AMC’s Bobbie Eakes Catches Up With Soaps.com!
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to catch up with All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes (Krystal) to talk about her part in the Daytime Divas show. You can read about that here. As we chatted, talk turned to Bobbie’s character, Krystal, and upcoming storyline details.
This week, things really heat up at home for Krystal and Bobbie fills us in on a few details – like just how hard it is to act out grown-up storylines with children in the mix!
Kristi: “Without giving us the exact details, because I know you can’t, are there any teasers you can share about Krystal?”
Bobbie: “There are some challenges with Kathy/Kate but it goes beyond what most step-mothers have to face. Little Kathy has some biiiig issues with Krystal; I’m really enjoying it.”I’m so pleased with Alexa’s work. She is six years old and she has to do a whole lot of grown up story and she’s going a fabulous.”
Kristi: “How difficult is it to work with the babies/little kids on the show? There was little A, first, then Jenny came along and now Kathy…”
Bobbie: “It’s a challenge! You can’t expect them to be able to do what the adults to. It’s a tricky genre but with the kids it’s slow-moving, you have to have patience! Especially with the babies, they’re crying and it’s stressful! I hate that, but the kids are so adorable! There is nothing cuter that a little baby!”
Kristi: “A lot of fans have asked about “that dress” – you know the one! – from Jesse and Angie’s wedding. What can you tell us about it?”
Bobbie: "I love that dress! Even when it was shredded and dirty, I still loved it! Technically it was a 2 -3 day thing (on-screen), it took weeks to shoot it! I asked them to send it out to clean it and hopefully I'll get it back so I can wear it again!"
(Editor's Note: Fans, if you're wondering about the designer, Bobbie confided that she doesn't pay attention to designer's. We are checking with the show and will pass that information along when we get it)
Kristi: "Since joining AMC, what is your favorite storyline?"
Bobbie: "When Babe was presumed dead (the Satin Slayer "killing"); Krystal was pregnant with Tad's baby but nobody else knew it. And then when Babe was "dead", all that emotional stuff, I love it!"
Kristi: "Who are the most memorable characters that you’ve worked with (on AMC or B&B)?"
Bobbie: "Darlene Conley (ex-Sally, The Bold & The Beautiful). She passed away last year and I still can't believe it. She was just … she made such an impact on this world! People who knew her, you really felt like you'd met somebody special. She was quite a character and great to work with."
Kristi: "Could you give us a most embarrassing moment from the show?"
Bobbie: "I fell once coming down the stairs of the Chandler mansion. I think I was in my pregnancy pad, too… and there was water on the floor and I slipped. I wasn't hurt but it's was very embarrassing because I hit the floor and just flew! They used it in the Christmas reel. Usually the reel is full of Michael Knight (Tad) but I got in there!"
Life can be crazy for a soap opera character and things are certainly heating up for Krystal Carey; this week, Kathy began having dreams that Krystal is trying to kill Tad! That is certainly going to ratchet up the drama, which is just fine with Bobbie Eakes! And it's okay with us, too, right fans? If there was no drama, what would we watch?
All My Children Writer