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Rebecca Budig Talks The Better Show, Love Life & Why Greenlee Was Not In The AMC Reboot!

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The beautiful and talented Rebecca Budig has now added “talk show host” to her resume, as the co-host of The Better Show!  The former All My Children favorite, where she portrayed Greenlee Smyth, and was part of two of the show most famous love stories, Greenlee and Leo ( Josh Duhamel) and Greenlee and Ryan (Cameron Mathison),  chatted with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan in a new interview!

Budig talks about how she met her husband, Michael Benson, living in Connecticut as opposed to New York,  how she was left out of the All My Children reboot via Prospect Park and why, and some fun stuff about her friend and L.A. neighbor,Y&R’s Greg Rikaart (Kevin)!  Here are a few interesting excerpts below:

Rebecca on why Greenlee was not part of the online revival of All My Children where she confirms she was originally asked to be part of:   “Yes, and I expressed interest and then they never came back to me! (Laughs) I wasn’t insulted at all but I was a little disappointed. I really, really miss Greenlee. But, then, none of my men were there. They didn’t have Cameron Mathison. They were never going to get Josh Duhamel. What they should have done was bring back Danny Cosgrove, who is amazing. Love that guy!  Michael B. Jordan was my brother on AMC and now he’s a big movie star. So what were they gonna do with me? I’d be all alone!”

Rebecca on how The Better Show hosting gig happened“Better was looking for a new co-host and I went and did two audition shows with (co-host) JD Roberto and really liked him. We clicked. I’ve always juggled hosting jobs with my acting career, and this fits into my life perfectly. They’re really flexible. I have great outs in my contract to do other stuff. And it’s a great show. I love improving people’s lives. (Laughs) Especially my own!”

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Do you think Greenlee should have been part of the All My Children reboot via Prospect Park?  Have you checked out Rebecca on The Better Show?  Let us know!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Wouldnt have mattered…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

She’s 41…so she could play Nina, Silas’s wife on GH…she couldve been 20 when she married him…just a thought!

moshane58
moshane58

Yes. They wanted younger actors to try to draw the younger demo and that just left out a lot of the history of the show.

Lola Marie
Lola Marie

It probably wouldn’t have mattered one way or another, but it would have been nice to see Greenlee and Kendall coming together to deal with life without the men. Prospect Park tried, but ultimately it was a wasted opportunity. It would have been nice to see Greenlee in the new Pine Valley.

Oh well…

Rod
Rod

One if my all time favorite actress and characters. I wish she would have returned. But she is right it wouldn’t have worked with what they did. She’s amazing on The Better show!!! LOVE REBECCA BUDIG!!!

john
john

What did she mean by none of her men were there. David was there.
Would’ve been fun to see them go at it again without Ryan around.

Kate A
Kate A

It would have been interesting to see how many viewers PP would have gotten had they kept the original actors and stories. It is so sad that AMC 1 is gone! Still miss it. Not really missing AMC 2.

Harry
Harry

No, I was sick of the Fusion Gang and the Ken doll (Ryan).

ricardo
ricardo

i love ryan lavery. he is so cute. lol

Tom Welles
Tom Welles

Well, it certainly would not have hurt to have her there, but the re-boot was so disjointed, so strange and missing the Heart of the original ALL MY CHILDREN that I’m not sure one more familiar face would have made all that much difference. They could have paired her up with a new character and it’s hard to say how it would have played out. Prospect Park made such a mess of things (In my opinion) and blamed absolutely everyone else around ~ in fact, to this day they STILL have not REALLY stated that the show is “officially” cancelled!

AbbyS.
AbbyS.

Overall I agree with you. The reboot was flawed bigtime in terms of what story they told and the pace at which they told it, and one more familiar face wouldn’t have made the show any better (though IMO having a bunch of other, familiar faces with her might have helped). As for pairing her up with someone new, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t have worked. I adore Zach/TK, but having him back and attempting to pair him with a brand spanking new character (Loser Lea) with no ties to the canvas and no history on the show was a failure, and whoever was editing the last dozen or so episodes knew it and went so far as to edit out chunks of their scenes together. Greenlee, in particular, wouldn’t have fit in without someone there to whom she was related (like Jack) or married to (Ryan) or BFFs with (Kendall). It’s no loss to her that she wasn’t part of the reboot.

Cookie
Cookie

She should joing GH as Sarah Webber or Brenda Barett

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Love it when some soap opera actor’s fan thinks they should join a different show as a re-casted key character without a thought as to what that show’s fans would want……

Cookie
Cookie

Fyi, im a bigger GH fan than you ever could ne so when i say she would be a good Sarah Webber i know what i am talking about…

aria
aria

love to see her on gh but as a new character or greenlee maybe sarah webber but no way as brenda barrett , vanesa owns that role.

ricardo
ricardo

I love rebecca, if kimberly mccouloch leaves gh again, as robin. recast her with rebecca. brenda barett belongs to vanessa marcil only. rumors are vanessa may come back in the spring, hopefully the rumors are true.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

It was rumoured she was going to replace Vanessa when Vanessa originally left GH.

Rapids
Rapids

Love Rebecca but nothing was going to save the pathetic reboot from the obscure on line format. The idea was flawed from the GItgo. Rebecca was a bright shining light on the television show but the character was pretty much ruined by the end. I am real proud of her success.

beacon
beacon

If ABC and PP hadn’t effed everything up, she could have taken Greenlee to GH.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

They should’ve put Greenlee on AMC. I missed her. And I do wish she’d join another soap. She’s too perfect to not be working on a soap. I’d love her on Y&R or DAYS. Maybe even GH? On DAYS she could be Lucas’ ex-girlfriend Autumn that we never saw.

boes
boes

I wish her all the best, but the character was a disaster on AMC when it was a network show and would have been even more useless on the reboot.

It’s a shame the reboot didn’t work out. It had so much going for it, and one of those things was stripping away unnecessary characters who ate the show alive during the last years on ABC such as Greenlee and Ryan.

Shirley Lyons
Shirley Lyons

Greenlee should have been part of the show online as much as the rest of the “All My Children” family. Television has not been and will never be worth watching again without them. Daytime TV has been boring ever since! I do not watch daytime tv anymore. Congratulation Rebecca on your baby!

Linda Collins
Linda Collins

Please let me know when will Rebecc Budig be back on the better show
By the way it’s a awesome show

Also does it come on any other than 4 am in my area
I tivo it

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Tamara Braun and Jennifer Bassey Filming New Motion Picture Comedy ‘Kombucha Cure’

The cast of the new motion picture comedy, Kombucha Cure was revealed by Variety and in it. soap opera favorite and Daytime Emmy winner Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim and Carly, GH, Ava, DAYS, and Reese AMC) is featured in the cast along with Denise Boutte, Jayson Bernard and Jasper Cole in a film directed by Cecilia Choi.

In Kombucha Cure, Braun and Boutte play corporate enemy executives at a health insurance company sent to a small town to investigate what the company views as the unusual and expensive longevity of some of their clients with cancer.

Along with Braun, none other than another former All My Children and GH star Jennifer Bassey  is in the film along with Robert Craighead, Ali Zahiri, Lance Paul, Yorke G. Fryer, and Angie Kim.

The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles through the month of February, and the feature is being executive produced by Jonathan Chia and Tarun Raj.

In addition, Paul and Fryer of Ginger Knight Films are producers along with Bernard and Roberto Rosario, Jr. of J&R Productions.

So excited to hear of Tamara’s latest project? Comment below.

 

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FRIDAY: All My Children Icon Susan Lucci To Co-Host ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

Look for La Lucci to chat it up with Dr. Mehmet Oz on his Daytime Emmy-winning Daytime talk show, The Dr, Oz Show, this Friday (check times in your area).

In the Friday Celebrity Super Fan episode featuring Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) look for the full-hour to tackle hot health topics plus how Susan is doing today after her heart emergency that happened in the fall of 2018. . In addition, Dr. Oz looks inside Lucci’s heart with a live scan.

And, Susan will be surprised by her former AMC co-star and on-screen love interest, Walt Willey (Ex-Jack)

For a preview of the episode with Susan click here.

Excited to be part of tomorrow’s on-air episode of Dr. Oz, Lucci posted on her Instagram “DR. OZ! Co-hosting with the brilliant one himself! Tomorrow! He makes me do something I’ve NEVER done before!!”

Will you be checking out Susan on Dr. Oz and a reunion with Walt Willey? Will they talk about the bantered about pontential AMC reboot? Comment below.

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Cady McClain Remembers ‘All My Children’ On Its 50th Anniversary Sharing: “I Will Always Be Grateful For the Experience, and For The Lifelong Relationship With All The Fans”

The beloved All My Children first aired on January 5th, 1970 on ABC and ran on the network until it was canceled back in September of 2013.  The next year, the show received a short-lived reboot online via Prospect Park.

One of the actresses to appear in both the network and online version was Daytime Emmy winning actress Cady McClain, who became soap-famous for her role as Dixie Cooney Martin and together with Michael E. Knight, became one of soaps all-time popular duos as Tad and Dixie.

While so many miss All My Children every single day and the indelible characters created by the late, great Agnes Nixon, McClain took to her Instagram on Sunday to relate what the soap opera meant to her in her life.

Here is what Cady shared along with a cover of Soap Opera Digest featuring Michael Knight and herself as Tad and Dixie: “Today I am celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “All My Children”! I started on the show when I had just turned 19 in the fall of 1988. I worked as a contract player thru 1996. I was back in the fall of 1997 again under contract and worked through 2001. That’s roughly 13 years. Then I came back for a year in 2006, then for a couple months in 2012. Then I did the internet version for six weeks and then… the show was done.

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I was nominated three times and won my first Emmy. I made some lifelong friends like Michael E. Knight, James Patrick Stewart, Jill Larson, Penny Bergman, Julia Barr, Lonnie Quinn and many others both in front of and behind the scenes. And most importantly, I was able to take care of my wild but wonderful mother. ‘She who drove me nuts’ but impressed on me the importance of having art in ones life. Who read me poems and took me to museums. My child who died but who I so grateful to have known. Thank you ABC and all the producers and writers who supported me and my work. Because of your support my life was richer, broader, more interesting. I will always be grateful for the experience …. and for the lifelong relationship with all the fans! Massive shout out to the daytime fans who continue to support me in my projects. When I meet one of you on the street I am truly grateful for your time and that we got to share some really special moments together. . .”

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