Part II of Soaps.com’s Jill Larson Interview!
Just a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of chatting with Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) about two new films she is appearing in; as we were chatting Pine Valley came up (of course). Jill and I talk about what the future holds for Opal.
So, what is around the corner for Opal?
“I know I’ll be doing some things with Rebecca Budig (Greenlee). I have a feeling they’re going to be taking advantage of Opal’s gifts.”
Speaking of Opal’s gifts, she had Pine Valley on edge – especially Krystal and Babe – with her dire predictions just before the tornado. Could there be a deeper connection upcoming between Opal and Krystal? Jill says there will be a tender/friendly gesture coming up with Opal and Krystal. That would be great! Because both women have lost daughters (Opal lost Jenny and Krystal lost Babe), not to mention their connections to Tad, Kathy and baby Jenny, it would make sense for these two women to forge a stronger friendship!
Jill also thinks a storyline reconnecting Ryan and Opal could be a big deal for Pine Valley.
“I really wish that they would reconnect Opal with Ryan,” Jill said.
"Back when Opal was channeling Gillian, the plug was pulled on the storyline but the connection between those characters was so tender and heartfelt. You know, his mother is not around and he doesn't have anyone around isn't also interested in him romantically."
Jill believes a connection between Ryan and Opal could be similar to the connection that Zach and Myrtle shared, giving more depth to both characters. "It would be a way to bring more heart and depth to the show."
Speaking of heart, Opal sure has her share, doesn't she? Her friends and family members always know she'll be on their side – but is that a strength or a weakness for the character? Jill says it is a little bit of both!
"[Opal] has a big heart and she always wants to take care of people, it can be sloppy and inappropriate at times but the intentions are always good. I've tried to emulate that! I think all of us spend a lot of time thinking 'should I say this or that' and she doesn't do that! I suppose you could say that speaking her mind can be one of her worst enemies, as well!"
I would agree with that because in real life being as blunt as Opal can be could get you into real trouble!
What storylines would you like to see Jill take on as Opal fans?
Fans, I hope you enjoyed getting to know Jill as much as I did!