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OLTL's Melissa Archer in new film with Eric Roberts!

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Missing One Life to Live’s Melissa Archer (Natalie) ?  Well, the talented and beloved actress has been on the set of an upcoming new movie filming on the Jersey Shore this week!  The film is called, West End, and according to ABC Soaps In Depth it is a mob/crime drama with a romantic twist.   In it, Melissa plays a love interest of a man who grew up the son of a mobster.

Film star, Eric Roberts who recently guest-starred on The Young and the Restless as Vance stars in the new film, and Neal Bledsoe (Ex-ATWT and GL) plays Archer’s love interest.   Melissa revealed why she took on the role stating,  “I like the script because it’s not your typical mob story, and yet it’s got a mob feel to it.  It’s so much about relationships.”

So now for the big question!  Will General Hospital bring Archer to the soap to keep the relationship between John McBain and Natalie alive?  Or, is it going to be a McBain/Sam pairing, and somehow Natalie is out of the picture, permanently?  Let us know your thoughts!

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Susan M.
Susan M.

That’s good news about Melissa Archer doing a movie at the Jersey Shore.. I have been to the Jersey shore plenty of times…But I live in Fl. now……………….I”m dissapointed Natalie is out of the picture and doesn’t look like she will be coming to Port Charles to be with John & their son Liam…………………………..I don’t like anyone else to be with John except for Natalie…They have that connection…And they have been threw a lot with each other..They have history together…………Im not sure I like John teaming up w/Sam……Sheshould stay w/Jason….I am not happy at all about this….Natalie & John belong TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s my feelings on this………….

Mary H
Mary H

I agree I want Melissa to come to GH. She belongs with John!

barbara t
barbara t

Susan m, As much as I would like to see Nat and John get together It might not happen. The last thing I want to see happen is having John mcbain never fall in love again, they keep talking on the phone all the time maybe that means something, They could always recast her, I know I hate change to. Then again maybe after this movie is done she could still end up in port charles. And maybe John and sam are brother and sister. Things are heating up on general hospital anything can happen At least we are not bored anymore.

Shirley Miller
Shirley Miller

I want Natalie & John together also. Can’t see McBain/Sam as a couple – brother and sister maybe – but NOT a couple!!! I have a feeling that Sam is John’s sister who he thinks Sonny has killed – she is alive and well – thank you GH writers!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

Anything is possible..But remember when Michael Easton played Calep the vampire and sam was the center of attraction to him….Sam keeps saying have we met before??? You could be right about them being brother & sister…That’s a very good guess………………………………….

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

Miss my JOLIE!!! Please MA come to GH. McBain/Sam pairing doesn’t do anything for me – would love to see them as brother/sister. MA say YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

Shirley Miller made the same comment about John & Sam being brother & sister..That would be something…………………………I prefer John with Natalie also…Can’t see anyone else w/John except Natalie…

Milo
Milo

Nice to see Melissa still working. Not sure about Natalie on GH since I think she deserves better than Mcbain, but she sure would pep up the boring monotony of the John/Sam scenes.

Frank
Frank

It seems clear to me that they have been laying the groundwork for her arrival from the beginning. She brings something new to the table at GH, and I’m looking forward to her arrival in (hopefully) six or seven weeks.

barbara t
barbara t

Your right Frank, HE is always on the phone with her If they wanted us to forget they wouldn’t bring up her name all the time. Maybe when she is done with this movie we can look forward to seeing her in Port charles.

Susan M.
Susan M.

That’s a possibility………………………….I want Natalie to come to Port Charles………….And with baby Liam…………………………..They belong together………Alway’s liked them as a couple…..Remember when they thought John was dead.,.But he was the burn victim ..I have that on tape…Saved it..Because I was broken hearted he was leaving OLTL…I’m glad it didn’t turn out that way……..

Chaz
Chaz

Nice that she has gotten to do a film role. I do hope that they bring her OLTL character to GH. After all that went down with Natalie & John and John finally being with her and Liam it would be a shame to just trash the relationship. I would have a hard time believing that John would allow a separation to come between he & his son and they would need to have an excellent reason for this to happen.

Susan
Susan

While I like MA and hope that she continues to find projects that will allow her fans to see her, I hope that she is not brought to GH. For many of us who are not Jason and Sam fans, the new potential pairing of Sam and John has brought much excitement and much needed change to GH. There is greater storyline potential with a new Sam pairing and a new Jason pairing than if they were to continue with Jasam and bring Nat over for John. Both “Jasam” and “Jolie” have had their happy and sad storylines played out on the screen for years now and no further amount of angst or happy will make either of these two couples more interesting (drawi in more viewers), to anyone except perhaps their die hard fans. For the majority of the viewers, it is more about the desire to have fresh storylines and growth for exisiting characters ie forward movement. For me (and I suspect many others as indicated in fan forums,fan boards, blogs etc), a continuation of Jasam and Jolie would be seen as yet another rehash of the same ole same and not signal the true change that fans have been holding out hope for. Fans want GH saved above all and history has shown us that coninuing with the status quoe (which is what Jasam and Jolie represent) has not brougt in the viewers.

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

If John/Sam are siblings there would be plenty of s/l – all new and exciting! FV and RC would make sure. I think there are more JaSam/Jolie fans than MCSam fans.

Moviegal
Moviegal

That’s a rumor started by a fan base on a very disreputable soap board. Repeating it enough times doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.

Susan
Susan

There maybe more Jasam/Jolie fans than Mcbam fans (honestly kinda doubt it at this point with so many Jsam fans jumpin ship, coupled with non Jasam / Jolie fans) but even if we go with your premis that still presupposes that there are enough of either to make a dent. Jasam / Jolie fans seem to often insinuate that they have “show-changing” numbers of fans when the truth is die hard fans in either only make up approximately 15% of total viewers. SBu has about 50 thousand twitter followers (same for KM)- sounds like a lot until you realize that this represents less than 2.5 % of the total viewers of the show…
Either way, Jasam,Jolie or Mcbam, it should be about wanting what is best for the show and not just getting to keep your couple at any cost…think about it. 🙂

barbara t
barbara t

I would like for them to be brother and sister. There could be a lot of stories with those two. The One life to live fans want john and natalie together and the general hospital fans want Jason and sam together. Me, I am a fan of both soaps and happily ever after is fine with me.

kay killgore
kay killgore

You know I have been seeing this all over the boards I thought John’s sister was dead? And Sonny was responsible I thought John only had a brother someone help me!

Emily
Emily

As of rgt now they have Jason, McBain, Sam and Liz on the canvas for the quad angst, etc…and if the writers knew for sure that MA, aka Nat, aka John/Nat would most def lower the ratings then I’d think they’d break’em up or whatever off camera by now. So there still is the potential that John and Nat may boost up the ratings, but as of now we don’t know b/c Nat is not on the canvas.

I’m not a all or nothing fav soap couple viewer. I just wanna see a couple w/chemistry on GH, as of now I’m not seeing it. It’s my opinion and I know ppl have their favs… etc. My hubby thinks this is all nuts and I relate it to sports teams, ppl r passionate and expressive about their favs. I just wanna see what happens w/ALL the players and have fun watching. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I agree with Barbara t. TOTALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Comment on 5/17 at 11:20 am……………………………………….

Lori H
Lori H

Well…if anyone remembers Michael Easton played Caleb the vampire on Port Charles his love interest was Olivia (Livvie) played by Kelly Monaco. That is why all the references to having known each other. I think they would be a great pairing. They had great chemistry then and have great chemistry now. If this was still OLTL I would say yes keep Natalie…but it isn’t.

Susan M.
Susan M.

They belong together John & Natalie………………………….I will never change my mind on this one……………….

Emily
Emily

I would LOVE to see MA on GH:) John and Nat’s storyline ended abruptly on OLTL b/c it was suppose to continue on PP. So I’d like to see them continue more as a family. They had a lot of wrenches thrown into their storyline towards the end of OLTL, so wanna see some more memorable stories. If MA can’t come and of course they have to move John along, fine. But I hope it’s a availability issue and not storyline dictated. I think there’s more story for John and Nat.

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

Agreed!

Emily
Emily

Hi Tali, nice seeing u on here:)

barbara t
barbara t

Every time I think of pp I get really angry, Because of them and abc/disneys fake saving of the soaps we got screwed out of good endings with All my children and one life to live, However, I was very happy to see that victor jr was alive and tied up some where.

Emily
Emily

Yeah, I think PP was a big ol’ruse. I wonder if they’ll leave Vic Jr. hang’n or what?

Moviegal
Moviegal

Sincerely hoping they keep Natalie as far away from Port Charles as possible. McBain’s character has received a new lease on life without that albatross hanging around his neck. The chemistry between McBain and Sam is off the charts – much stronger and more powerful than ME’s pairing with MA (who had the least chemistry of any actress I’ve ever seen him with). Send Natalie permanently off to England, and let John face the challenges of being a single father just like Mac did earlier on GH.

Lori H
Lori H

Absolutely!

SZima
SZima

I agree 100%. I WOULD like to see her for a couple episodes just to break her and John up and tie up the loose ends, but I think John and Sam are a good pairing and Sam needs a man who is accepting, no matter what. John seems to be that man and Jason most certainly is not!

Yoyo
Yoyo

ME TOO! keep natalie out of port charles!

Vickie
Vickie

Amen to that!!!

Zoe
Zoe

I have ZERO interest on seeing MA on GH, UNLESS it is to end her relationship with McBain and be gone again…permanently.

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

I hope Melissa Archer comes to GH. John and Natalie are so great together! Please bring MA to GH. John loves Natalie and Liam too much to have an affair with Sam.

OLTLFANBRUCE
OLTLFANBRUCE

I wanna atleast see Melissa. If John, and Natalie end, FV, and RC need to bring her on, and give us that conclusion.

Frank
Frank

Whether the end result is McBam or Jolie, RC will make sure the ride is wild! Can’t wait. Wish they’d announce it already!!!

Blake
Blake

So glad to see she is doing a movie. GH should bring her on there, she would fit in there really well.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Yes she would!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christy
Christy

sounds like “Nat” and her cousin “Star” were working on the same script – love interest for the son of a mobster! ha! I’d love for Natalie to come to Port Chuck, cuz then Vicki would have to come visit frequently to see Nat & her grandson! I’m tired of Sam knocking on McBain’s door. Running into him several things is one thing… but bringing him coffee so you can smell it and him giving her a bar a soap for her birthday… just seems like they are trying to hard to put them together. He’s on a timeline to get Sonny, he should ignore the knock at the door and get to work!

Sherry
Sherry

So happy for MA! Hope she continues to do more movies but GH is awfully boring right now and John I’m not enjoying without Natalie. Have decided to give up on GH and John for good a week ago. I gave it a chance, can’t do it anymore but if MA could be persuaded to join as Natalie soon I would definitely reconsider staying. Her character was such a lively, beautiful, firecracker. She would bring life to a show that needs it. I luv John with Natalie but I’m losing interest in him, then Johnny, or any other guy. I LUVVED all her pairings! Just get her there!

SiteAdvocate61
SiteAdvocate61

John is keeping his Natalie and Liam figuratively alive on GH. I say bring on the redhead.

barbara t
barbara t

Almost every other time we see him he’s on the phone with nat, and the baby is being brought up so its not like his family is being neglected, they are in touch, I like that.

Susan M.
Susan M.

It would be better if Natalie was there in person instead of on the phone………..

Joyce
Joyce

I, too, am happy for MA. I’ve never watched General Hospital; however, that will change the day she comes on.

Jan
Jan

Lets get Natalie on board with John on General Hospital .
This movie is nice for her but how many movies alike or not alike can you have.

Nancy M
Nancy M

I read some kind of crazy rumor that either Melissa or a recast will come. I want Melissa, who wouldn’t love her? I have no idea how long Michael Easton is staying with GH. I hope forever. GH is so exciting right now because really anything can happen. There are rumors about organ stealing. I have no idea and can’t wait for the surprises.

Moviegal
Moviegal

Michael Easton told TVGuide’s Michael Logan back in March that he signed a long term contract with GH. According to MA’s manager (who is also her father) on twitter, he has advised her not to take any more daytime roles. GH has already chosen those from the OLTL cast that they’d like to continue on in Port Charles – those actors have already been notified, and announcements are pending. The casting directors at GH are probably the best in the biz – and they know who will be able to perform to their standards and who won’t. Those that can add something to the show are already in the works.

emtk
emtk

I miss Natalie so much! It is completely unbelievable that John would be away from Natalie and Liam this long. However, if Natalie showed up pissed off that he’s been away this long and catches him with Sam – that would be interesting TV!! I still maintain Sam is going to end up being John’s sister somehow.

Rissa
Rissa

The real John would not stray from Natalie. John and Sam don’t work!
Their pairing didnt help save Port Charles from
Cancellation. I don’t think pitting tying them as a
Couple will being GH higher ratings. It hasn’t so far!

Lynn
Lynn

I think John/Sam are boring I think John/Natalie have so much more history and are able to bounce the humor of each other. When I seen John try to joke with sam it just fell flat. John needs to have somebody he can be able to have humor with and that is just not sam. Plus I hate to see him become a deadbeat dad. We went through a long drawn out reunion last year and deserve a chance to see them as a family. I know Natalie would bring in viewers currently not watching to preserve the happy ever after. And Natalie has a large fan base that have never watched GH those would start watching

Emily
Emily

So true!! That’s what got me hooked too, the history and humor. Sam’s reaction to John, thud city.

Chrissy
Chrissy

yes exactly!!

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

Absolutely!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

Natalie & John FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vicki
Vicki

I am so happy for Melissa Archer on her movie role! She is such a great actress and has one of the most versatile acting styles in the business. But I would love to see her come on to GH. She and John belong together. After all they went through to finally reunite and to have John finally find out that he’s Liam’s father, I think they should continue on as a family. They are so good-looking together, and I’m sorry but ME and MA have so much chemistry, it’s off the charts. I love Kelly Monaco but her character Sam has been boring me to tears the last few years and she still bores me. SO PLEASE BRING ON NATALIE to be with John!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Happy for Melissa Archer. I really miss OLTL. Natalie/MA was one of my faves. Would love to see her on GH.

Jim H
Jim H

Bring on Natalie and Blair and Jessica And Vicki!!!

barbara t
barbara t

Jessica will be on another show playing a shrink, I agree with you about Blair, Natalie, and my favorite Vicki, Roxy to.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Bo&Nora ……………………Rex & gigi……………….

Chrissy
Chrissy

please bring melissa to GH!!!!! it needs to be john and natalie!!!!!!

Gentry Ashomore
Gentry Ashomore

I have been watching soaps for 35 years. Not since Luke and Laura has there been a couple as fantastic as john and natalie. OLTL survived the last 9 years based on their amazing love story. I stopped watching GH when the Mob Took over Port Charles. GH needs to go back to its roots, dump Sonny, return Jason as a Quartermaine and bring on the Buchanans. There is no chemistry between John and Sam. Sam should be his long lost adopted sister. Natalie (Melissa Archer) is John’s soul mate, Just look at the eight years of clips on utube. John Mcbain would never leave Natalie and Liam after what they have been through. GH is destroying the integrity of John McBain if he cheats on Natalie and leaves her. It was sickening wjhen John was with Marty. Jolie fans are not watching GH because it’s just too painful. John and Natalie and Liam deserve a wedding and some happiness. I stayed loyal to OLTL because like Bo Buchanan, John McBain is loyal to his woman and through it all, Natalie (Melissa Archer) is the love of his life. Please bring on Melissa as Natalie and Rex and Gig as well as Victor, Blair and the rest of the Mannings as well as the Buchanans.
Combine them with the Spencers, Scorpios, Quartermaines and Webbers and then you have a show. Dump Sonny and the Zacarras. Even the Sopranos don’t dominate prime time any longer.

Shirley Miller
Shirley Miller

Congrats to Melissa Archer (formerly Natalie on One Life to Live) for successfully getting cast in a new movie – I am very happy for her. I still want her to come to General Hospital and be coupled with John McBain. I don’t see Sam (Kelly Monaco) and John as a couple – they don’t “fit” in my eyes. I see JaSam getting back together and Jason accepting Franco’s baby (if it really is his) as his own. I will be very disappointed if the writers of GH put John and Sam together – I beg of you – please bring Jason and Sam back together!!! You will make a long-time GH fan very happy if you do this – JaSam – that’s the way it should be!!!

Nancy M
Nancy M

Sounds like a recast to me. Oh well I love her but the story moves forward. This whole problems is ABC’s fault anyway. Bring back OLTL.

Yoyo
Yoyo

Jolie had their happy ending on OLTL and many non Jolie fans were sick about it! Time to move on. Time for John to interact with anyone else but Natalie. Barf.

Susan M.
Susan M.

No Way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!John & Natalie FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t see John with anyone else..There’s baby Liam…There are more stories for John & Natalie….More adventures………………………………………. It is not time to move on………..I don’t agree ………………………………………………………………….

Christie
Christie

Really hope Natalie goes to GH.. would love to have Jolie back!!! i heard MA finished the movie. so RC should grab her while he still has the chance cause i can c her working on another film very soon….

I miss Jolie n OLTL!!

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

MA’s Natalie needs to come to GH, John loves her like no other, anything with Sam would just be a cheap affair. I want to see real LOVE and ROMANCE! THAT is what will bring in the (female) viewers.

Nana
Nana

Bring natalie back . John look Cheap

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