Trying to withhold judgment, but I miss JMB!!!!
I already like her as Lulu. The episode yesterday showed that she has chemistry with her fellow actors on GH. And I have no doubt that she'll make Lulu her own.
I can only wish that this isn't the end of this storyline with Stavros. Hopefully he'll come back soon and reclaim his Ice Princess.
Right there with you. I just finished writing my thoughts on Perkie's Observations thread for yesterday's episode...
my only real first impression so far is that shes too short and too old to be Lulu lol. It was like she was adult SORAS'd lol she deserves a shot tho. It just seems like the character of Lulu has gone from new born to 6 to 10 to 19 to 25 to 32 in like 15 years lmao
She seems fine to me, I'm not familiar w/ her, or her work, but I think the storyline has the potential to allow this actress the ability to define her version of Lulu.
We've gone through how many Carly's now?!? Each one bringing their own qualities to the character, I can't see why Emme Rylan can't be offered the same opportunity. She's working along side some very strong talent and she's staying right there with them along the way, that has to prove something. Lulu was recast because JMB chose to pursue other opportunities, so it's not like there were some shenanigans over having a new Lulu to begin with.
I wish both Lulu's all the best!
I REALLY miss JMB...enough said.
Well lets be honest she is definitely prettier than he last girl. Time will tell.
I really don't miss JMB and have always wanted to like the character of LuLu - I thikn Emme will help me accompish that
I am all for a 50 Shades thing - God that would be hot
Your kidding, right? Your really going there?
[quote=Ravennite613]I really don't miss JMB and have always wanted to like the character of LuLu - I thikn Emme will help me accompish that
I am all for a 50 Shades thing - God that would be hot[/quote)
50 Shades? No offense intended here. If there's a brainwashing element to it, that aspect takes L's free will away from her, rendering her as not much more than a concubine/kept woman/sex slave...
Sad that you would make some of this about physical appearances/attractiveness. Neither young woman should be judged on that type of thing in and of itself. Unfortunately, in some cases, this becomes the thing that determines whether one gets on screen or not. While I am not convinced of the recast's believability right now, the casting department at least was smart enough to go with someone who does have a reputation in the industry...
Swan I know your love for JMB, but I am thinking more of LuLu having to find herself again not being sure who is right for her...and testing to waters with both Dante and Stavros. If LuLu never regains her memory and she willingly goes to Stavvy then I don't see that as being a concubine/Kept woman/sex slave.
I also think that time has come to break up Lante they've been together forever I mean this is a soap no one stays married forever
Don't hate me Swan (
Oh, Raven! I could never hate you. You've been very kind to me since I've been on the board. And you (along with others here who have detested L and D), have never held my love for my favorites against me.
I totally understand why a lot of people, yourself included, want to see this pairing broken up. But I love the fact that, whether it was intended or not, a couple staying together on a soap flies in the face of what is "expected" or the "norm". I find it refreshing that there is a willingnes to keep a couple together that explores the possibilities of going through trials and tribulations and making every effort toward making it work. Why not do something that defies expectations? And that's not to say there shouldn't be difficulties or angst. It's the process of working through those difficulties and/or angst resulting in a stronger bond that is something to be celebrated. For me, that's not a bad thing...
Julie has chosen to leave and ER does seem like a credible replacement. Certainly, my first impression is better than the one I had watching her on Y&R where I didn't care for her character at all. However, it's way too early to tell about chemistry with any of her co-stars, although I did think her scenes with Genie were the most promising.
However, Dom has been the master performer in this search-for-Lulu story and he alone is the Lante story right now. As far as the love story with Dante is concerned, I adore the story and hope for good things. However, at this point the love story is being made 100% by Dante. In time, I hope to see Emme meet him half as Julie did so well. Dom and Julie had an acting relationship that translated to an emotional intimacy and intuitive sense of what the other was going to do … and I’m curious to see what Emme can to do with Dom over time!
But it's going to take time ... so, basically, my first impression is "wait and see."
I loves her as Abby Newman and I will love her as Lulu
Even though JMB has been Lulu for the past 7 yrs, I couldn't think of a better actor to step into the role of Lulu other than Emme. I like Emme in this role. I think Emme will eventually win over viewers as she slowly begins to make the character of Lesley Lu Spencer-Falconeri (Lulu) her own. I've seen Emme's past work and I think she will do just fine in the role.
I wasn't feeling her at all to be honest. I like Marcy(sorry i can't get used to Emme)but she was kinda stiff and her line delivery was off. Though, it's not a big deal, because i know that she can act and i'm sure i'll find her better soon.
Marcy/Emme are the same person.. Emme is Marcy's nickname. I actually like Emme as Lulu.
Marcy/Emme are the same person..
Duh, I know. I meant i can't get used to the name change because i'm used to Marcy.
@CarlyCan Well, you should have said that to begin with. I actually like the name change. I think she's been going by Emme for a while and has now decided to make it official.
I recall when Laura Wright took over the role of Carly, most posters didn't care for her and constantly compared her to Tamara Braun and Sarah Brown. I think most folks now enjoy her in the role and her peers rewarded her with an Emmy. Let's give Emme Ryland a chance.
I'll take anything over JMB. I never did take to her. She seemed way too smarmy, bratty and childish.
Here's another way to look at it. If Julie Marie Berman hadn't done such an amazing job of creating the character of Lulu Spencer, there would be no story for Emme Rylan to continue telling. She owes a debt, as do all of us, for the great work Julie did to create a complex, interesting, believable daughter for Luke and Laura Spencer. And, as half of "Lante," Julie helped create a love story that brought many lapsed and part-time viewers back to full-time viewing of GH.
Now I do think that Emme will be a worthy successor to Julie ... but Julie's great work should also be respected.
I think that Emme Rylan or Marcy Rylan, I guess she changed her name from Marcy Rylan now, but as Marcy Rylan, she began on Guiding Light (which I did not watch)isn't that correct?? Then moved to Y and R where I really didn't like her, but not sure if I didn't like the actress or the character.. I haven't seen enough of her to form a huge opinion on her one way or the other yet.. time will tell, I have total faith in the powers that be at GH right now, absolutely...
I love Patrick and Sabrina, I think they're a sweet couple and I think Britt's hanging around will just give Sabrina the ability to show her teeth..
Love RKK being back.. He is such a great bad guy..
I So cannot wait for the three amigo's there to return from Llanview... or wherever they are.. whoever they are going to be..can't wait!
this is interesting..
This is true! Lulu is a great character and has huge history with the show as the young Spencer offspring.. I can't wait to see what Ms. Rylan brings to the character.. Julie was a great Lulu.. big shoes to fill.. but they've done it with Carly..I guess it's stay tuned..
I am so happy Emme Rylan is on Gh right now. She is a very capable, talented actress, and will surely make Lulu her own in no time. I could not think of a better recast than her as Lulu!
Loved all the scenes with Lulu & Laura. I'm so glad to see Genie and Emme share a screen again, after Y&R. I'm sure it was nicer to Emme aswell, to have a familiar face on set with her on her first day
As I said in another thread, I don't mind at all if she puts her own spin on Lulu, and I even wouldn't mind if Lulu & Dante break up.
One thing I don't understand. How can anyone say she looks OLDER than JMB? No offense to Julie, she looks great, too, but Emme has the face of a 20 year old.
Bye ShrewLu hello NuLu
I'm new to the board but have been a fan of the show since the mid-90s. I stopped watching in the late 2000s when Alan, Emily and Justus were killed, my all-time favorites Bobbie and Laura were reduced to nothing and the show was hi-jacked all things Sonny and the Zacharras and Falconeris (none of whom I like). IMO the show had become unwatchable. But in my time away I always kept up with it through websites. I started watching again when AJ came back and Ned and Skye returned for Edward's funeral and the scenes with the Quartermaines mourning Edward and celebrating Thanksgiving reminded me how much I missed the show. Now with Laura and Bobbie back as well as a more balanced canvas its safe to say that I'm back for good
Anyway, regarding Marcemme Rylan as Lulu, I have been a fan of hers since GL where she played a very difficult character (Lizzie Spaulding) but injected her with heart, humor and life. I'm a huge fan of the actress and I think she will really shine as Lulu. As someone else said I also wanted to like Lulu and tried to but for some reason JMB just wasn't my favorite. Marcemme Rylan however, is one of my favorite daytime actresses and having her in the part takes the story to another level for me. I think my reason for liking her is the vulnerability. IMO she has a way of getting the audience to root for a character we shouldn't like but do anyway because of her portrayal. I know recasts are difficult but I'm hoping that everyone will give her a chance bc I think that if anyone can pull off the recasting of the legendary Luke & Laura's daughter its her. Its funny because at times in the past when I didn't like Lulu, I would wish that Marcy Rylan would take over the role and how much more I would enjoy Lulu (not saying that JMB is a bad actress, she's definitely good, I just wasn't ever wild about her as Lulu, similar to the Natalia Livingston/Emily situation, I wanted to like Emily, and felt that I did like the character, just the actress playing her wasn't my favorite).
But I'm glad to be on the board and hope everyone is enjoying GH as much as I have been
I thought Emme did a great job this week as Lulu continued success.