Pine Valley wouldn’t be the same without Brooke English; which is why All My Children fans are so happy that Julia Barr is reprising the role for Prospect Park’s reboot of the iconic sudser. TV Line caught up with Barr to get. the scoop!
TVLINE | With whom have you worked so far?
I’ve worked with a lot of the new cast – the new Pete Courtland [Robert Scott Wilson], and the new Miranda [Denyse Tontz] and a new character Celia [Jordan Lane Price]. They’re all terrific and so sweet. It’s very nice to have a mix of vets and newbies – great energy.
The Tempo editor's desk will soon be occupied once again. Prospect Park has confirmed Julia Barr is reprising the role of journalist Brooke English on the new All My Children.
My old journalism professor always said to wait 24 hours before you write about something you feel passionate about. Well, forget that. In 1996 when he was teaching me those lessons, the Internet was just a place where you looked up pictures of your fave celebs naked, and/or chatted on ICQ. Today is a new day and I want to share my thoughts on All My Children's breathtaking finale while I'm still reeling from the excitement of it all.
In a word, I thought the finale was wonderful, simply wonderful. After decades of seeing soap operas limp to the finish line in their final weeks, All My Children gave us some of the best episodes we've seen in years during the past month. While, I wasn't a big fan of the umbrella story that got us here (David Hayward bringing back several characters from the dead), boy-oh-boy did those beloved characters shine, as this soap headed for the cliff, where executive producer Julie Hanan Caruthers (Someone I don't praise often!), Agnes Nixon and Lorraine Broderick expertly perched it, in hopes that fans will follow the soap online when Prospect Park hopefully debuts it this January. READ MORE
Paging All My Children lovers. Celebrity Events Group has announced "A Tribute To Pine Valley" events being held in New York and New Jersey starting Oct. 25. Fans of the sudser will get to spend time with AMC'ers: Walt Willey, Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Vincent Irizarry, Julia Barr, and Jacob Young. Check out the press release after the jump! READ MORE
All My Children Returnee Julia Barr on Keeping Soaps Popular: "It's Like a Garden That Needs to be Tended"By Jamey Giddens on July 28, 2011
Uber fan fave Julia Barr and her iconic Brooke English will be back in Pine Valley before we know it on All My Children. We Love Soaps caught up with the star to dish about her return for AMC's TV send off. Check out what she had to say about how soaps can remain viable:
SOAPS TV: Whenever I talk to the actors on the show or the fans, there seems to be a lot of agreement about what works and doesn't work.
Julia Barr: The networks began to panic when there began to be a noticeable audience dropoff which they attributed to O.J. Simpson. There was so much drama going on in that real environment. Some people stopped watching and when you break a habit like that, it's hard to get people back.
WE LOVE SOAPS TV: It definitely is if they tune in and don't see faces that seem familiar.
Julia Barr: Dare I wax poetic, it's like a garden that needs to be tended. It requires a great deal of care and interest on a lot of levels. I think that was abandoned. It began to be thought of like, "well, that doesn't matter" for this or that character. They found out it mattered a lot.