Amanda Baker Speaks on All My Children Role

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On October 8, Amanda Baker takes over the role of Babe Chandler from Alexa Havins.

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The actress recently spoke to Soap Opera Digest about how she'd play this important part on All My Children.

“What I'm going to bring to the character might be a little bit of a different take, but I definitely wanted to get the characteristics down and stay true to who Babe really is,” she said.

Baker, also known for portraying student nurse Jolene Crowell on General Hospital: Night Shift, has worked on numerous television movies in the past. T include Hello Sister, Goodbye Lif and The Dead Will Tell. She also guest starred on One Tree Hill.

“I've always liked having a fixed schedule, and daytime actually provides that for a lot of actors. You can work during the day and know you're going to be out by 8:30 at the latest. You get your script a week beforehand. Night Shift was different because we shot all over the place. It was sporadic. The hours could be anywhere from 7 in the morning until 11 o'clock at night.

We were there all day, which was also a lot of fun. We actually all would hang out together. We got to become really close really quickly. But I certainly don't mind having set times. I think I'm really going to love that,” she said, comparing her new acting gig with her work on General Hospital: Night Shift.

So far, working with the cast and crew of All My Children has been a pleasant experience.

Bobbie Eakes [Krystal] is one of the nicest people I've ever met. She welcomed me, and before we actually got up to tape she came by and said, ‘If you ever need anything, please let me know.' I felt a true connection with her right off the bat. That was very helpful, knowing she's going to be playing my mom,” she said of her first scene with her character's mother.

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All My Children Quotes

Ryan Lavery: You want to tell me what the hell you were trying to pull out there?
Kendall Hart Cambias: Did you see Babe? Did you just see what she did? She has the nerve to offer a consolation prize, honorary mommy? What the hell is that? I mean, what could Bianca possibly do with that? Sit and watch Babe be the mother that Bianca will never get to be? It's stupid. It reeks.
Ryan Lavery: Babe was just trying to help.
Kendall Hart Cambias: No, Babe was trying to cover her own butt and make herself look good. She was trying to show what a big heart she has so no one will know what a liar she really is.
Ryan Lavery: What? Where do you get this stuff?
Kendall Hart Cambias: Oh, please don't tell me you can't see it, Ryan, come on. Babe is all about playing the bimbo matriarch of the Chandler clan. When really she a selfish, lying, stupid little bitch.

Erica Kane: You slept with Ryan's brother before you stole the company out from under him?
Kendall Hart Cambias: No, no, I didn't steal it, I didn't steal it. Adam and J.R. did. Ok, but here's the kicker - Ryan tried to convince me earlier today that he's completely over me for good, which, of course, that can't be. I mean, it's impossible, and we are going to prove that. And you know what's so great about you and I doing this together is that you hate Greenlee just as much as I do, so it's perfect! Plus, mother, you are the queen of creativity. You're so creative. I mean, the truth is i'm running out of ideas, but the two of us putting our heads together could be so amazing!
Erica Kane: Kendall, you have to stop. You're talking like a crazy person.