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All My Children casts a new Babe!

Wednesday, September 05 2007

Amanda Baker takes over the role of Babe.
The rumors have been flying for months and now we know the truth - Babe, at least the Babe that we all know and love, is leaving Pine Valley! An All My Children representative has confirmed that Alexa Havins will leave the show this fall and a new actress will immediately take over the role.

According to the rep Amanda Baker, currently Jolene on GH: Night Shift, will take over the role in October.

Alexa Havins is leaving Pine Valley.
Amanda will begin shooting her episodes in the next few days. Amanda isn't a newcomer to the small screen. In addition to her work on GH: Night Shift and General Hospital, she has appeared on shows such as "Campus Ladies", "Palmetto Pointe" and "One Tree Hill". She also appeared in Lifetime TV Network's made for TV movie "Hello Sister, Goodbye Life".

As for Alexa Havins, who has played Babe since 2003, her final air date is set for October 10th.

Earlier this year, rumors began to float that she was ready to leave Pine Valley in favor of the greener pastures - and bigger roles - of Los Angeles. When real-life hubby Justin Bruening, ex-Jamie, AMC, left the show in August most fans were certain that Alexa would follow in his footsteps.

When she first joined the show, she was immediately given a high profile storyline - the Baby Switch story. Some fans immediately liked the newcomer but many did not. However, Alexa soon grew on fans and is considered one of the most loved of Pine Valley's ladies. In 2005, she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress.

Love them or hate them, recast roles are a staple in daytime television. We want to know what the fans have to say: do you like the idea of an immediate recast? Or should the writers have taken a little time before giving us a new Babe?

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Posted by horkie1 at Wednesday, September 05 2007 09:19 AM

I'm really sorry to see Alexa go, she has been fantastic. I think it will be a hard job for Amanda to fill Alexa's shoes. I've watched Amanda playing Jolene, personally I don't see her as a replacement but I wish her the best. I do hope that if she doesn't have that electrifying connection with Babe's Mom, you will keep an eye on that. They have such believable connection, and it would be a shame to loose that. There are many young girls that see that connection, and possibly work on their own relationships with their mothers because of the immediate attraction. I wish the best to Alexa and her husband, and hope they find really fantastic roles, either alone or as a couple, they are both great. Betsy

Posted by loveerica at Wednesday, September 05 2007 10:36 AM

Honestly, Babe is and has always been my favorite. Alexa is Babe, and no one can play the role like Alexa can. I dont know if I'll be able to watch Amanda try to take Alexa's place, it's just not possible to do. And considering how the fans have reacted to the recasting of Greenlee, I dont think they'll take Babe's recast well either. Amanda has HUGE shoes to fill...and it will also be hard for her to immitate the chemistry that Alexa had with Jacob Young and Bobbie Eakes....they all just clicked so well together!!I guess we'll just have to see how it goes.
But, I have to say that I am very happy for both Justin and Alexa! I wish them the very best, and I know that with so much incredible talent, they will both go very far. GOOD LUCK YOU TWO!!!:)

Posted by amc_jabe_fan_4ever at Wednesday, September 05 2007 11:43 AM

I think AMC made a miscast! I am so mad!

I love Alexa. She has a done a GREAT JOB!!!! I am gonna miss her.

Posted by CadGunRuf at Wednesday, September 05 2007 12:08 PM

nope nope nope... don't like it at all!!!!

Alexa Havins is Babe and no one, I mean no one can ever fill her shoes! Sorry Amanda... no offense, but it can't be done! It's gonna take really good storylines to keep me around!!!


Posted by soapfantic at Wednesday, September 05 2007 03:25 PM

I like babe a.k.a alexa havins better
I sure going too miss her chacrter on amc

Posted by luvsoaps365 at Wednesday, September 05 2007 04:03 PM

i think they made a good choice for the new babe i lke her a lot on nightshift

Posted by mrsfizz04 at Wednesday, September 05 2007 04:19 PM

I knew that they where going to have to recast Babe...but right away...they should give the fans time to heal after Alexa leaves...have make a visit to Di or something...then bring in the new girl...I like Amanda on Nigh Shift...but they are kinda setting her up to not have much fans by putting her into the role right away...even though Babe stole Bianca's baby she has redeemed herself and gained a lot of fans...but I guess I will try and give her a try...

Posted by Numberone AMC fan at Wednesday, September 05 2007 05:08 PM

I'm also sorry to hear that Alexa is leaving the show. She has done a great job playing Babe! Also she and Krystal look so much alike that they could be real life mother and daughter. I agree with all of the rest of the posts that she and Krystal had a great connection together. They had a great mother daughter connection. I wish Alexa and Justin all the best!! I will miss them both.

Posted by CTgremlin at Wednesday, September 05 2007 06:54 PM

While I've had my problems with the Babe character, I always loved Alexa and her acting ability. I really wish her well with anything she does in her life. You will be missed.

Posted by seeingstars at Wednesday, September 05 2007 06:55 PM

I wish Amanda luck in the new role. I love Alexa Havins and in the beginning I hated Babe for what she did to Bianca, but with Alexa I couldn't help but love Babe eventually. She's left some big shoes to fill. I'm not as upset as other recastings that take place in daytime bc this is Alexa's choice and I wish her all the best, so the recast will be that much easier to take but it will take time to see anyone else as Babe. Hope Amanda has the chemistry with Bobby and Jacob.

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