All My Children has called off future plans for Colin Egglesfield, who presently portrays the highly controversial Joshua Madden on the drama. According to Soap Central, the 35-year-old actor has been taken off his contract, consequently being dropped to recurring status.

Egglesfield joined All My Children as the second actor to play Joshua, following the departure of Scott Kinworthy in 2005.  The character was initially the subject of controversial abortion storyline back in the early 1970s, having been the fetus in which the abortion was centered.  When the abortion storyline was rewritten to not have been an abortion after all, controversy ensued again, as viewers felt that it was an undoing of a groundbreaking event in television history.  Although this storyline created buzz for several months, Joshua’s storyline gradually dried up.  Most recently, he was featured having a one-night stand with Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig).

There is no word yet from the network on the reason why Egglesfield is being taken off the contract. Nevertheless, a show spokesperson reveals that Egglesfield will not have a final airdate and will continue to appear on All My Children on “an as-needed basis.”

Aside from All My Children, Egglesfield appeared on several popular television shows such as Law & Order: SVU, The $treet, Gilmore Girls, Charmed and Nip/Tuck.  In the big screen, he was also cast in the 2005 movie Must Love Dogs and starred opposite Brooke Langton in the drama Beautiful Dreamer.

Meanwhile, Colin Egglesfield is currently filming the romantic comedy The Good Guy, which will be released in theaters in 2009.  The movie, which is described as a fun fresh take on love, trust, friendship and betrayal, also stars Alexis Bledel, Scott Porter, Andrew McCarthy, Bryan Greenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Aaron Yoo, Trini Alvarado and Ursula Abbott, just to name a few.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Soap Central
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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV