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John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath Interview – One Life to Live Farewell

In their final video interview with On-Air On-Soaps as cast members of One Life to Live (Taped at the series final press junket) John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath talk with Michael Fairman about Rex and Gigi’s final storyline and wrapping up their on-screen love story, their memories of their time together at OLTL, and what Llanview has meant to their real life relationship.

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suzy

i wish oltl stay on there is a lot of folks that dont have inter if they even go on line plese is there a way we can keep them on tv please please keep em on

Heather

Actually, OLTL is not going on the internet, That project was scrapped last month. The final episode on ABC will be the final episode of the show altogether.

amanda

:((((

C H

So disappointed this show as well as AMC is ending. I’ve watched both of these shows since the first day they aired. I’ve vowed not to watch any ABC shows except for Desperate Housewive’s after January 13, 2012. Hope the network has countless failures. Very sad.

natasha

omg i hate the thought of not being able to watch oltl on the week days i get soo into watching the show you should ask my family you can hear me miles away. i just love the cast expecially jp lavoisier and farah fath! and cant wait to see them go on to see other things!! love you guys!

Jim

Farah, JP, you two are going to be pretty darn busy in LA. Hope to work with you someday.

Karen Clothier

This is a great interview. I’m so sad about the end

Kitty

I havent listen to this interview.. the speakers are un hooked and a pain to deal with atm not feeling well ..lol but I do hope all the best for jp and farah .. and all the otl . …. and the all my cildren crew as well .. we housewifes that watch while doing our laundry and use the soaps as a way to take our minds off things till the screaming kids come home of which i have 5 and this show was my escape .. thatnks alot abc for taking it away any way we will miss ya good luck with your futre endeavors

trubloodfan2

I’am going to miss oltl so much all the characters and the memories It reall breaks my heart to see it end. I need to say this again abc and disney made a terrible mistake and I for one will never watch another show or movie that those networks have anything to do with.

lyn

I too am many years fan, and I will also not have anything to do with Disney, after the end of AMC I have only watched my two soaps, oltl and gh. Looks like it will only be gh after next week, I hope the network feels our dust!

Jan

Nice , enjoyed that.

wendy

one life to live is the best show on tv whoever got one life to live cancelled is out of their minds. I will miss this show i have no idea what i am going to do without one life to live but i will find something to do more computer time or i can read but i should practice more on the piano. anyway one life to live is a show will definatly be missed and my mom will miss this show too we watch it togather or i tape one life to live that i will miss the most. I sure hope one life to live will go on a differant network or a cable channel cross my fingers and toes.

todd

Farah….you should be proud of your achievements this year. The scenes where Gigi talked Shane down from the roof yelling “we need more minutes” was heartwrenching. Gigi quickly became one of my all-time favorite OLTL characters and will remain so. If there is any justice, Farah, will win the Emmy this year in Supporting Actress if she submits that episode. I will continue to support JPL and Farah in whatever they do next. I am so sad to not be able to see Rex and Gigi every day, but I look forward to great things from these terrific actors. BTW…Farah……we like you with dark hair SO much better.

Doe

Great fun interview, Michael. JP and Farah are a great couple, on the show and off.You can se how comfortable they are as a couple. They truly have matured as actors . Now , I feel they have really shown how good they can be. The return of GIGI has been written so well and played so well. The latest show captivates the audience.The reveal to Shane was so sweet and he handled those scenes beautifully. And today when Clint and Viki saw Gigi come into the room was priceless. Clint grabbed his heart which was meaningful because of the transplant. But you can’t beat the scene when Rex proposes to Gigi finally after all this time and what they all have been through.- There was pure joy in that room and my room also. Loved it! And Michael you always ask the right questions that the fans want to hear and the actors are so comfortable with you. I think it is a gift, because it isn’t easy to have actors talk about themselves. You did it! It will be very difficult to see OLTL end. I’m sure there wion’t be a dry eye In our homes, and probably theirs, too..

Ellen S

with OLTL’s rating increasing on a weekly basis, maybe TPTB should take another look at the potential harm this is causing OLTL’s viewers.
If ABC keeps it, then great you’ll have all the support you’ve had for the last 43 yrs.
If you don’t keep it………….then and this is where it gets difficut: I will NOT be watching one show on ABC daytime or nighttime.
That does include The View and 2 of my primetime faves: DWTS and CASTLE (because I love Nathon Fillion on OLTL I followed him to his new show). That the kind of respect and loyalty soap fans have.
Get a clue SOMEONE, we don’t want this show off the air. I’ve been watching all 43 years and will have no idea how to get through my day without it!!!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE RECONSIDER!!! FIND A CABLE COMPANY. TALK OPRAH INTO HAVING IT ON HER NETWORK. JUST DO SOMETHING BECAUSE i’M SURE THAT THE ADVERTISORS ON THE NEW SHOWS WILL BE WONDERING WHERE THEIR PROFITS ARE…….Because I will NOT purhcase any product from any show that airs in the hours that my shows were in!!
This is a fight ladies and gentlemen and we will fight long and strong for what we believe in.

Thanks for listening, now get ABC to start listening!!

Mark

Nope. ABC doesn’t care about soaps or soap viewers. The Chew replaced AMC. It costs 40% less than AMC and has equal ratings. That leaves more money in ABC’s pockets, which means more bonus money for the ABC executives.

Remember, corporations do not care about people. They only care about making money. Employees and customers are disposable and replaceable.

The best thing you can do is to vote with your viewership and wallet; spend your time and money on non ABC/Disney programs and products.

Michele

In reading your comment i question the part that The Chew has EQUAL RATINGS…Says who, ABC??? They will say anything to cover up their mistake,like taking AMC & OLTL off the air. I doubt they have equal ratings of these long standing shows. Besides have you watched any of the chew? Its horrible,the cast is nothing but a bunch of misfits & poor directing. This show won’t last 43 years thats for sure.

Karen

I agree! We soap fans are loyal. I will begin watching GH due to the fact that some OLTL stars will be going there. Starr and John just signed 3 yr contracts and who knows who else will follow. Cutter Wentworth went to Bold and Beautiful CBS and the old skye chandler is there too. Nora will be going to B&B so I’ve attached myself to that show now. GET IT ABC. We are really not happy with you now. I get it, Soaps cost alot more money than a quick one table talk show but how about combining the amc/oltl crew for one hour. I think we would accept that than chopping up the set and FIRING EVERYONE> GEE I bet you still have your jobs… Hope you sleep well knowing you terminated all those AMERICAN people. These shows are more than a chop of the onion and squeeze into a “5” pants show. We follow these stars know them know all about them because we love them. Anything you place in that slot will not bring back what you took away sooooooo Give it back please

suzy

then why cant soapnet keep them on they aint part of abc or are they?

Ellen S

Yes, soapnet is a Disney owned network! unfortunatley!

Michele

Watching this interview, i could see how sad & lost JPL was. It’s like looking in the mirror,i have been so upset knowing the show will be ending soon. I keep a box of tissues with me @ all times when watching. The charactors are like family too me,which is how most of this cast is with one another as you can see by watching Bo & Nora & Rex & Gigi interviews. This show was truely a blessing to have as a distraction to real life for 43 years.I will miss all of you in Llanview…

barbara t

abc/disney doesnt have enough kids shows so there turning soapnet into a kid show.keeping the soap channel would be a good thing for us soap fans ,but it wont happen with abc,they want to save money and loose millions of fans for cheep crap reality shows.because they donjt care about the viewers.got to go ,one life to live started.

Cindy Helm

You two are awesome. You guys are so real and funny. Good Luck to you both and I hope you both find work as you deserve it. I will miss OLTL as Ive been watching the show since I was in Jr High. I am now 49.

Lisa Postles

I love you guys and will miss you so much. I will miss the show terribly. Your acting has been great. Emmy noms for both of you!!

Fran

I cannot believe that the show is coming to an end. I am so sad. I wish you two the best of luck. I have been watching this show since the day it aired. What am I going to do no more recording my soaps. We tried everything to save our soaps but it did not work. Hope to see you on other shows. I love you both. Good luck with everything you do. One unhappy One Life to Live fan. Fran

Sharon

Will miss Rex and Gigi—-and OLTL!!! You have been a part of my life for so many years. Good luck in your future!!! LOVE!!!!!

VAB

I’m sure it’s an excellent interview but I can’t see all. It stops at 01:52! Made several attempts to continue, restart but the end result is that I’m denied viewing beyond the cut-off.

VAB

I’m sure it’s an excellent interview but I can’t see all. It stops at 01:52! Made several attempts to continue, restart but the end result is that I’m denied viewing beyond the cut-off.
Now, my comment as a primary entry is not being posted!

VAB

Finally, it is????

bleh

Why is JP wearing an LPD officer’s uniform?

I can’t say much more without going on forever. I just echo so much of what has been said about losing OLTL.

Blake

Great interview, i’m glad they come across as upset that the show is going off. I can’t believe the show only has 2 full weeks left, and unfortunately I heard that tomorrow’s show January 2nd show will be preempted for a game, I hope not!
And it’s so cool that Soapnet is showing a marathon of OLTL shows over the years. It’s so sad that OLTL and Soapnet are both going off for good soon. I still can’t get over this.
I have watched OLTL when it was really good around 2002 (around the time they had the live week), and when my favorite show Guiding Light went off two years ago I replaced it with OLTL especially when I heard Kim Zimmer went there.
Now I am going to ban ABC once OLTL goes off for good. I might start watching Days of Our Lives now and support them.
I can’t wait til OLTL cast is on The View the day of the last show, and with that and the last show it will be such a sad day. I’ll have to fight back the tears i’m sure.

Brian Greene

Thanks Michael, JP, & Farah! 😀 😀

Julie

What is ABC thinking? Shame on them for cancelling OLTL! I have watched it for years! I tweeted, fb, sent letter to ABC, begging had a petition! they don’t care what the people want! Sounds a bit like congress! Not to mention the actors are out of jobs! I will NOT watch another cook “The Chew” show or makeover home! ABC lost alot of viewers. Myself and many others asked Oprah’s network OWN to please pick up OLTL. If a network is smart they will pick up OLTL because duh! there are dedicated viewers! thousands! Sad for me, my friend and family because I taped and dvr’d everyday, when we would get home from work, we would get on the phone and say.. ” did you see who was doing what on OLTL! It was part of our lives for years! Can’t someone please save our soap and our wonderul actors!! I wish I was rich enough I would pick up OLTL in a heartbeat! To bad all the actors can’t get together somehow and have their own network!! We all need a break fro reality in these times!! ABC again SHAME ON YOU! My friends and family and their friends will not be watching ABC, their are other channels! The greedy ceo’s of ABC don’t care about THE PEOPLE! I posted quite a few comments on ABC.com only for them to not post any on OLTL… umm? I would like to thank Michael Fairman for having Rex and GiGi on and hope he interviews Kassie as she seemed very sad! and the whole cast!
“The View” is honoring OLTL in January for the hour…. I thanked the co-hosts for that! Vikki and Dorian will be there! Nora and Bo I think too… I can’t say this enoug ‘SHAME ON ABC FOR CANCELLING OLTL AND NOT CARING ABOUT THE PEOPLE!!

SiteAdvocate

I was wondering if we’re going to see Rex,Gigi and Shane again before January 13 or was “The Wedding” episode their final air? These past 2 weeks were great to see.I enjoyed every story they’ve been in.

Jeanette Wilkins

I feel like I am losing part of my life with OLTL going off the air. They
have been part of my daily life for 12 years. I started watching in 2000
when my other favorite soap was cancelled. I watched Another World for 17 years and looked around for another soap that was as good and
found OLTL. Goodbye to all my tv friends. I guess it is silly because you don’t know me but I feel like I know all of you.
Till we meet again. I hope. Jeanette Wilkins

Tim

What JP said about “not seeing 90% of the people” he and Farah worked with is, sadly, true.
That is something I learned many years ago, in a similiar situation. The thought of never seeing people, who you worked with, and spent more time with, than your own family and friends, didn’t enter my mind. That is, until a co-worker said, “good luck Tim, and if I don’t see you again..have a good life!”
JP…you are so right.

MRS.M.HORTON

I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO UPSET THAT ABC IS MAKEING A BIG MISTAKE BY CANCELING ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE IV BEEN WATCHING THE TWO SOAPS SINCE I WAS 10 I AM 40 NOW AND I AM STILL A BIG FAN OF ONE LIFE TO LIVE I HAVE MY DAUGHTERS WATCHING ONE LIFE TO LIVE TOO THY ARE 21 AND 18 WE ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOO DISAPPOINTED IN ABC IM GOING TO MISS MICHAEL EASTON,MELISSA ARCHER,JP&FARRAH,KASSEY,ERICA SLEZACK,BOB WOODS,HILLARY,KRISTAN HER BROTHER THAT PLAYED MATHEW,THE GIRL THAT PLAYED DANNY,AND THE FORD BROTHERS, DESTINY I HOPE THEY LET HER HAVE THE BABY BEFORE NEXT FRIDAY DORIAN LORD AND DAVID AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST TREVOR SAINT JOHN 🙁 WHATS NEXT ABC ARE YOU GOING TO GET RID OF GENERAL HOSPITAL TO? I AM SO DISCUSTED WITH ABC I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THE ABC NETWORK ANY MORE NOT EVEN IN PRIMETIME ANYMORE ONE LIFE TO LIVE CAST AND CREW YA WILL BE GREATLY MISSED :((

Vicki

Loved the interview with JP and Farah. I am so glad Gigi and Rex got back together. I cried at the wedding, it was so beautiful. I am not surprised JP and Farah are a couple in real life, because their chemistry is amazing. Looking forward to seeing JP on Loving Llanview on Jan. 21. Good luck to both of them in future endeavors.

anna irwin

I am one of those fans who has watched from day one. Erica, you and Robin have become “mature” ladies with me, I think the acting that you all have done has been from your hearts and to me the BEST on television…so my dear precious friends……thanks for the memories, the hours of escape, letting me pretend while ironing clothes, taking care of my babies, and for all the love……..LOVE you all!!!

Terry Davis

The last two episodes were so heart-wrenching, but I think the saddest of all was a week or so ago; the shot of David and Roxy leaving the darkened studio of Fraternity Row. I couldn’t help wiping a away tears.

Have to agree, I think ABC screwed the pooch with their decisions about OLTL and AMC! My DVR will have a lot less recording on daytime now. I could barely stand that it would catch about 15 sec of that god-awful The Chew before recording OLTL!

General Hospital

GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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EXCLUSIVE: 45th Annual Daytime Emmys Winners & Backstage Video Interviews!

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The 45th Annual Daytime Emmys are in the record books.  And as previously reported, it was a big night for NBC’s Days of our Lives taking Outstanding Drama Series, Writing and Directing in a Drama Series Awards, plus top acting nods to James Reynolds (Abe) and Greg Vaughan (Eric).

Behind the scenes while the ceremony continued on-stage, and as the night’s big winners and several presenters were whisked away backstage following their victory, they took to the Winner’s Walk and chatted with Michael Fairman who got their reactions to winning the gold, or presenting important moments of the night during the live-stream broadcast.

From DAYS Deidre Hall (Marlena), Dr. Oz, The Ladies of The Talk, and GH’Chris Van Etten to DAYS head scribe Ron Carlivati, to Y&R’s actress winners: Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Camryn Grimes (Mariah), and GH’s Chloe Lanier (Nelle, Vernee Watson (Stella) and more now you can watch the complete backstage series of conversations on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” for these and more celebrity interviews.

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45th Annual Daytime Emmy Interview with Ken Corday

Immediately following their win as Outstanding Drama Series at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys, the cast and producers of Days of our Lives spoke with Michael Fairman

Leading the way was DAYS’ executive producer, Ken Corday, and Co-EP Greg Meng, and newly-anointed Lead Actor winner James Reynolds, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Susan Seaforth Hayes, and long time cast members: Deidre Hall, Galen Gering, and more, as they celebrate their big night taking home the gold in several major categories.

What did you think of DAYS winning Outstanding Drama Series? Comment below!

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