Part II of Soaps.com’s Chat with Eden Reigel!!
For many All My Children fans, Eden Reigel will always be Bianca Montgomery. And, you know what? That is just fine with Eden! I had the chance to catch up with Eden during a phone chat a few days ago to talk about her new project “Imaginary Bitches”. You can read about that here.
We also talked about her life as Bianca and a few other projects in the works. She recently finished shooting a film called “Year One” with Jack Black. That movie is set for release during the summer of 2009. She is also set to begin filming on another film “The Old Cemetery”.
Here is what Eden had to say about life post-Pine Valley.
First, let’s talk about Pine Valley.
Kristi: “You are so identified as Bianca … does that ever get frustrating?”
Eden: “No! I love Bianca, and it’s never had a negative impact on my life! My fans are the best fans that anyone could ask for. The fans come up to me and pour their heart out and tell me all the ways my character has impacted their lives. It’s so much deeper than I could have imagined. I’m thrilled! They’re loyal and devoted and so supportive and I know that whatever I do they will be right there with me.”
Eden said that her fans have followed her from Pine Valley to support her other projects – including the online series and the two films.
Kristi: “What other projects do you have in the works?”
Eden: "Andrew [Eden's husband] and I are working on a cooking show - also for the Internet. I'm co-hosting it with Bob Guiney, Rebecca Budig's husband. I'm not sure about a release on that."
Kristi: "Let's talk about Andrew - what is it like to work so closely with your husband?"
Eden: "I've never trusted a director more. We're just having the greatest time. I love making him laugh - and I do it a lot. He's so supportive and he thinks I'm great. And, not for nothing, I think he's great, too!"
Kristi: "One of your other talents is singing - why didn't you ever get to sing as Bianca on the show?"
Eden: "[Bianca] actually did sing at Leo's funeral but then that was pre-empted! I sang "Goodbye My Friend" by Linda Ronstadt, and then when Miranda was first born and Binx and Babe were in the cabin, she sang to Miranda. [That song was] "Dreams Are The Flowers That Bloom In Your Heart". [Eden laughs] I had horrible white, pale face makeup and black circles under my eyes and I looked like hell! But I was singing this beautiful song, it was very odd!"
Kristi: "What about professional singing - are there any plans for that?"
Eden: "I kind of keep up with musical theater a bit … and I got to sing on ABC's Christmas album. I just hope I get the opportunity to do more of it."
So keep those eyes peeled, soap fans, we just might see Eden in a musical on Broadway - or in a record store near you!
I'd like to thank Eden for chatting with us. It is always great to catch up with your favorite actors. Soaps.com wishes you the best of luck with your new projects and we hope to see you back in Pine Valley soon!