AMC Cast. (Lori Wilson/Soaps.com)
Walt asked his own question to Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca) wondering how she felt taking over such a beloved role. She admitted it was scary at first, but she shared that her predecessor, Eden Riegel, sent her flowers during her first week and that the cast has been very welcoming. She also thanked the fans for supporting her.
After asking one fashion question from a fan, Walt Willey decided to ask all the ladies where they like to get their clothes off-screen. Stephanie Gatschet (Madison) admitted she shops at Forever 21 and Target because, "I'm a huge bargain shopper. I border on cheap actually." After this line of questioning went on for a bit too long, Michael E. Knight (Tad) put a stop to it, as he couldnâ€™t believe what they were actually talking about.
It was then learned that aside from Finn Wittrock (Damon), who went to Julliard, most of the cast didn't have much training before joining All My Children. Walt noted that classes will help, but since Daytime moves so fast these days, all you really need to become a soap opera actor is, "A good memory for lines and the ability to spit them out and move on."
As he moved on with the questioning, Walt asked the cast about most memorable fan encounters. Cameron recounted how one fan bought their pet horse to a mall signing and Chrishell Stause (Amanda) told a story from her early days in Pine Valley. It seems a fan verbally attacked her for stealing an autistic Lily's boyfriend. She recalled, "At first I thought it was a joke and I laughed and said, 'Hi, I'm Chrishell I play Amanda,' and then I quickly realized she was not kidding." Walt quipped, "So the lesson here folks is, you're all crazy."
As for favorite storylines, J.R. Martinez answered first, explaining his favorite so far has been his recent stuff with Debbi Morgan. He marveled over her ability to portray Angie so convincingly as a blind person. "The way she plays it, it's unbelievable to see that she can actually play that so well."