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Terri Colombino talks new OLTL Role & ATWT Reid/Chris ending!

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As the World Turns favorite Terri Colombino (Ex-Katie) spoke with TV Guide for a preview of her new role of Aubrey Wentworth, the secret sweetheart of Joey Buchanan (Tom Degnan) on One Life to Live who will first be seen on November 29.  She also discusses the fan backlash to the ending of the Reid Oliver/Chris Hughes storyline that ended in tragedy in Oakdale.  Here are a few excerpts!

Colombino on if she hopes she will be vying for the attention of Joey with his ex-flame Kelly (Gina Togoni): “Oooh, I hope so! I love triangles, and I love Gina! I did my very first scenes with her. Kelly and Aubrey meet on the plane and start chatting it up, girlfriend-style. Kelly says there’s this guy in her life she’s finally realized is her true love and she’s going to tell him. And Aubrey talks about her man and how she’s going to Llanview to see him. Neither ever mentions the name Joey — but of course they’re both talking about the same guy!”

Colombino on ATWT sacrificing the gay character of Reid in order for the straight character of Chris to live and love and have a heart: “I had no idea about the controversy until after the show was off the air. I didn’t know people were upset but I can certainly understand it. They loved Reid and latched right onto him, and Eric is an amazing actor. I think they’re making it a sexual orientation issue — why does the gay guy have to be the only one who is not happy at the end? — but I don’t believe it was that at all. Chris’s heart condition and Reid’s death provided a huge and important story for the whole Hughes family. Look at the work Kathryn Hays [Kim] did — she’s going to win an Emmy! It’s understandable that people want everything tied up with a nice little bow. Everybody wants everybody happy, and Luke and Reid had developed such a great relationship. They were just starting out in life. I understand the disappointment, but I was surprised at the depth of it.”

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Michael
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Michael

Here we go again. Another former STRAIGHT actor/actress from ATWT basically poo-poo’d the show’s LGBT fans. Terri, you’ve just lost my respect. Don’t count on me catching you on OLTL, another show that basically crashed and burned a very promising gay storyline for the sake of their “straight” viewers.

If you end up without a job at OLTL, I hope to God you don’t end up on either B&B or Y&R. I’d FF through your scenes so fast, it’d make that blonde hair of yours end up somewhere else.

Brian
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Brian

I always thought it was the writers that wirte the storylines, not the actors. Is it fair to blame an actor or actress for the scripts they are given? I wish OLTL would bring back Oliver Fish, but won’t quit watch the show just because his character is off the canvus.

tahonia
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tahonia

It’s not the Gay/Straight issue-=-Chris is a HUGHES, and of course, they couldn’t kill off the last of the Hughes clan at the end of the show! No soapbox needed here to figure out why they had to do this……

Michael
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Michael

Well tahonia, they could have done away with Gabriel, Craig’s son. He was only on the show what, 4 months before it went off the air? That was an easily expendable character and knowing Craig’s penchant for screwing up his kids’ lives, this is one character that ATWT could have done away with. But to snuff out Reid and leave Luke grieving with no happy ending was absolutely uncalled for. No matter how much Craig has changed (which wasn’t much), this is one character that could have suffered yet another loss and he would have deserved it. And don’t give… Read more »

Stefanie
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Stefanie

They didn’t “have” to do anything. They didn’t “have” to make Chris sick. They didn’t “have” to kill off ANYONE. Chris getting better was in no way dependent on Reid dying, until the writers decided to come up with one of the worst story lines on the soap ever. I mean, really. Reid being unable to get his seatbelt off? And what, exactly, did Reid die of, considering every organ was in good enough shape to be be donated to someone else? And considering there’s many Hughes characters on the show, Chris is not the “last” of the Hughes clan.… Read more »

bottomchef
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bottomchef

At least Goutman, Wheeler and the TPTB at AMC have told lgbt storylines. You can’t say the same for Brad Bell, who owns B&B. That soap revolves around fashion and they have never had an lgbt char ever. Their racial minority portrayals are even worse. The most they have had black chars is during this homeless storyline.

mmc
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mmc

Teri is a great gal, but like the writers and TPTB she had no clue.For the love of God, the show was ending.There was no reason to kill Reid and leave Luke to grieve.And the backlash from the fans who loved Luke and Reid as a couple was like noything I had ever seen.Reid did not have to die….there was no reason.Van and Eric as Luke and Reid were so believable that in all my years of watching ATWT I never loved a couple as much as them.And the chemistry was so hot, hot , hot! I’m a straight woman… Read more »

Moviegal
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Moviegal

I’ve thought about this a lot – and I think the reason that they chose to keep Chris alive at the expense of Reed is that Chris is a core character from a core family. Reed, IMO, was very much like the character of Jack in Titanic – a noble, heroic and romantic figure who existed at one specific period of time for Luke (as Jack did for Rose), to show them the maturity and value of love and sacrifice. Reed had no ties on the canvas to anyone, he was a loner with no family, and it was thru… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

This show of 54 years was going off the air forever.There was no reason to kill Reid and leave Luke grieving.Everybody should have had a happy ending so we long time viewers could have remembered this show with happy thoughts.The sadness I feel for the Luke /Reid ending has truly destroyed all my happy memories of this show. And Reid was no longer a loner, he fell in love with Luke and they fulfilled each other.What a disgusting ending to a beautiful love story.Luke finally fell in love with a man and became a man because of it and Reid… Read more »

Karen (limeybird2)
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Karen (limeybird2)

all of the writers & actors of any show have to follow the same script & back whatever the EP’s decision is if they ever want to keep working in this industry. if they come out & say that it was a horrible decision & it shouldn’t of been done that way is probably labeled a troublemaker & not given roles. they also don’t have an emotional attachment to the characters like the fans do & as long as they get a scene that can be considered for an emmy they’re happy with it, hence the comments she made about… Read more »

bottomchef
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bottomchef

Nope limeybird2. The actors don’t have to back whatever their soap does if they want to keep acting in Daytime. Many soap actors have spoken in interviews against their own soaps either while they were on their soap or when they had left their soap. And many of these actors have returned to their soaps or landed other soap roles.

Michelle
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Michelle

I too like Terry as an actress, but she just doesn’t get it. Who cares about it providing an important story for the Hughes family. If Chris would not have survived, that still would have been an important story. I’m just saying that Luke & Reid deserved a happy ending just as the straight couples were given. Nancy’s death should have been more meaningful than it was. One death was enough. Why draw us into this great LuRe love story just give us such a tragic end. Don’t get me started on Chris and Katie having sex after only a… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

very well said!!!

Aubery
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Aubery

I think Teri is so full of herself!! By the looks of it Aubery is set to be Katie2.0 no thankyou one life to live. Mmm Teri I’m 100 % positive god had nothing with you getting this role rather the devil!! this would explain yr arrogance, feeling so self important, please those casting people knew who Terri was Jean Passinate is writing at oltl and I think the 10 other girls auditing were also just has entitled as you, I’m sure they were just as established as you are in the acting field!, look at list of actor’s that… Read more »

SKM
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SKM

Wow! “BITCH” MUCH?

Inga Dóra
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Inga Dóra

It is Reid not Reed

Aubery
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Aubery

Karen, you are correct, actor’s to a degree have to do a certain amount of liaring but this chick take the cake in the liaring department. Ooh I think Terri had an emotionally attachment to Katie, for a evey stupid thing Katie did, Teri always defendd her character’s actions, I remember when Mara won her first emmy. Teri had a lot to say about Carly, Carly fans ect….. Terri is full of B S! seriously the luke reed scenes were really hard to forget an she to was in middle of that sl, for most part of it. There are… Read more »

Aubery
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Aubery

its not fair to blame the actor’s, but as an actor you have a responsibility to how you answer questions put to you, in my book being humble goes along way. An in that interview Terri is anything but.

George
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George

Reid (out and out fan favorite character) was unceremonoiusly murdered to save Chris (a character with absolutely no rating with the fans). I am wondering if CG, JP, and ATWT would ever consider even the thought of killing a straight character to save a gay character, let alone actually writing such a story and airing it. I am extremely, extremely happy that ATWT bit the dust and is off the air. I sincerely hope that CG and JP will also bite the dust in each and every of their current and future (if any) endeavors.

George
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George

Now that JP is associated with OLTL, I hope that soap bites the dust ASAP. It would be a field day when JP is unemployed for the rest of her life. She, and her twin evil spawn, CG, emphatically destroyed LURE of ATWT in the most homophobic manner. It will be very well deserved if their careers are ruthlessly steamrolled.

big apple
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big apple

George ouch we would be left with no soaps as Chris Goutman is now working for Y&R!! His a show killer of sorts. I would have loved emmy winner Martha Byne on one life to live anyone other than emmy nominie ( for younger actress- mind you) Terri Colombino. I still can’t believe that she is so tacky in that interview, micheal fairman did such a good job of interviewing Terri, early this year what I will always Remember about that interview is a comment made to TC about a conversation he had with Austin about feeding his two kids.… Read more »

George
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George

Big apple: It is much, much better not to have soaps than have CG and JP be associated with any soaps. Those heartless beings do’nt have any respect or consideration for their loyal viewers and fanbase. Would you want your heart to be broken by those merciless morons with another LURE debacle like fiasco. My GF and me don’t. We are never going to watch anything in which CG and JP are associated. Thnaks for letting us know that cold-blodded CG is working with Y&R. We will definitely not watch OLTL and Y&R. We invested our time and loyalty watching… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

Believe me, as a long time viewer of ATWT shattered doesn’t begin to describe how i felt when Reid died and Luke was left to grieve.I watched Luke grow from a boy to a man ….he became confident, had a purpose in life, and really fell in love with Reid.Reid changed from a snarky know it all to a loving and even tender man when he fell for Luke.Just watching their smiles to each other, and the looks they gave to each other….and the kisses ,unbelievable.I stopped thinking of them as characters on a soap and only saw them as… Read more »

big apple
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big apple

george: i feel your pain.and thanks for the eye opener I was really p.o to hear that chris goutman was w/ yandr. considering what he did to atwt. i dont realy have time to watch y and r. when yu think of all the free time i have nt watching y an r or oltl. i thank god i rather spend that time in my garden enjoy the fresh air. takin a walk or hanging with my crew at the mall. i refuse to watch that twit teri or any of chris goutman work.

big apple
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big apple

Mmc, there isnt anything wrong in blabbing. i think it is great to get our points across. and view our opinons on the shows, actors good or bad.

mmc
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mmc

Hi big apple, maybe you missed the scene when Luke told Reid , ‘you’re babbling” not blabbing, but it was such a touching scene.And then Noah had to show up and they stopped what they were doing.but to tell the truth, i’m babbling and blabbing again.Some of us just can’t let the Luke / Reid story go can we? I know I’m guilty!

Nicole
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Nicole

Some of these comments are pretty harsh. I also hated the Reid ending, and to me it did feel like the gay characters were sacrificed so the straight characters got their happily ever after. That said, I’m not going to attack someone who doesn’t feel the same way as me. She has a difference of opinion; so what? That might make her naive, but not a bad person. It’s disappointing that some let their upset over the storyline make them want to bash those with a different view.

mmc
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mmc

I agree….everybody is entitled to their opinion and they really should be able to express it.I’m still sad that the show is gone but I think I could have accepted it if everyone got a happily ever after.I just hope all the actors go on to wonderful things, especially Eric and my sweetheart Van!!!

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