Alicia Minshew on The Possible End of AMC’s Zendall: “Before There Was Zach, Kendall Was Fine on Her Own”



Alicia Minshew addressed fans concerns over long time leading man Thorsten Kaye‘s status at All My Children in the latest issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

"Zach and Kendall have been Zach and Kendall for five years so [fans are] used to that, but I sort of have to remind them that before there was Zach, Kendall was fine on her own."

The Vivian Leigh doppelganger went on to gently remind fans of Kendall’s past romances with Ryan (Cameron Mathison) and tryst with JR (Jacob Young) in an effort to assure them that their girl would be okay if Kaye opts not to continue appearing on the West Coast-based sudser.  Personally, I am just ITCHIN’ for AMC to bring back Kendall’s gothic, Hungarian first love Anton Marick. Just think of say, Antonio Sabato Jr. or Tom Pelphrey opposite Minshew as Anton, who returns to Pine Valley to reclaim Wildwind and Kendall’s wild heart!  

21 Responses

  1. Avatar of keanna
    keanna

    She’s right, with the new guy coming on board, if TK does decide to leave Kendall will be just fine.

    I sat why hasn’t OLTL snatched him back up, if he doesn’t want to the back and forth travel.

  2. Avatar of gaerielsky
    gaerielsky

    I never liked Zach, so it’s fine by me. Though, there’s no way AM is staying past this contract anyway. But they’ll proabably recast Kendall (as they have before) if she goes. IF AMC is still on the air.

  3. Avatar of bladgley
    bladgley

    Zach is a hack. Never liked his ass anyways so good riddens. I would love the Kendall and JR friendship reignited though. It’s a shame it was ruined for Saint Babe and never fully repaired.

  4. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    I tend to agree that Kendall will be okay. I was always skeeved out by Zach and Kendall, because he always seemed so much older than her…like she was dating her dad or something.

    Thorsten is fantastic, but if he won’t make the move, and if Alicia stays, I could accept Kendall without Zach.

    Don’t forget this is a soap, and the days of Joe and Ruth are long gone. You’d be lucky to see a soap couple stay together into their sixties and seveties.

    Kendall will be boinking the new Doctor Griff in no time…or maybe she will go after Ryan again…

  5. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Yeah, Kendall will be fine as long as the new writers can create something INTERESTING and DYNAMIC for her to do other than playing PIMP to “Team Rylee.” Are they capable of such a feat?? Well, that remains to be seen!!!

  6. Avatar of gjr1969
    gjr1969

    You know, statements like this wouldn’t be necessary if AMC did not tell us on a daily basis that no one can live without Greenlee/Ryan/Kendell/Zach. I mean how many months did it take the soap mags to say that Thorsten Kaye was not returning because it was thought to be too traumatic for the fans? Now they are pimping Rylee again. So if one of them leaves, they will again act like the world is ending and how can we get along. Having a super-couple is one thing, having a couple imposed by Frons executive order is another. I am so sick of Rylee, I can stand it. Oh, and ABC, having Cameron Matheson introduce ABC shows is really not gonna make me inclined to watch them. I get this nauseated feeling whenever I see CM. Oh, and then there’s the fact that they treat their daytime viewers like crap in so many ways but then we are somehow valued when it comes to watching their nighttime stuff, not me…

  7. Avatar of gjr1969
    gjr1969

    I should add though, if they wanted to promote Sominex, they could have Scott and Marissa do it. Well, no, because then people would fall asleep without the Sominex – scratch that.

  8. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    Please help explain I don’t understand, is AM’s contract only short term? I like the idea of Anton coming back to shake things up with Kendall. Gotta’ say I really liking the nuBianca, she has add a depth to “Binks” and I thought I would never say this but Eden R. didn’t have with the character and I loved her Bianca character. I can’t wait to see the nuBianca in scenes with Erica! Once again on Nelson’s TV Guide Canada, he call Daniel Cosgrove a show killer, which is truly not fair to the actor, I can’t wait for him to portray Scott again, nothing against AM, never had a problem with his acting, he just didn’t fit into the role. I feel DC will add something to the charcacter and with battles with JR, fireworks! I hope they do bring back the character of Marissa with a stronger actress that actually has some acting chops. I think that is why I hadn’t truly warmed up to AM’s Scott….they were sooooo boring together.

  9. Avatar of Pavarti31
    Pavarti31

    Well, I adore Alisha Minshew, and I wish her the best. Unfortunately, that will most probably not be AMC without Thorsten Kaye. To say that Zen was her most popular pairing is an understatement. I will never understand why the writers after McT decided that a concentrated effort to destroy them was a good thing to do, but they did. After that, the scurrilous Pratt not only decided to destroy them, but to also flip off their fans and then blame them for the fallout.
    Not that it matters now, but after TK leaves, I’m going to have to go with him. The writing for the show isn’t just bad, it’s appalling. They’re doing this on purpose, aren’t they?
    My darling AM, as I said before, I wish you the best. But as far as this fan is concerned, you’re going to have to do it without me.

  10. Avatar of Clarissa
    Clarissa

    [quote=harlee490]Please help explain I don’t understand, is AM’s contract only short term? I like the idea of Anton coming back to shake things up with Kendall. Gotta’ say I really liking the nuBianca, she has add a depth to “Binks” and I thought I would never say this but Eden R. didn’t have with the character and I loved her Bianca character. I can’t wait to see the nuBianca in scenes with Erica! Once again on Nelson’s TV Guide Canada, he call Daniel Cosgrove a show killer, which is truly not fair to the actor, I can’t wait for him to portray Scott again, nothing against AM, never had a problem with his acting, he just didn’t fit into the role. I feel DC will add something to the charcacter and with battles with JR, fireworks! I hope they do bring back the character of Marissa with a stronger actress that actually has some acting chops. I think that is why I hadn’t truly warmed up to AM’s Scott….they were sooooo boring together.[/quote]

    Alicia’s been wanting to return, but there people saying she can’t w/o TK’s Zach which isn’t true. I know what AM is thinking here, she’s thinking hey Kendall doesn’t need Zach, and I agree, the Zendall fans don’t see how she has become stale in that RL, Kendall is a Kane woman, strong fierce but you won’t notice that chasing Rylee and obeying Zach..so that’s where she’s coming from.

    For people that have watched DC since 98′ have deemed him a show killer, mostly momentum killer b/c they put him in the wrong triangles or RLs, back in 98′ the AMC fan base hated the snott out of him coming in between Ryan/Gillian… now they are attempting the same crap between JR & Annie, mind you this SL started in October 2009, and got off in Feb. 2010 fast fwd to Sept. 10′ JR/Annie are still not together and they are the evil supercouple the show keeps messing with, bouncing Annie from JR to Scott again when we know it’s JR for her, but the show wants to drag it out, and there is good dragging out in soaps but they give you bad dragging out in which we get talking scenes and really it’s JY/MCE’s chemistry that makes those scenes and the angle work otherwise no one would care, they give sentimental moments w/ Scott and no one cares, it makes MCE FFWD material.

    I’ll say if they want people to love DC’s Scott you put him in between Rylee, b/c there you will get a conflict of interest angle if Frons allows it. Or between Zach and Kendall. Other than that, yeh DC’s Scott, DC on every soap he’s been kills momentums, pairings people root for and on AMC it’s no different.

  11. Avatar of ldylkng
    ldylkng

    I love TK, but, Sticking Tom Pelphrey in the mix would def make me tune in everyday!!! He is amazing. If not with Kendall then maybe Greenlee or Madison! We all know this show could use some mixing up. Rylee is so boring!!

  12. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    I agree….bring on Tom Pelphrey and reunite “Jammy” onscreen!!! Cameron Mathison and Stephanie G. have basically ZERO chemistry, and maybe Greenlee and Madison can fight over his character, as opposed to fighting over Ryan, who is one of the most tiresome characters on the AMC canvas????

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