Casting for ‘Life’: Early Summer Odds & Ends
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” issues another casting call, and other comings and goings for the month of June.
The scene opens with Rhonda urging “Alice Gordon” to take the deal, which could result in her being released on good behavior in eight years. However, if she decides not to take the deal, she would face the maximum punishment for murder that the state allows, even if the person she killed was “Donald Beck.” Alice maintains her innocence, to which Rhonda asserts that she doesn’t believer her. She points out that she had the means, motive, and opportunity to commit the crime, plus she jumped bail. Therefore, Rhonda admits that she is certain of her Alice’s guilt, and gives her 24 hours to make a final decision about whether or not she will expect the plea deal.
As she leaves the room, “Doug” tells Rhonda he seriously doubts that Alice will end up taking the deal. Rhonda responds that she would stupid to reject it, since it is the best she could hope for. She then tells Doug to straighten up his office or else get her one of her own. Doug rebuffs her demand, claiming he likes things just the way they are. As the scene ends, he asks Rhonda how “Lucy” is doing. Rhonda explains that she should be able to go outside tomorrow, and that the antibiotics are working….finally. Then she again demands Doug clean his office. Doug asks if she always acts that way around her boss. She says yes, and that she treats everyone the same way.
It should be noted that this is not a new script, but one that “OLTL” recycled from 2008, in which Rhonda was referred to as “Kate,” Alice as “Sarah,” Doug as “Richard,” and Donald Beck as “Michael Hogan” (the name Lucy remained the same in both scripts however). It should also be pointed out that the show often changes character names in these scripts, and that it may or may be not even be casting the character of “Rhonda,” but may just be using the script to cast (or recast) another character who embodies similar personality traits as the ones described in the audition script.
In other news…
Lea DeLaria reprised her recurring role as Madame Delphina on Thursday, May 26.
David A. Gregory (Ford) confirms that the “OLTL” studios will be dark all next week, meaning the show will be taking a break from taping. He also notes on his Facebook page that “If you’re a fan of Tess and Ford, get ready for June on ‘OLTL.’ You won’t be disappointed.” (We thought you would appreciate the warning.)
Frank Dolce is back as Jack’s (Andrew Trischitta) sidekick Brad early next month. On Wednesday, June 8, look for the hoodlums to be up to no good again.
On Friday, June 10, the adorable six-year-old Patrick Gibbons, Jr. returns as Todd Manning’s youngest son Sam, when he becomes a little too curious about what someone else is up to. Fans may also be seeing Starr and Cole’s daughter Hope (Tess, Madeline and Molly Sullivan) again soon as well.
Don’t expect Parisian gallery owner M. Claude Calmar (Matthew Conlon) to be leaving Llanview just yet. On Monday, June 6, Tomas (Ted King) places another mysterious call to his old friend regarding the Todd situation.
Mellini Kantayya returns as ER Nurse #1 on Wednesday, June 15.
Matt McGorry noted last week that he had just booked “an Under 5 on ‘One Life To Live’ shooting 2 days next week.”
Jennifer Sorika Horng played Patty, the girl in the hamburger costume that tried to put the moves on Ford when he asked her for some legal advice, on Tuesday, May 17.
Barret Helms, who first airs Monday, June 20 in the contract role of Baz, tweeted on Thursday that the “Wardrobe put me in Valentino and wants to act like I’m not running away in it RIGHT now,” and that he was “Just interviewed with Soap Opera Digest. They’re doing an article on me the week I premiere. June 20- See you in the check-out line!”
Robin Strasser (Dorian) tweeted this week that “INGO [Rademacher, ‘General Hospital’] out? MORE brainless/bean counting/counter-intuitive moves. OLTL bids bye 2 huge talents by July 1. Birdie tweets when news not sweet!” She also makes several tweets about taping scenes with Kim Zimmer (Echo) and Tuc Watkins (David), along her taping her finals scenes before her impending back surgery, which she recently revealed would force her to leave “OLTL” before it wraps up production in mid-November. You can read those tweets by clicking here.
“OLTL” Music Director Paul S. Glass reveals that the music used in the May 12 “One Life” “Moments to Remember” promo was John Auer‘s “Moments,” and that it was an ABC original song, however it can be purchased from iTunes.
There will be more dayplayer roles in the coming weeks.
Nafessa Williams (Deanna) tweets that she was “Breaking down this script…studying. Breaking down this script…studying.~> yes..have to stay busy!!!”
Kristen Alderson (Starr) posted this picture of the name plate of the “One Life” co-star sharing the dressing room next to her’s….Roger Howarth.
Even though Matthew’s life is currently in danger, it appears as if Eddie Alderson may not be leaving the show after all.
And, unfortunately, look for June to pick up where May leaves off with regards to Jessica (Bree Williamson) and her alters. Look for more Bess, the gatekeeper alter to make more appearances earlier next month, but not in the way you think.
- One Life to Live
- Patrick Gibbons, Jr.
- Ingo Rademacher
- Kim Zimmer
- Ted King
- Soap Opera Digest
- Kristen Alderson
- Tuc Watkins
- Paul S. Glass
- Roger Howarth
- Lea DeLaria
- Madame Delphina
- Mellini Kantayya
- audition scripts
- Eddie Alderson
- Bree Williamson
- Casting Call
- David Gregory
- Nafessa Williams
- Andrew Trischitta
- Comings & Goings
- Frank Dolce
- Matthew Conlon
- Barret Helms
- Tess, Madeline and Molly Sullivan
- Matt McGorry
- Jennifer Sorika Horng
- John Auer