Melissa Archer Previews "Major Moment" for OLTL's John and Natalie



One Life to Live star Melissa Archer chatted with On Air On Soaps' Michael Fairman about what exciting things her alter ego Natalie will be facing this month and sheds some light on John Brotherton's (ex- Jared) return.

MICHAEL: Once the car accident happens, can we expect a big moment between Natalie and John?  That is what we have heard and long time fans have been begging for. But it seems that Natalie gets very close in proximity to John, and in her delirium thinks she is kissing Jared?

MELISSA: We can say that there is a major moment the week of February 8th for anyone who ever loved John and Natalie.  It’s totally unexpected.  Yes, she thinks she is kissing Jared.  She does not realize what she is doing in the midst of it, but at some point she does.

Archer also dishes about the upcoming triangle of Marty/John/Natalie.

MICHAEL: It will be interesting to see how this plays out; when John and Natalie reconnect and Marty is on the outside for a minute.

MELISSA: I think that is why I like this triangle as well.  I feel Susan Haskell brings a lot to Marty, not only the way she plays it, but how it is written for her.  I think it just aired recently, where Natalie went to therapy with Marty, and it was interesting.  Susan really played the part of being the therapist trying to help this person, but also the moments where we see what Marty may have actually been thinking.  I saw the show where Marty was talking to her therapist.  The therapist was saying to her, “Well, maybe it’s because she was talking about your boyfriend.”  And I liked the way she played it because, again, it wasn’t a person recognizing that they feel threatened.  Now, it brings a cool dynamic between these two women in that they are trying to be adult about this. But, they are really feeling something else.  Then eventually, the question becomes, “How long are you not going to be an adult about it?


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Please, No Jolie.  Natalie is not herself around that drip.

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JOLIE!!!!!  :Innocent

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I have been waiting YEARS for them to get back together, but Nat has changed and she can be more of an adult in the next romance.  John is only interested when the woman is in danger, and then he is a snore.  I want him to be a cross of when he was with Blair and Nat again with Natalie.

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Natalie's a man-stealing tramp. Here's hoping Patrick returns for Marty!

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Natalie and John are boring and they both annoy me. That's all.

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I'm ready for a new version of Jolie.  I'll stick my neck out and be optimistic that the writers can do this couple justice this time.  John already seems lighter or less burdened than before and Natalies got that devilish gleam in her eye again.  These two look good together.  John always looks like he wants to slather her in butter and eat her up.  Sexy sexy sexy.

Bring it.

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It's sad Marty Saybrooke has to play supporting to those nothing characters.

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season1217 wrote:
It's sad Marty Saybrooke has to play supporting to those nothing characters.

Word, season1217.

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Season I think part of the problem is Marty doesnt work with anyone on the canvas right now.  Jarty is a snore fest. Todd? Bo? Brody? Clint?None of that would work.  I mean really where do they put her unless they bring back Ross and give that a shot. I could see her with Kevin. They could bring TK back as Zach, Ian or Patrick and put her in a triangle there, but right now her issue is that there is no viable romantic partner.   I dont think its that she is taking a back seat so much as tptb may be waiting for the situations with TK and DG to play out and any recast of Joey to happen before deciding who is going to be where on canvas.

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I believe Marty is Nikolas Cassadine's long lost twin sister. They both make me fall asleep.

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I love Melissa Archer and Natalie (hence the screen name).  So far Jolie part 47 is working for me.  It's ten times more interesting than John and Marty.  I think there's a place for Marty on the show, but the writers haven't figured out where that is yet.

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ICAM about Marty.
WHY is she here?

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I'm sorry, I just don't like to see a long time character who has such a rich history with this show playing supporting to the likes of John McBain and that girl playing Natalie.Melissa Archer is just not my cup of tea. RECAST! RECAST! RECAST!

And, hush, Jamey! You better gone and get Liz before Tiger snatches her up!

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I totally agree with season1217. Marty is a great character and just as iconic to OLTL as Viki and Dorian. She's being underutilised and deserves better because Susan Haskell is an incredible actor. Marty is a strong woman, a true heroine, and the epitome of class.

I think we can all agree that Marty and John don't work, so I'm crossing my fingers that Patrick Thornhart will return. Marty/Patrick/Kelly would be a fantastic triangle.

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Marty or SH works well with TSJ but we all know that ain't going nowhere (righfully so)

I like Jolie, I think the actors has great chemistry so bring it on.

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Jill should hired Tiger as Liz's new love interest.

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I'm surprised that I'm  really enjoying Natalie and John  because frankly John has bored me for awhile now. He really comes alive with Natalie though. They have wicked chemistry and a very natural vibe.

I wish I could care about Marty, but she is just so boring. 

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Sorry, but John brings Natalie down.  She will become the pelulant victim just like Jessica is and John will be interested only to save her.  I don't want that kind of relationship for Natalie.

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The only way they could do a tsj/sh pairing is if they bring back RH as the real todd and tsj has just been brain washed to only believe he is todd.  That would leave tsj as a non-lying (because he thinks he is todd), non-rapist (yeah he still would have taken her hostage but he wouldnt be the guy that led a gang rape.)

Otherwise bring on Marty and Kelly in a triangle for DAN GAUTHIER's KEVIN.

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Marty belongs with PATRICK, not a Buchanan. Kevin belongs with Cassie, Joey with Kelly, and Marty with Patrick. It's not rocket science.

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Alistair I hate to break it to you but thats your OPINION. Distinguishing fact from opinion isnt rocket science and if Marty can ONLY be with Patrick and TK doesnt come to the show, then how can you be all pissy when they put John back with Natalie.

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I hope RC does Jolie justice.  Even with bad writing, Michael and Melissa's chemistry shines through.  SH needs to leave.  Marty serves no purpose.  Hopefully OLTL doesn't do the same old with John being "torn". 

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Saying Susan Haskell needs to leave is akin to saying Erika Slezak needs to leave. It's insulting.

If Patrick returns, OLTL will have one of its best supercouples back (Patrick/Marty).

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I think they have been wasting SH every since she found out the truth about Todd(got her memory back).

DO something with her, for cryin' out loud!!

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Ugh, I just threw up a bit in my mouth.  I cannot STAND Jolie b/c that pairing turns Nat into a bratty, whiney child and John into a chauvinist a$$hole who does nothing but boss her around.  I would have prefered that they have her reconnect with Chris rather than John since this IS the 2nd time that she has lost a husband.
Why can't they just kill off John McPain already & bring on a ROMANTIC leading male you know, for this SOAP OPERA, not one that acts like he is not interested in any woman on the show unless he is saving her life.  He has better chemistry with Cole & Bo.  I don't know why but Michael Easton plays John like the most asexual character I have ever seen on a soap.  He was good on PC, what happened to him?
If they are going to go the triangle route with Marty, then it HAS to be her against Blair!  I don't care for her going against Natalie b/c Nat is just not even in her league.

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Sorry Alistair, but I find it insulting to compare SH to ES.  Erika is the backbone of the show and has been on for over 35 years through thick and thin.  SH, while part of an amazing storyline back in the 90's, left the show for over 10 years and the show went on just fine without her.  She isn't tied to a major family and if she left tomorrow there would be no void.  IMO, there is a reason she doesn't really have a storyline and that is because there is nothing left to do with her.  Also, never thought of Patrick and Marty as a supercouple.  They were on the show for what, 2 years tops. 

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kitty

COMPLETELY AGREED!!

I like SH but there is really NO comparison to ES!

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miry

Agree with you, too(should back read more!)  I don't see ANYONE that McPain has chemistry with!!

It's like he don't like girls...  WTH!?

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Haha FFT, that is EXACTLY what I was hinting at.  I think he has more chemistry with Fish than Kyle! 
[Btw did we ever come up with our Faison fan club name??  We need more Faisonites than just you & I!!]

Kitty: I also agree!!  Now if Alistair said Erika S. & Robin S. then I would have to concur!  B/c to me they ARE OLTL.  I couldn't see the show without either one of them; they are two sides of the same coin.