Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Two “All My Children” actors may be gone for good but the characters they play are apparently here to stay.
An “All My Children” spokesperson tells Soap Opera Network that Brittany Allen and Adam Mayfield are leaving the roles of Marissa Tasker and Scott Chandler later this year.
Mayfield debuted in the role of Stuart Chandler’s (David Canary) adopted son Scott on April 9, 2009. Mayfield was the forth mature actor to take on the role of Scott. Preceding Mayfield were Shane McDermott from 1995 to 1996, “ATWT” alumni Daniel Cosgrove from 1996 to 1998 and “OLTL” alumni Forbes March from 1999 to 2000. Brittany Allen debuted as David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) and Krystal Carey’s (Bobbie Eakes) daughter Marissa a few weeks after Mayfield on April 21. Allen, especially, never caught on with the audience as the good girl but oft-time dull wife of JR Chandler (Jacob Young).
Speculation (due in part to this recent blind item from Soap Opera Digest: “One sudser has plans to recast two roles in a major storyline”) is that both characters are set to be recast in an effort to infuse them and the Chandler story with a new energy. Last month a casting call went out for a young female character who some at the time suspected would turn out to be a recast for Marissa. Former Scott’s, March and Cosgrove are currently available for the picking.
SON will keep you updated as news continues to develop on this story.
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