HomeTVAll My ChildrenEden Riegel on 2009 Exit From All My Children: “It Was Not The Story I Was Told They Were Going To Tell” Jillian Bowe May 10, 2013 10 Comments All My Children star Eden Riegel is finally setting the record straight regarding her short return to the series back in 2009. Fans may recall, former AMC head writer Chuck Pratt attempted to blame Riegel’s schedule for the storyline bombing in an interview with TV Guide Magazine‘s Michael Logan. Four years later, Riegel explains to SheWired.com why she really left: You left AMC for a while. Did it have to do at all with the turn that Bianca’s storyline had taken? It was not the story that I was told we were going to tell. Obviously, marriage equality is still a big issue — unfortunately. It was during the Prop 8 time and it was the first time I felt the tide was turning and we could actually get some marriage equality. It was a really exciting time and I was debating whether or not to come back to the show and then they pitched me this beautiful story about Bianca being in love and getting married, a real same sex couple on daytime. It kind of felt like the coming out story all over again, or the next generation of coming out story. I was immediately on board, and the fact that this beautiful actress Tamara Braun was playing… Riegel continued: We got annulled by text message less than 48 hours after we’ve been married. It was all very messy, and I thought, weirdly, and argument against what we were fighting for. It was very upsetting. At that point I just didn’t feel listened to. There are so many regimes in these soap operas because people get burned out. It’s grueling work. That particular writer who was involved — I think he just thought my input wasn’t really, you know, welcomed. I understand. If I were a writer I’m sure I wouldn’t really want an actor talking off my ear about what they feel their character should be doing. Actors, for the most part, maybe don’t understand the more broad perspective. But, it was tough for me to watch my character going through that when I thought we were telling another story. Photo credit: ABC 10 Responses Ryan-Scott May 10, 2013 Pratt’s tenure as HW on AMC was so bad. Just unwatchable. Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 May 10, 2013 The writing for Bianca “relationship wise” has always been terrible I mean look at her track record. Sarah: Had to go back to the clinic for anorexia Frankie: shot dead Lena: left town/blackmailed even though she really did love Bianca (is that what happened honestly can’t remember) Maggie: Cheated, romance happened off screen Reese: Chuck Pratt Marissa: shot dead Log in to Reply days4ever May 10, 2013 I agree with ER. I really wish they would have done this story better justice. I loved Reese and TB did a fabulous job. Chuck Pratt is a moron for what he did to the Bianca/Reese s/l (and the rest of AMC for that matter). Log in to Reply keanna May 10, 2013 Love Eden’s honesty, I am sure Tamara felt the same way. It had the potential to become a great romantic storyline. But all Pratt cared about was making his fantasies come true, especially putting Zach into the mix. Actually the whole Pratt regime was terrible. Log in to Reply TV Gord May 10, 2013 The British use the word ‘prat’ to describe someone who is an ass. That always comes to mind when I think about Chuck Pratt. Log in to Reply giogio May 10, 2013 Gord, yuck, yuck! Almost spit my coffee out. Log in to Reply TV Gord May 10, 2013 Sorry about the coffee. Just don’t take a “prat”fall! Log in to Reply RadBren13 May 11, 2013 ALSO: Sarah: Left her for a man Frankie: Fooled around with JR Lena: Was tied to Michael Cambias, leading to her rape Maggie: Went for Henry, Jamie, etc. Reese: Had a thing with Zach, kissed him on the eve of their wedding Marissa: Went back to JR before deciding to be with her. Can they for ONCE have a girl who KNOWS she is GAY fall for Binks and STAY GAY?! Log in to Reply season_1217 May 11, 2013 Sarah is gay. Sarah married a man she wasn’t attracted to or loved. She did it because of the pressure from her family. The point of that relationship was Bianca was strong enough to be honest about who she really was. Sarah wasn’t. That was probably the most realistic and tragic of all Bianca’s relationships. Log in to Reply Pauretajt May 11, 2013 I agree w/ER, the story line was dissap… Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.