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Diversity Comes to Llanview

Diversity Comes to Llanview

Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:27 PM| By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live,” a soap built upon diversity, prepares to welcome a new minority family to Llanview.

A new Latino family is making their way to Llanview this fall, according to ABC Soaps in Depth. While no last name has been announced, casting calls describe the family as being wealthy, affluent, and powerful.

The roles include Hector, a powerful CEO and businessman from Columbia, his sexy thirty something wife Maria, and their daughter Elena, who becomes the new kid at Llanview High. It is speculated that the new family may have ties to Langston Wilde, whose deceased parents were also natives of Columbia.

All three contract roles, while yet to be cast, are expected to begin taping in August, and will first air sometime in September or October.

In other casting news…

Dewanda Wise has been cast in the role of Julianna, an aspiring young African-American actress who is reportedly connected to Vincent Jones. The role is likely recurring. No first airdate has been set.

Rumors continue to circulate that Tika Sumpter (Layla Williamson), David Chisum (Miles Laurence), and Justis Bolding (Sarah Roberts) may soon be out of a job. While the first two roles may be written out, the third is rumored to be recast, possibly with former “General Hospital” star Adrianne Leon. A spokesperson for “OLTL” had no comment on the rumors.

Look for several dayplayer roles and extras in appear within the next couple months.

Two “OLTL” cast members have become a couple. It is reported that John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom) and Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco) have recently started dating.