What You Need to Know About Kristian Alfonso’s New Movie — Plus, Watch Her Wicked Character in Action
Bring a sweater, because her new character will give you chills.
Can you keep a secret? If so, you and Kristian Alfonso’s new character should get along just fine. Because all Gladys Tate — brought to glorious life by Days of Our Lives’ former Hope — wants is to prevent the world from finding out the scandalous secret being kept by her son Paul and his pretty young wife, Ruby.
Wait, let’s back up a bit, shall we? Because before tuning in to All That Glitters — which airs Saturday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EST — you might need a bit of a history lesson. You see, Glitters is the third in a quartet of movies based on a series of V.C. Andrews novels chronicling the gothic-tinged tale of young Ruby Landry. (The fourth movie, Hidden Jewel, will air Sunday night in the same time slot.)
So here’s what you need to know: Ruby Landry grew up in the bayou before discovering that she was actually the byproduct of an affair her mom had with wealthy Pierre Dumas. This news is something of a mixed bag. Pro: Her new daddy is rich! Con, con and major con: Stepmom Daphne (played by Young & Restless’ Lauralee Bell) is a nightmare, heretofore unknown twin sister Giselle is even worse and dreamy boyfriend Paul was also fathered by the very busy Pierre, meaning he’s Ruby’s half brother.
Talk about sudsy drama!
Anyway, if you know anything about the works of author Andrews, it’s probably that her novels quite often involve forbidden love. In this case, Ruby and Paul — figuring most of the world doesn’t know the truth about their biological connection — tie the knot so he can help raise her daughter Pearl. (Turns out Pearl’s biological dad, Ruby’s would-be beau Beau, thinks she aborted their love child.)
Glitters picks up the story shortly after Pearl’s birth, and this is where we meet Alfonso’s Gladys. Like all stepmothers in stories penned by Andrews, Gladys is of the wicked variety. Her primary concern in life, as seen in the clip below, is keeping anyone from finding out that her son married his half sister. (And honestly, as “secrets we need to keep” go, that’s a pretty big one.)
Now that you’re fully caught up, make sure to tune in to see how things unfold for the dysfunctional family… and what prompts Alfonso to utter the line, “Love. Everyone needs so much of it. No wonder we’re all exhausted!” And be sure to check out the gallery below in which we rank daytime’s best villains… a collection of rogues amongst whom we suspect Gladys would feel quite comfy.
<p>If the title <em>Mommie Dearest</em> wasn’t already taken, Wyatt might have used it to write a tell-all about his mad, mad mom, a sociopath with a (very pointy) heart of gold. That, or half brother Liam might title <em>his</em> biography <em>Blame It On the Mother — </em>Wyatt’s<em> Mother.</em></p>
<p>If something rotten was going down in Llanview, this Mob boss always made the list of usual suspects — with good reason; he was more often than not as guilty as sin! Even here, look: He’s strong-arming better half Alex into making prank calls. Or, well… something.</p>
<p>Port Charles’ merciless queen of mean didn’t just place curses on people, she freakin’ <em>was</em> one. Just ask any of the surviving relatives who can bear to speak her name. Or, if you can track him down, Luke, with whom she had a very “special” way of making a point.</p>
<p>Surprised to see a current “anti-hero” on the list? You wouldn’t be if you remembered what he did to Michael Scott (and no, not the one from <em>The Office</em>). Or what he did to Phyllis (Marco, anyone?). Or what he did to Jack (the name Mary Jane ring a bell? Or Kelly?).</p>
<p>As complicated a conniver as the scourge of Springfield was, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Joan Jett had written for him “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Then again, maybe it was commissioned by his onetime wife, “shady” Jenna.</p>
<p>“Mess with a bull, ya get the horns” was sorta the unspoken motto of the amoral supervillain who once plotted to have estranged wife Barbara trampled to death. As you can see, this didn’t make him the first on the list to receive warm-hearted hugs.</p>
<p>It speaks volumes about how awesome a villain Nina Chancellor’s would-be merry widower was that when his reign of terror ended, he was — we kid you not — <em>trash-compacted</em> to death. We can’t define irony, but we know it when we see it. And <em>that</em>, folks, was it!</p>
<p>Truth be told, this soap-hopping menace to society would probably rank higher, were it not for the fact that <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> defanged her and turned her into a… wait, <em>what</em>? Yes, a waitress. “What have I become?” the she-devil can only ask her reflection in perpetuity.</p>
<p>Rest assured, anytime the erstwhile P.K. Sinclair wasn’t Port Charles’ public enemy No. 1, he was aspiring to be. Anything to “wow” his beloved Anna Devane — or do away with competition like Finn. Or both at once if he could pull it off!</p>
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