Sunday, November 28, 2010

An Esta Update!

Well, there's a blast from the past!  I was kind of surprised and excited to see an interview and update on the elusive Esta TerBlanche (ex-Gillian) think this weeks Soap Opera Digest.  She is one of those actresses that people always seem to ask about and who I can never find any information about.  So what's Esta been up to?  Well according to the article, after leaving AMC she gave up acting for awhile and went through some bad times as she divorced her then husband Andre.  Currently she is back on the acting scene, having just filmed a pilot in South Africa.  She's also opened her own spa, siting her interest in the medical field and healing as the motivation.  But acting is where her heart (pun intended!  ha) lies and would love an AMC comeback.   Hey, if Mike Roy can come back from being cremated, Gillian can come back from being shot to death and having her heart donated to Laura!   Esta says that she's amazed by how many fans still remember Ryan and Gillian and want her to come back.  And she ends the update by reminiscing about how much of a klutz she was on the set and not at all the graceful princess she portrayed!  

8 comments:

Nathan said...

I would love it. If there are two people that could honestly make me believe that we aren't doomed to years of Ryan & Greenlee, it's Gillian and Leo. And since Josh Duhamel is busy making summer blockbusters and romantic comedies, Esta alone is fine.

tuckatangent said...

Thank you so much for the Esta update. After all this time, I still absolutely adorable her. It's the only time Ryan was tolerable, and even sympathetic. I would love to have her back on AMC.

lori said...

I Love Gillian (Esta)!!!

BRING HER BACK PLEASE!!!!!

Ang said...

I adore her! So happy you found an update. I periodically search the internet to see if there is anything on her and always come up with nothing. She is one of my favorite top 5 AMC actors.

American Woman said...

Everything "they" said above and then some. Would also be nice if they brought back great stories, too! Been a fan since first episode and sure do miss the good old days.

Francisco said...

I loved Gillian! She is my favorite match w/Ryan honestly. Thanks for the update.

pacificmelody said...

I loved the Gillian/Ryan love story. I couldn't believe it when they killed her off. Like some of the others, I do a search for Esta from time to time. She was one of my favorites on AMC, and klutzy or not, she really gave the show some extra class. Please bring her back. I stopped watching AMC in mid-'05, but for Esta, I'd come back!

Montag said...

Thanks for this update. I tracked down the article you mentioned--it was from the Dec. 7, 2010, issue of Soap Opera Digest, the "Scene & Heard" section on p. 60. You did a faithful reporting job!

I hope everyone caught her all-too-brief appearance on August 24, 2011. Hopefully she will make more appearances before too long.