Another Villain Returns to 'Guiding Light'
Another Villain Returns to 'Guiding Light'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
After working in theater productions over the past few years, David Andrew MacDonald has decided to return to Springfield and reprise his role as the villainous Edmund Winslow on Guiding Light.  The 46-year-old actor, who was first introduced on the long-running soap in 1999, is scheduled to make his comeback on Wednesday, October 24.

MacDonald, who left the show in 2005 and whose character was said to have been imprisoned, is ready to stir up the drama and shake up the town.  Guiding Light fans can expect to see Edmund up to his old tricks and get a taste of the complex storylines that have been going on in San Cristobel.

"[Edmund's] down there and he runs into some people because they need things that he can do for them," Macdonald hinted to Soap Opera Digest.  "But also there are some people who are there independently of that and, of course, he wreaks havoc on them as well."

Although it's been quite some time, MacDonald says that transforming into Edmund again wasn't really difficult to do especially since cast and crew of Guiding Light have sincerely welcomed his return.

"You do something for six-and-a-half years and you've really worked a lot of it out, so it becomes a bit of muscle memory," MacDonald told Soap Opera Digest.

"It's been a lot of fun," he added.  "I got there and the day had moved along really quickly, so they got to my [scenes] just before lunch and I'd spent so much of the morning saying hello to people and talking that, of course, I hadn't really gone back to look at my script!"

On the other hand, his exposure on theater has made it hard for him to adjust to his new audience. Following his departure on the soap, MacDonald has been busy with plays, including the successful production of Coram Boy on Broadway where he played Lord Ashbrook.

"There's a certain amount of awkwardness just in getting in front of the camera ...[with] camera guys, the boom operators and props and everything, it's sort of heavy back there," he said.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Soap Opera Digest
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