Although it looks like we saw the late Dina Abbott Mergeron (Marla Adams) last The Child and the Restless this week, series star Beth Maitland reminds viewers in a recent interview that anything can happen to soaps.
Dina Abbott Mergeron died in this week̵7;s show
The story of the story for a long time The Child and the Restless cast member closed when Marla Adams made her last appearance on the show as Dina Abbott Mergeron died.
Dina is the first wife of John Abbot and mother Jack, Ashley, and Traci Abbott. First on the show in the 1980s, Adams regularly presented the paper from 1983-1986. The actress continued to appear over the years for numerous guest appearances until before re-joining the show on a regular repetitive basis in 2017. Dina had Alzheimer’s disease in her final years on the show and that was a major Abbott family story during the show.
In a farewell video released by CBS, Adams officially said goodbye to him during the long-running soap opera. In the video, Adams says that Dina’s role is remarkable to her in everything else. “In all the characters I played, from The Secret Storm on Broadway, it was the most amazing, amazing part I had the privilege to play, ”she said.
Peter Bergman, who plays Jack, also spoke about what he learned from Adams, who told the veteran actress himself. “You taught us to remember to be grateful and it became an important lesson that I will take after you leave here today,” he told her. “Thank you for all you gave to resurrecting Dina. You really left your mark. “
Beth Maitland also speaks at the release of Marla Adams
In an interview with TV Insider, Beth Maitland, starring Traci Abbott, spoke about Adams’ departure from the show and her storied career.
“Marla is quite a signature for creating the first ‘rich bitch’ of the day,” he said. “Belle[karakterniAdamssa[Adams’characteron[karakterniAdamssa[Adams’characteronThe Secret Storm]was the first rich, dominant villain. Marla made that a signature thing. Because Marla played Natalie Wood’s best friend Grass medium, and they remained friends, RJ [Robert Wagner, Wood’s husband] he had at a stage of Hart to Hart. She was one of three beautiful, elegant women all dressed in white. At the time, I was working as a casting assistant on that show. Marla talked to us many times about the connection between us before my mother and I played Y&R. “
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Maitland also talked about how this might not be the last time we see Adams on the show.
“I want to clarify how much he misses on set,” he said. “But … you do not know. The people in our show came back as a human conscience or an angel. So, we do not know for sure it is done. But he will miss too much. I’m glad to still be friends we and we will still meet for social-distant lunch dates. “
The Child and the Restless can be watched during the day on CBS.