Will AMC Fans See Double?
In some cases, however, dual roles are created as a device to further a storyline. For example, an "evil" twin could come to town, murder beloved characters and cause the original character to be blamed for the deaths. Sometimes these devices work well and other times they fall flat, depending on the writing, and the talent level of the actor portraying both characters.
Since her marriage to Jonathan failed, Lily's story has been very much on the back-burner. What this development means for the character is unclear. There is no word if Lily will slowly disappear from the show, what the relationship is between Lily and Ava and how that will affect the rest of Pine Valley.
Personally, I think Leven Rambin may become one of the great dual-character actresses. Here's to hoping that the writers develop a deep storyline for this young actress!
In late March a new-old face will be seen around Pine Valley. That is because the writers have created a Lily look-a-like. Leven Rambin, Lily, will begin playing both Lily and newcomer Ava on March 30th. Aidan will be the first to come into contact with Ava, and sources tell us he won’t be fooled into thinking she really is Lily.
Dual roles have been popular with soaps for years, and Pine Valley has seen some of the great storylines. AMC’s writing team has had success in the past creating dual roles. When Natalie/Janet came on the scene in the 80s and 90s, we saw sisters who coped very differently with their pasts. With the Adam/Stuart storyline we saw one “normal” and one “special” twin, both of whom are dedicated to their families but in very different ways.