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Josh Duhamel Raves About AMC's Jill Larson & Why She Is Inspiration For His New Project!

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Now here’s an exciting quote for a woman we all know in love in the world of daytime soap operas!  Daytime Emmy winner and motion picture star, Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo AMC) had nothing but praise and raves for his former All My Children cast mate Jill Larson who is reprising her one-of-a-kind role as Opal Gardner in Prospect Park’s  reboot of the series!

In an interview with Glamour.com, Duhamel told reporter, Jessica Radloff about Larson, “She is one of my favorite people! Jill is part of the reason that inspired this show that I’m trying to develop. It’s based on my years on All My Children and the contrast with people of who they are on-screen and who they are in real life. And it goes both ways. Some people are despicable on-screen and then the most genuinely kind people off-screen. Jill is one of those people. She’s just the kindest person ever.”

What do you think of Duhamel’s raves about Larson? Are you interested to see his new project that is in the works based on  his time with All My Children?  Let us know!

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jim
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jim

I met her years ago…she is one of the most kindest persons iv ever met…wish there were more people in the world like her.

Keith Baughman
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Keith Baughman

I agree with Josh. I’ve met Jill and she’s so kind and sweet. Just a lovely lady.

Dorothy Ann
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Dorothy Ann

Jill is a lovely lady and great actor. Josh is a class act too. Two of my favorites from AMC

Renee
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Renee

I’ve never met either of them, but have heard wonderful things about Jill the entire time she has been on AMC. I really think this is a great idea that Josh has and can’t wait to see it.

Dinah
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Dinah

I’ll so proud of Josh always bring up his time on AMC

Dez
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Dez

Yes! I was just thinking the same thing. He’s a class act. I like the way he always quite fondly claims his connection to AMC. Unlike so many they pretend they never crossed the soap airwaves. Such as Demi Moore who spent considerable time on GH. Also Tchina Arnold (Pam from Martin)was on Ryan’s Hope for some years. Many more I can think of. AMC is iconic and Josh knows it. I’m looking forward to his new show. Totally! It sounds very interesting.

Terry
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Terry

I love Jill Larson and I love Josh Duhamel and I’m VERY interested to see his new project that he says he’s developing. Sounds Quite interesting. Love them both

Joanne McCabe
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Joanne McCabe

That is great what Josh Duhamel said about Jill Larson I also think she is such a nice person and yes I’d love to see what Josh is putting together for the show he is about to get together of the people of All My Children!!!!!!

Lew S
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Lew S

Doesn’t surprise me. She seems like a cool lady.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I’ve admired Jill’s work since as days as Ursula on OLTL. She is absolutely perfect as Opal. I’m so glad she’s still with AMC.

Kim
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Kim

Love both Jill and Josh. I am always ready to see them!
Glad that Opal will be back with AMC.
Will be interested in Josh’s new project too!

Cathy
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Cathy

Nice idea but I never remember Opal being despicable.

Derek
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Derek

He doesn’t mean she was. He was just making a point that sometimes characters are very different than the actors who play them and Jill is very different from opal.

jane
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jane

Opal was never despicable!

Liz Arnold
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Liz Arnold

The original Opal was despicable. She won an Emmy for all her misdeeds. Jill Larson’s Opal is not what I would call despicable. She has had her share of schemes gone wrong, back in the day.

I am very intrigued and want to hear/see more about Josh’s project. It’s definitely something I plan to check out. I love him for being proud about his AMC roots. He seems like such a sweetheart.

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

She was never despicable, but let’s face it, Opal started out thinking only about Opal. The character grew into the wonderful lady we love now, thanks to Jill Larsen’s acting.

su0000
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su0000

Yes, Jill is a sweetheart..

But- nobody ever says a soap actor is a bad person, and one might be a nasty person in real life.. they all can’t be a sweetheart like Jill . lol ..

Carole Anderson
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Carole Anderson

Anything Josh does interests me. He is awesome, and it is so good to know how much he respects Jill Larson. Can’t wait for AMC to return, and see what Josh has going…..

Johnny
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Johnny

I love Jill Larson as Opal since she took the role over in late 1989 (!) – Time does move on, doesn’t it. The original concept of Opal was introduced as Jenny Gardner’s mom, a self-serving, vulgar and abusive parent but with a hint of sadness under the facade played at that time by Dorothy Lyman. When the character resurfaced as played by Jill she became more lovable and also brought humor to the show especially alongside Michael E. Knight as Tad. I am really glad that Jill is returning for the AMC reboot – what would Pine Valley be… Read more »

SoulKirk
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SoulKirk

I was fortunate enough to talk with Josh at the rise of his “AMC” light. Sincere, great, down to earth, funny, intelligent, and supercool. Hoping he’s still that way after moving from NYC to LA and film fame. Re: Jill Larson. Never met her but she’s certainly well-respected by me and her industry and everyone she meets, seemingly. Josh, contact me! LOL. Def interested in his project, even sounds like a little something I’ve been working on for awhile. (Mine isn’t “AMC” specific of course.) ~ @SoulKirk

terp0709
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terp0709

I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Larson last September – she was a part of the 25th anniversary staged reading of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Poised, charming, funny, and absolutely a treat to work with!

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Mark Consuelos Exits ‘Riverdale’

Last night, All My Children alum, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo Santos) made what appears to be his final appearance for now on CW’s soapy drama, Riverdale.

Consuelos departed Riverdale as a series regular on the season 5 finale, after coming on to the show in its second season in the role of villain, Hiram Lodge.

Riverdale executive producer and showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, shared with Deadline a statement on Consuelos contribution and run on the series: “From the moment Mark joined us, he was up for literally anything, a hundred percent committed to making Archie’s life a living hell. And what’s funny is, Mark couldn’t be more different from Hiram. A classy pro and the sweetest guy, always looking out for everyone. We wish Mark the best and hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Hiram Lodge.

Consuelos offered up these sentiments in a statement on his Riverdale exit: “First and foremost, I would like to thank Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for this incredible opportunity. Never before has playing a character that was so bad, felt so good. Huge thanks to the Riverdale fandom, to the brilliant crew and amazing cast, whom I consider dear friends and family.”

So, will you miss seeing Mark on Riverdale? Elsewhere, still no word on the “Pine Valley” reboot in which Mark and wife, Kelly Ripa, are two of the executive producers of that many All My Children fans were hoping would come to fruition. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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TONIGHT: Jacob Young in Lifetime Movie Network Premiere ‘My Daughter’s Double Life’

Premiering tonight, Lifetime Movie Network kicks-off his “Shocktober” with a thriller starring Jacob Young (All My Children, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful) in the pivotal role as the leader of cult!

In My Daughter’s Double Life, previously titled, Fatal Following, the story follows Heather, a single mom who is desperate to find her daughter Ally when the teenager goes missing. After the police find Ally’s belongings on the riverbank, it’s presumed that she drowned in the river.  However, Heather isn’t so sure.

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While leaning on her minister and friend, Jack, Heather begins looking into her daughter’s things and is shocked to discover Ally was spending time with a group of troubled teens at a mysterious youth center.  That youth center is led by Bridger, played by Young.

The LMN movie also stars  Jacey Nichole and René Ashton.

You can watch a trailer for tonight below from Jacob’s Twitter account.

So, will you be checking out My Daughter’s Double Life, beginning at 8 pm EST Friday night? Comment below.

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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