Hooray! Beth Ehlers, the longtime "Guiding Light" superstar is beginning her run on "All My Children" today. And we mean "run," literally: The first time we see Beth's character, Taylor, she's jogging in the park. Who does she encounter? None other than Jake Martin, played by Ricky Paull Goldin.
So we're sure most of you already know, but Ricky and Beth were one of THE couples on "Guiding Light" as Gus and Harley. We're talking Josh-Reva super-couple status. They have this great chemistry together that's sort of playful and fun. They're like that couple that lives next door to you who you like to BBQ with. Except they're way hotter, and he doesn't have a pot belly.
What to expect from Taylor? Well, she's a soldier who's in town to give her buddy Frankie (Cornelius Smith, Jr.) a medal. Taylor's totally military. She truly believes in the institution and supports their endeavors. As for Jake, well, he just came back from charity work in the Sudan. He saw how conflict can ravage a region firsthand. Therefore, he's not so into military conflict. You smell the fighting? We smell the chemistry.
BTW, Taylor's last name was originally going to be McBride, as we reported earlier. But it's now been changed to Thompson. Hey, remember how Taylor McBride was the name of Lisa Rinna's character on "Melrose Place"? (Which, BTW part II, "AMC" head writer Chuck Pratt also wrote.) She was a crazy witch! We loved when she used to beat herself up with a door and make Michael punch her so she could make Peter think he was beating her in "rage epilepsy" blackouts.
We talked to Beth about her new role. Read our chat with her.
What do you think is in store for Taylor?