Although it appeared like we might have seen the final of Dina Abbott Mergeron (Marla Adams) on The Younger and the Stressed this week, collection star Beth Maitland reminded viewers in a latest interview that something can occur in soaps.
Dina Abbott Mergeron died on the present this week
The story arc for a longtime The Younger and the Stressed forged member got here to an in depth as Marla Adams made what appears to be her final look on the present as Dina Abbott Mergeron has died.
Dina is the primary spouse of John Abbot and is the mom Jack, Ashley, and Traci Abbott. First on the present within the 1980s, Adams portrayed the position often from 1983-1986. The actress continued to seem through the years for a number of visitor appearances till earlier than rejoining the present in in a daily recurring capability in 2017. Dina has developed Alzheimer’s illness in her most up-to-date years on the present and that was a serious storyline for the Abbott household on the present.
In a goodbye video launched by CBS, Adams formally gave her goodbye to the long-running daytime cleaning soap opera. Within the video, Adams says that the position of Dina stands out to her out of all the remaining. “Of all the characters I’ve played, from The Secret Storm to Broadway, this has been the most astonishing, amazing part I’ve ever had the privilege to play,” she mentioned.
Peter Bergman, who performs Jack, additionally spoke about what he discovered from Adams, telling the veteran actress herself. “You taught us to remember to be grateful and it has been a valuable lesson I will take long after you leave here today,” he informed her. “Thank you for all you gave in bringing Dina to life. You really left your mark.”
Beth Maitland additionally speaks on Marla Adams’ exit
In an interview with TV Insider, Beth Maitland, who performs Traci Abbott, spoke about Adams leaving the present and her storied profession.
“Marla is pretty signature for creating the first ‘rich bitch’ on daytime,” she mentioned. “Belle [Adams’ character on The Secret Storm] was the first wealthy, dominating villainess. Marla made that a signature thing. Because Marla had played Natalie Wood’s best friend in Splendor in the Grass, and they had stayed friends, R.J. [Robert Wagner, Wood’s husband] had her in an episode of Hart to Hart. She was one of three beautiful, elegant women dressed all in white. At the time, I was working as a casting assistant on that show. Marla and I have talked many times about that connection between us before we went on to play mother and daughter on Y&R.”
Maitland additionally talked about how this really will not be the final time that we might see Adams on the present.
“I want to make it clear how much she’ll be missed on set,” she mentioned. “But…you never know. People on our show have come back as someone’s conscience or an angel. So, we don’t know for sure that it’s over. But she’ll be missed tremendously. I’m glad that we’re still friends and we’ll still see each other for socially-distant lunch dates.”
The Younger and the Stressed airs weekdays on CBS.