Matt Walton on One Life to Live Exit: “I Was Just Waiting For That Joey Tribbiani-Falls-Down-The-Elevator Script”

SPOILER ALERT: Blair Cramer's (Kassie DePaiva) latest lover-turned-moustache twirling villain, Eli (Matt Walton) bites it next week on One Life to Live when Cole (Brandon Buddy) pops him like a zit, and his portrayer tells Soap Opera Digest he knew the writing was on the wall.

"Not knowing where it was going was a little hard," he tells Digest. "But I knew it couldn't go on forever and there was no redeeming him after a certain point, so I was just waiting for that Joey-Tribbiani-falls-down-the-elevator script to come my way, and it did the Friday before my last week, so I was just like, 'Okay, I guess that's it!"

OLTL’s Florencia Lozano Celebrates Opening of ‘underneathmybed’

One Life to Live’s Florencia Lozano celebrated the opening of her new play "underneathmybed" on September 10 at Dublin 6 in New York with OLTL co-stars Gina Tognoni, Matt Walton, Terrell Tilford and Trevor St. John (pictured above). Described as “a passionate and bold work” by Theater Mania, "underneathmybed" runs through October 10 at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. See more photos after the jump!

Is ABC Daytime Copying Old Proctor & Gamble Soaps?

Watching the ABC daytime lineup lately has been a little déjà vu for this old time soap viewer. Perhaps “copying” is too strong a term. Maybe “homage” would be a better word or, perhaps, “sticky fingers.” On the other hand, the stories in question here are different from either classic soap opera tropes (boy/girl-meets-hates-falls-in-love-with-girl/boy stuff) or classic soap cliches (supervillain-returns-from-the-dead-with-an-evil-twin shenanigans) because of their very specificity.

All three of the ABC’s daytime dramas currently are airing stories or arcs that have been a little too close to the mark of several cancelled Proctor & Gamble shows, begging the question “Does Brian Frons really admire those old, now defunct serials as much as he loves pilfering CBS soap stars?” Let us count the ways:

Watch Matt Walton on Thursday’s Royal Pains

If you can’t get enough of your favorite New York soap stars in the daytime then the hottest place to find them this summer is in the Hamptons on USA’s Royal Pains. In its first season, As the World Turns’ grad Meredith Hagner was a recurring character and in its already excellent second season Royal Pains has featured One Life to Live’s Florencia Lozano and ATWT’s Marnie Schulenburg. On tonight’s episode, Lozano's OLTL co-star Matt Walton makes an appearance. Watch a trailer from tonight’s Royal Pains after the jump!

Catching Up with One Life to Live, the Best Soap on TV

It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to file a report on the funniest, most compelling show on Daytime right now. Seriously, these last few days have been filled with hysterical one-liners, killer performances from the legacy actors, and generally great stuff all around.

Is it just me or has Blair (Kassie DePaiva) been knocking it out of the park for the last few weeks? Granted, she’s triangled with Todd and Tea and it’s hard not to love everything they bring to the screen. But even in her scenes with Rex she managing to be funny, flirty, self-deprecating ... all the things I love about her! So kudos, Kassie!

Blair’s on the hunt for Ross and we’re hearing lots of exciting things about what messes he’ll be getting into. And he holds the key to Tea’s secret. I’m pretty sure I know what that secret is - you are too, right? The question remains, is it Todd’s or Ross’s?