After 4 years of taking part in Maureen Reardon Bauer on the cleaning soap opera, Guiding Gentle, Ellen Dolan determined she ought to head to Los Angeles to broaden her appearing profession. Here is what occurred subsequent:
Ellen Dolan: So, I give up and I went out and instantly did the usual ‘do two nationwide commercials a yr after which do a number of regional theater.’ Which is what I did.
Till I went to purchase dinner one night time – which consisted of both a can of cat meals for my cats or slightly little bit of peanut butter for me. And also you needed to feed the cats. And I could not name residence for cash. So it was like, oh expensive.
So I received on my brokers, and I mentioned, “get me on the market, get me on the market.” And so they did. And I began doing all these pilots and every thing. And testing. And that is how we ended up pondering I ought to go to LA.
And that is after I received the decision from Doug Marland saying “Would you come again to do Margo?” And I believed… yeah. I wish to go residence. I wish to be in New York. And I wish to do the sorts of elements daytime permits girls to do. Yeah.
And the identical factor occurred after I give up Because the World Turns in ’92, I feel. And I went again out to LA pondering I actually do have to do that once more. I’ve to provide it a very good shot, as a result of I used to be in my late 30’s by then – 36ish? And in Hollywood requirements, that is…
Susan Dansby: Over the hill.
Ellen Dolan: That is over the hill.
So I went on the market, and I booked a pilot once more, straight away. I did all the nice, proper stuff. And I used to be residing in a pleasant place. And I used to be engaged on completely different stuff.
I received to the purpose the place I used to be doing two episodes on Walker, Texas Ranger. I used to be down in Texas and I checked out all of it and thought, this is not as a lot enjoyable as that character I used to be doing on daytime.
So after I came upon that they have been going to recast Margo, I referred to as my agent and I mentioned, I wish to return to New York.
And so they mentioned, are you certain? Are you completely certain? As a result of if we name up Vince and jerk him round, it will be hell to pay. And I mentioned, Yeah, I am certain. I’ve simply by no means executed a personality that is as attention-grabbing as Margo.