Prospect Park

Prospect Park

The onscreen sparks between “One Life to Live’s” Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan) and Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth) have definitely been worth noticing, but could the actors truly see their characters forming a meaningful relationship? Or will their fling be over in a hot second? We caught up with the pair to find out!

“It’s a very fun exploration, and I’ve love to see what they are planning to do and where they want to take it,” confesses Archer of Natalie and Cutter’s attraction to one another. “We’ve had fun so far, and I definitely think it’s exciting; I think we have good chemistry.”

Of course, throwing the pair together could also spell trouble, especially given the fact that both characters have a history of being somewhat feisty. “Natalie’s got some edge to her,” Kelly explains. “And so does Cutter. So I don’t know; it’d be fun. It would be fun to see.”

As of now, however, Natalie is a bit of a broken soul and not necessarily ready for true love again. “She’s a little lost,” Archer admits, adding that she’s really enjoying her alter ego’s latest journey. “The one thing that I’m enjoying so far is… even though Natalie’s heartbroken, I don’t feel she’s a victim. She’s going through what people go through in experiencing kind of an overwhelming like, ‘I’ve lost the love of my life. The father of my child’s not around.’ But at the same point and time, she wants to do this on her own. She wants to raise Liam. She wants to continue working.”

“But what I also like,” Archer continues. “Is because she’s lost, because she’s confused, it could lead to slightly more risky behavior and Natalie kind of maybe trying to rediscover who she is and/or going backward a little bit to a little more of her bad side.”

In comes Cutter, who, for all intents and purposes, isn’t exactly the best thing for the single mom right now! But it’s a natural progression Archer says Natalie needs. “When you’re not wanting to find love, or you know, commitment, you go for the person that seems like it can be easy and fun,” the actress says. “And I think that’s what she needs right now — easy and fun. And that’s not to say that those other things aren’t possibilities, but it’s what she’s exploring and playing with right now.”

Adds Kelly: “I don’t know… how we would find a balance, but it’s definitely fun working with Melissa, and the characters do seem to have fun.”

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • Jim Fung

    Prefer Cutter and Rama!

  • kelly

    Melissa and Josh have undeniable chemistry, and LOTS of it. I can’t wait to see what happens between Natalie and Cutter, they just ooze chemistry. It’s about time Natalie got over that loser McBain. Really enjoying Natalie/Cutter a lot.

  • just saying

    I couldn’t care less about John McBain, but I can’t pretend that Cutter is any better for Natalie, let alone even a worthwhile character for the show. I’m sure Josh Kelly is a great guy, but his character was never intriguing or root-worthy. Cutter made less an impression on Llanview than Aubrey… why was he even brought back? Somehow he becomes Rex’s successor (which isn’t saying much) to running Blair’s night club… ok… and we’re supposed to care that he might be getting involved in some shady business there (which, thus far, looks like it could be a covert drug / prostitution / naked badminton operation… yeah, it’s not clear what it is, just that it’s probably very bad). I digress… my point is that “who cares?” if Cutter is doing something shady. He never did anything nice before! An by the way, that’s not “chemistry” you see “oozing” from him & Natalie – it’s the sobs of the bored-to-tears viewers wishing there was something more interesting for Natalie to do.