Wishful Casting: A Ted King and Tamara reunion on Days of Our Lives? Beemer steaming up Bold and the Beautiful?

What soap fan doesn’t sit at home and play fantasy exec/writer? Lord knows I do, it’s what gets me through plots about unaborted children, jerky camera movement and the lack of diamonds or cleavage in Genoa City. Tonight I feel like playing fantasy casting director and letting you know just exactly who, in my humble opinion, should play which roles on what soaps.

Ted King to Days as Lawrence Alamain

With all the talk about the notorious Alamain clan of Days of Our Lives coming up both on the show and here at Daytime Confidential, a thought popped into my mind about how awesome it would be for former GH baddie Ted King (ex-Alcazar) to reunite with his former leading lady Tamara Braun (ex-Carly, GH/Ava, Days) in Salem!

  King would be perfect as dastardly Alamain patriarch Lawrence. I loved Michael Sabatino, who originated the role, but he’s been away from the soap for so many years and as the returns in recent years of Christie Clark, Austin Peck, Billy Warlock and many others have proven, having fan faves reprise their roles doesn’t always lead to rating success for Days.

King and Braun were a hit with GH fans as Lorenzo and Carly. Those fans could decide to tune in to Days to see them reunited and raising hell. And while we’re at it, why not throw in Ignacio Serrichio (ex-Diego, GH) as a recast for Lawrence’s son Nicholas?

Beth Ehlers to All My Children as Hayley Santos

Okay I am about to walk on sacred ground here. I am going on record to say I think GL’s Beth Ehlers (Harley) would make a perfect recast for Hayley on All My Children.  Kelly Ripa is one of the most recognizable All My Children alums of all time and her portrayal of Hayley Vaughan Chandler Cortlandt McIntyre Santos Santos will forever be remembered fondly by the show’s fans; but let’s be real, the chances of Kelly ever reprising the role for more than a one-day guest stint are about as good as fans getting to see Demi Moore mix it up with Tony Geary on GH.

Ripa is a major proponent of soaps, who proudly recalls her work in the genre (unlike some of her peers), but she’s moved on to bigger things. That shouldn’t mean Hayley can’t retun to Pine Valley in the capable hands of another actress.

It wouldn’t be the first time a wildly popular character originated by someone who went on to mainstream industry success was recast on AMC. Sarah Michelle Gellar anyone? Who would have ever thought the Emmy-winning minx who first gave us Erica’s deliciously-bitter illegitimate daughter Kendall could ever be replaced? Well…she was, and quite successfuly by then-relative newcomer Alicia Minshew.

Ehlers might have an even easier time making the transition due to an already built in fan base from GL, not to mention the chance to finally give Gush fans what they have been screaming for by reuniting Ehlers with soon-to-be exiting GL leading man Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus, GL/Jake, AMC), even if it’s on another network.

If a pairing between Ehlers and RPG isn’t in the cards at AMC, they can always go another route. GL toyed with the idea of reuniting Loving supercouple Laura Wright and Paul Anthony Stewart (they had played Ally and Casey on that sudser) when both were on GL as Cassie and Danny respectively, but when a chemistry test failed they decided to keep Danny with Michelle. So if lightening doesn’t strike for Ehlers and Goldin on AMC, they could always recast Hayley’s husband Mateo. Is Antonio Sabato Jr. available? 

Brandon Beemer to Bold and the Beautiful as Thomas Forrester

You’ve read about this bit of wishful casting every where from our BFF Nelson Branco’s column, to right here at DC, however I have been saying for weeks that Brandon Beemer (who last airs on Days as Shawn Douglas this week) would be a perfect edition to the lush, dysfunctional, sexually-charged playground of Brad Bell’s Bold and the Beautiful.

I would love to see Beemer’s Thomas return to L.A. as an equally-chiseled chip off Ridge’s block, a cocky, hot shot designer who beds his way though Beverly Hills. How hot would a triangle between Beemer’s Thomas,  good girl Katie Logan and her built-for-sin sister Donna be? Plus isn’t it about time Brooke played mattress tag with another Forrester male?

19 Responses

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    OMG!!! I am so on board for all of your suggestions. Beth as Hayley, Ted as Lawrence, Brandon as Thomas, Ignacio as Nicholas, and even Antonio as Mateo is pure genius!!!! God, you need to be a casting director. I don’t know who could possibly be taking Martha Byrne’s place at ATWT, but God,I wish that it was Julie Pinson.

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    Tamara & Ted were hot together on GH! He could even be a new character. I never liked Lawrence; he raped Jennifer and then they conveniently forgot that and had him get together with Carly.
    I’d love to see Chrystal Chappell back though.
    Ignacio is a great idea; Alamain or not, we need someone to get Stephanie away from her uncle!
    “Papppa” would be none too happy about it.
    Antonio Sabato Jr should have been back on GH as Jagger. Robin should have asked him to be the baby’s father. That would be a nod to history and it could have set up a Patrick/ Robin/ Jagger triangle.

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    Beth Ehlers would be up to the enormous challenge of portraying Hayley. On of the few daytime actresses I can imagine pulling that risky proposition off. And if they did bring her to Pine Valley, I might be able to give up my GL, AND my OLTL habits. I haven’t watched AMC in years, but my two other soaps are dampening my enthusiasm, and it’s easy to see why their ratings continue to plummet.

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    Jason Gerhardt !!! That is a great choice !! What about Jesse Lee Sofer (Spelt his name wrong) He would be my second choice. Imagine Brandon Beemer as Reva’s son hahha

  5. Profile photo of Jammylove

    Yeah Marina hair color changes dailey She went from a red head to a brunette back to a red head and during last year it was sort of Puple on days but that could just be the bad lighting at GL.

  6. Profile photo of Jammylove

    Oh Yes I remember sorry (Marah Marina tomato Toomato) They also said that Marah would return when Josh and reva were back together I hope they keep their word.

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    Yes and then give a what for when shes realizes that Jefferey has slept with all the Shayne woman , Cassie and Reva and Marah and he would have probably had a One night stand with Tammy if she was alive!

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    Jamey Giddens

    By your icon I see you are a Mandy Bruno fan. I am loving her lately. If Harley stays, I really hope they ramp up their rivalry! And wouldn’t it be great if they brought on a recast of Josh and Reva’s son Shayne for Marina?

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    Jamey Giddens

    Rape is a horrible crime, but daytime has been reforming rapists so long it’s almost commonplace. Jack raped Kayla then went on to be one of the show’s most popular leading men with Jennifer, but I agree it was weird having Carly forgive him, since Jennifer was her best friend.  I LOVE the GH idea! Antonio’s Jagger could actually be a (gasp!) smart cop!

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    I always liked Shayne and Marina but I liked Aubrey Dollars version with him.if Marty west comes on I hope he doesnt look like the teen boy he was because after Marina has been with someone who looks like Cyrus ( Manly) and then to have little Shane coming back? Shane would have to be more bold and manly and rip Cyrus a new one.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Oh no, not Marina, Marah! Remember, the kid Marah was a brunette, then they brought on that one who looked just like Kim Zimmer and screamed a lot like her-she went on to be on Broadway I think-then they brought on another blonde, then brought back the kid Marah last time, all grown up with her brown hair! LOL

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    Jamey Giddens

    I’d like to see Marah return to GET Josh and Reva back together! I’d love for her to take after her mother and be a catty little schemer, complete with a skanky red dress, who blows back into town with a plan to get Cassie and Jefftrey out of the picture and reunite her parents for good!

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    Jamey Giddens

    I’d love to see Marah come home and go after Jeffrey in order to break him and Reva up and reunite Josh and Reva. I’d also like to see her team up with Edmund to make it happen. The Marah I envision is a real schemer!

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