One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak: “We Never Give Up Hope”


Beloved One Life to Live icon Erika Slezak has released her annual Holiday Letter to fans. In it she shares her holiday greetings and reflects on All My Children and One Life to Live's 2013 journey.

While she believes it would be difficult for both shows to return, Slezak hasn't given up hope. Read Slezak's letter after the jump and then be sure to visit ErizaSlezak.com to send her your holiday greetings.


Dear Friends,

Well, this year has certainly been one of ups and downs; we started last January with
such high hopes for the revivals of One Life to Live and All My Children and things
seemed to be going so well when we started production in March. Unfortunately we
produced only 8 weeks of shows, and then everything fell apart. Our boss, Jeff
Kwatinetz, is still trying to bring both shows back, but personally I think that will be a
very difficult feat to pull off. As things stand now, production on both shows has been
shut down, so there will be no more OLTL or AMC, at least not in the near future. But
we never give up hope! In any case, I loved being back at OLTL; I loved being back
with all my friends on the show and we had a wonderful time although it was short
lived. Still, I am very grateful for that brief opportunity to have played Viki once more.

Personally my life has been very busy and very good. It’s wonderful to be home and
enjoy all the pleasures of home life. I am hoping that in the next year I will be able to
find work elsewhere but if that doesn’t happen right away, I will be grateful for what I
had.

Once again, I want thank Walter Miller for his unflagging support and for keeping this
little club afloat. I also want to thank AJ, Kit Williams and Stephen Schofield. Walter
and Stephen spent a lot of time in correspondence with Jennifer Pepperman, our most
recent producer, and were invaluable in assisting her with photos and background
information on OLTL and Victoria Lord. And in particular, I would like to thank all of you
for your incredible support during our online phase. This would never have come
about if it hadn’t been for you, and the entire cast and crew of OLTL is extremely
grateful.

I wish all of you a very happy and healthy holiday season and all good wishes for the
New Year. We never know what the future holds, so perhaps I will see you all again
from the screen or the stage or wherever.

Merry Christmas!

With Love,
Erika

4 Responses

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    Screamer_2012

    I love Erika Slezak sooo much! I grew up watching her on OLTL, and I feel like she’s my aunt. I wish they could bring her aboard on GH.

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    samIShot

    I am mad about the PP failure, if nothing else, because it forced GH to have to remove Todd, Starr and John and by extension we lost the chance to see more Tea, Blair and moving forward, maybe Viki. After all of that, OLTL is still gone and we are stuck with Franco instead of Soap Icon Character Todd Manning.

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