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Dec 17 2008, 08:16 AM
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She would be good as Laura. I can see her as Laura or Marlena. I think she has the right kind of style and look that would suit either role.
Really? You could see her playing Marlena? I can't. Not at all.
Well, for one, I think she is a better actress in that she is consistent. Dee phones it in at times. Not to mention I think she can bring some of the energy Dee used to bring to the role. Even when she got good material in recent years, Dee has not been the same in the role. She hasn't been the same since 1997 IMO. I think Joan could bring that spark back and she has that classy, sophisticated vibe from her.

I'm all for given anyone a chance. I do believe some roles are not recastable but I'm not convinced Marlena is one of them. If an actress like Joan fails at it, then I probably would be convinced but I'm not right now.
I fear if they recast Marlena, it wouldn't be safe in the studios. Shoot, there are people who have a hard time not having John Clarke as Mickey. Can you imagine if they recast Marlena?
Much as it pains me to say, if John is not going to come out of retirement, I'd rather they have given him a nice sendoff. I have nothing against the actors who tried the recast. I want to like them, but I loved John Clarke with Suzanne. They just seemed to fit.

If they ever invested in the vet stories, I'd have liked to see her with a nice older love interest story, maybe as friends who miss their loved ones and miss having someone to be with who grow to love each other. There's no replacement for Mickey, but I think part of it, for me anyway, is seeing these replacements try to be Mickey vs a different person. I like Kevin Dobson. He's just not Mickey to me. As another guy falling for her, I think I'd go for it better.

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