All My Children’s Rebecca Budig on David’s Murder: “I’m Guessing Ryan Did It”

Was it the wife that offed her husband? TV Guide’s Michael Logan talks with Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) about who snuffed out devilish Dr. David (Vincent Irizarry).

TV Guide Magazine: So Greenlee becomes the prime suspect? That’s a good sign. Prime suspects are never guilty on soaps.

Budig: She kinda did it to herself. She writes the [suicide] letters and forges David’s signature, but that’s not all that’s pointing to her guilt. Greenlee thinks Ryan [Cameron Mathison] did it because she found a vial of the poison that killed David in Ryan’s jacket, but instead of destroying it she leaves it in her glove compartment. How dumb is that? So she gets caught and now people think she killed David. I’m guessing it was Ryan who did it and I bet he gets away with murder.

Budig sounds off on the controversy surrounding Vincent Irizarry’s status at All My Children.

TV Guide Magazine: What do you make of this Irizarry drama?

Budig: I don’t know! He was very mum about everything on the set. I didn’t even know he was leaving until I read it in a script and I’m like, "Vincent…?" And he said, "Yeah, babe, I’m gone." And that’s all he’d say. I was really taken by surprise and I’m sure everyone else at the show was, too. I’m amazed it stayed a secret as long as it did.

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10 Responses

  1. Profile photo of angrierblackerman

    Honestly, I don’t think they tell the actors much. A lot of times you hear “We didn’t know what was going to happen until we got our script”, I actually believe them. Since everything moves at such a fast pace, I imagine a lot of times, we know via rumours before they do.

    While I wish it was Ryan, I know there’s no such luck. :-(

  2. Profile photo of tallytofu

    [quote=stephanieleo]Budig is talking bullcrap because all my children get there script 2 months in advance so she must no what going on with Vincent storyline wend there characters are married hello.[/quote]

    err… I don’t think Budig means “I just found out last week like you guys!” Of course she would have found out some time ago – when she got the script, as she says. I think her point is that she and her castmates didn’t really know ahead of time – and why would she lie about that? It also sounds like maybe she’s surprised it was kept out of the soap press for so long.

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    I find this story surrounding David’s “death,” and the upcoming fallout, to be partially intriguing and entertaining, but I have had it up to HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with RYLEE, and characters like Kendall, Jackson and Bianca propping up this couple—whose glory days ended back in 2005, as far as I’m concerned. Seriously, in all the time that I’ve been blogging on soaps, I have only met TWO people who were a fan of RYLEE!! I guess the other TRILLION of you are hiding in your respective closets??? Well, please come out and explain what’s so JOHN BROWN special about this couple, and why the audience should care anymore about them being together??????

    I wonder if Rebecca Budig, Cameron Mathison and Alicia Minshew are as tired of having to show up and “act” excited and emotionally invested as their characters redo the same old TIRED song and dance numbers year in and year out—simply because the writers don’t have the ingenuity to come up with something new and interesting for them to play???

    I swear if you listen hard enough during some of their scenes, you will hear them saying to themselves—-“You’ve got to be kidding me!! Not this s**t again?!!”

    I am a fan of all three of these actors–and add Thorsten Kaye into the equation also–but they are all being cheated, and their talents are being wasted.

    I still watch this show and find it to be moderately entertaining, but I am tired of RYLEE being hopelessly propped up every 6 months like clockwork and the writers PRETENDING that Ryan and Greenlee share some timeless soulmate romance!!! Not even close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Profile photo of DarylE

    I doubt he is dead unless VI’s negotiations fail to reach a new contract. Meanwhile I think he definitely set Ryan up. What better way to get even with him and keep Ryan and Greenlee apart. David’s attitude was if I cant have you, he sure cant. The new writers did a similar storyline on GL .. Alan Spaulding ‘died’ and then hung around watching how his death was reacted to … so now they give it a twist since David was always concocting drugs .. he gives himself something, ends up ‘dead’ arranges for the autotopsy not to be performed but for the medical examiner (who he paid off.. as he has is the past) to say poison was the cause of death .. he plants more of the drug and voila he’s got what he wanted .. Ryan and Greenlee separated by jail.

  5. Profile photo of chijj

    This seems like it can be AMC using a plot line from Knot’s Landing. My guess with this story line is its a frame up gone wrong. I will bet if David is in fact dead he will have killed himself. He will have made it looked like Ryan tried to kill him with poison but somehow because of the fight they had he couldnt get the help he needed to counter-act the poison. Thus killing himself.

  6. Profile photo of Dariclone

    It sounds like poor Rebecca doesn’t even know what’s going on. I hate that the execs do this kind of crap. It sounds like she and Vincent have a great relationship. I love how she totally slammed Y&R!

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