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Melissa Archer Interview – One Life to Live Farewell

In her final video interview with On-Air On-Soaps as a cast member of One Life to Live (taped at the series final press junket) Melissa Archer reflects on her time playing Natalie Buchanan and the opportunity to work with Michael Easton (John), Bree Williamson (Jessica), and Erika Slezak (Viki). Plus, Melissa shares her thoughts on the shows (now-shelved) plan to move to the web, and her very special “thank you” to the fans.

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  1. emtk

    January 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I love ONE LIFE TO LIVE!!!! It just can’t end! Too many people – fans, cast, crew – want it to continue!!!

    • Brittaney Peacock

      January 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      I totally agree, everyone that has been on the show for years and even a short time wants OLTL to continue and so does the fans for sure. The interview with Melissa was awesome and Got to love her and the interview with Erika was sweet wish I could have met her and Kassie and Kristen there mother daughter roles on OLTL is amazing and well also is Melissa and Erika’s. I love OLTL and Always will and I will not back down with out a fight to save OLTL.

    • patti j jackson

      January 7, 2012 at 5:03 am

      ive been a loyal fan 40yrs its so so sad that Abc has canceled one life to going to keep fighting to save the show maybe not to abc but maybe to another network.i just cryed my eyes out yesterdays show when everyone got shot and Star sang u only have one life to live.she has a beautiful voise. i just dont know what i will do when the show is gone.its been my time to relax n get away from my own problems .OMG guys lets not give up we’ve got to try n keep it alive. I love u all .

      • Margie Dalton

        January 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

        Totally agee OLTL Needs to live. willing to pay & broken heart

      • Heather

        January 7, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        Unfortunately, history has shown that television stations (broadcast and cable stations alike) rarely pick up canceled shows because in their mind if a show was canceled by another station, that probably means that the show will also fail on their own station. Prospect Park learned that the hard way when they find out that none of the cable networks wanted to air the soaps even though both soaps had more than 40 years of history.The failure of Passions on Direct TV in 2008 has accentuated even further the cautiousness of cable stations to embark themselves on the soap opera business (even though Passions aired on paid TV station and not on an actual cable television station).

        The best way to save a show from cancellation … is for that show to never be canceled in the first place. Because once the axe falls on a show, it’s pretty much over.

  2. Jim

    January 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    What’s sad about the OLTL interviews were the fact that they were done before PP decided to scuttle plans after much ballyhoo, and that these poor people didn’t know what was about to hit them.

    Second, Michael, can your biceps get any bigger?

    • Brian

      January 9, 2012 at 10:33 am

      Michael… congrats on your biceps ! I like them.

  3. amanda

    January 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    when is one life to live going to continue online?
    I have been following this soap since i was a little girl, my grandma, mother and now me! i literally have been weeping, first all my childern now one life to live:(

    • JJ

      January 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Amanda, as far as things go, it won’t be online. PP dumped them along with AMC… unless some miracle happens and a cable network picks them up, they are gone for good, and next will be GH.

      • beachlover

        January 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

        This is awful now all of these ppl are out of jobs. I can’t believe no other network will pick these shows up

  4. iluvssw

    January 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I don’t think the tears will ever stop. I am going to miss my Llanview family soooo much. Thank you again Michael!

  5. Ronald

    January 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    OLTL can’t go. It is family. Please save it the show. I know after next Friday I will never watch ABC ever again. Will OLTL go online?

  6. Vicki

    January 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Melissa is a sweetheart and I will miss her a bunch! Natalie is one of my favorite female actresses, and it’s sad for us Jolie fans that we never really got to seem them as a happy family for any real length of time!

    Thanks Michael for a wonderful interview! I’m so sad right now I can’t even talk any more.

    • 1loveabcsoaps

      January 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Join us…( today is Saturday, the perfect day to go to the dollar store and get BAR’S of soap) and send them to the ABC studio in NYC. While the new shows have taken over or beloved studio of OLTL and AMC, let them be BOMBARDED with bar’s of soap coming from fans across the United States. (That’s why U make it cheap bar’s of soap, if your sending more than one). PASS THIS ON AND HELP POST IT ON OTHER ON SOAP WEB SITES.
      Abc sill get the point we R making, and they can use the soap to clean up the mess they have made. PASS THIS ON……..

  7. Christie

    January 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Luv Melissa! Great interview Michael. I would love to see a Michael Easton and Melissa Archer interview. If anyone can make it happen it would be you Michael!!! But at least Jolie will get their happy ending. But i honestly wont be happy unless they get a wedding because i have waited 6 years for that wedding since John has been in that car accident. I dont think its fair that other couples can have a wedding who dont even have half as much history as Jolie but a couple that has had almost 10 years of history cant get one wedding. Its just really sad. That is one wedding ABC owes us Jolie fans! Its just to bad that we’re never gonna get it. Im gonna miss watching this show every day!!! All these actors have done an amazing job!

    • Demetria

      January 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      I agree! I have been waiting forever. I saw John when he first came on in 2003 and it was clear to me then that her relationship with Cris was over! We are never going to get the wedding and that hurts. I am missing it too. I’ve been watching since I was a teenager but the only reason I continued to watch it was Jolie!

  8. Diane Thornton

    January 7, 2012 at 1:14 am

    I am so upset that OLTL is going off! I have so many ‘favorites’ on here. The entire cast is great tho and compliments each other during the scenes.
    I love being a soap fan because I always felt out of all actresses and actors the soap stars appreciate their fans more and give back to us!
    Ever since I was little and have been watching, I always dreamed I could go visit the set and meet some of my OLTL family! Now it saddens me to know that I have even less of a chance for that to happen.
    I hope someone really wakes up and realizes the mistake they made taking this off. The numbers will be going down tremendously for daytime viewers after next week!
    Love everyone at OLTL and I wish you all the best!

    -Diane from Nebraska

  9. Brian Greene

    January 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

    You Are So Doggone Terrific, Melissa–Yes!! 😀 😀

  10. Davin Nation

    January 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Are these old interviews? They still mention Prospect Park, I thought all that fell through… ???

    • Michael Fairman

      January 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      HI David:
      To answer your inquiry if you read the text next to Melissa Archer’s interview it explains these were taped at the final press junket for the series, a few days before the show taped its final episodes. At that time, the cast believed that they would be continuing on with Prospect Park’s online version. However shortly after that, PP fell out and the show at this point is NOT moving online, and is over this coming Friday.
      The interviews had posting restrictions which is why I am sharing them with everyone for the very first time now. But this should not detract from the sentiments of what Melissa is saying about the fans and the wrap-up of Jolie and more.
      Hope this makes sense.

      • Demetria

        January 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        MIchael, thank you. You have done an amazing job of bringing us the news and your video interviews are great. I have watched OLTL since I was 15 years old and I am 39. I stopped watching regularly for a little while but Melissa Archer won me over in 2001 and it was doubly exciting when Michael Easton came on the show. THank you for this interview with her…I hope to see Michael Easton but either way you are great. I wish something could have saved this wonderful show but I will try to just be happy with the entertainment I have been given all these years.

  11. Vicki

    January 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I have been a fan of OLTL since 1968, and have had many favorite couples. My newest favorite is John and Natalie. I am so glad that they got together before the show ended. Melissa and Michael have explosive chemistry together. Melissa is an amazing actress. I hated Natalie when she first came to town, but Melissa made her a true soap heroine like her “mother” Viki. Besides watching OLTL I am a voracious reader, with my favorite genre being historical and multi-generational romances(of course). When I read them, I imagine Melissa & Michael as the main characters. In fact, if any of the books were made into movies, and I was the casting director, just about all of the roles would be filled with the actors and actresses from OLTL. I wish Melissa the best of luck and am looking forward to seeing her and Michael in Loving Llanview on Jan. 21.

  12. Theresa Hendrix

    January 8, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I Hate you people who cancelled One Life To Live.

  13. Barbara Mathiews

    January 16, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I Hate AMC & OLTL will not go online or TV or cable but, we are still fighting to get them back..Miss my soaps sooo much..hate ABC/DIS for doing this!!!!

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