‘All My Children’ Beefing Up Its Teen Scene


Reporting by Errol Lewis and Angela Rosa

With “” set to begin production on all-new episodes in Stamford, CT next month, Soap Opera Network has learned that the series is looking to add three characters to its canvas. The series is seeking to cast the roles of “Ben,” “Charlotte” and “Luke.” While the names may sound foreign to long-time fans of “AMC,” they may actually be code for characters already seen on the canvas.

“Ben” appears to be code for Peter Cortlandt. Peter, also known as Pete (previously Petey), is the son of one of Pine Valley’s favorite tycoons, Palmer Cortlandt (the late ), and Palmer’s favorite ex-wife, medium Opal Cortlandt (). In a casting breakdown obtained by Soap Opera Network, “Ben” has become closer to his mother in the wake of his father’s not so recent death. Fans shouldn’t expect Pete to pick up where ‘s version left the role in October 2009. With a tendency to throw the family name around, and a low tolerance for not getting what he wants when he wants it, Peter is clearly picking up from where ‘s version left the role in 2006. Peter appears set to be every inch his father’s imperialistic son.

Jennifer Gonzales/ABC
Jennifer Gonzales/ABC

“Charlotte” and “Luke” appear to be the potential impending couple that many “AMC” fans predicted would eventually take Pine Valley by storm on the afternoon of March 24, 2004. During a conversation in a breakdown obtained by Soap Opera Network, “Luke” presses “Charlotte” to remember that he was there “the day [she] was born … [they] practically shared a binky.” Long time “AMC” fans can quickly deduce that this could only be an accurate description of an event in the lives of Miranda Montgomery, the daughter of Bianca Montgomery, and AJ Chandler, the son of JR Chandler. “Charlotte” appears to be a tom-boy eager to spread her wings much to the chagrin of her good friend ,”Luke.” Further complicating matters, a spark has begun to surface within this long-time friendship.

Note: While this is a summarized breakdown of roles currently being cast, this does not in any way mean that a finalized script for the characters will utilize such details nor can any character traits described be expected to appear in the final on air/online version of the series.

  • I hope they don’t age the kids. I love Danielle Parker and Tate Berney

  • Aleana

    Wouldn’t that be weird consider Miranda mom Bianca is together with AJ mom Marissa

    • I see what you mean BUT that has happened before. AMC’s first love story was the Phil/Tara romance. Tara’s dad is Joe Martin and Phil is Ruth’s nephew (Though she raised him).

    • disqus_1Gmco2MzKQ

      I hope your still in school and are taking your English classes serious.

  • Miranda and AJ are my son’s age…May 2004, lol. Talk about growing up too fast 😉

  • Hello Jewel. I think that Danielle Parker was Emma. Another Thing is that They were in California so They Probably won’t be on the Show in Connecticut. Jody

  • I don’t mind the recasts but not really sure I’m liking the aging thing, especially if they are going to age them so much. It’s hard to imagine that in a little over a year that children went from being 7 or 8 yrs old and are now 19 or 20… PP can make or break these soaps for the fans. Hope they don’t make them bomb by going over the top with everything. I guess only time will tell if they can draw everyone in. I know I will be glued to my computer screen on a daily basis.

  • Laurie

    I am so happy to see AMC & OLTL back on, when they left it was like I lost some friends. So thank you and can’t wait until I see you all again Is Tad also coming back ? I sure hope so he’s been my favorite for more years then I want to count anyway thank you…

  • BJT2

    I think this is a great idea but they need Eden Riegel back as Bianca and maybe even Tamara Braun as Reese.

  • no dont age them so fast unless you make Jesse McCartney JR’s son….