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B&B’s Lawrence Saint-Victor and Karla Mosley Talk WED-LOCKED Series Campaign, Guiding Light, And Their On-Going Collaboration!

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Since their days together as lovebirds Remy and Christina on the beloved Guiding Light, Lawrence-Saint Victor and Karla Mosley discovered they are two peas in a pod. Together, they have created memorable moments for soap fans, and gone on some intriguing creative adventures together.   While both stars are now firmly ensconced on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, (he as Carter, and she as Maya) behind the scenes they are working on reviving their web series, Wed-Locked first born back in 2009 on the heels of the cancellation of GL.

Wed-Locked which at its epicenter is about two young-marrieds with a comedic twist is now on its way back some 8 years later. To get the series up and running and on its feet, Lawrence and Karla have been hard at work promoting their crowdfunding campaign, and prepping to shoot more episodes of their series.  CBS Daytime fans recall that since Wed-Locked, Lawrence and Karla also starred in a brief series Room 8, which once again captured their undeniable chemistry.

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with the talented twosome to get some insight into their funding campaign, what perks are available for fans who donate, what their plans are once they shoot the new episodes, and more. In addition, Guiding Light fans, make sure to check out their thoughts on the final episode as we said farewell to Springfield favorites.

Tell me about your crowdfunding campaign for Wed-Locked, which is unique as opposed to others like it. 

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LAWRENCE:  We are doing a crowdfunding campaign through Seed and Spark that is geared towards filmmakers and it ends on June 14th which is my birthday.  We are trying to raise $12,000 which will give us the money to shoot the show, get us the crew, equipment, the ability to feed people who work on the project … all that jazz!

Which came first, your online series Room 8 or Wed-Locked, for those who don’t know the back-story of your collaboration? 

KARLA:  Room 8 was after Wed-Locked.  We had met with Brad Bell (executive producer and head writer, The Bold and the Beautiful) and he had the idea for Lawrence and me to do Room 8, because he saw Wed-Locked.  That was something we created after Guiding Light, because it was sad to say goodbye to our characters.  I think it was my mom at that point who suggested, “Do something for the fans!”  Lawrence was saying back then, “There is this thing happening on the internet with Crystal Chappell creating her web series, Venice.”   So we thought, “Sure!  Let’s put something out there!”  Wed-Locked is a show that over the years people have wanted to see more of, and so we are doing more! 

What is the premise to the story of Wed-Locked?

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LAWRENCE:  The premise of Wed-Locked is about this young, married couple stumbling through their first year of marriage. And as far as black or diverse couples on TV, you either have them single, or they have a family, but you don’t usually see that sort of “Mad About You” trying to do life together show, and what they go through in a relationship.  We felt that back in 2009 and it’s now 2017, and we are older and have lived life more, so we want to load it up and take the romanticism, off of marriage. However, it is still very romantic and loving, but it also shows it can be awkward and real. 

But … as we know … the two of you love doing comedy, right?

KARLA:  For sure, you know! (Laughs) Even with Remy and Christine on Guiding Light, I don’t think they quite knew how silly, fun, and light-hearted Lawrence and I would be and with those characters.  As they discovered that about us, they started writing more towards that.  We have a comic sensibility after working with each other, and it’s really fun to be able to play on all of that. The thing about the internet is that you can be more edgy.  You can say things you can’t say on network TV.  That’s the fun of it and the challenge for us too, because we are both polite people in real life and so to get a bit dirtier is … fun! (Laughs) 

That happens a lot on soaps that once the writers know you, and see how you work with the material, they tend to write more in-line with who you are.

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KARLA:  It’s the gift that happens after playing characters for so long, and having the writers get to know you where they then start to write for you and your strengths. 

Wed-Locked was written by the two of you.  How did this concept all begin?

LAWRENCE:   We sat down and thought about topics in our personal lives, and our friend’s lives of what we heard, and what we could take out of that, and then we got a little giggly with it. We knew we were on to something.

Lawrence and Karla, you have this enduring collaboration between you since your Guiding Light days.  What has contributed to this chemistry the two of you have with each other?   

LAWRENCE:  The moment we started working together we had this banter, and this sense of humor, and this chemistry sort of popped up.  The cool thing about Guiding Light was I don’t know if they had long terms plan for Remy and Christina, but they sort of left us to our own devices and our chemistry sort of was popping out more.  Karla could finish my sentences, we never really rehearsed, and it was like that from day one.  It was just easy with us.  When you work with Karla, you know she is a ray of sunshine.

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KARLA:  It’s really rare that you find someone you connect with creatively and on a friendship level.  So it is fun to work together.  We both have the same work ethic as well. We are both motivated and push each other. We have a fun competition with each other too, and we both want to do the same kind of content as well, which is; we want to do content that makes people feel good after they watch it.

How many episodes of Wed-Locked will you produce if you get the funding? 

KARLA: We are shooting five, but we have endless episodes written, and endless scenarios! 

How long are each installments?

LAWRENCE:  The episodes will range from 5 to 8 minutes.  Our thought on the production from the viewers’ perspective is, “What is it like to be a fly on a wall?” We want to give the audience this sense of peering in on what really happens when two people can’t agree about anything, and things like: should you be friends with your ex-boyfriend? That will come up. 

OK, let’s dish.  I can’t be friends with any of my exes, can you?

LAWRENCE:   No, and no!

KARLA:   Yes! 

LAWRENCE:  And you see … that is where improv starts to take place!   (Laughs) 

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How would you describe your characters, Robert and Denise, in Wed-Locked?

LAWRENCE:   It’s interesting. In the original, Robert was a bit more naïve and Denise was more experienced in some ways, but Robert was more experienced in long term relationships.  We made this so they are as opposite as they can be, but still attracted to each other. 

KARLA:  The baseline is always love, and we always want to feel their love, even though there are challenges and they are working through them.

Where can your fans look forward to finding the new episodes?

LAWRENCE:  After we shoot them then we will try to look for the right place for them, and if nothing else, it will go on our You Tube channel.  So we are keeping all of our options open. 

There are some important milestones you need to reach in your campaign, tell us about them.

KARLA:  First, I want to say every little bit helps.  The beauty of crowdfunding is it does not have to be a huge donation.  Also, by following the page, if we get 500 followers then we get this incredible package to help our project look its best.  Seed and Spark is this amazing platform and are so helpful. They are creating this community for film and TV.

What happens if you don’t make your financial goal and you have donated? Will donor’s money be refunded to them as in other crowdfunding company campaigns?

LAWRENCE:  If we don’t meet 80% of our goal the money goes back… but we are well on the way.

Are there perks for people who donate?

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KARLA:  Anyone who donates will get a shout-out on social media, and on another donation level there is also an acting coaching session from Lawrence and I, and the largest incentives are if you come out in L.A. you will have dinner with us.

LAWRENCE:  They also get a workout with me, or get pampered with Karla!

KARLA:   Right!  Then we go to dinner, so it’s pretty cool! 

Have you received support from mostly the Guiding Light fan base or the B&B fan base since you announced your venture?

KARLA:  The Guiding Light fans were there the first week donating and pushing our crowdfunding on facebook. Guiding Light fans are no joke… they are the best!

LAWRENCE:  B&B’s Carter and Maya are very different than how Karla and I are in real life.  I think on Guiding Light we were more us.  The Bold and the Beautiful fans, who have not seen Room 8 probably are thinking, “Carter and Maya from B&B are going to be funny?”

Let’s reminisce for a minute about the final episode of Guiding Light.  I remember, Remy and Christina were in the park scene living happily-ever-after. Did you like how they wrapped up your characters?

LAWRENCE:  It was a fast-forward to a year later.  I think for them it was how do you end something that is not supposed to end?  So on Guiding Light, you got to see where everybody landed.  Now on All My Children’s ABC finale they ended with a gunshot in the dark!

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KARLA:  For us, they wanted to give a lovely farewell. They wanted to get nostalgic and tie-up loose ends. I liked the ending for our characters.  It was sweet.

LAWRENCE:   I loved it!  Remy and Christina were married, and they had a kid.

KARLA:  Yup!  They did that after all of the back and forth.

LAWRENCE:  With all of the characters on Guiding Light, I was just happy to be in the finale.  I would have been happy for us to pop up and go, “Hey, guys!”   I am just so happy that they believed in our characters to be part of this historic moment in television.

Watch Lawrence and Karla’s funding pitch for Wed-Locked below! Then, let us know if you would love to see their series get off the ground and online?  Want to be part of the #WedLockedTribe?  What do you think of Lawrence and Karla’s long-running collaboration? The ending of Guiding Light? Comment below!

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I used to watch Guiding Light a little during the ’90’s before the budget cuts and before it looked like a home video on VHS. What a tragedy. I remember that I liked the show. I watched the last week it aired and felt sad for the actors who called Springfield home for so long. Besides the cloning storyline (stupid), I thought their storylines were based on family and relationships and had a central core and heart. I miss the “feel” of daytime in the 80’s and 90’s when there was a smaller cast (with more talent), no expenses were… Read more »

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dmr, I was so hooked on GL from 1979-1982 while Douglas Marland wrote the show then I watch off and on after Douglas left…so true on what you said to what happened to GL, the camera shooting and the writing at the end was just horrible which destroyed the once great show…so so sad.

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Oh, how I miss AMC, ATWT, AW, EON, GL, SFT, OLTL & DS! It has been many years, but you can’t forget any of them.

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GUIDING LIGHT…..NOW THERE WAS A SHOW AND SOME VERY TALENTED ACTORS….

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Not a fan of artists asking us to fund their projects. Two regularly employed actors should be able to pay
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These two are so cute! I loved Remy and Christina on Guiding Light. I still hate that they made Maya be transgender on B&B. Maya was already an established character and she was battling Caroline for Rick. Now that Maya is transgender, they have literally backed her character into a corner. There will be no more love triangles, no more Maya going back to Carter…NOTHING! They should’ve just gotten a different actor to portray a transgender character. Why not just get a transgender actor in the first place???

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Om his latest episode of his You Tube series, State of Mind, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Cortinhos) welcomes his co-star Cynthia Watros (Nina Reeves) for a highly-anticipated conversation and episode.

GH fans have watched for months on-air as Nina and an amnesiac Sonny aka “Mike” fell for each other, while everyone in Port Charles thought Sonny was dead, and Nina kept that secret in her vendetta against Carly.

Now, the two powerhouse performers have an intimate chat about Watros’ career highlights, raising twins, and working with each other in their often controversial storyline.

Daytime audiences first saw Watros as Annie Dutton on Guiding Light in which she won a Lead Actress Daytime Emmy – a performance which Benard recalls seeing with Cynthia acting up a storm in scenes on a courtroom witness stand that blew him away.

On her start on soaps, Cynthia shared that: “Soaps are amazing,” because not only do they help you make decisions really quickly, but that as an actor, it also taught her about lighting and finding her mark.

Cynthia related that she had made the heart-wrenching decision to leave New York and the role of GL’s Annie Dutton, because she wanted to go to L.A to work, which eventually landed her the role in the second season of ABC’s hit drama, Lost.

Throughout this State of Mind, Maurice and Cynthia touch on themes of depression, anxiety, and for Watros, raising her two teenaged girls, during this Covid-19 world we have all been living though.

When it came time to discuss working together on GH, Benard expressed that Cynthia has been a “a gem” to work with, after he had initial reservations about the storyline GH was set to tell.

In return, Watros shared that she has loved the storyline adding: “I love the complexity of it and how it’s not neat and clean since that’s how we are as people, we all make mistakes, and we are not all perfect.” And in working in scenes with Maurice, Cynthia expressed that he is “a rock’ who grounds everyone he works with.

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Soap Veteran Michael Tylo Passes Away at 73

Michael Tylo, well-remembered for his roles on daytime soap operas, has died at the age of 73.  Tylo, was most-loved in his role as Quinton Chamberlain, in the Quint and Nola (Lisa Brown) romance on Guiding Light, as well for his time on The Bold and the Beautiful (Ex-Sherman), All My Children (Ex-Matt), The Young and the Restless (Ex-Rick/Blade), Another World (Ex-Lord Peter Belton), and General Hospital (Ex-Charlie).

Tylo’s death was announced by Nancy Uscher, Dean of College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Michael was a film professor.  Michael died on Tuesday at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, following an illness.

In a statement on the UNLV website, Uscher said of her colleague: “Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so special.  He was an exemplary friend, colleague, teacher, and artist. He had such a distinguished and rich career, but he was humble about his accomplishments. He loved his family dearly and lived a joyous life, but he left us way too soon. We will miss him greatly, but feel deep gratitude about all that Michael contributed to the College of Fine Arts, UNLV, and the world.”

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As soap fans know, Michael was previously married to Hunter Tylo (Taylor, B&B) and they shared three children together: Izabelle and Katya, and tragically, their late son, Mickey, who drowned back in 2007.

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Michael is also survived by his wife Rachelle, and their daughter, Kollette.

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There has been no word yet on the actual cause of death of Michael’s death, while information about services for Michael are said to be forthcoming.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this story.

Watch Michael with Lisa Brown in the wedding of Quint and Nola on Guiding Light below.

Then, share your condolences and remembrances of Michael via the comment section.

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30 ‘Guiding Light’ Stars Set for Virtual ‘Daytime Stars and Strikes’ Benefit for Autism Society of America

Circle, Sunday, October 10th when 30 stars from the beloved Guiding Light are set to participate in the the 17th Annual Daytime Stars and Strikes virtual charity event for Autism, live on You Tube’s The Locher Room.

The four-hour livestream begins at 2:00 pm ET/11am PST.  The event will be co-hosted by Guiding Light’s Liz Keifer (Blake Marler), Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler), and Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer) along with Alan Locher.

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Joining the foursome to help raise funds and awareness for the Autism Society of America are the following former Guiding Light cast members who are scheduled to appear including: Grant Aleksander, John Bolger, Jeff Branson, Bryan Buffinton, Jean Carol, Beth Chamberlin, Crystal Chappell, Jan Conklin, Ritchie Coster, Kassie DePaiva, Mark Derwin, Frank Dicopoulos, Aubrey Dollar, Beth Ehlers, Nicole Forester, Stephanie Gatschet, Ricky Paull Goldin, Melissa Hayden, Rick Hearst, Rebecca Hollen, Mart Hulswit, Crystal Hunt, Maeve Kinkead, Jessica Leccia, Fran Myers, Robert Newman, Sonia Satra, Tina Sloan, Rebecca Staab, Nancy St. Alban, Paul Anthony Stewart, Kimberley Simms, Michelle Ray Smith, Krista Tesreau, Gina Tognoni, Jordi Vilasuso, Michael Woods and Kim Zimmer.

You can watch the livestream here.   And to donate, and further information on the organization, click here.

So, excited to see this array of talent from Springfield come together to help raise awareness and needed funds for the Austism Society of America? Comment below.

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