GL's Reva Gives Birth and Zimmer's Take On Things





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firecracker Kim Zimmer chatted with TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan about Reva's pregnancy. The outspoken star spilled her take on the situation. When asked about the birth Zimmer stated,
I get to the set and they have this nice, comfy hospital bed all ready for me,” Zimmer reports. I said ‘I’m not giving birth in that! Go find me a birthing bed with stirrups. I need stirrups!’ The crew looked at me like I had three heads, but you know me — I can’t do anything half-assed. So get ready ‘cause it’s all right there, baby. This birth will be in your face!

Zimmer's take on the pregnancy in general,

There’s so much grey area in the story that didn’t get told, I'd like to have seen more humor, like why the hell is a lady in her 50s getting knocked up? We had one scene with one stranger [expressing surprise]. It would have been interesting to see Reva try to get through a day without somebody whispering behind her back…because it is unusual. But maybe because anything’s possible with Reva — she was cloned for Christ’s sake! – the pregnancy was easily accepted.

Now GL fans, as well as listeners and readers of the blog, all know how things are in Peapack. After reading this interview, I am hyped to see this play out.

For more on Zimmer's explanation of why Reva's not onscreen as much and for an update on her status at GL, visit tvguidemagazine.com.


Comments

Member since:
10 July 2008
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2 years 26 weeks

Hey, Kim if you want to be on screen more take a pay cute like all the other cast and crew! I am tried of Zimmer. JLH or who ever is in charge needs to tell Zimmer to stop conplaining and stay out of s/l idea or get her butt out the door/fire.

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29 January 2009
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I agree w/RevaFan.....Zimmer said it herself - she can only be worked 2 days a week because of her salary. She can't both bitch that she's underused and then talk about cutting her salary. It's supply and demand.

It may suck to take a pay cut. But if she's afraid of that, I have two scarier words for her: Deidre Hall.

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17 March 2009
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You know I just hope she is not acting like a Diva on set, which sounds like she is.

You know KZ needs to get a freaking grip, you can still tell a good story two days a week.

Look at beth Chamberlin's beth we do not see her heavy all the time, but her stories are still good and atleast told.

Truth be told KZ, most of the stories suck they write for you, and maybe the writers know that most viewers do not want to focus on silly humor and seeing Reva pregnant. It was never a good story.

I can not wait to see this her finally give birth and this story can be over with.

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6 December 2007
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Not only did this SUCK! It's sooooooooooo very unbelievable! She did'nt another kid that she does'nt raise! Just like she did'nt NEED to get married for what the 9th time!! And, to her daughter's ex-lover?! I guess I have just grown sick and tierd of Ms.Zimmer's constant belly aching about HER! If everyone else can take a pay cut so can she! If she does'nt want to then hit the door! But, stop with the "poor little me!" I'll pass on watching it I'll ff and watch other parts of the show. That at least at some point make sense.

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14 February 2009
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4 years 29 weeks

If they are not going to get Reva back with Josh, I'd just assume see the character go. I hate Reva with Jeffrey, and the show can certainly continue with out her.

Member since:
10 July 2008
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2 years 26 weeks

The tree under me, I agree with you! Another person is Drake Houstion.. And for this "I want the best", well honey if you want better set(s)/s/l's let their be a Jeva reunoin so the show can make money and florish again! And with the way the Ecominy is there so little possiblitys for her!

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23 January 2008
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Oh here we go again!!! It's that time again....She always does this. Her complaints/interviews always seems to coincide with either the end of her failed storyline or the beginning of her contract negotiations.

Well I'm glad that I don't see her more than twice a week. It would be too painful to see her being all giddy with that rapist husband of hers. I'd like Reva to be more of a mother to her grown children and a grandmother to Daisy. Maybe it's just me but, I just wish that Reva would act her age for once. It doesn't mean boring just not the center of the universe.

Oh why did they have to do this stupid story??!! Sick

Member since:
27 January 2009
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2 years 43 weeks

I agree with everyone above. If Kim has no interest in having Josh and Reva become a couple again, then...I can't believe I'm gonna type this...please leave, Kim. I am fast forwarding through her unbearable scenes with Jeffrey. I say have Reva and Jeff ride off into the sunset with their clusterf**k of a marriage. Give Josh a fresh start with Blake.

Then with Zimmer gone, take that cash and make a play for Rick Hearst and Robin Mattson...

myworld's picture
Member since:
17 March 2009
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3 years 31 weeks

You know Reva is not the center of this show anymore which is great. I would love to see reva return as a diva and in more mature stories, but that went to hell quick. You know I am actually happy we did not see alot of ths story, what I saw was bad all of it, it may have had cute moments but the storyline was awful.

Really what is left for Reva to do? Other than actually raising a child, (which I do not want to watch) what else is there for her to do? Reva has marrried alot of men, has plenty of children, is a grandmother, has done battle in the business world, walked in paintings, been cloned, has had visions to prdict the future, and proclaimed herself slut of Springfield. What else is there for Reva to do?

Member since:
15 October 2008
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37 weeks 14 hours

Miss Diva Reva lol!
Gotta love Kim.
She calls it likes she sees it and even though I don't sometimes, you still gotta respect that in this dying day of the stories.

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25 December 2008
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2 years 4 weeks

If KZ leaves I wouldn't miss her. GL is doing great and it is not thanks to her god awful storyline. Everytime her contract is up for negotiations she turns to the media. Cut it out Kim, you're not the star of the show anymore, we all love you but get real!

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12 February 2008
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I agree with everyone above. If Kim has no interest in having Josh and Reva become a couple again, then...I can't believe I'm gonna type this...please leave, Kim. I am fast forwarding through her unbearable scenes with Jeffrey. I say have Reva and Jeff ride off into the sunset with their clusterf**k of a marriage. Give Josh a fresh start with Blake.
Then with Zimmer gone, take that cash and make a play for Rick Hearst and Robin Mattson...

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ITA!
If Kim refuses to be paired back with Robert, then she can leave, and take Bradley Cole with her.

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3 March 2009
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I agree if Reva is not paired with Josh again and breaks up with Jeffrey then she can go especially if she refuses pay cut.
That money could be used to bring back old characters like Mindy, India, Alan-Michael, etc.

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22 January 2008
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Oh here we go again!!! It's that time again
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LMAO, you can set your clock to it!

Member since:
22 January 2008
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2 min 48 sec

I love Kim, and I love Reva, but I started watching this show regulary when it was an amazing ensemble piece, with Roger, Alex, Holly, Blake, Alexandra, Jenna, Bill, Vanessa, Nadine, etc. Reva and Josh weren't even on in the early 90s and I loved it. When Josh returned, I instantly liked the character and quickly fell for Reva during her return story and loved her right up through her battles with Annie, the clone mess, San Cristobel, etc, but I cannot feel sorry for her in terms of airtime. She said herself "They can't afford to pay me." Well, take a pay cut. It's that simple. I wonder if Maureen Garrett, Peter Simon, Paul Anthony Stewart, Nancy St. Alban, etc were even offered pay cuts?

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4 February 2009
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All you Nelly Bottom Queens need to stop the craziness. I mean not a 1 of you on here would take a paycut from your job no matter what it is. I know I sure as hell wouldn't. I like Kim Zimmer have paid my dues and earned what I am making plus more. I could care less who they fire or what they have to do as long as my check is right. I love watching Kim Zimmer strut her stuff. However I also think Deidre Hall should be making big bucks as she is worth it also. However did they even ask her to take a paycut? Kim stand up for yourself and Don't take a paycut. I mean you should not be making the same as these snot nosed kids who can't act there way out of a paper bag. Now all you haters Sashe away!!!!!!

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26 March 2009
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43 weeks 2 days

I really love Kim Zimmer. I went to multiple charity golf tournaments where she spent a lot of time with the fans. She is one of the all time greatest in daytime. I never quite understood the ratings situation and pay cuts. Put GL in YR time slot and it will be the #1 show. Eat lunch, watch soaps. This is not rocket science.

Good luck to Kim. I would hate it if she left the show. Love the Otalia storyline! Please bring back Danny and Michelle and another HOT Tony!