Don’t tell Janet! ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that All My Children is in the process of recasting the role of Amanda Dillon.
Fan favorite Chrishell Stause confirmed she would be making the move out west on the red carpet of this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards show. Stause, who was rumored to leave All My Children earlier in the year, had signed on with the show for the remainder of the year when her contract was up this spring. Stause then agreed to stay on as Amanda on a recurring basis after production of the soap moves to Los Angeles next month. However, Soaps In Depth is now reporting that rather than wait to recast the role after Stause moves on to other projects, AMC is moving ahead with plans to recast much sooner.
There is no word of when said recast would debut, but the show seems to have begun its search. We can’t say we blame AMC. Finding a capable replacement for Stause’s Amanda is going to prove an ardent task. Getting a head start before Stause leaves them flat lands her breakout role is a smart business move.
Stause joined All My Children in 2005 as the aged daughter of Trevor Dillon and Janet Marlowe. Stause hit a note with the fans when Amanda began an affair with Dr. Jake Martin (Ricky-Paull Goldin) in 2008, and they quickly became one of AMC‘s most popular couples. Recently, Jake & Amanda have experienced major drama as Amanda has slept with the evil Dr. David Heyward (Vincent Irizarry). Stay tuned to TVSource Magazine‘s weekly spoilers for more scoops on this storyline. Stause recently completed production on Scaring the Fish, a feature film the actress stars in opposite Rent‘s Anthony Rapp. At press time, AMC had no comment on the search to recast Amanda Dillon. TVSource Magazine will keep you updated on this story as it continues to develop.
In other AMC news, Soap Opera Digest that FinnWittrock (Damon) has been put on-contract and will continue in the role after the show’s move to Los Angeles. The actor has been recurring since October, when he joined the show. Alicia Minshew (Kendall), who recently gave birth to daughter, Willow, will return to tape for three episodes during the show’s final week of taping in New York this week. The new mom will then resume her maternity leave, which is of an undisclosed length, Digest reports.