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Nathan Fillion Talks His Time On OLTL Working With Robin Strasser & Erika Slezak On LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN!

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Former Castle star, Nathan Fillion chatted about his time as Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live this week on Live with Kelly and Ryan when he was a guest on their Niagara Falls episodes.

While talking about his start in soaps, and playing an on-screen romance with an older woman, Dorian, played by Robin Strasser, he noted that because of that storyline he was hit on as a young man by older women via letters sent to him at the OLTL studios.

Fillion, not only made mention of Strasser, but his OLTL mom, Erika Slezak (Viki) during his segment.

Robin Strasser, who saw Fillion’s appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan tweeted: “Nathan Fillion If I only have one life to live, I’m so grateful-I got to work with him! He’s a VERY special man-Star Quality/Quality Star.”

Watch Nathan talk about his remembrances working on OLTL after the jump.  Then let us know, do you remember the Dorian/Joey romance and affair, and how upset Viki was over it? Comment below!

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I Miss Him…

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I’m so happy Nathan mentioned his start at One Life to Live. Nathan did a great job as Joey. He’s so right. Working with Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser, if you’ve got an ounce of smarts, how could you possibly fail? I loved the Joey and Dorian storyline. It was shocking when it started. My reaction was the same as Viki’s in the beginning. As the story evolved, Joe grew into adulthood and Dorian grew to genuinely care for Joe. There was mutual care and respect between them for the rest of the series.

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Nathan Fillion is the only actor I have ever heard be so honestly appreciative of his soap background. I applaud his gratefulness and openness to talk freely of his OLTL experience.

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Hey, maybe he’s talking now because he wants to come on another soap. BTW, what’s he doing now that his primetime show is gone–and gone, perhaps, if we are to believe ANY of the leaked gossip about the in-fighting of the two stars (one of them, notably, Fillion himself), because he was a prime reason why it is gone. Too bad that egos can destroy such a beloved show. Professionals should be able to work together for the success of the show and to reward the loyal fans of the show. Look out for what you wish for; it might… Read more »

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Personally, I didn’t watch his prime time show “Castle” because I didn’t find his co-star likable. Nor did I see the chemistry between their characters. I’ve always thought maybe she was the problem star. I based my earlier comments on other interviews he has done in print and on TV. He got along with his previous co-stars. After all his “Firefly” and OLTL co-stars even appeared on “Castle.”

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I have liked Nathan in everything he has been in starting with Joey on OLTL. I don’t even know if they were using the term cougar yet back then. But especially Firefly, Serenity and a really bad guy, Preacher, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The there is Castle. One thing I really liked about Castle is that there were guest appearances of actors from his previous shows, including the soaps…with Susan Sullivan (Another World) playing his mother Martha Rogers. What a wise mom, diva flair she had. And as I mentioned under the Kassie return to Days story, maybe current… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I love Susan Sullivan–have since she was on the soaps. She, unlike others I could mention, seems the consummate professional. And now she no longer has a job on the primetime show we loved so much.

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Bruce

I loved this and Nathan has always shown his respect for OLTL and I love that.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Wish he had shown more respect for his own show. (Sigh!) Egos CAN and DO get out of hand, don’t they?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Does this ego thing seem like deja vu? Shall I again refer to ugly happenings by another “star,” namely one who left GH about a year or so ago–and who left other people’s egos on the floor–where he stomped on them with his petty tantrums. But Genie is thriving and looking more relaxed and radiant than ever with her fan base intact and her ego firmly in check. Brava, Genie!

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He was awesome as Joey especially when his mom, Viki, was having one of her breakdowns. He was also very good in the movie, “Waitress”. He seems like such a nice guy.

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What I remember most about that storyline is the way Dorian would lovingly (lustfully?) say, “Joe,” when everyone else was calling him “Joey.” I get it: she saw him as a man and wanted to use the more formal version of his name. But the relationship between Dorian and Joe brought out a tenderness in Dorian, giving her shades of grey — was it 50 shades of grey?!

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YES! YES! YES! & she always somehow elongated “Joe…”

Jamesj75
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Hey dmr!

It was fun stuff on OLTL! Good times… Take care, Friend!

dmr
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Love Nathan. He has always spoken so highly of his start in daytime. I remember when Dorian and Joey had their affair. WOW! That was before it was hot to be a “cougar.” Now, that was some great daytime, lunchtime television and storytelling. I miss those days, those stories. On another note, can’t stand Kelly Ripa. Sorry, just can’t. So fake.

Patricio
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I saw that episode and it was great that such a talented actor gave credit to his OLTL roots! He also had a small part in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN at that time also credited hid soap roots enabling him to cry on que!

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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to Guest Star on UK Soap EastEnders

Royalty is coming to the long-running Uk soap opera, EastEnders, in time for the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth on the throne.

In a special episode to air on June 2nd, and just before the holiday weekend in the UK for the Platinum Jubilee, Charles, The Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will appear in story for a street party scene about the jubilee.

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According to Deadline, The royal couple filmed their cameo roles back in March.

EastEnders cast member, Kellie Bright, who plays pub owner Linda Carter, and appears in the key scenes, shared on Charles and Camilla adventure on to the soap: “They didn’t really know what to expect.  I mean, it must have been nerve-wracking for them and completely out of their norm. So I just hope they enjoyed it as much as we did.”

The series EP Chris Crenshaw stated: “It was an extremely special day that will go down in EastEnders‘ history.”

So, what do you think of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall making an appearance on the popular soap? Comment below.

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Y&R’s Eileen Davidson and Beth Maitland Honored with 40-Year Milestone Celebration (PHOTOS)

This week, The Young and the Restless celebrated the milestone of two of their all-time favorite performers; Daytime Emmy winners Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Beth Maitland (Traci). The two actresses were honored for their 40th anniversary with the CBS daytime drama series.

Many of the cast, crew and creatives took a time out from production to pay tribute to their castmates and their contributions to the show, and their numerous dramatic and romantic storylines over the years.

 

Speaking at the event were Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) the on-screen brothers to both actresses, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) who had an on-screen romantic relationship with Ashley through the years, and Y&R’s executive producer, Tony Morina, among others.

 

Check out our photo gallery of some of the moments captured and share your congratulations to Eileen and Beth for a job well-don in the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Ashley or Traci moment over the years!

Peter Bergman salutes his on-screen sisters, Eileen and Beth.
B&B and Ex-Y&R star. Don Diamont, of course, was part of the festivities given his on-screen history as GC's Brad.
Eric Braeden shares some stories on working with Eileen and Beth.
Remember when Ashley and Victor were a romantic duo?
Cupcakes were the order of the day!
Y&R's Jason Thompson, Lauralee Bell and Christian LeBlanc were on-hand to celebrate Eileen and Beth's milestone.
Enemies on-screen, good friends in real-life ... Beth Maitland with Tracey E. Bregman.
Eileen Davidson strikes a pose with hubby, Vincent Van Patten.
Girls celebrating Beth! Kate Linder, Tracy E. Bregman, Camryn Grimes and Mishael Morgan.
It was a fun-filled and touching day for Eileen and Beth flanked by those who attended.
Peter Bergman salutes his on-screen sisters, Eileen and Beth.

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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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