star in the series.

On his official Instagram account, Henderson shared his enthusiasm for the reveal of his next role: “Been waiting for bout 4 months till it became official.. And So excited today cuz I can finally announce I’ve got a new show coming !! 1st season will be 10 episodes on E! More to come soon.” (more…)

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

This week, a shocking move leaves Victor stunned! What will happen when the mystery around J.T. is revealed, and the fallout from it begins? Check out this explosive promo from Y&R. Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

  • Alan: “My favorite Cricket storylines were when she fell for Phillip and then took the rap for him when he got…
  • Soaphound: “For our sake, Betty, I hope not. That fool, sorry, ACE REPORTER has more lives to destroy. Plus, I…
  • Jimh: “i did mean Oscar-lol
  • Jimh: “I dont go to movies anymore but i will for this one...
  • Soaphound: “Pleeeease¡! Ashley and Neil? There's more chemistry in a can of tuna. And certainly more taste.…
Advertisement

Power Performance

Rob Scott Wilson as Ben

Days of our Lives

Airdate: 7-5/6-2018

Advertisement

Popular