One Life to Live: Casting Scoop & Rumors!

Remember that Blind RUMOR I posted? 
Those of you that took a crack at it were right…. it was for the character of Sarah.  RUMORS say that Sarah Roberts, played by Justis Bolding, is being re-cast with another ABC fan favorite, Adrianne Leon (Brooklyn, GH; ex-Colleen, Y&R).  As SPOILED, Sarah takes a trip over a watefall and is presumed dead in a re-do of a classic One Life to Live storyline.  RUMORS of the re-cast started circulating when Tina returned thus giving Sarah more screen time.  These RUMORS say that TPTB wanted a "bigger" name in the role of Sarah.  While we’re still waiting on official confirmation of the casting, there is an interesting tid bit attached to this RUMOR.  Leon, who is also an accomplished musician, would feature her music on One Life to Live at Capricorn. These RUMORS also suggest that Leon would dye her hair blonde for the role of Sarah.

Also on the casting news front… One Life to Live has cast the role of Julianna.  DeWanda Wise is said to have been awarded the part and Julianna may be hitting town to help Vincent on his way out.   Julianna is RUMORED to be the woman Vincent is having an affair with.  There are RUMORS that both Tobias Truvillion and Tika Sumpter (Layla) are on their way out of Llanview. DeWanda Wise’s acting credits includes roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and various movies. 

Stay tuned to DaytimeConfidential for updates!  When we know, you’ll know.

Also weigh in on the castings.  Do you think Adrianne Leon is a good choice?  Who would you suggest for the role of Sarah? 

35 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Jammylove

    AL hmm… as sarah? I really want her back as Colleen on Y&R and I dont know how she would fit as a blonde… I really want Stephanie Gatschet in the role =(

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    While I would LOVE to see AL back on Y&R or GH, I think she’d be a great addition to OLTL! She is fabulous and we need to get her back on a soap ASAP!

    I don’t know about the whole blonde thing though…I mean, is that necessary? I know they usually do that to get an audience “adjusted” to a recast, but I don’t think they really need to do that in this case…

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    :) :O :) :) :O :) :O I think that Adriane would rock that role ,She can`t do any worse than Sarha one and Sarha two did now can she .And besides Y&R and GH`s lose for not bring back Brooklyn and Colleen .

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    I actually suggested her for the role a few days ago on the soapnet message board. How funny is this.:) I think if they did recast she would be a great choice.

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    Regan Cellura

    I think it would take sometime to get used to but I don’t think she would look bad as a blonde. 

    The casting would make sense, especially considering AL’s musical talents.  I’ve only been watching OLTL for a few weeks now and I am not over the moon with Sarah so I’d like to see what AL does with the role. 

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    It’s too bad Adrienne Frantz is trapped on Y&R right now because she would make a slamming Sarah, Tina’s daughter. Or Marcy Rylan should RUN from Springfield and do like her cast mates and join a decent show as a legacy character. What about Alicia Leigh Lewis or the actress who played Emily on GH (her name escapes me)? Jennifer Landon needs a job. Has she sworn off soaps for mow? Maybe Martha Madison. Not sure if she is right for the role.

    Anyway, my point is that I really want Adrianne Leon to come back to Y&R as the “real” Colleen, not dye her beautiful brunette hair blond. I am not so sure why they are re-casting. Justis Bolding seems just fine in the role. Are they looking to make her more like Tina, a girl with an edge and a penchant for trouble? How is she going to fall over the waterfall and come out of the water as someone else. Is this a case of hype going to a certain newly Emmy winner for writing’s head? I like the ideas he has for OLTL’s 40th anniversary but maybe he is trying to do too much at the same time. AS far as I know most of the stories are for a 2-day special like last year’s Asa’s funeral except the time travel story for Bo and Rex. Personally, I would love a trip back down to the bowels of Eterna. And is Marty really going to fall in love with Todd while she has no memory of how he violently raped her in college? This story is either going to be complete genius or it could turn out to be the worst story ever.

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    From what I understand, Justis Bolding just didn’t catch on with the majority of fans. It’s a pretty high profile role (especially now) so it would make sense that they would want to put a more experienced and well-known soap actress in the role, imo. While I’m excited at the prospect of AL possibly coming onboard, I do feel bad for Bolding…

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    Hmm, interesting. I think I could see her in that role. She could definitely do feisty Sarah. But I’m also intrigued at the notion of having Stephanie Gatschet in the role like Jammylove suggested.

    But I also think Justis Bolding has done a good job. I really liked the realistic touch she put in her scenes today when she started breaking down while singing at Nash’s funeral.

    So basically, I think I’d be happy any way they decided to go. OLTL, at least right now, can do no wrong in my eyes!

  9. Profile photo of verde1984

    well, justis was starting to grow on me a little…but i would LOVE to see adrienne leon back on screen anywhere…ITA with whoever said its Y&R’s loss.

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    I like Justis as Sarah but I do understand if they wanted to recast with a bigger name. Personally I would love love love if Adrienne went back to YR to replace Tammin or head back to GH as Brooklynn as those are both roles she did well at.

    But would love to see her back on daytime. She is a great actress and singer

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    I would rather AL back at GH as Brooklyn, but I don’t believe for one second that she would be ulitlized there. And I don’t watch Y & R. Wherever she ends up, I hope that TPTB appreciate her obvious talent.

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    I believe that Adrianne Leon would be great in the role of Sarah in OLTL. Leon has already proven that she has extraordinary acting chops from General Hospital and Young and the Restless. I think that Leon will bring a maturity to the role…and I also think that she would work with the OLTL cast wonderfully as she did with GH and Y&R.

    And to add,I don’t think that dying her hair blonde is necessary for the role, either.

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    I have to admit that I’d rather see Adrianne Leon return to Y&R as Colleen. The role of Colleen desperately needs her in it; Tammin Sursok’s portrayal of Colleen is abysmal at best. Why TPTB fired AL in favor of TS I will just never understand.

    I’ve never watched OLTL before but I would absolutely check it out if Adrianne got a role on that show. Adrianne has been off of our screens for far too long; she is WAY too talented and beautiful not to be on TV everyday. This role she might be up for sounds like it would be a good fit for her. I’ve seen pictures of Adrianne with blonde highlights in her hair and she looked gorgeous so if she needed to do this to her hair for the role, it would be okay.

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    I really wanted Adrianne back as CC on the YNR…but since it seems that is not going to happen and they are going to keep the nightmare of a recast…then I am all for Adrianne going to OLTL….Its time she gets back up on our screens and showcases her talent ….OLTL will now have one more viewer b/c of her.

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    I think it depends. I don’t think she would have a problem coming back to Y&R because it would basically be confirmation that they made a big mistake letting her go in the first place. It would be a triumphant return :)

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    I have mixed feeling on this. When JB took over the role, she never really WOWED me because I thought the previous actress that played Sarah “Flash” Roberts rocked in the role. But then, just like Adriana “Bitchy Bangs”, JB started to grow on me after we started to see her more and more.

    I truely think that AL coming to OLTL whould add spice to the role of Sarah, but it seems that when ever an actor starts to grow on people, thier gone. If TPTB want to replace JB with AL, that is their decision, that’s how things work in the entertainment world. Whould I miss JB, yes, I whould. But as a long time OLTL viewer, I’d give AL a shot too.

    As far as the blond thing, if AL can pull it off, that whould cool to see her with blond hair. Thou Flash, had dark hair if anyone remembers, so either way, it whould be fine.


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    Sarah is a high-profile role, but she hasn’t been given anything to do until Tina came back, so Justis has never really been given any real strong material to work with – especially with most of our memories fresh with Flash. If it’s she’s being recast, it’ll be a shame because we never got to see any of her potential.

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    Justis as Sarah is rather boring and I do not care for her singing but, Adrianne on the other hand, is a great actress and singer! She can portray feisty & spunky like no other! I really hope this is true, Adrianne is far too talented to not be on our screens!

    I’ve seen pictures of Adrianne with the lighter hair and she is, of course, gorgeous either way!

    As much as I’d like to see her back as Colleen on Y&R (Tammin Sursok is horrible!), I don’t think it will happen. I think it would be okay; it would be as if TPTB were admitting their mistake by firing her. I personally don’t think that Barbara Bloom would hear of it, after reading what a b!tch she has become but I would hope that Adrianne would ask for the sun, moon and stars IF she ever went back to Y&R!

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    My main wish would be for AL to return to Y/R and reheat Classic Cadrian….but it seems like Y/R is determined to keep Tammin Sursok on for some unknown reason that I have yet to figure out…not for her acting chops that is for sure…

    so..I would love AL to go to OLTL….I would go back to watching it if she was on the show….

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    This is a ridiculous rumor and I can’t imagine who started it. First off, if TPTB are considering a recast due to “lack of fan response” then give her character something that the fans can invest in!!! Show us all what the talented Justis is capable of!!!! The brought her on as this edgy character who now can’t even stand up to her own mother and needs her boyfriend to be her mouth piece! Besides, if Justis was being recast or let go of the show, I think that her official fan club would have knowlege of it, and I went there today… and there was NOTHING there at all. I would like to speak to the person “behind the scenes” who made this rumor up and slap them back into reality b/c it’s just obsurd to think that they would bring on a girl who was fired b/c she was too “pudgy” for daytime tv to play a character who is normally blonde and thin….just doesn’t make sense to me!

  21. Profile photo of sr221

    Wow, no need to be rude! It may not have been announced yet on her message board because there waiting for an official announcement from the network or the actress herself. There is no need to call the actress up for the role names such as pudgy. The character of Sarah has been a blonde and a brunette and the last actress who played her was not super skinny like Justis. I think Adrianne Leon is a beautiful young lady with talent and would make an excellent Sarah.

  22. Profile photo of AlexB

    No way. Someone has to be the one to show these shows that they can’t treat their talent the way that they do. I don’t know the official reason why she was let go (I heard it was something about her weight), but she shouldn’t have been let go.

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