Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Toby Poser Is Nothing like the Character She Plays on `Guiding Light'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Toby Poser Is Nothing like the Character She Plays on `Guiding Light'

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TOBY Poser has been playing Amanda Spaulding on "Guiding Light" for more than a year now, but she candidly admits that it took about eight months for her to even feel comfortable saying some of the things that come out of her character's mouth.

"I did not think of her as a villain," Poser says. "They don't really tell you all that much about your character when you come on the show, and I did not know what direction the character would take. And I had trouble justifying the things Amanda said and did. I never played a bad girl before. This was definitely casting against type. But now that I'm used to it, I relish it. The badder the better."

Poser adores her parents and notes how proud they are to see her on television, but on the day her character dropped her fur coat in front of Ross Marler (played by Jerry ver Dorn) to reveal her (seemingly) nude body, her father told her he spent much time fielding calls from relatives who called him. …

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