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ET's FIRST LOOK: All My Children & One Life to Live Sexy New Photo Shoot!

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As fans know, this week the cast of All My Children and One Life to Live gathered for a fantastic, hot and sexy photo shoot! While many of the returning stars were so excited to reunite with members of the cast they had not seen in awhile,  the “newbies” got their first taste of being part of these iconic shows and the revitalization of a more contemporary version of the soaps in this stylish shoot!

Entertainment Tonight was on the spot offering the first sneak peek into the images, look and feel, and to talk with various members of the casts!

OLTL’s Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) said to ET, of getting back together with her co-stars for the photo shoot.  “It’s an emotional day. The last time we got together for a press junket for One Life to Live we were saying goodbye to it. Today we’re celebrating a rebirth and it’s really amazing.”   Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) related, “We did a soap opera event a couple of months ago and someone said, ‘When’s ‘One Life to Live’ coming back, and I said, ‘Look: It’s never coming back!’  Bu here we are. We’re back together again and we get to move into the future together.”

AMC’s Jill Larson (Opal) went on to say, “I think that Prospect Park is very smart to do this because they understand that these are shows that already have a huge and passionately loyal audience. If anybody’s going to be able to build an audience in a new form, it will be these shows.”

Watch after the jump as Erika Slezak (Viki, OLTL), Rob Scott Wilson (Pete, AMC), and others weigh-in on the shoot, and the relaunch of the series.  Then let us know what you think of the  images from the photo shoot?

 

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Christina
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Christina

This is so cool. Cannot wait to see more of OLTL and to finally be able to watch my soap again. I haven’t watched a soap since OLTL went off the air, and I’ve missed it so much.

susan M.
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susan M.

I missed it a lot too! I am so excited! HURRAY! We the soap fans WON & got our
favorite soaps back AMC& especially my # 1 favorite soap OLTL! YES!!!!!!!!!

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Christina…you were the smart one. I was so desperate to see, them that it did not dawn on me that GH would want to keep them. I know I cn not be the only one.. The thing is I also watch GH. I stopped using channel 10 … not viewing the station unless it was GH. Now .. our top ppl have signed with GH. 🙁 I hate this but I still will be watching OLTL. I can not wait. After all when OLTL began it was wit Dorian , and Meredith coming into town. We have Vicki , too.… Read more »

Sharon
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Sharon

Wow really sexy – edgy! Can’t wait for this!

jim
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jim

I just hope when they air that it all works out. I was so disappointed the 1st time they were canceled. I fear hearing that again. Hope they are around 4 many generations to come.

BTripp
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BTripp

I cried while watching this. I’m so freaking excited.

Sharon Bowers
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Sharon Bowers

Great making it mir real that it is back!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

This looks so awesome! I can’t wait to see my friends, old & new! Woo Hoo!

Thank you for sharing this Mr. Fairman.

Lori
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Lori

I’m thrilled that AMC & OLTL are back!! I hope that they aren’t just all glam, that they continue with real, deep and current story lines. I also hope they won’t be to much geared to teen, young adult viewers. I’m not looking for another Glee I’ve been praying for my shows to continue from where they were. I continue to wait to see and hope I get thrilled. Thanks Prospect Park.

Stephen Parker
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Stephen Parker

I absolutely agree with you re. quality of content. Neither frivolous “bubble gum” nor simulated porn are needed to ensure loyalty amongst viewers. Compelling stories, impassioned acting, and imaginative plot twists will keep fans hooked forever!

Rose
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Rose

CAN NOT WAIT!!

Christine
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Christine

I wish them all the luck in the world. I think the last comment said it all. She was talking about all the online media outlets (Hulu, Netflix, iTunes, etc.). THIS is the demographic they are going for. Sadly the “old” fans who watched via their television sets and do not have internet access will miss out. Then there are those like me who do not like to watch internet television (at least not Hulu as they do not have the offerings that I like). I prefer Netflix because it has a friendly interface that I can use via my… Read more »

Hilary
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Hilary

If you really liked the program you would find away to watch, old fans included.

Christine
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Christine

You missed my point entirely, Hilary.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Have you looked into the other ways to hook up your computer to your televison besides the Xbox Christine?

Christine
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Christine

Thanks CTWildHeart. 🙂 We have Hulu through Xbox and Netflix. For some reason when Hulu is run on the Tivo (in the bedroom where I watch my soaps after my boys go to bed), it causes Tivo to reboot every time. This is a major annoyance. For me it is about the comfort of watching. I am a busy stay-at-home mom of two and I enjoy watching my shows in my bedroom after the little ones have gone to sleep. I have very few hours to myself and right now that is reserved to watching Y&R, GH, and B&B unless… Read more »

ghfan4evr
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ghfan4evr

You can get what is called an HDMI cable that connects your computer to your tv. If you have an older tv, I am not sure if this will work. Another tip is to try Amazon.com or Overstock.com because you can save a lot of money on the cable.

Christine
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Christine

I do have Amazon Prime, but I did not hear that they would be offered there. My husband has had his own computer business since 17 and you can be sure we have “what is called an HDMI cable.” Ha! Ha! I know you are helping, ghfan4evr, but if you saw the stuff my husband has in our house, you would laugh and probably be shaking your head at me. He is at the forefront of every new technology and contraption. But me, I am about comfort at the end of the day. IF my dear husband could get it… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

all i can say is that it looks like amc & oltl is going to be AWESOME!

Carol Fessler
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Carol Fessler

Omg…I am so excited to see my shows again..I have watched both sine the early 70’s and was so sad when they took them off..And the whole online format is going to be awesome! Can’t wait!!!!

effieg
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effieg

I would rather see the new characters move in gradually and finish off the conclusion of AMC where it ended. Going in 5 years a head makes me wonder if I will even watch the show.

boes
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boes

please don’t watch then. The last thing the show needs are viewers determined to pick it apart before it even begins.

Not to mention that your wish is impossible to fulfill since many of the previous cast are not available or do not wish to continue.

Some people can always find something wrong.

Torrey
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Torrey

Have to say, I agree with you Boes….I’m getting kinda tired of hearing complaints and excuses as to why to not watch. I was so upset when ABC cancelled my shows! And I never gave up hope that somehow they would return…..now that they have, I’m thrilled and can’t wait to watch. I understand that they will have to make some adjustments to make the show work. I mean come on, we’ve watched soaps for years, where a kid is born one year and within a few months he’s a teenager…LOL Timelines in the soap world have never added up… Read more »

boes
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boes

Over the moon and back again!

su0000
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su0000

I like the changes, I really am going to like this 🙂

(also, I have watched via the internet for years , no change for me)

Patrick
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Patrick

Wow! The emotional chord is pulled…. a tidal wave of emoting… what’s going to happen?”

welling up with emotion and tears…. this is it!

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

I share your sentiment 100% Patrick! This is just so wonderful and exciting for all of us who love these shows!

heidi
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heidi

Looks great!!!

Ellen Dix Wycuff
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Ellen Dix Wycuff

Can not wait for the first air date!

susan M.
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susan M.

I hope OLTL & AMC last a VERY, VERY, VERY, long time on line! Can’t wait to hear Erika Slezak as Viki , speak her first word on line !

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Ditto

susan M.
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susan M.

WE ALL DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE SOAP FANS THAT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE ROARED AND THEY FINALLY HEARD OUR VOICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It all payed off and it was worth it!
THAT”S WHY WE ARE CALLED LOYAL SOAP FANS!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Totally agree. A big pat on the back for all of us who emailed, called, wrote letters, etc. Still pinching myself that it worked. lol.

Kelly
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Kelly

You know, I wish them all the best. However, I’ll be curious as to once it starts airing, how many folks on this site are going to be complaining because it’s “different” than what they are used to and how it’s not the same.

Johnna
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Johnna

I know I won’t be complaining. There are enough veteran characters to keep me involved and it will be great seeing the new ones develop and become part of the family.

scotty
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scotty

I am pretty damn excited for the return of All My Children. The most i have in like 10 yrs. I do not understand all the hate the teens are getting. For one Teen romance was an All My Children staple and two these are all children of legacy characters/families.

Paula Kate Prince-Meserole
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Paula Kate Prince-Meserole

What can I say?????YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Infinity.

KateK
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KateK

I loved OLTL & AMC for the show it WAS, I dont know if I can get invested in the new ones, seems way to different. I just hope Todd, Star,& John can come back to GH, but I dont think it will happen.

Kelly
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Kelly

That’s the thing it’s NOT the same show so those fans who are thinking that it’s going to be the same are in for a rude awakening. This will go the way of the 90210 who brought in some veterans and adults (meaning non-teens) but they were eventually phased out. We are not the demographic they are trying to grow.

Deb
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Deb

How can anyone judge what this will be in the future without seeing the first show? We all worked hard to get this done! I will enjoy this new AMC with all my heart . I am one of the people who have watched this show since almost day 1 and remember how all the soaps were done. I remember Ruth sitting at her kitchen table drinking coffee with Joe and Joes Mom. When they started going to the hospital for a scene it was great, a bit of variety. I know many of these soaps came from beginnings on… Read more »

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

This video is beautiful and everyone looks fantastic. I’d love to see the OLTL shoot too. I am so excited by the return of both shows.

Patrick
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Patrick

you can’t help but laugh, at seeing the anchors… the originals… mixed in with the newbies…. if they anchor the show and give their all…. w/Agnes…. and Fan support…

laugh at the surreal’ness… of ALL THIS.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I know, Patrick. me too. lol.

Johnny
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Johnny

I stopped watching OLTL some years back because I was already watching AMC (on video, at night) and it was an hour. Now however that both shows are cut down I will probably tune in to both. I am very glad to see that they have (On AMC) Dixie, Angie, Jesse, Opal, Adam and Brooke and some other familiar faces – I don’t mind a recast of JR Chandler and others here and there, as long as they introduce them gradually. I wonder about things like the sets, the Opening Sequence, the pace, (since they won’t have to constantly stop… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

This is absolutely awesome and I can’t wait to start watching both shows again, especially One Life To Live !!! Prospect Park is definitely a visionary company in resurrecting both of these shows and I believe they will be a huge success since an online format is the future. Personally I watch a lot of shows online as I recently cancelled my cable and just watch online the next day anyways. I am curious to see exactly how many people watch the shows since I never believed the current ratings system for TV viewing to be accurrate.

Annie
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Annie

Prospect Park rocks. Amazing video. Amazing actors. And welcome to the new faces! AMC and OLTL…welcome to the future! Can’t wait.

Shawn
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Shawn

AMC Cast has gone sexier and edgy. Especially The Teens my god! I think OLTL Teens have gone sexier and edgy to. This will get more ratings for all ages. Can’t wait to watch my favorite soaps!

Alvin
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Alvin

I honestly can’t wait to see both shows. The actors looked amazing at the photo shoot 🙂

David Jones
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David Jones

I feel sorry for the viewers that can’t get with the program. The ones that can’t embrace change, yet are stuck in mental limbo by criricizing these efforts. Life is too short to focus on anything, other that what will make you happy. The very utterance of this reboot, only proves the shows aren’t out of your systems. So with that, love live the reboot!!

Torrey
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Torrey

Amen!!

Larry
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Larry

For some of us, it’s not that we can’t get WITH the program. It’s that we just can’t get the program. Hulu and Huluplus are not available in Canada. So much for the WORLD wide web. And since I am already paying for internet, i can’t afford to be paying for itunes to watch AMC no matter how much i want to. But if it comes on to something else and it’s free and actually available to the entire viewing audience, then I will be watching.

David Jones
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David Jones

Well Larry this understandable, but PP is working on international deals too. It would just be nice, if fans read more..before assuming the worse. Most don’t see their favorite star aboard, and assume they’ll never join. Most never read statements from the actors explaining they may come later. I just always research before I speak, and I hope these deals works out for Canadian viewers too.

Torrey
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Torrey

Hey Michael, has Prospect Park given you a date or any information as to when their website will be up and running? Would be cool if they could get an actual live website that gave new details, photos and information of what’s to come….just curious if you have heard anything. I’m on the mailing list, but am greedy and impatient and want more…LOL

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I would guess around April when the shows are set to premiere. And I’m sure they’re waiting for the final cast photos to design the website.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I don’t know when they will add things, but they do have a you tube channel for extras and behind-the-scenes footage that you can also subscribe to. http://www.youtube.com/feed/UCS3ssL4Ebz67qum1f9vrZkQ

Torrey
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Torrey

Thanks you two….

Kathy
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Kathy

Will Joe Martin be playing the role of Hugh Hefner?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I got goosebumps! It won’t be much longer until we see Pine Valley and Llanview again! 🙂

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

I am so happy for these actors that were treated so badly by ABC/Disney. I love you all and welcome you back with open arms and a full and happy heart!!!!! But, while I’m grateful to Prospect Park for bringing my shows back to me, I have to say they aren’t treating the fans any better than ABC/Disney did. Note to Prospect Park: You are not treating the fans of these shows fairly by being secretive and deliberately evasive. We are not your adversaries – we are just as invested as you to have these shows succeed. Let us in.

Patrick
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Patrick

IT LOOKS GOOD….

It looks Great… when you look at the original cast members…

that’s where the heart lies…. with….

and i’ll champion the newbies… that they give it their all like the originals… that we love.

Patrick
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Patrick

forgot to add…: for those who listen to Dan J. Kroll… on his soapcentrallive internet show….

just this past fridays’ show….spoke about 1/2 hour soaps…. how AMC has that much more time… to prep… retake scenes…. reshoot to get that scene just “right” etc…

this can only benefit the show as a whole…. newbies: give the originals’ the respect they command….

Oye! can only imagine what it takes to soap.

Terri
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Terri

So excited! Just bought a new lap top, I’m ready!

Lora
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Lora

A HUGH CONGRATS!! To all AMC & OLTL fans includin myself (GH fan first) for the shows going on. We fought and fought for them we did it!! I am so happy for everyone involved and wish ya’ll very happy decades with your soap family, friends and fans. This is truly amazing dreams can come true! And a very special thank you to all the cast that is coming back to make this happen for their fans. You rock and are amazing talent with hearts of gold.

Johnna
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Johnna

I want to thank Prospect Park for following through with their plan to revive AMC & OLTL. Granted, it was much later than intended, but at least they (the shows) are almost here. Also, a HUGE thanks to all the fans that pushed PP to keep their promise. We saved our “families”!!!

Laurie
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Laurie

Ok. For all the tech virgins out there…..Can someone explain:

1. Date of first AMC show?
2. Where do you go to get it?
3. Is there something we can check now?
etc etc.

THanks for the help!
🙂

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

I am totally blown away with excitement that our soaps AMC and OLTL are back.
And to see some of our fav actors resumming their roll is beyond all dreams.
I wish you all the best and may this be the beginning of many years together ahead for all of us.

MEG
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MEG

I WANT VICTOR/TSJ BACK FOR TEA SAM DANI N JACK! NOT TO VINDICATE TODD WHO SHOT HIM.

christy s in TX
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christy s in TX

when? when? when? I can’t wait! WHOOP WHOOP!

Ina
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Ina

Well, everyone looks great!!!!!! and I can’t wait!

Tim Welles
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Tim Welles

How sad it is to me to look back at this from just a few short years ago and realize that it just didn’t work out as an “on-line” presentation ~ we all had such high hopes and it seemed that it could work – I don’t think the actors were prepared for what was ahead, but of course, in show-business or should I say the Entertainment industry one never knows for sure what will make it, and what will not. I do not think it’s a reflection of the shows (meaning OLTL and AMC) I think that Prospect Park… Read more »

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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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