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Nathan Fillion Talks His Start On OLTL On ‘The View’ With Whoopi Goldberg

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On Thursday’s episode of ABC’s The View, Nathan Fillion visited the show promoting his series, The Rookie.  But during the beginning of his conversation with Whoopi Goldberg, he talked about what he learned from his humble beginnings in show business as Joey Buchanan on the beloved One Life to Live.

Of course, OLTL fans recall that Nathan was involved in a romantic storyline with Llanview icon, Robin Strasser (Dorian) and played the on-screen son to another icon, Erika Slezak (Viki).

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Fillion shared about this time on One Life: “Everything I did and everything I do I learned on that show.  I never speak poorly on daytime … it was such a warm kind place to be.   I learned everything there.  I don’t know where an actor can go and work with people that have worked in the business for 25, 35, 40 years, and I had no idea what i’m doing …and they said, ‘no problem here is what you do’.  So, it was very good people.”

Goldberg also alluded to that she “missed the soaps” meaning All My Children and One Life to Live that shot right where they are in New York City at the ABC studios on 66th and 67th street.

Watch Nathan talk his early career and more with the ladies of The View below.  Then, let us know what you think about the sentiments he share from his time at One Life to Live via the comment section.

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Momo
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Momo

I loved that storyline with Joey and Dorian together. One of my faves. Not just on OLTL.

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We miss New York soaps too…but thats a bygone era and doubt they will come back…All My Children was far too gone when it ended…OLTL was good and ratings up when it ended…Prospect Park showed promise but like the Variety Show daytime soaps are a thing of the past-hold on to the last four as long as you can…hopefully prime time can revive them one day again…Peyton Place return would be nice…i can see Chloe Lanier as Allison Mckensie!!!///Knots Landing i miss too!!!

Kay
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Kay

He was the best Joey they never had a recast that was as good.

Momo
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Momo

So true.

Doniece Lacy
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Doniece Lacy

Joy made a mistake. She said “there are a couple of soaps left on other networks.” I guess she forgot General Hospital.

aria
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aria

so here’s what I got out of Nathan Fillion interview today on the view, whoopi claimed to miss the soaps, she didn’t specify which one and I guess doesn’t realize theres still 4 on network tv. Then Joy added to whoopi comment by saying theres still some “on other networks”. hello! maybe someone should let these two know that GH is on abc its the networks longest running show, now joy doesn’t come across as a soap fan but whoopi made herself sound real fake by saying plural I miss the soaps especially when 4 are still on the air,… Read more »

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Yeah, aria, I agree those remarks weren’t really thought out. Whoopi probably meant she misses the “golden era of soaps” as many of us do. But Joy seemed a bit dismissive, as if soaps are still there for the fools who can find them. I’d like to see her try and memorize umpteen pages of dialogue every day to do ONE TAKE on most scenes, working often in little corners of a studio posing as big rooms. Hats off to soap actors: the BEST IN THE BUSINESS. I’d like to see Ryan Gosling or some spoiled starlet pull it off.… Read more »

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Lol let’s face it folk’s, The Rookies got Nathan, it doesn’t need to be promoted on The View. Nathan was there to bump ratings for The View. Good to see folks are noticing how mediocre and ignorant Joy and Whoopie are…finally!

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I wish ABC would try to re-boot OLTL. There are enough actors from the show ( I would think ) that could be on the show to get it going again….

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Llanviewer717

Kudos to Nathan for speaking so highly of his daytime roots. He is so right. The New York soaps were such a fertile training ground for young actors.

I loved Nathan as Joey. He and Robin Strasser were great together. He is truly a very talented man to have worked so well with such seasoned icons as Robin and Erika Slezak.

Rodd
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Rodd

I always admire an actor who has made in in prime time or films and still talks with such fondness about their daytime roots. They are a truly classy breed. Nathan Fillion is one class act.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Maybe Whoopie meant that she missed the soaps as you would miss someone, or missed them, as not seeing them? Never the less, it was her loss. Nothing lasts forever, and we still have four left that I enjoy. I am glad M.F appreciates what he learned from them, as countless others have. Some people have always looked down their noses at the soaps and I’ve had friends and family over the years ask me if I’m still watching that stuff, to put it nicely. Just hope they last as long as I do.

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rose

I watched Nathan on The View. Nice to see him. Surprised they didn’t bring up “Castle” that featured other soap actors throughout the years making cameos on episodes. And besides OLTL, there were also my other favourites he was in…”Firefly”and as the not so friendly Preacher in “Buffy.”

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Soap Vet and ‘Selling Sunset’ Star, Chrishell Stause Dating DWTS Pro Keo Motsepe

On Wednesday, former All My Children, Days of our Lives, Y&R, and current Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause had some intriguing personal news revealed.  She is now dating Dancing with the Stars pro, Keo Motsepe.

Stause, who also competed on this season’s ABC ballroom dance floor competition, was rumored to have been dating her actual pro partner, Gleb Savchenko, when Gleb’s marriage to his wife dissolved.  Chrishell shut down the rumor mill on social media and let it be known that she and Savchenko were nothing more than good friends.

But instead, it appears Chrishell is linked to another dancer from the show … enter Keo.   As DWTS viewers know, Motsepe was the pro partner of another former soap star, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marly, Another World) during the just completed season of the show,.

The couple made their relationship official on Instagram with Motsepe, posting a pic on his account of him giving Chrishell a kiss on the cheek. and another subsequent post on his Instagram story..  Meanwhile, Stause shared a workout of the two masked-up.

Stause was previously married to former soap star and current member of the cast of This Is Us, Justin Hartley.  The couple divorced in 2019.

So, what do you think about the news of Chrishell and Keo as a couple? Comment below.,

 

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Emme Rylan On Her Final GH Scenes: “Laying There Emotionless While My Amazing Costars Cried Over My Comatose Body Was One of the Hardest Acting Challenges EVER!”

If you watched Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, you witnessed an emotional and heartbreaking episode where friends, family, and loved ones had to say their goodbyes to Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) before she is transferred to a long-term care facility to be looked after following her brain injuries and surgery which left her in a coma.

This was to mark the last scenes of Emme Rylan who has exited the series after being let-go.  In story, viewers watched as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and a grief-stricken Laura (Genie Francis) sat by Lulu’s hospital bedside telling her they will be waiting for her to wake up, as the agonize over the gravity of the situation.

On Wednesday, Rylan took to social media to tell her fans how difficult it was for her to tape those scenes, when she expressed: “Laying there emotionless while my amazing costars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges EVER! They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school (Thank u to everyone that noticed).”

In response former GH star Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) who also went through a similar on-screen situation when his character was killed-off tweeted back to Em: “I 100% agree and understand, haha.”

The episode gave  Genie Francis a fantastic palette to play and reminded everyone why she is one of the greatest icons of the genre.

So, what did you think of Emme’s statement on trying to get through those difficult scenes as played by her co-stars?  Share your thoughts below.

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Brandon Routh Joins Another OLTL Alum, Nathan Fillion, In New Role on ‘The Rookie’

It’s a One Life to Live reunion of sorts coming up on ABC’s The Rookie.  Brandon Routh (Ex-Seth Anderson) is joining the cop drama in a recurring role this season.

After his turn on CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, Routh will be part of the cast along with another OLTL alum, Nathan Fillion (Ex-Joey Buchanan), who plays series lead. John Nolan, the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department.

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According to Deadline, “Routh will play Doug Stanton, an eleven-year veteran of the LAPD, whose views prove to be polarizing at the Mid-Wilshire station.”

 

Brandon is currently set for four episodes with the possibility of a longer arc.

The new season of The Rookie bows on January 3rd.

So will you be checking  out the new season of The Rookie? Comment below.

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