All My Children: Beth Ehlers Already Signed as Hayley…or Liza?


Daytime Confidential has received an anonymous tip from someone claiming to be a setside source from All My Children that Beth Ehlers (Harley, Guiding Light) has indeed signed on to recreate the role of Adam Chandler’s illegitimate daughter Hayley Vaughan Santos.
 
We post this with a grain of salt because the poster didn’t give us their name as past insiders have. What makes us believe this claim might have legs is that when DC made a call to AMC’s publicist, we were told "No comment, we don’t comment on rumors," however when we called about the rumor concerning pop singer Brandy Norwood joining the show awhile back, we were given a firm "No, that isn’t true." Keep reading DC for the latest news on Beth Ehlers and her soap future.

Update: The message boards are abuzz with alleged spoilers from this week’s Soap Opera Weekly stating Ehlers will play Adam’s ex-wife Liza Colby, as opposed to his daughter Hayley.  Will someone at ABC drop a press release on a brutha already?!

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  1. Avatar of JosieK
    JosieK

    Carolyn Hinsey posted yesterday on her blog that there might be an error in their report about Beth going to AMC:

    Meanwhile, rumors abound that Beth Ehlers (Harley) is leaving Guiding Light to follow Ricky to AMC. See the next issue of Weekly (on sale this Friday) for the full scoop. Well, I think it’s the full scoop. As I write this, I am hearing whispers that something we wrote may turn out to not be true by the time the mag comes out. What can I say? Never a dull moment in the soap biz.

    http://soapoperadigest.com/opinions/carolyn-hinsey-blog/

  2. Avatar of gush900
    gush900

    If beth is joining amc as hayley santos wouldn’t have been smart of them to cast ricky as mateo if there trying to strike magic again with these two actors

  3. Avatar of daisyclover1938
    daisyclover1938

    Daisyclover Ellen Wheeler and David Kreizman have already taken care of that with some help from P&G.

    That’s true tanyia, but I still couldn’t help feeling that maybe something might turn it around. But a GL without Harley is just unimaginable to me :(

  4. Avatar of muze
    muze

    Daisy I tend to agree. That was my first thought on hearing this. GL is unimaginable without her. And it leaves the show with no major actress in her age range to, you know, carry the show.

    And yes we all need our Kim Zimmers and Susan Luccis and Eric Braedens to be front and center, but demographics alone mandate that they have major story featuring actors who are (for lack of a better term) “middle aged.” Which character will get major story without her? Nicole Forrester’s Cassie? (If so pull the plug)

    I still think AMC might end up like some of those sports “dream teams” that fail miserably because of too many great players with too many big egos who end up disliking each other because they can’t get equal amount of playing time or touches or whatever their lingo is – or that simply fail because the “chemistry” just fails. Ask George Steinbrenner about this, ABC.

    If true, have to give ABC credit for putting a dagger in their competitors.

  5. Avatar of nathan77
    nathan77

    Yeah I am just torn on the whole thing. The show really can’t afford to lose Harley, or Beth Ehlers. But the character of Harley has been so unpopular lately, doing things she wouldn’t do (the only thing that is really ringing true is her not being over Gus)that I understand why she wants to go. It seems Kreizman and Wheeler aren’t going anywhere, so storyline wise, I guess it won’t get any better for Harley. I am rambling. At this point, I just hope they don’t kill her off or assassinate the character they have any more than they have before she leaves.

  6. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    Beth would be perfect for the role of Hayley. I don’t want her as Liza. If Marcy doesn’t want to come back, get someone else to play Ms. Colby.

    ***///Living In The World Of Soaps Since 1985\\\***

  7. Avatar of daisyclover1938
    daisyclover1938

    And yes we all need our Kim Zimmers and Susan Luccis and Eric Braedens to be front and center, but demographics alone mandate that they have major story featuring actors who are (for lack of a better term) “middle aged.” Which character will get major story without her? Nicole Forrester’s Cassie? (If so pull the plug)

    Yes muze, that’s exactly how I feel! Zimmer is the Queen of course, but Ehlers to me was just as important. And I have no doubt that they’re thinking Cassie can just fill Harley’s shoes! Bless Nicole Forrester’s heart, she tries, but when are TIIC going to realize that Cassie is no heroine? They have shoved that character down fans’ throats and tried to revolve most of the show around her and where has it gotten them?? :(

  8. Avatar of jpp1975
    jpp1975

    Yeah, BE definitely looks way too young to be Liza. Not that Marcy Walker’s that old, but really–NuColby and her look barely 10 years apart. Hayley is much more appropriate, and as there is about zero chance of Kelly Ripa returning, I’d love to see BE come on over and have a Jake-Greenlee-Hayley love triangle.

  9. Avatar of tanyia2
    tanyia2

    The show has survived Beth and Kim leaving but that was in better times. If the show did not focus on Reva,Cassie, and Harley as it main heroine’s then GL would not be in this situation of trying to find another female to fill the void Harley is leaving.

    Any actor that jumps off of this sinking ship right now is smart.

  10. Avatar of Jamey Giddens
    Jamey Giddens

    If beth is joining amc as hayley santos wouldn’t have been smart of them to cast ricky as mateo if there trying to strike magic again with these two actors
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    Not necessarily, especially since that leaves them with no out. There would be huge pressure for the couple to work if they were Hayley and Mateo. With Ricky as Jake, if they chemistry test and it fails, no harm, no foul, they can put them with other people, but with Mateo they would always be tied onscreen. I have to say, as much as I would rather see Beth as Hayley, Liza makes sense in terms of the Ricky angle. Liza and Jake were once lovers and then good friends. Jake was her sperm donor when she wanted to have a baby, of course Adam switched Jake’s sperm with his to create Colby, but Jake always felt a special bond with Liza and Colby. That could develop into a slow burning love story if written correctly.

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