Eden Riegel of all my kids on Maggie / Bianca Romance, being redesigned
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Did Erica and Travis’ daughter ever have the love she deserved?
Time always brings a perspective on great loves and that’s why we had to ask Eden Riegel in our recent interview on Soaps.com what she thought of Bianca’s romantic life over a decade after she left. All my children. Riegel didn’t choose a favorite romance, but she was definitely curious about a certain trip her alter ego had taken to the City of Love.
“I wonder what Maggie and Bianca did together in Paris? she thought about it before answering her own question, saying it was probably “wonderful and very chic”. But the romance she played with co-star Elizabeth Hendrickson (now The young and the restless’ Chloe) wasn’t all unicorns and roses. âI know a lot of fans like to forget that in Paris, Maggie also had an affair,â she recalls. Sigh, love is never perfect, especially in the world of soaps.
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Even though Riegel doesn’t have a favorite romance, there’s one thing she firmly believes in – that Bianca didn’t get the happy ending she deserved. But, she says, what we saw on screen isn’t necessarily the end of the story. âI think Bianca’s love life can go into many branches, like fan fiction, to bring every relationship to fruition and maybe live in that fantasy,â the actress explained. “And that kind of fantastic love is what Bianca really deserved.”
When Riegel left All my children in 2010 and moved to The young and the restless to play Heather Stevens, the role of Bianca was eventually recast. While it wasn’t easy for her to leave a beloved character behind (and she won a Daytime Emmy for her portrayal), getting Christina Bennett Lind to play Bianca didn’t bother her at all for. a refreshing reason. âBianca is taller than me. It always has been. I was not the first Bianca. I was not the last Bianca. This is how it should be, âshe shared. Riegel understood that the producers “wanted to tell more stories with her” and believed they “had told a wonderful story” in his relationship with Marissa (Sarah Glendening). “I can’t stand any ill will,” she added. “I’m so glad I got a little piece of Bianca when I made it.”
Riegel shares more with us about Bianca’s other loves, including Reese and Frankie, as well as her thoughts on the reasons for her role in The young and the restless didn’t quite work. Check out the full interview above, then visit the photo gallery below, where we discuss the 10 All my children characters we have to see on the prime-time spin-off Pine Valley.