I Can See Clearly Now

This week, as Reese regains her sight on All My Children, actress Tamara Braun speaks frankly about daytime's first same-sex wedding and the subsequent fallout from diehard fans of Rianca.

BY Michael Fairman

March 23 2009 12:00 AM ET

ALL MY CHILDREN SUSAN LUCCI TAMARA BRAUN EDEN RIEGEL WEDDING XLARGE (ABC) | ADVOCATE.COM

Is there anything you would like to say that you learned or
were touched by or took away from this experience to the LGBT
fans that watched the story?

The letters I have received saying, "Thank you for caring
so much about this role. It's so good to see an amorous couple
that represents me. It's so needed." I am
thankful for that. On a personal note, nothing in life is ever
as we want it to be, and in soap land things rarely go
smoothly. We have to remember it is a soap and does take twists
and turns. Some are rides we want to go on, some are rides we
don't, but we have to go anyway. I feel honored to have
taken a stab at this, and I hope I represented the LGBT
community in a positive light. I hope I showed the truth and
the authenticity of a woman in love with another woman trying
to find her way.

Would you tackle playing a lesbian role again?

Of course I would. As an actress, I just want the opportunity
to be able to flesh out the characters I play and be involved
in story lines that I can be proud of.

Congratulations on your Daytime Emmy pre-nomination for
Outstanding Supporting Actress for your role as Ava on
Days of Our Lives

!

Thank you. I am so touched that my costars nominated me. I
really enjoyed my time at
Days

-- the work I got to do and the friends I made.

In closing, what can we say to look forward to from Reese as
we start to wrap up her story, and what are her sentiments?

Reese is a woman who absolutely loves Bianca. She is not
perfect and has regrets about how she has handled certain
aspects of their relationship. But if Bianca could forgive her
and they are able to move forward, then I believe Reese will do
everything in her power to make Bianca happy. Bianca is the
mother of her children, her one true love, and hopefully they
will be together for the rest of their lives.

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