In an interview with Smashing Interviews Magazine, All My Children’s Michael E. Knight talks about Cady McClain's return as Dixie and how the soap is giving fans closure as it wraps up.
Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Cady McClain is returning to the show as Dixie Cooney Martin. Will this storyline give Tad/Dixie fans some closure?
Michael E. Knight: I think that’s going to be the way they’re looking at it. They’re also bringing back other characters, too, I think to sort of tie up … if it’s possible to tie up a 42 year run. I was lucky and the positioning was such that Cady could come back and reprise the role of Dixie. I certainly love working with her. She’s been a dear friend for a long time and is a wonderful actress.
They’re supposedly bringing her back from the dead (and we’re no stranger to that), but they’re bringing her back to have Tad and Dixie walk off in the proverbial sunset. I think that’s the way they’re looking at it. I always had such wonderful chemistry working with Cady. It will be nice to get a chance to do that. Other than that, I think they’re kind of struggling to give the audience some semblance of closure, bringing down the curtain as it were, but I think they’ll leave it open ended in case the show gets picked up somewhere else.
After an initial report Cady McClain was returning to All My Children and then a differing report saying she hadn’t in fact signed on the dotted line, McClain has announced on Facebook and Twitter that she is officially returning to Pine Valley.
Finally- I can confirm the rumors. I AM returning to AMC. Very happy to be a part of this historical serial drama...
Jesus keep me near the cross. Let's hope it isn't gonna be one of those weeks with soap news. Sigh. ABC Soaps In Depth is hearing Cady McClain's return to All My Children as Dixie isn't a done deal. Soap Opera Digest reported earlier today that McClain was returning before the soap ends, however SID's report says a source close to the actress claims negotiations are on going. I need a Dramamine.
Someone work out a sponsorship deal with Mrs. Butterworth's. Soap Opera Digest is reporting Cady McClain will reprise the role of Dixie Cooney Martin once again before the red photo album closes on All My Children for good this September. As much as I keep saying I am over returns from the dead, in this instance, I hope Dixie turns up alive, not to mention blonde.
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As the World Turns’ Billy Magnussen, Cady McClain and Terri Colombino (pictured above) participated in the Susan G. Koman Race For The Cure 2010 on September 12 in New York City’s Central Park. One Life to Live’s Bree Williamson also participated in the charity event, as did Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert. See more photos of your favorite stars after the jump!