BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Setton QUITS One Life to Live!




Multiple sources have revealed to Daytime Confidential that breakout star Amanda Setton taped her last episode of One Life to Live on Friday, Feb. 19. Reportedly, the Gossip Girl actress, who had been recurring in the role of Stacy’s (Crystal Hunt) best friend/partner-in-crime Kim Andrews, was offered a contract and a pay increase, however she opted to turn both down and in planning to move to California for pilot season. No word yet on whether or not One Life to Live plans to recast what has become quite the pivotal role.

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  1. Avatar of sallyv
    sallyv

    This is really sad news. I loved her as Kim…as long as she was not in scenes with Stacy. She was so good in this role. Good luck to her in Hollywood. I’m sure she has the chops to make it there.

  2. Avatar of dkp
    dkp

    Good luck to her, but this makes me sad. I LOVED Kim and loved Kim&Clint. I’m so going to cry. LOL

    How is this going to effect the guppy aka Seirra Mist story? I figured she’d play a big role in a likely custody battle.

  3. Avatar of Islandof1
    Islandof1

    Well that is a surprise?! I thought she was on contract and had a great storyline coming up in the custody battle. Good luck  to her. Wonder if they will recast or just drop that storyline???

  4. Avatar of josser
    josser

    Congratulations to Setton!  While I’m bummed that we’re losing such an incredibly gifted comedic talent on OLTL, I’m happy that she chose to take a risk.

    If things don’t work out, I hope that she makes the move to Llanview.  Maybe she could follow Tuc Watkins’ path and make frequent guest stops?  Pretty please??  With sugar on top? 

  5. Avatar of tml
    tml

    Not a smart move on her part….after seeing her very weak scenes by the lake, she should’ve taken the contract, even if it was just a year contract,  to sock away some more money and grow more as an actress before she should tackle pilot season in LA.

  6. Avatar of amberwaves
    amberwaves

    Very, very, VERY smart move. The girl is hot, talented, and has a great (and different look).

    Why waste your time on daytime’s lowest rated(even though it does not deserve to be) soap?

    And I am a huge OLTL fan (and its the only soap I still watch)
    But in her case, I respect her decision and was expecting this to happen.
    HUGE loss for OLTL and it makes me loathe the chick who plays Gigi even more.
    OLTL really needs to get some strong actors in the under 30 set. Huge loss. Amanda would have been a huge asset to OLTL.

  7. Avatar of Nyx710
    Nyx710

     what a bummer. the unfortunate situation would only be made more tragic if we’re left to endure a Kim re-cast. Really sorry to lose both Amanda and Kim but if it has to happen I hope they write out Kim.

    Who knows…. maybe she’ll come back to NY after pilot season. Hoping they leave it open so that’s a possibility. 

    Sad.  :(   

  8. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    Aww man…I loved her! I don’t blame her though. You have to go out and try while you are young, if you get stuck in a soap past your 30s, you will pretty much stay there.

    I hope they don’t recast. I hope they leave it open for her to return later.

  9. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I always say ‘trust your gut instinct’, and that sounds as though that’s what she’s doing.  Damn it.  ;-)

    Oh well, I hope they don’t recast, because there is little to no chance they can find someone with her instant chemistry with Jerry Ver Dorn and others on the show.  They probably will, though, since they have plans for the character.  I’ll try to like the new Kim, but I don’t know…

  10. Avatar of Kavin
    Kavin

    UGH MY HEART. Losing Stacy this week was one thing, but I cannot handle the impending loss of Kim. And yes I know they may choose to go the route of a recast but I honestly cannot for the life of me picture ANYONE filling Ms. Setton’s shoes. This is truly a loss for the show, and I am soo bummed out about it. Just the other day I was telling someone how much I was enjoying her on the show, more than anyone else- yes even Kish- and now she’s LEAVING?! Not cool. :’(

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    AlistairCrane

    She was okay, but I’m not up in arms about this. I’d rather see more Viki, Dorian, Bo, Nora, and Blair than a newbie stripper.

    With Stacy gone, Kim’s already-weak connection to the cast is further broken down. I can’t imagine they’ll recast, but if they do, I give her less than four months til she’s out too.

    Maybe they can use the money they were going to use for Setton and put Addie Cramer on contract.

  12. Avatar of troymcclure
    troymcclure

    [quote=tml]Not a smart move on her part….after seeing her very weak scenes by the lake, she should’ve taken the contract, even if it was just a year contract,  to sock away some more money and grow more as an actress before she should tackle pilot season in LA.[/quote]
    I tend to agree with this post.  I thought AS was the best thing since sliced bread but her dramatic scenes by the lake were awful even for this AS/Kimmie fan.  She should’ve stayed a year, honed her craft, and then gone out to L.A for pilot season.

    Anyways, sucks that she is leaving, Kimmie and AS were one of the few things I enjoyed about OLTL.

  13. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    IMHO she made a bad choice

    She is throwing away a definite job for something that may never happen

    Given that If she gave enough notice I Hope they write Kim out too

    Also I wonder if new stripper leah aint long for Llanview either

  14. Avatar of gato1
    gato1

    Damn it! I hate to say it, but Amberwaves does have a point. Wow I am such a pollyanna, I wouldnt have thought of it like that. I can so imagine her agent/manager saying those exact words. I really will miss her and wish her the best of luck!

  15. Avatar of BigDede
    BigDede

    Why must this be done to ME!

    Every couple I love I love never end up a true couple.
    Clint and Kim are just amazing.
    They have amazing chemistry and Kim makes Clint actually sexy.

    Why are they doing this to me.  Why didn’t she just ask for time off to do pilot season then come back.

  16. Avatar of Scout
    Scout

    Well, we don’t know all the facts yet. Considering that it’s already February, it seems like it is already late for getting cast in next year’s pilots. My guess is that someone — a casting director or a producer — saw her on OLTL and cast her in something based on that. Maybe she just ain’t tellin’ all her bizness at the moment…but who really knows? It just all seems so sudden…

  17. Avatar of txriotgrrl
    txriotgrrl

    ah crap… this BLOWS!!!  i adore amanda/kim!!

    well hopefully this means OLTL will not need that other stripper character anymore.  hopefully plans for that story are in the trash now.

    but DAMN i am going to miss amanda!  we were supposed to hate kim but thanks to miss setton, she became one of my favorite love to hate characters on daytime.

    AMANDA… COME BACK!!!

  18. Avatar of maxsmom
    maxsmom

    [quote=troymcclure][quote=tml]Not a smart move on her part….after seeing her very weak scenes by the lake, she should’ve taken the contract, even if it was just a year contract,  to sock away some more money and grow more as an actress before she should tackle pilot season in LA.[/quote]
    I tend to agree with this post.  I thought AS was the best thing since sliced bread but her dramatic scenes by the lake were awful even for this AS/Kimmie fan.  She should’ve stayed a year, honed her craft, and then gone out to L.A for pilot season.

    Anyways, sucks that she is leaving, Kimmie and AS were one of the few things I enjoyed about OLTL.[/quote]

    I’ll have what they’re having. Kim and Clint…ewwwwwwwww.
    He said he could be her father, hell, Cord could be her father, he could be her grandfather….doublewwwwwwwwwwwww. And as I have said before, if Stacy was crazy for chasing Rex, what does that make Kim?

  19. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    I have not really been watching much of OLTL, and I didn’t catch much of her performances, but come on people….it’s not like we are losing Robin Strasser or Erika Slezak!! I heard the girl is goo, but "Life" will go on!! Gina Tognoni is back, so all is well in Llanview for me!!!

    With Stacy gone, I am still rejoicing!!!!!(DANCES OF GLEE!!! DANCES OF GLEE!!!!)

    Note to producers and Ron: Don’t hire any more annoying twenty-somethings any time soon!!! We already have enough of them, and with Gigi and Rex onscreen practically everyday, it’s time to give us more seasoned characters and actors!!!!

  20. Avatar of SoapyBitch
    SoapyBitch

    What a shame. She was electric. They should have put her on contract initially. It’s not like they couldn’t have gotten rid of her, if it didn’t work out. 13 week cycles and all. 

    Is Scott Evans still on recurring? My fear is he will bolt at some point. 

  21. Avatar of sudsmuffin
    sudsmuffin

    I am going to have to agree with the other posters who said her scenes by the lake were lackluster.  She was awful in them.  I think she’s a fine actress but certainly not the second coming of Sandra Bullock like DC would have us believe.  Good for her for spreading her wings and making a go of it.  I wish her all the best.

  22. Avatar of samanthadelayed
    samanthadelayed

    I love her as Kim, so I am sad. However, I have not had the time to become attached to her so maybe it is better she is going now. I wish her luck in her career and if she gets a show I am interested in watching that would be great. 

    I just hope Kim doesn’t snap and steal the baby, because damn if I am over baby kidnapping story lines for a while.

  23. Avatar of No Daisy
    No Daisy

    I’m totally bummed about this news.  While is wish AS all the best, and I do see her succeeding, she will be sorely missed in the upcoming custody storyline.  And JVD has lost a tremendous acting partner. Clint and Kim are fantastic together. It’s too bad we can’t get to see that play out.

     

  24. Avatar of TimWil
    TimWil

    I actually worked yesterday on an episode of NBC’s MERCY which Setton is guest-starring in. She couldn’t be nicer to be around and she’s playing a fantastic part in this episode-I’ll say no more. I think she’s going to do extremely well out in LA and will probably star in a series this fall.

  25. Avatar of BG
    BG

    She is a awesome actress. I agree that her sceness by the lake was a dud. I know the DC crew are having a heart attack, if you criticize anything OLTL.

    I think she made a good choce, the speculation is that OLTL is the next to get cancel this year (I hope this is not true) she probably does not want to go down on a siinking ship. I heard this is why Roger Hiowarrth is not coming back, he does not want to go from one cancel soap to another on the chopping block

  26. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    1media mogul….I agree that the character of Mac needs to be recast!!! Clementine Ford is just NOT working for me!! I know she’s Cybill Shepherd’s daughter, but I see her presence on the show as stunt casting—either that, or the casting director is deaf, dumb and stupid!! Honestly, I don’t understand why they keep casting these HORRIBLE actresses to play Mac. Ford is the 5th or 6th actress to step into this role, and they ALL seem to be equally as TERRIBLE!!!

  27. Avatar of Nat Guy
    Nat Guy

    [quote=sudsmuffin]I am going to have to agree with the other posters who said her scenes by the lake were lackluster.  She was awful in them.  I think she’s a fine actress but certainly not the second coming of Sandra Bullock like DC would have us believe.  Good for her for spreading her wings and making a go of it.  I wish her all the best.[/quote]
         I agree.  Those scenes at the lake were rough.  I liked the character, but I don’t think she’s pivotal to the canvas.  The show will go on. 

  28. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    Why are so many people basing their opinion of her on those couple of scenes by the lake.  (Hell, even the LAKE was a horrible actor.  That looked nothing like a lake.  It looked like a creek!)  She’s been terrific all around, and it’s too bad she’s going.

    And since when did Sandra Bullock become good enough to measure other actors against her??? 

  29. Avatar of EricasEvilTwin
    EricasEvilTwin

    I think she is going to do really well in LA and this is probably a great move for her.  Big loss for OLTL – no its not like we are losing someone like Robin Strasser and yes the show will go on, but the character of Kim, played by someone with Setton’s chemistry, was a great catalyst.  Every show needs those types of characters that have a way of setting things off which is what Kim did.  IMHO she had the makings of an early Brenda Barrett kind of character. I totally agree with BigDede – she revitalized the character of Clint (ho hum, guess Clint will go back to Viki and Charlie will be with Dorian…predictable and boring)  and I think she gave the show a nonBuke actress in the 20 something range that can actually ACT (something the show needs desperately – FF is probably the worst actress with experience (non-newbie) on daytime and it doesnt look like MF is coming back in any serious capacity any time soon)

  30. Avatar of celticbelle
    celticbelle

    Why is it that these newbie actors are offered contracts and the talented Scott Evans is still without one????……..it just doesnt make any sense……

    I wonder if Kim is going to tell Oliver that he is the baby’s father since she is the only one
    who knows??…doesnt matter though as kyle is determined to do that DNA test and with Kim gone at least she cant cause problems if there is a custody battle and Sierra Rose with end up with her real daddy and Kyle where she belongs……… 

  31. Avatar of brie200
    brie200

    I think the reason the lake scenes are being brought up is they were really the first heavier dramatic scenes for "Kim" and AS.  I like Amanda Setton just fine and I hear she’s a very nice person in real life, but I thought she was rather unimpressive last week and over emoting all over the place. 

    I do think Amanda Setton is very talented and will likely do well in Hollywood, but I don’t think she was the second coming to soaps either.  She played gold digging stripper very well and I really enjoyed the Kim/Clint interaction, but after last week I’m not convinced she can do heavy drama just yet.  Not that everyone on soaps can anyway, but I for the first time saw her limitations.

    I wish her the best though.  I think I just tend to find her a bit overpraised, which is my only beef with her.  I’d rather have kept Daphne Duplaix if I had to choose between the two.

  32. Avatar of sudsmuffin
    sudsmuffin

    [quote=TV Gord]Why are so many people basing their opinion of her on those couple of scenes by the lake.  (Hell, even the LAKE was a horrible actor.  That looked nothing like a lake.  It looked like a creek!)  She’s been terrific all around, and it’s too bad she’s going.

    And since when did Sandra Bullock become good enough to measure other actors against her??? [/quote]

    It’s called an opinion.  I think she’s a good actress, I just thought her acting in the lake scenes were less than stellar.

    As for Sandra Bullock, she just got nominated for an Academy Award.  I would call that "good enough" by any Hollywood standard.

  33. Avatar of Jean Ann Tonic
    Jean Ann Tonic

     Good luck to AS.  I  am bummed because I thought kim and clint could be a kickass power couple. Kim had mega-diva potential. They haven’t had a really good one on OLTL since Natalie was turned from a wicked con artist into a femme fatale.

  34. Avatar of soapaddictmama
    soapaddictmama

    I could not disagree more.  Setton’s acting by the lake and during her time OLTL was excellent.  She was nuanced and focused well beyond her years.  She can do comedy, she can do drama. . . she can do a long monologue to a dead girl and make it totally believable!!!!  This girl is going places.  I’m just sorry to see her go.

  35. Avatar of ladyofthelake
    ladyofthelake

    Good luck to AS.

    As for Kim, not a fan of her character so I pray she isn’t recast. Really Kim has no friends or supporters now that Stacey has died the stupidest death. She’s got that creepy thing with Clint that really has gone nowhere. No need to keep her character around, she’s pointless.

  36. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    Well this saddens me–I think Setton constantly gives bravura, can’t-miss performances (and as far the lake scenes, uh, anyone see JPL out on the lake? Too bad Rex didn’t fall through….).  I’ve always said she needed to give Crystal Hunt and Farrah Fath a few lessons in acting and her chemistry with Jerry ver Dorn was uber-fab.  She’s simply one of the best things to hit daytime in the last year and frankly any recast would be a step down for me.

  37. Avatar of Peaceole
    Peaceole

    I hope she has something lined up that will pay just as good because she is good and I liked the fire she brought but she is new and a replacement is possible. Maybe Kim will dump Sugar Daddy Clint and go to where ever Stacey is hiding.

  38. Avatar of rebecca
    rebecca

    I can’t blame her because she is too good for soaps. I kind of wish Dominic Zamprogna would do the same thing since G.H is starting to ruin his character because i think he is also TOO GOOD for soaps.

  39. Avatar of sunnydays25
    sunnydays25

    (and as far the lake scenes, uh, anyone see JPL out on the lake? Too bad Rex didn’t fall through….). 

    this is the best comment I have seen…lol. I totally agree, ChrisGa

    I didn’t love the character, mostly because she was Stacy’s bff and I hated Stacy. The thought of kim and Clint was icky, but I did love the interaction between AS and JvD…nice chemistry.

    Time will tell as to how she does out in LA, but I wish her luck. I don’t see Kim as a pivotal role, so a recast doesn’t make sense. But neither does the lame story going on for Jessica either…

  40. Avatar of snizzle
    snizzle

    Oh damn..say what you want about the character of Kim but I thought Amanda Setton was a breath of fresh air.   She (along with Scott Clifton) was the younger actor on OLTL that totally demanded my attention when she was onscreen.   Good luck in Hollywood girl! 

  41. Avatar of Dariclone
    Dariclone

    I still can’t believe this! However, I think this is a good move for Amanda. If she can’t find something thos pilot season, she can always come back. Right?
    Celticbelle, I had no idea Scott Evans wasn’t on contract. That’s terrible!

  42. Avatar of tandmfan
    tandmfan

    I will miss AS’s portrayl of Kim. She is a talented actresses that I am sure will do well in her new project. As far as Kim, I don’t want the character recasted, because I’m not sure I like the character as much as I liked the way AS played her. I would prefer if Kim was written off the show.

  43. Avatar of jjan
    jjan

    So glad, her character & Hunts are gone, they sucked.
    This isnt YOUNG & THE RESTLESS you know.
    Brotherton started the YOUNG & THE RESTLESS feel. 
    Show made a bad choice hiring ALL 3 for yucky storylines.
    They just didnt fit the show.

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