"The reason it's going off the air is because they weren't respected enough."
At the moment, Llanview is embroiled in the mystery over who killed Victor Lord. Todd (Roger Howarth) believes he murdered his brother. Others aren't sure, but in the end, fans are still upset that Victor's gone. Soaps.com sat down with former "One Life To Live" actor Trevor St. John to chat about the show's end, what he thought of Victor's demise, and the upcoming Loving Llanview Event.
Knowing how emotional the event will be, off the heels of the "OLTL" finale in January, Trevor wants nothing more than to show his appreciation for the fans. "My appreciation and thanks for them. My debt to them. They kept me employed for eight years straight." Fans will get treated to both on and off set memories by the actors during the event. Trevor thanked me for the head's up. "Are we sharing memories? [Laughs] I haven't even thought about it. I'd had to think about that one."
Trevor wanted to send the fans a special message in regards to the show's end. "The reason it's going off the air is because they [the fans] weren't respected enough. Their insight, understanding. I think they were undervalued. That's why it's going off the air. It's too bad and not their fault. Great screenwriting guru, Robert McKee, he wrote the film "Adaptation," starring Nicolas Cage, and has these 10 commandments of screenwriting, one being, 'Thou shalt respect your audience'. We broke the first one." With that being said, Trevor did think something could have been done to save the show. "You have to keep telling interesting stories that are basic understanding of human nature. This is a relationship genre. They [viewers] know what it's like to be married, to have heartache. We don't care about action sequences, numerous kidnappings. They want insight into their own predicaments."
We are all still grieving Prospect Park's announcement that they won't be able to make a go of it online. Trevor wasn't shocked by the news. "I was really skeptical that it was ever going to be a go. It was too tall an order. It has nothing to do with Prospect Park. They were well intended. It was just too tall an order. I know they've produced successful shows in the past. If they had the backing…"