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BEST RE-CASTING


JUDITH CHAPMAN AS ANJELICA CURTIS, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
In a soap opera town chockablock with accommodating women, Anjelica Curtis is a hard-boiled, lofty bitch. She gets no greater kick than pouncing on poor Adrienne Kiriakis, wife of her former stud, Justin, and making life generally impossible for hte human race. The character got off to a great start when the divinely snotty Jane Elliot played it, but when she left the role to return to GENERAL HOSPITAL (see Best Comeback), DAYS miscast the part with Shelley Taylor Morgan. Soap veteran Judith Chapman came to the rescue with her own brand of blue-eyed bitchery. She plays the role with more sensuality than Elliot and less of Elliot's trademark mordant wit, but make no mistake about it, with a portfolio of brazen predators to her credit, Chapman knows how to unleash that dreaded venom. Anjelica has Justin's baby; barren Adrienne doesn't, and Anjelica constantly throws the miserable fact in the poor thing's face. She also successfully ruined their marriage. Elliot may be gone, but with Judith Chapman on hand, the bitch is definitely back.
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