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Sep 23 2009, 06:34 PM
I think people are reading way too much into Crystal's interviews since it was announced she would be returning to Days.

Crystal was the first GL cast-member to be hired for a new role and the only cast-member lucky enough to be regularly employed in Daytime when Guiding Light ended. She had enormous respect for Guiding Light and her fellow cast members and I see her concentration on GL as not wanting to flaunt her good fortune while a show they all loved was ending and their own careers in Daytime were on hold.

She has also not been allowed to say much about her returning storyline until now, when the first spoilers are beginning to filter through. And, while her position on Days is established and she knows she is settled there for the long term, Venice is only just starting up, and it makes sense that she would use the impetus from her storyline on GL to support and promote something that she and her friends are donating their own time, money and creative skills to.

I don't share the general view in this thread that Crystal isn't enthusiastic about recreating Carly ... she has tweeted about how much she's enjoying it, she has also said in interviews that when she reads her scripts, the writing is so good and so classically Daytime, that she doesn't want it to end.

I also have a little insider knowledge ... not a lot, just bits & pieces ... and everything I have heard tells me that Crystal is very happy to have this chance to reinvent Carly, and that's she's having a lot of fun doing it.


People need to remember that this is one of only a few interviews since GL ended. GL was still around when all other interviews were printed since her return to Days was announced. She isn't going to just go on and on about Days and how great it is when she is one of the only people from GL who has work and when her fans are heartbroken over losing GL and Otalia. That would make her look like a heartless bitch. She focused on talking about Venice for that same reason. It's her way of reaching out to her GL and Otalia fans. There wasn't much to talk about in regards to Days until now because spoilers are out there and the storyline needs to be pimped. What the hell was she supposed to say in interviews before this? Days kept a tight lid on things right up until the point where they needed to start promoting her return. Hell, even Sabatino's return was kept very close to the vest until this week.

Besides, she never said she was reluctant to go back to Days. She said she had doubts about playing the CHARACTER again. It had nothing to do with the show. She wanted a different Carly. She didn't want to play a doormat. She never said anything about having doubts about going back to Days. She just wasn't sure about the character. Talk about missing the point completely LOL.

I can't wait to see her, especially because Carly will be different. I loved her in the 90's but the character did need a bit more edge and development. There is plenty to work with there now to accomplish that and I look forward to it. I also look forward to Venice too.
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