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The Martin Holiday Party Reunion Interview – Cast of All My Children

Members of the cast of All My Children’s Martin Family and Pine Valley special guests chatted with Michael Fairman at the recent AMC Martin Holiday Party event thrown by Soap Opera Socialite Productions. In this sweet, honest, and candid interview, Michael E. Knight, Vincent Irizarry, Bobbie Eakes, Jill Larson, Cady McClain, Amanda Baker and Lee Meriwether reminisce about their time on the legendary soap and much more!

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johanna
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johanna

Awesome interview MEK is right I never blamed PP I do however think ABC/D had a part in spoiling their plans. Now that ABC is feeling the pain in the rateings they might help PP out or steal the glory for themselves

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

Great interview as always, enjoyed seeing everyone including you.I hope the show will come back soon and not just to end it. We really miss seeing the cast and the show.We wish everyone a great holiday .

Bruce
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Bruce

Loved it!

Sheila
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Sheila

Thanks so much for the wonderful interview! It will be so wonderful if the plans work out for this soap and OLTL to come back. I still love seeing the Soapnet episodes even if they are four years old!

Holly
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Holly

Wonderful interview. Made my day. All My Children was family for many viewers and to lose them was a great loss.
I also think ABC was clueless in the last yrs. It was liked they wanted to sabotage ratings to replace with a cheaper sow that I refused to watch.
Seeing Agnes on the View when her shows were being honored but canceled, it broke my heart to see her cry.
She brought happiness to millions.
Thanks Cady, MEK, Jill, Bobbie, Vincent,Lee, Amanda for being our Martin family we loved so much

Fashungirl
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Fashungirl

Watching the Martin family interview just made me drop few tears. I MISS AMC! I miss Tad and Dixie the most!

Doe
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Doe

Wow! What a great interview, Michael. Just to see and listen to all the actors and their take on what went down in the end is sad and very powerful. Vincet has the best idea about a prime time special, Hey, producers you should tak a good look at this. I hope you do more of this type of interview, Michael, with all of the cast members from various soaps.

susan M.
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susan M.

Wonderful interview. Thee all look good. Who was the woman sitting next to Dixie? With shoulder length blonde hair… I didn’t
recognize her. David looks GOOD…..Tad & Dixie FOREVER!

shelly
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shelly

this was so cool! i am still saddened that it was cancelled after watching my whole life.

thank you to the actors and actresses that came and taped this segment for the fans, you rock!

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Judy Myers
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Judy Myers

I watched this show from Day 1 and loved every moment, recording the show every day. When weddings, funerals and memorial services were about to be seen, I would stop the recording, set my chair closer to the TV, grab my tissues, and then start the action. I cried with you; I laughed with you! I would love to see it on the “air” be it TV or web, but I agree that closure is needed for the show if it is not to be revived. Even a two-hour special would be better than “Bang bang we know who got… Read more »

Peggy
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Peggy

How fun! I met Vincent Irrizarry at a fan event in Milwaukee…what a nice man! I hope that the show truly does come back. I want to see them all back in action! Great interview. Thank you!

Jules
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Jules

I think she’s a good actress, by my heaven’s Cady McClain spoke nonstop! She just kept going and going, with nonsense! Lee got a couple seconds to speak and Ms. Blabbermouth took over for many minutes on end!

MEK is so reserved and so poised. It’s easy to overlook him because he doesn’t put himself “out there” like other actors, but when you see his work on screen, your jaw just falls to the floor.

Ruth
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Ruth

I just was able to look at the video this morning. It was very good. I do agree that Cady does talk a lot, but I like her. Obviously. you never liked her.

Jules
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Jules

Why is it obvious I never liked her? “Never” is a long time, “like” is a subjective term, and I’m pretty sure my personal feelings of the actress was not expressed at all in those sentences.

You know nothing of me, let alone on anything related to AMC. Please think twice before you make assumptions.

SONNYMAMA
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SONNYMAMA

Oye – Cady and those jabber jaws! I love Michael but ran out and had two orders of Peanut Butter Pancakes when she ate those poisoned ones! ;-D Now that AMC (& OLTL) are coming back I have visions of Cady doing everything but skydiving buck naked to get her tiny feet in the cyber door of AMC’s online show. Sorry Tad & Dixie fans but after watching AMC since day one – she started driving me nuts on and off the show. She’s a wee bit of an airhead. ‘I’ liked Cady until I saw her (more than once)… Read more »

Terry Renaud
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Terry Renaud

I started watching All My Children when I was pregnant for my son,on the first day it was on. All those years till the end. I really miss not seeing it, after all those years I wish it was still on, and I record all the past runs so that I could look of all those memories , I hope that it still has a chance to finish the show online.

Theresa McAllister
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Theresa McAllister

Same here, when I was pregnant the hormones would make me cry at the last few notes of the theme song, lol. I still watch the reruns because I did not watch religiously until 2010 and I just LOVE the show so much, those characters are part of my life…they remind me of raising my babies and watching it during their naptimes 🙂 I would cry if they ever came back!

Shirley Miller
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Shirley Miller

This was a wonderful interview with the Martin Family and Vincent Irizarry during the Christmas holidays, Michael. Now that Prospect Park is bringing back AMC and OLTL, have you talked to any of these people about how they would feel about returing to AMC on the Web – TOLN? I know that Vincent has already signed on as his evil Dr. David Hayward and am very excited about this. Do you know if Michael is going to return as Tad Martin, or if any one else in the Martin Family is returning? I would love to hear from you regarding… Read more »

kathy Wojewoda
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kathy Wojewoda

Thanks Michael that was a great interview with Genie Francis. I just love her. I think she is wonderful!!!

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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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