An LML Survivor Speaks Out
I'm sure that many of you have already seen the interview Carolyn Hinsey did with an anonymous Y&R actor about Lynn Marie Latham's time with the show and I'm way behind the times for only discussing it now (check back tomorrow for my thoughts on this new movie called Titanic!), but I simply have to comment on this anonymous Y&R actor.
He/she? Is awesome.
Here are some choice quotes:
Carolyn: I think she was talented, but she seemed to have a lot of pet causes for a one-hour show.
Actor: Oh, please [I like to think this was in reference to the 'she was talented' disclaimer, in which case...hee!!!--ed.]. We couldn't keep up! First it was, 'Why is everybody at the gym with this bottled water all the time? Don't they know that pollutes the environment?' So the bottled water was gone, not a huge loss. Then it was, 'Can I also say that the fires in the fireplaces, romantic though they may be, are polluting the planet in the worst possible way? You can't build a house anymore with a wood-burning fireplace. Let's stop that.' "Uh, okay, now we're doing a soap opera supposed to be about romance, without any fireplaces. Then she saw the movie "Blood Diamond" and that was it. No more diamonds.
Carolyn: I remember that, because Phyllis got a pink ring from Nick and I was like, "What the hell was that?"
Actor: Exactly. It looked like it came out of a Cracker Jack box. The other thing was, she didn't understand the character of Ashley. She wanted her out, too. Ashley was out.
Carolyn: IS Y&R going to murder [LML's friend's] character?
Actor: No, I think our producers are reluctant to have one more f--king murder in this town. I heard one of the new writers suggested maybe someone in town could read in the newspaper that the crime rate in Genoa City just dropped precipitously.
So much love.
Like everyone else reading it, I wonder who the actor is. It could be Michelle Stafford, but she's pretty forthright and I don't think she'd need to speak out anonymously with her face blurred like she's on an MSNBC documentary or anything. Melody Thomas Scott has every reason to despise Lynn Marie Latham, what with the whole firing her husband who was a long-time producer thing, but I would think her loathing would be so great that she wouldn't really care about things like bottled water and fireplaces. Mentioning the shabby treatment of Eileen Davidson's Ashley makes me think it's Peter Bergman, because he's made comments about that before, and if this is the case, I'd love him even more than I did before, which would bring my levels of love up to...um, stalkerish.
There's always the off chance that it's Hunter Allan, though.