AMC's Walt Willey "Paid The Price" For Speaking Out During McTavish's Head Writing Reign of Terror!
It looks like Cady McClain (ex-Dixie) wasn't the only All My Children star who caught hell for daring to speak out against She Who Wielded The Poisoned Laptop. Popular Pine Valley leading man Walt Willey (Jack) revealed during a joint interview between AMC Superposter and Willey's Official My Space profile, that he too "paid the price" for speaking out about former AMC head writer Megan McTavish's decision to pair Jack's Autistic daughter Lily (Leven Rambin) with tumor-less, homicidal maniac Jonathan (Jeff Branson).
Janine From Florida: Hey Walt, I know that you have a son with autism. I was wondering if you have drawn on your own life experiences with him to help incorporate your interactions with Jack's daughter Lilly? Also, just wondering how Chance was doing and if he's been doing any acting lately?
Walt Willey: Hello there, Janine. Thanks for asking this question! Yes, I’ve used my experiences with Chance to temper the performances regarding Lilly, but I guess these experiences resonated mostly when Lilly was seeing Jonathan. I had a hard time with that one; a special needs child dating a murderer with insanity in his background. I knew they made a “cute couple”, but had a difficult time with it being “okay” with any father! I made my concerns known and paid the price, believe me, but I had to do what I could live with and face my son about later. These life questions don’t raise their ugly heads often, but when they do…"
Well...it could have been worse for Willey. McTavish, creative genius that she is, could have offed Jackson with a toxic bowl of Fruity Peebles! Let's show a bit of gratitude there Mr. Funny Pants! For more of the interview click here.