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EMERGENCY RECAST: Patricia Mauceri FIRED; Saundra Santiago Cast as Gay Friendly Carlotta!

This Just InPatricia Mauceri has been reportedly fired from the recurring role of  Carlotta Vega on One Life to Live allegedly due to the star's protests about Carlotta's small role in the upcoming gay storyline between Kyle (Brett Claywell) and Fish (Scott Evans), according to a setside source.


" Carlotta was supposed to have a small role in the upcoming "Kish" storyline. She objected to Carlotta's positive attitude about homosexuality, saying it conflicted with her personal beliefs."

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The source goes on to say the role of Carlotta was recast with Saundra Santiago (Guiding Light, The Sopranos, and Miami Vice). Her first tape day was Friday 6/26. Santiago previously played the role of Isobella Santi on OLTL.

UPDATE: Reportedly the soap opera wanted to go against stereotype and show Carlotta as a gay friendly Latina mother. The actress allegedly vehemently protested that story decision, resulting in show brass replacing her.

RELATED: The Story Beat That OLTL's Patricia Mauceri Allegedly Protested Revealed | ABC Confirms Carlotta Recast on OLTL