Llanview Casting Gossip: January 29 Edition
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" casting insights and other news.
With Bo Buchanan (Robert S. Woods) just beginning to uncover his big brother Clint's (Jerry verDorn) tangled web of lies and deception, one would suspect that it would only be a matter of time before Bo's oldest son David Vickers (Tuc Watkins) re-enters the picture. When we last saw David a few weeks ago, he was in the midst of desperate, feeble attempt to escape and return to his beloved Dorian (Robin Strasser). Now Soap Opera Network has learned that Watkins will return to the set in the coming weeks to tape additional scenes from his Moroccan prison cell with his prison guards Amir-Rashad (Alex Tavis) and Kahid (Donnie Keshawaz), which will likely air sometime in March. Could a jailbreak be in his future? Uncle Clint better watch his back…
In related news, "One Life to Live" recently released a new audition script for the role of a "Warden." Remember that "OLTL" changes character names in these scripts to try and confuse viewers, however in this case, it appears to involve David Vickers. The scene opens with him asking "Chris" if he was the American who wished to speak to him. Chris says yes, and that he understands he is holding a fellow American cistern by the name of Tyler Marks captive. The Warden responds that there was a misunderstanding, and that he has no prisoner by that name. Chris tells him that Mr. Marks may have been imprisoned under another name, and show him a photo of him. Undeterred, the warden maintains that he does not recognize him. Presenting him a large sum of cash, Chris asks if it changes his mind and that it is nearly the same amount of money that was given to him by his sister Lucy. The Warden is offended at that someone thinks he would take a bribe and orders Chris and his friend to leave. Angry, Chris says the man with him is not his friend, and that he's not leaving without Tyler. The scene ends with the Warden calling for "Hassen," one of his guards to escort the men out.
And on a hilarious note, Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted Thursday that "this made me laugh 2day….me-'The snow is SO crazy right now!' OLTL publicist-'Blame Clint.Clint is behind everything evil.' LOL But all jokes aside, we love Clint ; ) he's just a little upset at the moment….with the world.lol he'll get better..we hope."
In other news…
"One Life to Live" is looking for an Asian, Hispanic, or African-American woman in her late 20s or early 30s for the dayplayer role of Skye, who is described as a "porn star, trashy, and well endowed." Skye is said to be a "'famous' porn star, or so she thinks she is." This casting call seems to tie in with a similar audition script released last week for the role of "Zoe."
John Herrera played Reverend Dennis on Friday, January 28, in the baby christening scenes.
David A. Gregory (Ford) lists his February airdates on his Facebook page as the 3, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 25, and 28.
Tonja Walker (Alex) commented on a photo of Aubrey (Terri Conn) on the "One Life to Live" Facebook page, saying that "She looks like me. Daughter? This Aubrey looks a little like me. hmmmm."
Mandy Evans booked another "Under 5" role on "OLTL" on January 17, and taped her scenes three days later, according to her website.
Brittany Underwood (Langston), who was recently fired from the show, thanked her fans, saying that "You guys are the best, really and truly, thank you for all of the support through the years, it has really meant a lot to me. Some of her current and former co-stars also sent her warm wishes. Kristen Alderson (Starr), tweeted "Thanks to all of the fans for your kind words about Brittany .This is a tough time4us all but she'll be my sister no matter what <3." And John Wesley Shipp (ex-Eddie) writes "Brittany is the brightest and the best, I always knew that if I looked her way, scripted or not, she would give me something spicy. She will thrive. I believe it is the show's loss." Click here to check out some of Underwood's on and off-set videos on her Youtube page.
In case you missed it…
Matt Walton (ex-Elijah Clarke) is co-host of a new comedic sports show on Comedy Central called "Onion SportsDome," which debuted on January 11. Walton, whose "One Life" run ended when his character was killed off last fall, has also appeared in recent months in various Old Navy commericals.
What could have been…
Want to check out some aspiring actors who read for the parts of Joey of Aubrey?
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- One Life to Live
- Tonja Walker
- Kristen Alderson
- Robert S. Woods
- David Gregory
- Tuc Watkins
- Brittany Underwood
- Matt Walton
- Robin Strasser
- Mandy Evans
- Alex Tavis
- Wendy Williams
- Donnie Keshawaz
- John Herrera
- Terri Conn