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Rachael Ray very excited about replacements for OLTL & AMC!

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Looks like syndicated talk show host and cooking expert, Rachael Ray, is the only person in America excited right now about the new replacement series for the just canned, One Life to Live and All My Children!

As announced this past Thursday by ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons, AMC’s replacement is the cooking show, The Chew! And, OLTL’s replacement show is a makevoer show, The Revolution. Ray was seemingly ectastic to have these concepts in the daytime mix.  Rachael stated to Zap2it.com, “I think it’s exciting. My good friend Mario Batali and Michael Symon are going to be part of The Chew and I’m thrilled to see them join the roster.”

Ray also commented that now that Regis and Oprah will be off the daytime landscape as well,  things are forever changed.  “I will miss Regis, of course, but I will be excited to see Kelly Ripa with her new partner in 2012  I’m a big fan of Anderson Cooper, and he’s coming to daytime. I’m a big fan of Katie Couric, and she may be coming to daytime. Those will be fantastic afternoon shows, but I’m interested to see who joins up in the A.M. I always say, ‘The more, the merrier’. The cable and syndication landscapes are blurred, and I think there are more than enough viewers and customers out there for everybody. I’m really excited to see a lot of the new shows.”

Wow Rachael, you are a bit out of synch with the rest of us! How many more cooking and makeover shows do we all need on network television?

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Patty Coyle
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Patty Coyle

Well I can add her to shows I will boycott-along with ABC primetime,news etc. I will watch the soaps until the last day they are on.

jeffrey moree
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jeffrey moree

So will i What an ass!

Hannah
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Hannah

Amen!

Denise
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Denise

Well, Rachael…your show (and magazine, and cookware!!) just went on my boycott list!!

Debbie
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Debbie

Me too .. I can easily boycott her show ,, here her show plays opposite OLTL ,,, I guess she thinks people will start watching her instead. it won’t be me …

Mary
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Mary

well I guess she is out too!!!

Mandi
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Mandi

Mrs perfect Rachel Ray isnt all that perfect anyways wasnt it in the news awhile back that her marriage is in the shams and besides that Im pretty sure she steals her recipes from others and calls them her own! I cant stand people like her that thinks only of herself and her viewers. What about the viewers of the soaps? maybe she hates the soaps because she tried out for them and couldnt get a role because her acting SUCKS! I wont watch her show havent ever! She will lose alot of viewers because shes that much of an… Read more »

Terrrie
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Terrrie

I always watched Rachel Ray’s show, now I will never watch her again in anything ever! ABC will see when it starts losing viewers, and Ms. Ray’s new show will also be boycotted, hopefully off the air!!

Skyla
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Skyla

She’s a big moron is what she is. I hope she knows she just alienated ALOT of people…. I don’t watch her show either and don’t know anyone who does. I am frankly surprised she’s been on the air this long but I guess since her programming isn’t quality and that probably only have to pay her in those cooking supplies that she’s a cheap get. It would serve her right if The Chew chewed her on out of daytime too.

true
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true

LOL, I totally agree. She’s so annoying with her cheesy fake smile.

Kim Goodwin
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Kim Goodwin

Of course she is on the air because Oprah got her started just like she got so many other shows started. I never watched her show just read an article that she is too selfish to ever have a child and she is great with that. Than an article of her gaining like 50 pounds in a short period of time. That is about it other than that she is mean for being happy all those people that got laid off and all their fans. I can’t wait to see her ratings drop!!!!!!! BYE BYE

leah
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leah

u know what Rachel ray needs to be canceled and when this is all said and done she will be on the list.. i am so pissed off…
we need some of these soap stars to use their contacts discretely to help us get some serious coverage. If protest marches and boycotts of Disney and abc and talks of down stocks make national coverage then we will win… but they are sitting on their thumbs..

Outspoken
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Outspoken

Leah, the Protest and Boycott dates have been released. I am just in this for Brian Frons’ head. He was after our shows since he came on ABC and it is time he sits on the shorter end of the stick for once. Here is the Info Website for the Actions… it doesn’t matter where you are… let your voice be heard. Even if it just means the feathers are ruffled, it is the least we can do. Soon we will have no soaps and no Soapsites, no Messageboards and no real form of Entertainment. There is no way we… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

Well, two of her friends got jobs I guess that’s why she’s so happy. Forget the hundreds out of their jobs.

Does she have a financial interest in these?

kathy
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kathy

Rachael Ray has been removed from my Tivo. Will never watch her again.

Laquon Fouch
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Laquon Fouch

Very disappointed in Rachael Ray’s comments. How many people are losing their jobs not just actors, writers, the crew members, and the soap magazines employees? But its great news because her friend got the new show, wow how lame Rachael. Add my name to the list of people who will now boycott her show as well as her good friend show The Chew.

Fran
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Fran

Well , I guess I won’t be watching her anymore either. Biggest fake around.

David
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David

How insensitive!

Loretta Jamar
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Loretta Jamar

Patti, Skyla and Leah… I agree with all of you, lets get rid of Rachel Ray and BRING BACK ROSIE!!! And keep AMC and OLTL. I never watch RR anyway but she could use a SELF-HELP show to watch … on another channel!

Sharon
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Sharon

Won’t be watching ANY of her shows on ABC or The Food Network EVER again that’s for sure!!! Way to show how insensitive you are and that you have zero compassion or empathy for the hundreds and hundreds of people who are about to loose their jobs and the millions of fans who are loosing shows they’ve watched for decades!!!!! Rachael Ray is shown on ABC before The View in my area and I rarely if ever watch it. Rarely has now turned into NEVER!!!!!!!

Rosie Murray
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Rosie Murray

Rachael Ray loves to name drop all the celebs she knows. She only cares about the big names. She was recently on Joy Behars show and talked about Celebs who are on her show that surprised her were not very cool in person. They seem all nice and perky but in person they suck… well guess what Rach, in person you suck too, unless of course your name is JLo, or Gweneth, or any other big star that you think you fit in with.. . I know I have actually seen you in person. I am tired of overweight, bloated… Read more »

Patti Lipscomb
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Patti Lipscomb

Boycott Rachel Ray, Mario Batali, Tim Gunn, ABC, Disney, Disneyland, Disneyworld, send bars of soap to Brian Fron and Anne Sweeney. People are getting tired of reality shows and afternoon talk shows. With the economy the way it is now, people need something they can watch and escape to and AMC and OLTL are it.

SOAPFAN
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SOAPFAN

HEY RACH!! You hear that sound…??? That is the sound of ALL the SOAPFANS turning off your Crappy show!!!

Outspoken
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Outspoken

SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!

Terry Richard
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Terry Richard

She is a total miscreant whose show should be canned…look at her ratings…no one watches her…Julia Child, girlfriend, she’s not…PLEEEEEEASE.

shawn
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shawn

wow i used to like her but after that comment im not so sure now..i mean seriously rachel there is gonna be over 600 people out of work here,how happy can you really be….

Brian
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Brian

one word can say it all….”Schadenfreude”

Penney
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Penney

It is very sad that Rachel Ray has decided to completely ignore the millions of fans of the soap operas. Let’s put aside the fact that many of us are fighting to keep our beloved soaps. Her remarks are callous and uncaring for those of us in mourning, not to mention the 600+ people who are loosing their jobs. She has lost a ton of viewers, and her ratings will reflect this. Well, I wish that they would reflect this but let’s face it the ratings system is really flawed. The fate of every show on the air rests with… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

What a shame. How would she feel if she was loosing her job, or how how would she feel if her show was cancelled? She’s set with her show..plus she is still on foodnetwork. I am pissed. Forget ABC…. without All My Children no daytime tv for this gal!!!

Tammy H
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Tammy H

Don’t even get me started on Rachel Ray! lol

mmc
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mmc

I guess Rachael Ray was not a soap fan.Only a true fan can feel so devastated to lose a soap of many years.These were not my soaps but ATWT was and i’m still in mourning for that show.I only hope if these shows do go off the writers and TPTB will have some respect for the loyal fans and give some sort of decent ending to them.After what was done to ATWT fans and the horrible ending we were given i would never want my fellow soap fans to go through the same.i hope some miracle happens and your soaps… Read more »

lew
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lew

I used to watch her show, but I found it too boring. She just does not come off as being sincere with her guests. In regards to her insensitive comment, just remember what goes around comes around.

Sunny
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Sunny

I cannot stand RR…anyone who can’t say extra virgin olive oil and had to make up her own acronym is a doofus!!
I’d like to fry her ass in EVOO…hope her show is the next to go. We already have the Food Network and the Cooking channel…let’s not have more food shows invade the other channels!!

rodney
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rodney

withe the cancellation of the soaps people may watch new shows instead of hers?
What goes up goes down shes a great girl but not even a cheif in cooking food?
well i hope Oprah takes sopa over and boost her tv network OWN

Dr. Donald G. Boudreau
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Dr. Donald G. Boudreau

RR: They need to give her an I.Q. test… A maker of grilled cheese sandwichs doth not a talkshow host make! WHO, PRAY TELL, WHICH OTHER NETWORK GENIUS LET HER OUT OF THE KITCHEN? SHE DOESN’T COOK ANYMORE, NOW SHE’S A PROFESSIONAL YENTA – WITH BOTH FEET — IN HER MOUTH! Me and mine have watched our last RR show, purchased our last RR cookbook, and that goes for obese Mario, too and his restaurants and product lines! And, for anyone else, who attempts to “replace” OR CONDONE SUCH, the irreplaceable masterpiece of Daytime, OLTL – and its wonderful company… Read more »

kay killgore
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kay killgore

And her brains are in what part of her anatomy?

laurie
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laurie

It would have been nice had she said ‘too bad about the soaps – I’m really sad about that but looking forward to the food shows’ or whatever. But really it was a very stupid thing for her to say.

Megan
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Megan

I always found her to be insincere, phony anyway, and this just confirms it for me. Funny thing is her stylist/friend husband is one of the people/actors losing his job on AMC. I guess one friends gain is another ones lost. She is a loser and I am boycotting anything on ABC daytime after OLTL goes off the air. So does my tv channel & DVR machine.

ethel
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ethel

what an insensitive person!!

Mary Goff
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Mary Goff

I never watched her anyway! Learned all my cooking from my mama! Rachel Ray ,you are a very mean person for not caring about all the ppl that this will effect! Who the hell is Mario Batali anyway?????

CR
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CR

Rachel Ray’s food tastes like poop. Her recipes are lackluster, and so is she. Ina Garten, despite the negative press she’s received lately, is a good chef/cook. Her comments about my BELOVED One Life to Live aside, she sucks… BADLY.

Janine Nelson
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Janine Nelson

Well, Rachel, I have watched your show everyday, subscribe to your magazine, but that is all over now! Just what we need another show about food and what we are suppose to eat and what we are not. I won’t be watching you AND I WON”T BE WATCHING ABC IF THEY TAKE MY SOAPS OFF THE AIR. Maybe you will get cancelled real soon!

JRE
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JRE

Who the Hell cares what Rachel Ray thinks??? Here’s what I say to your opinion, lady, YUCK-O!!!

Carolyn
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Carolyn

And I will be very happy when your show is cancelled. I will not be watching it! How mean of you to say that about 2 soaps that so many people love to watch!

Holly
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Holly

I wonder how her “favorite gal pal Gretchen” feels about these comments in light of the fact that an AMC actor is the father o her child. Way to support your friends there Rach.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Wow, I knew there was a reason I just couldn’t warm up to her, what a horrible, insensitive thing to say, not only for the soap fans that are devestated, but for all the cast and crew and their families that are losing their livelyhood…unlucky for her we are all already boycotting ABC shows except the soaps. I am going to her website and let her know how I feel or find some contact info…

Kelly
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Kelly

Figures another fat hobag preaching on eating healthy is excited another fat butt is getting a new chew…PULEAZEEEE….I never liked her anyway!!!

Lesley
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Lesley

She is a joke. She will not have any longevity like our soaps. Hopefully, word will get out to boycott her. I personally don’t care for cooking shows. I prefer scripted television. She is also very annoying so hopefully she will be cancelled very soon.

Fran
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Fran

How can she be so sensitive?” Hurrah for me and the hell for them. My friends are coming on now.” Well guess what , you just lost alot of viewers for your cruel remark. Another show to boycott.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

How would you feel if that was said about one of your shows. They was excited it was cancelled and will love the show that takes it place. Is that what you say to the people who worked on All My Children and One Life To Live. Your “friend” Gretchen that father of her child works on All My Children are you excited he will loose his job?

debbie
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debbie

SHE COOKS ??????

mary surdynski
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mary surdynski

wow what a loser !just sayin

Melanie
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Melanie

How would you feel Rachel if your SHOW was cancelled? Would you be excited? From a Avid Faithful Fan of AMC & OLTL .

Nora W
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Nora W

I can’t stand her. I tried to watch her show a couple of times, but her phony smile, name-dropping, and voice made my skin crawl. Rachel, honey, no one cares what you think.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

How can you be excited about so many people loosing their jobs? I thought you would remember how it was before you got all that you have now. There is a lot of people like me who love to watch their soaps during the week. I am not skinny myself, but I do not need a over weight person tell me how to eat healthy. When you can see that do not follow their own advice!

Zina
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Zina

She’s a has been. I have never supported her.

Dave
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Dave

Rachel Ray is dumps for saying that. Shame on her. She has had La Lucci on her show before too….. she is clueless. Stick to cracking eggs.

Gaynell
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Gaynell

Well i use to like her but i will NOT watch her show anymore..bye bye Rachel Ray

giftofamber
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giftofamber

Rachel Ray got Guiding Light’s old sets. I’ve been boycotting her for a while now. This will only add to it.

Brooke
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Brooke

Rachel WHO?

Cat lover
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Cat lover

Rachel Ray is jealous of Gretta Monahan thats why she is not supporting AMC because Gretta is with Ricky Paul Goldin.

Lynne
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Lynne

She is just thinking of herself thats all. Maybe she should think about losing weight instead of cooking and eating so much. Why should she care whether or not the
soaps go off. She doesn’t care if people on there lose their jobs. I’m very upset about all this and I would never ever watch her dumb cooking show in a million years. Boo to you.

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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.”

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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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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.

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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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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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