Jennifer Bassey Discusses AMC Exit

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Last summer All My Children fans watched as Jennifer Bassey's Marian Colby Chandler suffered a meltdown and was written off the show.  In an interview with Fancast'sSara Bibel Bassey talks about her time at AMC, Marian's exit and Stuart's (David Canary) death.

How did you feel about the way Marian was written off?

They replaced our head writer recently because everything was not the way they thought it should be going. I think it was the writer. Everything seemed to go like bang bang bang. Everybody’s gone.

What do you think of the decision to kill Stuart off?

I thought it was very sad because he’s one of the few characters that everybody loves. He’s kind of like the heart of the show. I could think of other characters it would have been better to kill off than Stuart. But, again, it was the headwriter’s choice. People asked him to please build up Stuart before it happened because Stuart hadn’t been on a lot and neither had I. You don’t get impact if you haven’t seen anybody for a long time and then suddenly they come out and they’re shot. So you’re like, [shrug] “Stuart was shot”, rather then really crying and getting emotional about it.


David Canary and Jennifer Bassey were so great together. Take a trip down memory lane above.