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Euripedes


DrewHamilton
Dec 29 2009, 01:51 AM
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TVG: You’ve been back as Carly for a few months now — do you feel like you’ve shed Olivia’s skin and become Dr. Manning again?
CC: I do. I’m totally settled in as Carly now. In the beginning, there was a brief adjustment because I had to re-acquaint myself with the old way of shooting a soap again. That took a few weeks. Now that we’re heavy into Carly’s story, I feel like I know who she is again. And I’ve thrown some of Olivia into Carly whenever I can. I like that Carly’s darker. She’s a good person, but she’s no longer a victim and not scared to fight back.
I'm so glad she admitted this. So many times I, along with others, would mention that something feels off with Chappell after seeing her work on GL. She just didn't seem to be using her abilities like she did over there. And we were shut down with comments about how Chappell is "doing just fine" and this is "how Carly's supposed to be written." Bullshit. I called it then and Chappell's words have made me call it again. She sucked when she first came to DAYS and I'm glad she's able to admit it.
Crystal probably hit her groove about three weeks ago--around the time Carly started having snarky conversations with Justin.

Definitely no Emmy-worthy material from DAYS, and I highly doubt she would have submitted anything given she's only had three months of material that was pretty mediocre. I suspect she'll only get more comfortable as Carly gets a little more fleshed out.

Crystal's Emmy reel for Guiding Light should be wonderful, though her quiet performances always seems to be overshadowed by other reels that have the full-on dramatic effects.

ETA: Crystal was like that on Twitter during her Guiding Light run. She rarely acknowledges storyline details beyond working with co-stars. There was quite some time when she didn't tweet about Guiding Light--she sort of dropped a hint one day that if she didn't talk about the show, that she was unsatisfied with story. Given that she acknowledges DAYS, it probably means she's fine with the story.
Edited by Euripedes, Dec 29 2009, 02:14 AM.
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