In the span of a week All My Children's Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) has opened not one but two independent films! That is practically unheard of in the industry. Soaps.com had the chance to catch up with Jill to talk about the film roles – and what is in the future for her Pine Valley alter ego!
First, though, here are the details: The first movie is called "Were The World Mine"; it focuses on the life of a gay, teenage boy at a boarding school. The drama department begins casting for the Shakespeare classic "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream" and the boy, Timothy, wins the lead role of Puck. Well, things get crazy from there because Timothy soon learns of a magic potion which makes the school's soccer star fall in love with him! Other same-sex love matches follow, and a little bit of chaos ensues!
"It's this charming, heartfelt movie. It's really anyone's fantasy - what would happen if you had the power to make anyone you wanted fall in love with you. The whole cast starts falling in love. And everybody grows from the experience."
Jill plays the snippy headmaster's wife and Timothy's mother's boss! Along the way, she falls for Timothy's mom.
"My character is kind of a cross between Mary Kay who owns and operate Mary Kay Cosmetics and Tammy Faye Bakker! Needless to say I've had a wonderful time working on this part. It was great fun! You know, when you play the same character for so many years you become part of the character in some ways! I shudder to think that but it's true! The excitement of tackling another character and in another environment is so new and challenging and exciting."