Friday, March 26, 2010

CASTING NEWS: Alicia Minshew Stays with AMC!!!

It's official! Alicia Minshew (Kendall) will be staying on at AMC. When word came down the pike that the show was relocating to LA, it was unclear if Alicia would be making the move. Then in early November, Alicia and husband Richie welcomed their daughter Willow and Alicia was on maternity leave for an undisclosed amount of time. No one would say for sure if Alicia was going to stay or go. And a lot of assumptions were made that since her husband is a bar owner in NYC, that she would be leaving AMC. On April 9, Alicia returns to AMC for a short time with Zach (Thorsten Kaye) to arrive a few days later. Now we know, that while Thorsten is only back for this brief visit, Alicia will be making a more permanent return by the end of the summer!

10 comments:

segobri2000 said...

thank god!!! missing kendell

PV4Life said...

Yay!!! I'm so glad she's staying.

david said...

IT must be nice to take a 9-10 month maternity leave, and get paid! AMC could have used taht money to bring back other fan favorites like Dixie.

Kathy said...

@david... I'm a fan and Dixie most certainly is not one of my faves! Just sayin ;)

david said...

kathy,

I'm a fan, and Dixie is one of my faves. Regardless of who we each like, the fact still remains that Alicia Minshew is soaking up money taht could be better used elsewhere. Also, Kendall isn't one of my faves, lol.

Kathy said...

LMAO touche ;)

Java and Books said...

Who's to say that Alicia is using up money that could be paid elsewhere? Maybe there was something in her contract about her maternity leave. I'm thrilled she's coming back. Either way, YOU don't know if she was getting paid or not, so stop being so disparaging.

Tomcat630 said...

She is one of the the most successfull recast of a high profile role.

Not easy to replace SM Geller, but Alicia is true to the character and is actaully Kendell Hart's real age.

SMG was 18 playing a 24 y/o and is now known forever as 'Buffy'.

Oh, and Dixie is deed with Stuart and Babe, they can't have her as a ghost all the time. Just once every year maybe make a spiritual visit.

Kathy said...

@Java... you think what David said is disparaging? You should have seen the post I removed from our resident Erica and all things Kane hater!

But I agree with you, no matter where the money is going or isn't going, obviously TPTB find Alicia worth it!

Nathan said...

I think the most intriguing thing about this whole thing is how they're going to write out Zach's character. I always expected Kendall to return down the line permanently. But Thorsten Kaye isn't moving his family.

So will Zach die offscreen like his other onscreen persona, Patrick. Or constantly on business until the producers hope to be able to talk Kaye into returning.