In just about a month, former Passions and Days of our Lives star Lindsay Hartley joins the cast of All My Children. In a new interview, the actress reveals how she angled to be part of the ABC soap's lesbian storyline and what's ahead for her new alter ego, Cara.
In a new interview, soap vet Lindsay Hartley
discusses her excitement over her new All My Children role and reveals that she made the first move -- not ABC -- to land a gig in Pine Valley.
Hartley debuts next month in the role of Cara Finn. As previously reported by soapcentral.com
, Cara is actually Jake Martin's former wife, Carolyn. Hartley explains that "Cara" is simply a nickname for Carolyn. It's been seven years since actress Amanda Hall Roger originated the role of Carolyn.
"When I was told I was leaving Days, I had my management contact some of the L.A.-based soap operas," Hartley told TVGuide Magazine
's Michael Logan. "[AMC exec producer] Julie Carruthers and her casting director, Judy Wilson, wanted to meet with me. Incredible women! I was blown away by both of them. I was so open to anything and everything going in there -— I even told them I'd love to do a lesbian storyline with Bianca. Bianca [being revealed] as a lesbian was an awesome story. I'd love to be a part of that."
In addition to discussing how the AMC role came about, Hartley also dished a little bit about her upcoming storyline. AMC viewers already know that Jake and Cara were married, but during their time together working with Doctors Without Borders, Cara left Jake for a truck driver. The details of the split have never been addressed on-air -- until now.
"I can't say what's really going on in her life but I think it's incredibly creative and well thought out," Hartley teased. "I really dig it! And Griffin [the new character played by Jordi Vilasuso] is heavily involved as well."
Hartley is best known to daytime viewers for the nine years she spent as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald
on Passions. Hartley was hired last year
as a high-profile recast for the role of Arianna Hernandez
on Days of our Lives. A year after her hiring, DAYS execs opted to write her character off-canvas.
Hartley will first air on December 9.
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