Daytime's 10 Most Insane Recasts!
No. 6: Joan Collins for Marj Dusay as Alex on Guiding Light
Look up stunt casting in the soap opera dictionary and Joan Collins' campy, three-month stint as Alexandra Spaulding on Guiding Light in 2002 will be cited. While it was neat to see the Dynasty legend back on our screens, it was more than apparent from episode one Collins wasn't trying to channel the role's previous holder's Beverlee McKinsey or Marj Dusay. No, she was playing Alexis Carrington in Springfield, complete with her British accent and startled, over-the-top looks and inflection! Fun, but silly. Results: Failed.