I read with interest the news that Tamara Braun has joined All My Children as Bianca’s new girlfriend, Reese. Her scenes will begin airing Oct. 30.
I am intrigued.
For one thing, this is Tamara Braun we’re talking about, probably one of the more well-known actresses in soap circles thanks to her turn as General Hospital‘s Carly No.2. After a slightly rocky start, Tamara claimed the role as her own and developed a pretty substantial fan following.
Not too long ago, she popped up as Ava, Steve/Patch’s loony ex on Days of Our Lives. I enjoyed her in the role, although the character often reminded me of Carly. Plus, she had the thankless job of being thrown between uber-popular Steve and Kayla. To make things worse, Ava eventually hooked up with John of the uber-popular John and Marlena.
Talk about a character who couldn’t catch a break.
Now Tamara will be in the contract role (yes, contract role) of a very different sort.
Not only will she be playing a lesbian, which is a far cry from the man-eating soap characters of her past, but Tamara will also, I would assume, be portraying a kinder, gentler soul. Reese will be dating Eden Riegel‘s Bianca — sweetness, fairness and light personified — after all.
It will be interesting to see Tamara’s take on the role. And whether audiences will accept her portraying someone less Carly-esque.

2 thoughts on “Tamara Braun joining All My Children

  1. JoAnn
    October 1, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    I am extremely excited at Tamara being onABC in a whole new light.. I look forward to her scenes with Eden, and her character’s interaction with The Kane Women..(the only man is gone 🙁 } So we shall see, Now she is someone that I would love to have on Stardish!

  2. Kara
    October 2, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Hi, JoAnn.
    I think Reese’s interactions with Kendall and Erica are going to be very, very interesting. This is a big casting coup for AMC. Hoepfully they can do it justice.
    And, as for Tamara, I have no doubt she would be a fabulous interview for Stardish! Now that she’s a contract player again, maybe you’ll have an even better chance at it.
    Thanks for posting 🙂