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    In our 'One Life To Live' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    Interview: One Life To Live's Trevor St. John.

    Tuesday, December 13 2011


    Trevor St. John (ABC)
    "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…"


    Trevor St. John (ABC)
    Over the years Trevor's worked with so many actors on "One Life To Live." Wondering if there was anyone in particular that he didn't get the chance to work with and wanted to, Trevor couldn't think of anyone. However, in finding out that his character was Victor Lord and not the real Todd Manning, Trevor thought the whole premise was fun and great. "Any chance to do something new, when a character's world is torn apart… It's a great thing. It was terrific." In fact, he didn't care how his character was written off. "I didn't care. It was about giving them my all until the last day. I didn't know what it meant [Victor's death]. This was their ballgame to make their storyline work good. I was like 'good luck to them' if this was the best way."

    Sorry fans, Trevor doesn't think there's a chance his character will reappear before the show's finale on January 13, 2012, but he would be open to working in Daytime again. "It would really depend on the circumstance, the nature of the obligation. If somebody said 'you could do this', 'this is the how', 'for how long', 'for how much', yeah, sure."

    Not only did Trevor's new film In The Family recently screen in New York, he just finished working on a new project - one we hope to see in the near future. "I did a pilot for ABC Family titled "Intercept." It's almost finished post-production. We'll see what happens with it. It's still in that pilot stage."

    Stay tuned for more Llanview interviews in the coming weeks, as well as how all of the actors would have written their characters' endings.

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    - Amy Mistretta


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    Posted by piqueroi at Tuesday, December 13 2011 02:05 PM

    Trevor seems to have taken his exit from Llanview far better than many of his fans. Although I'm a big-time Roger Howarth fan, I am very disappointed that TPTB did not retain Trevor and Roger Both 'til the end to play antagonistic brothers. The few scenes they had together absolutely sparkled. But Trevor's death was very dramatic and a great springboard for his screen wife to reaffirm she's one of OLTL's best actresses. I'm also unhappy that apparently they've copped out and made Roger the killer, but time constraints plus departed contract players may have been ultimately responsible for this development. Sad. I wish Trevor well and hope he has a successful future career.

    Posted by jumps at Tuesday, December 13 2011 02:14 PM

    Excellent interview Amy. Thanks!

    Posted by 251925 at Tuesday, December 13 2011 03:34 PM

    great interview very classy hopefully the RH fans will stop being rude disrespectful insulting and bullying all over the different boards now. So much for their claim he will never find work. I do agree the Todd killing Vic story is a good one it returns Todd to who he is and does not whitewash the character or make him a saint as so many of the RH fans want

    Posted by Gizdit at Tuesday, December 13 2011 04:16 PM

    251925 - I agree it is a great interview and would love to have seen them keep both actors for a much better story. That being said, there are just as many TSJ fans on the boards bad mouthing RH and calling him many uncalled for names. Until a few months ago they were the same character, played by different people, but guilty of the same things. Neither character was a saint and those trying to paint Victor as one are just as much in the wrong.

    Posted by jorie at Tuesday, December 13 2011 06:08 PM

    THANKS ,AMY

    Posted by silvert22 at Tuesday, December 13 2011 06:59 PM

    my understanding is IF Todd (Roger howarth) really killed Victor, it will just mean that he is really Victor and it would be easier to put him in jail i think

    Posted by jorie at Tuesday, December 13 2011 07:29 PM

    AS LONG AS HE GOES TO JAIL.

    Posted by starrso at Tuesday, December 13 2011 09:37 PM

    He is just too cool for school. Miss him so much on the show. But see writers, even one of the best actors on the show with some of the best storylines realize you do too many kidnappings and all that dumb stuff. Great show but some stuff there's just too much of.

    Posted by tllsmi at Wednesday, December 14 2011 04:54 AM

    Trevor I think you did Todd the best!! You had the moves, facial expressions and I just think you played it perfect. I know the long die hard fans watched Roger back and he's okay but he is certainly no Trevor St. John. Thank you for all the years you played such a wonderful Todd.

    Posted by Amy_Soaps.com at Wednesday, December 14 2011 05:10 AM

    Glad everyone liked hearing from Trevor. He's a real stand-up guy

    Amy

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