Ah those Cramer women from One Life to Live, here it is almost a month after I met with those wacky dames in New York and I still still find myself discovering gems from my various chats with Robin Strasser and Co.
One of my favorite conversations was with our girl, Melissa "Bitchy Bangs" Fumero, where I get the scoop on what she's been doing since leaving Llanview, like her Teen.com web soap Haute and Bothered, and her recent appearance in the Frat Lit movie I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. I also find out if Fumero, who returns to OLTL as Adriana this February Sweeps, will ever make a more permanent return engagement.
Daytime Confidential: So what brings Adriana back to Llanview this time?
Melissa Fumero: It's a serious family emergency. Kelly and Adriana have been hanging out in Paris, and I get a call. We come back to Llanview together actually.
Daytime Confidential: You know fans are still clamoring for you to return full time. Do you ever see yourself bringing Bitchy Bangs back to Llanview permanently?
MF: [pauses] It's not in the cards right now, but I believe in never saying never. It's been left open; it's always been left open for me thankfully.
DC: Do you still watch the show, or do you just pick your hubby David Fumero's (Cristian Vega) brain about what's going on in Llanview?
MF: Both! [Laughs] I watch on and off. I've been trying to watch a little bit more, obviously since my character's coming back. I've been asking David about what's going on, who's doing what, and who's doing who!
DC: You know, Rex and Gigi (John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath) are on the outs. That has to make Adriana smile a bit, no? Will she gloat?
MF: [Laughs] Surprisingly, Adriana does not gloat to Rex! She's been in Paris and has justified to herself that everything happens for a reason and maybe Rex and Gigi are meant to be? That makes her feel better about how things went down. She's actually feels like, "Okay, honestly you guys need to work it out," so that she doesn't look like a fool.
DC: So, there isn't even a little bit of her that's like "Ha, ha, you guys aren't together!?"
MF: [Laughs] No, that isn't how they wrote it.
DC: What other projects have you done since leaving One Life to Live?
MF: Hopefully I'll be doing season two of a web show that I did last year, Haute & Bothered. I've also been going out for pilot season. I did a little movie called, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. It was in theaters last fall, so hopefully it wll be coming out on DVD soon, and that's about it. (Editor's Note: Fumero's movie, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is out on DVD. Get your copy here.) I had a really bad injury last year. I tore my ACL, so it prevented me from going out there. I'm going into this year getting to do the thing I couldn't do last year because I was injured.