One Life To Live Soap Digest
Actor updates from March 20 – 26:
Soaps.com has the latest details surrounding what’s going on in the careers of the current and former “One Life To Live” actors. This week contains many details from the show’s first week of taping, a few film roles, a stage appearance, a screening in New Jersey, and a new performance date thrown into the mix…
Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson saying goodbye to OLTL? Though Roger Howarth (Todd) is filming a few scenes for the Llanview reboot his return has never been said to be permanent. In fact, TV Guide is reporting it’s possible that Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson will be getting new characters on GH. Soaps.com will keep you updated on whether or not we’ll be seeing new actors fill the roles of Todd Manning, Starr Manning or John McBain in the coming weeks.
First scene photos:
The show’s official Facebook posted some of the first One Life To Live scene photos. Keep in mind, you may have to ‘like’ their page on Facebook in order to view them.
Corbin Bleu tapes with Erika Slezak:
Last Monday March 18 “One Life To Live” began shooting their first scenes. Newcomer Corbin Bleu was on the set with Erika Slezak (Viki Lord) and stated, “It’s incredible to be a part of such an iconic series and to be embraced by such a talented cast. I am truly excited to tackle another form of acting and to play such a compelling and diverse character (Jeffrey King). I’m having a blast so far, and I’m absolutely thrilled to work alongside legendary Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord).”
Erika Slezak talks first week of taping:
Erika Slezak (Viki) let her fans know how well the first week of taping went for everyone at the Llanview studios and stated, “Monday and Tuesday were fairly easy days for me. The production team is working very hard to get everything right. We have beautiful sets and wonderful new costumes. The studio itself is large and spacious with great dressing room space and everything seems to be working!” Visit Erika Slezak’s website for more.
Fans support cast and the Llanview actors give back:
Dozens of fans carrying balloons, roses and banners/signs arrived at the show’s Stamford, Connecticut studio to support the cast on their first day of taping. In return, cast members including Erika Slezak (Viki Lord), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans), Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan), and Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King) went out to greet them with coffee and donuts.
Bree Williamson not joining OLTL reboot:
Bree Williamson took to Twitter to let fans know that neither she nor Erin Torpey (ex-Jessica) will be joining the online reboot as Jessica Buchanan Brennan.
Neither @erinet214 or I have plans to join one life at the moment. We were just thinking about how fun it would be to work together.
— Bree Williamson (@breewilliamson) March 24, 2013
Jerry verDorn posts photos from outside the studios:
Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan) posted some more photos of the cast, crew and the fans who turned up to show their support at the new studios. View the OLTL reboot photos to see who joined in the fun.
Terrell Tilford at Young Warriors Golf Classic:
On Monday April 1 Terrell Tilford (ex-Greg Evans) will take part in the Young Warriors Golf Classic. This first annual event will help raise money to support programs for fatherless boys and single moms. Call Jason Hill at 1-818-205-5566 for more information or to attend the event at the Braemar Country Club at 4001 Reseda Boulevard in Tarzana, California.
Jessica Morris in The Other Hef:
Jessica Morris, whose character Jennifer Rappaport was murdered in a Llanview parking garage, appears in the comedy “The Other Hef” as Jess. Viewers will watch the story of Dickie Hefman unfold, along with all of the beautiful women who reside with him. Visit The Other Hef to watch the trailer today.
Kerry Butler in The Call:
Claudia Reston portrayer, Kerry Butler, has been added to the cast of the Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages' world premiere of Tanya Barfield's "The Call." The politically and culturally-charged production surrounds a couple, Annie and Peter, who makes plans to adopt a child from Africa. Previews began on Friday March 22 at the Jay Sharp Theater at 155 West 65th Street in New York City, New York. Opening night begins on Sunday April 14 and runs until Sunday May 19.
January LaVoy in High Ground:
Famous for her Llanview character's peach pie, Noelle Stubbs portrayer, January LaVoy, is taking part in a new short drama titled "High Ground" as Kat. The story follows five New Yorkers who leave the big city life behind and begin a new life on a remote rural farm.
Amanda Setton in The Crazy Ones:
Amanda Setton (ex-Kimberly Andrews) has started working on a new made for television film titled "The Crazy Ones." Though her character details have yet to be released the story follows a confident and charming copywriter named Zach Cropper, who works at an ad agency headed up by his daughter Sydney and a man named Simon (Robin Williams, "Night At The Museum").
Tom Degnan's Reserved For Rondee at The Mercury Lounge:
The next stop for Tom Degnan's (ex-Joey Buchanan) band Reserved For Rondee will happen at The Mercury Lounge at 217 East Houston Street in New York City, New York. The guys will take the stage on Saturday April 6 at 10:00 PM. Visit Ticketmaster to purchase your $10 ticket. In other news... The guys just finished recording their first album. Watch a video of Reserved For Rondee in the studio for a look behind the scenes.
Josh Casaubon in Juke Box Hero:
Hugh Hughes portrayer Josh Casaubon will appear in the upcoming project "Juke Box Hero." Set in Los Angeles, the 1980s film follows the unlikely companionship of an attractive and shameless musician who strives to become a multi-platinum rock superstar. Look for Casaubon to appear as Joey.
Sean Ringgold's new film title:
We reported back in December that Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans) would be appearing in a new film titled "Goat." The film has recently been renamed as "Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn."
Linda Dano and Sean Ringgold for HeartShare:
Linda Dano (ex-Rae Cummings) and Sean Ringgold (Shawn Evans) show their support and lend a hand to HeartShare, which is devoted to improving the lives of people in need of special support and services. View their dedication to the nonprofit human services agency through the video below.
Melissa Archer's West End film screenings:
Melissa Archer, who will return for the Llanview reboot as Natalie Banks, announced on her official Facebook that her movie "West End" will be screened at this year's Garden State Film Festival. The event will take place at Asbury Park in New Jersey on Saturday April 6 and tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. If you can't make that screening the film will also be featured at the SOHO Film Festival in New York City on Thursday April 11. Ticket information can be found at the SOHO Film Fest. Director and Writer Joe Basile posted this trailer:
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One Life To Live fun fact:
Michael Easton, who played John McBain, isn't just an actor, he's a writer too. Back in 1997 he released a book of poems titled Eighteen Straight Whiskeys. Each passage is based on the actor's life and experiences along the way. Easton went on to write a few graphic novels and has penned a screenplay as well.
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- Amy Mistretta