‘All My Children’: Cady McClain Says Dixie’s ‘Pancake Death’ Was a Writer’s Attempt to ‘Put Me Back in Line’

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘All My Children’: Cady McClain Says Dixie’s ‘Pancake Death’ Was a Writer’s Attempt to ‘Put Me Back in Line’

Though it has been years because the unusual “pancake death” suffered by All My Children Dixie Cooney Martin, followers nonetheless aren’t over it. As part of a reunion collection put collectively throughout quarantine, the character’s portrayer, Cady McClain, took half and revealed extra in regards to the cleaning soap opera‘s storyline and her exit.

ALL MY CHILDREN – 12/28/06 Cady McClain (Dixie) and Michael E. Knight (Tad) in a scene that airs the week of January 22, 2007 on Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images Daytime’s “All My Children.” “All My Children” airs Monday-Friday (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., ET) on the Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images Television Network. AMC06 (Photo by Heidi Gutman/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images) CADY MCCLAIN, MICHAEL E. KNIGHT

Cady McClain’s Dixie Cooney Martin is likely one of the most beloved characters within the present’s historical past

McClain first debuted as Dixie Cooney in 1988 and portrayed the character up till 1996. She first returned from 1998-2002 after which once more from 2005-2007. She returned once more in 2011 till the present ended on ABC and in addition was part of the short-lived 2013 revival by way of Prospect Park.

The character was first launched because the niece of longtime character Palmer Cortlandt. She was most recognized for her fashionable romantic pairing with Tad Martin. She had two kids, JR Chandler and Kathy Martin, the latter being her little one with Tad.

The character was beloved by followers and known as “the heart and soul” of the present. Her loss of life on the present in 2007 angered followers who had been shocked that the present dared to kill off certainly one of its hottest characters because it was created.

In between All My Children stints, McClain performed Rosanna Cabot on As the World Turns. She was first within the function from 2002-2005 when she left All My Children and once more from 2007 -2010 when she left the present once more. She was a member of the principle solid till the present ended. McClain additionally starred on The Young and the Restless for a 12 months from 2014-2015 as Kelly Andrews.

McClain opened up in regards to the pancake second

Fans had been infuriated probably the most by the way in which the character of Dixie was written off the present’s canvas. She died after consuming poisoned pancakes meant for Babe Carey. For the second episode of Entertainment Weekly‘s Cast Reunions: All My Children, McClain revealed that her methodology of loss of life was as a result of a author having it in for her.

“It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place,” she stated. “I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did,” she stated.

The actress joked that she’ll “never live those pancakes down,” including that “it was a very strange way to go out.”

“My revenge I guess was that I really love pancakes. And they were absolutely delicious, so I enjoyed every bite. I was like, ‘This doesn’t bother me because I’m gonna eat ’em all,” she stated.

McClain says although she was fired from the present, they allowed her to inform the press that she was leaving on her personal accord. How issues went down don’t appear to have impacted her that a lot, as she returned as a ghost earlier than rejoining the present full time when it was revealed that the character was nonetheless alive.

“The show has just gotten under so many peoples’ skin. It got under my skin, like family. [I had] the joy of reconnecting and seeing all of your faces and just being so grateful for the time that we had together,” she stated.

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