Jamie is always casting a role on a soap. So I thought it might be fun to recast an historically important role with someone new. I pick La Lucci to come to Days of our Lives as Dr Laura Horton. The beautiful unhinged psychiatrist who has been very important to Days over the years. One reason I think this could work well is because of her petitte size makes it reasonable that little Jennifer Horton could be her daughter. But that is not all. She has alot of feminine charm that the last portrayer Jamie Lynn Bauer and Susan Oliver brought to the role. She also has the vulnerablity that the role has demanded. Yet always at the core of this character was an inner determination and strength that often pushed through her mental dissorder. She was able to contain it for so many years until it got the best of her. I can see Susan Lucci moving right into this role brilliantly and maintaining her status as one of daytimes biggest stars. Plus it would be wonderful to have the two biggest female stars of daytime ever Diedre Hall and Susan Lucci in scenes together. Laura and Marlena had been friends for many years and in fact Marlena came in to fill in while they were recasting the role of Laura. So in essence Marlena was a temporary recast of Laura that found her own voice and flew! A Great role for a daytime ICON.
Any thoughts on this? Other dream roles for actors or characters?