Eileen Davidson Back to Being ‘Young and Restless’!





Sony TV continues their game of Red Rover with Eileen Davidson. According to Soap Opera Digest, the in demand actress is returning to The Young and the Restless for a brief appearance as Ashley Abbott, along with Beth Maitland (Traci).

Don't fret, Days of Our Lives fansDavidson is just doing a drive-by visit in Genoa City! Look for the Abbott sisters to head back home on April 16 for a family event. Davidson will also pop up in the April 19 episode.
 

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  1. Profile photo of harlee490
    harlee490

    The ageless beauty! :love: or should I quote her soap daddy…”my beauty” :bigsmile:

    I’m looking forward to watch both Ashley & Tracy connecting with David Tom’s Billy. All the Abbott clan home at the same time….could it get any better then this to watch:love:

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    pferrando

    I love having these appearances by both Eileen and Beth, but I’m starting to feel they “use” these actresses just to generate buzz.

    The Abbotts have been key to YR’s success going back to when they were introduced in the 80’s, and ALL of them, if available, should be on contract driving story.

    Why the past several teams haven’t been able to use them…other than Jack and Billy is beyond me.

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    goyankees

    I totally agree with pferrando. And I can hardly keep track of what show ED is on anymore! Can you imagine her accountant and all the W2’s from DOOL and Y/R??

    And Tracy and Ashley’s “roles” are the same the past half dozen times they’ve popped into Genoa City. Tracy’s on the Sofa, talking about how we all have to be nice to Victor, or whomever…. Jack is looking out the window, talking about how if Dad were around, we’d all be hating on Victor as a unit…. Jack say’s “If Ashley were here, ….” and then POW! Ashley saunters in “Ashley would what, Jackie???” Everyone starts clapping and jumping up and down cuz the Abbott Mans is (almost) filled to capacity.

    Either way, I’m a fan of Eileen and Ashley. But when she leaves, she best take her daughter with her.

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    Yoryla

    Yeah, LOL, as big of a fan of ED as I am, and am happy that Y&R fans can get their share of her aswell, these recurring news items about two episode stints are getting a little silly and tiresome.

    Thank GOD she is doing so big on Days. That is where she should be.

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    1titanman

    Somebody asked me does Eileen Davidson get (2) Sony paychecks since she on both shows Y&R & Days?

    I said IDK on that one… Jamey or Jillian would have a better answer on this, because I did have to wonder how does Sony go about that matter????

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    blake3b

    That’s really cool. I’m so glad she’s back on Days, she’s best at playing Kristen. But I like that she and Traci go to Y&R here and there. I don’t watch Y&R really but I know the fans must love it.

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    SoapArmageddon

    It’s been years, but I’m still bitter about the decision to kill off Colleen. We’d probably have a lot more Traci if that hadn’t happened.

    I’m always happy to see Ashley for those brief visits.

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    bobbyew

    Its so stupid. When she is on though she brings life to the scenes. I say keep her 6 mos on Days and 6mos on YR. That way we as fans can have the best of both Worlds. Sony don’t work her every day so she doesn’t get burnt out. That way she’ll have that time with her son and for her fans for both shows.

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    harlee490

    [quote=pferrando]I love having these appearances by both Eileen and Beth, but I’m starting to feel they “use” these actresses just to generate buzz.
    The Abbotts have been key to YR’s success going back to when they were introduced in the 80’s, and ALL of them, if available, should be on contract driving story. Why the past several teams haven’t been able to use them…other than Jack and Billy is beyond me.[/quote]

    Because they are idiots P~ and have their own agendas to bring over their pets from other soaps to make stars of the beloved YR…. :|

    I just had a thought this big event could be Abby\Tyler’s wedding or planning for a wedding shower….horse feathers more Tyler to tolerate. Yuck! Today I enjoyed Abby minus Tyler mingling with Uncle Jack.

    Lily\Hilary dynamic was fierce today and Neil smack in the middle. S) this could cause a problem between the love birds…corporate espionage….hmmm more Colin for help…double yuck if so…Victor asking for Cane’s help, Chelsea blackmailing Victor…. >)

    I loved Billy\Victoria\Stitch today. I haven’t seen the first 30 minutes will tonight as I always DVR the episodes to watch at night with my martini and firing up… :beer: :p No Dylan! :bigsmile: If as good as last half it was great today and I will be completely happy as a lark.

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    bobbyew

    ^^^ There sure was. Cynthia should have been Stitchs wife who comes to get her man back after he fell for Ashley. Oh well that ship has sailed.

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    TraceyAbbot101

    aaah Harlee: there is Dylan and Cupcake today. The scene of them in the park and Dylan doing his “Tom Cruise on Oprah” imitation was enough to make me puke.

    And all of the bystanders “clapping”…

    if I were in the park, Dylan would have gottn a snowball upside his head!

    ( it surely beat out the Jill/Colin ” I Love A Mystery ” flashbacks! ).

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    FoxCrane

    [quote=1titanman]Somebody asked me does Eileen Davidson get (2) Sony paychecks since she on both shows Y&R & Days? I said IDK on that one… Jamey or Jillian would have a better answer on this, because I did have to wonder how does Sony go about that matter????[/quote]

    Yes, ED would get a separate, negotiated salary per episode for playing Ashley on Y&R (just as any recurring, non-contract actor would) apart from her contract pay on Days. That would be union rules.

    In fact, even when she was under contract on Days and playing more than one character (Kristen and Susan), they had to pay her extra for the Susan role. When responding to rumors, she explained it to TV Guide in 1997, saying: “First of all, they had me over a barrel because I asked to play both roles. What they offered me was my regular pay plus day-player scale, which is standard. They have to give me a bump. It’s in the union laws. It’s like an extra $680. And if I’m playing only one of the characters in an episode, I just get my regular pay. I certainly never threatened to quit. That’s not my style. I’m sure other people might say, ‘Screw you, I want double pay!’ But I’ve never heard of that. Also, remember, Jon (Lindstrom) was playing twins on GH. I knew the kind of money he was getting.”

    Source: http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/14285-days-eileen-davidson-interview-from-1997/

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    blake3b

    [quote=FoxCrane][quote=1titanman]Somebody asked me does Eileen Davidson get (2) Sony paychecks since she on both shows Y&R & Days? I said IDK on that one… Jamey or Jillian would have a better answer on this, because I did have to wonder how does Sony go about that matter????[/quote]

    Yes, ED would get a separate, negotiated salary per episode for playing Ashley on Y&R (just as any recurring, non-contract actor would) apart from her contract pay on Days. That would be union rules.

    In fact, even when she was under contract on Days and playing more than one character (Kristen and Susan), they had to pay her extra for the Susan role. When responding to rumors, she explained it to TV Guide in 1997, saying: “First of all, they had me over a barrel because I asked to play both roles. What they offered me was my regular pay plus day-player scale, which is standard. They have to give me a bump. It’s in the union laws. It’s like an extra $680. And if I’m playing only one of the characters in an episode, I just get my regular pay. I certainly never threatened to quit. That’s not my style. I’m sure other people might say, ‘Screw you, I want double pay!’ But I’ve never heard of that. Also, remember, Jon (Lindstrom) was playing twins on GH. I knew the kind of money he was getting.”

    Source: http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/14285-days-eileen-davidson-interview-from-1997//quote

    That’s true, I heard years ago about people getting paid double pay for playing twins or look-a-likes. Like Kim Zimmer when Reva and the clone had scenes on Guiding Light, or Another World when the different actresses played Vicky and Marley.

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    Divatude58

    [quote=pferrando]And they have hinted at something going on with Tracy and her husband, so why not give her that “story”.A shame. And a waste.[/quote]

    Exactly. Honestly, I am trying to figure out, with neil constantly in Abbot land, why hasn’t his fine ass being curling Tracys toes.

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=pferrando]The Abbotts have been key to YR’s success going back to when they were introduced in the 80’s, and ALL of them, if available, should be on contract driving story.[/quote]

    This. It could be because I’m biased seeing as how the Abbotts are my all-time favorite soap family, but it just seems like a total waste to have true talents like Eileen and Beth functioning as talk-to’s for far lesser characters(looking at you Abby :| ). The Abbotts–Jack, Ashley, Traci, Billy AND Jill–should be driving the hell out of story on a regular basis(and being tied up, then hitched yet again to one of MAB’s lesser creations–saying a lot considering some of the shit she shoveled–does not equal Jill driving story).

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    harlee490

    [quote=Divatude58][quote=pferrando]And they have hinted at something going on with Tracy and her husband, so why not give her that “story”.A shame. And a waste.[/quote] Exactly. Honestly, I am trying to figure out, with neil constantly in Abbot land, why hasn’t his fine ass being curling Tracys toes.[/quote]

    Hilarious! :D Neil could make any woman’s toes curl and wouldn’t that be explosive Tracy\Neil….but I guess not enough for Leslie ;)

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    Divatude58

    [quote=harlee490][quote=Divatude58][quote=pferrando]And they have hinted at something going on with Tracy and her husband, so why not give her that “story”.A shame. And a waste.[/quote] Exactly. Honestly, I am trying to figure out, with neil constantly in Abbot land, why hasn’t his fine ass being curling Tracys toes.[/quote]Hilarious! :D Neil could make any woman’s toes curl and wouldn’t that be explosive Tracy\Neil….but I guess not enough for Leslie ;)[/quote]

    Oh, Leslie will be so pressed…that would make the toe curling even juicier.

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    hey mon

    Stitch and Kelly are really getting to be drivel when they are together. Reveal their pasts right now, or move on. Two great actors, but they are being wasted as hanger-ons to Billy and Victoria.

    Yeah, it would be great to find out what broke up Tracie and Steve — but now that Traci is only on one a month, we will never know.

    And… yesterday, switching back and forth on the TV in my office. On DAYS, Marlena and Eric were talking about off-screen Kristen… switch over to Y&R, and Abby was talking to off-screen Ashley. You go Eileen D! You are the most exciting person in Daytime, and generate more buzz — both on-screen and off, than anyone else (including orange-man, Stevie B).

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    thepadange

    I, personally, hated the way they started Ashley/Stitch. It was some kind of extremely primitive matchmaking. They did it once again yesterday: since when do characters run to other characters(like Abby to Stitch) screeming what an amazing chemistry those characters have? Audience is the one to see the chemistry, it’s not the thing for characters to talk about. No drama, no depth.

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    pferrando

    It didn’t bother me at all.

    I just LONG for ED to be back on the show with a man and back in her lab.

    That’s what we all what.

    And the chemistry WAS there, so I don’t mind her daughter playing matchmaker a bit. It’s a better fit for her than hanging around with Tyler.

    It’s the opposite situation there, where the writers are THINKING they are showing chemistry with Abby/Tyler when there sadly is NONE.

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