SHORT TAKES - Cady

 

 

These are small quotes from various sources collected through the years:

 

SOD February 20, 1990

What do you hate to wear on the show?
"Anything that makes me look fat.  I get stuck in a lot of that.  Big flowery prints, like big cabbage-sized roses.  It's so unattractive.  I also wear high heels and my feet kill me by the end of the day.  Sometimes they get me in really hokey, ho-down outfits.  Let's bring the girl into the 1990s.  Let's go shopping for Dixie!"

 

EPISODES March/April 1990

AMC’s happy newlyweds Tad & Dixie survived a turbulent courtship with the appetizing aid of their favorite food – chicken fingers! According to Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney Martin), the tiny morsels featured at the Martin-Cooney nuptials were not pieces of poultry. “Our beloved chicken fingers are actually frozen fish sticks served up greasy and warm,” explains McClain.

 

SOD April 17, 1990

Do you think that people exist who are as gullible as Dixie, who was severely manipulated by Adam Chandler?
Cady McClain answers:  "Oh absolutely. It's really just a matter of people who are really vulnerable and need that love and affection."

 

Cady’s 1990 Emmy Speech: 

My family at AMC…. The most generous, loving, giving, creative, inspiring people that I’ve ever worked with. [re: MEK] I love you, I adore you, you make my day shine with happiness!

 

 

EPISODES May/June 1992

What I thought I’d be When I Grew Up:

Cady McClain:  I’d hoped to be living on my own and working in [show] business at anything I could get my hands on.

 

SOD

What Was Your Favorite Cartoon As a Kid?  

Cady McClain: It’s a toss up between Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo. I would come home from school and watch them for hours.

 

AMC's 25th Anniversary Scrapbook

Cady: When they met, Tad and Dixie really had a case of puppy love. So once MEK played a joke on me by coming onto the set dressed up like a toy poodle on a leash, complete with a cute little ribbon in his hair. He’s one sick puppy—but he always makes me laugh!

 

AMC's 25th Anniversary Scrapbook

Cady: When you’re doing a scene with MEK, you never know what to expect. Like the time I was supposed to act embarrassed when Opal caught us kissing. On the first take, the director didn’t think I seemed embarrassed enough, so Michael told him, “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it.” So during take two, Michael reached behind me and unhooked my bra! I was beet red—but hey, the scene worked!

 

AMC's 25th Anniversary Scrapbook

Cady: Soap opera pregnancy is great! The fun part for me was wearing a big, fluffy pillow under my clothes for twelve hours a day. The only problem I had was hunger—I guess I thought I was really eating for two!

 

AMC's 25th Anniversary Scrapbook

Cady: I may have been the only actor over the age of sixteen who didn’t have a driver’s license. And that became a problem when the AMC script required me to drive a car! At 7:15 the next morning, I was at the DMV taking a test for my learner’s permit. Then I enrolled in a driving school and hit the streets with my instructor. The irony of the whole thing is that I only had to drive 50 yards in the scene before a stunt driver took my place. [Ed. Note: I believe this to be the scene where Dixie ran over Billy Clyde.]

 

SOD October 10, 1995
What's the meanest thing a fan ever wrote to you?
Cady McClain (Dixie AMC):"I've gotten "We hate you, Dixie" letters.  I actually framed one and put it in my dressing room.  It said, "You stupid witch.  You and Adam Chandler deserve to go back into the jungle where you belong."   I thought that was so funny.

 

SOD November 1998

Why did Dixie keep the news about her kidney failure from Tad?

Cady McClain explains: If he doesn’t really want to be  with Dixie, she doesn’t want to guilt him into coming to the hospital or make him feel like she’s manipulating him.

 

 

SID September 2003

What's the corniest song are you embarassed to admit you love?

Cady McClain (Rosanna ATWT): I love the BeeGees "How Deep Is Your Love?" from the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack. That's pretty embarassing. Also, Elton John's "Rocket Man" and Olivia Newton John's "Xanadu."