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Mar 3 2009, 12:41 AM

After the breakup with Daniel I wanted her to go through something. I wanted her to go through, this is going to sound so jaded, I wanted her to go through an anti-man thing. I think thatís something every girl in the world can relate to and she had a special circumstance where it wasnít even a guy leaving her for someone else, it was a guy leaving her for her mom and grandma! Itís like the worst of circumstances and I think it would have been interesting to see how a young girl copes with heartbreak. If you really think about why we all watch TV, itís to watch the love stories because of issues in our lives and I think however she wanted to deal with that, I think it would have been interesting to see her turn to drugs; I think it would have been interesting to see her turn to alcohol, because those are things people my age in those given scenarios could foreseeable do. I think that makes for great story too. I donít think theyíve really delved into those two topics that much.

On the one hand, it's kind of typical of young actors, it seems to me, to think that kind of stuff--drug/alcohol experimentation/addiction storylines--are inherently interesting (I find them boring, but then, I'm not an actor). But what interests me about that is that she doesn't seem to have wanted another pairing, at least for a while. I wonder why that is, if there's more to it than her desire to try something a little different (and on DOOL, not being part of a couple is definitely out of the ordinary, if you're under 50).
Good question paxton. It may just wind up being because she wanted something original for once, and remaining single on a soap is original provided that means you still get a front burner story and not shifted to places unseen. I took it to be that while she's enjoyed playing opposite some costars, having a story devoted 100% to her. I'm not suggesting she was being selfish and wanted to shove others aside, but maybe after experiencing the pleasure of getting a taste of a highly dramatic story like the Pancreas surgery, as well as watching Blake get some great solitary scenes and how he was able to really bring the edge on all by himself, she wanted a similar opportunity.
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