HomeTagsComings & GoingsEMERGENCY RECAST: Brandon Buddy to Be Replaced as One Life to Live’s Cole! Jamey Giddens November 1, 2011 15 Comments A bit of sad news for the Sole fans, according to sources the character of Cole Thornhart on One Life to Live, previously played by Brandon Buddy, is being recast. Reportedly Buddy was brought back and actually taped a day, but was unable to continue in the role. "The show is just sick about having to recast," says a source. "They really wanted to give Kristen [Alderson] and Brandon's fans a satisfying end to their story." No word on who the actor will be to finish out Cole's story arc. Update: Broadway actor Van Hughes has been cast as Cole Thornhart. 15 Responses josser November 1, 2011 Was Brandon Buddy sick? A faux Cole will seem very odd to close the show. Doesn’t production end in two weeks? Log in to Reply bishbay November 1, 2011 “…but was unable to continue in the role.” Good God, what happened? Log in to Reply Dinah November 1, 2011 Why? Log in to Reply Dueler312 November 1, 2011 Oh man. I hope everything is okay. I’m glad though that the show is not liking to recast him. Brandon and Kristen are what made Sole a fantastic couple! Log in to Reply Dueler312 November 1, 2011 Double post. Log in to Reply GHdoolFan November 1, 2011 I love this show and the TPTB trying to give everyone a great and fitting ending. Its too bad he couldn’t continue. I don’t even think Cole is needed at all if it isn’t Brandon Buddy, but at least they tried. I would scrap the idea completely if I were them, unless Marty is coming back. Log in to Reply AWfanforever November 1, 2011 I think the same reason he was let go in the first place is the same reason he can’t continue. I think he has issues either with drugs or alcohol and this was probably his second chance and he blew it. I could be wrong, but this doesn’t look good. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman November 1, 2011 This is so disappointing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Brandon Buddy, and I was gutted when he left the show. Now I have little reason to watch Starr storylines for the finale. If Brandon is ‘sick’ again, I hope he gets well, and I wish him all the best! Log in to Reply Dueler312 November 1, 2011 I doubt it was drugs and alcohol. Log in to Reply rabbit on the moon November 1, 2011 [quote=AWfanforever]I think the same reason he was let go in the first place is the same reason he can’t continue. I think he has issues either with drugs or alcohol and this was probably his second chance and he blew it. I could be wrong, but this doesn’t look good.[/quote] Um, what? Brandon wasn’t let go. He quit. Log in to Reply aveRex November 1, 2011 Dueler312, why do you doubt this? It has been stated off the record by more than a number of credible sources. All you have to do is look at the pictures of the dude now and see how he’s completely changed from his early days on the show. I hope he gets the help he needs. And, its a damn shame that the daytime press still covers this shit up. All that bullshit about them having a right to keep this stuff a secret is baloney in my view. Log in to Reply Dueler312 November 1, 2011 Maybe because he’s the one that left. Trust me, if they let him go because of Drugs and Alcohol, we would of known for sure. They won’t keep something like that quiet, like with the first Michael McBain. best thing we can do right now is not speculate until we get more info. Log in to Reply aveRex November 1, 2011 Interesting take. The original Mike McBain was arrested though. So they had to disclose what was going on. He had gotten into an altercation near CBS Broadcast Center. I certainly don’t want to speculate on Brandon’s condition, but from what I’ve read elsewhere he had a substance abuse issue which is why he left the show. The spin was that he quit, but the truth was he couldn’t handle his work, i.e., was not able to deliver his lines without several retakes. Log in to Reply Dueler312 November 2, 2011 Yeah, I don’t see them trying to put a spin on something like that. And besides, Brandon did a story about susbtance abuse, the drug storyline. So I don’t think he would do something like that. Like I said though. Best to just wait for more info if there is and not speculate. Log in to Reply rabbit on the moon November 2, 2011 I’m not going to believe any rumors or so-called sources. Especially without any proof. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.