DC Interview: Kim Zimmer Admits to Turning Down a Soap, But Which One?


Daytime legend Kim Zimmer is out looking for a job, but not just any job. The woman who brought Guiding Light’s fabulously-fiery Reva Shayne to life recently chatted with Daytime Confidential’s Melodie Aikels at the So Long Springfield event in Pittsburgh, where she admitted she has already been offered a soap gig— which she turned down. Zimmer also speaks out about what she liked and didn’t like about how her legendary character’s story ended in Springfield.

Daytime Confidential: What did you think of Josh and Reva ending up together?

Kim Zimmer: It was good. I think it was the way it was supposed to be. I didn’t like how nothing was resolved with Jeffrey though. I would have liked to have maybe had Jeffrey reappear in Springfield a year later and he sees Josh and Reva drive off together.

DC: What have you been up to since Guiding Light has been off the air?

KZ: I did a movie for the Hallmark Channel that should be out around Father’s Day sometime called Freshman Father.

DC: How did that go? How did you come into that role.

KZ: It was great. It was an offer. I didn’t even have to audition. So, that’s really nice. I haven’t gotten any of the jobs I’ve auditioned for! [Laughs] So, if people just want to make me offers, then I’ll say yes.

DC: If you had the chance, would you do another soap, perhaps One Life to Live or The Young and the Restless?

KZ: Well, I was offered something but I couldn’t do it. I said no. Hopefully, they will come up with a better idea next time.

DC: Can you say which soap.

KZ: No. It’s tough you know. Whatcha gonna do?

25 Responses

  1. Profile photo of PST
    PST

    I’m guessing the show in question was AMC since she said they had to come up with a “better idea” next time? I want Brooke back and if I can’t Julia Barr, I’d take Kim. Erica needs an equal rival.

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    Katiebug9624

    HA HA PST I totally thought it was AMC to because of the “better idea” next time. It’s also possible since AMC is moving to California were Kim is now plus they wont have a lot of there cast when they move.

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    TV Gord

    I think it was AMC (sorry, Pink). GH and OLTL are already top-heavy with veteran actresses, and I don’t see her going to one of the soaps on the other networks. And let’s be honest. The only soap that specializes in coming up with really bad ideas these days is AMC.

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    Joan76

    Sure was great to hear from Kim; As it’s tough everywhere I wouldn’t turn down a job especially since soaps are dying, I don’t know how it is for a soap actor. But soap work is steady. My son is going through the same thing; If you don’t have what the employer is looking for your screwed. I will watch Kim Zimmer what ever she’s on. It would be nice to be reunited with Josh somewhere.

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    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=guiding+light+christmas&search_type=&aq=4&oq=guiding+light+christmas past, relive GL glordays through youtube.

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    goyankees

    This is an easy one to figure out.

    As soon as KZ said “Hopefully, they will come up with a better idea next time” it just reeked a bad stench of “All my Children”, key words being “Better Idea”

    Sigh. Wishful Casting: Phyllis Newmans’ Mom…..

    A Gal can wish.

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    goyankees

    I’m just reading the other post’s (I posted my AMC thought before reading everyone else’s) and am giggling at the masses who agree AMC came up with bad idea’s.

    “The Real Greenlee’s Doctor!!”

    “The Real Greenlee’s Aunt!!”

    “The REAL GREENLEE’S Limo Driver!!!”

    yeah…..

  7. Profile photo of dqh257
    dqh257

    With Y&R talking about Kay’s real daughter, and Jill’s search to find her, maybe that was the role Kim turned down? And, if so, that doesn’t bode well for the story. I mean, if she can play Clone Reva or taking her own daughter’s leftovers (JEFFREY) as a surrogate love of her life on GL, then the story must be horrible.

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    goyankees

    !!

    While I stand behind my AMC pick, dqh257, great thought!! BEYOND great thought! But I can’t see TPTB showcasing this storyline and having it suck? I just can’t. All I would need to hear is “You’ll be working closely with Jeanne Cooper and….”

    SIGN ME UP!!

    Hopefully, Kim Zimmer was offered the role of Real Greenlee’s Limo Driver, but is waiting to hear from Y&R…
    :-)

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    Llanview76

    I’d love to see her as Echo De Savoy again…she could play with Jerry Ver Dorn’s Clint, and GL fans could get an idea of what Reva and Ross would have been like as a couple in Springfield.
    Erik

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    Pink

    [quote=TV Gord]I think it was AMC (sorry, Pink). GH and OLTL are already top-heavy with veteran actresses, and I don’t see her going to one of the soaps on the other networks. And let’s be honest. The only soap that specializes in coming up with really bad ideas these days is AMC.[/quote]

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    ldylkng

    I hope it is Y&R! I would love to see her up against Victor, as Kay’s daughter. Or running Jabot, or running Gloria out of town!
    Ok, another thought Micks Mom, who turns out to be a Stewart!

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    siomonstuart2003

    I’m just reading the other post’s (I posted my AMC thought before reading everyone else’s) and am giggling at the masses who agree AMC came up with bad idea’s.

    “The Real Greenlee’s Doctor!!”

    “The Real Greenlee’s Aunt!!”

    “The REAL GREENLEE’S Limo Driver!!!”

    yeah…..**********

    They probably want her to play

    “The Real Greenlee’s foot massenger!!”

    “The Real Greenlee’s nurse!!”

    “The Real Greenlee’s pillow fluffer!!

    LOL.

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    alstonboy4315

    Yeah, I think it was AMC, because that taped in NY when GL got cancelled. I don’t blame her for turning down Chuck Pratt’s plot-driven bull****, but perhaps Kim should exhibit more graciousness and class when dealing with the press!!! She always seems so standoffish and snarky—perhaps that’s why she’s not getting hired for any of these jobs????

    When someone offers you a job, even if it is a crappy job offer, you don’t wait until they turn to walk away and then kick them in the ass!!

    BTW: I love Kim Zimmer’s acting, and usually I find her to be charming, but not with this interview!!!

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