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OLTL 45: Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser Discuss Their Emmys & Robin's Debut as Dorian!

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In honor of this week being One Life to Live’s 45th anniversary, MORE One Life to Live has a great sit-down interview with Llanview’s supercouple, Dorian and Viki, better known as Daytime Emmy winners, Robin Strasser (Dorian) and Erika Slezak (Viki)!

The two icons of One Life, discuss their Daytime Emmy victories, where Erika has won a record six in the Lead Actress field, and Robin has won once.  But as you will see, the ladies have good time with that one!

Later, Robin opens up about her very first day on the set, and how difficult it was for her to remember all the names of all the characters,  but Erika told her she would be very good in the part.   It’s an emotional, lovely moment that long time fans of the series will appreciate.

After the jump, watch two great clips of Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser dishing with each other … about each other! Then, share your thoughts on the on-screen chemistry between Viki and Dorian that has lasted for decades (and that has been so integral to the show),  and if you enjoyed these two clips from their new interview!

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MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Love these ladies and their characters. So happy to have OLTL back.

susan M.
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susan M.

Triple Ditto!!!!!!!!!!

Rodd
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Rodd

Totally agree! Classy ladies.

Brandi Bridges
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Brandi Bridges

This was the best MORE show yet! Who doesn’t LOVE Erika Slezak – throw in a little Robin and you have perfection! This dynamic duo is fabulous together and we cannot get enough of them! Can’t wait for more of them on the next MORE show! Congrats OLTL on 45 amazing years!!

Joshua
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Joshua

Agreed. Too bad they never get any screen time on “One TEENAGE Life to Live.”

Dennis
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Dennis

This weeks MORE show was fantastic! More of the interview next week!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

It made me wanting MORE…lol

ethel
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ethel

their chemistry has always been off the charts – as far as i am concerned they are one of if not the best super couple of daytime ever!

susan M.
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susan M.

I alway’s thought these two ladies are such good actresses ! Can’t get enough of Viki and Dorian.. They have had their moments when they do get along but when they don’t
watch out(KABOOM)! The fireworks will explode! Can’t wait till the new episodes start in August!

RICKIE
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RICKIE

I remember one of Robin’s first scenes when she took over the role: She was talking with Gwendolyn Abbott (who was being played by Eileen Letchworth, presumably filling in for Joan Copeland) in the Lord living/drawing room. I always LOVED Robin’s work, but I would by lying by saying I didn’t adore Nancy Pinkerton and Claire Malis in the part. (It was only until they resurrected the part of Melinda — then played by Jane Badler — that I adjusted to Claire.) Robin soon won me over — she infused Dorian with verve and energy, and it was great to… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Wow I really am old I guess for I remember Nancy Pinkerton as Dorian, and I thought she was superb but vacated the role when the producers only offered her a modest raise, and she had “worked her socks off” making Dorian an interesting character. Back then, you didn’t know for sure if Dorian was sincere or not. Nancy Pinkerton managed to keep the viewers guessing by keeping Dorian’s appearances somewhere between nice and not so nice. Claire Malis followed her in the role, her portrayal was all right but never overly impressed me. Today, Dorian is played much more… Read more »

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I’m right there with you. I remember Nancy Pinkerton and Claire Malis as well and definitely enjoyed their work. But, I have to say Dorian took on a whole new life with the advent of Robin Strasser. Robin has added so many layers and complexities to Dorian. You love her,. You hate her. You want to ring her neck. Then you feel for her because of her hurts and insecurities. With all due respect to the late Ms. Pinkerton and Ms. Malis and to Elaine Princi, no one can out Dorian Robin Strasser. Whenever Dorian and Viki are together, whether… Read more »

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Brad Schmidt Steps in Temporarily for Johnny Wactor on General Hospital

Temporary recasts have been a common occurrence on ABC’s General Hospital, of late, but they have kept the characters and actions going when the actors have to step out of their role for a short term due to a myriad of reasons.

Now comes word that actor Brad Schmidt temporarily is filling-in for Johnny Wactor in the role of Brando Corbin.

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Soap Opera Digest revealed the fill-in casting news in their latest issue on newsstands now.

No intel on what GH airdates Schmidt will be replacing Wactor in, but they should be coming up very shortly.

In his career, Schmidt actually appeared on As the World Turns and Guiding Light back in 2002, and has been seen in numerous primetime series including: Summerland, House of Lies and Yellowstone. 

Wactor started his run as Brando back in 2020 on GH.

Interestingly enough, Wactor’s on-screen lady love, Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) was recently replaced on-screen by her own sister, Helena Mattsson for a few episodes, and now it looks like the tables will be turned for Sofia acting with Wactor’s fill-in.

So, check out Brad on upcoming episodes of GH, and then let us know what you thought of him.  Comment below.

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Another World Alum and ‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dead at 67

In yet another heartbreaking death, motion picture and television star, Ray Liotta, has passed away at 67-years-old.

According to reports, Liotta was shooting a movie called Dangerous Waters in the Dominic Republic when he died in his sleep.  Jacy Nittolo, Ray’s fiancée had traveled with him.

Soap fans fondly remember Liotta’s soap start as Joey Perrini on NBC’s Another World from 1978-81.

Born on December 18, 1954, in Newark, NJ, Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami before coming to Bay City and Another World.

Ray’s impressive list of film credits includes: Goodfellas, Field of Dreams, Hannibal, the Silence of the Lambs, John Q, The Iceman, Marriage Story, among so many others.

He also set executive produce a series for A&E. a docuseries called the Five Families, about the dramatic rise and fall of the New York’s mafia’s families.

Liotta won a Primetime Emmy in 2005 for his guest stint on ER and was a two-time SAG Award nominee for the 2015 miniseries Texas Rising and 1998 telefilm The Rat Pack.

Ray leaves behind his daughter, Karsen.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the sudden death of Ray Liotta in the comment section below. But first, watch some scenes of Ray’s early days on Another World below.

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‘This Is Us’ Series Finale Scores 6.4 Million Viewers and 1.3 in Key Demo; Bests Since November 2020

Last night’s This Is Us series finale wrapped up the story of the Pearson family with a tender episode that saw the NBC drama nab some of its best ratings numbers since November of 2020.

According to NBC, the final was watched by 6.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the key 18-49 demo.  That marks the highest demo rating since November 10, 2020 and the highest total viewer count since November 17, 2020.

Throughout its six season run, This Is Us continued to be the top broadcast-rated drama every season.

In addition the grand finale also scored amazingly well all across social media, generating 1.5 million interactions across platforms from Twitter to Instagram.

So, what did you think of the series finale of This Is Us? Share your thoughts below.

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