“Go on, glare your eyes at me, and cry and plead, and talk to
me about money and what it can buy. But it can’t buy back a child once he’s dead!”
The death of Cory left so much pain and so many things in its wake. How was Corrine this heartless?
So asks Jennifer Clark, who provides much food for thought with her intriguing VCA Quote of the Day on AtticSecrets.
For this quotation and question we were lucky enough to have the wonderful Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth who plays Corrine Foxworth in the world premiere of FITA:The Stage Play to provide us with her own insight :
“I think Corrine poisons her children out of a warped and terrified sense of responsibility. She loves those kids. However, she is not in a position to care for them. She want Christopher to become a dad of sorts to these children, while still keeping them in her life, and he fails her when he turns on her. She, in a way, is attempting to maintain their innocence. No one can love them the way she can, in her mind.
Also, she got pregnant so crazy young and without any concept of responsibility. Chris cared for them, fiscally and emotionally, in a way Corinne cannot on her own. This woman never wanted to be a single mother. When he dies, she is thrust back into being a child again. Those children are proof of her failures.
So yeah, she has a million feelings at once. It kind of makes me sad to describe it after doing a show as her.
Tangent: yes, she is very jealous of cathy. She is a woman whose entire worth is based on her physical attributes. She is in a desperate situation and not looking as young as she once did. She then see this beautiful young woman who has her best years ahead of her. How could she not be jealous?”