AMC’s Chrishell Stause Talks About Amanda’s Future
Chrishell says "Amanda" is fun to play! (Soaps.com)
Hey there, soap fans, it’s time for part two of Soaps.com’s chat with All My Children’s Chrishell Stause! Last week, our article focused on Chrishell’s other acting work (she has two movies coming out that you can read that article here). This week, it’s all about Amanda – and Chrishell’s future on the show!
Let’s get to it!
Kristi: “The last time we saw Amanda she was helping to clear JR’s name. . .after nearly landing him in prison. What is next for her?”
Chrishell: “Sadly right now I think Amanda is so confused. She has everything she said she wanted and now here she is: money, cars, she can care for her mother and it’s still not made her happy. She’s lonely. Now we get to see a different side of her. She’s still working at Fusion and she is only there for one reason: friends.”
Kristi: “Was Amanda really hurt by JR? And if so, will this change her character from the sort-of-nice girl to all-bad-all-the-time?”
Chrishell: “I think the real Amanda is both. She was really hurt and the way she deals with hurt is to lash back. So both of them are a side of her. She can be very vulnerable but as soon as you hurt her, watch out!”
Kristi: “Does that make the character a fun one to play?”
Chrishell: "I get the best of both worlds! I can show that she has heart but on the other side I can say things that are completely unacceptable but a lot of fun."
Kristi: "What about Babe? That friendship is really Amanda's core, right?"
Chrishell: "They have some stuff to work through. You're going to see some animosity. But, Amanda's in no place to throw away friendships so she will step up to salvage it."
Kristi: "Where would you like the character of Amanda to go in the months ahead?"
Chrishell: "I have all different theories. I think they should show the crazy side of Amanda, to show her fighting back. It would be a ton of fun! And I love any chance I get to work with Kate (Collins, Janet). Any chance to work with Kate Collins, I'll take!"
Kristi: "What about family? Amanda is all alone (except for Janet), is there a possibility that some long-lost relative will come to Pine Valley?"
Chrishell: "I doubt they'll go that road (bringing back family/Trevor). I think if they bring back any relatives it will be Janet. The fans love her."
Kristi: "Okay, let's talk about time on the set. We hear that days on the set can be long (and sometimes boring). What do you do to pass the time?"
Chrishell: "(laughs)I bring slippers on set! A fourteen-hour day in stilettos is not fun! So, slippers are key! I love, when we have Fusion scenes and it's just us girls, because it's joking around. We're always laughing. In scenes where it's a smaller group of people, it's like family so each time is a different feel for the whole day. With Kate, in between scenes she asks me how life is going and I get to really catch up with her."
Kristi: "How is Kate different from your other castmates?"
Chrishell: "Oh, she treats me like a mom. I love it! Kate. . .has such a motherly quality. It's just her nature to treat me like a child and I welcome it whole-heartedly. She's all hugs and it's just great."
By the way, fans, as we were wrapping up the interview, Chrishell brought up her future on the show. And just so you guys know, she isn't going anywhere! Chrishell tells me that, contrary to some reports of other actors or actresses asking to be let go, she has not done that and she hopes Amanda will be around Pine Valley for a long time!
I'd like to thank Chrishell for taking time our of her hectic schedule to chat with us here at Soaps.com. Hearing news from the set is so much fun and we're looking forward to seeing you on the big screen very soon! Good luck with everything!