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OLTL's Erika Slezak 40th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Video Interview!

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One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Viki) is a six-time Daytime Emmy winner! And at last night’s 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the soap legend presented the Outstanding Drama Series award, which was is the most prestigious and last award of the night, and as well now know that was bestowed by Erika to Days of our Lives!

Prior to her role as a presenter on the Emmy telecast, Erika chatted with Michael Fairman, who asked her of all the six Daytime Emmy wins, which was her most memorable?   You will find out, and with a very touching moment from Erika too.

In addition, Erika recalls being given the monologue about what soap operas mean to its viewers, which was part of the second to last episode of ABC’s One Life to Live. which earned the show Writing and Drama Series nominations last night.

Finally, Erika weighs-in on her thoughts on Prospect Park and the labor union being able to resolve the issues so that One Life can go back to production as scheduled in August.

Watch it after the jump, and let us know what your favorite Emmy win of Erika’s was? For more 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Red Carpet video interview with TOLN stars from All My Children and One Life to Live, click here!

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CJ
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CJ

Erika looks AMAZING!:)

Mitch Lopatin
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Mitch Lopatin

Erika represents pure class, sophistication and inspiration. Such a joy to see her interviewed!

susan M.
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susan M.

I totally agree with you!!!

heidi
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heidi

Love her dress… she looks so beautiful!!! Love her… she is one of the greatest ever!!! Great interview Michael and Erka!!!

ethel
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ethel

erika slezak is always so gracious, classy & elegant!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Bravo Erika as always. She is so honest and classy and so committed to her show and her profession. It is always a joy to see and hear her.

susan M.
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susan M.

Erika has alway’s been my all-time favorite on OLTL ! She is the heart & soul of OLTL. Without her it wouldn’t be OLTL plus I think the soap couldn’t go on if she weren’t there.

susan M.
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susan M.

Beautiful dress! Elegant!

mgb357
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mgb357

Always love to see the positive!

Erika Slezak is the best! She is a treasure..

On another note – it looks like they fixed the doors on OLTL.

They now open IN to Tea’s house – will be watching at La Buleigh.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Didn’t they have a tribute to AMC on last year’s show? Why wasn’t there anything for OLTL on this show? They would’ve had plenty of time if they had cut out that horrible singing! And Carrie Fisher was a waste of time too! They messed up the tribute to Monty Hall and they still went overtime!

CindyC
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CindyC

Wonderful lady and actress.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

As usual, Erika is the epitome of grace and class. Her father would be proud (is proud from heaven!). Love her positive outlook and her loyalty to Robin Strasser. My favorite emmy win for Erika will be NEXT YEAR! 😉

Trapper
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Trapper

GREAT interview!! Ms. Slezak looks amazing, and the questions were spot on! Thanks, Michael!

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

That was a terrific interview. She was one of the few presenters who appeared to know what they were doing on the Emmy Award show. She is my favorite on OLTL. I feel better about the future of OLTL and that the labor dispute will be resolved after listening to her interview.

k/kay
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k/kay

The reason she knows what she is doing is because she has been in the business and loves daytime. I wish that ABC would do the right thing and bring them back home I applaud PP for what they have done but it is still not the same. Erika did look lovely!

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Great interview with the Fabulous Erika Slezak!! She is such a classy lady and a Wonderful actress! Hope they get everything together so OLTL can start filming again! Look forward to more of it and Erika!!

General Hospital

GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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Linda Evans Joins the Virtual ‘Dynasty’ 40th Anniversary Reunion

Look who’s been added to the line-up of Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon Carrington) upcoming Dynasty reunion? None other that one of the iconic series most notable stars, Linda Evans (Ex-Krystle).

In a tweet on Wednesday, Samms shared: “OMG… Look who’s joining us for the Dynasty Reunion! It’s only LINDA EVANS.  I’m so grateful, but not surprised by the kindness of her heart. It’s to raise funds for research into Long Covid.”

On Saturday March 20th you can help raise funds for world-leading research into the global pandemic’s, Long Covid, which has gripped many who have come down with Covid-19, but are still feeling the effects of the virus months after their initial illness, and have developed additional medical complications because of it including: breathlessness, fatigue and muscle aches.

So, join Emma and Linda along with previously announced Dynasty stars: Heather Locklear, Jack Coleman, Catherine Oxenberg, Maxwell Caufield, John James, Pamela Bellwood, Al Corley, Gordon Thomas, Stephanie Beachem, Terri Garber and more for a virtual reunion brought to you by Coastal Entertainment.

For ticket info click here.

As soap fans know, Emma also plays Holly on General Hospital and when last we saw her, viewers found out she was alive and well but being held captive, but where o’ where? Samms taped the key scene from England last year.  Fans hope to someday see the pick-up of the story.

So, excited to hear Linda Evans is part of the Dynasty reunion? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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Dynasty

‘Dynasty’ Soap Vet, Geoffrey Scott Dead at 79

Actor Geoffrey Scott, best known as tennis pro, Mark Jennings, on ABC’s Dynasty has passed away at 79.

Scott died of Parkinson’s disease on February 23rd, just after midnight on the day after his birthday in Colorado, according to his wife who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter.

Scott had a long list of soap opera credits including: Sky Rumson on ABC’s Dark Shadows, Jeffrey Jordan on CBS’ Where the Heart Is in 1972, David McAllister on ABC’s General Hospital in 1989, and Billy Lewis on CBS’ Guiding Light in 1994.

TV fans also recognized Geoffrey from hundreds of commercials including as the ‘Marlboro Man’ as well as a sailor in Old Spice spots.

On Dynasty, Scott was brought into the show in its third season in 1982.  In story, Alexis (Joan Collins) brings Mark Jennings to Denver to bust up Blake (John Forsythe) and Krystle (Linda Evans), when she learned Mark’s divorce from Krystle wasn’t legal.

Check out this clip featuring Geoffrey Scott from Dynasty below where Mark tells Krystle they were never divorcedThen share your condolences and remembrances in the comment section.

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