Soap Opera Digest: You recently made your debut on FBI: MOST WANTED. How did that come about?
Amy Carlson: They offered it to me [laughs]. I read for another part on there, and then they called me and said, “We want to offer you this other part,” and I said, “Um, what’s the part?” And they said, “It’s Jackie Ward, she’s a bounty hunter, she prays at the altar of Dolly Parton, she’s foul-mouthed and lives in her car.” I was like, “Oh, my God, am I dreaming?” Like, “Who really knows me? Someone knows me! Someone was spying on me?” I was like, “That is me, finally! Yay!” And I watched the show, because as one does, when you’re flipping the channels and you see your old soap friends, you stop and you go, “Oh, what are they doing?” So it happened that one night I was flipping channels and I saw Julian’s [McMahon, ex-Ian] face and I was like, “Oh, what’s Julian doing?” And then I started watching the show and I thought it was really compelling.
Digest: When was the last time you had seen Julian? Had you even been in touch?
Carlson: We had not been in touch. We were in touch during the short time I was living in L.A. ANOTHER WORLD was both of our first contract jobs, our first big jobs, and so we had a bond over that. He had this crazy, amazing house in L.A. and when I was living in L.A. in, like, a little shack, he was so nice and he invited us up to swim a couple times — I can’t believe we got invited back because I would show up to swim at his house on a hot L.A. summer day and I would bring, like, 10 girlfriends and kind of just take over the house! But he was really nice about it. So, it had been a while! But I had followed his work since then and he’s always a great actor and he’s just a prince of a person.
Digest: What was it like to see each other again?
Carlson: Well, he’s so busy; this is his show, he’s number one on the call sheet, he’s in every scene. So, I got to set and he was like, “No f***ing way!” And I was like, “Yep, it’s me!” He said, “They said to me that Amy Carlson was going to play this part and I was like, ‘I know an Amy Carlson!’ ” But he didn’t realize [it was me] and then he saw me and he was like, “This is a homecoming reunion!” I was like, “It is!” But we couldn’t hug or anything because it’s very strict [due to Covid], so we were just jumping up and down in our separate spaces, just thrilled to see each other again.
Digest: When you look back on your ANOTHER WORLD experience, what stands out to you?
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GH PREVIEW: SEAN DONELY DIES
In the lead-up to the show’s big tribute to the beloved Sean Donely, a Port Charles resident from 198495, his loved ones get the sad news that their friend has died.
young and restless
AROUND TOWN Lily plans a fun treasure hunt for Billy that takes him from the Grand Phoenix to Crimson Lights.... Before his and Summer’s engagement party, Kyle tries to hide his regret at agreeing not to interfere in Harrison’s life.... At the coffeehouse, Billy asks Rey about Adam’s case. The cop advises Billy to focus on Lily and leave Adam to Rey.... Jack presents Kyle with John Abbott’s pocket watch, but because he’s hiding that he has a son, Kyle feels unworthy of the heirloom.... At the Grand Phoenix, Billy suggests to Lily that they move in together.... At the engagement party, Jack makes a toast to the happy couple. Kyle is stunned when an unexpected guest arrives.
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT With Liz and Scott in tow, Cameron is taken to the PCPD for processing. He insists he is innocent and only grabbed the gun because Britt was being kidnapped. Jordan reviews G.H. security footage, which confirms Cam’s account. She drops the charges. Relieved, Liz talks with Scott about whether to tell Cam that Peter, not Jason, killed Franco. Cam overhears and is rocked. He heads to Josslyn’s and apologizes to her for wrongly accusing Jason. She accepts, but is jarred when he describes holding a gun on Jason. Cam can tell that there is still a distance between them and laments to Liz that he’s lost his best friend. Joss voices a similar sentiment to her dad.
GH Pays Tribute To The Late John Reilly And His Legendary Port Charles Alter Ego, Sean Donely.
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FOUR SURE I have been watching GH since I was in the womb and have continued watching into my adulthood. This is the first time I am reaching out because I am just so disappointed in the decimation of some beloved couples. Although I understood the Chase/Sasha/Michael/ Willow switch, I was ecstatic when the truth was finally revealed. But in just a few short weeks, the attempt at rekindling the former romances was dismantled. I absolutely love the dynamic between Chase and Willow. He has such a pure love for her; it’s beyond endearing. Sasha clearly loves Michael, as well, so I was shocked to hear them say it wasn’t working. Willow and Michael are just not a good fit for each other. Nothing against the actors — they are phenomenal. And now to ruin the relationship between Jordan and Curtis? I adore them together. I am truly hoping the writers will see that breaking up actors with insane chemistry is just plain wrong. Thank you for continuing to be the only magazine I read!
days of our lives
RUSE CLUES Brady visits Kristen in prison to get her to sign a birthday card for Rachel. A flustered Susan signs the card with her name, and the jig is up. Brady begs Susan to keep up the ruse just a little while longer until he can find a way to sneak Kristen back into prison.
bold and beautiful
THE TROUBLE WITH ERIC Brooke and Ridge are there for Eric as he speaks about his troubles with Quinn. Eric expresses remorse that he has shut Quinn off from the emotional and physical intimacy they used to have. Brooke stresses to Eric that he deserves true happiness. Eric admits that he is not yet willing to give up on Quinn despite everything that has happened, and wants to give Quinn another chance to earn his trust. Ridge encourages Eric to try to rebuild his marriage.
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