When Taylor has to do something bad on the show, which is hardly ever, she always pays for what she does, and that way I am cool with it.
There are many other pediatric eye diseases as well that, if they are detected early, are preventable. Not one child should lose their eyesight.
The only problem with the way they do my character is that they have her get redeemed too early.
It was scary, and I knew what it was like to be an unemployed actress again.
I had just won the lawsuit against Melrose Place.
There was a storyline this year where Taylor lied to Brooke. It was supposed to be set up in a way that I was so outraged by her that I let it stay. I thought that was human, which was great.
I kind of thought the writers were starting to take Taylor and make her kind of down and dirty.
The house seemed so empty without him. And I thought about the life we'd been building together for all that time. I realized I was on the brink of losing it all. It just scared me into reality.
However, one of my best qualities is being able to organize my priorities and then, when it is time to shift gears, I can do it.
I was willing to check out what was happening in the world of feature films and primetime television. I had gotten new pictures made.
If I was a bad character that got away with murder like we see on other shows, I do not think I would like it because that sends a message that you can do these horrible things and never pay for it.
In September, I left the show. We were going through discussions and negotiations, and I had been on the show for about 11 years, and there were some things that I was asking for that I didn't feel were the moon or the stars.
CBS started to confiscate our packages and mail as a safety procedure. A lot of packages that people send for the holidays and to our kids we can't open. A lot of times they are from overseas. It's very upsetting at times.
We share responsibility. It's important to have a good spouse that's where I sympathize with single parents.
We were led to a pediatric ophthalmologist. It's a hard date for me, April 14, 1998. The doctor came back from the examining room and told us she had tumors in both eyes.
I told him that I can play it if he wanted to write it, and I would be willing to try and go there emotionally. I did not know as an actress if I would be able to get there, because when you feel really deep emotions or pain, you don't want to go back there.
The main concern was making sure the kids didn't get caught in the middle.
We cannot really communicate with our fans.
I really like to communicate to my fans. I have a fan club president who I've had for over 15 years.
So, not only am I panicking over the weekend if I need to know my lines, but also if can I get the kids to the zoo. Can I even go to church I was asking for certain things that would allow me to plan my life a little better.
My children are the focal point of my life. I was asking for a little more time to spend with them.
I was moaning and grieving as if I lost one of my own children. It was probably one of the most real feelings I ever had on the show. I was just sitting there wailing with no lines. I was beat after that storyline.
Unfortunately, since the Sept. 11 tragedy, our business is not doing too well.
I have a really great relationship with God. I pray. I read the Bible.
There is really a whole new appreciation when you leave and then come back.