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Jun 21 2008, 09:47 PM
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Jun 21 2008, 06:16 PM
But what's even more sad is the fact that they are waiting for the Christmas show to try and get her again. Why not use her in a scene with Maggie or Lucas when she is up to it?
That's exactly what I was thinking. I know she can't work much anymore, but when she is able and willing to do it, why not have her on? Why does it have to be the 4th of July and Christmas or nothing?
Cause Dena Higley doesnt like writing for people over 50?
Well, then why are Drake and Dee getting material? And Peter Reckell? Lauren Koslow is also getting some materia, as is John Anistonl. Jim Reynolds is getting a story with Renee Jones. They are all over 50. That has nothing to do with it.

Peter Reckell said two years ago at a birthday party for Frances that even then she was having trouble getting back and forth to the studio so no doubt it's worse now. She needs help and she also has trouble with her lines and she is very hard on herself acting-wise so I think the show does it's best to make her comfortable, which is why last 4th of July and Christmas she had very little lines.

I should also add that the show does want to use her more. It's just some cases, like this one, are more publicized then others. I remember hearing that they wanted her at Lumi's wedding but she was unable. They also wanted to use her in March when Bo was dying. It was even mentioned in SOD and onscreen but she was unable. She is just unable and, considering how hard she is on herself, I bet she would be very upset the more they give her that she is unable to do so it's best to just use her for family events and such so that you limit her upset and the amount of times she gets disappointed because she is unable to come in to work.

I don't think having her come in to shoot scenes when she is able will work either. I think she just isn't able to work much period. As I said, the show has tried to use her more but she has been unable. Plus, if you do try to shoot when she is able, who knows if the other actors can come in or what you have to shift around to make that happen.

I really wish we could see her but it's not her fault nor the show's. I just hope we see her again at Christmas.
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