Viewing Single Post From: James E. Reilly has passed away
Dec 2 2008, 02:46 PM
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- January 29, 2008
Nice to see you back in the mix, JERSoapsFan. I was beginning to worry 'bout you.
- Dec 2 2008, 02:28 PM
- Oct 14 2008, 09:37 PM
- Oct 14 2008, 07:01 PM
"James Reilly was one of the most profoundly lovely human beings in our industry. He was a towering person in our industry who had a tremendous faith in God and Catholicism, as anyone who watched Passions knows. Everyone will miss him," said Reilly's long-time friend and agent, Jonathan Russo.
This doesn't surprise me. There were elements of religion and Catholicism all throughout his stories.
I knew he respected the faith and used "Passions" as a way to not force it on others, but celebrate that faith, in some way. Some detractors argued with me on that one, suggesting he aimed to mock the faith.
I thought it was a celebration of faith, but I disagree that he wasn't forcing his Catholicism on the audience.
Everything post DAYS 93-97 has always had a religious, pro-God, very conservative leaning. Yes, he had gay characters on his show and wild, sexually perverse stories, but they were all told with this moral message at the center.