OLTL’s Austin Peck on His Porn Peddling Character: “I’d Like to Think He’s More of an Auteur”





They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, well according to Austin Peck one man's skin flick is another man's work of art! At least that's how he hilariously attempted to defend Rick—the sleazy-yet-slightly-lovable pornographer he plays on One Life to Live—to me recently on the red carpet just before the Daytime Emmys.

"I'd like to think he's more of an auteur," the Days of Our Lives and As The World Turns alum said of Rick, who is currently trying to blackmail teenagers Deanna (Nafessa Williams) and Nate (Lenny Platt) into getting busy on camera.

If the duo refuses, Rick plans to tell all that Nate is the one who gave Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson) that gnarly, coma-inducing bump on his head. Before his current arc, Rick was trying to collect reward money for turning in whacked out, babynapper Marty Saybrooke (Susan Haskell). Talk about a swell guy!

"Rick is more of a director, a man of many traits," Peck continued to explain, as his lady love and costar Terri Conn (Aubrey) laughed hysterically at his side. "This is just a stepping stone for him — a means to an end. I think Rick will go on to be a very talented filmaker."

Maybe even the next Scorsese? I suggested, unable to resist going along with the fun.

"There you go!" Peck exclaimed just as the announcer made the last call for the actors to get to their seats.

All in favor of Peck and Conn doing a web sitcom after One Life to Live wraps, say "I".

 

24 Responses

  1. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    Austin used to drive me crazy when he first arrived in daytime- way back in 1995, as his acting was, well, pretty rough. Fast forward to 2011 and I happy to say he has really worked hard and has improved greatly. ATWT seemed to be where it all came together for him. Best of luck in the future, Austin!

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    Jamey Giddens

    Austin grew LEAPS and BOUNDS on ATWT. By the time his run ended Brad was one of my favorite characters. He is a textbook example of an actor who started off as a weak performer, but fought hard, learned the craft and brought his own humorous stamp to his performances.

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    AlistairCrane

    I liked him enough as Austin but always preferred Patrick Muldoon. Looks like my dreams might come true in September!

  4. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I know it’s probably been chaos at OLTL lately, but his character has been terribly mismanaged. I imagine they are just marking time until he Deanna and the Ford boy can be written out (those Ford boys ARE still being written out, right?).

  5. Avatar of Bourgeois Nerd
    Bourgeois Nerd

    I imagine Deanna, Rick, and at least one or two (James can stay; I’ve grown to not-hate him) of the Fords will probably be gone by the end of the summer. I know people just want an avalanche to wipe them out on a Wednesday and then them never be mentioned again, but, seriously, that isn’t going to happen. I’ve heard Rama and Cutter will be gone by the end of August, too.

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    TV Gord

    Now, Rama and Vimal, I enjoy. I wish they could stay until the end. I guess with the end so near, tptb don’t have concern themselves with petty things such as diversity anymore…

  7. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    Of course he is guilty pleasure. That’s why we love him.

    He needs the old soap cliche: the love of a good woman to redeem him and show him the ways of The Force.

  8. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    Actually, I change my mind. I would like what others have suggested and have him turn out to be CJ Roberts. With a mother like Tina, I can see why he would turn into a little shit.

    It could be the love of the Buchanans that redeems him and shows him the ways of The Force.
    Plus it would be a nice way to get Andrea Evans and John Loprieno back.

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    Screamer_2012

    Oh… I SO hope that Patrick Muldoon will come back as Austin Reed! I could never STAND Austin Peck as Austin. That had to have been one of the worst recasts in history! :p He played that part for YEARS, and I NEVER could accept him in the role, after the more handsome and talented Patrick Muldoon played the part.

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    AlistairCrane

    Austin, Carrie, and Lucas are the three characters rumoured to be returning with Marlena, John, and Jack. Soap Opera Network reported that when Patrick Muldoon’s representatives were asked if he was returning, they issued a “no comment”. Same with Bryan Dattilo’s reps. To me, that indicates a deal’s being negotiated…!! :-D

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    marknsprmo

    You will get no aye’s from me! I have watched Austin Peck enough in my life while he was learning to act on Days of our lives. It took him a decade to learn how to memorize the script let alone how to offer nuance and subtlty to the role. I will not sign on to his further employment in the entertainment industry! Terri however is a lovely and funny lady. Would love to see her go further. I could see her on a cable sitcom.

  12. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    [quote=Ryan-Scott]Actually, I change my mind. I would like what others have suggested and have him turn out to be CJ Roberts. With a mother like Tina, I can see why he would turn into a little shit.

    It could be the love of the Buchanans that redeems him and shows him the ways of The Force.
    Plus it would be a nice way to get Andrea Evans and John Loprieno back.[/quote]

    I hope Cutter is CJ, too! That might help explain why he would want the house. I don’t mind Cutter and Aubrey as a couple. He maybe greedy, but I would have a greedy little turd, then some boring do gooder like Joey.

  13. Avatar of dennis
    dennis

    If Cutter is CJ, then that would mean he married and had sex with his cousin, Jessica. I’d prefer he turn out to be Max Holden’s kid.

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