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Donna Mills On ‘Knots Landing’s’ Abby: “I Would Give Anything To Play Her Again”

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The one and only Donna Mills is still as vital as ever at age 81.  Not only is her iconic role of Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner Scott on Knots Landing still the talk of many a longtime primetime soap opera fan, but she is looking to continue her impressive career with even more film and television roles.  Look no further than her part in Jordon Peele’s upcoming movie, Nope which drops on July 22nd.

In an excellent feature on La Mills with the Daily Beast’s Tim Teeman, she teases, although the role is small (she plays the role of Bonnie Clayton) she is sworn to secrecy about the details until the film premieres.  However, Donna did share the audition process on working for Peele, which included her performing a scene from the movie Blue Jasmine.  After Peele saw her audition, Mills shared.: “He said, ‘That was the best audition I have ever seen. You were fabulous, you nailed it. I’m going to send you the script. If you like it, the part is yours.’”

When touching on if Knots Landing were to get the reboot that everyone that loved the cul-de-sac and Seaview Circle is hoping for, Donna remarked: “I would give anything to play her again.” She added, “I would do Knots Landing again in a nanosecond. Absolutely.”

Mills also shared what she learned from playing vixen Abby on ‘Knots’: “I think I gained confidence playing her every day. When you’re confident, you don’t put up with that stuff. It’s very gratifying for me to know that Abby seemed to have helped a lot of women. They would tell me they would watch Abby and say ‘I can be like that, I can do that.’ Abby gave them strength. It really means a lot to know something I did helped people.”

So, do you hope there is still a chance for a ‘Knots Landing’ reboot?  Are you looking forward to seeing Donna in ‘Nope’? Share your thoughts via the comment section, but first check out the trailer for the Jordon Peele film below.

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I’m skeptical after being disappointed with Us.

I would love to see Donna Mills in a Knots Landing Reboot. It could focus on her kids. Is David Austin Greene doing anything? Would love it. Saw Devane advertising gold and silver haha. He still looks great. Put him on too.

Cool, she could have big family dinners with all the grandkids!

Donna Mills is one of the greatest villains of villains! I loved her on Knots!

I loved Knots. I loved her and John Pleshette so much.

I’d love to see a Knots reboot! The original was must see for its entire run. Donna, Michele, and Joan were at at event in Palm Springs last year, all class acts to this day.

How I loved this show! I looked forward to it every Thursday at 10 p.m. GREAT actors, fully developed characters, fun plots that didn’t drive you crazy with repetitiveness like today’s shows. A really class act all the way. Donna Mills was UNFORGETTABLE as Abby Fairgate Ewing Sumner…My favorite episodes were when Abby locked herself and daughter Olivia inside the house to force the girl to detox. Tonya Crowe was also excellent as the troubled Olivia. The other episode was when Abby had to “dispose” of Peter Hollister’s corpse, thinking Olivia had killed him. Moving that body from place to place was both shocking and compelling T.V. drama. I wish all seasons were available on DVD. That they aren’t is a mystery I’ll never comprehend.


The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood to Visit ‘The Talk’

Hot on the heels of this week’s shocking and controversial episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, three-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) is one of the guests on the upcoming Monday March 4th episode of The Talk.

Wood, has been at the epicenter of the storyline, which saw this past Monday that Steffy presumably stabbed and killed villainess Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) to her death. Following Sheila’s apparent demise, Steffy’s husband Finn (Tanner Novlan), who is the biological son of Sheila, finds out his wife stabbed his mother.

Instead of showing more concern for his wife almost being attacked by Sheila, Finn has shown his ‘inner-Sheila and can’t seem to get over the fact that Steffy ‘killed’ his birth mom, which is causing trouble in their marriage and as fans ultimately believe, will lead Finn into the arms of Hope (Annika Noelle).

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Clearly, Jacqui will have plenty to ‘talk’ about with The Talk co-hosts: Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood.

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In addition to Wood, The Talk will also welcome actor Scott Caan (son of the late James Caan) who will be on-hand to promote the premiere of his Fox series, Alert: Missing Persons Unit which begins its new season on Tuesday night, March 5th.

The Talk airs on CBS and streams live and on demand on Paramount+ weekdays at 2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT.

So, are you rooting for Steffy in this one? Should she break-up with Finn? Will Sheila be revealed alive in a few months? Comment below.

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Steve Burton’s ‘General Hospital’ Return Previews Jason Has Blood on His Hands

Monday, March 4th is the day that Steve Burton returns to General Hospital in the pivotal role of Jason Morgan. The story of Jason’s re-emergence on the canvas has been kept under wraps.

However, PEOPLE has a first-look photo, and in it, Jason has blood on his hand. Not only does he have crimson on him, but he is dressed in black and standing behind a dumpster.

When viewers last saw Jason it was back in November of 2021, when a tunnel collapsed on him as he was attempting to save his brother Drew (Cameron Mathison). For the past two plus years, every one in Port Charles has believed that Jason had died.

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Burton’s initial run as Jason was from from 1991 till 2012. After exiting and signing on with Y&R to play Dylan McAcoy, the actor eventually returned to the daytime drama that was his home in 2017. Later, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was let go from the series by the end of 2021 for not adhering to the Disney/ABC vaccine mandates at that time.

While away from GH, he rejoined the cast of Days of our Lives in 2023, resuming his original soap role of Harris Michaels that he played in 1988 and the year prior on the Peacock limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two. With the tape schedule well ahead of streaming, Burton will be doing double duty for a short term, where fans can catch him on DAYS, and now on GH.

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Previously, Burton said on his upcoming GH storyline, “I got to talk to the head writers. This story is going to be sick. It’s gonna be awesome. So, make sure you keep watching, because the pieces of the puzzle are gonna be fit for when I return.”

Fans should also make sure to catch today’s Friday, March 1st episode of GH as Jason’s return story begins to unfold.

So, what do you think will be how Jason returns to GH starting next week on all-new episodes of GH? Comment below.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

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IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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