Samii Ryan Auditions for Role on ‘One Life’

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Wednesday, January 9, 2010 1:37 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The aspiring actress reveals that she has screen tested for an unnamed new role on “One Life to Live.”

Ryan tells the Pocono Record that “I just went to an audition for the soap opera, ‘One Life to Live.’ I got a call back from them and now I wait,” she said. “Waiting is horrible…”

That audition came nearly a month ago, according to a December 10th post by the actress on her Twitter page, “‘One Life to Live’ audition tomorrow. Kinda super excited..>.<” Three days later she tweeted “CALL BACK AUDITION TOMORROW! I’m so excited, staying positive, and staying warm. I want this so badly! Wish me luck.”

While Ryan does not reveal exactly which role she audition for, it could possibly be for the role of Hannah, who appears to share scenes with Starr and Cole. “One Life to Live” released an audition script for the part around the same time as Ryan’s audition.  However, that has yet to be confirmed.

Here are more details about the casting call for Hannah from an earlier SON report: The scene opens with Hannah working on a school project with “Eric.” Seeing toys all over the floor she asks him if he is a babysitter. Eric responds that he is a father, which takes Hannah by surprise. Amazed, Hannah asks Eric if the mother is in the picture and, if so, is it someone she knows. Eric answers in the affirmative and goes on to say that they are married. While Hannah is still in shock, Eric says that “Serena” had a family engagement, “Hayley” is sick, and that he is has an average life. Trying to lighten the mood, Hannah jokes that having a family really kills one’s social life. Eric laughs and says that he doesn’t really miss the wild parties and late nights, but he does wish he could sleep past 7:00 am some morning and stay out all night once in awhile. Hannah asks him if he thinks those days are gone forever, to which he responds that they will be at least until Hayley is grown up. She goes on to say that he is the only person her age that she knows that is responsible and mature. Eric responds “Hell no,” when she asks him if he ever anticipated his life turning out like it has. He also confesses that there have been times when he has pondered giving her away and what it would be like had she not been born, however he can’t imagine life without his beautiful baby girl in it. Hannah apologizes for being so nosy about his personal life and tells him that he would make a good sociology project. Eric says that he has been trying to teach Hayley to blow her nose. Hannah reveals to Eric that she broke up with her high school sweetheart (whom she thought was her one true love) just before Christmas because he wanted his freedom. Eric confesses that he and Serena broke up once, and it was a nightmare. However, Hannah claims that the ending of her relationship was the best thing that could have happened to her. Remember that “OLTL” often changes names in audition scripts in an attempt to throw off viewers. The role appears to be recurring.

The 18-year-old Ryan is a 2009 graduate of Pocono Mountain High School in northeast Pennsylvania. She is currently working in New York City, with hopes of furthering her acting and modeling career. To read more of her interview with the Pocono Record, click here.

Ryan landed a principal role in the film “Blue Valentine,” which will be released later this year. She began filming the day after her high school graduation. “Blue Valentine” also stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, and will be screened during this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 24th-29th. In addition, she says that “I did a short film with Rich Sommer from ‘Mad Men.’ I played the lead role. I also did a cruise ship promo in Brooklyn. I walked the runway for ‘New York Coutour’ during Fashion Week, and recently did some background work on the movie ‘Wall Street 2.’”

For more information on Samii Ryan, along with pictures of the potential future “OLTL” actress, click here to visit her official MySpace page.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.

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