Why Was Felicia Recast?
The role of Felicia Jones has been recast suddenly by Sandra Ferguson who
played Amanda on Another World, and Jade on Sunset Beach. Why you ask was
the role recast after being portrayed on and off again by Kristina Wagner
for twenty-one years? To answer your question Wagner asked to be bumped
from her character's recurring status to a contract role again because of
the recent heart transplant storyline, which would've given her more
airtime. Jill Farren Phelps told ABC Soaps in Depth magazine that "We are
no longer able to hire contractually. We just do not have the revenue. For
us at ABC, it is an across-the-board-problem. We cannot pay on a regular
basis for those people that are not working regularly. "It is not at all
about not valuing Kristina. That we are fortunate to have Sandra come in
is a wonderful
thing, but under no circumstances were we trying to dishonor Kristina."
Ferguson first airs Thursday June 9, 2005. (quotes and selected
information courtesy of ABC Soaps in Depth magazine)
Reese Isn't Who You Think She Is!
As you will notice on June 9, 2005, soap newcomers Meghan Lynch and Shayne
Lamas will air as younger versions of Carly and Reese in flashbacks
triggered from and automobile accident that Reese happens to get into. In
the process a secret is revealed that will change the way Carly and Reese
live their lives. Kari Wuhrer sat down to talk with ABC Soaps in Depth
about the upcoming storyline. She says that "Carly and Reese actually were
best friends in high school, but I was in a very bad car accident (Kari
Wuhrer speaking in character) and now I look totally different - and I'm
the only one who knows it." That's right - Reese came to Port Charles, for
another reason to help Sonny
with the kidnapping, Wuhrer reveals."
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