Connect with us

Interviews

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.

Click to comment
Advertisement

avatar
emtk
Guest
emtk

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

Brittaney Peacock
Guest
Brittaney Peacock

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
Guest
patti j jackson

ive been a loyal fan 40yrs its so so sad that Abc has canceled one life to live.im 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… Read more »

Margie Dalton
Guest
Margie Dalton

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

Heather
Guest
Heather

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… Read more »

Jim
Guest
Jim

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
Guest
Brian

Michael… congrats on your biceps ! I like them.

amanda
Guest
amanda

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
Guest
JJ

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
Guest
beachlover

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

iluvssw
Guest
iluvssw

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

Ronald
Guest
Ronald

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?

Vicki
Guest
Vicki

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
Guest
1loveabcsoaps

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… Read more »

Christie
Guest
Christie

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… Read more »

Demetria
Guest
Demetria

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!

Diane Thornton
Guest
Diane Thornton

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.… Read more »

Brian Greene
Guest
Brian Greene

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

Davin Nation
Guest
Davin Nation

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

Vicki
Guest
Vicki

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,… Read more »

Theresa Hendrix
Guest
Theresa Hendrix

I Hate you people who cancelled One Life To Live.

Barbara Mathiews
Guest
Barbara Mathiews

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!!!!

Interviews

B&B’s Kimberlin Brown and Tanner Novlan Talk on Sheila’s Motherly Love for Finn and the Next Move Against Steffy & the Forresters

The Bold and the Beautiful’s mother/son duo of Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) and Tanner Novlan (Finn) chatted with Michael Fairman during a virtual interview for the Michael Fairman Channel; about the return of soap super-villain Sheila to the CBS daytime drama series, and its impact on newlyweds Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Finn, and their newborn son, Hayes.

When daytime fans learned that Brown was returning to B&B, they were very excited to see back on-screen as one of the greats, who’s character has caused so much trouble for the residents in both Genoa City 0n The Young and the Restless and in Los Angeles on The Bold and the Beautiful with her various crimes, deceptions, and plots over the years.

Photo: JPI

However, this time, viewers learned that Sheila is the biological mother of good doctor, Finn and her entrance into the story (at the wedding reception for Finn and Steffy) threw disruption into the lives of the Forresters and for her the son she never-got-to-know that she gave up at birth.

During this entertaining and candid conversation, Kimberlin and Tanner reveal many behind-the-scenes tidbits including: what went down during the  taping of the scenes where Finn learns Sheila is his mother as she steps out of the shadows, the confrontation at the wedding when the Forresters learned this shocking bit of intel, how Sheila plans to continue to manipulate and weave her way into her grandson and son’s life, and how she sees her vendetta with Steffy as an off-shoot of her vendetta with her grandmother, the late Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery).

Photo: JPI

In addition, Tanner weighs-in on Finn’s apparent ignorance of Paris’ (Diamond White) growing attraction to him, how that might trigger a Sheila/Paris partnership, or the possibility that Sheila does the unthinkable and somehow gets Steffy hooked back on opioids, or makes it looks like she has. There were many theories bantered about, and the actors share their speculative thoughts.

Photo: JPI

Now below, check out the interview with Kimberlin and Tanner.   For more celebrity interviews make sure to subscribe and check out the Michael Fairman Channel here.

Then let us know, what possible plot do you think Sheila might concoct to get revenge on Steffy and the Forresters? Let us know your favorite part of our conversation with Kimberlin and Tanner via the comment section.

Continue Reading

Days Of Our Lives

Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

Continue Reading

Days Of Our Lives

‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

GH’s Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) chats with Michael Fairman about Britt being on the run with Jason, their burgeoning romance, working with Steve Burton and her other co-star and Britt’s diagnosis of Huntington’s Disease. .Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Laura Wright as Carly

General Hospital

Airdates: 9-9/10- 2021

Advertisement

Popular