Jessica Leccia

DAYS' Crystal Chappell and OLTL's Jessica Leccia Weigh in on Kish's Exit

In an interview with TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco Days of our Live’s Crystal Chappell and One Life to Live’s Jessica Leccia talk Otalia, the upcoming second season of Venice, Leccia joining One Life to Live and share their reaction to OLTL getting rid of Kish.

TVG: Were you upset when One Life wrote out fledgling gay super-couple, Kish, off the canvas due to what ABC claims was an unfavorable reaction?

CC: Oh, of course. There isn’t a lot of LGBT representation out there now. It had a huge impact. I don’t know the reasons for their decision. I would imagine everyone is disappointed.

JL: I think the problem is after the set-up, the follow-up with gay characters is always difficult. Once you go there, creating a real story for gay characters, well, it’s hard [to fulfill the happily-ever-after]. I know that’s what happened with our story on GL. In order to make a gay couple real, you have to go all the way. And some viewers are uncomfortable with that prospect.

BREAKING NEWS: OLTL Lands Jessica Leccia!

Daytime Confidential's Jillian Bowe just called from the set of One Life to Live and confirms that former Guiding Light star Jessica Leccia is coming to Llanview, in the recurring role of Nate Salinger's (Lenny Platt) mother Inez. Leccia's first OLTL air date is June 18.

Stars Gather For Ricky Paull Goldin's Seeing vs. Believing Viewing Party (Photos)

Former Guiding Light star Jessica Leccia and One Life to Live’s Gina Tognoni turned out for Ricky Paull Goldin’s Seeing vs. Believing viewing party at Stanton Public in NYC. The TLC special aired on May 2, but if you missed it, you can find out more at its official website. See more photos from the viewing party after the jump.


Jessica Leccia Heads To Mercy

Former Guiding Light star, Jessica Leccia's doing big things this year. The actress tweeted about her upcoming role on NBC's Mercy. Says Leccia,

Sorry I have been so busy! But I have some good news! On my way to film episodes of Mercy. Will let ya know the details

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AMC's Bianca and GL's Otalia Among After Ellen's Top 50 Lesbian and Bisexual Characters

All My Children's Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel) and Guiding Light's Natalia Rivera (Jessica Leccia) and Olivia Spencer (Crystal Chappell) were recognized by After Ellen as part of their Top 50 Lesbian and Bisexual Characters list. After Ellen ranked them No. 31, No. 26 and No. 22 respectively.