TV Guide Magazine revealed today this exclusive… that after a long search for a new Bianca , the role has officially been recast. Newcomer, Christina Bennett Lind has won the coveted role. Bianca, who was always the morale center of Pine Valley was played for years by Daytime Emmy winner Eden Riegel, who has since joined Y&R. The “new” Bianca will be first seen on June 14th after word comes that her mother, Erica’s private plane had crashed and vanished!
Apparently, Lind had auditioned several times in the past for a role on AMC! But this time the young actress said was different. “The audition for Bianca felt like an amusement park ride. It was such a thrill to go to an audition by plane rather than subway! ( Lind who lives in New York, was flown out to the L.A. studios of AMC) I can only hope I do half of what Eden did with the part. She played it with amazing grace and dignity. Now I need to breathe my own life into it.”
So, can Christina Bennett Lind do the almost impossible by making the role of Bianca her own? Will the AMC audience buy it? We shall see!