Marcy Walker

- Surprise! She's a Good Girl at Heart!
- Why Marcy Walker Kept Her Wedding A

- Marcy Walker's Ecstatic: "I'm having a

- The Love Story of Santa Barbara's Cruz
  and Eden

- Marcy Walker Mother-To-Be
- How Soap Stars Raise Their Kids
- Marcy Walker: On marriage, motherhood,
  and those sizzling love scenes

- Marcy's Paris Diary
- SB Eden '91 Going Away Party
- Marcy Talking About A Martinez

- Cruz and Eden's Family Ties
- Can Santa Barbara Survive Without

- Out of the Garden of Eden
- GL's Marcy Walker "Love is the Answer"

- Introducing GL’s Marcy Walker
- Kiss and Tell
- Back to the Future
- Liza Woos Tad
- Dixie and Tad's Breakup

- Psychotic role shows WALKER's
  villainous side

- Torn Between Two Loves

- The Juggler
- Liza's Manhunt
- Mother Knows Best
- The Play's the Thing
- AMC Stars Put on the Dog
- More Marcy!
- AMC News Blurb
- Love Letters
- Liza's History
- Have Suitcase, Will Travel
- Marcy Walker: "I'm Really Blessed…"
- Meet Liza Colby Chandler
- Marcy Walker chooses faith over soaps
- The New York Times
- She's found her 'Guiding Light'
- From Soaps to Serving God

- Marcy’s most Memoral Christmas
- Marcy Walker: "I love 'playing' a baddie ...
  but wish people wouldn't hate me! I'm not
  like Liza at all!"

- The Best Days of her Life ... are now!
- "Healthstyles of the fit and famous"
- Marcy on Eden and Cruz, Eden’s Rape
  and Unforgettable Scene

- Getting Intimate with Santa Barbara's A
  Martinez and Marcy Walker

- Interview from Soap Opera Update
- Marcy Walker on Liza Colby
- The Beginning of an Actress
- Walker, Pine Valley Ranger
- AOL 1995 Chat
- AOL 1998 Chat
- Cameron Clicks
- My Mother, Myself
- Marcy Walker Interview with TV Guide
- Liza with a Zing
- Marcy Walker's Serpentine Journey
  Through Life Has Brought Her...Peace &

- Beat The Clock
- Walker on the Wild Side
- Character Profile – Liza Colby

- Look Who's In Love...
- Clean up your act!
- Video Vixen
- Moving Madness
- Liza Drops a Bomb
- Sounding Board
- Soap Violence
- What was the Best Present you ever
  gave at christmas?

- Guiding Light
- Runner-Up: Marcy Walker as Liza Colby
- Surprise Twist
- Leaders among Leading Men
- Gown & Out in Santa Barbara
- Between Love And Hate
- My 2 Loves
- Rating The Soap Star Hairstyles
- Bye Bye Barbara
- Performer of the Week
- "ROUND UP What is your best or worst
  memory of going back to school?

- Hot Shot
- Will You Marry Me?
- Let's Do Brunch
- SOW names Marcy performer of the
  week for w/o Dec. 2

- Hit ... The ugly truth on AMC
- Performer of the Week
- Applause, Applause - Marcy Walker
  (Liza, All My Children)

- AMC Beauty falls for Younger Guy!
- A Mother's Nature
- Real Life Duos and where they are now
- Beauty Bar - Stars Reveal Their Biggest
  Beauty Blunders

- Hit...Liza's confession on AMC
- Star Talk
- Grand Tribute
- Kicking The Habit
- High and Lau
- Round Up: Which celebrity is most like a
  soap character, and why?

- Beauty Secrets: Personally Speaking
- Soap Talk: Question: Do you have a
  favorite household invention?

- A Big Break
- A Mother’s Love
- Love's First Blush Tad & Liza: All Fired

- Hello, Again
- Behind The Scenes at the SOD Awards
- ABC News Blurb
- Picky, Picky
- Best storyline on All My Children-Liza and
  Adam's Romance

- Fowl Play

The Best Days of her Life ... are now!

A happy Marcy Walker comes clean about her breakup with Billy Warlock, her current romance and motherhood -- Michael Logan  

Marcy Walker -- she of the luscious lips, the crystal-clear eyes and the hair so golden it must have been woven in a fairy tale dream -- has always seemed just this side of angelic. 

In relatively short order, the 26-year-old actress has emerged as a true soap superstar -- nominated twice for an Emmy as stuck-up Liza Colby on All My Children and twice for her current role as heavenly heroine Eden Capwell on Santa Barbara. Youth and SB's miserable ratings be damned, Walker has, for the last two years, muscled her way into the Best Actress sweepstakes, usually the domain of the Luccis, the Slezaks, the Zimmers and other grande dames. Off-camera, Walker is no less unique. Her 1985

marriage to Billy Warlock, the Emmy-winning actor who played Frankie Brady on Days of Our Lives, delighted fans. And their separation two-and-a-half years later triggered gossip. Not only did Warlock paint a not-so-flattering portrait of his ex when he shared his heartache with the press, Walker further raised eyebrows by quickly launching into a romance with cinematographer Stephen Collins. Though he is the father of her new baby, there are no immediate marriage plans. During the divorce proceedings, Walker wisely kept mum. But now, she's ready to clear the air. In her dressing room between takes, the actress, who achieves levels of honesty in performance that few others can manage, proves just as unabashedly forthright about her private life.  

"To some people, having this baby may seem inappropriate," Marcy concedes. "Granted, it happened pretty quickly in terms of my relationship with Stephen, but I've always tried to have a very fulfilling personal life. I've always wanted kids. The pregnancy was a surprise, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I don't think there's ever a perfect time to have a kid.

 Others might disagree. Says Walker, "I was shocked at how many people respond with, 'Well, are you going to keep it? What about your career?' " Further complicating matters was her SB contract, due for renewal in September of 1988. She'd as much as decided not to sign up again but changed plans upon discovering herself in the family way. Because the pregnancy would drastically affect her storyline (ironically, her character was undergoing extreme emotional torment over not conceiving), it was necessary to let her agents and reps at New World Television, the company that owns the soap, in on the secret. "And even though they weren't to tell anybody, they of course told everybody." Once ultrasound tests turned out A-OK, Marcy, though terrified at the prospect, called her family back in Illinois. "My mother just started crying, 'Oh, my God, I'm going to be a grandmother!' And then I started crying, because it was the response I'd always wanted from her. It really meant that she loved me, that she really loved me, and that pregnancy was a wonderful thing." Walker's two younger brothers recently moved to L.A. -- one is attending college and the other is remodeling her newly purchased home -- and the togetherness has created a strong sense of family she admits to never having quite felt before.  

Such major life changes, happening in rapid-fire succession, would be dizzying to most folk. Walker takes them for granted. "Since I was born, everything in my life has been fast, sometimes so fast that I can't really grasp things. Events surround me like a tornado, but I believe that this happens because I am one of those people who's not going to be around for a long, long time. I won't live to be 80 or 90. I think I'll die relatively young, which is why I have to learn everything now. And this is not," she says, rolling her eyes, "one of those 'guru, Hollywood observations,' but I do feel it's the reason why my life is a whirlwind." She expects her offspring may follow suit.  

But where, oh where, to begin about her problems with Warlock? To backtrack a bit, Walker never got to college because she landed a role in the PBS movie version of Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, which immediately led to All My Children, which immediately led to Santa Barbara. The rise has been meteoric and she's never looked back. It was something, she says, her former husband couldn't get past.  

"He thought I was somehow higher than him and I could never live it down. I couldn't jump off the pedestal. He was unhappy about everything and I couldn't be happy about anything. I think that Billy is fantastic and, in his heart, he's one of the nicest people that you'll ever meet. It's just that he hasn't been acknowledged a lot in his life and he needs -- and deserves -- a lot of everything. I was just not the person who was able to give it to him. Unfortunately, if you really love someone, you let them know when they're bad as well as when they're good. He needed as much positive reinforcement as he could get and never wanted to hear the negative. I learned that too late, I often played the devil's advocate, thinking I was helping by being honest."  

Actors being actors and egos being egos, would the marriage have survived if Walker had been a secretary and Warlock had run a bowling alley?  

"Probably there would have been a big difference but, being actors, we seek a lot of appreciation. I knew it was going to be tough but I had no idea how tough until after the marriage when things started to change. Actors can be married to each other and make it work -- but it depends on what kind of actor you are. Someone who acts but is really seeking something else that has nothing to do with acting will find conflict with someone who acts because that person is in love with acting. They will be like magnets that repel. As actors, we're supposed to be so communicative, so in touch with our feelings, but a lot of actors aren't -- many can only get in touch with their character's feelings. The actual communication Billy and I would have when we'd be interviewed together would be more communication than we had in our personal lives."

The allegation, Marcy claims, couldn't have been further from the truth. When the Desperado cast and crew broke for the Thanksgiving holiday and returned to L.A., the star stayed in Santa Fe. "I had finally accepted that the relationship had failed, and it was much better that I was alone -- and I had never been more lonely in my life. There I

was, walking around Santa Fe at 9:30 at night, looking in store windows and crying, and it was my birthday. Oh, God, it was awful." 

Things looked up shortly thereafter when she met Stephen (pronounced "Stefan") three days before the shooting wrapped. "He had a very well-known girlfriend at the time and they had been dating for a year. I hooked back up with him after I returned to L.A., and he was no longer with her. About a month later, we started dating."  

Warlock, however, reported things differently in February of 1988 in Soap Opera Now! His interview said, in part: "She literally called me on the phone from Santa Fe, NM, and said, 'I don't want to be married anymore.' I haven't seen her since. This business didn't break us up as far as I'm concerned but it did, indirectly, because Marcy was on location and met some guy and said goodbye to me. But, see, I think that could have

happened if she went out to the supermarket and met a guy, so I can't blame it on the business."

 Walker took it lying down. "And up one side and down the other. I read all the horrible things he would say. Some days he would be worse than others -- with one interviewer he would totally slash me, with another he'd say, 'No, no, I'm trying to really understand this.' He was feeling a sense of rejection and he hated me and I understand that. I

didn't expect him to love me through it. I just expected him to respect what we had. I respect what we had and, during that time, I refused to talk about it. Not that I would have tried, but mental anguish is a difficult thing to explain. For at least three months, I was in a lot of pain because no one knew my side. Unfortunately, it has not been my forte to create supportive female relationships in L.A., so I didn't have a person I could call and cry on."

 Marcy also found herself the victim of a double standard. "I was the bad guy, which I thought was very unfair. If a guy leaves his girlfriend or wife, it's no big deal," she says. "I believed in simply telling people, 'The marriage ended,' but Billy, seeking support from the people at work and his friends, told everybody that I left him for another guy,

because he didn't want to let anybody know the real reasons. He couldn't face it. It seemed to me to be a tactical manipulation on his part to make me look like the worst villain in the world. I don't hate him for that because he was hurt... but I was hurt, too. Now he knows that the relationship wasn't working, as well, and that it was the best

thing we could have done for ourselves -- but, still, you don't go back to all your friends and say, 'You know, she really was right.' All they know is that I'm a bitch."

 As to the current state of communication, Walker notes: "I think things are a lot better for him now, but I don't know what's going on in his life. I saw him at the Emmys and we talked and that was really nice. It was fun to see him again. He looked great. I was really, really excited that he won because I know how much it meant to him to be acknowledged in that way. He deserved it."  

But back to the future. Though Collins, thirtysomething, has asked Walker to be his bride, for the time being she wants to maintain the status quo. Married once prior to Warlock (for a year to musician Stephen Ferris, whom she met on the set of All My Children), the actress states, "I don't want to make another commitment without really

knowing and really understanding. I haven't always been the most perfect person. I've made mistakes just like everybody else has and it hasn't been easy. I'm certainly not against marriage. I think it's one of the most wonderful things you can ever have and I want this baby to know that it had two parents who cared about each other and cared enough about him to give him a good life. As to marriage, I'm a little afraid, to be honest."

 Plans, once Walker has completed renovation of her new home, are for the couple to cohabitate. Her reluctance to wear one more ring should not be misconstrued as disinterest. "Until I met Stephen," she beams, "I never realized how important it was to have more respect for your mate than you do for yourself -- and I have a lot of respect for myself. Never before could I literally lay everything that goes on in my day into another person's hands and know that things will be well taken care of. I carried a cross of too much responsibility for too long. I was on this quest to be the perfect person, to do everything right, to make everything work. Now, I realize that things sometimes don't work, or if it gets done next week, it's fine with me. It's a much easier lifestyle and I feel at peace. And Stephen has a peace about himself. He's genuinely a sensitive person and there are no mind games that go on. I'm so satisfied to not have to try."

 Via intercom, Walker is paged to the set, and the interview seems to have been as heartening as it has been exhausting.

 "I've had a lot of hurdles in my life," she adds, "and I learned when I was a kid that I will never tolerate any amount of pain or anguish for any period of time. I'm adult enough to know I can work things out, but if there isn't mutual acknowledgment that it can be worked out, then I will walk away from it. Every five years that goes by is five years that's gone. I'm not saying that if it's not perfect give it up -- but if a relationship is not satisfying, I won't have it. I think that I'm better than that and I think that the other person is better. After all, this isn't a dress rehearsal... this is life."

"Healthstyles of the fit and famous"

Marcy on gaining weight during her pregnacy:

Emmy winner Marcy Walker, of daytime TV's "Santa Barbara," gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy. Her normal 5'8," 123-pound frame worked at an excessive pace to get back in shape. "I have a lot of energy anyway," the attractive blonde actress explains. "One of the first things I did was buy a treadmill which I workout on for at least half an hour every morning. I know that's not a lot, but it's something...and I began to watch what I ate.

"I cut out all red meat and dairy products," she adds. "I found out there are alternatives to cooking and eating better -- like mocha mix in coffee and soya cheese instead of chedder. I'm lucky, I was never a dessert eater, but I love candy bars. I miss that occasional Payday or Snickers."

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