Although it looked like we had seen the latest of Dina Abbott Mergeron (Marla Adams) The young and the restless This week, series star Beth Maitland reminded viewers in a recent interview that anything can happen on soap operas.
Dina Abbott Mergeron died on the show this week
The story arc for a long time The young and the restless the cast member ended when Marla Adams made what appears to be her last appearance on the show while Dina Abbott Mergeron passed away.
Dina is John Abbot’s first wife and is mother Jack, Ashley and Traci Abbott. For the first time on the show in the 1980s, Adams played the role regularly from 1983 to 1986. The actress went on to appear over the years for several guest appearances until before rejoining the show on a regular and recurring basis. in 2017. Dina developed Alzheimer’s disease in her later years on the show and that was a major storyline for the Abbott family on the show.
In a farewell video released by CBS, Adams officially greeted the long-running daytime soap opera. In the video, Adams says that Dina’s role stands out from all the rest. “Of all the characters I’ve played as The secret storm on Broadway, this was the most amazing and amazing part I’ve ever had the privilege of playing, “he said.
Peter Bergman, who plays Jack, also talked about what he learned from Adams, recounting the veteran actress herself. “You taught us to remember to be thankful and it was a valuable lesson that I will take long after you leave today,” he told her. “Thank you for everything you have given to bring Dina to life. You really made your mark. “
Beth Maitland also talks about the release of Marla Adams
In an interview with TV Insider, Beth Maitland, who plays Traci Abbott, talked about Adams leaving the show and her legendary career.
“Marla is a beautiful signing for creating the first ‘rich bitch’ of the day,” she said. “Beautiful[ThecharacterofAdamssu[Adams’characteron[IlpersonaggiodiAdamssu[Adams’characteronThe secret storm]he was the first rich, dominant evil. Marla made it a characteristic thing. Because Marla had played Natalie Wood’s best friend Splendor in the grass, and they had remained friends, R.J. [Robert Wagner, Wood’s husband] had it in an episode of Hart to Hart. She was one of three beautiful and elegant women dressed in white. At the time, I was working as a casting assistant on that show. Marla and I have talked many times about this connection between us before continuing to play mother and daughter Y&R. “
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Maitland also talked about how this might not be the last time we could see Adams on the show.
“I want it to be clear how much she will miss her on set,” he said. “But … you never know. The people in our program came back as someone’s conscience or as an angel. So, we don’t know for sure it’s over. But we will miss her very much. I’m glad we’re still friends and we’ll see each other again for socially distant lunches. “
The young and the restless airs weekdays on CBS.