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July 30, 2020 at 4:13 pm #1203616619
Her best produced work was on GL, if you watch what she did on that show for the time in which she was doing it with the talent she had, it was a thrilling time and credit has to be given in some part to Jill for that. Proctor and Gamble never should have transferred her to AW from GL. Keeping her at GL and giving her more control rather than being dictated to by P&G cost cutting executives would have been better for both GL and AW at the time. She injected a very stale OLTL with spirit again, and she carried on Wendy Riche’s GH as best anyone could have hoped IMO. For me it was her Y&R & AW stints that were least successful. I think Jill gets an unfair wrap overall. She’s done a lot for the industry to help it continue and at times thrive during a very difficult era to produce daytime soaps.
I think that Jill gets the reputation she earned. She has made some very bad decisions over the years and seems to have an open disdain for the genre as a whole, and especially for its actors.
She focuses too much on trying to make the shows something they aren’t meant to me and loves to refocus her soaps on 3-4 characters who she allows to dominate the show completely at the expense of other characters.July 30, 2020 at 4:10 pm #1203616606
I hear that in addition to Greg Vaughn, Kristian Alfonso, Victoria Konefal, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith and Galen Gering that we can expect at least two more cast members to exit by years end.
I don’t watch DOOL but my money is on Deidre Hall or Bryan Ditallo, even if they are only recurring or visiting.July 19, 2020 at 12:36 am #1203591704
I’m with the majority here. Blanchett is indeed the superior actress. I feel like Cate Blanchett more easily becomes her character and creates an actual character; whereas Kate Winslet always feels like Kate Winslet in a period costume trying to give a decent performance.July 19, 2020 at 12:32 am #1203591702
My hunch is that within a few months she signs a contract for GH or B&B. Those are two soaps I could see actively courting her. She could easily portray a Cassadine on GH or a new Forrester family member on B&B.July 10, 2020 at 4:45 pm #1203580509
I’ve been doing a lot of binge watching this pandemic and here is what I’ve watch thus far:
I started bingeing “America’s Next Top Model” but out of 25 seasons (I think 23 are on Hulu) I only got through four before quitting.
Now I’m watching “E.R.” and am mid-way through season 8. This is a show I always watched in reruns but for some reason much of it didn’t really “stay” with me and so a lot of it I’m seeing with adult eyes for the first time.
I also watched the entire series of Hulu’s “Shrill” starring Aidy Bryant, which was a great show that I never knew I’d like.
I also finished up the final season of “Future Man” and also re-watched “A Black Lady Sketch Show” in its entirety and several seasons of “Friends” as well.
Lastly, I also watched a few episodes each of “The Golden Girls”, “The Practice” and “Designing Women”July 10, 2020 at 4:37 pm #1203580491
Thanks all for your feedback.
Personally I absolutely loved her work at OLTL and think she did some very interesting stuff while there; and I was NOT a fan of her work at GH. She was a huge let-down after the glory of Wendy Riche.March 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm #1203398701
OMG this is a very sad loss. I will always fondly remember his work on “AMC”, he was one of the finest actors on “AMC” in the early 1990’s. His work with Eva La Rue as Maria was memorable for sure.March 12, 2020 at 10:12 pm #1203379888
Without JT is a possibility, kind of like how BSB continued on w/out Kevin for a few years. But the problem is that JT was basically the lead vocalist of Nsync and by far and away the most popular member of the group. So I’m not sure how popular a reunion would be w/out him.
Although he was always my personal least favorite (I’m a JC guy anyway!)March 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm #1203379886
I would love to see a proper biopic about the early life and rise to fame of Madonna. But I suppose it is unlikely to happen while she’s still living; she’s likely to block any attempt at this.
I would also love to see somebody make a movie about the absolutely bizarre, insane and dramatic life of Marlon Brando.March 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm #1203379883
I was a huge fan of his work. In particular his work on AMC and OLTL. This is very sad. May he rest in peace.February 5, 2020 at 3:42 pm #1203331783
My favorite Oscar speech of all-time is Halle Berry. So emotional, genuine and memorable. Halle was truly in her moment of glory!
I think a close second would be when Meryl Streep won for “The Iron Lady” and had a moment of self-deprecation by saying “when they called my name I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, “Oh no! Oh, c’mon why? Her? Again?” You know? But, whatever.” (quote from Meryl Streep).
Those are my two favorites!January 31, 2020 at 11:06 am #1203322023
A few names that come to mind as deserving (and possibly long overdue) for an Oscar win:
Brenda Blethyn: Two Oscar Noms (1997-Lead; 1999-Supporting) and no wins. She doesn’t get the same kind of roles she was in the early half of the new century but she’s still a fantastic performer and should be capable of landing a plum supporting role that launches her onto the Oscar stage one more time.
Also in her corner; she’s clearly a well respected performer. She has a Golden Globe (out of three nominations); a BAFTA (out of four noms) and two Emmy nominations.
Ewan McGregor: I can’t believe he’s never been up for an Oscar. He has three Golden Globe nominations and two Emmy nominations. He’s still relatively young and works pretty consistently (though likely not in Oscar-bait projects) and likely isn’t really still on the A-List. But he probably should have been nominated by now.
Cameron Diaz: Put her on the next to impossible list. She’s basically retired now and hasn’t acted since 2014. She worked for several decades and never came close to a nomination. Her best shots were likely “Being John Malkovich”, “Gangs of New York” or “Vanilla Sky.”
But she’s only 40-something, could easily return to acting at some point later and become a “late in life” performer. Perhaps she’ll have a Jessica Tandy like career resurgence later in life?
Ethan Hawke: Talk about overdue; Ethan has been working since the late 1980’s and has four Oscar nominations to his name. (two for acting; two for writing) and still works consistently and regularly. He should have been nominated for “First Reformed” and hopefully has time to get nominated again. I have no doubt at some point he’ll be viewed as overdue enough for a win.
Janet McTeer: Still entirely possible with the right role she could win an Oscar. Highly respected, still works frequently and has two Oscar nominations under her belt. Although at 58 time may be running out if it doesn’t happen soon.
Winona Ryder: She needs to grab onto a big, meaty supporting role in a critically acclaimed film to ever get another nomination. Could be tough since she mostly works in TV now and rarely does Oscar-Bait movies anymore.
Kristin Scott Thomas: Hard to believe she only has one previous nomination to her credit. But she probably should have gotten a second nomination by now. Doesn’t seem like anybody is in a rush to give her a second nomination. Of course she mostly works in The UK now and isn’t a huge name stateside anymore.January 31, 2020 at 10:35 am #1203321929
So it’s gonna be a very boring (likely lip-synced) super bowl halftime show right?January 31, 2020 at 10:32 am #1203321923
I am so upset by this news. She was a fantastic and accomplished soap opera actress and I will fondly remember her work as both Alexandra on “GL” and Vanessa aka Proteus on “AMC.” I always looked forward to her scenes and especially on AMC when she would share scenes with Vincent Irizarry or Josh Duhamel. I used to love when Vanessa and Palmer would argue or when Opal and Vanessa would have a disagreement.January 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm #1203319120
But Fiona has only grown as an artist and released some of the best music of this young century. Neither Billie or any other female or male songwriters can touch her.
Maybe true but my point was more about ability to maintain commercial success and remain popular and relevant within the music industry. Something Fiona has not been able to do (or maybe doesn’t want to do?)
In the late 1990’s Fiona was all over the place; a huge bonafide star. She was super famous and by 2006 it was like she had never existed.