Thinking Fans Comment Update October 10: James thinks Lindstrom is a worthy successor … but Dawn worries that he’ll join the dumpees. See Comments below.
Last December our Patrick Erwin did a very, very perceptive take on the very strange state of the character of Craig Montgomery on As the World Turns. Earlier in 2007, Scott Bryce, the brilliant and very popular actor who originated that role in the 80s, had returned to the role after an absence of more than 15 years. (Other actors had played the role in the interim.) In his analysis, Patrick maintained that ATWT was misusing the character and wasting Bryce’s talents. The same month this article ran, Bryce was indeed fired for reasons that were never clarified by the show. Fans were outraged — and remain mystified as to why such a valuable actor as Bryce could have been fired. Yesterday, it was announced that Jon Lindstrom, the versatile and well-liked actor who played Kevin and Ryan on General Hospital and Port Charles has been hired to take over the role of Craig. Here is Patrick’s reaction:
By Patrick Erwin
There’s a big mystery brewing in Oakdale — or at least in Brooklyn, where As The World Turns is taped. It’s more mysterious than figuring out if James Stenbeck is alive, dead, or vying to be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars: It looks like ATWT is bringing on daytime vet Jon Lindstrom to play Craig Montgomery.
My question is: Why? [Read more…]