When the Man Landers storyline first began, Amy and Nathan’s tale met with mixed reviews. “But I found it mostly positive, which is nice,” shares his portrayer, Ryan Paevey. “From the beginning, this story has been a blast to play! It was great to be involved in something that wasn’t only light, but was also primarily positively received.” Primarily being the operative word, here — because there was some back- lash. “There’s always going to be people who are ready to pounce,” the actor sighs. “I’ve never seen anything like that, except in the soap world. There are fans who just lose it over stories or pairings, all the time.” In this case, Paevey was amazed by how quickly fans on Twitter turned against Amy and portrayer Risa Dorken! “For someone who’d just come to the show, she weathered it really well,” he marvels. “People were saying some pretty mean stuff in the beginning. And my feed was lighting up with everybody freaking out that Nathan was going to cheat on Maxie. I was like, ‘You guys, slow your roll. Just watch for a while and see where it goes!’”
Paevey was impressed by his co-star.