It looks like the brass at ABC aren't the only ones salivating over the thought of Guiding Light alum Tom Pelphrey inheriting Sonny's penchant for smashing crystal at the feet of a paramour. Sarah Brown (Claudia) tells TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco just how much she too wants to see Pelphrey as Sonny's long lost spawn Dante.
TVG: Which actors do you admire in soaps, in film and prime-time TV?
SB: Hands down, Tom Pelphrey [ex-Jonathan, GL] is my favourite soap actor.
TVG: I pray each night that GH casts him as Dante.
SB: You and me both! Don’t even talk to me about that because I’ve harassed Tom, Bob Guza and anyone who would listen to hire him. The idea that I could one day work with Tom on daytime TV would make my career. He’s a great freaking actor. The kid is the real deal. I admire him a lot. I also love Kim Zimmer [Reva, GL] a lot. I miss working with all my World Turns co-stars. I’d love to work with Ricky Paull Goldin [Jake, AMC] — how much fun would that be? I wish we could all jump around networks to work on each other’s shows. In prime time, I love Michael Chiklis because he’s so raw. And I like Nip/Tuck’s Julian McMahon. In film, I’ve always admired Ed Norton. And of course, Meryl Streep has taught me so much, just by watching her unbelievable, incredible performances."
As resistant as I have been to the idea of another airhog on GH—not that it would be Pelphrey's fault, but we know they would air him eight-days-a-week at the expense of even more vets and leading to eventual fan and story burnout—I have to admit, he and Brown would be FIYA, for awhile at least.