Actors from Other 80s Soaps

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  1. Ray_Krebbs

    Ray_Krebbs Soap Chat Active Member

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    What actors from the other 80s Primetime soaps could you see in the roles? Ana Alicia as Kristen, Stephanie Beacham as Vanessa, Pamela Sue Martin as Lucy, Donna Mills as Marilee, David Selby as J.R., Susan Sullivan as Donna, Andrea Thompson as Michelle
     
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    Ana Alicia would have made a great Kristin. Robert Foxworth was considered for J.R. IIRC. And we heard the rumor about Pamela Sue Martin taking over as Pam (she was a little old for Lucy). I suppose Susan Sullivan could have played Donna Culver. I think Gregory Harrison could have played Bobby.
     
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    I can’t imagine anybody else in the role of JR.
     
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    I can imagine many actors being great as J.R.--the role was the first villain who would not get his comeuppance. It was an actor's dream. But can anybody who has been identified with a buffoon character in a silly sitcom before, convince you he is now an evil bastard? That was Hagman's feat.
     
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    Don Murray as Cliff Barnes
     
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    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    I can't honestly imagine (or would want) anyone in the original roles - but many of the later additions could be easily recast.

    If JR or Sue Ellen were ever recast my head would spin round AKA this:

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    Not even Bess in the role of Mandy?

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    @Ome - IT isn't an original cast member but yes :dance::dance::dance: I'm not sure how this would be more preferable - unless she got eaten by the Shark :crazy:
     
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    or, (not an 80s soap actor of course), Bill Murray

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