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Tapper & Fahy Aren’t Through with ‘Life’

Tapper & Fahy Aren’t Through with ‘Life’

Friday, August 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: MaxTapper.com

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Two of Llanview’s newest and most popular recurring characters reveal that their “One Life to Live” isn’t over yet.

Fans can expect Max Tapper, who first aired as John McBain’s sidekick Detective Price on May 27th, to get a lot more screen time in the coming weeks. On July 19th, Tapper mentioned on his Facebook page that he was taping a steam room scene. And on Friday (August 13th) he commented that he was “up early shooting on location for ‘OLTL.’ IT’S a GOOD MORNING.”

It is speculated that this location shoot also involves Eli and Blair, and is separate from the one last week that involved Kristen Alderson (Starr), Brittany Underwood (Langston), and Nic Robuck (James).  On a related note Melissa Archer (Natalie) tweeted Friday that “I had the best time on the remote today!! Can’t wait till they air!!!!!”

Tapper went on to say that “to all my Det. Price fans out there! I have no control over when Price shows his face. But rest assured Ill be back soon. It should be this week or next since I already shot a bunch of new stuff that hasn’t aired yet, plus Ill be back at the studio this Friday.” The character has developed a large fan following, despite the fact that he has only appeared in four episodes thus far.

And, despite rumors that Meghann Fahy (Hannah) has wrapped up taping with “OLTL” in order to focus solely on her role as Natalie in the play “Next to Normal” (she was previously the understudy), Fahy rebuffs the claims in a new interview with Broadway.com. In fact the 20-year-old starlett, who made her Llanview debut in February, states that she is often taping at “One Life” two or three days a week.

It’s not easy because sometimes I have to get up at 6 to go to the studio, film all day and then do the show, but both jobs are rewarding in different ways. I just try to get as much sleep as I can when I’m not working,” the actress comments. She always says that her parents “love watching me on TV. I find it hilarious.” Fahy was originally only slated to appear in three episodes of “One Life to Live,” but the show decided to expand the role partly based upon fan response to character of Hannah.

Lastly, Kathy Brier tweeted Friday “I can’t come back to ‘OLTL’ unless they ask me back. They fired me.”  This was in response to a fan asking her if she was coming back to the soap anytime soon.

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