He isn't a doctor and he doesn't play one on TV anymore, but that isn't stopping Pine Valley's former Dr. Cliff Warner from cheering on the reboots of All My Children and One Life to Live. In a new interview with Time, The Young and the Restless actor talks about his 19th Daytime Emmy nomination and the future of soap. Below are a few excerpts. READ MORE
With a commanding, virile presence, matched by the type of booming, thunderous voice you'd imagine Zeus utilizing on Mount Olympus, Thorsten Kaye could easily come off as intimidating, that is, if he wasn't so good natured. I was able to ask the All My Children star a few, quick questions on the red carpet before the premiere of the rebooted sudser and its sister soap One Life to Live.
With Kendall (Alicia Minshew) and Zach on the outs, what is in store for the casino mogul romantically? How will Minshew's upcoming guest spot as Kendall impact things? How did the actor, who went on to do NBC's Smash following AMC's cancellation on ABC Daytime, react to the news that the soap was coming back? We touched on all of those subjects. I also asked the popular star if his real-life leading lady Susan Haskell will ever reprise her historic role as OLTL's Marty Saybrooke.
Daytime Confidential: How are you feeling?
Thorsten Kaye: I'm feeling good. I think these guys [Prospect Park] did a good job. How are you feeling? What are you looking for?
DC: I'm excited. I'm really excited. I was skeptical at first, but now it's finally happening. I have to ask, what's going to be in store for Zach romantically? READ MORE
Two new faces have been added to the cast of All My Children. The Online Network announced today Brooke Newton and Jason Pedergraft have booked gigs on the sudser.
Newtown will play Colby Chandler, daughter of Adam Chandler (David Canary) and teenage crush of Pete Cortlandt (Rob Wilson). I wonder how Colby's return will impact Pete's budding relationship with the mysterious Celia (Jordan Lane Price)? Newton will first air on May 16. READ MORE
All My Children and One Life to Live TOP The Charts; Plus My Thoughts on Their 2.0 Premiere EpisodesBy Jamey Giddens on April 29, 2013
Looks like Brian Frons couldn't "train" people to stop loving soaps after all. Deadline is reporting All My Children and One Life to Live have topped the iTunes and Hulu charts in their historic returns. From the report:
On iTunes, the soaps are No. 1 and No. 3 in the TV seasons category, sandwiching the current sixth season of AMC’s Mad Men. Among episodes, AMC and OLTL currently rank as No. 5 and No. 6. On Hulu, the AMC and OLTL premieres are the two most viewed TV episodes today. READ MORE
INTERVIEW: One Life to Live's Hillary B. Smith Talks Web Soaps, "Bora" Sex and Loving Her New MatthewBy Jamey Giddens on April 29, 2013
Hillary B. Smith is no stranger to the world of online soap operas. The One Life to Live powerhouse has starred in such digital hits as Venice and Fumbling Thru The Pieces; plus she was a producer on Crystal Chappell's pilot for The Grove. With all that dot com drama experience under her belt, does Llanview's Nora Buchanan have any tips for Prospect Park, as they bring OLTL and All My Children online? She says they have it covered.
Speaking of having things covered, the soap vet gushes about Robert Gorrie, the young man charged with introducing a now adult Matthew Buchanan to the web. How will Bo (Robert S. Woods) and Nora react to their son's somewhat douchey behavior? Find out below what Smith told me on the red carpet before the premieres of the new OLTL and AMC!
Daytime Confidential: You're an early adapter to the web, having done Venice and Fumbling Thru The Pieces.
Hillary B. Smith: And The Grove!
DC: And The Grove?
HBS: I produced The Grove.
DC: Awesome, I didn't know that! Have you had any advice for the Prospect Park people as they embark on this venture?
HBS: I'm very careful to let them ask questions. If they want to ask me something, I'm happy to share with them my experiences, but they haven't really had to ask. I think they're way ahead of the game, so that's great. They've done their research.