Eden Riegel

Is Daytime Committed to Gay and Lesbian Storytelling?

Last year I loved One Life to Live’s Kish storyline, which followed the relationship of Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell) and Oliver Fish (Scott Evans). It was probably my favorite love story I’ve ever seen on soaps. It was just a great romantic saga , that happened to be between two men, which, in today’s world, is a big deal, but I loved that OLTL didn’t treat it like it was.

TPTB didn’t treat Kish any differently than their other couples. They weren’t kept segregated from the rest of the canvas, which often happens when a show introduces gay characters. Individually, Kyle and Fish were just as well-rounded as the other characters. They weren’t just in Lanview to “be gay.”


Can Y&R's Chloe and Chance Survive Hurricane Heather?

He may have done a tour in Iraq, but the real fight is just beginning for The Young and the Restless’ Chance (John Driscoll). The perennial good cop is caught in the crosshairs of two lovely ladies. Fiancée Chloe (Elizabeth Henrickson) is legendary for keeping a death grip on her men, but sexy ADA Heather (Eden Riegel) is blatantly flirtatious and has shown potential to play dirty. Chloe has the ring, Chance’s v-card, and the apartment down the hall from him and his lusty colleague, but is her artillery heavy enough to keep enemy hands off her man? READ MORE

BREAKING NEWS: All My Children Recasts Bianca!

TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan is reporting All My Children's search for a new Bianca is over. AMC has snagged Christina Bennett Lind to play the role vacated by Daytime Emmy award-winner and fan favorite Eden Riegel. Executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers says,
Eden brought an integrity and honest innocence to the role that was very tough to match. We turned the earth upside going through the candidates. When Christina came in to read for the part she was Bianca. I think it’ll be a very easy transition for the audience.
For now, Bianca's lady love Reese (Tamara Braun) isn't making the trip back to Pine Valley and is remaining in Paris with their children. Carruthers states,
We do want to continue playing the Reese-Bianca relationship because it was so unique, says Carruthers. I have talked to Tamara about coming back, but I don’t know schedules and availability and such. I don’t want to recast Reese, so it’s up in the air at the moment 

Eden Riegel Stars in a Very Special PSA

Not only is Y&R's Eden Riegel a soap superstar, she's quite the activist! Check out this moving PSA from her recent stint hosting ACME Saturday Night! I can't stop crying. Watch it after the jump!


First Impressions: Eden Riegel as Y&R's Heather Stevens

What are your First Impressions of Eden Riegel as The Young and the Restless' Heather Stevens? More pictures after the jump.


DC Interview: Eden Riegel on Bianca's Loyal Fans, Genoa City, Her Wacky, Talented Relatives and Hosting ACME Saturday Night!

They just don't grow soap stars like Eden Riegel anymore. As multi-talented and multi-layered as she is courageous and sexy-smart (think daytime's Tina Fey), the woman who put an unforgettable and inimitable stamp on the role of All My Children's Bianca Montgomery is about to embark on a whole new, soapy chapter.

On April 20, Riegel makes her Genoa City debut as alluring-but-uptight district attorney Heather Stevens, daughter of dutiful private dick Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) and thorn in the side of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. I caught up with one of Daytime Confidential's favorite stars to discuss her appearance, this weekend, at LA's most soap-friendly sketch comedy and improv spot, READ MORE