The Young and the Restless and All My Children alum Cady McClain has spent the past three decades as an actor on daytime soaps. And, for the most part, the actress says she has been satisfied with her roles but she yearned for something more.
When she first stepped behind the scene to direct and write her first script, she felt at home and her true calling. Here’s what Cady had to say about what’s ahead for her career.
Finding McClain’s True Calling
Cady said that back in her AMC days, she knew she wanted something more than “just being an actor.” She felt strongly that she wanted to figure out a way to be able to tell her own stories. And, at first, the only way she could do that was to rewrite the scripts for her character, Dixie Martin.
“In my early days with Michael Knight (Tad) on the show, most of the writing was really wonderful, but Mike had a very particular sense of humor and sensibility so he and I would rewrite them,” Cady explained.
“I have never felt satisfied with being just an actor. But acting has taught me hard work and the art of telling a story,” McClain continued.
Will Cady Return To Daytime?
After Michelle Stafford announced her departure from General Hospital, the soap fans decided that Cady would be a perfect Nina Reeves. After ABC hired Cynthia Watros to take over the role, McClain told her followers on social media that she was thrilled her fans thought of her for the part, but she was never contacted to audition.
Quick shout out to all the fans who were advocating me for a role on #GH. It was never a conversation but I enjoyed watching the rumor mill go wild! Thanks for being awesome. #gratitude Now let’s support the amazing Cynthia Wattros who’s gonna kill that role! @GeneralHospital
— Cady McClain (@CadyMcClain) April 11, 2019
According to ABC Soaps In Depth, Cady would be interested in acting if it allowed her the freedom to pursue her other projects. She is very active and she has several projects going at the same time.
As for returning to a soap opera, she isn’t sure if she wanted to do that. She has great respect for the craft and she isn’t sure if she has the time to dedicate to a role.
Cady McClain’s fans adore her and have made it no secret they hope she decides to return to one of the soap operas, even if it is only for a little while.
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