HomeTagsComings & GoingsOne Life To Live’s Brittany Underwood Leaves Show Jillian Bowe January 20, 2011 43 Comments According to Soap Opera Digest, One Life To Live star Brittany Underwood is set to leave the show. Underwood’s exit is being called, "storyline dictated" (ABC loves that word these days) and is slated for spring. 43 Responses siomonstuart2003 January 20, 2011 Damn, more soap firings. I think that they destroyed Langston’s character and now don’t know what to do with her now. But Rebecca Herbst was a legacy character and to get rid of Liz was a horrible mistake, but I don’t think Langston leaving will hurt the canvas much as Liz leaving. I think that Brittany Underwood will do big things outside daytime and is really talented so I not worried about her. I wish both actresses look in future endeavors. Log in to Reply Marcelle January 20, 2011 It seems like all the young Daytime stars are getting out, while the getting is good. They might as well, since this genre doesn’t know how to realistically write for the 20-something/teenage characters, even though they try so hard to attract that demo. smh Log in to Reply giogio January 20, 2011 now what? Log in to Reply GHfan-4now January 20, 2011 Damn. The soaps get renewed and they either drop like flies or the shows do it for them. How is this helping Daytime, might I ask???? But I wish her the best, since the way they’ve written Langston is just terrible lately. She went from loving Markko to craving sex with a Ford on just about every episode. Though, it all makes me wonder… :puzzled: Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 January 20, 2011 They might be getting rid of her so that they can help accommodate the salary demands of a few RETURNING stars??????? Things that make you go “hmmmmm…………….” :O :O :O :O Log in to Reply appleridge January 20, 2011 Maybe Alston But I Doubt BU Costs That Much Money. Her Contract Is Also Up. Log in to Reply tmsenn14 January 20, 2011 I liked Langston when she was edgy and with Markko, but now the writers just don’t know what to do with her. Can she take at least one of the Fords with her? Log in to Reply appleridge January 20, 2011 Wonder if the Exit Was A Mutual Decision Like ABC Said We Dont Want To Renew & bU Was Good with The Decision Log in to Reply professor-chaos January 20, 2011 I don’t think Brittany comes anywhere close to Rebecca Herbst when it comes to daytime stars. Langston was not a legacy character and has only been on OLTL a short time. I’m sure she had her fans but likely not as devoted or invested as Becky and her ties to the OLTL canvass of characters was not as strong as Liz’s on GH. All in all not a fair comparison. I know I am not one of the people who will miss her and I’m sure OLTL will do just fine w/o her presence. Though I do wish her luck in the future. Log in to Reply troymcclure January 20, 2011 No big loss. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 January 20, 2011 Maybe she decided to leave show business and become a biologist…… I remember her talking about being a senior in college and having to juggle biology labs with her work on OLTL!!! Hell, considering the current climate on daytime, I wouldn’t blame her if she did abandon ship. Log in to Reply GHfan-4now January 20, 2011 I don’t think anyone would dare compare her to Becky or Liz Webber in any capacity. It would be insulting to do so, since Becky’s a vet and beloved soap heroine. But I do think it’s strange that so many people on both ABC, NBC, and even CBS–though I could give a damn about Soap Killer Bloom–are either walking or getting the boot within days and weeks of one another. Months, I get, but days and weeks? It’s one thing to clean house and/or bring in new blood, but this is becoming an everyday thing and inevitably makes me wonder, who’s next??? Log in to Reply Dueler312 January 20, 2011 I’ll say this. OLTL has just made a bad mistake. That was the wrong character to get rid of. I rather have the Fords going away then the last of Starr’s best friends, who have gone through a whole lot during their high school years. Log in to Reply CHRISTOPHER January 20, 2011 She is really NOTHING to OLTL or DAYTIME television! Log in to Reply Trish8148 January 20, 2011 Well two things come to mine. Ron teases Tess coming out after the baby secerts come out and you know at some point Dorian and Viki will have to be feuding again I got a feeling Tess will want Ford and something will happened between Tess and Langston aka Jared and Nash to restart Dorain vs. Viki Log in to Reply Daniel St. John January 20, 2011 I don’t care how it happens but I won’t shed a tear when Langston is gone. That character makes my teeth hurt and hasn’t been worth a sack of nickels since they had Dorian adopt her. Log in to Reply Nat Guy January 20, 2011 I would have been upset about this a year ago before they completely ruined Langston. She’s become more of a plot point than a character these days. But, I hope they don’t kill her off. Just send her out of town. Kristen Alderson must be looking around and thinking “damn, where did all my friends go?” Log in to Reply nOva January 20, 2011 Can Gigi be next? Log in to Reply Islandof1 January 20, 2011 Why would Starr need friends, she has Hope & James to raise??? Too bad Bobby wasn’t leaving with Langston. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud January 20, 2011 It has been nice to watch Miss Underwood grow as an actress. I think the majority of the soaps have too many characters on canvas these days. I don’t like hearing anyone has lost a job, but if someone had to go, I can understand why they chose Langston. It would be nice if Markko came back and the show reunited him with Langston before she left the show. I think OLTL will most likely make a few more cuts in the next few months. Who will it be? Gigi? Cristian? Inez? A Ford brother or two? Log in to Reply days4ever January 20, 2011 This is the best news I had heard all day. I can’t stand Langston and I love OLTL these days and all the other characters. Langston was just so annoying and as soon as she broke up with Markko she was worse. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane January 20, 2011 I really liked Langston until they turned her into a skank. Once she started cheating on Markko, Langston was ruined for me. Let’s hope one of the Ford brothers is the next to go!! Log in to Reply Dyllan January 21, 2011 [quote=nOva]Can Gigi be next?[/quote] You took the words out of my mouth. To be honest, I am glad BU is leaving. I didn’t think she was that good of an actress and I still remember that scene where she was trying to be flirty with Ford with her bathing suite and I was just thinking….this is truly sad. Log in to Reply samanthadelayed January 21, 2011 Maybe Langston can go live with Bitchy Bangs in Paris… Seriously, I don’t mind that she is going. I used to love Langston, but the last few months her character has kind of skeeved me out…. Log in to Reply samantha243 January 21, 2011 I had heard rumors and was hoping it wasn’t true. Ugh…just hate this. I will always love Langston Wilde and I hope they don’t destroy her character before she leaves. I’m a huge fan of Brittany’s and am so sad to see her go. She’s a beautiful and talented young woman. I wish her much success in the future! But I’m so sad. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane January 21, 2011 ^^ They already destroyed her character, hun. I guess you haven’t watched in the past year! Log in to Reply coolblue January 21, 2011 I hope BU has sucess in whatever she chooses to do next. I do not understand the term “storyline dictatrd” in regards to RH or BU. Wonder if anyone at AMC will be dismissed-I mean dictated this week? Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 January 21, 2011 Guess Ford WON’T have to keep it in his pants for the full six months after all……. As if he had any real chance of fulfilling her request ANYWAY. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman January 21, 2011 Can’t say I will miss Langston, but Brittany Underwood can actually ACT, so it’s a loss for daytime either way. I used to love Langston, when she was a tough, sarcastic, slightly odd girl who wouldn’t take crap. Enter the Fords, and Starr and Langston become sex starved whining Barbies. Their characters have been neutered by the Ford Brothers. It’s similar to what happens on All My Children when the character Ryan Lavery is paired with previously strong women. Even ERICA was turned into mush. So the Fords really will be the death of OLTL. But I Ne-gress…I mean DIGRESS…I wish Brittany Underwood all the best! Log in to Reply jlafferty23 January 21, 2011 DAMN YOU ABC!! What the hell is going on? I am not the biggest fan of Langston. But I love Ford & Langston together. UGH. Too many disappointments in daytime lately. Log in to Reply keanna January 21, 2011 Oh Alstonboy the things you say, I love ya!!!! :love: :love: :love: As for Britney, I had read it somewhere and was hopimg it wasn’t true. We’ll find out the real reason soon enough. It could be for financial reasons for some returning stars or she could be leaving on her own. I wish all the best in whatever she decides in acting or furthering her education. Log in to Reply Courtney fan4life January 21, 2011 This is just nuts! I liked Langston. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 January 21, 2011 Keanna– Love you, too………… :love: :love: :love: :love: You know me. I’m just keeping it real!!!!! Log in to Reply txriotgrrl January 21, 2011 i’ve only been watching OLTL for a bit over two years so this isn’t a big loss for me but i certainly sympathise w/brittany’s fans. frankly, i can’t stand the way langston is being written for reasons already enumerated in this thread. i also have questioned some of BA’s acting choices (cat in heat? not sexy at all.) but whatever. i do wish her luck in the future and am now wondering if we’re going to see another exodus of folks @ OLTL… Log in to Reply CHRISTOPHER January 21, 2011 ABC IS REALLY GOING DEAD…VERY DEAD! lANGSTON IS NOT SPECIAL……NOTHING TO 0LTL… AND I KNOW SHE KILLED FORD! YES, SHE KILLED FORD! GIG IS NEXT..SHE’S LEAVING..AND QUESTION…WHERE IS ECHO DISAVOY IMAGE IN THE OPENING OF THE SHOW, I SEE JOEY AND AUBREY, BUT NOT ECHO….KIM ZIMMER BROUGHT MAGIC INTO VICKIE, CHARLIE, DORIAN, CLINT…..SHE NEED TO STAY WITH 0LTL, ITS FINE THAT LANGSTON IS GONE, NOW GET RID OF ROXIE, GIGI, REX, JOHN, INEZ, THE FORD BROTHERS, MARTY, FAKE TODD, BRODY (THE VERY VERY WORST ACTOR ON OLTL)!!!! BRING BACK THE REAL TODD MANNING! ALEX 0LANOV, CARLO HESSER, AND NIKKI SMITH, NOW 0LTL CAN REALLY BRING BIG RATINGS! Log in to Reply JAQ January 21, 2011 [quote=nOva]Can Gigi be next?[/quote] lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :beer: :bigsmile: Who said this young lady was fired? Did I miss something? Log in to Reply got2luvmel January 21, 2011 NOOOOO, I can’t bare it! Becky now Brittany and Melissa Claire, WTF is going on at ABC? That’s three of my fave women gone, I have no reason to continue watching any of these shows. They been washed their hands with Liason now I can’t even have Jannie nor Fang, through with ABC soaps. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin January 21, 2011 Color me crazy here, but we have 6 departures right now. Why is it okay for non fans to bash, criticize, analyze and cheer the departures of SOME of these people in what could be considered a thread FOR that persons fans, but not okay to bash, criticize, analyze and cheer any or all of the departures?? Arent all of the departures important to that person’s FANS whether that actor (or even exec) has one fan or a million? Log in to Reply liason4real January 21, 2011 Langston was a F.R.E.A.K and I for one am going to miss her. From the moment the character showed up at the Llanview quarry a few years ago with her funky hair color and weird clothing she and Starr clicked as friends. At one point, I just new OLTL was going to pair Lang/Cole during the writers strike. I hated Lang cheating on Markko with skeevy Ford. Oh well. Good luck Brittany you will be missed. Log in to Reply ChrisGa January 21, 2011 I was okay with the Langston character up until the point when she started cheating on Markko; prior to that, I thought they were one of the better couples among the younger set in daytime(and Underwood and that underrated gem Jason Tam were great together). Of late, I’ve found her slightly more tolerable again because I actually think she and David Gregory(another actor who’s alot more decent than he’s given credit for) have pretty good chemistry together. And Underwood herself is also a far better than average actress. Frankly, if people are gonna start getting cut, at least start with those people who couldn’t deliver a line convincingly if there was a gun put to their head cough*Farah Fath*cough. Log in to Reply goyankees January 21, 2011 If I were (still) an ABC viewer, I’d bail now. Seriously. I can’t even xplain this. So come on over to CBS!! Y&R is (not only the #1 rated show) but has all your actors AMC and ABC dumped like garbage (okay, okay, I’m sure a few left on their own) Billy Miller, Eden Reigel, Liz Hendrickson…hell, even Peter Bergman was $hit canned and he’s my favorite actor on the show! (and Billy Miller) I do feel bad for ABC Fans who are losing a lot of great talent (**OLTL is that one show I do sometimes miss; but I cannot, in good faith continue to support a network who’s boss doesn’t care about ‘me’. So I left) I grew up watching ABC via my mom. Felicia the ‘Aztec Princess’ dressed as a boy, and meeting Frisco made me a full fledged member of my own accord(1984?). The writing is on the wall. Either these actors are feeling that same disrepect little ol me feels, or they think the writing sucks most of the time…or yes, they just want to branch out. They’re dropping like flies. When David Canary left, ya just got that feeling things were circling the drain…. Log in to Reply mrsa1107 January 22, 2011 what does this have to do with the Langston/Ford coupling?? ? Rumors are all over the place that KA wants to try other things and will be exiting the role of Starr. WIll they age Starr and langston?? WOuld they consider Becky Herbst as an older Langston??? I recall reading how Langston is the NEW Cassie in Dorians orbit— wonder if Brits exit could lead to a Cassie return. I would LOVE Cassie to come back– I would except a recast Maybe: Martha Bryne, Julie Pinson or Noelle Beck Log in to Reply soapcrazy January 24, 2011 [quote=alstonboy4315]They might be getting rid of her so that they can help accommodate the salary demands of a few RETURNING stars??????? Things that make you go “hmmmmm…………….” :O :O :O :O[/quote] Soapcrazy writes: Good point! I notice some OLTL previews and I am seeing Roger Hogwarth in a few of them. P.S I am glad Ted King is back on my screen but I wish it was as Lorenzo Alcazar at GH Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.