One Life to Live star Kassie DePaiva has offered up an emotional statement on her official website in reaction to Prospect Park's decision to abandon their efforts to save the ABC Daytime soaps. The popular actress, who has starred as Blair Cramer on the serial since 1993, also gave her thoughts on ABC's decision to dismantle their soap lineup and get rid of cable channel SOAPnet.
Words just don't express how sad I am at hearing that Prospect Park has dropped the deal to move forward with ONE LIFE. I think what upsets me the most is how this whole deal has been handled from the get go. I wanted more than anything not to have been cancelled by ABC. I find it mind boggling that a company can spend 45 years building the strongest brand in daytime...launch a cable network to support it and then decide to cancel both broadcast and cable airings, leaving the beloved fans with nowhere to turn for that brand.
DePaiva went on to talk about what it was like for Prospect Park to show up, seemingly saving the day, only to communicate with the OLTL company sparingly. For more of DePaiva's statement. including how it felt to learn of Prospect Park's decision to ditch the soaps they licensed from the media, and how the actress feels about OLTL showrunners Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, click here.